Wednesday, May 14, 2008

glChess on Win32

After a bit of hacking glChess can run on Windows. The only thing that would take major work is the AIs as they are forked off the main process (fork() is not supported in Windows). But aside from that with a few minor changes and running directly from the source leads to this:



I was very impressed with the quality of the Windows packages for the dependencies. When I tried this about a year ago it didn't appear they were all supported. They are now:

Python
* python-2.5.2.msi

Setuptools
* setuptools-0.6c8.win32-py2.5.exe

GTK
* gtk-2.12.9-win32-2.exe

PyGTK
* gtk-2.12.9-win32-2.exe
* pygobject-2.14.1-1.win32-py2.5.exe
* pycairo-1.4.12-1.win32-py2.5.exe
* pygtk-2.12.1-2.win32-py2.5.exe

Python Imaging Library
* PIL-1.1.6.win32-py2.5.exe

PyOpenGL
* PyOpenGL-3.0.0b1.win32.exe

PyGtkGLExt
* pygtkglext-1.1.0.win32-py2.5.exe

Gnome Games
* gnome-games-2.23.1.tar.bz2
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