How do I play a game uploaded to Dropbox

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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:04 am

So this is probably a very stupid question, but I see some people 'host' their game from 'dl.dropboxusercontent.com/.......'
and I would like to know how, so I can do it too!
Tried alot, but no succes, probably because I'm not that smart ;(

Can anyone help me? Or tell me a better place to upload my unfinished game(s)?
Thanks in advance!
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:16 am

Just export your game as a HTML5 game to Dropbox Public folder and click on index.html in your game folder. Choose "Copy public link" and thats it.
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:34 am

I tried that,, but it didn't work :(.. there was only a 'share link' option, no 'copy public link' I think dropbox itself changed that a while ago..
In any case, if I do click 'share link' and go to said link, it sends me to the actual html-file, to download.
In the same way anyone would upload a .capx if you know what I mean..
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:46 am

It's still the same. Are you sure your game folder is in Public folder on dropbox?
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:53 am

Weird stuff, I get other options? Or am I doing something very dumb..
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:55 am

oh wait. I probably did not put it in a public folder, but I don't know how either? Is it there by default?
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:02 am

You should be able to create a Public folder. Only files in Public folder can be shared with others.
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Post » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:24 pm

Wow I didn't even know that, thanks for explaining that!
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Post » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:28 am

ah, it's for pro or business users only, I now find out :(
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Post » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:45 am

That's not true. I'm not Pro or business, just have a simple Basic account.

I honestly don't know why you don't have a Public folder and can't remember if I had one from the start or I have created one myself... Did you install Dropbox app? maybe then folder will be created.
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