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Help test new installer for Windows

by rubenwardy » Tue May 15, 2018 10:56

Hi! There's a PR to add a Windows installer to Minetest, however most devs aren't on Windows so can't test. I'd like Windows users to try out the installer. You should make sure that it can find Minetest Game, the changes you make to worlds are saved when you restart, and that you can install and use mods.

64-bit installer: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/fi ... 64.msi.zip
PR: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/pull/6153
 

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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by Vapalus » Tue May 15, 2018 11:24

So, the following should be tested:
1) New Installation
- does it work
- does it find minetest_game
2) Re-Installation
- does it work
- does it find minetest_game
- do "old" worlds still work

or is there anything else to it?
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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by cHyper » Tue May 15, 2018 16:52

rubenwardy wrote:Hi! There's a PR to add a Windows installer to Minetest, however most devs aren't on Windows so can't test. I'd like Windows users to try out the installer. You should make sure that it can find Minetest Game, the changes you make to worlds are saved when you restart, and that you can install and use mods.

64-bit installer: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/fi ... 64.msi.zip
PR: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/pull/6153


I also did windows installer before with several mods, games and a some texturepacks!
The installer has about 100 megabyte data!
The installer-tool for windiws was a free licence and i uploaded it on my personal blog...
The old blog with the installer does not exist anymore!

OSS:

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btw: a great idee anyway!
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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by zing269 » Wed May 16, 2018 00:47

Not sure if this test is valuable, as it is for XP 64bit.

New install worked, changed the install path to c:\games\minetest-1. Did not find any of the versions installed in c:\games\.

Ran installer again, it found the first install.

Deleted doc folder, ran installer and selected repair, doc folder repaired.

Deleted doc folder, ran installer and selected change, added minimal. It added minimal and doc folder.

Uninstall also worked, didn't leave any files or registry entries.
 

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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by cHyper » Wed May 16, 2018 15:10

zing269 wrote:Not sure if this test is valuable, as it is for XP 64bit.

New install worked, changed the install path to c:\games\minetest-1. Did not find any of the versions installed in c:\games\.

Ran installer again, it found the first install.

Deleted doc folder, ran installer and selected repair, doc folder repaired.

Deleted doc folder, ran installer and selected change, added minimal. It added minimal and doc folder.

Uninstall also worked, didn't leave any files or registry entries.


+1; great test session anyway... ;-)
 

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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by christoferlevich » Thu May 17, 2018 13:46

It seems to have worked fine for me - win 10.
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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by cHyper » Mon Jun 18, 2018 17:15

christoferlevich wrote:It seems to have worked fine for me - win 10.


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Re: Help test new installer for Windows

by AiTechEye » Tue Oct 23, 2018 18:05

works for me too win10

deleted the bin and fonts folder, and repaired it - restored
deleted lua51.dll from bin folder and repaired it - restored
installer > uninstall - worked, only installed files removed
installer > change > remove - worked too

it reads mods, games, worlds etc from AppData\Roaming\Minetest
games also from Program Files\Minetest

i would like to see a prompt box before it unstalls, eg do you really want to unistall...
and ask if the user want to keep the user files

in windows you can find the AppData\Roaming\Minetest folder by type %appdata%\Minetest as a directory / adress :)
 


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