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Read September 01, 2006, 05:09:55 PM #0

Bummer - Can't participate

>> Installers are prohibited. <<

Our game engine is a com/ActiveX dll that needs to be installed before the game can run. One of the caveats about using VB6. Yah, I know about registering the dll using Regsvr32.exe to do it dynamically, but it's not 100% and depending on system security !@#$% can cause problems. Oh well, sounds like a fun comp!
Read September 01, 2006, 05:11:22 PM #1
Matt McFarland

Re: Bummer - Can't participate

You can always point to the dll that needs downloaded or include it in your zip!

<a href="http://www.mattmcfarland.com/flash/myFlashSig.swf" target="_blank">http://www.mattmcfarland.com/flash/myFlashSig.swf</a>
Read September 02, 2006, 04:45:20 AM #2

Re: Bummer - Can't participate

Yah, that's a given, but the .dll (like all activex dll's) need to be registered on the system, so just including it with the zip is not enough. The installer would lay it down in the system folder and register it as com object. Perhaps at some point I can write a small demo for the judges and see if it's going to work reliably dynamically.
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