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Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/3/99 3:40:11 pm)
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Installer... geeez..
I've spent a couple of hours trying to find a freeware installer and they all are too complicated, can anyone help? Here's what I need:

I want to have it copy my .exe to the directory the person chooses (if they don't like the default I chose.) (so far so good..)

Create a folder inside the above directory and place some files that are needed by the .exe (simple - or should be)

Any Help?

Here is also what I tried to do, and never have had to do this before so excuse me if I look dumb. ;)

Create a .zip file like so

ZIP
--- My .exe
-----|dat (directory)
------- 1.dat
------- 2.dat

etc.

When I try to "include" the actual folder "dat", it pulls out the FILES in the dat folder and then makes a zip like so:

----- My .exe
----- 1.dat
----- 2.dat

etc.

Why won't it the dat folder?

I'm trying to get this:

----- ZIP FILE -----
my.exe
[FOLDER] 1.dat,2.dat,3.dat ....

Any help?

Thanks,

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

John Ohrn 
Global user
(9/4/99 10:08:08 am)
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Re: Installer... geeez..
I have found an easy-to-use installerthat is FREEWARE some time ago. All you do is put all the files for your program into one folder, open the Install Maker program, specify colors, text, etc. andchoose the directory with all of your files in it. The Install Maker will then compile all your files into a single EXE setup program, where the user can choose where he/she wants to install it. I use it and it works fine!

Here is a link directly to the file:

http://www.clickteam.com/ftp/files/Install_Maker/IMUS12rf.exe

Here is a link to the Install Maker website:

http://www.clickteam.com/web/im/about_cadre.htm

- John Ohrn -- johnco@iname.com -- http://redrival.com/neobook -- ICQ: 11023833

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/4/99 11:17:33 am)
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Re: Installer... geeez..
Thanks John,

I have seen it before and was even thinking of checking it out again.

Remember though I need it to make a folder and place some files into it, not just make an installer. :)

I'll go look and report back.

Thanks again,
Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/4/99 11:36:06 am)
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Re: Installer... geeez..
John,

U R A STUD! :)

Install Maker worked perfect, and the first time I tried.

Clickteam makes (made) multimedia fusion (which I own - but don't use.)

I recommend you guys give install maker a try.

THANKS JOHN! :)

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

John Ohrn 
Global user
(9/5/99 3:03:46 pm)
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Re: Installer... geeez..
Hehehe, thanks. I just found that by accident a while ago when I was interested in Klik & Play (there is Klik & Play info on the clickteam site). Yeah, I reccommend it too! Check it out everybody (who needs it)!

- John Ohrn -- johnco@iname.com -- http://redrival.com/neobook -- ICQ: 11023833

Dean
Local user
(9/5/99 6:24:22 pm)
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Re: Installer... geeez..
Cool. Say, can I ask a question?... why don't you use Multimedia Fusion anymore?

I know it's history is a bit grim, but MMF is actually a very good mutlimedia authoring tool. I use Neobook too, but I find MMF is great for jobs that require a lot more interaction with sprites (CAR files).

It has an extensive plug-in library, and most of them are free. you can display and rotate 3DS models, run on the web via a plug in etc etc...

I know this is a Neobook forum, but don't discount MMF fellas, the latest patch makes it very stable.

The community is very large (compared to the neo community) and quite a few friends can be made, along with a lot of help and info.

Why not check the scene out again, this time, a few adults have got involved, LOL!

Dean "Stumpy" Potter
Founder, Fusion Programmers Guild.
http://fpg.nmxt.com/

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/5/99 7:59:13 pm)
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Why I don't Use MMF...
Dean (Stumpy),

I don't use MMF because the company said I could use it to make e-books.
MMF SUCKS FOR MAKING E-BOOKS! :)

I thought it would have a bit more options, etc.

The manual that comes with the MMF SUCKS! or I would learn it to do a game or two on my "spare" time.

I have only seen one descent game made with MMF, but I would love to see more descent games written with it.

Troy

P.S. I have not ruled out MMF, but I'm very disappointed. (Maybe it's me...)

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

Jim Brammer 
Administrator
(9/5/99 10:00:42 pm)
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Re: Why I don't Use ___...
I have tried about every authoring program I could get my hands on. The last one I tried was GL Pro. Although it was quite robust it sits in a stack of CD's along with all the rest. I always end up coming right back to NeoBook because of its simplicity and familiar scripting commands. I know there are alot of things missing from NeoBook that are found in others, and plenty of gripes from us users to that affect but, when the new version of NeBook is released I'm sure that all doubts will be laid to rest.

marlo
Unregistered User
(9/5/99 11:36:45 pm)
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Authoring tools
I check the IMSI web page (MMF publishers) and
search for a MMF demo,and NOTHING!....hmmmm
I try lot of Authoring Tools, but NEVER,
really NEVER, purchase a software without
test it before!!!And if IMSI dont make a demo
is very, very strange, on my opinion.
The most complete shareware authoring tool
I think is Formula Graphics, but its a shame,
with very poor support now,but cheap $50.
Formula have a little confusing script, but
have JAVA, DATABASE,3D fonts on the program.
Another and very amazing is Multimedia Builder,
i think the best actually. Powerful, small, now
with strings and variables,maybe not for great
productions, but enough for any people.Another
good option and from my old days of AMIGA COMPUTER, is SCALA, with the best transitions
i see on any program,ideal for video,limited
script language, but visually powerful!!


steve
Unregistered User
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Authoring Tools
Well, gee, I guess I have to add another one. Although I have MMF, Formula Graphics, and MMB, I prefer Illuminatus. It's very simple and still very powerful.
However, I look forward to NeoBook's development, as it was my favorite in its Dos days.

Wesley Mason
Unregistered User
(9/15/99 11:47:30 am)
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Finally!
Finally, someone mentioned MMB, about bloody time!!!

Troy McDonald
Local user
(9/15/99 2:00:51 pm)
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Re: Finally!
Install Maker works well for me. I mean I create the install file and it installs on my computer, but I've have other people say that it only completes 98% or that it wants more than 150Meg to install (any my whole .exe is only 500k).

Anyone had any weird experiences or know of bugs with ClickTeam's install maker?

Troy

http://www.MagazineSubscribers.com I sell magazines for a living, so what!? :)

Jim Brammer 
Administrator
(9/16/99 7:28:18 am)
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Re: Install Maker
Troy,

I tried your Setup made with Install Maker and it worked fine. Those that have said that your installation was acting up must have other problems of their own.

I wrote ClickTeam asking exactly how PatchMaker works and if it will create update patches for any EXE's and specifically those created in NeoBook. Has anyone already tested PatchMaker?

After I have tested each product for myself I might post links to these programs. They look like they could be handy for NeoBook users...

Jim Brammer * jbrammer@tima.com * http://members.tripod.com/~neodezign/

Jim Brammer 
Administrator
(9/16/99 5:05:43 pm)
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Re: Install Maker
I wrote ClickTeam about PatchMaker and they replied with this...

"Hello,
It should work just fine.
Please give it a try and let us know for sure.
I have been able to update exe files made from Multimedia Fusion so I
assume it would update Neobook exe files."

I am going to give it a try later to find out how or if it works. I'll post the findings. Unless, of course, someone else has already tried it?

Jim Brammer * jbrammer@tima.com * http://members.tripod.com/~neodezign/



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