Compiling the whole project

Duncan Ogilvie edited this page Oct 3, 2016 · 15 revisions


Notice: It is important to install the exact versions of the tools mentioned hereafter (special exception for Visual Studio 2013, for which you can also use the Professional or Enterprise editions). Don't come complaining if you didn't install the correct versions of the tools.

  1. Download Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition (make sure to install MFC)
  2. Download Qt 5.6.0 (x32) for MSVC2013, install in C:\Qt\qt-5.6.0-x86-msvc2013.
  3. Download Qt 5.6.0 (x64) for MSVC2013, install in C:\Qt\qt-5.6.0-x64-msvc2013.
  4. Download Qt Creator 4.0.0, install in C:\Qt\qtcreator-4.0.0.
  5. Get the Dependencies
  6. Clone the repository to your local drive. Make sure to include the submodules in your clone command!
git clone --recurse-submodules

Custom paths

If you install Qt and/or Visual Studio in different paths, you can set (global) environment variables to make setenv.bat create a custom environment for compiling with build.bat.

  • set QT32PATH=C:\Qt\qt-5.6.0-x86-msvc2013\5.6\msvc2013\bin
  • set QT64PATH=C:\Qt\qt-5.6.0-x64-msvc2013\5.6\msvc2013_64\bin
  • set QTCREATORPATH=C:\Qt\qtcreator-4.0.0\bin
  • set VSVARSALLPATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\VC\vcvarsall.bat
  • set COVERITYPATH=C:\coverity\bin
  • set DOXYGENPATH=C:\Program Files\doxygen\bin

For tools

Notice: You don't need to do this every time if you want to develop for x64dbg. In that case see the For developers section.

  1. Run build.bat x32 and build.bat x64 to build everything.

For developers

  1. Run install.bat to initialize the repository
  2. Open x64dbg.sln in Visual Studio 2013
  3. Compile the solution (F7)
  4. Open src\gui\ in Qt Creator
  5. Compile the GUI.

Notice: Sometimes if you modifiy Q_OBJECT header files you need to rebuild the GUI to fix a weird crash.

More Qt versions available here


This video is slightly outdated. The process is still the same, except that you have to install Qt 5.6.0 (see the first section of this documented).

There is a video available where the build process (after installing the prerequisites) is shown. It is available on YouTube and in SWF Format.