This new BYOND .zip setup is really neat and I'm definitely planning on using it. My idea right now is to distribute a game lobby which will link to various different games. To do this, I plan on using the link() function to send the user right on over to the server. The only thing I see as a (admittedly minor) problem, is that this will bring up that big blue BYOND splash screen when connecting and downloading resources. I know in the past its been shot down because the splash screen is shown while resouces are being downloaded, but what if the developer provides a PNG in link() or something to that effect?
Again, really psyched about this update, thanks a lot!
Dec 19 2009, 4:46 pm