This is for any of you wanting to distribute your Cabbage VST plugins with the outside world. The result is an installer file which you can distribute to the end user, which will take care of installing a minimal version of Csound, create an uninstaller and manage copying the plugins to the user defined VST directory.
Note: This only works on Windows 64bit and generates a non-standalone version. If you want a standalone plugin, consider installing Cabbage along with the distribution. Although, in this case, you wouldn’t need to explicitly install a minimal Csound distro since Cabbage ships with one. I took Rory’s advice in using NSIS for this.
Download and install NSIS, a scriptable installer.
Download “64bit Minimal” Csound distribution.
Download this script:
Make necessary changes to the script, as suggested in the comments.
Save, right click on the script, and hit ‘Compile NSIS script’
Let me know if you encounter any errors. You can learn more on scripting in NSIS online.