SFXMaker 1.3.1 Final - a Switchless Installer maker

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Post by Jamshed_11946 » Sat May 02, 2009 11:34 pm

yes you have a great website and a great tool.
i love sfx maker

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Post by iuli_kyle » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:57 am

Updated to 1.2 RC2 !
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Post by iuli_kyle » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:25 pm

Updated to 1.2 RC3 !
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Post by iuli_kyle » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:32 pm

Updated to 1.2.1 RC1 !
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Post by fullcontrol » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:56 pm

iuli_kyle thank you!

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Post by Requi3m » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:25 pm

it gets stuck on changing icons and strings

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Post by Requi3m » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:44 pm

Requi3m wrote:it gets stuck on changing icons and strings
This stopped happening when I unchecked use exe icon

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Post by Requi3m » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:45 pm

Nice program. It kind of sucks that I have to disable my anti virus to use it though. Is there any way you could pack it differently or something?

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Post by iuli_kyle » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:42 pm

@Requi3m : That's because the UPX compression. I'll see what can be done about that. About the icon problem, it depends of how big is teh installer you are creating. It can't just stop, with no error message.
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Post by sandertju » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:36 am

Can I help with getting the dutch translation in it?

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Post by iuli_kyle » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:04 pm

@sandertju : Sure ! Just register to my forum, i will make you a member of Translation Team and after you can post your translation there :)
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Post by sandertju » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:42 am

Well, I've just exceeded the amount of regristration. That's because the verification image is freaking unreadable :).

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Can you read that or is that just Firefox? ;)
Tryed about 15 times to get a READABLE code, but didn't get one..:D
If you want to laugh, go your game :D.

Also I have a question/idea, could you make an option to put registry files in the installer? Or is that inpossible to do?:)

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Post by Requi3m » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:01 pm

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iuli_kyle wrote:About the icon problem, it depends of how big is teh installer you are creating. It can't just stop, with no error message.
It froze on that part with no error message. The installer wasn't that big. It was the installer for either the vc++ 2005 or 2008 runtimes. I don't remember which. Maybe I was doing something wrong?

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Post by iuli_kyle » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:24 am

@sandertju : :o definitely unreadable. I check captcha settings.
EDIT : Fixed that one. Way more readable now :)

@requi3m : Run SFXMaker with the "/debug" switch and post the log it will generate.
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Post by sandertju » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:08 am

Thanks Iuli. Just registered under the name of sandertju.

Let me know where and how..:)

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Post by jsp » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:56 am

iuli_kyle- You make this great utility.Thank you.
When are you releasing new version? with these updates

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Post by iuli_kyle » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:40 pm

hi jsp,

I'm actually working on 1.2 Final right now. I will update everything that is updatable plus some improvments and fixes. I cannot give you a certaind date, but i hope it will be soon released.

Later Edit : Actually, is 1.2.1 Final :)
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Post by iuli_kyle » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:51 pm

Just a quick note :) 1.2.1 Final will be the last version that will be written in AutoIT. I'm planning to translate the entire code to Delphi code, because of the advantages of an OOP language.
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Post by koolimbi » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:03 pm

thank you iuli_kyle
i have a question
for exemple if im make winrar with sfx maker how shall be able to add the reg in the sfx ?
or what is the switch of winrar sfxed :)
thank you

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Post by koolimbi » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:54 pm

any answere :(

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Post by ELiTE » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:51 pm

koolimbi wrote:any answere :(
Apps are like people. Each app is better at some things than others. I use SFXMaker for some installers and WinRar for others. Each app has it's strong points and should be used according to your needs. Sometimes I build the installer with WinRar and use SFXMaker to create the Addon. Like I said, you go with what works best for you. There's 50 different ways to make a switchless/Addon. I have an entire toolkit of about a dozen different apps I use to pack these things up. There are no rules set in stone......8)
By downloading an ELiTE Switchless Installer Addon you, the End User, agree to abide by any Terms of Use prescribed by the Freeware App contained within.

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Post by iuli_kyle » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:12 pm

Soooooo ...

I know that i've been late with the development. The final version is almost ready, i've been working on it since i released the current version. But due to the fact that i was too lazy, i was unable to finalize it.

For future, i don't know what will happen. I'm learning C++ now and maybe i will try to implement SFXMaker in C++, because it is a much more faster environment. However, no promises !
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Post by iuli_kyle » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:29 am

Updated to final version !

