Auto update and deploy a build on the BlackBox Hub

Overview

As a build distribution app for Developers, we want to make BlackBox Hub easier for our clients to use.

Previously, the automatic update option in Settings did not allow you to update specific builds in a specific channel. To overcome this, we have added the Config Auto feature in the BlackBox Hub which allows you to activate the Auto Update and Auto Play features for the specific channel that you want.

These features are currently available for Windows, Xbox one, XSX only. Others will follow soon.

The following instructions will guide you through setting up the configs.

Instructions

Auto Update and Auto Play for Windows

You can use the Auto Update option to automatically update the game on the selected card if there are any updates to the game. Auto Play will instantly play the game after the update is finished.

Follow the steps below to use the Config Auto feature to activate the Auto Update and Auto Play features for Windows:

  1. Subscribe to a Windows channel. See https://blackboxdocs.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BBxD/pages/1966931971

  2. Download the build from the subscribed channel.

  3. Click on More options (…) on the channel.

  4. Click on Config Auto from the drop-down menu.

  5. Tick the Auto Update option.

  6. You can tick the Auto Play option as well. If you do, select either

    • Use Default launch argument

    • Custom Launch Argument.

  7. Click on Save.

  8. As an admin, developer, or QA, you can go to the Build Channel page to change the game in the Windows channel.

  9. The selected Windows channel will be updated automatically.

  10. After the update is complete, the build will play automatically.

Auto Update and Auto Deploy & Play for Xbox

Follow the steps below to auto update and deploy for Xbox:

  1. Subscribe to an Xbox channel. See https://blackboxdocs.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BBxD/pages/1966931971

  2. Download the Xbox build.

  3. Click on More options (…) next to the channel.

  4. Click on Config Auto in the drop-down menu.

  5. Tick the Auto Update option.

  6. You can tick the Auto Deploy & Play option as well.

  7. Click on Save.

  8. As an admin, developer, or QA you can go to the Build Channel page to change the Head of Build from the subscribed Xbox channel.

  9. Click on Save.

  10. The selected Xbox channel is updated automatically and the download runs.

  11. When the download has finished, the update to the selected Xbox channel is deployed automatically.

  12. When the update has been deployed, the game will play automatically.