Old 15th July 2018, 14:17   #1
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Need a Dummy's guide to NSIS

I would like to create my first installer, but I just don't know what I am doing. Is there anything like a Dummy's Guide to NSIS? Or can I find a 'tutor' to walk me through my first creation?

i am trying to create an installer which, when executed, will install some files in some folders that will already exist on the user's computer, and will also install a font contained in the package.

I even tried playing with a program called HM NIS Edit but only get errors.

Any help out there for someone who doesn't seem to have a clue?
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Old 15th July 2018, 14:45   #2
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Start by looking at Example1.nsi and read about the instructions in the manual.

I'm sure there are some online tutorials out there but if you need a lot of handholding or a fancy creator UI you might want to take a look at Inno Setup as well.

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Old 16th July 2018, 02:04   #3
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Dummy guide to NSIS

Thank you, I will try Inno Setup.

I am sure I will be fine once I have created my first installer that does what it is meant to do, but anything that helps me get there is appreciated.

My experience with coding is limited; years ago I took a course in COBOL and I have worked a bit with VBA in Word and Excel, but that's it.
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Old 21st July 2018, 06:31   #4
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This is a good idea. I have plans about creating several video tutorials which will introduce NSIS and Inno Setup step by step, but my time is limited

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