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Zulan
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« on: July 22, 2005, 01:49:25 pm »

Hi

I very new in cs. I dowlnoaded and compile cs but it dooes not work.
I installed MSYS to C:\MSYS, then in C:\MSYS\mingw I installed MinGW and then I unzipped "cs98_004-1.zip" to C:\CS and installed "cs-win32libs-0.98r004_001.exe" to the C:\CS.
Then in MSYS tipped in "./configure", "make -k all --enable-new-renderer", "make install", "make distclean"
The walktest.exe and the other files are at C:\msys\local\bin .
when I type in walktest in MSYS there is this message:

WARNING: could not load plugin 'crystalspace.kernel.vfs'
Failed to initialize config!
Error initializing system!
Cleaning up...
Error saving configuration '/config/walktest.cfg'.
Couldn't load VFS plugin "crystalspace.kernel.vfs"!

when I type in csdemo

WARNING: could not load plugin 'crystalspace.kernel.vfs'
Couldn't initialize app!
Error initializing system!
Cleaning up...
Error saving configuration '/config/csdemo.cfg'.
Couldn't load VFS plugin "crystalspace.kernel.vfs"!

I hope someone helps me.
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jorrit
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2005, 01:52:30 pm »

Hi

I very new in cs. I dowlnoaded and compile cs but it dooes not work.
I installed MSYS to C:\MSYS, then in C:\MSYS\mingw I installed MinGW and then I unzipped "cs98_004-1.zip" to C:\CS and installed "cs-win32libs-0.98r004_001.exe" to the C:\CS.
Then in MSYS tipped in "./configure", "make -k all --enable-new-renderer", "make install", "make distclean"
The walktest.exe and the other files are at C:\msys\local\bin .
when I type in walktest in MSYS there is this message:

WARNING: could not load plugin 'crystalspace.kernel.vfs'
Failed to initialize config!
Error initializing system!
Cleaning up...
Error saving configuration '/config/walktest.cfg'.
Couldn't load VFS plugin "crystalspace.kernel.vfs"!

when I type in csdemo

WARNING: could not load plugin 'crystalspace.kernel.vfs'
Couldn't initialize app!
Error initializing system!
Cleaning up...
Error saving configuration '/config/csdemo.cfg'.
Couldn't load VFS plugin "crystalspace.kernel.vfs"!

I hope someone helps me.

A few problems:

First it is important to install MingW first and only then MSYS. Not the other way around. MSYS must know about MingW. Otherwise it is not set up correctly.

Secondly, the --enable-new-renderer should go to configure. You are putting it in the 'make' line.

Thirdly, I don't recommend 'make install'. That's something we didn't test very well and I'm not sure it works perfectly. Just run from the CS folder itself.

Greetings,
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Zulan
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 12:07:14 pm »

Thank you very much.
Now everything works and I have to learn how Blender and CS work together.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 07:22:21 pm »

By the way, 'make install' is highly recommended. This is the form in which the majority of clients should be using CS.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005, 07:28:30 pm »

By the way, 'make install' is highly recommended. This is the form in which the majority of clients should be using CS.

In theory that's true. In practice I don't recommend it for CVS as at this moment both CVS of CS and CEL have problems with installation for various reasons. At least that's the impression I get from other people who attempt to install them. I haven't tried it myself yet.

Also another big disadvantage of make install is that many external CS projects depend on a very specific date of CS and CEL. For example PlaneShift depends on 12-August-2005 CS+CEL. Another project might depend on another version. If you don't install then you can just change CRYSTAL and CEL depending on which of the apps you want to run.

Greetings,
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2005, 07:34:26 pm »

If there are actual installation problems, they should be reported formally so that they can be fixed. As of this time, I am not aware of any installation problems for either project.

(The only problem known which impacts CEL, when installed, is that VFS doesn't know how to find the CEL vfs.cfg fragment, but this is a problem intrinsic to VFS, not to the installation process.)
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2005, 03:30:02 am »

Along the same lines - I've been running `make install` with different prefixes for a while now on Linux. One debug, one optimized and one bleeding edge CVS. That way the IDE just changes the CRYSTAL and CEL env. vars. and I can switch CS + CEL bases on the fly. Seems to work well thus far.
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