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Beware Browser Popups with External Links, 90% fail rate

A topic by Livealot created 227 days ago Views: 142 Replies: 2
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I didn't see this documented anywhere, but there seems to be a big difference in how you Upload your files. Since I already have my builds set up on Google Drive, I used the "Add External Link" method instead of the Big Red Button "Upload Files".

It seems that external links trigger a browser popup, which has been blocked on most browsers for longer than I can remember. In my case, that meant that 90% of the attempts to get my game failed. Not good. I'll be trying the Big Red Button next and hope I get a better conversion rate.

Not sure why you'd use browser popups, but I would suggest putting a warning somewhere for folks that go that route.

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Since this is in the refinery section β€” external links were useful at some point in the past before https://itch.io/docs/butler was a thing. Please don't use them any more, for this reason and many others (patches, for example).

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Hi, Livealot! Do you have tried the link format

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=YOURFILEIDHERE

It's working for me.