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FreeOrion is available as precompiled point releases for Windows XP, statically-linked Linux binaries, and a MacOSX universal binary.  The source code may also be downloaded and [[compile|compiled]] for Linux, WinXP or MacOSX.
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FreeOrion numbered releases are available for download for Windows and OSX 10.6:
  
Please note that '''FreeOrion requires OpenGL 2.0''' or later.
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[https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeorion/files/FreeOrion/ Download FreeOrion]
  
With OpenGL support less than 2.0, the program might run and show the introduction / title screen, but crash when starting a game, or might require some rendering options to be disabled, or might crash immediately on startup, depending on your particular graphics hardware and drivers.
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Older FreeOrion versions for Linux and OSX 10.5 are also available.
  
==Windows XP, Vista and 7==
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Please note that '''FreeOrion requires OpenGL 2.1''' or later.  With OpenGL less than 2.1, there may be poor performance or crashes.
  
===Installable Point Releases===
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Windows XP users may need to install the latest .NET framework to run FreeOrion.
 
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Point releases for 32-bit Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 can be downloaded from [https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeorion/files/FreeOrion/ SourceForge].
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Please note that on Windows XP, '''The Windows XP Service Pack 2 and the .NET Framework 2.0 (or later) are required to run FreeOrion'''.  FreeOrion doesn't use any .NET code or features, but the Visual Studio compiler adds this dependency regardless.
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The .NET Framework 2.0 can be installed by by running Windows Update, selecting "Custom", then "Optional, Software", then ".NET Framework 2.0".  Alternatively, it may be downloaded from [http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5 Microsoft] directly.  More recent .NET Framework versions should also work.
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===Compiled Binaries Only===
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Zip files containing just the compiled executables of FreeOrion are available on the forums in [http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=42569#p42569 this thread].
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As noted in that thread, to run these executables, it will be necessary to download the FreeOrion Windows SDK, and possibly to update the data files with the latest versions from SVN. If you are unable or unwilling to do this, packaged installers ("point releases" discussed below) are made available less frequently.
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==Linux==
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Statically linked binaries are available in [http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1792 this forum thread].  Point releases are available from [https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeorion/files/FreeOrion/ SourceForge].  Generally the versions in the forum thread are more up-to-date, but numbered releases on SourceForge more closely match the content of the Windows releases.
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These binaries have been tested on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, Ubuntu 8.10, Debian Lenny, Debian 4.0 Etch and Debian Sid, and may work on other distributions as well.  They should also run on x86_64 linux if ia32 libs are installed.  OpenGL 2.0 or later is required and without it, running freeorion may cause segmentation faults.
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==Mac OS X==
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Binaries for Intel Mac OS X are available [https://sourceforge.net/projects/freeorion/files/FreeOrion/ on sourceforge].  See [http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=872 this forum thread] for discussion of the OS X binaries.
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Revision as of 00:29, 24 September 2011

FreeOrion numbered releases are available for download for Windows and OSX 10.6:

Download FreeOrion

Older FreeOrion versions for Linux and OSX 10.5 are also available.

Please note that FreeOrion requires OpenGL 2.1 or later. With OpenGL less than 2.1, there may be poor performance or crashes.

Windows XP users may need to install the latest .NET framework to run FreeOrion.