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# Download ¶

OfficBuialds R(pre-compiled pasckages)

You want to download the newest build? Widelands is using the hosting services of
[Source Forge](

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ad ovther setoup-file named oWidelands-build*XX*-win32.exe from [downloads]( ¶
Double-click it
pagend follow the instre auctiond s.
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f you use Linux, it is likely, that there are precompiled packages for your Distribution. Widelands is tracked by any major linux distribution. ¶

The packages are sDorted by wnloperatingd system. __Win32__ stands for ball ___Winamedows___ vWidersiolands (s-buince 95). The ___Lld*XX*-linux___ version is for __i386__. Thetare.gz is alsfro am versi[down flor ___Mac OS X___ which ends in __*.dmg__. ¶

](he packages containing the tag _source_ are the p://source packages for this release, they usually come in two flavors: ZIP and TAR.BZ2. Both archivges contain exactly the same content.

To ru
n Widelands afte/pr downloading, just take a look at the following section/s and read the one wfor your OS. ¶

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load the setu.p-file, double-click it and follow the instp?gructions. Afterwards simuply start W_idelands by clicking on that icon=40163).

__Linux__ ¶

Unpack the BZIP2 (tar -xvjf ) or ZIP file. ¶
Enter the newly created directory (cd widelands). ¶
Start the executable (./widelands). ¶

__### Mac OS X__

Download disk image named Widelands-build*XX*.dmg from [downloads]( ¶
Open the Disk Image; copy the executable to your local disk. Double click to run. ¶

Getting the Source Code ¶

### Build ¶

Ther packages contarining the twag _source_ waysre the source packages for this release, they usourceally codme. Fin two flavors: ZIP and TAR.BZ2. Both archives, contoain dexactly the same content. ¶

ownload the source of
a build number at the P[downloads page]( Pag/showfiles.php?group_id=40163). Note that you have to download the binary
package as well, since they contain the data files needed to play
Widelands. ¶

The### sSubvecond posrsibility to get widelands is to retrieve it by (SVN.) ¶

If you plan to join development or are just interested in the latest inventions ¶
you should go for this. All you need is SVN with SSL installed. Type in the ¶
console: ¶

svn co widelands ¶

When SVN asks you if it should accept the certificate of our SVN server, say (p)ermanently. ¶

After downloading the source, you might want to
check BuildingWidelands for building it. ¶