How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

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How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by heinrich5991 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:47 pm

How to download and compile DDNet on Windows
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This should have no prerequisites except a recent Windows installation and a web browser.
If you encounter ANY problems with the process, please report these problems in this thread.

1. Open https://www.visualstudio.com/.
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2. Hover the left button "Download Visual Studio".
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3. Click "Community 2017".
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4. Wait a couple of seconds until the download window appears.
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5. Click "Save File".
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6. Execute the downloaded installer "vs_Community.exe".
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7. Confirm the UAC prompt by clicking "Yes".
[Sorry, couldn't easily take a screenshot of the UAC prompt.]

8. Click "Continue" to accept the licensing terms.
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9. Wait for the progress bar to complete.
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10. In the new window, select "Desktop development with C++" and "Python development".
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11. Click on "Individual Components".
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12. Select "Git for Windows" in the "Code tools" list.
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13. Click "Install".
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14. Wait a loong time for the installer to finish.
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15. Still waiting.
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16. Click "Launch".
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17. In the welcome screen, click "Not now, maybe later".
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18. In the theme selection screen, click "Start Visual Studio".
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19. Wait a second for Visual Studio to start.
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20. Select "Team Explorer" in the "View" menu.
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21. In the "Team Explorer", in "Local Git Repositories", click "Clone".
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22. Enter "https://github.com/ddnet/ddnet" into the first line, and adjust the second path if you want to. Click "Clone".
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23. Wait a bit until the repository is cloned. (A few terminals might pop up.)
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24. Your screen should now look something like this. Click the arrow next to "Select Startup Item…".
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25. In the submenu, click "DDNet.exe".
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26. Click the button with the green arrow and "DDNet.exe", wait for DDNet to compile.
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27. The client should start up, you might be greeted by a firewall message. Select "Public networks" in addition to the already selected "Private networks" and click "Allow access".
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28. You should now see the typical DDNet client.
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Congratulations, you have successfully compiled DDNet.

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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by ChillerDragon » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:53 pm

Thanks for the nice Tutorial c:
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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by Index » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:42 pm

Thanks for the detailed tutorial, edited the headline and added it to the link list :3
We also have a similar guide by milk (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3061), but that's totally fine.

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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by heinrich5991 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:47 pm

My tutorial also uses Visual Studio. The two tutorial titles about compiling suggest that it does not. The difference is only in what tools the tutorials install and which build systems they use.

Milk's tutorial uses bam, you have to install MSVS and Python, and compile bam. It currently doesn't work because it doesn't use git to get the sources. Mine uses CMake (you don't have to install that separately), and you only have to install MSVS 2017.
Oh, thanks for the explanation)) Just a random Index revealing his nub knowledge here xdd .____.
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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by Frr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:37 am

Doesn't work.

It fails with the following output:
1>
1> Change Dir: C:/Users/Frr/CMakeBuilds/e687eef7-e2c3-2033-9852-cb0e8d07bc7a/build/x86-Release/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp
1>
1>
1>
1> Run Build
1> Command:"C:/PROGRA~2/MIB055~1/2017/COMMUN~1/Common7/IDE/COMMON~1/MICROS~1/CMake/Ninja/ninja.exe"
1> "cmTC_bb90e"
1>
1> ninja: error: build.ninja:30: loading 'rules.ninja':


25. In the submenu, click "DDNet.exe".

There is nothing except "Current Document"

x86-Debug
x86-Release
x64-Debug
x64-Release

The bam compiling work for me in a proper way.

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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by deen » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:08 pm

Give us more output. Not sure what's going wrong with cmake there.

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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by heinrich5991 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:30 pm

Also, can you tell us what operating system you're on (Windows 7, Windows 10, ...) and whether you had installed Microsoft Visual Studio or other development tools before this tutorial.

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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by Frr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm

Windows 10 x64. After all steps there is no such a option "make ddnet.exe" or something, just current document and release choices.

Other things i did by this guide.

There is no "project file" in your guide so it's a mystery how to compile for me. :3

May you attach something like project file vcxproj or sln?
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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by heinrich5991 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:31 pm

As deen said, can you try to give us more of the initial output? If there are filenames in it, maybe you could check whether they contain more logs. Try deleting the repository again and waiting until all things have settled after step 24 (in the log in the bottom of the screen).

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Re: How to download and compile DDNet on Windows

Post by Frr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:30 pm

Win10 64
Reinstalled from repository:

CMake Error at C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2017/Community/Common7/IDE/CommonExtensions/Microsoft/CMake/CMake/share/cmake-3.9/Modules/CMakeTestCCompiler.cmake:51 (message):
The C compiler "C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual
Studio/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.11.25503/bin/Hostx86/x86/cl.exe" is
not able to compile a simple test program.

It fails with the following output:

Change Dir: C:/Users/Frr/CMakeBuilds/14360a3a-fb71-103c-a730-189ca0c76231/build/x86-Debug/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp



Run Build
Command:"C:/PROGRA~2/MIB055~1/2017/COMMUN~1/Common7/IDE/COMMON~1/MICROS~1/CMake/Ninja/ninja.exe"
"cmTC_533bb"

ninja: error: build.ninja:30: loading 'rules.ninja': ═х єфрхЄё 
эрщЄш єърчрээ√щ Їрщы.




include rules.ninja


^ near here





CMake will not be able to correctly generate this project.

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