Distributing with EQU8

The only EQU8 files you should include in your game distribution bundle should be:

  • equ8.db - Catalog over file integrity that you got from the filesigner (remember to put in your EQU8 client-component directory).

  • equ8_conf.json - Launcher settings that you configured in the previous step.

  • Renamed EQU8 Launcher binary.

During the installation of your game, it is highly recommended that you run EQU8 Launcher with --equ8_install to bootstrap EQU8. Failing to do so will cause EQU8 to prompt the user for administrative privileges the first time the game is launched (but only the first time).

During uninstallation of your game, it is highly recommended that you run EQU8 Launcer with --equ8_uninstall to remove all EQU8 components properly.

Have the user start the game with the EQU8 Launcher (i.e. point Steam to this binary, not the game binary), or EQU8 will fail during initialization.

You must also make sure that the servers you are playing against initialized EQU8 in production mode.

That's it!