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Hello!!!
I have an interesting computer game. I want to create  a portable version of this game (no installation), so users can play it without having to install (at work, for example!). What technologies for creating and using portable games do you know? 
 

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If you want a single file for your users to click and run, perhaps you can look into tools like WinRAR that can create self-extracting .exe files.

 

This way it will silently extract to a temp directory, run the game and then clean up afterwards. I does work quite well unless the game is massive.

 

For UNIX you can do similar with something like makeself (http://megastep.org/makeself/).

 

This system pretty much works using any language, i.e you could include the whole java runtime or python environment. (Though it might be a bit large or take a tad longer to extract).

 

I did try it with Java and WinRAR a while back.. and it does work suprisingly well.

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More than a year ago, I created my first portable application.smile.png
Tip: you can find how to create portable applications on YouTube! (Search thinapp, boxedapp, cameyo, spoon)
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Thanks, guys! At first I did not go that way! You have helped me! (I found the tutorials, to create portable application is easier than I thought)
Thank you all!

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More than a year ago, I created my first portable application.smile.png
Tip: you can find how to create portable applications on YouTube! (Search thinapp, boxedapp, cameyo, spoon)

Yes, there are a lot of great tutorials! I use them! And I advise to you)

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