Waiting feedback, PMs and messages :)
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Post by mr_smartepants » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:55 pm

iuli_kyle wrote:Waiting feedback, PMs and messages :)
Ack! Your utility set fire to my beard, turned my cat purple and melted my ice cream!
Oh wait, I don't have a beard or a cat and my ice cream is melting comfortably in my belly. :D
Excellent release! Thank you.
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Post by iuli_kyle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:10 pm

mr_smartepants wrote: Ack! Your utility set fire to my beard, turned my cat purple and melted my ice cream!
Oh wait, I don't have a beard or a cat and my ice cream is melting comfortably in my belly. :D
Excellent release! Thank you.
You put a wide smile on my face :D

Anyway, receiving feedback is important, i felt like i'm working on an application that no one was using, or at least almost no one.

Thanks for your kind message :P
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Post by jsp » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:02 am

Thanks iuli_kyle for this great utility.

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Post by mr_smartepants » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:11 am

iuli_kyle wrote:Anyway, receiving feedback is important, i felt like i'm working on an application that no one was using, or at least almost no one.
In some cases, no news is good news. This has been working great for me. Thanks for the time you spent on this. I'll report back if I have any issues.
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Post by master2 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:30 am

great tool!!!!!!!!

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Post by Knowone » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:43 am

This tool has serviced my needs very well a couple of years back. Looking forward to try out this version now when I'm about to start my Windows 7 adventure.
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Post by iuli_kyle » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:29 am

Updated, check out first post :) !
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Post by bphlpt » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:54 pm

Many Thanks, iuli_kyle!

Cheers and Regards

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Post by iuli_kyle » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:21 am

You welcome :)
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Post by iuli_kyle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:35 am

Updated to 1.3 RC1 !
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Post by bphlpt » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:08 am

Thank you again!

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Post by pdl808 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:49 pm

The download is still the beta file. The Softpedia link is 404.

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Post by iuli_kyle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 pm

Just go to www.isoft-online.com and go to download page. There are the links for RC1.

I don't know what happened to Softpedia link.
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Post by kolp » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:26 am

Hello,

I wonder if you can help me, I know this is most likely not the right the place to ask and I am sorry.

I am trying to make an Office 2003 nLite addon and so far I have failed miserably. I have my own administrative point created and I tried with the second tab "Directory" , chose the directory with the files and setup exe. I am using "TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb-" as a switch for the setup, and then tick "Create nLite Addon", Create. It integrates fine, but fails to install.

Please tell me what to do next!

Many thanks

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Post by iuli_kyle » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:47 am

Hi,

I never made an Office installer with SFXMaker, but there are users who successfully created it. There's a nice tutorial on YouTube created by ssx4life for this. Take a look :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSMJLnRjn94

Hope it helps !
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Post by kolp » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:43 am

iuli_kyle, thanks for your response!

my problem is successfully creating the nlite addon, the switchless is fine.

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Post by iuli_kyle » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:27 am

What is your problem, more exactly ? :) I mean, is the addon created? Does nLite integrates it successfully ?

If i remember right, nLite is copying the switchless installer to SVCPACK folder and adds the entries to svcpack.inf. I don't know for sure, but i think Office cannot install corectly during T-13 (when svcpack.inf entries are executed) during Windows Setup.

You should install it after Windows is installed (via GuiRunOnce section, for example) or you can use WPI.
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Post by iuli_kyle » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:58 am

Updated to 1.3 Final !
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Post by iuli_kyle » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:44 am

Updated to 1.3.1 Beta !
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Post by iuli_kyle » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:09 am

Updated to 1.3.1 Final !
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Post by bphlpt » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:50 am

Many Thanks, iuli_kyle!

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Post by RicaNeaga » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:58 pm

I have a bug repost - your latest (also I tried previous builds) aren't compatible with addons / installers made with SFX 1.5.

I was having issues with two .7z installers made by ricktendo, and as you can see here for example, I cannot use your app to add th arguments needed to make those installers run silently (the same for .net 4.5 from here or visual runtimes from here).

Please investigate this issue. Hope you won't mind, but I'll also send this via mail, as I consider it an important bug. Thanks. :)

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Post by sentabees » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:44 am

:cool: Thx very much 4 this
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Re: SFXMaker 1.3.1 Final - a Switchless Installer maker

Post by Zephyr » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:45 am

As usual the links are dead, but you can obtain it from 4shared at this Url: https://www.4shared.com/rar/EFmx9o1Qfi/ ... aller.html

You can also obtain version 1.30 beta from Software Informer at this URL: https://sfx-maker.software.informer.com/1.3b/
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