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DanSteph
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« on: February 05, 2005, 12:30:17 PM »

Hello All,

When you make final release and to help a bit , I'm ready to pack NASSP
with the same installer than DGIII and OS3 if you want with custom text,
image etc etc.

Os installer:


This installer don't write anything in the registry it's like a "safe" unzip that
will make installing Nassp really easy and avoid noobs mistake.

Also at end of installation you can have two button that user can click and
that point to whatewer, program, doc, web site etc etc.
And before install once Orbiter directory set I can make checks to see if
an old version is installed, warn the user, delete directory etc etc.
And last you can have a desktop icon to the NASSP doc or watewhere.
(install again OS3.0 to see how it work)

Of course I would  let you choose the image, all the texts and installer's
behaviour (check old install ?, desktop icon,warn user about res or others requirment ?)

If you want, my offer is valid unlimited time. Just ask.

Dan

PS: installer can even activate modules, taken that the Orbiter.cfg exist already (Orbiter launched at least one time)
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2005, 12:57:05 PM »

I think it would be a great help , your DGIII installer  and OrbitSound installer are great  I hope they take you up on your kind offer
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2005, 04:04:18 PM »

http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=43

This topic points to Nerull's Install script for Innosetup the thing is Inno can halfve the size of the install basicly though the compression it uses if yours has that too than ignore this message.

Basicly looking out for the 56kers out there  Wink

I do like your installer tho its very good but I dont know what compression it uses.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2005, 07:09:15 PM »

It's zip compression, for DGIII for example 17.2mo are
reduced to 7.65mo. Notice it might depend of the files type
somes are better compressed than somes others.

Dan
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005, 07:12:10 PM »

Ok

There is somthing better than zip if you will hold for a min ill find it

BTW do you have any Instant Messengers Installed?
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2005, 07:16:41 PM »

7-Zip LZMA file compression ya thats it better compression than ZIP and Innosetup uses it so its smaller

Suggestion look at this http://www.7-zip.org/sdk.html

Heres somthing I took from the home page

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Compression ratio
Compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests. We compared 7-Zip with some of the leading archivers: WinRAR 3.10, WinAce 2.3, CABARC 1.0, PKZIP 2.50.

FILE SET: The GIMP 1.2.4 for Windows after full installation (127 subfolders, 1304 files totaling 27,128,826 bytes). The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It can be downloaded from www.gimp.org.

Archiver Compressed size Ratio
7-Zip (7z format) 5445402 100%
WinRAR 3.10 6004155 110%
WinAce 2.3 6242424 115%
CABARC 1.0 6455327 119%
7-Zip (zip format) 9461621 174%
PKZIP 2.50 9842800 181%

Usually 7-Zip compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format. And 7-Zip compresses to zip format 2-10% better than other zip compatible programs.

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Of course Innosetup makes a setup file not a 7z file but nassp is big so use of LZMA compression is recomended
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 11:20:23 PM »

No problem for me whatewer you choose my offer remain open.

I just hope innosetup allow to not use registry because I bet many ppls
will be bothered by registry use (multiple Orbiter directory)
About 56k I have the personnal feeling that someone that can download
70mo Orbiter can afford 20mo but I can be wrong here Wink

Dan
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005, 11:52:32 PM »

Im just kinda hoping you will put in LZMA compression as it is better.

I agree about the reg part I will ask about it
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005, 12:03:21 AM »

My script does store the orbiter dir in the registry, but it only uses it to set the default for later installs, you can select another dir just as easily as if there was no default.

As a modem user, an extra 10 megs can make the diffrence between an addon I install and one I ignore. I don't have the high res textures, for example. They give little benefit (I had them in the old version, earth was still ugly, if i want to look at a pretty earth, i use other programs).
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