Guide to FS Open and git

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Getting the source: Git on Windows

(based on Getting_the_FreeSpace2:_SCP_Source_Code)

Note: the guide assumes that you will be developing using a github fork (which is recommended for everyone, and is the only option for non-SCP members)

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  • Record the URL for your newly forked copy of the FSO repository

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  • Download and install Git For Windows
  • Download and install TortoiseGit (you probably need to reboot after installing)
  • Make a new folder on your HDD where you'd like to install the code. You'll need a fair bit of space for the code + the intermediate files when building it. Press right mouse and choose Git Clone from the list.

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  • A new window will open up. Cut and paste the URL of *your* forked repository into the URL of repository box

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  • Press OK to begin downloading from the repository (this may take a few minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection)