Dropbox not letting me share my demo?


#1

Whelp, I’m not paying for access to a public folder and I can’t figure out how to use webs.com, so I’m wondering if someone here can help me. I followed the instructions on the wiki and the “Can’t post my Demo” thread, but my complete game will never show. At best, when I replace the stuff in the URL, I am greeted by the “show stats” and “restart” buttons with no text. I am computer illiterate, but I think the type of file that dropbox is sharing is wrong (not HTML). That could mean absolutely nothing, though.

Any help is appreciated!


#2

Have you compiled your file first?


#3

This can be done with the new dropbox.
This should tell you everything you need to know.


#4

Yeah, I said in my first post that I have already followed those instructions and nothing went wrong. I just can’t get dropbox to link correctly.


#5

[quote=“Writing_Fever, post:1, topic:5860”]
show. At best, when I replace the stuff in the URL, I am greeted by the “show stats” and “restart” buttons with no text. I am computer illiterate, but I think the type of file that dropbox is sharing is wrong (not HTML).[/quote]
Interesting… Are you using something other than firefox for the game compression? I do recall there being something about problems using chrome/explorer, but I don’t really know what the problems are.


#6

I think I had a similar problem a while back. I fixed it by not opening the compiled file straight away, but changing the name to whateverthenameis.html and then opening in firefox.
I’m not sure if it’s the same problem though.

I assume that all your .text files are in the scenes folder in the mygame folder?


#7

Nope.

Yeah. Could you explain what you did to make it work? Like, did you change the URL of the dropbox link to whatever.html or something different?


#8

I changed the name of the compiled file to whateverthenamewhas.html, opened it with firefox, it worked, and then I uploaded it to dropbox and shared the link.
Then I opened the link in firefox just to make sure that it worked, and it did.


#9

Thank you so much! This worked!


#10

Glad to have been of service *salutes *