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Testing tdm installer - 2020


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As you know, im working on installation programs to install TDM on several os'ses.
My goal is to create installers, so everybody can install TDM on their system,
without any problems (and avoiding beginner problems).
(see Graphical installer topic and our download page)

In an earlier topic I asked you to test some new features.
And the comments i got, i processed in a new version later.
(I tried to add userrequests like hardware recruiments detector, moving backupgrounds. but they didnt worked good)

During the corona crisis i got more spare time, so i updated the tdm installer for windows,
with more features.
I added  open audio library installer, vc++ installer and TDM version selector.
I hope you have the time to test them.
And if you have any request please put them in this topic too.

Notes - Whats new.
version selector, visual studio installer, openal installer.

Notes - features doesnt run:

  • The Visual studio packages downloaded, but doesnt start the installation.
    (because i have to sort out, which versions tdm need)
  • Version selector, doesnt work correctly because i dont have working mirror for 2.0 yet.
    (if you know a location or want to help, please let me know)
    The other versions need version 2.0 to work.
    So to test them, just watch if it downloads the packages.
    And a message will be displayed when te installer couldnt find a package, like the 2.0 package (takes some second to detect that).

Instructions - download:
You can download it from my google drive
in google drive, select folders: tdm-installer > windows > v03 > tdm_installer-test-versionnumber.
ignore google drives and your windows security warnings.
(Because i'm not a professional provider/developer and dont have a certificate for the installer.)

instructions - during installation
(use it at your own risk, etc etc)
start the installer > intro > license agreement >
at the components just hit next. >
select a folder to install tdm. (not your own tdm folder) >
In the version select, you can select every version in the droplist > install.
If you select newest, then the installer creates the tdm folder, settings permissions and download the newest updater.
If you select another version, then the installer creates the tdm folder, settings permissions and download the packages you need for the version.
After thisIt detects if you have the openal and visual studio packages installed.
if downloads the packages. It installs open al, but doesnt install the visual studio package.
After the installation an old version of the tdm installer will be started.




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You dont know it? that is OpenAl.
That we needed to install for 3D Audio on TDM (also in 2.0.8).
-> I will change the label in the installer. 

Ok, i program the installer to download VC++ for older versions.

Does the (new) user need to install other software to run TDM 2.0.8? 

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TDM 2.06, 2.07, 2.08: none of them requires installing OpenAL. TDM 2.08 has it embedded into exe file, and TDM 2.06 and 2.07 had it embedded into ExtLibs.dll.

TDM 2.05 and before: as far as I know, they used software sound mixing by default. I guess it was possible to switch to OpenAL via cvar, in which case user had to install it himself somehow.

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