Here you can download the latest 64-bit builds of Vim for Windows. These builds are updated at least every week.
- Compiled with full optimizations for speed.
- 64-bit python/dyn (Python 2.7) support.
- 64-bit python3/dyn (Python 3.3) support.
The latest version can always be downloaded here: Download
- Extract the archive into C:\Program Files\Vim using 7-zip.
- Open an administrator command prompt and navigate to C:\Program Files\Vim\vim73 and run install.exe to install.
Build from source
Those who would like to build Vim from source themselves may be interested in my build scripts.
- Visual Studio 2010 (VS2012 causes strange problems).
Get Vim sources
Let's call our working directory C:\build, where Vim will be compiled and packaged.
cd C:\build hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
Place build.bat inside the vim/src directory and invoke it to build. Customize the build options to your liking. The following options are used to build the binaries provided above. Although I do not want to include support for Arabic or Farsi, it seems that those options are bing overrideen by FEATURES=HUGE. Also, I believe that OPTIMIZE=SPEED (which uses /O2) is a better option than the default OPTIMIZE=MAXSPEED (which uses /Ox).
set VCDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC" call %VCDIR%\bin\x86_amd64\vcvarsx86_amd64.bat %VCDIR%\bin\nmake -f Make_mvc.mak CPU=AMD64 GUI=yes OLE=yes PYTHON=C:\Python27 DYNAMIC_PYTHON=yes PYTHON_VER=27 PYTHON3=C:\Python33 DYNAMIC_PYTHON3=yes PYTHON3_VER=33 CSCOPE=yes FEATURES=HUGE ARABIC=no FARSI=no NETBEANS=yes OPTIMIZE=SPEED
Invoke package.bat to build a distribution package that can be placed in C:\Program Files\Vim.
@set SRC=C:\build\vim @set DST=C:\build\vim73 xcopy %SRC%\runtime %DST% /D /E /H /I /Y %* xcopy %SRC%\src\xxd\xxd.exe %DST%\* /D /Y %* xcopy %SRC%\src\GvimExt\gvimext.dll %DST%\* /D /Y %* xcopy %SRC%\src\*.exe %DST%\* /D /Y %*