How to create a new game box download

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The gamebox repository on GitHub is being retired. Thus the following procedure is deprecated and will eventually be replaced. In the interim please use this page as a guide for assembling (and testing) the .zip files for new game boxes.

These instructions assume that you already have a game box development environment.

The command lines below assume that a zip file for 1830-REP01 is being created. This string should be modified to the correct name in all of the listed commands.

Perform these steps on your development PC

Perform these steps once

  • If necessary, checkout the branch for the required gamebox release.
  • Start an edit session on the file in the GAMEBOX/makebox sub directory.
# This file must be updated with the proper parameter before
# BoxMake is run to create a new BOARD18 game box.

# Set boxesRoot to the boxes directory in the GAMEBOX directory structure.
  • Perform the edit specified in this file as shown above.
  • Save the edited file.

Perform these steps once for each game box

  • Open a command line window.
  • cd to the GAMEBOX/makebox sub directory.
  • Enter on command line:
./gameBoxMake 1830-REP01

Where 1830-REP01 is the name of the game box file in the control sub directory of the boxes directory without the .json extension.

  • This script should create a zip file in your root directory called something like

Setup the Download on the BOARD18 WIKI

  • Go to the BOARD18 WIKI.
  • Upload the newly created zip file into the wiki.
  • Edit the Download Game Boxes page to add the new release.