Tag Archive: installer

Oct
21
2009

WiX XNA Installer 3.1

I just uploaded a new release of my WiX XNA Installer template that has been updated to XNA 3.1! If you happen to have a customized installer built on the XNA 3.0 template, fear not, for the required changes are very small! Use your favorite Diff/Merge tool and copy over any changes referring to Xna_3_1 …

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Apr
19
2009

WiX XNA Installer 3.0

This past week I’ve been working on my WiX XNA installer template again because I really wanted to integrate installer generation into my continuous integration builds. That way, I can hand test versions to friends without explaining in detail how to get it to run and it’s one less worry I have when I release …

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Nov
07
2007

WiX Installer for XNA Games

My GameSetupHelper library is making good progress. I was finally able to get some insight into the workings of WiX and Windows Installer. I’m just about to create a small installer template for XNA games that will automatically check whether the required system components are available (for XNA games, these are DirectX 9.0c with the …

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Oct
30
2007

XNA Game Installers

Screenshot of NUnit testing various things in my GameSetupHelper DLL
This weekend, I’ve been thinking about ways to create an installer for my game project. For desktop applications, the technology of choice is of course Microsoft Windows Installer, which generates handy .msi files. It also automatically tracks which steps are neccessary to uninstall the application and it has the convenient repair function. However, when it …

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