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|Version 5||Current version|
Excluding official releases (last one is 0.8.2), we have the chance to test fresh binaries from development branch (our svn repository) and it's possible to compile for Linux and Windows system.
Compiling from source in Linux is extremely straightforward. Here are some notes and howtos in several languages: ===English===, ===Deutsch===, ===Polski===, ===Italiano===.
As compiling your own Windows version may end up to result too much complicated, often our developer grant us with a Windows binary ready to run :) You can find those files ===here===.
Please note: not all netPanzer versions are compatible with each other. Sometimes a change in communication "protocol" is made. It is generally announced, along with other precious informations, in ===SVN Logs===.
The following notes are from README file in main svn package:
The game depends on some tools and libraries to be present, before you can start
building it. Here's a list of them:
BUILDING ON NON-WINDOWS SYSTEMS (e.g. Linux users)
To build the game and run as normal user do the following:
When scons finish without errors the game is ready to play, type this:
Remember that next time you want to play you have to go to the same folder where
you compiled and type './netpanzer'
BUILDING ON WINDOWS
Building on windows is a little bit more complicated, developers shouldn't have
any big problem.
MinGW should be installed in C:\mingw
Get the development libraries of SDL for mingw32, copy the include directory to
C:\mingw\include\SDL so you have the file "C:\mingw\include\SDL\SDL.h", and the
lib folder to C:\mingw\lib
Get SDL_mixer development libraries for VC8, copy the header file to
C:\mingw\include\SDL and the .lib file to c:\mingw\lib
Python and scons should be installed and working.
To compile netpanzer run scons on the folder where you have the netpanzer source
After scons finish without errors you have to copy all the .DLL files from SDL
and from SDL_mixer to the netpanzer folder.
To run you can type 'netpanzer' or click on the netpanzer.exe file in explorer.