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Google Drive now supports hosting your game

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Post » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:56 pm

Google drive now supports hosting public webpages, which you can also use to host your games similar to the way people have been using dropbox thus far.

1-Go to your Google Drive (drive.google.com)

2-Press the Upload icon next to "create" in the upper left

3-Choose "Folder" and pick your root of your html5 exported C2 Project

4-When the upload is complete, select your new folder from your drive, and press the little person with a + icon (share) at the top of the page

5-Change "Who has access" from private to public and click Save

6-Copy and paste the big long jumble of letters from the "link to share" field and replace the beginning with this

https://googledrive.com/host/###########################/index.html

Note: the index.html at the end.

Now copy and paste that link into a web browser or share it with the world.

Voila. Google drive is now hosting your game.


On a side note: here's an article about how to map a drive letter in windows to your google drive.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57426705-285/how-to-map-a-drive-letter-to-google-drive-in-windows/



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Post » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:32 pm

Awesome :D Are there any bandwith limits?
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Post » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:59 pm

Nothing has been reported yet as to bandwidth limits, but space is super cheap.

5gb free
25gb for $2.50 USD a month
100gb for $5 USD a month
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Post » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:21 pm

thats a nice piece of info
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Post » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:27 pm

I read the news a few days ago, but I still prefer dropbox over google drive..
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Post » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:14 pm

The prize for the space are very interesting and now with the
public folder better

but have any bandwidth limitation are the question
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Post » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:27 pm

Thanks for the tip - wrote up a tutorial for this here: http://www.scirra.com/tutorials/419/upload-your-game-to-google-drive
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Post » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Beat me to it Ashley! Been to busy getting ready for the holidays.
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Post » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:57 am

It still working? I can't get my link to work.
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Post » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:06 pm

They changed the urls a while ago...
I had to replace all the capx from my drive I linked to the forum at the time :p
Anyway, the new address is

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Where XXX is again that code you get for your file links like

https://docs.google.com/file/d/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/edit?usp=sharing

You just need the FILE id instead of the FOLDER as it used to belemo2013-04-08 20:11:57
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