Welcome to WoWEmulation! In this tutorial, we will teach you how to download, install, and configure Boost 1.73.0, an essential component for compiling the latest WoW emulators.
Step 1: Downloading Boost
You only need to download the boost version that corresponds to the type of compilation you plan to do. It is highly recommended to compile in 64-bit, in which case you should download the 64-bit version of boost.
Step 2: Installing Boost
When you have completed the download of Boost 1.73.0, click on the file to start the installer. It is generally best to use the default installation path.
Simply click next and wait for the installation to complete.
Step 3: Configuration
Now that you have finished installing Boost, you can begin configuring it correctly. We will need to set a system environment variable so that later on during the compiling process, it can recognize the boost installation.
You will now need to click “environment variable”
This is where we will need to set a system variable for the boost path.
In this step, we will need to set the variable name and value. Remember when we installed Boost 1.73.0 earlier in the tutorial? We will use the path from that installation for the value, as shown in the image below.
Simply click okay, and congratulations you have finished downloading, installing and configuring boost 1.73.0 and you are ready to move onto the next step to compiling your emulator!
IMPORTANT TIP: During this installation tutorial we used the boost version 1.73.0, if you decide to download another version of boost remember to use the correct version number for that version.