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#ActualSimonForsman

Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hey,

There are some games on the market which are run directly from a website. You have to log in there and press play. Then the process is created on your computer and you can normally play it as if it was run from .exe. It actually is run from .exe but the game opens only if I load it through website. Running the .exe alone won't open the game. How is it all done? Is the .exe somehow packed and the site unpacks it somehow? I would be very grateful for some brief explanation or articles!

 

Could you give an example of any such game ? , i can't think of any webbased game that runs from an .exe or a webbrowser that allows execution of native binaries (.exe is the format MS Windows uses for its binaries, it is highly unsuitable for the web)

 

Most webbased games use browser plugins (Unity, Flash, Java Applets), normal web technologies (HTML/Javascript) or Java Webstart (Which does launch a new process with its own window, but its not a .exe, its a .jar which runs in a virtual machine)


#1SimonForsman

Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:04 PM

Hey,

There are some games on the market which are run directly from a website. You have to log in there and press play. Then the process is created on your computer and you can normally play it as if it was run from .exe. It actually is run from .exe but the game opens only if I load it through website. Running the .exe alone won't open the game. How is it all done? Is the .exe somehow packed and the site unpacks it somehow? I would be very grateful for some brief explanation or articles!

 

Could you give an example of any such game ? , i can't think of any webbased game that runs from an .exe or a webbrowser that allows execution of native binaries (.exe is also a windows specific format

 

Most webbased games use browser plugins (Unity, Flash, Java Applets), normal web technologies (HTML/Javascript) or Java Webstart (Which does launch a new process with its own window, but its not a .exe, its a .jar which runs in a virtual machine)


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