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A short guide on how to install Vegastrike under various operation systems.
This guide is partially updated in 2013, with 0.5.1.r1 version (work in progress).
The old page is still available here

See also

Install from binary distribution

Obtain the correct file from the Downloads Page

Windows

Installing

Vega Strike is packaged in a self-installable, executable program. Locate this file (either from your download or on the CD), then double click to execute.

1. You can see a welcome screen. Click on "Next"

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2. Destination folder selection

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3. Start menu folder selection

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4. Icons creation on the desktop or the quick launch toolbar (or not).

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5. Installation summary. Click "Install" to proceed.

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6. Installing...

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Now the program prompts you to install OpenAL, to take advantage of 3D sound, and the programming language C++ (if no yet). Then you can execute Vega Strike, by double-clicking on the desktop or quick launch icon.

Uninstalling

To uninstall Vega Strike, you can use the "Add/remove programs" window in the configuration panel, or just click on : "Start" button / "Alla programs" / "Vega Strike" / "Uninstall".
The uninstall starts immediately, and a window notifies you when it is complete.

Linux

Install using a package manager

Deb (Debian software package .deb)

  • Download a Deb file specific for your operating system and computer architecture (32/64bit AMD/Intel etc.).

You can find it here : http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:klaussfreire:debian&package=vegastrike-data Just click on the tab at the bottom of the page to see links to the debs.

  • Simply run the file and when a package manager opens review and click install

RPM (Red_Hat Package Manager .rpm)

Same as for Deb

  • Download a RPM file specific for your operating system and computer architecture (32/64bit AMD/Intel etc.).

You can find it here : http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:klaussfreire&package=vegastrike-data Just click on the tab at the bottom of the page to see links to the RPM.

  • Simply run the file and when a package manager opens review and click install

MacOSX

FIXME  : 0.4.3 version. Needs to be updated.

  • Double-click on the dmg image and you will see Vega Strike, Vega Strike Setup and Vega Strike Setup OS X 10.2;
  • Double-click on the setup icon;
  • Choose your options;
  • Double-click on Vega Strike

Note: on the Mac you will notice significant performance improvements by running it directly from the dmg file, but you can copy the Vega Strike application and setup into /Applications with no adverse effects aside from a slightly slower startup time.

Install from Repository

Fedora, openSUSE or SLE Linux

This page provides instructions for Fedora, openSUSE and SLE systems. Please choose a Linux distribution and follow instructions below.

example for openSUSE :

  • Just click on the one-click install button corresponding to your openSUSE version.

or

  • Install manually from the repos :

for example, in openSUSE factory, type in a terminal :

zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:klaussfreire/openSUSE_Factory/home:klaussfreire.repo
zypper refresh
zypper install vegastrike-data


Debian or Ubuntu Linux

In 2013, Vega Strike is no longer in Ubuntu Repositories. In order to install 0.5 version, you should follow instructions on this website : http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:klaussfreire:debian&package=vegastrike-data

Here is an example for Ubuntu 13.04 :

  • Add the repository to your sources :

In a terminal, please type :

sudo echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:klaussfreire:debian/xUbuntu_13.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vegastrike-data.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vegastrike-data
  • You can then add the PGKey :
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:klaussfreire:debian/xUbuntu_13.04/Release.key
apt-key add - < Release.key

Nota : links for installation on older Ubuntu versions are also available on this page.

Install from source

Windows (Cygwin)

Just follow the instructions on this page:
HowTo:Cygwin Compiling

Windows (VC++)

Just follow the instructions on this page:
HowTo:VCPP Compiling

MacOSX

Just follow the instructions on this page:
HowTo:Compile on OSX

Linux

Find the general or specific distribution instructions you need from the HowTo:Checkout_SVN page in Linux building/compiling sections.

Install Development Versions from SVN

Check out the source and head to the correct section below...


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