Robin Fischer

Game programmer that wants to share and document.

Automatic Gitlab Pages SSL Certificate Renew

TL;DR: Automatic updates of the certificate are definately possible but some setup is required and you have to be careful how you manage the access rights to the runner

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Unity native call reference

TL;DR: A lookup reference for the most common native calls on Android and iOS.

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Unity Behaviours in DLLs

TL;DR: Unity uses a special way of referencing Behaviours that are compiled inside of an DLL. Unity saves a special fileID inside .prefab and .asset files that is constructed from the namespace and name of a Behaviour. Read the complete article to find out how the fileID is calculated and how to solve occurring issues.

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Run Unity Personal inside a Docker container

TL;DR: For in-depth info skip to next paragraph. Use the ready baked images available on DockerHub or follow the steps beneath to create your own activated Unity Linux on a Docker image.

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Additional link.xml definitions

Some undocumented features of the link.xml file used by Unity3d

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Automatically let Unity copy files to Android APK 'assets' directory

TL;DL; For more info skip to next paragraph. Create a ‘assets’ directory in “Assets/Plugins/Android” to let Unity automatically copy all containing files to the APK ‘assets’ directory.

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Use 'Format' versions of methods to reduce string.Format() calls with help from Resharper

TL;DR: For in-depth info skip to next paragraph. To reduce unnecessary string.Format() calls use Resharper custom pattern to get hints if there is a ‘Format’ version available. The custom pattern allows automatic optimization of the code.

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Converting .pdb files to .mdb for Unity3D.

TL;DR: For in-depth info skip to next paragraph. Use the standalone pdb2mdb.exe converter: "<PATH_TO_EXE_DIR>\pdb2mdb.exe" MyAssembly.dll to create MyAssembly.dll.mdb from the MyAssembly.pdb which must be in the same directory as the DLL. Optionally if VSTU are installed you can import the DLL and PDB into Unity to generate the MDB file from Unity.

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