Microsoft getting very picky for store submissions

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Post » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:45 pm

Hi Guys,
I've submitted a game to the win store, which has been rejected twice because the testers were dissatisfied about the snapped view. Bizarrely, I used the same default snapped view that I used for my previous game.

I also noticed they picked up on a few other things that they completely ignored for my last game.

Anyone else getting these annoying issues with MS now? I guess it's possible I've had the misfortune of getting a particularly retentive tester :/

Sadly, this means I miss out for the Win8 compo, but ah well them's the breaks.
EH

p.s. Here's the most recent suitably vague report - no definition of "instability"

Notes from Testers:
A:: When reviewing the app, our reviewers observed instability issues when using snapped views with this app. More information on snapped views can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465371.aspx
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Post » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:49 pm

@EyeHawk if you PM me a link to a build I'll be happy to have a look at the snapped views. We failed a couple of times before so have had some experience with appeasing the testers.
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Post » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:04 pm

@thehen - you are the coolest - thanks! I'll pm you a link in just a moment...
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Post » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:52 pm

@EyeHawk I had a look. The game's awesome, it would be a shame if it didn't make it in time for the Windows 8 competition.

The only thing I can think of is that the game doesn't pause when in snapped view. So you'll be in snap view and it says 'Please go full screen to continue playing' when gameplay is still continuing behind that message.

Hopefully that helps.
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Post » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:32 pm

@thehen - thanks for checking it out - I've set the game to pause in snap view now. Hopefully that is what those guys meant by 'instability issues'.

Wow, if that's the case that's probably one of the worst red herrings I've ever seen in a defect report. In fact that is one of the poorest, vaguest, laziest defect reports I've ever seen.

We should send them to the Scirra bug forums to see how it should be done!
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Post » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:17 am

@EyeHawk I see it's been certified. Congratulations!

Was the issue I raised a problem in the end?
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Post » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:09 pm

@thehen - thanks!
It must have been - that was the only thing I changed. Fortunately they turned it around pretty quick.
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Post » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:51 pm

@EyeHawk Great stuff! Pleased to hear it worked out for you.
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Post » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:53 am

Hi @thehen , you know so much about Snap View on Windows 8 Apps?

I'm also have a little problem with this. :(

Can you provide us a sample .capx or sample code (html, javascript, or css) for implement this (Snap View)?

Thanks before :)
Enlik Tjioe
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Post » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:00 am

@kenli - take a look at the Metro plugin from iunkn. It takes care of snapped view for you:

http://c2metro.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/scaling-for-various-screen-sizes-in-windows-8/
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