This guide will show you how to curate Burster using Flashpoint.
Before You Start
This tutorial will assume you've read the standard Curation Tutorial, which is highly recommended to go through.
Burster content files come in two file formats: .blend, which is unencrypted, and .blendz, which is encrypted. When entering a page with Burster content, these are some ways to find the location of the file:
- Right-click the page and click "View Page Source" (or alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+U), then look for an
embedtag with a link to the content file.
- Right-click the page and click "Inspect Element" (or alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I), then click "Network", then refresh the page. If a .blend or .blendz file appears, click on it in the list, and a link to the file will be available.
Before you begin, keep in mind some software titles may not work, e.g. Pong Remake. It may be possible to fix this by running them in an older version of Burster instead (Flashpoint uses the latest version, 1.6.2, which supports Blender files that run in versions 2.49b and 2.64a).
Follow the Curation Format to add metadata for your game and create its correct content folder. The Platform should be
Burster, the Application Path should be
FPSoftware\FlashpointSecurePlayer.exe, and put the
burster prefix in the Launch Command, following the format
prefix URL. This is in order to make the game work in Flashpoint if the user does not have Burster installed.
- If running the bare .blend or .blendz file, link to the
.blendzfile, depending on what file extension the game uses, for example
- If running the .blend or .blendz file embedded, link to the URL of the page where it's located. It can be a simple URL like
http://3d8bits.orgfree.com, or it can link to the page, for example
Wrapping It Up
First, make sure that you have thoroughly tested your curation and followed the Curation Format. Scroll down in the Curate tab and click the
Export button at the bottom of your curation to save it as a .7z file. After you've exported the curation, you can find it by clicking the
Exported Curations button on the Curate tab (as long as you didn't choose to save it somewhere else). Once you have the file, submit it to the Flashpoint Submission System. An explanation of how the site works is available here.
After you have uploaded your curation to the website, a Curator will check it. This can take some time, so please be patient. You will be pinged in the #fpfss-notifications channel about whether or not your submission was approved, and if any changes need to be made.
Congratulations! Your submitted game/animation will appear in a future version of Flashpoint.