[SOLVED]Need Help Please?


(Phil Graham) #33

I’ve deleted everything. I’m out of the house at the moment, and will try a little later.


(Mike McRoberts) #34

OK. Good luck. Let us know if you need any further help.


(Phil Graham) #35

I’ve had a few ideas.

  1. Port the games that use the Arduboy 2 library to use the original Arduboy library.

  2. Put the games into Crait’s launcher

  3. Make a YouTube video of the process to install Arduboy 2 library games onto an Arduboy using a Windows 10 PC, As most video tutorials all use Mac.


(Mike McRoberts) #36
  1. This won’t happen. Arduboy 2 library is the next generation of the library and the original Arduboy library is being phased out. Developers are moving over to the Arduboy2 library as it is smaller, more optimised and has better functionality.

(Phil Graham) #37

Aww OK.

I can load stuff on the arduboy original library, but I’ve been having trouble loading up arduboy 2 stuff.

I still don’t understand the process to load up arduboy 2 library games.

Do I?

Choose the Arduboy 2 library in the Arduino ide via choosing file the preference?

Do I add arduboy 2 and tones in the sketch? This is what I don’t understand.


(Scott) #38

You don’t have to do anything special for games that use the Arduboy2 library. It’s not you that’s selecting what library to use, it’s the game itself.

You just have to install the Arduboy2 library the same way that the Arduboy library is instaled:
By using the Arduino IDE’s Library Manager. You do that by following Step 2 in the Quick Start Guide or by following Mike’s instructions above.

Once you’ve done that, you don’t have to touch anything else.

A game will then automatically find and use Arduboy2 if that’s what it has been programmed to do.


(Phil Graham) #39

When I thought i’d done it, The Arduboy rebooted but came up with a blank screen.

I’ve just got home so I will download and install the Arduino IDE.


(Scott) #40

Please try to follow the Quick Start Guide closely. If you can get through Step 3 and successfully open and upload an example sketch, such as ArduBreakout, you can then try to install other games by following the Adding Programs guide.

If you don’t understand something in the Adding Programs guide, please ask and we will try to explain it in more detail.


(Phil Graham) #41

in the original Arduboy library there was a master file. Does Arduboy2 library use a master file as well?


(Scott) #42

You shouldn’t have downloaded and installed a “master” file even for the original Arduboy library. Doing that was incorrect. Libraries should be installed using the Arduino Library Manager, as has been stated to you repeatedly.


(Phil Graham) #43

Before I used the master file I could never get anything to load up, when I used it I could get it to load the games no problem on the original library.


(Scott) #44

Because you were trying to install games in the wrong place. You shouldn’t have had an Arduboy folder on your desktop. Games are supposed to be installed in the Arduino sketchbook folder. That’s why I said follow the Adding Programs guide and ask if you need help with that.


(Phil Graham) #45

where do I find the sketch folder?


(Scott) #46

With a freshly installed Arduiino IDE it will be the Arduino folder in your Documents folder (and please don’t change it). This is all described in the Adding Programs guide.


(Phil Graham) #47

I will have a look later. I’ll get my Mrs to have a look as she’s got a better understanding of file paths.


(Mike McRoberts) #48

Phil I really think you are turning a simple task into something very complicated by NOT following the Quick Start Guide and trying to do it your own way instead. If you simply followed the guide, step by step, carefully, and without skipping any parts, you would have a working Arduboy by now.


(Phil Graham) #49

My wife has followed the guide step by step and she’s a lot brighter than me, and she can’t do it either.

we keep getting this error message: Arduino: 1.8.1 (Windows 10), Board: “Arduino Leonardo”

C:\Users\philg\Documents\Arduboy Games\YouWontSurvive\YouWontSurvive.ino:12:21: fatal error: Arduboy.h: No such file or directory

#include <Arduboy.h>

                 ^

compilation terminated.

exit status 1
Error compiling for board Arduino Leonardo.

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.


(Mike McRoberts) #50

You have not installed the Arduboy library again. Follow the guide step by step please. Clearly you are not.


(Phil Graham) #51

Do you mean this?


(Mike McRoberts) #52

Is that the method for installing the libraries in the Quick Start Guide?