Graphical Installer

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Graphical Installer is professional extension for NSIS which allows to change the design of whole installer. it is also possible to create installers with irregular windows (Part of window can be fully transparent).

Graphical Installer example


  • Fully customizable graphical interface - It's possible to change graphic look of whole installer - background picture, icons, buttons and more! See the list:
       Custom picture for installer background - Jpeg, Bitmap, or Gif file
       Custom icons - Installer/Uninstaller/...
       Custom picture for buttons - Next/Back/Cancel/Browse/...
       Custom picture for scrollbars - License/Readme/...
       Custom color for texts - Headers/Labels/Links/Static texts/...
  • Creating installers with irregular windows
Part of window can be fully transparent - you are no more tied to rectangular shape!
  • Easy integratable to existing scripts
All you need is to add references to installer's script, no hard-coding is necessarry!
  • Templates and examples for instant start
We provide many templates and examples, so your installer can be finished in few minutes!
  • Graphical Installer Wizard for creating new and converting existing scripts
Plug-in for HM NIS Edit, Eclipse and Visual Studio, RAD Studio, Standalone application for fast creating scripts with custom design.
  • Full compatibility with other plug-ins and functions
  • This product use the same core as traditional installers
There is no difference in writing scripts!
  • Custom dialogs and interfaces
Thanks to its nature it is easy to add custom wizard pages and elements to them (TextBoxes, CheckBoxes ...).
  • Support for multiple languages (also Unicode languages)
Fully multilingual support (including RTL languages) in one installer


Developer comments

It is based on Modern UI and Modern UI 2 interfaces by Joost Verburg.

It's main advantage is, that it is really easy to convert standard MUI-based installer into fully skinned installer with custom graphic - background, buttons, checkboxes, ... All you need to do is to include it's nsh file and to change cca 10 lines of your script, put desired pictures and compile it, really easy!

There are also other plugins, like ExperienceUI or UltraModernUI but those plugins use custom script macros and they are not compatible with Modern UI, because they have their own pages, macros and so on... Anyway it is possible to achieve the same effect with this plugin. To be honest I was inspired by these plugins (and also by InstallShield skinned installers).


Current version is v4.01 for NSIS 2 and NSIS 3

First version: in 2006 - see forum threads


  • Made by Slappy, unSigned


Official website (Includes screenshots and documentation)

Developer website

Forum Topic 1

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