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This guide is no longer valid: Globulation now uses scons to compile the source. If you do a cross compile please update this page accordingly. Thanx.


This page explains how to build and test globulation2 for windows on a Debian GNU/Linux operating system. To see how to compile it natively on Windows, please see Mingw compilation.

For any problems or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Remark: if you use another mingw compiler than the one requested to download in this page, compilation might fail.

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Compile globulation2 for windows on Debian using mingw

  1. install mingw :
    apt-get install mingw32 mingw32-binutils mingw32-runtime
  2. install wine from the wine repository :
    Change the file /etc/apt/sources.list and add
    deb http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ binary/
    apt-get update && apt-get install wine && ln -s /usr/bin/wine /usr/bin/wine-auto
  3. create the following directory :
    mkdir libs
  4. download glob2_required_libs_mingw.tar.bz2 :
    wget http://globulation2.org/dev/glob2_required_libs_mingw.tar.bz2
  5. untar the libraries like this :
    tar jxf glob2_required_libs_mingw.tar.bz2 -C ./libs
  6. download boost c++ precompiled libraries :
    broken link ...
    wget http://viral.media.mit.edu/releases/boost-1.33.1-mingw-bin.tar.gz
  7. manually install boost c++ with the following commands :
    tar zxf boost-1.33.1-mingw-bin.tar.gz
    mv boost/include/boost-1_33_1/boost ./libs/include
    mv boost/lib/* ./libs/lib
  8. Install a mingw compiler
    sudo aptitude install mingw32-binutils mingw32 mingw32-runtime
  9. From the directory containing the libs directory, type the following :
    export CC="i586-mingw32msvc-gcc"
    export CXX="i586-mingw32msvc-g++"
    export CFLAGS="-I$PWD/libs/include $CFLAGS"
    export CXXFLAGS="-I$PWD/libs/include -I$PWD/libs/include/freetype2 $CXXFLAGS"
    export LDFLAGS="-L$PWD/libs/lib $LDFLAGS"
    export PATH=/usr/local/mingw/bin:/usr/i586-mingw32msvc/bin:$PWD/libs/bin:$PATH
    rm ./libs/bin/auto*
    change the third line of ./libs/bin/sdl-config from prefix=/usr to point to the libs directory (hard path) or from the directory containing the libs directory, type:
    perl -e '$pwd=%ENV->{PWD};$tmp="";while(<>){chomp;if(s/prefix=\/usr/prefix=/g){$_="prefix=".$pwd."/libs"}$tmp.= $_."\n"}open(FI,"+< ./libs/bin/sdl-config");print FI $tmp;' ./libs/bin/sdl-config
  10. download glob2 mercurial:
    hg clone http://hg.globulation2.org/glob2-new/
    cd glob2
    cp ../libs/bin/SDL.dll ../libs/bin/libvorbis-0.dll ../libs/bin/libogg-0.dll ../libs/bin/libvorbisenc-2.dll ../libs/bin/libfreetype-6.dll .
    cp ../libs/lib/libvorbisfile.a ../libs/lib/libvorbis.a ../libs/lib/libogg.a .
    Open the configure.in file, find:
    CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS $SDL_CFLAGS"
    and replace with:
    CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS $SDL_CFLAGS -I/usr/include/freetype2"
    LDFLAGS="$LDFLAGS `sdl-config --libs` -lSDL_ttf"
    In the same file, find:
    LIBS="$LIBS -logg -lwsock32"
    and replace with:
    LIBS="$LIBS -lwsock32 ../libvorbisfile.a ../libvorbis.a ../libogg.a"
  11. compiling glob2 :
    ./bootstrap
    ./configure --host=i586-mingw32msvc
    make
  12. To make the executable smaller :
    strip ./src/glob2.exe

Test globulation2 for windows on Debian

  1. download glob2_windows_runtime.tar.bz2
    wget http://globulation2.org/dev/glob2_windows_runtime.tar.bz2
  2. extract it with :
    tar jxf glob2_windows_runtime.tar.bz2
  3. go in the glob2 directory where you have compiled glob2 and type
    ./syncdata
    ./syncmaps
  4. copy the content of glob2/data/ to glob2_runtime/data/
  5. copy the content of glob2/maps/ to glob2_runtime/maps/
  6. copy glob2.exe which is in the src directory (glob2/src/) to glob2_runtime/
  7. run wine glob2.exe from the glob2_runtime directory and play :)