Setup Factory

Setup Factory


Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 25 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.3.2
File Size:
38.2MB
Date Added:
September 14, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $395.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
182,240
Downloads Last Week:
56
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Additional Requirements:
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  • 3 stars

    "Version 9.1 very versatile but VERY frustrating"

    December 01, 2012   |   By ezderek

    Version: Setup Factory 9.1.0.0

    Pros

    Very affordable.
    can script anything.
    can make anything happen.
    far more flexible than any MSI product I've ever used.
    very robust.
    good documentation.
    very fast to build IF all you need is a few files installed.
    The only system I've tried where I could accomplish everything the old WISE Install-builder did.

    Cons

    LUA scripting language Finicky, Fussy, Frustrating. You'll spend hours and hours chasing minute syntax or case errors, with very little help from debug.
    No Intellisense. They call it intellisense but it's not very helpful.
    Built in "Action Builder" more trouble than its worth.
    No debug mode. Can't step through script line by line.
    Application design too modular and too modal. You have to close one thing before you can open another. Wastes a lot of time.
    Separate script editor not useful - have to export script, edit, then import again.
    No way to see entire install script at once. Broken up into many different parts on many different screens.

    Summary

    Like I said, this product is the only one we've found that gives us the total flexibility of the old WISE system. But WISE was just point and shoot and pick actions from a menu. This system requires you to manually create every line - and every line has to be perfect. what took two or three hours with WISE took us two or three DAYS with this system. The end result looked beautiful and worked flawlessly and was very robust, but a couple of programmers had nervous breakdowns trying to deal with its extremely demanding script language, and its very arduous interface. Example... you want to script a dialog screen ... you can't have that dialog screen open to look at it and make changes while you're scripting it. You can't even see the control names while you're scripting it. You have to close it, open the editor. Then close the editor, open the screen. Its back and forth, back and forth. I'm sure LUA s just great for many things but there is absolutely no reason to have a case sensitive language in an install system. Its overkill. For example Debug.Print will work, but Debug.print will not. Every single one of the hundreds of keywords has to be just right.
    Ultimately, if you have LOTS of time and the patience, it's a very flexible, very powerful system at a great price.

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  • 5 stars

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    February 21, 2010   |   By aerwaheed

    Version: Setup Factory 6.0

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

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  • 3 stars

    "I need this version"

    December 15, 2008   |   By batjaa_b

    Version: Setup Factory 6.0

    Pros

    I need english version some software

    Cons

    It's difficult. I'm new at this programm

    Summary

    I need english version some software

    Updated on Dec 15, 2008

    Ineed english language version dvrworks24

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  • 5 stars

    "Over 50 installers for a week - this is my choice!"

    November 03, 2008   |   By ViaMala

    Version: Setup Factory 8.1.1004

    Pros

    Very flexible script, very functional, excellent LZMA compression for setup files.

    Cons

    Some minor cosmetic bugs.

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  • 5 stars

    "supper"

    May 11, 2008   |   By steveandorson

    Version: Setup Factory 7.0.6.1

    Pros

    no words yo say

    Cons

    usage

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use and Excellent software to create professional installers."

    July 04, 2007   |   By cdundee007

    Version: Setup Factory 7.0.6

    Pros

    -> Simple and user friendly interface that is easy to understand and get around

    -> Good layout and customizable features

    -> Functions are organized and grouped in the program in such a way that it is easy to follow and understand

    -> Excellent Interface of the generated installer

    -> The installers created run standalone i.e., it does not need a separate engine/framework such as Windows Installer in order to run

    -> Abundant setup dialogs

    -> Support for customizing setup screens

    -> Lot of very useful Pre-defined actions.

    -> Easy to learn scripting language. It is so easy that any programming familiarity is sufficient to script very powerful and useful actions.

    -> Complexity such as that found in other installers is not present.

    -> Countless standard and built-in features

    -> Support for instant previewing

    -> Support for embedding serial numbers

    -> Support for instantly inserting text by using Macros

    -> Support for quick navigation in the code window by means of Bookmarks

    -> Support for dependency modules

    -> Support for Primer files

    -> Support for and customization of script files

    -> Support for external plugins

    -> Support for customization of Add/Remove entries

    -> Support for creation and customization of Uninstall file

    -> Abundant features

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  • 1 stars

    "Poor customer service"

    January 12, 2007   |   By elliottjbm

    Version: Setup Factory 7.0.5

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    Ordered product. Then canceled order. Still charged credit card. Been over one month with no word from them. Never received anything from them but they charged me almost $1,000.00. Stay away from these guys.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Factory !!"

    December 08, 2006   |   By Omega Weapon

    Version: Setup Factory 7.0.5

    Pros

    You can make a professional setup files using this program, Setup Factory offers unlimited features and actions to users.

    Easy to use and setup file always looking nice.

    Cons

    The empty setup size without any files included is 1 MB for nothing.

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  • 5 stars

    "The mother of all setup makers"

    September 15, 2006   |   By RashelHeart

    Version: Setup Factory 7.0.5

    Pros

    You should download it, You should have it

    You can do any thing you want for your

    setup of your programs.

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  • 5 stars

    "The Best Of The Best"

    February 25, 2005   |   By doomed_1990

    Version: Setup Factory 7.0

    Pros

    SUF 7.0 is the best setup utility you can get your hands(harddisk) on. It is the most customizable installer: it has 21 built-in themes and you can download more additional themes from the forum. It is very easy to create a setup with SUF 7.0. Even if you are a home-user, even if you work for an enterprise, you can use SUF 7.0 to impress your customers. Try it! It's The Best Out There!

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