Hello fellow Processing developers!
As you prepare your toolset for this weekend, you might realize that the latest version of Processing removed the ability to export to multiple platforms! That means if you’re on a Windows computer, people with a Mac or Linux computer won’t be able to run your game.
Boo! That’s terrible in a place like Ludum Dare where the ability to deploy to multiple systems is a MUST.
Luckily, there’s hope. I’ve created a tool called SvgExe (yes I am terrible with naming things) that takes your Processing sketch and exports a self-extracting runnable jar that can be deployed to ANY system. Just use the simplified step-by-step interface and you don’t have to worry about it.
And this isn’t *just* me shamelessly self advertising. SvgExe has been included as an official Processing tool, which means you can get it directly from the Processing editor: http://processing.org/reference/tools/
The homepage for SvgExe is here: http://staticvoidgames.com/SvgExe/index.jsp
And a tutorial on exporting a Processing sketch is here: http://staticvoidgames.com/tutorials/deployment/BasicProcessingExample.jsp
Let me know if you have any questions about getting it working, the easiest way to reach me is on twitter @StaticVoidGames!