Ok so I made it, I set up the Mingw environment and compiled MESS on a 64 bit Windows 7 using the buildtools package and the instructions found on the Tools page. It worked after a few quirks:

[MINGW64] C:\Users\jolar\work\mame>git checkout didact_r4 
fatal: unable to join threaded lstat                      

I fixed by an additional git config thingie:
git config --replace-all core.preloadIndex false

I also had to set my HOME environment variable before anything worked
set HOME=\Users\jolar

Also the instructions lists two git commands on the same line which will not work.

However, this is soo much easier than my previous two failed attempts to get a Windows environment for MESS/MAME up and running. Thanks a lot for that!:)

Last edited by Edstrom; 01/13/16 03:36 PM.

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