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I see the big "last warning" banner above talking about not posting anything not appropriate. I don't want to cause trouble, so I want to ask to make sure.

I have found quite a few nice freeware screensavers from www.freewarefiles.com that are just .scr screensavers - no installer. Can I compile them into one installer to make them for an nLite addon? I can post their origins so people can verify they are freeware and give credit to the authors. And I'm not decompiling anything. I just want to group them together.

Would that abide by the rules?

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If the files are hosted in public domain on the site, then yes. If the files are not public domain, I would advise against it. A lot of times the freeware sites host "free" applications but are still owned/maintained (for free, of course) by people and do control distribution (free in use, but not in ownership) If that is the case, you should get their permission first.

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but why bothering to put them together? you can intagrate them directly...

That is a good point. I have directly integrated files into an XP CD before. However, I can think of two reasons why this project would be beneficial: 1) it is much easier to add an addon with nLite; and 2) you have a great compression ratio with this installer.

However, the thread where I posted my screensaver pack is now locked because I did not realize that four of the screensavers were ported from Vista. I was unaware of this fact because I have barely even used Vista (I only played around with it for less than an hour and I was not impressed). I found those screensavers on a freeware website and the link to the 'creator' was to joejoe.org.

Anyways, I walk away from this with a good bit more knowledge on how to create Inno Setup installers with selectable components, which I couldn't do before. I'm glad I learned this skill because I think it will help me make better installers in the future.

That's all I have to say.


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