2008/12/29

HowTo Run YoFrankie Without Blender

* First, download YoFrankie sources torrent file from:
http://www.yofrankie.org/download/

==For Linux
* Download latest Blender deb package from
http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=blender
* Open a terminal in yofrankie/levels
* Run: blender start_menu.blend
* Go to File > Save Game as Runtime
* In the input field nect to the double arrow button type a name for yofrankie binary to be created
* Click [Save Runtime] then Close Blender
* Double click on the new binary file to run the game

==For Windows
* Install Blender and then Python
* Go to yofrankie/levels and open start_menu.blend
* Go to File > Save Game as Runtime
* Click the double arrow button below the P button and select the drive where yofrankie sources are extracted, then open the levels directory
* In the input field nect to the double arrow button type a name for yofrankie .exe file
* Click [Save Runtime]
* Go to Blender installation directory, sort by type, copy all .dll files to yofrankie levels directory
* Run the new yofrankie exe file
* Have fun!
Tip: to improve graphics quality (with an Nvidia card):
* Open Nvidia control panel
* 3D Settings > Adjust image settings with preview > Use my preferences emphasizing: Quality
* Or if you are really a hardcore gamer set game specific settings