Best .exe packager for distribution

  • #1, by andiliddellTuesday, 17. March 2015, 19:34 6 years ago
    Hi Guys

    Wondered if anyone knows a good, freeware (and virus free) packager software to wrap up an VS studio game as a windows installable? Something like install shield but not £3000 smile

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  • #2, by afrlmeTuesday, 17. March 2015, 19:59 6 years ago
    WiX? open source windows installation compiler. XML based. Can't say whether or not it's any good, or not.

    http://wixtoolset.org

    There's quite a few open source / freeware compilers available if you google for them. Again, no idea if any of them are any good, let alone whether they are spyware free. Seems like everyone wants to cram spyware / adware into free applications these days.

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  • #3, by andiliddellTuesday, 17. March 2015, 20:04 6 years ago
    Cheers for this, I took a look at Wix, and then managed to find this alternative:
    http://installforge.net/download/

    Seems to have worked a treat, and a simple gui to set things up

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  • #4, by AlexTuesday, 17. March 2015, 20:18 6 years ago
    Hi,
    you could try Inno Setup:
    http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
    it has lots of features and there is a GUI frontend (Inno Script Studio) in the Third-Party Files section.

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  • #5, by DilatedWednesday, 18. March 2015, 04:57 6 years ago
    Ahh sweet, been looking for something like these!

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  • #6, by BoingoodWednesday, 18. March 2015, 08:15 6 years ago
    Maybe NSIS Installer is the thing for you:

    Homepage:
    http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page
    as PortableApp:
    http://portableapps.com/apps/development/nsis_portable

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