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How do I load exe. files?

Postby jamitjames » Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:22 pm

How do I load exe. files on to the net? Is there a site that will host them for you?
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Postby rogue27 » Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:47 pm

A few things first:

Why would you want to host an exe file on the internet?

Most people with any sense at all would not even consider downloading an exe file from an untrusted source.

Finally, unless you have written a LEGO-related application or other utility, I doubt that you need to host an exe file to accomplish what you are trying to do.


With that said:

Just link to it like you would any other file on a website. However, you should probably zip it first.
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Postby jamitjames » Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:21 pm

rogue27 wrote:A few things first:

Why would you want to host an exe file on the internet?

Most people with any sense at all would not even consider downloading an exe file from an untrusted source.

Finally, unless you have written a LEGO-related application or other utility, I doubt that you need to host an exe file to accomplish what you are trying to do.
I've made some LEGO games.
rogue27 wrote:With that said:

Just link to it like you would any other file on a website. However, you should probably zip it first.
But I can't load it on to the net. So how could I link to some where thats not there?
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Postby rogue27 » Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:10 am

jamitjames wrote:I've made some LEGO games.


Cool.


jamitjames wrote:But I can't load it on to the net. So how could I link to some where thats not there?


That link in your signature for "Bricks and More Bricks" is your site, is it not? I can't tell you exactly how to do it because I don't know exactly how your web hosting service works, but it should be the same as uploading a picture or any other file.

Possible problems:
The company hosting your site may forbid the use of exe files
The exe file may be too big

Zipping the file first might solve both of those problems.

I hope this helps.
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Postby jamitjames » Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:34 pm

My free server does not let you upload exe. files. But is there any sites that do?
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Postby rogue27 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:20 pm

jamitjames wrote:My free server does not let you upload exe. files. But is there any sites that do?


Just Zip it. Then it will be a .zip instead of a .exe and you may be able to sneak it past them.

If you're using windows XP, you should be able to right-click on the exe file and choose "compress" or "send to archive" or something like that to zip it. On older versions of windows, you can download a program called WinZip for free that will do this as well.


As for free servers that host exe files? It is unlikely due to the security liability it creates, which is something the free servers can't afford to deal with. A service you pay for, on the other hand, will usually let you post anything you want.

How big is the file? Maybe you could find somebody who would offer to host it for you.
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