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G_yoshi
05-09-2004, 10:14 PM
I couldn't think of a good title, but that's not too important. It would be nice to see something along the lines of a self-extracting zip-like package for Graal. If anyone knows what Stepmania (http://www.stepmania.com) is then I'm sure those people will know what I'm talking about. Stepmania has a special packaging program that generates an .smzip file (which can also be loaded with winzip or winrar). All the the user has to do is double-click the file, point it to the game's installation directory, and extract. Beats handling them as normal zips which sometimes don't have a folder structure in them (a very frustrating thing when it comes to simfiles).

This way, playerworld developers can provide tools and resources more quickly that can be automattically unpacked to wherever they want it to be in the Graal folder. The alternative, obviously, is to have winzip or winrar generate an SFX archive (i.e. self-extracting) which works the same, but lacks the 'guided' support you'd have with this suggestion.

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