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2Virtual Jaguar v2.1.3 Rx Qt release INSTALL
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6REQUIREMENTS:
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8
9The minimum requirements for compiling Virtual Jaguar from source are:
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11 o GCC v4.4.x or higher
12 o SDL v1.2.15 or higher
13 o zlib v1.2.8
14 o libelf 0.8.13
15 o libdwarf 1.41
16 o libcdio v0.90 or higher (optional, for Jaguar CD support)
17 o OpenGL libraries
18 o Qt 5.5.1 or higher
19 o Visual Studio 2015 (if any of interest)
20 o supported OS (WIN64 through msys2/MinGW64, Windows 64 bits); other
21 OSs may work to but you may need to change some items in the Makefile or adapt the Visual Studio project.
22 o cygwin64 support is done but no test has been completed
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24Previously supported OS (BeOS, Linux, FreeBSD and WIN32 through mingw, MacOS);
25other OSs may work to but you may need to change some items in the Makefile.
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28COMPILING:
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31Assuming that you meet the minimum software requirements, you can compile
32Virtual Jaguar by issuing the following command in the directory where you
33decompressed the source:
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35make
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37Optionally you can manually strip virtualjaguar[.exe] to downsize the binary.
38You can also run upx on the binary as well and you'll end up with a somewhat
39smaller binary.
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41That's it! You can now start the emulator with ./virtualjaguar. See the built
42in help (Help|Contents) for more info.
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44For even more info, go to http://icculus.org/virtualjaguar.
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46
47NOTES FOR COMPILING UNDER MAC OSX:
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50All is not well in Appleland, but we can help. Apple, in their infinite wisdom,
51has decided not to ship a compiler and tools to build software. So first of all
52you need to download and install 'Command Line Tools for XCode'. Then, to
53compile the bare minimum app under OSX requires libsdl and Qt; however, these
54must be made statically and installed "the unix way". What that means is you
55have to download and unpack the source directories, then make and install them
56from the terminal. For libsdl, this is as simple as doing:
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58./configure
59make
60sudo make install
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62libsdl makes both static *and* shared libs and installs both. Making Qt takes a
63bit longer (timewise), but requires not much user intervention to get things
64going. Basically, you do:
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66./configure -static -no-webkit -no-qt3support -no-framework -no-exceptions -nomake examples -nomake demos
67make
68sudo make install
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70Be forewarned that it will use around 20 GB of disk space to build, and another
7120 GB for the install! Once libsdl and Qt have been made and installed, you can
72now go into the folder where the Virtual Jaguar source is and do:
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74make
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76Assuming all went well, you should now have a nice shiny new virtualjaguar.app
77in that folder. Depending on how old your copy of OSX is, you might have to
78copy a qt_menu.nib into the app bundle like so:
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80cp -r ~/location-where-you-built-qt/src/gui/mac/qt_menu.nib virtualjaguar.app/Contents/Resources/
81
82Have fun!
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85NOTES FOR COMPILING UNDER VISUAL STUDIO 2015:
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88VS2015 sub-directory contains the projects and solution files
89You may have to adapt such files to handle your own development environement,
90usualy to put the right include and library paths will be enough assuming you have all the requirements properly set.
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92Assuming all went well, you will have either Debug or Release executables.
93You will also need the QT5 & SDL necessary DLLs in the executable directory.