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SFX Tool Alternatives

SFX Tool is described as 'graphical user interface and script generator for the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System. It allows the user to create simple setup files in minutes without writing a line of code. Advanced users may also edit the install script before it is compiled' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SFX Tool for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Wine. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SFX Tool are NSIS, 7z SFX-Creator, Advanced Installer and WiX.

SFX Tool alternatives are mainly Software Installers but may also be File Archivers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SFX Tool.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

SFX Tool is a graphical user interface and script generator for the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System. It allows the user...

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  1. Inno Setup icon

    Inno Setup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Wine

    Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableInno Setup is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    NSIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingNSIS supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableNSIS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Installer example: Winamp


  3. 7z SFX-Creator icon

    7z SFX-Creator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A simple and easy to use GUI based on 7zip for creating self-extracting archives and self-extracting installers.

    ⚫︎ Portable7z SFX-Creator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 1.3, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Project Hosting.

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    Advanced Installer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Advanced Installer is a powerful and easy to use setup authoring tool which offers full Windows Installer support and more. You can configure every aspect of your installer through a simple graphical user interface or through its command line.

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    WiX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWiX either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  6. Make SFX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Make SFX is a free program that lets you make self-extracting archives under Windows (x86 & x64) platform.

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    IzPack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.

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    Venis GUI for NSIS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Venis is a, NOW 100% FREE, Visual Environment for Nullsoft Install System (NSIS). The Venis IX environment makes creating and maintaining NSIS install scripts quick and easy.

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    FREE, right out of the installer
  9. InstallForge icon

    InstallForge

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine

    InstallForge is a very easy-to-use and flexible tool for creating fast installation packages for Windows.

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    Select the languages you want to be supported by your setup.
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    DeployMaster

    • Windows

    DeployMaster is the no-nonsense software installer builder from Just Great Software. Deliver your applications to customers and prospects with a good first impression. Easy to use for both the developer and the end user.

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