I'm working on a project for a browser-based multiplayer game. My problem is that I need to be able to offer dial-up users the option to download a graphics pack and run all graphics from their hard drive rather than calling them up from the server. I only have a vague idea how this might be done without making the game itself an executable. I would appreciate any help here.
Firefox and the new version of Safari do not allow Web pages to display local graphics when the Web page is not stored on the hard drive. I haven't tested Opera though. Just create a ZIP file with all the graphics in one folder, then have them unzip the file in a certain directory. Windows users, it could be c:\. Since the zipped files were zipped in a folder, a folder for those files would be created automatically. Don't zip all the files, zip the folder that contains the files, then when unzipped, that folder will be created.