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The Poor Man's Cloud for Working on Your Game in Multiple Places

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First, it must be said that everyone should have their own Leadwerks license.

 

So now that they do, how can you have a cloud shared between yourself in two different locations, or for two different people to work on the same project? Well, there's probably expensive and complicated services out there, but a simple one is Dropbox. The only problem is that Dropbox only comes with 2gb of space, and you probably need more than that to keep up with your game files and more.

 

Dropbox has a feature built into it that says that if you can get people to sign up through your reference link, you get 500mb of free space, maxing you out around 18gb of space. But what if you don't have that many friends?

 

Ever heard of Fiverr.com? There's a guy who offers a service where he will expand your Dropbox out to it's max for $5. That's right, an 18gb Dropbox for $5, one time and you're done. Can't beat that. Expand your Dropbox, share that folder with the other members of your team or yourself in two locations, and you're done.

 

For best results, make sure Dropbox is set at C:\Dropbox so everyone on the team accesses it the same way. When I open up my project on any computer, it's the same with no fussing because all my files are located in C:\Dropbox\Leadwerks

 

I am in no way promoting Fiverr, that guy on Fiverr, or expanding your Dropbox in this manner. I'm just pointing you over there going, "Hey, this works pretty good for a poor man's cloud."

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dropbox or create own server on owncloud

 

btw my dropbox is over 40 GB (student space race :P)

 

 

or best way

 

 

just work at one computer

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Why not just use bitbucket? They have private repos for free. So not only do you get a copy you can access everywhere you have git but also the benefit of a VCS.

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or you can just use a p2p sync like http://www.bittorrent.com/sync

 

It replaced my dropbox because now i sync to one of my VPSs but you could use it to sync as much as you want between as many computers as you want. it's also cross platform. no more signing up and managing space on dropbox.

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Git or mercurial would be my recommendation. Not only do you have an online backup, it is easier when you work in teams. Not even mentioning the version control and branching.

 

Dropbox is nice for an online backup but is not ideal for version control.

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Git or mercurial would be my recommendation. Not only do you have an online backup, it is easier when you in teams. Not even mentioning the version control and branching.

 

Dropbox is nice for an online backup but is not ideal for version control.

Not only that but you can host it your self on a nas or other lowpower device ( think raspberry pi, beaglebone black, etv)

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Git or mercurial would be my recommendation. Not only do you have an online backup, it is easier when you in teams. Not even mentioning the version control and branching.

 

Dropbox is nice for an online backup but is not ideal for version control.

 

this is so true

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