Subject: Windows build environment.
Building M.A.X.R. under Windows is a nightmare.
The instructions provided are cumbersome and require downloading a lot of unrelated data, besides being called aged.
I've put together a build environment out of Mingw32 and SDL parts and some batch files to build the SVN M.A.X.R. under Windows in one click, all-in-one-place style:
To use it, unpack over SVN tree, replacing max.rc, and run trunk/build.bat.
It should compile and link automatically, with maxr.exe appearing in the same trunk directory.
Icon files are taken from ../game, so SVN tree directory structure is needed.
All parts being GPL, i think it should be legal to put it together like that and redistribute.
In any case, it's a proposal, not an must use thing.