Distributing your games (making a .love file)

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by Robin » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:41 pm

Luiji wrote:I KNOW IT IS A COMMAND LINE. Oops, sorry for the caps.
We need a facepalm emoticon, especially for you.
Help us help you: attach a .love.

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by bartbes » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:43 pm

Robin wrote:
Luiji wrote:Something very facepalm-y
We need a facepalm emoticon, especially for you.
Seconded.

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by Chief » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:44 pm

bartbes wrote:
Robin wrote:
Luiji wrote:Something very facepalm-y
We need a facepalm emoticon, especially for you.
Seconded.
Thirded. :crazy:

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by vrld » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:23 pm

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by Robin » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:27 pm

> take gun
You take the gun.
> use gun on vrld
You shoot vrld.
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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by Luiji » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:45 pm

You're taking up this entire page with off-topic discussion. I thought that was my thing! :ultraglee:
Good bye.

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by bartbes » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:03 pm

@Luiji: Get back on topic! :crazy:

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by zac352 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:11 pm

Chief wrote:
bartbes wrote:
Robin wrote: We need a facepalm emoticon, especially for you.
Seconded.
Thirded. :crazy:
Tetraded?... :huh:
Hello, I am not dead.

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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by Robin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:11 pm

zac352 wrote:Tetraded?... :huh:
Luiji was the previous you. Except you are improving, while Luiji just disappeared.
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Re: Distributing your games (making a .love file)

Post by Synok » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:25 am

We could make a program for doing this for you, but that is for the LÖVE IDE, planned to be released in March 2142.
Create a text file, rename to .bat and simply edit it with;

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echo off
cls
rename run.synok run.exe
echo ---------------------
echo game starting     ...
run.exe main.zip
echo running OK!
echo ---------------------
rename run.exe run.synok
rename main.zip main.synok
Save and run. You can change the .synok to anything you like, like your alias, if it is one word. Starting this in fullscreen will not reveal what game engine you use if you use LÖVE for commercial purpose (which I believe is OK) because when you exit the game, it automatically renames the files back, hopefully when you are back to windows.

Edit - The "Run.exe" is simply the player, the .exe which reads the scripts and data files and the .zip file is, what you should know, the data file containing your data. Good to know for those not too familiar with doing this manually.

Edit 2 - There is also programs to convert .bat files into ordinary .exe files, so "InsertGameNameHere.exe" will be available.

LÖVE!

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