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Installing WinTin++
A windows installer is available for download to install WinTin++, which exists of the PuTTY terminal and a TinTin++ binary. Wintin doesn't have shell capabilities, but otherwise it's an excellent TinTin++ port that works on Windows 95, 98, XP, and Vista. For an interactive shell see the instructions for installing TinTin++ on Windows.
Compiling TinTin++
  • Download the TinTin++ source code in the download directory
  • cd to the directory you downloaded the tar.gz file into
  • Type: tar -zxf <filename>
  • Type: cd tt/src/
  • Type: ./configure
  • Type: make
  • Type: ./tt++ to start TinTin++
If this didn't work you most likely need to install the zlib and/or pcre libraries. The gnutls library for ssl support is optional.
Installing TinTin++
BSD
In order to compile the source code you need to have the zlib and pcre libraries installed.
Debian
The following commands should install TinTin++ on Debian.
  • mkdir tintin
  • cd tintin
  • sudo apt-get install zlib1g-devel
  • sudo apt-get install libpcre++-dev
  • wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tintin/tintin-2.01.1.tar.gz
  • tar -zxvf tintin-2.01.1.tar.gz
  • cd /tt/src
  • ./configure
  • sudo make install
You can also install from the repository which typically gives you an older version.
  • sudo apt-get install tintin++
Fedora
The following commands should install TinTin++ on Fedora.
  • mkdir tintin
  • cd tintin
  • sudo yum install zlib-devel
  • sudo yum install pcre-devel
  • wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tintin/tintin-2.01.1.tar.gz
  • tar -zxvf tintin-2.01.1.tar.gz
  • cd /tt/src
  • ./configure
  • sudo make install
It's also possible to install straight from the Fedora repository using 'yum install tintin', though this may give you an out of date version.
Execute: tt++ to launch TinTin++
Mandrake
In order to compile the source code you may need to have the zlib and pcre libraries installed.
Mac OS X (OSX)
In order to compile the source code you may need to have the zlib and pcre libraries installed. Zlib should be installed by default, see this link for instructions to install pcre on Mac OS X.
If you want SSL support see these instructions to install GnuTLS on Mac OS X.
Red Hat
In order to compile the source code you may need to have the zlib and pcre libraries installed.
Slackware
In order to compile the source code you may need to have the zlib and pcre libraries installed.
Solaris
If you get symbol reference errors add -lxnet to the end of the CC variable in Makefile: CC = -Wall -lxnet
SuSe
In order to compile the source code you may need to have the zlib and pcre libraries installed.
Ubuntu
The following commands should install TinTin++ on Unbuntu.
  • mkdir tintin
  • cd tintin
  • sudo apt-get install build-essential
  • sudo apt-get build-dep tintin++
  • wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tintin/tintin-2.01.1.tar.gz
  • tar -zxvf tintin-2.01.1.tar.gz
  • cd /tt/src
  • ./configure
  • sudo make install
If sudo apt-get build-dep tintin++ fails try installing developer libraries using:
  • sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev
  • sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev
  • sudo apt-get install libgnutls28-dev
Execute: tt++ to launch TinTin++
Windows 95 and higher
An installer is available for download to install WinTin++, which exists of the mintty terminal and the TinTin++ binary. WinTin doesn't have shell capabilities, but otherwise WinTin is an excellent TinTin++ port that works on Windows 95, 98, XP, and Vista. It has some issues on Windows 7 and 8 so it's suggested to run TinTin++ from within Cygwin on these platforms.
WinTin is not to be confused with the less retro (or what some would call more graphical) wintin.net or wintin 95 mud client. For people who want an upgrade from wintin 95 the WinTin port is an excellent alternative supporting most of the same features, except for some wintin 95 and wintin.net specific commands, as well as a lot of functionality that has been added to TinTin++ and hence is available in the WinTin port as well, like Perl Compatible Regular Expression support.
In order to run WinTin or TinTin++ in a linux environment on Windows you need the Cygwin emulator which consists of two parts:
  1. A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.
  2. A collection of tools, which provide Linux look and feel.
The Cygwin DLL works with all non-beta, non 'release candidate', ix86 32 bit versions of Windows since Windows 95, with the exception of Windows CE.
The size of Cygwin depends on how many packages you install, but averages around 200 megabytes while WinTin is only 2 MB. If this appeals to you, follow the instructions below to install Cygwin. Keep in mind that WinTin doesn't have shell capabilities which means the #system, #run, and #script command will not work. These commands can be used under Cygwin for sub windowing, ssh, sftp, playing sounds, sending emails, visiting websites, etc.
  • Create the directory named 'Cygwin' in the root of your C drive: C:\Cygwin.
  • Download setup.exe from http://www.cygwin.com/setup.exe to the Cygwin directory.
  • Launch setup.exe and click next
  • Choose 'install from internet' and click next
  • Use the default values, click next
  • Just use the default for the package directory, click next
  • Set your internet connection, click next
  • Select a download site, click next
  • You must select the correct packages now, select the following:
    • Devel: select gcc-mingw-core, make.
    • Editors: select your favorite editor, if available.
    • Text: select pcre.
    • Libs: select libpcre-devel, zlib-devel, gnutls-devel
    • Net: select inetutils.
    • System: select util-linux.
  • Click next and wait for cygwin to finish installation.
  • Download tintin.tar.gz (do not unzip it) to C:\Cygwin\Home\YourUsername\
  • Enter your rxvt shell (click the cygwin icon) and type:
    tar -zxvf tintin*.tar.gz
    cd tt/src/
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    tt++
  • The last command should startup TinTin++.
  • If for some reason you have trouble compiling TinTin++ you can instead install WinTin++, next copy tt++.exe from the WinTin++ installation directory to the /bin directory in Cygwin.

  • Enjoy
Windows 10 and higher
Please see the section on Windows 95 and higher for installing Cygwin or WinTin++. As of Windows 10 it is possible to run TinTin++ using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). Installation instructions are as following:
  • Use the search assistant to open the 'For Developers' setting and enable 'Developer Mode'.
  • Use the search assistant to open the 'Turn Windows features on or off' setting and turn on 'Windows Subsystem for Linux'
  • Use the search assistant to open the 'bash' application and follow the instructions, which should install Ubuntu.
  • Once Ubuntu is up and running use 'apt-get install tintin++' to install TinTin++.
  • If you want to install the TinTin++ Beta version see the Ubuntu installation instructions for details.
  • Download and use the Mintty WSL Bridge installer to use Mintty as your WSL Terminal instead of the Windows 10 Bash console.
  • Edit .bashrc and add 'cd' at the end of the file to automatically switch to your home directory when using Mintty WLC Bridge.
  • If you want to be able to execute Windows programs within WSL have a look at cbwin.