Do you want to try out trunk, but can't compile it yourself?
Have you tried? Really, really tried? Don't take the
easy way out and get my installer before you even give it a go. There are lots of threads on the topic, and lots of help available if you have problems.. I strongly suggest you give it a go, even if you're not much of a tekernologikal kind of person... you might surprise yourself, and maybe even learn some stuff.. it's not really as hard as it looks!
If you really would like to try out trunk, or maybe test your spiffy new OXP against trunk but can't
compile it yourself, well, for all those with a Windows OS at least, there is now a solution.. you can download an installer from Getafix's Nightly Windows Build site. The installer has been customised
in order that the development version will live alongside your standard install of Oolite without conflict.
!! WARNING !!
THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIALLY APPROVED INSTALLER!
YOU USE IT ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
This installer has been built from the development ('trunk') source-code of Oolite. Changes are made daily to the trunk code, which may result in broken features, crashes, or even a non-working program. It is not intended for day-to-day gameplay, its proper purpose is for testing and bug-fixing. If you just want to play Oolite, I recommend that you use the standard installer. The primary purpose in providing this installer purpose is to enable OXP developers who cannot compile trunk to test their OXPs against the latest development version.. A secondary purpose is to make it possible for those who are unable to compile the source-code themselves to see and try out the latest features under development. By downloading and installing this program, you explicitly accept all
responsibility for anything
that goes wrong. If your monitor explodes, your hard-drive melts, your hair catches fire or your cat becomes pregnant as a result of installing this program, it is NOT MY FAULT!
Now.. having gotten that out of the way, just what can you expect?
This installer is designed to co-exist peacefully alongside a standard installation of Oolite. It has separate Start-Menu entries, a different install location and its own un-installer. Game-saves, settings and addons (OXPs) are likewise separate from and independent of the standard Oolite installation. It works just fine on my computer. Your mileage may vary. See warning above. By default, it installs to C:\Oolite-Trunk\. You will need to install any OXPs you wish to use into C:\Oolite-Trunk\AddOns\. To run the trunk version, go to Start>All Programs>Oolite-Trunk>Oolite.
The latest changes are incorporated into a automatically generated build created each night. See the the thread here
for details. Alternatively, you can go direct to http://www.terrastorage.ath.cx/oolite/status_win32.html
to obtain it.