How to save a simple file on android

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By yesyoor

I am trying to save a simple .txt or .csv file to android and find no way to solve it.

What I tried in Godot 3.2.1

  1. Adding permission request to AndroidManifest.xml manually then
    1.1 - going through a FileDialog, for which an unresolved issue exists on Github
    where it won’t show any files and paths are only editable though entering it manually
    1.2 - using attempt - which results in a chrash

If I print out OS.get_user_dir() I get smth like data/data/com.xxxxx.yyy.files
I believe that the path is wrong. “user://” leads to the same path

  1. tried adding permission requests through the export GUI then
    repeated all above steps

Still no file gets written.

What I tried in Godot 3.2.3
-Same as above in the second approach, not touching the AndroidManifest manually

All approaches lead to:
→ Permission requests always show up on android inside the app settings and also pop up when I ask for them during runtime.
→ the app works but no file gets stored and the path is always data/data/…

I read about compiling the project to use a custom build. When I follow the steps it crashes upon build with the error message: gradle unable to start, some class error
“unsupported class major version 57” I think my gradle version is too high.

SO how can I debug Android on Godot to see the log?
How can I downgrade gradle and which version is needed so I can make a custom build?
Also, how can I import it to Android Studio. If I select the gradle.settings file (which is empty besides a comment) it would tell me it is not a gradle project and misses the above /android folders

not user.//filename but user://filename not one dot but double dots “:” after user!

leone | 2020-10-05 16:50

I used “user://”

yesyoor | 2020-10-05 20:09