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Post icon  Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:12 PM

hey yall,

I have a question that i would like some help with.

I have created a card game in visual basic. I have a website on the internet. how do I get the game files on the website and allow the user to download the game. I am not good with networking and the internet. I did good to get a web site on the internet. I guess i am asking how do i upload a game that other users can download and play?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:21 PM

View Postxtreampb, on 1 Jul, 2008 - 12:12 AM, said:

hey yall,

I have a question that i would like some help with.

I have created a card game in visual basic. I have a website on the internet. how do I get the game files on the website and allow the user to download the game. I am not good with networking and the internet. I did good to get a web site on the internet. I guess i am asking how do i upload a game that other users can download and play?

thanks

~xtreampb


I'm assuming your using remote hosting, so you should have an FTP account, pack the game files up in a .zip archive and upload it to a directory on your site using FTP. Then you will have to create a webpage with a link to the .zip archive, then users can go to that page, and click the link to download the game.

Hope that helps you, if it doesn't, just post. :)

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:32 AM

so I cant use the wizzard that is included in vb 2k8 express. I i have to do it manually. Can you show me the tags for the link.
I know the link tags to a web page is
<A HREF="URL HERE"> link text</A>


so do i put the name of the zip folder in place of the "URL HERE" and is it the same HREF tag.

again thanks for the help.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:55 AM

View Postxtreampb, on 1 Jul, 2008 - 02:32 PM, said:

so I cant use the wizzard that is included in vb 2k8 express. I i have to do it manually. Can you show me the tags for the link.
I know the link tags to a web page is
<A HREF="URL HERE"> link text</A>


so do i put the name of the zip folder in place of the "URL HERE" and is it the same HREF tag.

again thanks for the help.


I'm not sure about the VB 08 Express wizard, I am not familiar with that.

But yes, the link would look something like this:
<a href="http://www.yoursitenamehere.com/myvbgame.zip">Click Here to download my game!</a>


The above code is assuming your site name is 'yoursitenamehere' and you uploaded the zip file to the root of your site. :)
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

ok i just uploaded all the files and i added the code to my webpage
<CENTER><TABLE BGCOLOR="000000" WIDTH="400" BORDER="2" BORDERCOLOR="000099"><TR><TD><FONT COLOR="0000FF"><H1><CENTER> Downloadable Programs Developed by Me </CENTER></H1></FONT></TD></TR>
<TR><TD><FONT COLOR="FF0000"><CENTER> Black Jack <BR>

<A HREF="Games/Black20%Jack.zip"> Download Black Jack </A>

</CENTER><HR COLOR="990000"></TD></TR></TABLE></CENTER>



didn't work. i put the "20% in the name because that is a space in the name of the zip folder. i am bout to take that out and see what happens. thanks again for all your help. :D
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