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"How To" guide needed

Hello everyone,

I'm new to using PAM and have no real coding experience whatsoever (except tinkering with .ini's and such).

Now I am starting to like and use the Portable Apps system more and more and I'd like to add some of my own content. To try around, I am currently trying to 'portable-ize' my Red Alert installation. There is just one problem: I can't find any instructions, and if they _are_ around, they are (too) hard to find.

At this moment I think I completed the file folder structure and everything else, except for the "AppNamePortable.exe" part, wich I really don't know what that consists of, how to make/edit one or how to get one made.

I'm eager to learn, so please teach me.

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Well,

Here are some links:
The Draft of the PAF Specs: https://portableapps.com/node/12851
The Unofficial Beginner's Guide (needs a lot of work): http://cubegames.net/development/beginners
The #portableapps IRC chat room http://mibbit.com/?server=irc.freenode.net&nick=ANewbie&channel=%23porta... (you get a lot of help there.
The summarization of portablizing is to basically do whatever you can to make sure that the settings get saved to the data dir (with a few more things)

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A step closer...

Thank you for your post. I already read the Draft on the PAF specs globabally and used some of it's information before I posted my first question. I now installed NSIS (portable pre-release), but the beginners guide doesn't link to the example scripts, so I don't really know what to do. Could you give me a (link to an) example script that I could modify so it'd work for my program?

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Look at one of the launchers

Look at one of the launchers that handles what you need. How does the app store its settings?

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Exactly my question!

Well, you hit they nail on the head there! How do I find out? Is there an app that lets me read the contents of an executable? If so, where do I get it? (and is there a portable version? I'm working on a public computer at the moment.)

Edit: I know some settings are simply stored in .ini files, but there are some registry keys required I think.

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You can use things like

You can use things like regmon(sysinternals, not portable yet) regshot (search here) or you can use regedit(win r and regedit), start with regshot. I would check out the 7-zip and Keepass-you'll need to mix the two. What app is it?

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Regshot

For the record, Regshot Portable is over here.

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Thanks

Thanks

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Heh

Well it was more for the original poster. Smile

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Hehe

That'd be me I guess n_n

*installs regshot portable*

I'll be fiddling with this some in the afternoon I guess (my afternoon, I'm GMT+1, guess that explains something here, hehe)

@Oliver: I'm currently trying to portable-ize my C&C: Red Alert install for personal use and for practicing the process of making stuff portable.

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