Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Bannana97
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Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Hey guys and girls.

I was wondering if it was possible to open a URL in the computer's default web browser from my LOVE game.
I am trying to make a Help button and I want it to open http://myurl.com/game/help.aspx.

Thanks! :awesome:
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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I was looking around Stack Overflow and found this(it might help you)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1116 ... -extension (Found kikito with an answer, ironically)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2950 ... lua-script (To find what OS lua is being hosted on)

You would have to find the OS the user is on, then execute the system-specific command to open that url with the default browser.

Use os.execute([command]) to execute the OS-specific command.
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Thanks.
Works perfect. :)
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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love._os is a string containing either "OS X", "Windows", or "Linux" currently.
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Thanks, slime.
That will help a lot in the next month or so. :awesome:
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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blenderer wrote:I was looking around Stack Overflow and found this(it might help you)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1116 ... -extension (Found kikito with an answer, ironically)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2950 ... lua-script (To find what OS lua is being hosted on)

You would have to find the OS the user is on, then execute the system-specific command to open that url with the default browser.

Use os.execute([command]) to execute the OS-specific command.
Okay, I can use os.execute to open a web page.
However, when I add GET fields (?f1=v1&f2=v2) it removes them.
Any way to stop this? I need to allow GET fields for my game to work.
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

Post by Santos »

On Windows, you can use a ^ to escape an &, so

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os.execute('start https://love2d.org/forums/posting.php?mode=reply^&f=4^&t=9930')
opens this thread! :D
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Are you surrounding the address by "double quotes"?
Help us help you: attach a .love.
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Robin wrote:Are you surrounding the address by "double quotes"?
Ahhaha! I am an idiot!
Sorry, and thanks!
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Re: Opening a Web Browser from LOVE

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Robin wrote:Are you surrounding the address by "double quotes"?
Okay, it opens up a CMD window with that URL as the title now...
is that normal? lol
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