compiling bzflag 2.0.11 on windows XP

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compiling bzflag 2.0.11 on windows XP

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Can someone explain to me the steps of building bzflag on windows XP.
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My Computer has no compilers or special libraries installed. :(

I also don't know which source to use: svn or the download on the wiki.
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You would need to get a development environment and all the required libraries before you can compile bzflag on windows.

If you are not interested in developing bzflag there is no reason to compile it. just use the premade versions.

If you want to develop then learn to code first before you work on bzflag.
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How do I set up the development environment? (eg. what do I need to download and what commands do I run?) :?:
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It is a very involved process that will assume you know how to develop software. It is not our place to give you step by step instructions on how to set up your compiler.

2.0.x was meant to be built with Visual C++ 2003. There is no free version of 2003. There is a free version of Visual C++ 2005 ( the express edition ) that can be used to build 2.0.x with some tweaks.

Why do you want to use 2.0.11? what features are you expecting?
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I was expecting more and better plugins for bzfs and whatever updates it comes with.

I have also compiled bzflag 2.0.11 on mac, so don't assume I'm dumb.
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I am not assuming you are dumb. I am just saying that it will not be trivial. Building on Windows in 2.0.x is not as simple as building on the mac, and windows does not come with a compiler.

Are you looking to use a free version of MSVC? or some other compiler?
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The easiest free compiler is the one I want.
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there is no easy way to build 2.0.x

come into IRC or find me in IM and I can help you. It will be a long involved process.
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Post by SkindupTruk »

your question motivated me to make my first post

http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12653
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