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Last post Author Topic: How to bundle a game's source file and its interpreter into a single EXE  (Read 11984 times)

kyrathaba

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I'll whip up those files for you now, Hollow.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2007, 04:04:09 PM by kyrathaba »

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Hollowlife, here is the dummy interpreter EXE and the text file similating a game file.  Unzip, then open folder and run the EXE.  You'll see my intentions.  If you can provide source code on wrapping these two inside an EXE, I'll have learned two useful things today :>

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Ok, just give me a few minutes

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Take your time, I'm on no timetable.  Besides, I'm at the mercy of your samaritanism ;>

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You have the source to the interpreter exe right?

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Yeah, I'll upload the entire dummy project.

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Ok, you have the code to compile an exe now all you need to do is add a the script to that exe as a resource.

Then when you run the newly created exe you use open the resource and run the script directly from memory

Here are some code snippets on how to do what I just explain (note I don't know much about compiling .net code from .net so your on your own on how to use a resource file when you compile it)

To make the .resources file that you compile into the newly created exe
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  1. ResourceWriter rw = new ResourceWriter("app.resources");
  2. byte[] data = File.ReadAllBytes(scriptFile);
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  4. rw.AddResource("script", data);
  5. rw.Close();

And to read the resource and do something with it
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  1. ResourceManager rm = new ResourceManager("app", Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly());
  2. byte[] data = (byte[])rm.GetObject("script");
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  4. UTF8Encoding encoder = new UTF8Encoding();
  5. string text = encoder.GetString(data);
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  7. Console.WriteLine(text);

Hope that is of some help if you still need help I'll write a sample program I couldn't do it tonight because something came up.

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Very helpful.  Thanks Hollowlife :>

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Your very welcome :)