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Can't get devlog attachments to work

A topic by chridd created Jan 14, 2018 Views: 80 Replies: 3
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I tried to attach a file to a devlog so that people can download the original version of my game, but even though it says it's attached and it's listed under "Files", there's no actual link to download it that I can find when I view the log.  Is this a bug?  Did I do something wrong?  Is the a link I'm just not seeing?  Is there some other recommended way to make an old version of a game downloadable?

(In case it matters, it's a browser-based game, though I'm okay with having the old version just be a download if that's all that's possible.  I tried temporarily changing it to a downloadable game, but that didn't work.)

(Also in case it matters I haven't uploaded the new version yet; I want to make sure this is working first.)

Admin

Hello,

Sorry abut the delay in response. File attachments for devlogs are a way of saying "this file is associated with the information in this post." It does not make those files for download on the devlog page. The most recent version of your game will always be available or download by going to your project's download page. We did this because we want to have a centralized place for someone to download the game, it would be confusing if there were different versions of files floating around on different posts.

So is there any recommended way to make the current version of a project downloadable or playable even if I upload a new version?  In particular, I want to be able to create newer versions of games I've submitted to jams, while also making available what I got done before the deadline.  The only way I've found to do that is to either reupload the file with a different name, or make sure I never upload new versions with the same name as my original upload (since there also doesn't seem to be a way to rename files that affects whether the file will be replaced).  Is there a better way to do this?

Admin

The current recommended way is to have a separate upload for the older version you want to preserve. 

If you use butler and out patching system, we do keep around old builds when you upload new ones but our UI currently doesn't let people download them directly.