This page provides information on building the GTKv2 client from source. Instructions for compiling the server are on a separate page.
The following dependencies are required to compile the client:
The following (optional) dependencies are used for metaserver support:
The following (optional) dependencies are used for additional rendering modes:
Other (optional) dependencies:
(Optional) To download source code for compiling the client:
As a quick reference for Debian and Ubuntu related distributions:
sudo apt-get install autoconf automake cmake flex gcc libgd-tools libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-dev libpng3 libtool make perl libcurl3 libcurl4-openssl-dev libglade2-0 libglade2-dev libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev lua5.1 subversion
As a quick reference for openSUSE 64bit:
yast -i autoconf automake flex gcc libcurl4 libcurl-devel libSDL-devel libgda-tools libSDL_image-1_2-0 libSDL_image-devel libgtk-2_0-0 libglade-2_0-0 libglade2-devel libSDL2-2_0-0 libSDL2-devel libSDL_mixer-1_2-0 libSDL_mixer-devel libtool make subversion
Note: For x86_64 systems, do not mix 64-bit and 32-bit libraries unless it cannot be helped. For example, libsvn0 is a 32-bit library, but lib64svn0 is the 64-bit equivalent. The build process may fail in the linkage stage if a 32-bit library is linked during a 64-bit build.
IMPORTANT - One should be consistent with what is checked out; meaning use all trunk server & archetypes & maps or branches/1.x server & archetypes & maps or tags/1.71.0 server & archetypes & maps otherwise a strong risk of failure due to incompatibilities exists (broken maps, missing graphics, etc.)
The follow steps may be used to download the client source files to your computer.
$ svn co http://svn.code.sf.net/p/crossfire/code/client/trunk client.svn
These steps have you download branches/1.12
$ svn co http://svn.code.sf.net/p/crossfire/code/client/branches/1.12 client.svn
Here's how to download Tag using the 1.71.0 release as an example
$ svn co http://svn.code.sf.net/p/crossfire/code/client/tags/1.71.0 client.svn
Briefly, change to the source directory and execute the following commands:
$ mkdir build; cd build $ cmake .. $ make $ sudo make install
If you would like to change the compile-time default options, run ccmake instead of cmake.
$ mkdir build; cd build $ ccmake .. $ make $ sudo make install
To compile with debugging symbols, add
-g -O0 to CMAKE_CFLAGS.
$ mkdir build; cd build $ cmake -g -O0 .. $ make $ sudo make install