(OSX) Running Stencyl with a school server

Gallicus

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Myself and the school technician in charge of all the IT services are struggling with how to make Stencyl useable from any terminal by the students. At the moment a student has to use the same terminal each time rather than simply picking one that is free.

We tried creating a Stencylworks folder on the server for all the students' game files which sort of worked in that all the games were available at any terminal. Sadly, this meant that Stencyl would take upwards of 30 minutes to load, making this impractical.

So, I'm on here looking for suggestions on how to make this work.

Stevetheipad

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How does your school account system work? If each student has a login that is network-wide, their games should be transferred with them, whichever terminal they are at.

Gallicus

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While the students of the host school do, those from visiting schools (we have several through ours doors each week for specialised Technology instruction) do not.

The students the next year down are currently using Sweet Home 3D as part of their Tech course. With that software, the programme is able to save the file to the server and when run the students can easily open the file from the server.

Stencyl seems to need to display all the available games on the 'splash screen' upon loading, which is where the loading time issues occur. Is there any way to have that screen empty and have the students then load up a game from the server?

Stevetheipad

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Have Stencyl (the program) installed on all user accounts. Then have a school-wide network folder with games. You can save your game there and then to open it, you have to specifically import it from there. A bit of a pain but much less so than the wait times you are talking about.

Gallicus

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Thanks. I'll pass the suggestion onto our IT guy and see what he can do.