Q/A: Run Game.exe icon

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#16 Post by Tage » Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:04 am

It's no problem at all, lol, I thank you for even considering it! I will happily wait for that release too!

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#17 Post by PyTom » Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:14 am

The feature is actually in my codebase, as of a few minutes ago, but I'm not planning on actually cutting a release for some time. Are you (Tage) planning on releasing a game anytime soon? If so, I can accellerate the release process.

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#18 Post by Tage » Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:20 am

Nah, I'm still working on the menu =P lol, in all seriousness though...I'm only 5% done :cry: lol, I plan to work hard on it after my finals this week though. I'm FREE today of next week. I'm so happy. lol

Edit: I hope I can wrap it up in a month; although, that's probably being WAY too optimistic, lol.

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#19 Post by Naraku » Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:57 am

From what I have heard Windows XP has a whole different way
of handleing the GUI interface, that could also include the program
icon. On another topic, System Restore creates protected CAB files
that cannot be deleted therefore a reinfection of computer virus
is always just a reboot away. Also I have heard that Service Pak 2
security cannot be completly disabled, bad news for anyone who
wants to use Norton Internet Security or any other product like
that. Just wanted to know, which Linux desktop is best suited for
video games, is it Gnome or would it be some other desktop?
Which do you recommend? Your program was originaly designed
to run on Linux was it not?

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#20 Post by PyTom » Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:10 am

Ren'Py is being developed under Linux, using the cross-platform python language and pygame libraries. It does not use any desktop-environment integration, so the whole Gnome vs KDE thing is totally irrelevant to it.

My own desktop environment consists of the gnome-panel, a version of sawfish with python bindings I wrote on a lark, XEmacs, a slew of gnome-terminals, and mozilla firefox.

Ren'Py games should work on any platform that pygame supports, perhaps with some minor fixes to ensure correct paths and filename cases.

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#21 Post by Tage » Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:14 pm

Yes, System Restore does create protected files that cannot be deleted, but if you go into "System Restore", turn it off, reboot, turn it on, reboot...It creates a new, clean one to use.

And to turn off the Service Pack 2 security, go into "Administrator's Tools > Services" or type "services.msc" in "Run" and then Disable "Security Center"

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#22 Post by Naraku » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:05 am

Will your software be compatible with Windows 2000
or just Windows XP?

Is there a big technical difference between the two
as far as making games and other software?

Thanks, I am still decideing which one to get.

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#23 Post by PyTom » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:08 am

I've been developing Ren'Py on Linux and Windows 2000, with some testing on XP. I suspect (but haven't really tested) that games written with Ren'Py will work on all windows from Windows 98 up, and will run on Windows 95 so long as you install the Winsock 2 update, which Python depends on.

At least from my perspective, there's very little difference between OSes, as Python and Pygame handle most of the platform-specific details.

For a new Windows system I'd probably get XP, if only because 2000 is already four years old, which is quite old for an OS. Then again, I've been running the same Linux install since 1997-8ish, so I'm perhaps not the best person to ask.
(I've managed 3 cpu upgrades, 4 hdd upgrades, and 3 major kernel revisions without needing a reinstall.)

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#24 Post by Naraku » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:01 pm

Its a tough choice, I can get Windows 2000 for $67 but
Windows XP is $198 and I already bought the Windows 2000
secrets book for $5. I would be upgrading from Windows ME, which
is an upgrade from Windows 98.

I am also interested in running dual boot with Linux Slackware 10.0

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#25 Post by PyTom » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:10 pm

If you're an academic (student, teacher, etc), you can get significant discounts on M$ products.

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#26 Post by Naraku » Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:05 pm

No such luck, though I did find some nice discounts at
http://www.amazon.com its a lot more than just a
book store. The used and new section is worth a look
and a lot of times the software / music / books are in like
new condition.

Thanks for the info / advice.

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#27 Post by Tage » Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:24 am

Moooooo....

Anyway, whenever I try to run build_exe.py on my ico file it says it cannot find console.py... I was wondering where it was? lol. It worked a long time ago, I haven't tried building the exe with a personal icon in a while...

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#28 Post by PyTom » Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:02 pm

I may not ship console.py, as it's not really relavent to a Unix system. But it's just a copy of run_game.py. So if you copy run_game.py to console.py, everything should work.

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#29 Post by Tage » Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:30 pm

Awesome, thanks a lot! I think I pester you too much about customizations, lol. :oops: Thanks for all the help!

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#30 Post by Tage » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:41 pm

The exe file works...But after creating the exe file, I find it to be 8kb smaller than the exe file that comes with the package. Also, I got this message at the end of the compile.

The following modules appear to be missing
['AppKit', 'Foundation', 'objc', 'psyco']

My question is...is it okay to use this new exe file?

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