Since this has confused several people, I'll start by making this clear: This program is not for installing custom stories. It's for developers to create installers, that people who want to play that particular developer's custom story, can then download and run, to easily install the corresponding custom story.
So unless you're a developer this tool is not
You will only be interested in the output, which author's will upload and link to in their own threads.
Notice about anti-virus software:
Some anti-virus applications seem to trigger when encountering the installer (The installers, not the creator).
This is a false positive, and is 'caused by the way the data is embedded within the installer.
As you can see, a few anti-virus applications reacts to it
Though, I guarantee that it's not
a virus. It's simply due to hysterical anti-virus checks.
Solution: Disable your anti-virus while installing custom stories, or use another anti-virus.
I was drooling waiting for the editors to come out, and I decided that I might as well use the time on something useful.
Someone posted a suggestion to make some kind of installer for the stories:
So I've used the last 6-7 hours on creating a tool that can make installers for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, as easy as putting a finger up your... Wait, actually, it's a lot easier...
Edit: 4-5 hours later
Version 220.127.116.11 is now available: http://amnesia.treesoft.dk/acsi/download...er1013.zip
[Changed] The installer now prompts the user where to install a story if both the retail and the Steam version is installed.
[Changed] Removed fading of tool tips in the installer.
[Changed] The progress dialog is no longer top-most.
[Added] Installer will now give the user a choice if a Custom Story folder of the same name already exists.
[Fixed] Installer now ignores case for the Custom Story image.
[Added] Tips for each control in the installer/creator.
[Added] Feature to dump a zip archive after creating the installer (For distribution to Linux/Mac users).
[Changed] Now ignores .map_cache files when creating installers.
[Added] Now displays the description of the Custom Story.
[Fixed] Using old temporary files, that could cause the installer to show an image for a Custom Story without an image, due to the old Custom Story having one.
[Added] Progress status for each file.
[Added] Possibility to change compression-level (Previously forced to maximum).
[Changed] Updates are now enforced.
[Fixed] Crashing when unable to contact update server.
[Changed] Minor changes to the UI.
[Fixed] The installer trying to install the files into a "redist" folder for the Steam version.
[Fixed] The installer reporting that the game was not found when retail is not installed, even though Steam version is.
[Changed] Now refuses to create installer for Custom Stories containing executables.
[Fixed] Not detecting Steam version under 64-bit OS.
[Fixed] Not detecting retail version under 64-bit OS
[Fixed] The installer could be resized.
[Fixed] The installer dumping garbage when game is not installed.
[Fixed] Program failing to launch if Custom Story Setting DefaultExtraLangFile and ExtraLangFilePrefix were not defined.
[New] Initial release.
- Supports both retail and Steam version (Windows only)
- Easily create installers for Custom Stories for Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
- Install Custom Stories with the click of a button.
- Now also displays a picture if defined in the custom_story_settings.cfg
- Legal copy of Amnesia: The Dark Descent for Windows.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (Installed by default since Vista). If the program won't start, install the framework from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/de...laylang=en
How To Use
1. Simply start the program, choose your story from the list, and click "Create Installer".
2. When it's done, simply close the program, and navigate to your Amnesia\custom_stories folder, and there you should see your installer.
1. Start the installer.
2. Click "Install Story".
- None yet
Please try to break the program in any way you can, and report bugs, etc. in this thread.
I would like feedback from people with different versions (retail vs Steam), to see if anyone is experiencing problems.