Robbie Trencheny#4800 on the Playdate Squad discord server) let me know that they could not sideload the Daily Driver (Demo) and I was able to reproduce it.
- Sideloaded installation process fails if zip includes certain files
- sideload offending zip to developer website
- refresh games list
- download completed 100%
- installation stopped at 14%
- "Download Error"
- should be "Installation Error"?
- In the old zip there was a symlink (filename
<space-character>rots) which was a link out of my images folder to my rendering folder from a long time ago
- Removing this file from the zip means it can install correctly
- The old zip with the symlink could be installed manually OK
- either uploaded from the Simulator
- or copied across in USB mode
- A new zip has been uploaded to itch that works correctly with the website sideload feature
Thanks for the report. I think this is just about the space character in the filename (and the upload being zipped). Whether it's a symlink or not doesn't matter. We'll fix it!