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Terragear for beginners

Postby x7cusick8x » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:07 pm

Im running Mac os 10.6.8 and would love to start designing Military bases but have no idea how to install terragear or the GUI. i have read the wiki but im still not clear on the process can i get a quick dumbed down process for installation
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Re: Terragear for beginners

Postby wlbragg » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:17 pm

There is a very easy to use script that will install terragear, the gui and all dependencies However that is for Linux. Not sure if that helps you. I personally have no clue about MacOS.
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Re: Terragear for beginners

Postby x7cusick8x » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:48 pm

Still trying to figure out for mac
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Re: Terragear for beginners

Postby rockaffe » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:19 pm

I'm running mac too here is how I solved:

1) Install VirtualBox
2) Istall Debian on it (I've also tried ubunu but it didn't work)
3) Use the download-and-compile-tg script from

It will install terragear and terragearGUI

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Re: Terragear for beginners

Postby Johan G » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:20 pm

Thanks for sharing. Sharing is caring! :D
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Re: Terragear for beginners

Postby psadro_gm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:35 pm

Remember, Terragear was never intended to used by an end user. It was designed to be run on a Linux server. It's been almost 3 years since I've started looking at this code. It took almost a full year of hacking on it before I was confident enough to commit changes.
It is not user friendly. It was once my intention to make it easier to use and add features. Over time, it became obvious that this was optimistic. Bug fixes pretty much takes all of my time.

That's not to say that I can't imagine an easy to use toolchain, unfortunately, we just don't have the resources to work toward this goal. If anyone is interested, I could help explain how the tools work, and how the code works.

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