Getting the source

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Installing Git

If you already have Git installed, you can skip this step.


Windows users can acquire git from the MSysGit project. If you would prefer a graphical front-end, there is TortoiseGit, but regardless MSysGit must be installed.

Mac OS X

Apple has included Git with Xcode since version 4. You may download Xcode from Apple's developer website.


Debian & Ubuntu

Install git using the package manager:

$ sudo apt-get install git

Downloading the source

The Unvanquished source code is hosted on GitHub. You can either download a snapshot of the source code using the "ZIP" link, or you can use git to clone the repository.


Use git on the command line:

$ git clone

This will create a directory called Unvanquished in your home folder.

Mac OS X

Command Line

Acquiring the source code using the command line is the same as on Linux. Just open a Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) window and clone the source code like so:

$ git clone

Xcode 4

  1. Start Xcode.
  2. Open the Organizer window (Window → Organizer or Shift+Command ⌘+2)
  3. Click the "Repositories" button on the top bar.
  4. Click the "+" button in the lower-left corner, and choose "Checkout or Clone Repository…".
  5. In the rollout sheet that appears, enter into the "Location" field, and click "Next".
  6. Enter "Unvanquished" into the "Name" field, ensure that the "Type" combo box is set to "Git", and click "Clone".
  7. You will be prompted where to save the repository. Choose a location and click "Clone".



  1. Make and enter a new folder to store the source code in
  2. Right click the inside of the folder → Git Clone...
  3. In the Url textbox enter:
  4. Click ok.

Command Line

Open the MsysGit terminal and type:

$ git clone


After getting the source code, you can compile it.

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