Custom Build Step
Offload KB - getting-started
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Offload™ can be used as a custom build step in Visual Studio or in a makefile, it is just a compiler that takes input files and compiler options and produces an object file.When using Offload™ as a custom build step, ensure that the correct environment variables have been set prior to performing the operation. Some developers using Offload™ have found that having a wrapper batch file to set the required variables prior to execution is useful, and below you will find an example batch file you could use!
@echo off setlocal set OFFLOADFOLDER=%~dp0 set SIEVE_PS3_SDK=%OFFLOADFOLDER%offload-sdk if not "%PATH%"=="" set PATH=;%PATH% set PATH=%OFFLOADFOLDER%%PATH% if not "%INCLUDE%"=="" set INCLUDE=;%INCLUDE% set INCLUDE=%OFFLOADFOLDER%offload-sdkinclude%INCLUDE% set CMDS=%* set OCDIR= set TMP=%1" " set TMP=%TMP:"=% :loop if "%TMP%"==" " goto continue if "%TMP%"=="-ocdir " set OCDIR=%~2 shift set TMP=%1" " set TMP=%TMP:"=% goto loop :continue if not "%OCDIR%"=="" rmdir /S /Q "%OCDIR%" %OFFLOADFOLDER%offloadps3cpp.exe %CMDS%
The above batch file example assumes that the offload-sdk folder is in the same folder as the OffloadPS3CPP.exe executable and the batchfile, and that the batchfile is being called with a fully qualified path, e.g. 'C:yourpath ooffloadatchfile.bat'. It will also attempt to remove the previous iterations OutputC folder, as is recommended.