Jump to content
  • Advertisement

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

-Fruz-

Installing runtime files without using a setup prog (VB)

This topic is 6002 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Advertisement
as far as i know, you can either use an install program, or give the user a message box telling them to get the VB runtimes and install them himself (although you''d have to use a different programming language for the messagebox since they wouldn''t have the VB runtimes)...
so, no, i don''t believe so.

--- krez (krezisback@aol.com)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If the runtimes are in the same directory as the program, it will probably detect them.

In my thunking device, what happens to the inherited pointer to the original base class when I override the function & how do I access it in my inline assembly code, assuming that we are referencing the higher byte of the 16-bit variable?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There is a program named Fusion which will embed those runtimes into your exe, it isn''t free, and I don''t know the url though.

If you have the runtimes in the same directory, your program will detect them (I have seen autostart cds running VB things, and all they need is the runtimes in the same directory)

Depending on who you are releasing stuff to, you might consider having two versions, one with runtimes and one without. So all the people with the runtimes (ie everyone with Win2000 and later or anyone who has had a VB thing before) don''t have to download an extra megabyte.

Trying is the first step towards failure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanx for your help. I never thought the only thing was to put the files in the same folder... But ragonastick, do tou have anymore info on the program named Fusion? There are alot of programs and other stuff on the net named the same thing so it would take hours to find that single program.

JFK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dont use something like fusion to package the vb libraries with your exe. that is stupid. just tell the user they need to install the vb runtime and give them a link to microsofts site where they can download the runtime. doing it any other way just wastes hardrive space needlessly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I found the prog (wich is a very GOOD prog actually!). I don''t think "a person" understood. You can''t distrebute your programs and tell everyone to download the run-times at microsofts... Thats stupid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
http://www.favorware.com/products/fusion.shtml

But a person is right, don''t force people to use up extra space if practical, if it is a CD, then who cares, they are only 1 and a bit mb.

Trying is the first step towards failure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!