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AIR 15 breaks GPU rendermode on Android Lollipop?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2014

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It seems that regardless of the renderMode settings in application.xml, AIR is always forced to CPU when displaying our game. This happened quite recently when we decided to test a newer version of the Android 5.0 developer release.

Note that performance is correct on one of our other apps using Stage3D, so this must purely be a GPU/CPU mode thing, with Direct not being affected when applicable.

Test device: Nexus 7 (2013, Razor)

OS: Android 5.0 (build LPX13D, August 16th)

AIR SDK: 15.0.0.302 (as available as official download) as well as latest AIR 15 Beta (Oct 22, 2014)

Fix: reverting back to AIR SDK 14 solves all performance problems and seems to run in GPU mode correctly. Also, older Android versions seem unaffected, it's strictly Lollipop.

Is anyone else running into this?

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AIR 15 breaks GPU rendermode on Android Lollipop?

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Oct 23, 2014

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It seems that regardless of the renderMode settings in application.xml, AIR is always forced to CPU when displaying our game. This happened quite recently when we decided to test a newer version of the Android 5.0 developer release.

Note that performance is correct on one of our other apps using Stage3D, so this must purely be a GPU/CPU mode thing, with Direct not being affected when applicable.

Test device: Nexus 7 (2013, Razor)

OS: Android 5.0 (build LPX13D, August 16th)

AIR SDK: 15.0.0.302 (as available as official download) as well as latest AIR 15 Beta (Oct 22, 2014)

Fix: reverting back to AIR SDK 14 solves all performance problems and seems to run in GPU mode correctly. Also, older Android versions seem unaffected, it's strictly Lollipop.

Is anyone else running into this?

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Oct 23, 2014 1
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Nov 14, 2014

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I'm totally getting this on my Nexus 5 with Android 5 OTA. The 3D context can't be created !

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Nov 18, 2014

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Has anyone found a solution to this?  Am seeing it on Nexus 9, Android 5 and AIR 15 as well.

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Nov 18, 2014 0
Adobe Employee ,
Nov 18, 2014

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Hi guys,

Can you try with our beta that will be out later today?  From my notes, this should be fixed.

Thanks,

Chris

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Nov 18, 2014

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Yes, that's the AIR 16 beta, correct?

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Nov 18, 2014

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Correct.  Should be out in the next hour or two.

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Nov 18, 2014

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Can you try with today's beta?  I've also been informed that this should have been fixed in our 15.0.0.356 build released last week.

Thanks,

Chris

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Nov 18, 2014

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Hi Chris!

For me everything is working again with 15.0.0.356 build.
Thx a lot for the fast fix!

Thanks,
Stefan

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Dec 19, 2014

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Hi Chris!

I have same problem on my Nexus 7 (2012) (Android Lillipop) even with AIR 16.0.0.250 - all animation slow down in GPU mode

But it`s all work`s fine on SDK 14.0.0.178

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Dec 19, 2014

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I am getting similar complaints with the older Nexus 7.

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Dec 19, 2014

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Could you please open a new bug report on this over at bugbase.adobe.com?  When adding the bug, please include a sample project and details on the device we should test against.  If you'd like to keep this private, feel free to email the attachment to me directly (ccampbel@adobe.com). 

Once added, please let me know the bug number and I'll ask the mobile team to investigate.

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Dec 20, 2014

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i have already open new bug report on this issue with simple project file :

Bug 3913464 Updated: Adobe AIR 15-16 slow down my animation whith Nexus 7 (2012) (Android Lillipop)

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Thanks for adding that.  It looks like the team has been able to reproduce the problem and is investigating further.

Chris

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