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Installing Defold

Installation of the Defold editor is quite straightforward. Download the version built for your operating system, extract it and copy the software to a suitable location.

Downloading

If you haven’t already downloaded and installed the Defold editor, it’s time to do that.

Log in to the Defold Dashboard where you will find a “Download editor” menu button:

download editor

Click “Download editor” and select the right package for your computer:

  • MacOS
  • Windows (32 bit)
  • Windows (64 bit)
  • Linux (64 bit)

There are also builds of the legacy editor 1 avaliable.

Installation

Installation on MacOS

The downloaded file is a DMG image containing the program.

  1. Locate the file “Defold-x86_64-darwin.dmg” and double click it to open the image.
  2. Drag the application “Defold” to the “Applications” folder link.

To start the editor, open your “Applications” folder and double click the file “Defold”.

Defold MacOS

Installation on Windows

The downloaded file is a ZIP archive that needs to be extracted:

  1. Locate the archive file “Defold-x86_64-win32.zip” (or “Defold-x86-win32.zip” for 32 bit Windows), press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions to extract the archive to a folder named “Defold”.
  2. Move the folder “Defold” to “C:\Program Files (x86)”

To start the editor, open the folder “Defold” and double click the file “Defold.exe”.

Defold windows

Installation on Linux

The downloaded file is a ZIP archive that needs to be extracted:

  1. From a terminal, locate the archive file “Defold-x86_64-linux.zip” unzip it to a target Directory called “Defold”.

    $ unzip Defold-x86_64-linux.zip -d Defold
    

To start the editor, change directory to where you extracted the application, then run the Defold executable, or double click it on your desktop.

$ cd Defold
$ ./Defold
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