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Old 04-11-2007, 12:43 AM   #41
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Yes, I have two downloads available. Some people dislike installers and they appreciate having a straight zip-file without the installer, and it makes life easier for those using WinE, who get problems with installers. The installer makes life easier for everyone else and is a smaller download due to better compression.

And here is the relevant part of the installer script, in case you're interested in the details. It should be easy to understand even if you're unfamiliar with NSI. (Recall that saved games always end up together with the .slg file.)

  SetOutPath "$INSTDIR"
  File Frasse.exe
  File Bass.dll
  File Frasse.ico
  File Readme.rtf

  SetOutPath "$APPDATA\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick"

  File Frasse.slg
  File Frasse.ini

  !insertmacro MUI_STARTMENU_WRITE_BEGIN Application
    ;Create shortcuts
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick.lnk" "$INSTDIR\Frasse.exe" "$APPDATA\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick\Frasse.slg" "$INSTDIR\Frasse.ico"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Read Me.lnk" "$INSTDIR\Readme.rtf"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Advanced settings.lnk" "$APPDATA\Frasse and the Peas of Kejick\Frasse.ini"
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Trumgottist on the Web.lnk" ""
    CreateShortCut "$SMPROGRAMS\$STARTMENU_FOLDER\Uninstall.lnk" "$INSTDIR\Uninstall.exe"
Play my game: Frasse and the Peas of Kejick. The Special Edition is now available! (Mac OS X or Windows.)
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:18 AM   #42
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Well, TGTTPOACS works fine for me too. Including saving.

Sorry, I'm really behind in replying to this thread .
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:05 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Trumgottist View Post
Yes, I have two downloads available. Some people dislike installers and they appreciate having a straight zip-file without the installer
Thanks, I'll have to remember that. I guess my problem is that I'm aiming at people who don' play many games, so I have to assume that their technical understanding is nil. But for folks with non-Windows systems we can surely assume a little more tech ability.
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