Author Topic: Catching Up Slowly - Best Practice x32 x64 Windows Distributable?  (Read 336 times)

Offline cmorgan

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Reading through to catch up, but woefully behind.

We now have x32 and amd64 versions of WeiDU.
We still have autoupdate and packaging that uses setup-mymod.exe

What is considered best distribution practice for this situation?

I can see running a batch filke that querys the OS and renames one of two weidu.exe. Or have manual instructions to rename the correct file to setupo-mymod.exe. Or i could see not distributing weidu at all (shuppoing a folder with a .tp2 inside and requiring a user to rename or download and rename their needed version.

Or the cumbersome one - distribute

MyModv3_osx
MyModv3_lin
MyModv3_win32
MyModv3_win64

Has anyone tackled this yet?


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Re: Catching Up Slowly - Best Practice x32 x64 Windows Distributable?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 10:58:34 AM »
Has anyone tackled this yet?
No-pe.
I would make each an archive with the specific weidu tacked along. It's more work ... well, one could automate this with a windows script that takes a modname as a variable and a mod folder, and thus makes the different archives automatically. But even as I am not a programmer that can do that, I know it's possible. PS, there's already one .. for G3 mods.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2018, 02:35:14 PM by The Imp »

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Re: Catching Up Slowly - Best Practice x32 x64 Windows Distributable?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 04:05:48 PM »
The amd64 version is (mostly) for a select few mods with memory exhaustion problems.
If your mod doesn't have this problem then there is no need to use the amd64 version.

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Re: Catching Up Slowly - Best Practice x32 x64 Windows Distributable?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 05:18:39 PM »
Unless you know your mod needs the 64-bit binary, distribute the 32-bit one. It has the widest compatibility.

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Re: Catching Up Slowly - Best Practice x32 x64 Windows Distributable?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 11:08:19 PM »
Roger that 😎. 32 it is. And for personal use x64 on a Win x64 system is overkill, as the x32 does just fine.

 

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