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how to make a installation setup file?

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hotgamer    122
hi, i'm new to this forum. i'm creating a game and i want to distribute it for free. for downloading i wish to render the visitors a installation /setup file. i want to know how to make a installation file ? is there any tool for creating them ? i'm using allegro library and is there any function in itself to make a installtion file ? i want to give them a installation file which installs the game and also the uninstall file. pl help me...

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i would like to know the best and easy one to handle?


NSIS is probably one of the best (highly customizable, supports plug-ins (in case you need something special), script based, small setup file overhead, there are also some GUI tools (free and commercial) for generating the install scripts).

I also heard that InnoSetup is pretty easy (but i don't know anything about it's features).

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DrawMusic    122
As an alternative, I mention that my own home-rolled Setup program for my app is only c. 500 lines of code. However, it doesn't include Uninstall, doesn't hook into Windows Add/Remove Programs, lacks a cool "wizard" UI, and I admit there was some learning curve involved (packing installed files into the Setup exe, registering file types, adding program to Start Menu). But, I have complete control over it.

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lightbringer    1070
I'll chime in for InnoSetup. From what I've seen of it, it's comparable to NSIS, but while NSIS displays a "made with NSIS" line on every dialog, InnoSetup doesn't. That decided it for me.

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