So I've been reading on the forums that the WeiDU utility is pretty much the Gold Standard with modding BGEE and other Infinity Engine games. I am assuming that WeiDU creates some sort of interface for installing / uninstalling mods, similar to what you see with Nexus Mod Manager. That said, when I go http://www.weidu.org/~thebigg/new_compile.html
and read the setup instructions I have absolutely NO CLUE what the hell I'm reading.
Now understand, I'm in my mid-40's with a college degree and a back ground doing IT Technical support. In short, I'm not a complete dummy. However, the instructions on the WeiDU page are written in such a way that there seems be an assumption that the reader has a strong understanding of advanced programming (which I do not). In fact even when trying to read the first paragraph I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about.
Building WeiDU requires and/or is facilitated by the following:
Native OCaml (typically compiled with MinGW), obtained from ocaml.org.
A Cygwin-based *nix toolchain, particularly binutils and make from the Devel group. Perl is also required, but is normally installed by default. Optionally also git (Devel), openssh (Net), zip (Archive) and upx (Utils).
Cygwin-hosted MinGW-GCC, called mingw-gcc-core (Devel) or some such.
Elkhound (vide infra). For less configuration, place the elkhound binary in Cygwin's /bin directory. Bear in mind the make process does not like paths with spaces.
Once your environment is up, open the Cygwin terminal and wait for it to finish setting up your home folder. By default, this will be at c:\cygwin\home\<user>, where <user> is your Windows user name. This is where you will want to place your WeiDU source code and the Cygwin terminal is what you will want to use when you compile the source. Within the Cygwin environment, your home folder will have the shorthand ~ (tilde).
This concerns me as in virtually every case when asking for help on the forums I always see the same response: "please attach your WeiDU logs". Ok then....is there a Youtube video perhaps or maybe a website, or forum thread which actually shows the WeiDU setup / config process broken down into small words for us feeble minded types?
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.