NSIS Portable 2.46.1 Unicode (installer scripting language) Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on August 16, 2011 - 11:30pm

logoNSIS Portable 2.46.1 (Unicode) has been released. NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) Portable is a professional open source system to create standard Windows installers (as well as our launchers) packaged as a portable app so you can create installers and launchers anywhere. This release updates updates NSIS Unicode to the latest version and adds additional plugins used by our launchers and installers. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the app store in the PortableApps.com Platform Pre-Release.


ScreenshotNSIS can create Windows installers that are capable of installing, uninstalling, setting system settings, extracting files, etc. Because NSIS is based on script files, you can create both simple and advanced installers. Its features include:

  • Small overhead size
  • Compatible with all major Windows versions
  • Unique compression methods
  • Multiple languages in one installer
  • Many features and checks for the target system
  • Custom dialogs and interfaces
  • Plug-in system
  • Support for web installation, file patching
  • Project integration, different releases and automatic builds
  • Easy and human readable file formats
  • and more...

Learn more about NSIS...

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

NSIS Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


NSIS Portable is available for immediate download from the NSIS Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Chris Morgan's picture

When the version number is contained in the screenshot, it may be worth while updating the screenshot.

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  • The Registry plug-in has been updated to v4.1 and it doesn't seems to be updated in the package. Having said that, I think we should take a look at this and this before updating it.
  • There's a App\NSIS\nsis-uninst.exe file leftover.

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John T. Haller's picture

The registry plugin wasn't updated specifically because of those 2 bugs reported within it in that forum. The uninstall file may be an issue of cleanliness, but ultimately doesn't matter.

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