Confused Newbie! Please Help!

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Confused Newbie! Please Help!

Post by slo-motion » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:23 pm

Sorry for the dumb question guys, but I have been reading for what seems like hours now and I still am not sure how to procede.

What I want to know is how to use the switchless installers from
RyanVM's MSFN Files Page?

I tried to include them into the XP CD setup, using the latest integrator, but they have a .EXE extension and not a .CAB??? Is there a special trick to this, or am I just stupid? I just can't seem to get the integrator to see them. Am I wrong in assuming that these appz can be installed the same as a regular add-on?

Thanx in advance to all, keep up the great work!

slo-motion

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Post by ricktendo64 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:04 pm

Cretèur Addon
nLite Addon Maker
nLite Plugin Creator
Use these addon makers, just leave the switch area blank, Important: but dont try to make one out of dotNet 2.0 it wont work. (make sure the word addon is included in your addon FileName and the_integrator_hates_spaces)

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Post by slo-motion » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:46 pm

ricktendo64... I have choosen to use the nlite Addon Maker, so I assume that when you say to leave the "switch area blank", you are refering to the area that says... "Command for silent installation" :?:

TIA
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Post by ricktendo64 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:07 am

Correct

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Post by slo-motion » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:08 am

Ok, I must be doing something wrong. I used the latest version of nlite Addon Maker, to create the following addon's. 1.1 SP1, Adobe Reader 7.08, XPize 4.5.1 FULL, and Java 5.0 Update 9. The problem is that even with Max 7z compression, all the file sizes have increased 6X - 8X the original size! What am I doing wrong? I left the switch area blank as instructed. The above files started @ 50.73MB and ended @ 190MB so where did I go wrong?

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:27 am

The easiest way would be to do it by hand.

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Post by ricktendo64 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:33 am

And dont make XPize into a addon just Slipstream it into your XP CD.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:36 am

Make an entries.ini file that looks like this:

(Fixe the file names to what you have.)

[general]
builddate=09/30/2006
description=Multi-addon addon
language=English
title=Multi
version=1

[EditFile]
I386\SVCPACK.INF,SetupHotfixesToRun,AddProgram

[AddProgram]
jre509.exe
adobe.exe
netfx11.exe
xpize.exe /S

Put all of the .exe files into one folder called svcpack.

Place both the svcpack folder and the entries file in a folder called some thing like Blah_addon and compress that with your favorite compression utility.

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Post by slo-motion » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:41 am

Ok, will try it tomorrow and report back.

TIA

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Post by SoKoOLz » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:47 am

woo, he has the same problem when I came here at the first time...
I think some of the FAQs need to be updated.
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Post by slo-motion » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:55 pm

I think there is always room for improvement. And Ryan, Ricktendo64, and everyone else who is contributing here are doing an exellent job at making a complex technology possible, so that we can keep out machines in top shape! Keep up the great work, we are all grateful for the help.

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