I wish to change to all UPBGE, making maritime routes as detailed on my thread. I am having a problem working out how use it in an embedded mode for my downloadable zip files. At present people download 2.79b and open my zip files of the maritime simulation of approx. 20km to 30 km.
I wrote the details on my maritime thread. . Not sure of the procedure on this forum and I would think UPBGE needs it own forum as it is important ! If they have one could a link be made to it
I will copy my details from the work in progress thread here also, but if copied post not permitted, just delete this post
If I keep the website after next Spring I need to do things differently.
My site is read worldwide not just this forum and the method used for the downloads need to be simple.
The present procedure I used zip file with 3 items blend file the route, readme and seperate folder for textures. The person downloading needs to download 2.79b just the once and does not need to know how to use Blender as only required to open the blend file. I have a link also to the archived 2.79 on my site but will remove this when 2.8 arrives and no longer link to download Blender. It must be embedded and then routes are currently about 10 to 15 meg.
I tested upbge on silloth route opened it with UPBGE made with ‘Blender’
Opened nicely straight into the game engine not edit mode.
I am thinking of changing just to UPBGE.
Uninstalled Blender and installed latest blender upbge.
Using the already made Silloth route converted to upbge.
Extracted folder ‘Release’ from zip as test and linked the route to upbge.
The problem is people downloadinng need an exe. file to intall upge which is already upbge plus blender. Then when they open my zip and extract my blendupbge route folder is should load OK.
It works OK for me but would need to make it foolproof for others and not download Blender but Blenderupbge, Would that overload upbge servers.
If possible could you keep this post in this section as directly relates to my maritime routes only.
re previous post upbge worked yesterday but not today. So for others worlwide to be able to download upbge it would need to work the same as the embedded Blender. i.e The person downloading downloads one upbge version which automatically installs onto their computer. Then downloads my route zip file currently approx. 10 to 20 megs each. 3 components texture folder, blendupbge file, readme in each zip. It must be embedded to work with one installation of upbge, and one seperate download for each of the various zip maritime route files say 10 to 20 meg each. nothing else.
This all refers to others downloading, not for myself !
This will decide me, in the next few months. I have decded to pack up Blender version of Blender as no longer practical for others to download as no game engine in 2.8. Also UPBGE must be easy to install once only …for others.
Hope sombody could give some help on this as if looking at it from the viewpoint of somebody outside of Blender Artists who wishes to dowload easily my free routes. They should not need to backtrack to the archive to download embedded 2.79b. I am quite happy continuing to make free routes for download as I have done for several years but the kis principle applies for downloads, especially outside of Blender Artists, who might not know anything about Blender except to download one version and than can forget it (keep it simple kis). Hopefully upbge will be the same if somebody can sort it out for me,
Thanks for reading this far and I appreciate the work being put into UPBGE.