The project is a code name used to refer to the C++/Qt-based ENIGMA IDE that is being developed. The project was started by Goombert to improve ENIGMA's UI experience and the stability of game serialization. The architecture of the project is loosely based on MVC and MVVM and is centered around the ENIGMA compiler's Google Protocol Buffer format used in emake and libEGM to load, save, and compile games. The Google Protocol Buffer format is treated as the single source of truth for resource data and is contained in a Qt QAbstractItemModel that makes it possible to map various views/editors to it.
GitHub Repository: https://github.com/enigma-dev/RadialGM
The project is also licensed under the same License ENIGMA is licensed under, that being a modified GPL v3.
The goal of this project as stated earlier is to improve upon the ENIGMA UI experience, stability, and scalability.
Some advantages the new IDE will provide:
- Custom theming using Cascading Style Sheets
- Hardware accelerated rendering
- Runs natively among other optimizations
- Improved compile times
- Ability to handle much larger project files
- Advanced code editing including break points and code folding
- Dock interfaces and widgets allowing custom layouts with persistent state between sessions
Installing (Building) RadialGM on Windows
- Step 1: ENIGMA Installation Setup
- To start, you must first follow the instructions on installing ENIGMA (using the Msys2 method) up to Step3: Downloading ENIGMA. You don't need to download ENIGMA or anything after that as the Radial git clone you're about to to will include ENIGMA (https://enigma-dev.org/docs/Wiki/Install:Windows)
- Step 2: Update your MSYS2 installation
- This is needed to get an updated version of Qt
NOTE: This will likely prompt you to close the terminal, reopen it, and run the command a second time. In this case close the window, force close it even if it warns you that it's still running. Then reopen Msys2 and run pacman -Syu again. The first time it was updating the package manager, the second time it updates everything else.
- Step 3: Install RadialGM build tools
- In msys2 shell
- For 64 bit Windows:
pacboy -S qscintilla:x
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-clang
- For 32 bit Windows:
pacboy -S qscintilla:i
pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-clang
- Step 4: Get RadialGM source code
- In MinGW Shell (pick 64 or 32 shell depending on your Windows Version)
git clone https://github.com/enigma-dev/RadialGM.git --recursive
- Step 5: Build RadialGM ENIGMA submodule
make emake CLI_ENABLE_SERVER=TRUE
- Step 6: Run Protocol Server
- Finally run emake.exe and you should be done with the installation
- Step 7: Open RadialGM project in Qt Creator
You need to run this command inside the MinGW shell whenever you want to open RadialGM up (in QT Creator). Replace ~ for the cd with your full path to your RadialGM directory.
Note: To configure Qt Creator
By default, Qt Creator should open up with the "Projects" tab open (from the left hand side). Select it if not.
Click the "Configure Project" button on the right.
From the main menu, Build -> Run