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.app to .exe?

I know that there are a plethora of ways to convert .exe files to be playable on mac. Does anyone know how to do the reverse? Change a .app file into a .exe essentially?
It's kind of a big deal for game designers like ourselves to be able to publish to PC, because that's an extremely huge market for indie games- and since GS doesn't seem like it will be adding Windows publishing any time in the near future, this might be the only feasible way of reaching that audience.

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  • Twayne2Twayne2 Posts: 315Member, PRO
    edited August 9

    May I ask what a .app file is?

  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 974Member, PRO
    edited August 9

    @Cutscene Entertainment said:
    I know that there are a plethora of ways to convert .exe files to be playable on mac. Does anyone know how to do the reverse? Change a .app file into a .exe essentially?
    It's kind of a big deal for game designers like ourselves to be able to publish to PC, because that's an extremely huge market for indie games- and since GS doesn't seem like it will be adding Windows publishing any time in the near future, this might be the only feasible way of reaching that audience.

    I don't think it's possible, unless you wrote a crazy VM to run the .app within. Even then, apple would probably have something to say about that,.

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  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 974Member, PRO
    edited August 9

    The most promising way to achieve this would be HTML5, and wrap it using something like Cordova to an .exe. There are some shortcomings of the HTML5 engine right now though, so it may lag or have bugs, or just not work period.

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  • Twayne2Twayne2 Posts: 315Member, PRO

    I have tried having a html5 file wrapped, and then have tried having it put on Steam. So far the file has been so far glitching. Trying an android approach now, but still hoping for the Steam stuff to pull through. =)

  • Cutscene EntertainmentCutscene Entertainment Posts: 130Member, PRO


    Thank you everyone for your input. This is unfortunate news. Best of luck with your files, Twayne. And by the way, a .app file is a mac application. Like a .exe for mac c

  • Twayne2Twayne2 Posts: 315Member, PRO

    Is it possible to do that with Gamesalad? The .app file?

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,464Member, BASIC

    @Twayne2 said:
    Is it possible to do that with Gamesalad? The .app file?

    Yes you are able to create a Macintosh playable .app file with Gamesalad.

  • shaneggpierceshaneggpierce Posts: 2Member
    edited September 11

    I also have this same question because i wanna test this by converting exe.

  • Twayne2Twayne2 Posts: 315Member, PRO

    Do you by chance have the gsproj file for your lightsaber file?

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