Jan 22 2011, 04:26 PM
hi, i am offering to program an updater for anyone's game.
this updater will not require any one to do a full download from the interenet.
The updater will be a custume updater, and can not be used for any other project,
just request an updater at "Programopolis@live.ca"
with a subject of "updater needed"
then you must have all you files uploaded to the interenet(every file you want to be updater)
then a text file uploaded to the interenet(of the new version out. EG: 18.104.22.168)
also send all the links to your new files that will be downloaded to update the game.
how it works:
it looks to the new version text file for the version, if the client game is the same as the new version text file
then it will not download.
if the client game isn't up to date(is not the same as the new version file), then it will download all the files and replace the clients game files.
Jan 28 2011, 01:49 AM
so are you proposing that we upload all of our files onto a central server for this? I'm still a little fuzzy on how this works. How do we stamp our files with version numbers? would the client have to download that one updater first?
Jan 28 2011, 02:00 AM
Good questions there, Elliot. So Nogard, you developed this? What language?
May I make osme requests for some features?
Mar 8 2011, 05:19 PM
i developed this in C#.
yes, the updater would look for the files on a server, and download them to copy and replace the clients previous files.
and the client will have to download the updater once, or it can be included within the downloading of your game.
Displaying the version of the game is only an option.
i don't know how to change the version number, but i can find out.
and i'm opened for some new features if you want to add some more features.
Mar 8 2011, 05:43 PM
This is nice. I personally use patch maker for patching. Also, I think that most people encrypt their games (which puts everything into 1 large file except for the music folder), so they might not have much use for it because "patching" the game would usually just require people to download 1 or 2 files anyway. If people leave their games unencrypted (some people still do), your patcher will probably be a big help to them though.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here