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itch io client is being a noob

A topic by creativeoven created Aug 15, 2017 Views: 451 Replies: 2
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So I have my game right it is basically a installer, I have the itch client and I hit install ok everything fine, but when its installed it fails to run it it says an error occurred when trying to run gladiators of the arena


Hey there!

Here's what's probably happening:

  • The installer you're shipping is not one of the supported build types:
  • The app can't figure out how to run the installer and still..
    • Install in the default install location of the app
    • Install silently (without showing the installer's UI)
    • Install without asking for administrator rights
  • instead it crosses its fingers, hopes it's *not* an installer and just the actual game as a single .exe (that happens a lot)
  • ...and just copies the exe to the game folder
  • Then when you try to run it, it can't, because it's not the game, it's an installer, and it requires Administrative rights to run

Here's what I suggest you do:

  • Don't ship an installer at all
  • Just ship a folder
    • Use to upload it
    • If your game needs some things to be installed beforehand, specify prerequisites in your app manifest:
    • If your game is actually an Unreal Engine 4 game, you don't have anything to do (no manifest needed) - the app will look for the UE4 prerequisite installer and run it.
    • If you spent 10 minutes on butler and it still won't work for you, that's ok, you can just zip up your game's folder (using 7-zip for example) and upload it via web. It won't be as great for users as if you uploaded with butler, but it'll work too.

Hope this helps!


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