Difference between revisions of "Building without Visual Studio"

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You should get the response
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<pre>Microsoft (R) Build Engine version foo.0.bar.baz
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Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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MSBUILD : error MSB1003: Specify a project or solution file. The current working directory does not
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                        contain a project or solution file.
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</pre>
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=Step 2: Compiling=
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Execute:
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<pre>msbuild.exe C:\path\to\rootdir\of\sourceSDK2013\games.sln</pre>
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And thats it. Pretty simple, huh? Now you don't have to deal with the massive bloated program Visual Studio 15 is.
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=Compiling for Windows on Linux (and vice versa)=
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Still have to figure this out.
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=Compiling from other IDEs and Compilers=
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It would be nice to determine a way to setup Code::Blocks to compile with cl.exe or msbuild.
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Revision as of 04:23, 13 July 2016

This page will be a tutorial for building of the Source SDK 2013 without Microsoft Visual Studio.

The tool that will be used is msbuild.exe, which is included with the .NET Framework.

It is assumed that all of the fixes specified in Source SDK 2013 were applied to your source code.

Step 1: MSBuild.exe

Open up the command prompt (C:/windows/system32/cmd.exe) and type "msbuild.exe".

Note.png Note: msbuild.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file, ensure the .NET framework is installed and navagate to C:/Program Files/MSbuild/foo/bin or wherever the msbuild executable is on your system.

You should get the response

Microsoft (R) Build Engine version foo.0.bar.baz
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

MSBUILD : error MSB1003: Specify a project or solution file. The current working directory does not 
                         contain a project or solution file.

Step 2: Compiling

Execute:

msbuild.exe C:\path\to\rootdir\of\sourceSDK2013\games.sln

And thats it. Pretty simple, huh? Now you don't have to deal with the massive bloated program Visual Studio 15 is.

Compiling for Windows on Linux (and vice versa)

Still have to figure this out.


Compiling from other IDEs and Compilers

It would be nice to determine a way to setup Code::Blocks to compile with cl.exe or msbuild.