October 16th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Game without installation
Hi to all!
We have one simple game (for PC, C++). We need to make a portable version of this game, so users can play it without installation (at work, for example!). What technologies for creating portable games do you know?
I've already got some good advice from colleagues. But the question is still relevant!
October 16th, 2012, 08:28 AM
What does it mean to be 'portable'? Generally programs don't need 'installation' in order to run, that phenomenon is something that got started in Windows a long time ago and became tradition. If you have a single executable, no need for any sort of data store, then any user should be able to just double click on the executable and play.
If you are talking running on more than Windows then you have a whole different suite of issues and will need to learn about such platform-independent GUI toolkits like wxWidgets, FLTK, OpenGL, etc.
October 17th, 2012, 07:18 AM
Thanks for the reply. I'll know more about what you said.
October 18th, 2012, 08:17 AM
Use xennapp for it. Also, You can use thinapp or boxedapp for Your game.
Originally Posted by Inquizitor
October 19th, 2012, 07:37 AM
Thank you guys! Now I know a few ways to implement my little project. :p
October 22nd, 2012, 06:17 AM
I also think that it would be very easy to write such a game on the flash. When I was a schoolboy, I loved those games. They quickly started and minimized. It is good when my mother watched me))) :D :D :D
October 23rd, 2012, 08:07 AM
You must to try OpenGL.
OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a cross-language, multi-platform API for rendering 2D and 3D computer graphics. The API is typically used to interact with a GPU, to achieve hardware-accelerated rendering. OpenGL was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc. in 1992 and is widely used in CAD, virtual reality, scientific visualization, information visualization, flight simulation, and video games.
December 18th, 2012, 08:55 AM
Guys, thanks for the help! Works great! :) :) :)