Creating an MSI version of SimsUshare (Station Edition)

            Your IT admin may want to create a custom MSI file for installing SimsUshare on your network, for example, if you want to include a custom configuration of sim folders. Here are the steps:

            1. Download and install a Windows program like Advanced Installer 10.7.1 ( that makes MSI files. You can use the free version of the program.
            2. Download the SimsUshare Station Edition zip file, which is a zip file containing a structured set of files (
            3. Unpack the Station Edition zip file, which will go into a folder called SimsUshare_SE
            4. Run Advanced Installer and choose the wizard for creating a new project
            5. Under Generic Templates, choose "Simple", then Create new Project
            6. Fill in the Product Details page to the extent you want (name, version, etc.)
            7. Look to the Resources tab (on left), and choose "Files and Folders"
            8. Right-click on the “Application Folder” then individually add each from SimsUshare_SE, which are “Adobe AIR”, “config”, “examples”, “icons”, “libs”, “META-INF”. At this point, you will want to use your custom config files instead of what we supply in the default distribution.
            9. Right-click on the “Application Folder” and choose “Add Files…” and choose the files at the top level of the SimsUshare_SE folder.
            10. Now we’ll create the shortcuts to program execution. Click on the “Wizard” in the top left corner of the window.
            11. It will ask about the Shortcut Type. Choose “A file installed by this package”
            12. On the next screen, check the first two options, “Create shortcut in the application’s group…” and “Create shortcut on the Desktop”.
            13. Lastly, browse to and select the file “SimsUshare.exe” from the Application Folder.
            14. Give the shortcut a name, and description, and you’re just about done (you are done with the wizard now).
            15. In the main menu, choose “Build” and save the aip file
            16. Choose “Run” to create the MSI.

            Updated: 10 Sep 2014 03:38 PM
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