Git is a distributed revision control and source code management system.
GitHub is a web-based hosting service for projects that use the Git revision control system.
Together, these two tools allow developers working on The Mana World to easily collaborate and merge changes into the game.
To install Git on Windows, follow the step-by-step instructions found at GitHub.
To install Git on Linux, refer to the package installation method for your distribution.
Example: for Ubuntu distributions, a command would be issued in a terminal window: sudo apt-get install git
Once you have installed Git, your first task should be to create a personal copy (also known as a fork) of the server data on your GitHub account. This will allow you to make changes and save them to a place where the content leaders can retrieve copies to include in the main server. It's also easier to work with.
To create a fork, login to your GitHub account and go to the TMW Repository.
- You will see a button on the page that says Fork. Click it.
- You should now see a page that has some details and history for the fork you just created. At the top will be a series of buttons including one that says SSH. Clicking the SSH button will create a link for you to copy which will be needed in the next step. It will look like email@example.com:yournamehere/tmwa-server-data.git. Copy that link.
You now need to create a copy of the data on your computer to work with (also known as a clone).
If you are using Windows, open the Git Bash tool which you installed earlier.
If you are using Linux, open a terminal window.
- Navigate to the folder where you want to create your clone.
- Now issue the command to have Git create a copy, replacing the example with the link you copied earlier: git clone --recursive firstname.lastname@example.org:yournamehere/tmwa-server-data.git foldername
- The --recursive command tells Git to copy all of the data.
- The foldername at the end of the command is the name of the folder you want the data in.