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I wrote my source code, I have one picture I’m using for that program. Now how do I go and make my program install it self? Also how do I hide the picture my program uses for a background from the user. It would really suck if someone “borrowed my art work.” [Edited by - neob on March 2, 2007 7:37:10 PM]

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What do you mean by "Make my program install it"? ..Install what?

Are you using installation scripts, or a custom made installer?

As for hiding the picture, you can:

-Make it a resource, and build it into the program
-Change the file extension (cheap way..)
-Compress and/or encrypt it (and change file extension[smile])
-Under Windows, you could also insure its attributes are hidden

These are just some ideas..

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How does a pro do it? By "-Make it a resource, and build it into the program"?

And I have no idea how to install my program, should I get the installation scripts?

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pros? Some commercial games use compressed cabnit files for their game content.

If you only have one image though, you should be safe with embedding it as a resource.

As for installers, this is what I use:

InnoSetup

There is another installer that gives the scripter more control.
I'll post it when I find it..

*edit:

Here it is!
NSIS

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