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RocketCake 1.2

I had so much to do during the last weeks, I forgot to mention on this blog that I released version 1.2 of my free responsive website designer RocketCake. There are a few new templates in that version, improved master/client code support, support for radio buttons (somehow I forgot those, and no one complained!) and a few bug fixes here and there.

The editor is still only a few months out of beta, and already used by quite a lot of people. I'm quite happy about this.

The Android SDK Manager is now blatantly lying

A lot of people using CopperCube to create 3D Android apps suddenly complained that setting up the Android SDK for them newly doesn't work anymore. The Android SDK Manager would simply refuse to download the required API 8, and show a "Not compatible with Windows" status instead.
Which appears to be a blatant lie.

The SDK worked the last years before flawlessly, and apparently wasn't even changed since then. Actually, you can still download the SDK from Google's servers manually, and it will do it's job without problems.

With this strange behavior, it looks like Google simple wants to force developers to use their newer SDKs. And after all, no one is still using version 2.2 anymore, right? But looking closely into it, there are still around one million people using this version of Android! (source, source). Also, my customers are forced to use that version as well, so there is no way around it for me.

Update:: Looks like this was a bug in the SDK Manager, and Google has fixed it already. Nice!

How to get a free Steam key for CopperCube

Dear online journalist, game community manager, youtuber, streamer, and others. Thanks for requesting a free steam key, for you to review our 3D game engine on Steam. Unfortunately, we get numerous requests like these every day, and most of them are made by teenagers, gamers and similar, just trying to get a free steam key. For them to use themselves. And not for a review. Some people are really good at this, and using various sophisticated techniques, including faking a full website, just to get a free steam key. It is becoming increasingly difficult for us to check wether the request is valid, so please note: Sorry for the inconvenience.