I'm gonna be trialling Director for my company in a the next
week or so and just wanted to ask a couple of questions before I
I'd like to create an installation DVD which autoruns when
you pop it into your drive. A splash screen comes up with INSTALL
ALL SOFTWARE option. Once you click on it, you get a list of
software with tickboxes (all ticked as default) and you just untick
the software you don't want. Then you click OK and it installs for
example Adobe Reader, once that's done, installs Quicktime, once
that's done installs Windows Media Player etc.
Yes, not only is it possible to do that with Director, it is
easy. Making the DVD autorun (assuming we are talking about
Macs do not have an autorun option built into the OS) is as
easy as an
autorun CD. Just make an autorun.inf file that tells the OS
program to open.
To make the interface with checkboxes is simple as drag and
drop in Director
To do the installations, you can use the Director command
will launch the setup.exe files for each program.
The 'open' command is a bit limited, but it will work. I
recommend, though, that you check out the BuddyAPI xtra
(www.mods.com.au/budapi). It has a lot of commands that allow
deal with the Windows (or Mac) APIs. There is a command,
baRunProgram, for instance, that will run any program, then
that program is done before allowing Director to move on in
In your instance, that would be perfect to run one installer,
it is done, run the next one in the list.