Development on Windows


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This wiki explains how to install a compilation environment (based on Msys2/mingw64) to build GIMX.
It also explains how to install Eclipse CDT and perform a checkout.
Unless otherwise specified, perform a default installation (default directories, etc).


Download and install Msys2.
Make sure to follow the instructions from the Msys2 wiki.

If you are running a 32-bit Windows, install the i686 version.
If you are running a 64-bit Windows, install the x84_64 version.

Checkout installation and build tools

pacman --noconfirm -S git
git clone

Development tools

Run mingwXY.exe (XY=32 or 64) and type:

cd GIMX-build/windows

Inno setup

Download and install Inno setup.

Automated command-line build

Run mingwXY.exe (XY=32 or 64) and type:

cd GIMX-build/windows

All binaries are copied into <path to msys>\home\<username>\GIMX\setup, e.g. C:\msys32\home\matlo\GIMX\setup.
A setup file is also created.

Eclipse IDE

This part is only useful in case you intend to modify the source code. If you only want to build GIMX, you can skip it.
Eclipse is an IDE that can be stacked onto the Msys2/MinGW64 compilation toolchain.
Be sure to have a java JRE installed on your system.
Download Eclipse CDT 2018-12. Unzip it to wherever you want.
Run eclipse.exe.

Project checkout

Todo: add instructions.