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

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:28 pm
by bartbes
Didn't know for sure if it worked, but apparently it does. (I was one of the people suggesting using cat) Though if I were to do it myself I might statically link with some of the dependencies first.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:33 pm
by Garotas*Gostosas
Jasoco wrote:I just tried that trick of simply adding .love to the end of a folders name and it worked perfectly when I double-clicked it on my Mac.
thanks a lot! thats genius! its faster then always select all files, zip it, rename it... :D

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

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:38 am
by Jasoco
Garotas*Gostosas wrote:
Jasoco wrote:I just tried that trick of simply adding .love to the end of a folders name and it worked perfectly when I double-clicked it on my Mac.
thanks a lot! thats genius! its faster then always select all files, zip it, rename it... :D
Remember that the trick only works on OS X. If you send it to a Windows user, they'll end up with a folder.

I use the trick during testing so I can double-click it to open it but still edit the files inside.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:00 am
by Robin
Jasoco wrote:Remember that the trick only works on OS X. If you send it to a Windows user, they'll end up with a folder.
On Win and Linux you can still use the folder with LÖVE. Well, ok, you can't double-click, but I usually open a terminal window for testing anyway.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:05 am
by Jasoco
I'd say for finalizing, do the zipping. But I'll use packages for the development phase. :ultrahappy:

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

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:33 pm
by sauer2
So if i understood you right it is possible to pack the love executable and the .love file in an executable file via cat.
Is it possible to also include the compiled libs into this file and if yes, what lib files am i searching for under ubuntu?

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

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:20 am
by bartbes
you can use cat but you cant add the libraries that way either recompile or add them sEPERATELy (caps fail) and use LD_LIBRARY_PATH

remember to append the .love to the executable

[@psp]

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

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:43 am
by rude
Isn't it better and easier to create a .deb package for Ubuntu?

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

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:43 am
by osgeld
what would be easy is if there was a doc explaining how to make a *.deb file for love :)

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

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:43 pm
by Robin
osgeld wrote:what would be easy is if there was a doc explaining how to make a *.deb file for love :)
Which isn't that hard. Golden tip: try opening a .deb as an archive.