Can I use PatchKit for free?
Yes, you can register and use your account for free for as long as you like, unless you exceed the bandwidth limit set for free accounts (more info). If you’re an indie developer or a student, you can apply for a free account with better parameters.
How can I get started?
The first step is to register a free account. When you have one, just create a new application on the panel and upload your files using our version upload form. Publish it by using a button and download automatically-generated launcher file which you can share with anyone you like. You may find more information in our Getting Started article.
What sort of applications or game engines are supported?
We support any application and game engine that is capable of generating an EXE (Windows), Application Bundle (OSX), or ELF Executable (Linux) files. That includes Unity, Unreal Engine, Game Maker, Godot and many other development tools on the market. If you’re unsure if your application will work with PatchKit, go ahead and try it for free.
My application requires an installation wizard. How to get one?
Currently, PatchKit does not generate any installation wizards for applications. Instead, it’s providing a zip file including necessary launcher files. You can easily bundle these files within any installation wizard on the market. We recommend using Inno Setup as it is a free and easy solution to bundle a setup.exe for Windows.
How can I share my PatchKit application with anyone?
Once your application is published, you can download your private Launcher application by using "Get Launcher" button on your app’s page. Share it with anyone you like.
What happens if I exceed the bandwidth on my account?
All your applications will be available for anyone to download as usual. What happens next depends on the plan you’re on.
- For a Free plan, we will get in touch with you about upgrading your account to a higher plan.
- For an Indie/Student plan, you’re protected by the Spike Guard. When its protection is depleted, you will be charged as for Pay As You Go plan.
- For a Monthly plan, you’re charged static overages price that can be found on the pricing table.
- Pay As You Go plan does not have bandwidth limits. You pay for what you use.