Compiling TPT++ on debian/ubuntu

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If you want to see the old guide, or compile for the old c version of tpt with the makefile, see Compiling for Linux

To compile TPT++ you need to do the following:

1) Open your Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libsdl1.2-dev libbz2-dev zlib1g-dev liblua5.1.0-dev git scons libfftw3-dev Adjust the command / package names for your distro if not on debian or ubuntu. 64 bit systems use lib64bz2-dev, also you might have some of these packages already installed, so if you see "X is already newest version" just ignore it

You MUST have Python 2 installed and working in order for scons to work! Python 3 will not work

2) Run git clone git://

3) Navigate to your folder containing the TPT++ source code (The-Powder-Toy) and type:

scons --lin --release (You need to add --64bit if you are compiling for 64 bit)

You can also use --sse2 or --sse3 for sse optimizations if you have a recent (not ancient) computer, or -j4 to compile with 4 cores (or how ever many you have). For other arguments, see the list of all Sconscript flags you can use

4) Once scons has finished compiling (it will say "Done building targets" in the terminal), you'll find TPT executable in build/ folder, it will be named either powder, powder-legacy, powder64, or powder64-legacy, depending on the options you used.