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How to download the source and compile it?
« on: July 22, 2010, 07:07:53 pm »
Hello. I want to compile but how to do it? I'm not advanced enough at this part so please take your time and explain me step-by-step what to do.

Please answer these questions in your posts if you can:
1. How to download the developer version?
2. Is going to https://ufoai.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/ufoai/ufoai/trunk manually (through internet explorer) is easier than the other way with some software?
3. If no, then what software is it?

I will ask more if i won't know something else.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 07:10:06 pm by PAUL1UZ5 »

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 07:13:39 pm »
I have turtoiseSVN and opened up repository browser, entered url, so what should i do now?

Edit: pressed checkout, what to do next?
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 07:15:58 pm by PAUL1UZ5 »

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 08:18:31 pm »
I'm not sure if you did this already or not, but you need a local folder on your hard drive to store all the source files, then you right-click on that folder and select "checkout" then enter the SVN URL.

You should then see a lot of files being downloaded in a new window.  Did this happen for you, or did you get an error message?

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 09:05:44 pm »
I'm not sure if you did this already or not, but you need a local folder on your hard drive to store all the source files, then you right-click on that folder and select "checkout" then enter the SVN URL.

You should then see a lot of files being downloaded in a new window.  Did this happen for you, or did you get an error message?


It is downloading, but i wonder what will happen if i would put the pc to hibernation because i have to shut down my pc right now.

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 09:33:35 pm »
You can interrupt the download/update process at any time, and later right-click on the folder and select "SVN update" and Tortoise SVN will pick up where it left off.  This also works if it hits an error in the middle of an update or checkout.

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 09:05:04 am »
Done! Now about how to compile it...

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« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 06:00:33 pm by Muton »

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 06:37:01 pm »
MakeNSIS v2.46 - Copyright 1995-2009 Contributors
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Credits can be found in the Users Manual.

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2010, 07:24:19 pm »
MakeNSIS v2.46 - Copyright 1995-2009 Contributors
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Credits can be found in the Users Manual.

You should compile the game before creating an installer....

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2010, 07:28:12 pm »
how?

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2010, 08:51:05 pm »
how?

On Windows, there are two ways:

- If you just want to be able to update and build the latest SVN version and run it whenever you want to, I'd suggest Muton's way, it's much easier.

- If you know how to program in C, and plan to edit the code and contribute as a coder, you can use the more traditional approach of using a copy of MinGW with Code::Blocks IDE.  If you really want to tackle the task of building the game with this approach, I can help you get things set up, but it's far more complicated than Muton's utility.

Edit:  Based on what I've seen you post, no offense, but I get the impression that you're not ready for the second method, because if you really had the programming skill and experience to be a coder you likely wouldn't be asking the questions you've been asking.  If you want to learn and eventually become a coder, I'd still suggest Muton's way first, and then eventually "graduate" to the second method when you get a good understanding of the game code and programming in general.

If programming really interests you, I can help you get started, and we also have a section of the forum here for that sort of thing.
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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2010, 08:55:58 pm »
Done! But it lags a bit in battlescape. Nothing unusual except new weapons.
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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2010, 10:40:17 pm »
Did yo compile debug or release version ?
Debug exe is some six times slower and yes, that may show in battlescape and elsewhere (eg. startup), depending on your HW.

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Re: How to download the source and compile it?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 07:04:42 am »
Did yo compile debug or release version ?
Debug exe is some six times slower and yes, that may show in battlescape and elsewhere (eg. startup), depending on your HW.


1. Debug
2. It happens all the time, but i sometimes forget to lower graphics and get huge lag.


I remember the lagged version (i forgot the number) where it was really lagging, because it was misconfigured to low priority...