Strange problem with tsNet external on Windows

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Fri Mar 16 06:23:12 EDT 2018

I finally answered my own question - it was simple and I was nearly right in my first guess. I forgot to include the ‘Externals’ folder in the files and folders encapsulated by the PC installer maker. I suppose I live too much in the Mac world. The live program looks for an ‘Externals’ folder in its immediate vicinity and if it doesn’t find one, or the contents are wrong, it very sensible reports an error. It would be better if the error was “can’t find Externals folder” rather than “can’t find tsNet”, but that’s a weak excuse on my part.

There you go - deployment stumbling block number 42, I suppose.


> On 15 Mar 2018, at 16:47, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I have a LiveCode standalone running as PC app (a .exe file, plus some other files which are needed when it runs). If I simply run the original standalone on Windows 7 (OK, running under Parallels on a Mac), it all just works. If I create an installer for the program and its dependent files using Inno Setup, the whole thing appears to run smoothly, but when I run the installed version of the app (which is exactly the same size as the original standalone, as expected), I get an error from the LC engine “Initialization Error: Failed to load external: tsNet”. I suppose I have somehow failed to include tsNet, but it was specifically included in the standalone (as “internet”) and anyway the original standalone works.
> Should I somehow be giving my installed app a path to the LC externals? I’m confused.
> Graham
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