How to compile on Windows 10

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How to compile on Windows 10

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A quick writeup on how to compile dev builds on Windows 10:

If you follow videos easier: https://youtu.be/B4QnlJozFoM

0.)

First you need these:

https://github.com/minetest/minetest

Unzip minetest-master to desktop.

https://github.com/minetest/minetest_game

Unzip this to minetest-master/games/
Games will contain a folder called devtest in case you are lost.


https://git-scm.com/downloads

Make sure you get 64 bit MSI if you're on 64 bit. You can use defaults, desktop icon easier for general use

1.)


https://cmake.org/download/

Make sure you enable system path for all users

2.)

https://visualstudio.microsoft.com

Download community edition.

Start installer.

Once installer is done you will have a window with all the components of the visualstudio databases and apis.

In Desktop & Mobile click Desktop development with C++.

In Gaming click Game Development with C++.

Next click install in the bottom right corner. This will be from 6.9-8GB so be patient with the install download.

Leave start after installation checked.

Sign in when prompted.

Visual Studio should now be opened.

3.)

https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg

Unzip to desktop.

Open GIT bash.

In git type these commands:

cd Desktop/vcpkg-master/

./bootstrap-vcpkg.bat

./vcpkg install irrlicht zlib curl[winssl] openal-soft libvorbis libogg sqlite3 freetype luajit --triplet x64-windows


4.)

Open cmake gui.

Where is the source code: browse source. Open the minetest-master folder.

Where to build the binaries: browse build. Open the minetest-master folder.

Click configure in the bottom left.

Click specify toolchain for cross-compiling.

Click next.

Click the ...

Open vcpkg-master/scripts/buildsystems/vcpkg.cmake

Click finish.

Everything will be red after configuring. Click configure again.

Everything will be white. Make sure REQUIRE_LUAJIT is checked.

Click configure again.

Click Generate.

Close cmake gui.

5.)

Open Visual Studio.

Open a project or solution.

Browse to Desktop/Minetest-master.

Open ALL_BUILD.vcxproj

You will now be in the Visual Studio compilation window.

Where it says Debug next to x64, change this to Release.

In the top menu go to Build -> Build ALL_BUILD.

Minetest will start compiling.

When the text on the bottom stops scrolling it should finish with:
========== Build: 6 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========


6.)

Your binaries will be in Minetest-master/bin/release/

You can now drag the folder wherever you want to store it.

7.) (optional)

You can cut and paste the exe along with the dlls directly from Minetest-master/bin/release into Minetest-master/bin/ if you so choose. This makes it feel directly like a normal release build.

You can also delete all the non-folders in the root of the Minetest-master directory.

The folders you can delete in the root of the directory are:
.github
.vs
build
lib
src
x64

You can go back into Minetest-master/bin/ and rightclick the exe and send to desktop which creates a shortcut to Minetest. You can also drag it to your task bar to have even quicker access.
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Re: How to compile on Windows 10

by cHyper » Post

Oil_boi wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 05:36
A quick writeup on how to compile dev builds on Windows 10:
thx for detailed overview...
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Re: How to compile on Windows 10

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The problem I always run into is that vcpkg always errors in some way or another when trying to fetch or compile a package, and I've uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times. Has anyone else run into that and know how to fix it?
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Re: How to compile on Windows 10

by jingkaimori » Post

v-rob wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 00:27
The problem I always run into is that vcpkg always errors in some way or another when trying to fetch or compile a package, and I've uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times. Has anyone else run into that and know how to fix it?
may the source of vcpkg ( usually github )are limited by your government. use a proxy may help

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