Game Development Reference
Why would you want to make your own? Having your own patch creation and
deployment system offers a lot of flexibility, and allows you to build your own
front-end and deployment process that users will access. There are also no licens-
ing fees involved since no third-party software is required.
The accessibility and deployment of software updates is an important aspect of
software development, especially in regards to publicly available tools. If a pro-
gram flaw causes the tool to produce corrupt game content, the program is useless
until it has been updated to produce correct data. By employing a system similar
to the one discussed in this chapter, users will be able to update a tool without los-
ing precious development time.