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Blank Run Emulator Screen

Ok not sure what has happened, it has been working all morning but in the past 10 minutes I went to run the emulator from the Titanium Developer, but I get a blank grey screen…

  • I have tried going to the Edit screen and saving.
  • Creating a New Project and Importing the files from my project to it.
  • Reinstalling Titanium Developer

All with no luck? What has happened? I can get the screen when i start a fresh project with the default dir and files.

— asked November 23rd 2010 by Chris Johnson
  • bug

3 Answers

  • Accepted Answer

    I had this happen last night. I had cleaned out the build directory to get rid of old junk. I had to put back the platform directory. In my case, I was working on a Mac and the directory I had to create was PROJECT/build/iphone. I assume it would be PROJECT/build/android for Android. Untested on Windows.

    — answered November 23rd 2010 by Tim Poulsen
  • Chris, in my experience, these kinds of issues are often caused by incorrect permissions when, for instance, TiDev has been run as two different local users to launch the same project.

    What OS are you using?

    Are you using android? If it's iphone, then these steps will be similar, but may not be identical:

    • close your emulator
    • rename your build directory (so that you have it as a backup) and then create a completely empty build directory. (the files the original contained will be recreated when you boot the app)
    • in your /tmp, temp, or "Temporary Files" directory, there is a directory called android (or iphone). Rename this directory. (it will be recreated when you boot the emu)
    • click the Edit Profile / Save Changes button (to force a full build, although this ought to happen anyway)
    • boot that project app/emu

    I have other suggestions, but I'd like to know which part of the process works. Hence, would you give me feedback and, if need be, I can post some more.


    — answered November 23rd 2010 by Paul Dowsett
  • Ok after a restart of my Mac Book Pro it is working again…

    — answered November 23rd 2010 by Chris Johnson
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