Hey guys and girls,
I just signed up here the other day and now I’ve had time to lurk around a bit I thought I’d make a (very small) contribution.
I noticed a lot of people here use webs.com to host their in progress games.
I’ve got an alternative to suggest, for those who think making an account there or going through the probation(?) period is a tad annoying or tedious, perhaps.
I’m sure some - if not all - of you have heard of dropbox (www.dropbox.com).
It’s a filedump site essentially but it’s got some additional features that lend themselves well to developing a choicescript game (I find).
You can make an account on their site and upload files to folders, share folders and all that as per any other site.
The great bit is the desktop application, if you download this it’ll create a duplicate of your dropbox folder/s on your pc and as long as you’re connected to the internet it’ll sync it with your online account, meaning if you change the file on your pc it updates the dropbox file to match, automatically.
Now at first glance, Dropbox doesn’t actually work with choicescript games, something to do with the permissions mess it up. To get around this if you upload your game INSIDE the “Public” folder on your account and then right click the index file to get the “public link”, it’ll work an absolute treat!
People can access your game via that link and play it just like they would if it were hosted on a website, but the best bit? If you update your choicescript game just copy the updated file (doesn’t even have to be the whole game) into your dropbox folder on your desktop and click overwrite, it’ll automatically update the online version without you having to log into a control panel and upload all the files manually
Here’s an example (just the base choicescript one):
I find this a GREAT help, whether you guys do or not is another matter but I thought I’d share the find regardless!
Happy Choice Making!