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How-To download and checkout 0 A.D. SVN on Windows


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1. Download and install TortoiseSVN

Dowlnoadpage https://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html


Standard setting during install will work


After finishing installation create a new folder in your Userdirectory. It should be located in "C:\users\username" . I called my directory "0adsvn"

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Then right click on the new created directory and choose "SVN Checkout..."


In the Checkout mask just enter the URL of repository: "http://svn.wildfiregames.com/public/ps/trunk"
Then click on "OK"

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Now it starts downloading the 0ad SVN version. Depending on your Inet speed this will take 20-45 minutes and needs arround 1,5 -2GB free HardDisk Space


After the checkout is complete, you can start the SVN game from the "pyrogenesis.exe" binary wich is located in your created folder under \binaries\system\
I created a shortcut for this and placed it on my desktop.

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Dont forget to updated your 0ad SVN copy every time you going to play in svn. This can easily be done by right click on your 0adsvn directory and choosing "SVN Update"

svn update.jpg

Have fun :victory:


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Thanks for the instructions! I had actually downloaded svn before your post, but when I select my folder, I don't have the "svn update" icon...

Edit: I solved the issue by selecting my binaries file, because the url of repository I wrote had "binaries" after "trunk"...

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My take on how you can easily install SVN (latest development build) on windows: 

  1. Download and install (make sure you check the command line tools option) https://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html 
  2. Make a folder where you like, name it whatever you like. Open this folder. Click the adress bar, type cmd and press enter.



  3. into the screen that popped up copy & paste: svn co https://svn.wildfiregames.com/public/ps/trunk/ 
  4. If it says 'At revision xxxxx' it's done downloading. run \binaries\system\pyrogenesis.exe to start svn.

To update svn, right mouse click the folder, choose 'svn update'. 

(made this post for revival of the thread to attract new people for testing / showing easability to install)

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