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PortableApps Questions

I'm making an PA compatible installation for WinVICE and I have some questions and remarks.

(Winvice is a 8-bit Commodore emulator)

* There are more than one executable. Do I need to make a launcher for each of them?

* I noticed the splash screens are JPG. I created a dummy one and converted it to 256 colors before saving as optimized JPG. It's now 14KB, a 'huge' saving compared to the example jpg (which was around 45KB) Converting to optimized 256 colors is maybe a good suggestion for all splash screens. (My dummy splash screen has a bit of the look of the PA one, but it's intended as a dummy one!)

I already used UPX to compress the executables and also used a HTML optimizer to save a few kb on the html files. I copied the folder structure on an existing Portable App and working from there to implement a compatible version of the app.

But I still need to research if the app uses registry settings and the like. (I think it doesn't use the registry, but I still need to make sure Smile

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Well...

There are more than one executable. Do I need to make a launcher for each of them?
That depends on whether the different Apps need to be launched by the user.
If the user has to execute them, you need a separate launcher, if not, you can leave them.
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They do need launched individually

Thanks for the reply. Yes. Each emulator is launched seperate.

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So

have fun making several Launchers... Wink
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Easiest way...

To figure that out, it if the programs has a shortcut in the StartMenu, or on the desktop, etc, check it's properties and see which executable it's pointing too.

Hmm, somehow I missed those last two comments above this, guess I didn't scroll enough. Blum

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thanks anyway

I never used NSI so I imagine I gotta fight it first Smile

Hmm do the NSI script even work from the location they put in? I get a file not found concerning the executable Sad

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