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The standalone engine that powers the multiplayer first person shooter Unvanquished.

Workspace requirements

To fetch and build Dæmon, you'll need: git, cmake, and a C++11 compiler.

The following are actively supported: gcc ≥ 4.8, clang ≥ 3.5, Visual Studio/MSVC (at least Visual Studio 2017).



zlib, libgmp, libnettle, libcurl, SDL2, GLEW, libpng, libjpeg ≥ 8, libwebp ≥ 0.2.0, Freetype, OpenAL, libogg, libvorbis, libtheora, libopus, libopusfile


ncurses, libGeoIP



64-bit: mingw-w64-x86_64-{toolchain,cmake}
or 32-bit: mingw-w64-i686-{toolchain,cmake}

MSYS2 is an easy way to get MingW compiler and build dependencies, the standalone MingW on Windows also works.

Download instructions

Daemon requires several sub-repositories to be fetched before compilation. If you have not yet cloned this repository:

git clone --recurse-submodules

If you have already cloned:

cd Daemon/
git submodule update --init --recursive

If cmake complains about missing files in recastnavigation/ folder or similar issue then you have skipped this step.

Build Instructions

Instead of -j4 you can use -jN where N is your number of CPU cores to distribute compilation on them. Linux systems usually provide an handy nproc tool that tells the number of CPU core so you can just do -j$(nproc) to use all available cores.

Enter the directory before anything else:

cd Daemon/

Visual Studio

  1. Run CMake.
  2. Choose your compiler.
  3. Open Daemon.sln and compile.

Linux, macOS, MSYS2

Produced files will be stored in a new directory named build.

cmake -H. -Bbuild
cmake --build build -- -j4

Linux cross-compile to Windows

For a 32-bit build use the cross-toolchain-mingw32.cmake toolchain file instead.

cmake -H. -Bbuild -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=cmake/cross-toolchain-mingw64.cmake
cmake --build build -- -j4
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