How to create an installer,
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Posted 21 July 2001 - 06:12 PM
Either use a commercial one, InstallShield is the standard, though it''s a bit pricey for most people, or use a free one.
There''s plenty of free ones, but I recommend the Visual Studio installer. It''s free for anyone who owns VC++ (you can download it from microsoft here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/vsi11/download.asp) It''s not very full-featured, but it uses the Windows Installer engine, and does most of what you''ll want for a simple game.
Whichever installer you choose, make sure it supports Windows Installer (that is, it produces .msi files, not .cab files or anything else). This is what everyone should be using to write installers (in fact you have to use it if you want a "Designed for Windows 2000" logo - though you probably don''t if you''re just going it alone)
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