**Hello after a long **journey about 3 years? I am back and learned more then I was told XD
Eclipse has always said to its newbs that they should learn to code before making a game
Its true really… I thank eclipse for my inspirations to code xD
I have created many things the past years in many different languages
The one thing i didnt learn was English so bear with me my friends ~ (Dun dun dun)
(Enjoying my new IPad mini school gave to me for creating apps for them :D)
SO I give back to my community with a small project named…
MD5 Based muti-purp autoupdater
Manifest built with
LTG is a auto updater that I just created in an hour or so
It uses ini configurations I created also with MD5 checking
LTG is better then most updater because it works like MMO’s do
ONLY fetching files that have changed!?!? Yes only the ones that are missing or changed (Amazed yet?)
Downside is i never did a GUI its in a console format no reason to hate though! Works like it should
Fetching a file on your web server named “checksums.md5” <- Manifest file
Hash-check creates this file when hashing files you selected they go in the root of where you change the URL in your ini
Want to get to it?
I suck at explaining things some one else who picks this up give me a better tut please!
Lets take this in steps!
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/
Hashing / Generateing a checksums.md5 / Webserver stuff
Select your projects build folder example:
..\GameName\GameName.exe <- Should be in some folder ok? With all the other files to it
Right click the top most folder IE: As above GameName will be this folder. Click “Create Checksum File…” For the name, name it checksums.md5 always ok?
Now your directory structure should look something like this (You must regenerate your checksums.md5 when you change a file on the host)
..\GameName\GameName.exe ..\Gamename\All your graphics and files ..\checksums.md5
Upload load to your web-server and place it some where on your site (duh…) ie: http://localhost/dl/
Download the LTGUpdater place in a separate folder unzip it should give out 2 items a .exe and a .ini
Open the .ini with a text editor explained in this code slot
[GameData] Title=Test Game <- Your games name shows up in the updater URL=http://localhost/dl/ <- Where the md5 is located and the files GAME=Game.exe <- The exe to where your game is in the tut it would be GameName\GameName.exe [Settings] Debug=True <- Outputs some extra text KeepAlive=False <- Keep the updater open until the game exits out
After you set it to what you need you will be able to run LTGUpdater.exe and it will start your update! after its done if you delete some files you will see that it will re-download it on the next launch!
Any suggestions just comment! Or if you have a question!
This is free for you to use and distribute! Credit would be nice XD
Any errors are caused by blank .md5 or incorrect .ini!
anything wrong with the program is probably me not putting in error handling xD do the config correct and it will work
Wrong EXE = program to stop working
(File didnt upload i dont think? Media fire)