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This is a very noob question but, How do you run peoples games? like i want play someones game. and ive downloaded it but its just a folder with contents how would i play the game?

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You see, there are things called 'executable' files. These exist on Windows, Unix-based operating systems, and yes, even Mac OSX (as amazing as this may seem).

Often times you have to 'double-click' or otherwise 'execute' the aforementioned executables in order to 'run' games. These 'executables' may also be 'ran' using the 'run' command in Windows, or by 'using a shell command' in your particular GUI-less operating system.


... Seriously, I can't help you unless I know what program it is you're trying to run. Sorry about the sarcasm, I just couldn't help myself.

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It depends. They might give you an .exe file with some resources(images, sounds) if they wrote it in C++. A .jar and resources if in java, or source code and resources . If they give you source code( the actual code ) you will need to compile it in the right compiler(java needed a java compiler like JCreator, c++ needs something like Dev-CPP)

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It depends. They might give you an .exe file with some resources(images, sounds) if they wrote it in C++. A .jar and resources if in java, or source code and resources . If they give you source code( the actual code ) you will need to compile it in the right compiler(java needed a java compiler like JCreator, c++ needs something like Dev-CPP)


Of course if you use Windows XP, you probably can't see those file extensions unless you've dug around in the Explorer options. Thanks Microsoft.

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