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Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by Peva on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:00 am

Sharing Your Game With the Community

Hi everyone! It's time for another Peva Tutorial! I made this tutorial because I never acutally knew how to share my game with the community, and thought this would help!

Step 1: Make your game
First off, you need to make your game. Demo's work as well, but make sure you have at least half an hour of game play before you try to share your game with the community. Don't know how to make your game? Wrong topic, download the program, then look at another tutorial like Aindra's School.

Step 2: Compression
The most important step! Compression! First off, save your project! (You should be doing this constantly anyways...) Now, you have two sub. options.
1.
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Do a regular compression. First, go to "Compress Game Data"
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It will then look like this:
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The output folder is where the compressed file will end up. To modify it, click on the elipsis on the right. To make this easy, chose "Desktop". If you create an encrypted archive, others won't be able to look at your work and take your graphics/scripts. If you include RTP data, you can then play this game without RPGMakerVX on a computer. This way, you can also play it at work/school.
Now, it will look like this for a while.
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Clicking on "Abort" will cancel the process.
This next part I cannot stress enough. WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THIS:
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Even if it takes a very long time, do not cancel unless it stops responding.
Now, you should have this file:
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This is an executable file. Look farther down in the tutorial on how to extract this file.
Your game is now compressed! Now, you can either skip up to step 3, or you can also use sub. step 2.
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In order to shrink game size, some people also like to compress ine game in a .rar or .zip archive. First off, you need to download winrar. Then, select your file...
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And, click it of course...and you will see this:
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You see where it says Archive format?
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There, you can chose to make the file .zip or .rar. In the end, they both work the same. Some people like .zip more and some people like .rar better. But since some people do not have winrar, we will stick with .zip, since you can still use that without winrar. Up above where it says archive name, you can also see "Browse" to the right. Clicking on that will allow you to chose a destination for the file. Chose desktop for ease, and then click on "Ok" at the bottom.
Then, it will look like this:
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After it is done, you will hear a chime, and then find this file:
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Now, you can also compress the executable file (Blue Box) into an archive to help reduce the size a bit. Now, continue on to step 3.

3. Uploading Your File
Now, in order to upload your file to the internet, you will need an account on a file-hosting website. I recommend [url=http://adf.ly/246619/"www.]Mediafire[/url] if the file is 100MB or less, and [url=http://adf.ly/246619/"www.]MegaUpload[/url] if it's any bigger. This tutorial will show how to upload using Mediafire.
First, go to the website on an internet browser.
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Now, make an account on that website. After you save your password and user name to automatically log in, go to http://www.mediafire.com/myfiles.php. Then, click on "Upload to this Folder"
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You will see this:
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Now click on "Click here to chose files for upload" in the middle. Then select your executable file, zip file, or rar file by clicking "Browse" then select "Begin Uploading Files". Now wait until the bar at the bottom reaches 100%. Congratulations, your file is now on the internet! Click on your file and it should take you to the download page. Copy the link for that, post it here within another topic and say it is your demo! Congrats, you are done, and I can stop typing!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Be sure to check all my tutorials and always search before asking a question!

Well, happy RMing Wink


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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by crazedanimekid on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:11 am

Nice one, Peva!
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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by Peva on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:18 am

I spend forever on this :O

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Post by crazedanimekid on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:04 am

It shows, that's for sure.
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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by Dezz123 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:34 pm

Wow, Peva. This is very helpful. Great job with this.
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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by Peva on Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:56 pm

Thanks dezz. I hope I can make more tutorials!

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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by Vectomon on Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:26 pm

Very helpful. I didn't know the filesize limits for each site.

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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by BasilMeer on Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Nice Peva. It's very helpful.
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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by mitchi.exe on Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:50 am

This is very helpful for beginners, Peva. Smile
Have you tried DropBox? I recommend that ,too, for dual purpose:
sharing and backing-up. Smile
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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by BasilMeer on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:26 am

You should recommend DropBox to Dez then before he loses his data again.
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Post by crazedanimekid on Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:09 pm

DropBox, eh?

I'll be investigating this.
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Re: Sharing Your Game With the Community

Post by Peva on Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:58 pm

What is dropbox?

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