If you have a basic program with a bunch of data or graphics files and would like to post it on the forum, it is a good idea to zip up your files for easy download.
Say you had all your files in one directory off the common data directory called MyDataDir/
You would then create a small program like this to zip up that folder.
dim d$(0) = "MyDataDir"
Zip "MyDataDir.zip", d$()
This two line program would create a zip file called MyDataDir.zip. Since you are only specifying one directory, that directory and all of it's contents will be zipped.
Then at the start of your program you would add a few lines to self extract your data dir.
if not isDir("MyDataDir") then
if not isFile("MyDataDir.zip") then
print "MyDataDir.zip not found"
Since you zipped the entire directory, that directory will be created and populated from MyDataDir.zip