Two versions of GB Studio are available for Windows. The Squirrel Installer version just requires you to unzip, double click and then wait a few seconds while the application installs to your C:\ drive. Once installed a shortcut will be added to your desktop automatically and the application will start. The application will be installed to
%LocalAppData%\gb_studio, if you need to install to a different location use the Manual version.
The Manual version is a zip containing the application files, you can unzip this to any location. Once unzipped double click
gb-studio.exe to start.
For macOS unzip the downloaded file and move
GB Studio.app to your Applications folder. Double click to start.
If you're having trouble building or running your game you may also need to install Apple's Command Line Tools by opening
Applications/Terminal.app and entering the following command.
Ubuntu / Debian-based Linux
For Debian-based Linux distros, download the .deb version and run the following commands (Tested on Ubuntu 18.10)
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install build-essential
> sudo dpkg -i gb-studio_1.0.0_amd64.deb
If you have issues with graphical glitches appearing on Ubuntu try running GB Studio using the following command.
> gb-studio --disable-gpu
Fedora / RPM-based Linux
For RPM-based Linux distros, download the .rpm version and run the following commands (Tested on Fedora 29)
> sudo yum install libXScrnSaver make lsb
> sudo rpm --ignoreos -i gb-studio-1.0.0.x86_64.rpm