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Cloning the repo from Github seems relatively straight forward, but there are some dependencies that need to be installed in order to get the source to build. Here is a full tutorial describing how to build the MFM software from the source.
Note: This tutorial is performed on Ubuntu 14.04 . Your installation procedure may vary.
First, you will need to install git. This can be done with a package manager, such as apt-get:
sudo apt-get install git
You will need g++, a c++ compiler, in order to build the software. Simply use your package manager to download it:
sudo apt-get install g++
Next, you will need to clone the codebase to your computer. To do this, browse to the folder which you would like to contain the repo and clone:
git clone https://github.com/Sixstring982/MFMv2.git
The MFM software uses SDL to render to a window, play audio, and render fonts.
The MFM software needs SDL version 1.2 . Do not install SDL 2.0!
libsdl1.2-dev is the package for the main SDL system.
libsdl-image1.2-dev is the package for translating image types other than bitmaps.
libsdl-mixer1.2-dev is the package for playing audio.
libsdl-ttf2.0-dev is the package for rendering TTF fonts. This is an SDL 1.2 package.
You will need to install the following packages with your package manager:
sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2-dev sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-dev
Now that you have installed all of the dependencies that you need, you can build the MFM software. Simply navigate to the main folder and type:
This should build the software as long as the repo does not contain any errors. To run the software, the executable is located in the bin folder. Type:
to run the simulator.