How to build VCMI (macOS)

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  • Xcode. Can be downloaded from Mac App Store.
  • CMake. Can be downloaded from (link) or installed from MacPorts
  • Any git or Subversion client you prefer.
  • Archive with prebuilt libraries and frameworks (link)

Preparing place

  • Unzip downloaded archive
  • Open terminal and go to extracted xcode-pack directory
  • Checkout source via git:
git clone

or via svn:

svn checkout vcmi
  • Open vcmibuilder.xcodeproj located at vcmi/osx/osx-vcmibuilder
  • Archive it (Product -> Archive) and than (in Organizer window press Distribute -> Export as: Application) save it in vcmi/osx directory


  • Open terminal in vcmi directory:
mkdir build && cd build
cmake -G ..
  • Open generated Xcode project vcmi.xcodeproj
  • Select vcmiclient in list of targets and press Run (Command + R)