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Command Line

David O'Connor edited this page Sep 18, 2016 · 6 revisions

As previously mentioned, mini2Dx uses Gradle as its build system. When you create your project using the project generator, mini2Dx will include a gradlew (for Mac OS X and Linux) and gradlew.bat (for Windows) in your project folder. This tool automatically downloads and installs Gradle tools and allows you to invoke Gradle tasks.


If you've generated an Android project, you need to setup an ANDROID_HOME environment variable.


  • On the command line type set ANDROID_HOME=C:/Path/To/Your/Android/Sdk and press Enter

Mac OS X

  • On the command line type vim ~/.bash_profile
  • Navigate to the bottom of the file
  • Press i to start Insert Mode
  • Add export ANDROID_HOME=/Path/To/Your/Android/Sdk
  • Press Esc and then type :wq
  • Close and reopen your command line


  • On the command line type nano ~/.bashrc
  • Navigate to the bottom of the file
  • Add export ANDROID_HOME=/Path/To/Your/Android/Sdk
  • Press CTRL + X
  • It will ask do you want to save, press Y and then Enter
  • Close and reopen your command line

Alternatively you can create a file called "" with the following content: sdk.dir=/Path/To/Your/Android/Sdk.

Building your code

To build your code, execute the following command.

Windows: gradlew.bat clean build

Mac OS X / Linux: ./gradlew clean build

Running your project


Windows: gradlew.bat launchDesktop

Mac OS X / Linux: ./gradlew launchDesktop


1.3.0 or later

Windows: gradlew.bat launchAndroid

Mac OS X / Linux: ./gradlew launchAndroid


Windows: gradlew.bat android:installDebug android:run

Mac OS X / Linux: ./gradlew android:installDebug android:run


./gradlew launchIPhoneSimulator

./gradlew launchIPadSimulator

./gradlew launchIOSDevice

Releasing your game

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