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Offline animal310

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How to run a branch from Git Hub?
« on: October 17, 2017, 05:54:19 pm »
Hi

Right I know this is going to sound like a stupid question but anyway!

If I download a copy of the master straight from Git Hub or someone else’s branch from Git Hub this is obviously different from the download of the nightly off the website which comes with an installer, different file structure etc.  How do you transform a copy of the master on Git Hub or any other branch from Git Hub into something which will run? Does this need to be done on Git Hub or can it run somehow in the format that it is downloaded on?

For example I download any branch off GitHub. How do you get it to run?

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Re: How to run a branch from Git Hub?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 06:01:10 pm »
Hi,

what you download from GitHub is the source code.

The source code needs to be compiled into executable code.

Guides how to compile OpenXcom can be found here: https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php/Compiling_(OpenXcom)

Friendly warning: If you've never done anything like that before... it will not be easy for you. But good luck.

M.

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Re: How to run a branch from Git Hub?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 08:01:05 pm »
Thanks Meridian

I'll have a read and give it a go!