Keep images from being stolen?

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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:04 pm

Hello,

I exported a Construct 2 game to HTML 5 and uploaded it to a personal server. I noticed all of the images are publicly accessible in http://<game web address>/images.

How can I setup the images where only the game can access them?

Thanks,
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:25 pm

Who could steal sprite sheet images?
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:30 pm

[QUOTE=KiratTheKop] Hello,

I exported a Construct 2 game to HTML 5 and uploaded it to a personal server. I noticed all of the images are publicly accessible in http://<game web address>/images.

How can I setup the images where only the game can access them?

Thanks,
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You can set this up @ your hosting, if supported.
Or you could add a htaccess file with the right entries to prevent direct folder access.
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:00 pm

@lennaert Thanks I will look into htacess.

@Joannesalfa It's not just about the sprite sheets. I don't want someone to lift my entire game. It's obviously super amazing and original. ;)

Or I just wanted to learn more about html5. :)
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:16 pm

[quote]I don't want someone to lift my entire game.[/quote]

To some extent, you will have to live with that possibility.
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:04 pm

I doubt anyone would steal a hobby project. But there has to be a standard way to protect assets from HTML5 games.
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:09 pm

There is none.
If you can see it in a browser, you can download it. Some people obfuscate their code, with varying success, but your graphic assets are only protected by copyright laws, not physical means.
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Post » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:19 pm

If they want to steal they will, as they can always Print Screen the website.
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Post » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:51 am

drop a blank index.html file into that folder before uploading to server. Or add the line <p>Images folder moved to aws</p> inside html file.

But if they want to get images they will and very easily by pressing F12 and saving them all along with all your code. THey can download your whole game and host it elsewhere too.


Downside of html5 games. But they can steal any game on the planet, no matter how much security the game developers put in. So don't worry about it - they will steal it, but how you incorp that into your marketing plan is up to you.DUTOIT2013-12-27 07:53:12
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