What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

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a.borque
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What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

Post by a.borque » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:56 pm

Hello!
AFAIR there were ZIP-releases without an installer for previous releases of ScummVM. Even longer ago there was also a version for PortableApps. For the latest release I can not find a ZIP version and the version offered by PortableApps ist terribly outdated. Are there technical reasons for that, or is there simply no one to maintain these packages, or a lack of interest by the users, or...?
Thanks for a enlightenment!
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Re: What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

Post by Collector » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:07 pm

You can unpack the installer using Innounp. It was so much nicer back when they wrote the installer with NSIS instead of Inno Setup since you can easily open those with just 7-zip.

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Re: What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

Post by rootfather » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm

Hi there,

having a .zip release sounds like a good idea. I'll see what I can do about this. I doubt that the PortableApps version will be back soon...

EDIT: Check out https://www.scummvm.org/downloads again :)

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Re: What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:11 pm

When I download a daily build I just choose the install directory (on my portable HDD) and then choose not to add it to the Start Menu. It basically "unzips" and that's it.

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Re: What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

Post by a.borque » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:10 pm

rootfather wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Hi there,

having a .zip release sounds like a good idea. I'll see what I can do about this. I doubt that the PortableApps version will be back soon...

EDIT: Check out https://www.scummvm.org/downloads again :)
Thanks a lot! :D
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Re: What happened to the portable and ZIP versions for Windows?

Post by NLS » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:00 am

GREAT that zip returned.
It should have never left.

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