Windows development

Developing Defold applications for the Windows platform is a straight forward process with very few considerations to make.

Project settings

Windows specific application configuration is done from the Windows section of the game.project settings file.

Application icon

The application icon used for a Windows game must be in the .ico format. You can easily create a .ico file from a .png file using an online tool such as ICOConvert. Upload an image and use the following icon sizes:

Windows icon sizes


Q: Why are GUI box nodes without a texture transparent in the editor but show up as expected when I build and run?

A: This error can happen on computers using AMD Radeon GPUs. Make sure to update your graphics drivers.

Q: The editor doesn’t start and the editor log shows “Caused by: java.awt.AWTError: Assistive Technology not found:”

A: This error is related to problems with Java assistive technology such as the NVDA screen reader. Try removing any file in your user’s home folder. Discussed here on the Defold forum.

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