Multi Install


Multi Install is an advanced cd/dvd menu authoring system for your own creations.
A "Multi Installer" is an install program that can install multiple programs from the same menu.

Multi Install is Free Software so you may run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.

Multi Install consists of an Editor and two installers:
  • Multi Install Skinnable - neat look by using skins. See screen shots at the Skins page.
  • Multi Install Classic - simple, quick and functional. Screen shots.

You can download latest version and source code!


  • Build-in ZIP, RAR, and ACE support (unknown extensions will launch the associated program)
  • Support for self-extracting exe files
  • Language support for: English, French, Russian, Dutch, Polish, and Danish
  • Install progress: Current file, all files, elapsed time, and estimated time left
  • Automatic creation of short cuts in the Start Menu and on the desktop
  • Uninstall (shortcuts and files)
  • Association of a screen shot, html file, or any other file type
  • Skinnable version you can apply your own skin to
  • Editor with context sensitive help (press F1 in any field)
  • NFO viewer
  • Encryption
  • Unpacking of password protected files
  • Music player in Multi Install Skinnable. Formats supported: mp3, ogg, wav, mod, mo3, xm, s3m, mtm, it
  • Program search

Multi Install saves data in an XML file, so you can also install directly from a browser (supporting XML/XSLT).
Try out a couple of different layouts here:
If you make a nice XSLT file for displaying the Multi Install XML file please mail it to me and I'll put it up on this page!

Bug reports / wishes

If you find a bug or you have a wish of a general feature please do email me.
The Multi Install Project page at SourceForge also has a bugtracker.

Known bugs / limitations
  • MI Edit/Skinable have not been tested with more than 100000 programs - should be enough!
  • MI Edit: Right click on program/category in Treeview -> Rename will cause a gfx error in Win9x.
  • Viewing of the XML/XSLT in a browser will only work with MS Internet Explorer 6.x+, Mozilla 1.x+ and Netscape 7.x+.

Free Software

The source code is included when you download Multi Install for everybody to study, change, and improve.
If you make any modifications to the source code you must make them public!
Please do mail me if you have made improvements to the source code or found a bug.

Free software is a matter of freedom: people should be free to use software in all the ways that are socially useful. Software differs from material objects--such as chairs, sandwiches, and gasoline--in that it can be copied and changed much more easily. These possibilities make software as useful as it is; we believe software users should be able to make use of them.

- from Philosophy of the GNU Project


At ListSoft Multi Install has received these two awards:


At NONAGS Multi Install has received this award: