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  • Standalone exe?

    I downloaded some sample files from
    http://www.autoplaystudio.com/download/samples.php
    that were standalone executables (i.e self-contained data)

    How can this be done with AMS4? I would like to create an exe that contains all supporting files (i.e. no data folder) but can't find any option to do this under the build tab.

    TIA

  • #2
    Re: Standalone exe?

    I used Winrar to create self extracting zip files (.exe) with those samples, and then I just set the options to "run after extraction - autorun.exe"...

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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    • #3
      Re: Standalone exe?

      Hi Corey and thanks.
      I'm still confused though. Sample #3 - Basic Image Browser contains images. Normally these images would be kept in a folder, by default, called data. Where are these images?

      When the Winrar archive extracts it does not create a folder called data. Does it keep the images in a hidden folder somewhere or are the images in the autorun.exe?

      That's my real question. Are the images contained within 1 file - the autorun.exe and if so how is that done?
      thanks again

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      • #4
        Re: Standalone exe?

        Here's how I do it, I simply build my project then I drag to select alll the files and folders within my build folder, i.e. autorun.exe, etc. Then I right click and select "Add to Archive". Then I choose "Create SFX Archive" and in the SFX options dialog I set the "run after extraction" field to "autorun.exe" It does the rest... Obviously it's extracting it to the Window's temp folder and running it from there but I doubt it's hiding any files, you can still get at them all. Although I've never bothered to look. It's just a quick easy way to deploy everything as a single file, it doesn't alter the structure of things or offer any extra security. (Unless you password protect your SFX)

        Corey Milner
        Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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        • #5
          Re: Standalone exe?

          Thanks Corey for the clarification.
          "Hidden" was a bad choice of words. I meant that the folder and files were obviously not in plain sight..as you suggested these files are indeed extracted to a windows temp file in sfx folders.

          Either way, this is a nice way to package a presentation as a one file .exe even though it is actually just an archive.

          Thanks once more for taking the time to respond.

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