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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
  • Linux (32 bit)
  • Linux (64 bit)

There are also pre-release builds of the brand new Editor 2 avaliable.

Installation

Installation on MacOS

The downloaded file is a DMG image containing the program.

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

To start the editor, open the folder “Defold-macosx.cocoa.x86_64” in 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-win32.win32.x86.zip”, 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-win32.win32.x86”.
  2. Move the folder “Defold-win32.win32.x86” to “C:\Program Files (x86)”

To start the editor, open the folder “Defold-win32.win32.x86” 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-linux.gtk.x86.zip” (32 bit) or “Defold-linux.gtk.x86_64.zip” (64 bit) and unzip it to a target Directory.

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

To start the editor, change directory to where you extracted the application, then run the Defold-linux.sh shell script.

$ cd Defold
$ ./Defold-linux.sh
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