ExportBundle - Create an single-file executable/zip for Construct 3 NWjs exports

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  • Take your win32/win64 exports (*.nwjs.zip) and build a single-file exe/zip bundle.

    This project is currently work-in-progress, but function at this point. If it's something that would be beneficial to your project, give it a try and let me know how it works for you, what features you would like to see etc. will be much appreciated.

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    • Add custom splash screen
    • Add version info/icon to exe
    • Send anonymous feedback and/or contact us directly from with in the app
    • Dark theme support

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  • Hi there, tinyBigGAMES. I just tested your program and it works nicely. I do have some minor suggestions...

    • Allow user to resize the window so they don't have to scroll when filling out the version info.
    • Allow user to choose a location for the repackaged file.
    • Allow user to disable splash screen if they choose. I saw that you added a small "loading" graphic if one wasn't selected.
    • Allow user to choose how many seconds the splash screen displays.

    Otherwise, very nice job. Much easier to use than other solutions and doesn't add the bloat. (only 4mb was added to my 85mb test file) Do you plan to make this a paid product?

    Oh, and for the cautious (paranoid) like me, it's safe. Here's the VirusTotal.

  • Hi there, tinyBigGAMES. I just tested your program and it works nicely. I do have some minor suggestions...

    • Allow user to resize the window so they don't have to scroll when filling out the version info.
    • Allow user to choose a location for the repackaged file.
    • Allow user to disable splash screen if they choose. I saw that you added a small "loading" graphic if one wasn't selected.
    • Allow user to choose how many seconds the splash screen displays.

    Otherwise, very nice job. Much easier to use than other solutions and doesn't add the bloat. (only 4mb was added to my 85mb test file) Do you plan to make this a paid product?

    Oh, and for the cautious (paranoid) like me, it's safe. Here's the VirusTotal.

    Oh, many thanks for the feedback. Those are great features and I will get them added. Yes you will be able to purchase direct from my website. It will remain free while in development so I can continue to get feedback. Hey thanks again. If you create an account on my website and leave me a PM, I can add you on the beta list. You will be able interact and post bug reports over there. For those that test and give feedback I will give you a free copy of the released products as a thank you for your support. And nice on the virus reporting. I was finally able to get my LLC setup and get a digital certificate that is now added to all our public executables.

  • Hey. That's very generous of you. My primary focus is on mobile apps, but thanks for the offer. I'd be happy to help out in any way I can. ;)

    I did follow you on Twitter, btw. Always glad to meet other indie devs.

  • Take your win32/win64 exports (*.nwjs.zip) and build a single-file exe/zip bundle.

    This project is currently work-in-progress, but function at this point. If it's something that would be beneficial to your project, give it a try and let me know how it works for you, what features you would like to see etc. will be much appreciated.

    DOWNLOADS

    Latest

    FEATURES

    • Create a single-file exe/zip from a win32/win64 c3 export
    • Add custom splash screen
    • Add version info/icon to exe
    • Send anonymous feedback and/or contact us directly from with in the app
    • Dark theme support

    VIDEOS

    Subscribe to Construct videos now

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    Would this work to turn my Construct games into .zip files with the .exe game file in them for itch.io?

  • Hi, you get two types of file output: a) your NWjs export as a single exe (you can use this as is), and b) a zip file that contains that bundled exe along with a readme, license file. If you have any features you want just let me know and I will try and get them added. Thanks again for your interest.

  • hey just wanted to say how incredibly useful i found this software to be!

    i used it on my construct 2 project and seems to work really well in just bundling things up in a clean .exe

    my only concern was once i generate a .exe file, my virus checker gets a bit freaked out and needs to check the file. is my version not generating the proper digital certificate you mentioned before?

    thanks again!

  • hey just wanted to say how incredibly useful i found this software to be!

    i used it on my construct 2 project and seems to work really well in just bundling things up in a clean .exe

    my only concern was once i generate a .exe file, my virus checker gets a bit freaked out and needs to check the file. is my version not generating the proper digital certificate you mentioned before?

    thanks again!

    Hi, thanks very much, I'm happy that you find it useful. If you right click on ExportBundle.exe, click properties you should see a digcert tab with valid info. That is for my released software, which help to mitigate virus issues and you can know that it's authentic. However, the exported exe would not have a digcert added, that would be something you have to do as it's associated with you as a legal entity. The runner exe is "clean" and hopefully you do not get a false positive, just being scanning to check it's validity? If the name is the same, it should stop after a while. You want to submit your bundle to virustotal to help eliminate any false positives. Better still, if you can add your own digcert to all your released EXEs. It's a process to get one however, took me a while and $$$ to get everything setup to pass their qualifications.

    I will continue to submit the runner exe to VirusTotal to help minimize any false positives also. Please do let me know if you continue to have virus related issues, any questions and/or concerns. I now have issue tracking setup on my website, feel free to submit bugs/suggestions. Thanks again.

  • ah i see, thanks for the feedback!

    yes i was refering to the second issue, the .exe im creating of my game being checked by the scanner.

    and no, its never come back with a false positive, it just takes up to 15 minutes to double check it and that would definitely be a problem if it was happening to people who bought the game

    is this a problem with all game development tools? that the developer themselves need to organise their own digital certificate? or is it more due to the fact construct itself doesnt export .exe files on its own?

    thanks again for your help!

  • ah i see, thanks for the feedback!

    yes i was refering to the second issue, the .exe im creating of my game being checked by the scanner.

    and no, its never come back with a false positive, it just takes up to 15 minutes to double check it and that would definitely be a problem if it was happening to people who bought the game

    is this a problem with all game development tools? that the developer themselves need to organise their own digital certificate? or is it more due to the fact construct itself doesnt export .exe files on its own?

    thanks again for your help!

    Now days, its a problem for all us developers. Overall its best to have a digcert and start to build a good reputation for your executables. It cost me $100US/year for my cert, which was the least expensive one, oh they get more expensive too. You can register either as a individual or a business entity such as an LLC for example. I used LegalZoom to register my LLC, that's gonna set you back at least $500+ depending on which features and services you have them do. But before you can get your cert, you must be "known" by Dun & Bradstreet and have a valid D-U-N-S Number. They will use D&B to verify you actually exist. All in all, it took a few months from the LLC to D&B to getting cert (took longer way longer to save up for it however, sigh). But once you go through all of that, you can fly then.

    Before you release any EXE, make sure your own virus scanner verify it as "clean", submit it to them as most company will allow you to submit for false positives. Submit to VirusTotal and to a new one I just found, Jotti. This way, you can minimize false positives and start to build a good reputation for them.

  • thank you very much for the program

    can also convert mac packages?

    Can't wait for the final version to be released: D

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