The mobile app crashes sometimes when a certain program is stopped


SP4CEBAR 2022-07-01 09:53 (Edited)

This program causes the NX app to crash sometimes, it may also happen on the PC version. Most of the time this program is waiting for user input (using the INPUT command), my theory is that there's some NX process that may not be terminated, and when the program is stopped at the wrong time, NX crashes.

I just wanted to report it, just for the record, not to stress Timo out

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-01 14:08 (Edited)

One more thing I should mention, sometimes when the program is stopped the tokens indicator and the ROM indicator show question marks as if the program can't be compiled, but when I hit play, it runs fine, usually when the program exists the next time, the tokens and ROM indicators appear normal, this likely has something to do with the aforementioned crashes

was8bit 2022-07-01 17:19

What is your ios?

I am using 15.3.1 on my ipad and am not getting any issues...

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-01 17:56 (Edited)

It happens sometimes, usually it's fine, when I'm working on it I run and close the program a lot, it probably happens on your device too, just open and close it like 20 to 40 times

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-01 17:57

It've got an iPad 6 with iPadOS 14.4.2
It looks like I forgot to update in a while

was8bit 2022-07-01 19:16

Sometimes older versions can cause quirky things to happen ;)

was8bit 2022-07-02 06:03

All of these games can be played on most any mobile phone:


SP4CEBAR 2022-07-02 07:58

You mean, because of the narrow aspect ratio of the screens of most phones nowadays

was8bit 2022-07-02 16:03

Yes, and also because i only use TOUCHSCREEN, as gamepad only works on IOS devices

was8bit 2022-07-02 16:05

I've extensively had people I know test these on their non-apple phones, and all have played ok :)

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-05 12:17

I've just updated my OS, We'll see if it helped

was8bit 2022-07-05 14:32

(Crossing fingers for luck)

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-05 15:27

It just crashed

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-05 20:52

I love all the little convenient features in this new OS, like pull to refresh in safari

was8bit 2022-07-05 21:40

Hmmm... I've not been able to reproduce the crash

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-05 23:06

It may be something with the mobile app
It would seem to crash once every 20 exits
Either way, the crash chance just seemed to go up: to two in three (could be pure chance but there may be other factors), I got really annoyed so I added a "QUIT" command to my DOS CLI, and... it would crash again (I had to remake the quit command because it wasn't saved yet)
This means that it isn't the "INPUT" command, but rather the keyboard being on on the mobile app

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-06 10:02 (Edited)

I did some tests:
I made a program with "KEYBOARD ON", I made another program with "INPUT T$", I opened and closed both over 50 times each, both didn't crash

Then I opened and closed my DOS program, I immediately felt that it takes a bit longer to start because of its size, either way, it crashed the 6th time I closed it

To reproduce this: use an IOS/iPadOS device, save the program to "my programs", and open and close it

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-06 10:08

I think the crash is caused by closing a big program while the keyboard is on on mobile

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