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So I've been thinking about how we are going to provide updates to our alpha/beta testers (when we get to that stage, as I said it's best we think for the future).
I was thinking we should try and find or build a cross-platform launcher that launches before the game (we would need to figure out a way to have the engine that we use to check if it was launched from the launcher) and checks for any updates (we should also consider how we provide these updates, in the case of UE4 do we just release a patch .pak file, how would this look for Unity?).
The launcher would in effect also be basically the installer for the actual game, we would provide the Launcher in a standard installer, check for any launcher updates and do the initial "update" for the game which would be to install the full game and any updates (basically would function like the guild wars 1 & 2 lunchers.
Delivery options, would we use a private BitTorrent tracker and web-seed the initial files, using client machines to further seed the game/patches?
Or use HTTP/FTP from the main RenegadeStudios server?
Regardless the two main "PC" platforms we want to target it Windows and macOS and if we can we can add gravy to our potatoes and support Linux as well .
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You can use these forums to get support on any services we provide. You can also see what projects we are working on and participate in discussions.
The major project right now is a game we are working on that is tentatively named "Junkyard", we will be making various posts outlining the project and looking for community feedback
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List of useful links
Udemy - http://udemy.com
3d Tutorials / Resources:
3dtotal - http://3dtotal.com
Game Engines and Resources:
Unreal Engine - http://unrealengine.com
Unity 3d - http://unity3d.com