-- Introduction --
The goal of this guide is to set up everything you need to compile custom Zelda actor overlay files on Windows.
-- msys2 --
Go to msys2.org
and download and install msys2. If you're running 64-bit Windows, download the version labeled
. As you navigate the installer, make sure it gets installed in the directory
(must be lowercase), and leave everything else at the default setting.
Depending on whether you installed 64-bit or 32-bit msys2, now download the appropriate
msys2.reg below and allow the registry editor to run it:
If everything worked, you should be able to right-click on your desktop and click
Open MSYS2 here. Do that. It should open a (command line) msys2 window. Keep it open for the following steps.
Final note: If you installed the 32-bit version of msys2, substitute
msys32 throughout the tutorial.
mips64, however, should remain
If you are unfamiliar with how the command line, you basically type commands and press the return/enter key on your keyboard to execute them. You're also able to copy and paste, but be careful to copy and paste only one line at a time. When you're prompted with a Y/N prompt, type Y before pressing the return key to say "yes", or N for "no".
pacman -S --disable-download-timeout git gcc unzip
and press the return key. Type
for yes and press the return key to install.
Now do all of the following, one line at a time:
git clone https://github.com/glankk/n64.git
It's going to take some time for it to do its thing. An hour or two, give or take.
Once that's complete, type
-- z64ovl --
The last thing to do before closing this window is to copy and paste the following:
cd C:/msys64 && wget https://github.com/z64me/z64ovl/archive/master.zip && unzip -o master.zip && rm master.zip && mkdir opt/n64/mips64/include/z64ovl || mv -f z64ovl-master/* opt/n64/mips64/include/z64ovl
Any time you want to update z64ovl, copy and paste that into MSYS2.
-- nOVL --
), and extract
-- etc/profile --
Finally, go to
and open the file named
in Notepad++ (if you don't already have it, get it here
). Scroll to the bottom of the file and add the following on a new line:
Save your edit, and you should be good to go.
-- Closing --
To test if your installation works, follow the guide Custom Actor Overlay Workflow