I have a problem and I need your help!

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By GreenCube

I made a game recently and I tested it. It actually worked on my computer but I tested it on another PC and it didn’t worked. it is an exe file. I think it says something about windows.
What is it for and how can I fix it?
This is the error:

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Calinou

Is the error message about Windows SmartScreen? If so, this is caused by your exported project not being codesigned. Unfortunately, getting a valid certificate for codesigning is an expensive process, especially if you want extended validation which is instantly valid (instead of requiring a few dozen people to bypass the warning on every new release of your game).

A cheaper way to work around this issue is to distribute your game on Steam. The way Steam downloads software to users’ machines is effectively a free pass to run unsigned software without trouble (after you pay the $100 submission fee on your end). Alternatively, you can instruct users how to bypass the Windows SmartScreen warning on your game’s download page.

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: SnapCracklins

Yeah SmartScreen’s been a windows feature for some time. I use a Godot-made pixel art program called Pixelorama and I get the same message. It’s not you, as said earlier: it’s Windows.