Black Squares in place of sprite images on Mobile in a Phaser Game

I am working on a new game which worked fine on desktop but the moment I opened it on Mobile, I was surprised to see black squares in place of sprite images in the game. After some troubleshooting it turned out that the tile sprite I was using in the game was quite long (around 4000 px) which mobile was not able to handle so the fix was to distribute the tile icons to multiple rows (I kept the width around 1200 px this time) which fixed the issue. Now everything looks just fine on mobile as well. Go Phaser..

Path must be a string. Received undefined

It has been a couple months since I last used Intel XDK and a lot has changed since. I just tried to compile a demo HTML5 + Cordova Android app which was exported using Intel XDK version 3987 and got the following error while trying to add android platform to the app using cordova command line. To see how compiling is done, check this blog post. Discovered plugin “cordova-plugin-whitelist” in config.xml. Adding it to the project Installing “cordova-plugin-whitelist” for android This plugin is only applicable for versions of cordova-android greater than 4.0. If you have a previous platform version, you do *not* need this plugin since the whitelist will be built in. Saved plugin info for “cordova-plugin-whitelist” to config.xml Error: Path must be a string. Received undefined After this error you wont be able to compile the APK. Some research on google got me to this thread which eventually worked. To fix[…]

Failed to remove a plugin from Intel XDK

In the latest Intel XDK version 3987 I was not able to remove the third-party plugins from HTML5 + Cordova app. Whenever I try to remove a plugin, it failed with the error message Uh oh! Path much be a string. Received undefined I found a workaround @ Since Intel XDK is no more into development phase, I think this is the only way as long as this works. Steps are simple. Go to development tab and expand plugins folder there. Delete the third-party plugin and all dependent plugins. Also, delete fetch.json. Then go to Projects tab and delete the plugin from there under Plugin Management. Finally restart XDK.