Going to be moving to an installer soon...

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14 Dec, 2009 09:10 PM

I know some of you don't like applications that install. I tend to be somewhat partial to small utilities like this not having an installer as well, but that said I think i'm going to be moving to an installed application soon for a few reasons.

1) It allows me to do system checks, like verifying .NET 3.5 is installed foe example, before installing the application
2) It allows me to present license information in a "proper" way that is some-what required by a few of the libraries I use.
3) As you've seen, there are a few DLLs involved, so this isn't just a simple one file app anymore.
4) It will cut down on the "How do I install this" or "where should I put this" , or my favorite "What do I do with this zip file thing?" questions I keep getting.

Is anyone really against it being an installed app?

  1. 1 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 14 Dec, 2009 09:44 PM

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    I really prefer the simplicity of a simple exe, but i see the reasoning behind why you want to make an installer, so if you make it also easily uninstallable then just do make an installer out of it, i just hope i dont run into issues when uninstalling a beta and installing the next one =)

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 14 Dec, 2009 09:45 PM

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    Oh trust me if its installed it will uninstall, easily and cleanly. I hate apps that don't uninstall properly.

  3. 3 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 14 Dec, 2009 09:46 PM

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    dont forget to uninstall also the directory "\My Documents\DAModder" so i dont have to delete it by hand with every new version =)

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 14 Dec, 2009 09:48 PM

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    In general you shouldn't have to delete that. Your backups are stored there, so probably best to keep them unless I specifically state to delete it for some reason.

  5. 5 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 14 Dec, 2009 09:55 PM

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    i treat every new beta as a complete fresh install, because the majority of pepole downloading damodder may still not have had it installed before, so it makes more sense to me that way. But in general you may be right, it isnt necessary, i just want to leave no room for possible errors from a former beta version.

  6. jwvanderbeck closed this discussion on 26 Dec, 2009 02:21 AM.

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