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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: dczanik on December 30, 2012, 09:34:01 am



Title: Windows Installer Questions
Post by: dczanik on December 30, 2012, 09:34:01 am
Not so much a technical issue (yet?), but I'd like some advice for Ur-Quan Masters HD.

Or windows programmer has disappeared on us, so the task of making the Windows installer falls on my shoulders. I've never made a windows installer that downloads additional files off the internet.  We're 24? hours away from releasing the game, and I'm afraid I might delay things for the Windows guys...  :-[

How do you guys do it? Suggestions? Anything I should worry about?


Title: Re: Windows Installer Questions
Post by: Megagun on December 30, 2012, 02:14:14 pm
UQM's regular installer is made with NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page). There's an .nsi script located at trunk/build/win32_install/uqm-installer.nsi (http://code.google.com/p/uqm-hd/source/browse/trunk/build/win32_install/uqm-installer.nsi) which can be compiled into an .exe using the makensis tool (IIRC, makensis ./uqm-installer.nsi; on windows, you can probably rightclick on the .nsi file in Explorer and click "compile"). The .nsi script contains a few functions for picking a random mirror and doing the downloading/handling of packages.