[aquaria] Windows compilation help

Pontos daemonpontos at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 02:06:46 EDT 2010

What are you using to compile the game? MinGW alone or MinGW inside a 
MSYS environment? For MSYS/MinGW you need to run cmake like this:

cmake -G "MSYS Makefiles" ..

The .. is because it's better to do it on a subfolder inside aquaria 
(Name it cmake-build, given that Mercurial is configured to ignore that 
name). If you're not using Msys then change MSYS for MinGW. That should 
generate a proper makefile.
The repository lacks internal libraries for the Windows platform, so you 
need to have both OpenAL and SDL development libraries in your environment.

Speaking of which, Programmer2 submitted a patch that makes Cmake use a 
set of internal libraries for MSVC in case that they are not found. The 
problem is that those libraries weren't added to the repository 
alongside the patch, so for now compiling with MSVC is potentially 
broken, given that cmake may try to link libraries that do not exist.
Maybe you should check that, Ryan.

On 6/19/2010 1:01 AM, KTP wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not really familiar with any of the tools involved here, and I 
> haven't gotten a complete compile yet.  I've gotten to linking, then 
> it fails.  I suspect I don't have my cmake options set correctly when 
> I configure and generate the MinGW makefile.
> Can someone who is knowledgeable about these things run down what the 
> cmake options should be set to?  I think, for example, that I might 
> not be specifying the right things for OpenAL and SDL.
> So any basic information on what should be there and what the options 
> should look like when I'm generating the makefile would be great.
> Thanks

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