Howto compile ToME under windows
(with or without D. Gervais tiles)

You will find here a workaround explaining howto to compile ToME under Windows with BCC. You can find other places to get some Angband compiling advices in the < link section >.


To compile ToME, you’ll need a compiler (we’ll see here how to use Borland C++ Compiler (BCC), but others could do fine too); then, ToME source files, my source files and finally you’ll be able to launch the compilation.

Getting BCC:

• Download the Borland C++ Compiler 5.5 here or there (8 727 Kb)
• Execute the file “freecommandLinetools.exe” you just downloaded.
• Click on “Next” at the Welcome screen.
• Leave the installation folder by default “C:\Borland\BCC55” or select another path (we will consider you installed it by default) and click on “Finish”.
• Click on “Yes” to confirm the creation of the folder if it does not exist
• The application unpacks. Click on “OK” when the delivering of the package is successfull.

Getting ToME source files:

• Download ToME source files at the following address (3 017 Kb):
• Unpack the file you just downloaded in “C:\tome-222-src”
(Watchout, to unzip a tgz packed file under windows, you need some tool; winzip can be useful, but it is not open-source. I recommend you instead 7-zip: it is a free, open-source application running under the GPL; have a go and grab it in the < link section >.)

(Optional) Getting source files to display D. Gervais tiles:

If you want to include my changes,
• Download the following file:
• Unzip it with 7-zip in the folder “C:\tome-222-src” you created previously and confirm you want to replace the files

Configure and compile:

• Make sure the file “C:\tome-222-src\src\makefile.bcc” points to BCC by editing it. If you don’t have the following lines you will have to correct them accordingly:

CPP = c:\Borland\BCC55\Bin\bcc32
LINKER = c:\Borland\BCC55\Bin\ilink32
RC = c:\Borland\BCC55\Bin\brc32
BCCDIR = c:\Borland\BCC55

• Open a shell command (“Start” button, “Run”, then type “cmd” and click “OK”)
• Place yourself in the “C:\tome-222-src\src” folder and launch the command:

c:\borland\bcc55\bin\make -f makefile.bcc

(if you copied my files previously you can simply launch the file “make.cmd” in “C:\tome-222-src\src” which does the same)

If everything goes well you will the following message:

copy tome.exe ..
1 file(s) copied.

• Double click on “C:\tome-222-src\tome.exe” under windows explorer to launch the game. Enjoy!