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#1 Post by Orioles1019 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:10 am

So.. I have a VERY basic version of my game done. I don't want to publish it to have the world download it yet (There's literally 8 lines of dialogue...), but I do want to know how to publish the game for future reference. Also wanna publish now to have a friend or 2 download and make sure everything's good with it. I may sounds very stupid here but I know about the distribute build button on Ren'Py and I've unzipped my files. But where do I go from there? How do I turn my file into a shareable link? I'm sorry for the small question, but I can't seem to find an answer to this and I truly want to develop visual novels.

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Re: Distributing

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:49 am

You need to build a distribution and the .zip file you end up with needs to be uploaded to some kind of filehost (or you can do it from your PC, albeit this is a lot harder and more insecure without setting up SSL and TLS on your own 'cloud')

I suggest somewhere like mega.co.nz dropbox or google drive. All have free options.
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Re: Distributing

#3 Post by xavimat » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm

That's not really a question about RenPy. You can google: "How to share large files?" ( https://www.google.it/search?q=How+to+s ... e+files%3F )
As Imperf3kt points out, there are free services to do that. I'd add wetransfer.com or dropsend.com (never used the last one).
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