Prevent users from stealing my assets

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Post » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:32 pm

i can export to 3 platforms: Windows, Mac,Linux and have a slight problem. You see, when i export to Mac and Linux, i can see my assets and thats not good. When players play my game, they go to the folder, they see the assets, they steal them without my permission. I want to prevent this from happening. How can I accomplish this?
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Post » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:34 pm

Stupid answer, but does minify work? It's supposed to make it harder to decompile. I dunno if that's just for code or not though.
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Post » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:03 pm

@Bobbyneal100

Look for an app that can bundle all your files into a single executable.

You can sort of do this with WinRAR, but it creates a temp folder that it extracts everything to before running, so the assets are still accessible, just not immediately obvious to basic users. There are also issues with saves/local storage, since they can't go into the WinRAR package.

Other executable bundlers might have similar issues.
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Post » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:12 pm

when you say a single exe, what software can i do that to export to mac and linux?
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