Building

On this page you will learn on how to build the Source.Python binaries (source-python.so, source-python.dll, core.so and core.dll) on your own. This allows you to do tests or contribute to the C++ side of Source.Python by applying fixes, making improvements or exposing useful stuff to the Python side.

Linux

To build Source.Python on Linux, you need the following requirements:

Once you have installed the requirements, follow these steps to build Source.Python:

  1. Create a clone of the Source.Python repository.
  2. Navigate to the src directory.
  3. Start the Build.sh script.
  4. Choose the game for which you want to build Source.Python.

Note

By default only one CPU core is used to build the binaries. If you wish to use more, set the variable NUM_CORES to the number of core you would like to use. This will speed up the build process, but also requires more ressoures.

You can shorten these steps by simply passing the game’s name to the script e.g. ./Build.sh css.

If the build finished successfully, it will say something like this: [100%] Built target core.

The compiled binaries are stored in src/Builds/Linux/<game>/Release.

Windows

To build Source.Python on Windows, you need the following requirements:

Once you have installed the requirements, follow these steps to build Source.Python:

  1. Create a clone of the Source.Python repository.
  2. Navigate to the src directory.
  3. Start the Build.bat script.
  4. Choose the game for which you want to build Source.Python.
  5. Go to src/Builds/Windows/<game>.
  6. Open source-python.sln.
  7. Switch the build mode to Release.
  8. Hit F7 to start the build.

If the build finished successfully, it will say something like that: ``========== Build: 3 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 1 skipped ========== ``.

You can shorten these steps if you have installed the Microsoft Build Tools. In that case you can simply start the script and pass the game’s name e.g. Build.bat css.

However, in both cases the compiled binaries are stored in src/Builds/Windows/<game>/Release.