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Windows / EXE installers are now allowed on appup

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Superdeath360
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Posted: 24th Jul 2012 06:51
I submitted my .exe installer to appup for validation and the only issue they had with my game was the lack of pause menu.

http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/article/supporting-exe-installer-appup

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DVader
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Posted: 24th Jul 2012 17:12
No need to make an msi installer now then? I have been looking in the guides for info on appup, but haven't seen much so far. Is there any guide for getting an AppGameKit game onto appup yet?

Superdeath360
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Posted: 24th Jul 2012 21:37
You can find instructions for appup in the help file (Help - Guides - Windows)

Instead of using an msi packager, I followed the instructions at the link I posted to create a .exe installer. I used a free exe creator that I found on the web.

They told me that they tested my game and installer on windows xp, 7 64 and 32, and it worked fine. I just need to add an exit game button for it to be accepted.

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Superdeath360
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Posted: 24th Jul 2012 21:39
I can also let you know about how I did the app signing if need be

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DVader
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 11:55
So any exe maker will suffice by the sounds. Will have a look into it today if possible. I would want to get it signed as well I imagine, so that may be useful. It used to be based on your browser I seem to remember also? I may be remembering incorrectly of course.

Superdeath360
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 17:55
You must use Internet Explorer to receive the signing certificate, and then I followed instructions provided by appup to use the microsoft signtool from the microsoft sdk to sign my installer.

http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/article/how-do-i-get-code-signing-certificate-certifying-authority

http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/article/signing-msi-files

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DVader
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 20:08
I assume the signing guide can be used with an exe installer rather than an msi? I am also wondering if smart packer pro would be the best bet for this, or install creator. Has anyone used smart packer pro at all?

Superdeath360
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 22:05
Ya, the signing guide works with .exe installer ( it says so in title btw). I used install creator to package my game.

A question for you btw, how do you exit your games? They are having hard to describe issues with my exit button.

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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 22:22
Quote: "how do you exit your games?"

For a Windows game, after you clean up everything, in Tier 1, simply call 'end'.

For Tier 2, do 'PostQuitMessage(0);'.

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Superdeath360
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Posted: 25th Jul 2012 22:50
Thanks very much! I was saying exit (the do loop), but it was causing issues. I'm a basic noob.

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