So will your game run in Vista. - Page 3 - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers



 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2007, 12:43 AM   #41
Game Creator Hobbyist
 
Trumgottist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stockholm (or Gotland)
Posts: 2,609
Default

Yes, I have two downloads available. Some people dislike installers and they appreciate having a straight zip-file without the installer, and it makes life easier for those using WinE, who get problems with installers. The installer makes life easier for everyone else and is a smaller download due to better compression.

And here is the relevant part of the installer script, in case you're interested in the details. It should be easy to understand even if you're unfamiliar with NSI. (Recall that saved games always end up together with the .slg file.)

Code:
  SetOutPath "$INSTDIR"
  
  File Frasse.exe
  File Bass.dll
  File Frasse.ico
  File Readme.rtf

  SetOutPath "$APPDATA\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick"

  File Frasse.slg
  File Frasse.ini


  !insertmacro MUI_STARTMENU_WRITE_BEGIN Application
    
    ;Create shortcuts
    CreateDirectory "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick.lnk" "$INSTDIR\Frasse.exe" "$APPDATA\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick\Frasse.slg" "$INSTDIR\Frasse.ico"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Read Me.lnk" "$INSTDIR\Readme.rtf"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Advanced settings.lnk" "$APPDATA\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick\Frasse.ini"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Trumgottist on the Web.lnk" "http://www.trumgottist.com/"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Uninstall.lnk" "$INSTDIR\Uninstall.exe"
  
  !insertmacro MUI_STARTMENU_WRITE_END
__________________
Play my game: Frasse and the Peas of Kejick. The Special Edition is now available! (Mac OS X or Windows.)
Trumgottist is offline  
Old 04-11-2007, 04:18 AM   #42
The Thread™ will die.
 
RLacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 22,542
Send a message via ICQ to RLacey Send a message via AIM to RLacey Send a message via MSN to RLacey Send a message via Yahoo to RLacey
Default

Well, TGTTPOACS works fine for me too. Including saving.

Sorry, I'm really behind in replying to this thread .
__________________
RLacey | Killer of the Thread™

I do not change to be perfect. Perfect changes to be me.


RLacey is offline  
Old 04-11-2007, 04:05 PM   #43
I turn novels into games
 
Enter the Story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 307
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trumgottist View Post
Yes, I have two downloads available. Some people dislike installers and they appreciate having a straight zip-file without the installer
Thanks, I'll have to remember that. I guess my problem is that I'm aiming at people who don' play many games, so I have to assume that their technical understanding is nil. But for folks with non-Windows systems we can surely assume a little more tech ability.
Enter the Story is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.