I vote plugin
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:48 PM
I assumed you got the answer you were looking for when I saw this thread had 6 replies already..
What you want is to be able to load resources onto a normal web server, that serves them up via HTTP. Ideally, you would compress these things as much as possible, and the game executable would act as an HTTP client - doing typical HTTP requests for the files.
Another strategy is to database all your resources on the server, and write a server-side script in something like PHP, and the game client then simply requests the PHP script (like any file) with a resource ID argument, or name. Then the PHP script would look up the resource and send it back to the client.
Google stuff like 'HTTP client code example' to see how to make data requests from HTTP servers.