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Download the MinGW package provided by sourceforge: Download


  1. Check "Download and Install"
  2. Check "current" package
  3. Select "g++ compiler" and "MinGW Make"
  4. Usually MinGW is installed to c:\mingw


Download the MSYS Installer from sourceforge: Download
MSYS (Minimal SYStem) is a software port of the Unix-Shell to Windows. It's used by MinGW-Developers as a minimal system which can, for example, execute configure-scripts.

  1. Install MSYS into another path than MinGW
  2. During the installation process answer yes (y) twice
  3. Specify the path of the MinGW directory (most probably this will be c:\mingw).

Switch to the home-directory of your MSYS installation: C:\<msys-install-path>\home\<username>\
This is your homedirectory in MSYS, this is where the action takes place.


To use SVN? on your system we recommend TortoiseSVN, a very useful GUI-version. Download

TortoiseSVN is a shell extension. You can use it within Windows Explorer. Most options are available through the context menu (right mouse button).

Get the source

Check out the Orxonox-repository from into a folder named 'trunk', for example c:\<msys-homedir>\trunk\

In TortoiseSVN this is done by right clicking into c:\<msys-homedir>\ and chosing "SVN checkout…". Then set the URL of the repository to and the checkout directory to c:\<msys-homedir>\trunk\ Checkout depth should be "Fully recursive" and revision "HEAD". Accept the certificate and enter your username and password in the authentication form.

If you're not using TortoiseSVN, use the "svn co repository directory" command. See SVN? for more information.

Now do the same with the same with the media repository:

  • URL:
  • Checkout directory: c:\<msys-homedir>\media

Now you should have the following directories in your home:



Download the Orxonox dependencies. --to come--
Extract the archive into c:\<msys-homedir>\

Now you should have the following directories in your home:



Now we can build Orxonox. To do so, we need CMake. CMake is a cross-platform system for build automation. Download the latest binary release from here and install it (add CMake to the system PATH).

Open the MSYS console, change into your trunk folder and create a shortcut in the MSYS console:

cd trunk
echo "cmake . -G \"MSYS Makefiles\"" > cm

Building Orxonox

Type into the MSYS console:

  1. ./cm (the file we created just before)
  2. make

Now run Orxonox with the 'orxonox.bat' file in the 'bin' folder. If you used another directory hierarchy than in this tutorial, you'll have to adjust the paths in the .bat file.

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