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.
Go to the Defold download page where you will find Download buttons for macOS, Windows and Linux (Ubuntu):
To start the editor, open your “Applications” folder and double click the file “Defold”.
D:\Defold). You should not move Defold to
C:\Program Files (x86)\ or
C:\Program Files\ since this will prevent the editor from updating.
To start the editor, open the folder “Defold” and double click the file “Defold.exe”.
From a terminal, locate the archive file “Defold-x86_64-linux.zip” unzip it to a target Directory called “Defold”.
$ unzip Defold-x86_64-linux.zip -d Defold
To start the editor, change directory to where you extracted the application, then run the
Defold executable, or double click it on your desktop.
$ cd Defold
There is a helper to install a desktop entry on the
Help > Create Desktop Entry menu.
If you run into any problems starting the editor, opening a project or running a Defold game please refer to the Linux section of the FAQ.
Every stable version of Defold is also released on GitHub.
You can download and install old editor versions using the following link pattern:
%sha1% by the editor release hash representing the version in question. The hash of each Defold version can be seen in the links to the released version on the download page at https://d.defold.com/stable/ (make sure to remove the initial # character and only copy the alpha-numeric part):