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Work in Progress / Smart Packer - Multi platform installer (Windows, Mac en ...)

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mrniceguy
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Posted: 25th Jun 2013 19:09 Edited at: 25th Jun 2013 20:41
We have some ideas about developing a multi-platform installer and would like to know if there is enough interest for such a tool.

The product packs a complete folder into one single file. When the single file is started a customizable menu is shown so the main exe can be launched.



Files are extracted during run-time to a temporary unique folder and run from there. After processing the files are stored in a encrypted archive.

Features:
- Multi-platform (Windows & Mac & Linux*)
- Customizable menu (background image and text)
- Background sound
- Uninstall with one click
- Update functionality
- Optional password protection

*Linux support is under investigation, if possible it will be added as feature (for free).

To fund the development of this tool we are considering pre-ordering and/or crowdfunding.

Please let us know your thoughts and/or opinion.

Thank you!

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Smart Packer Pro - Distribute games and applications
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Melancholic
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Posted: 29th Jun 2013 18:45
I don't really see a market for this sort of thing, for windows there are plenty of great free install makers for Windows, and installers are not really a thing on Linux. If you want some advice though, I'd say get a better name, Smart Packer doesn't really roll off the tongue, replace Smart with something more appropriate, something starting with p, maybe call it Puw Packer?


I can count to banana...
mrniceguy
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Posted: 29th Jun 2013 18:50 Edited at: 29th Jun 2013 18:50
@Melancholic:
Smart Packer does already exists as product name so it will be a totally different name

Smart Packer Pro - Distribute games and applications
V-Packer for Games - Compress your game files into one executable
Flash Packer - Pack your Flash movies
Mobiius
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Posted: 29th Jun 2013 19:55
Replace smart with something off the wall, like fudge.

This is my current project, check it out! [href]forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=204576&b=8[/href]
This is my website, check it out! [href]http:\\www.TeamDefiant.co.uk[/href]
Melancholic
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Posted: 29th Jun 2013 23:23
Fudge Packer works even better than Puw Packer! Imagine all the terms that could stem from it

"Hey, wanna play a game?"
"Sorry mate, I'm too busy packing fudge, if you know what i mean!"


I can count to banana...
Mobiius
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Posted: 1st Jul 2013 20:20
I jut lolled. More so than when I originally wrote it.

This is my current project, check it out! [href]forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=204576&b=8[/href]
This is my website, check it out! [href]http:\\www.TeamDefiant.co.uk[/href]

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