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Delta2D Installation Instructions

The installation files dedicated to a certain operating system are tailored to a seamless integration into your operating system's look and feel.

The installation files for Windows and Linux include the needed java version as a private installation, only used by Delta2D. Any other java installation, installed prior to or after Delta2D, is not being bothered by Delta2D's java installation. And, vice versa, any updating of a system wide java installation will not interfere with Delta2D's functionality.

Installation on Windows

To install Delta2D on Windows, you might need to have administrator rights for this session, depending on the configuration of your computer.

The installation source usually comes as one single executable file, named either simply "setup.exe" or "Delta2D-xxx.exe", where "xxx" describes the target platform for the respective install file. Windows32 stands for 32-bit Windows, windows64 for 64-bit Windows.

Simply execute this file by double clicking it and follow the instructions of the installation dialogue.

Installation on Mac OS X

The installation source for Delta2D for Mac comes as a Mac OS X Disk image file called 'Delta2D-macosx.dmg'. Double click on it; a finder window will open showing the contained setup application for Delta2D. If it does not start automatically, double click on the setup application to start the installation process and follow its instructions.

If you install Delta2D 4.5 or older, you can happen to have issues:

In case you see an error message like "DECODON Delta2D installer is damaged and can't be opened. You should eject this image." (or similar), please see our faq entry referring to this issue.

In case you experience any issues whith Mac OS X "Yosemite" like "Java not available" or "Java 6 needed" or similar, please refer to our faq entry referring to Mac OS X "Yosemite".

Installation on Linux

As for Windows, the installation source for Delta2D comes as one single executable file, called "Delta2D-linuxXX.bin", where "XX" denotes the platform of the respective install file. Start this file with a single or double click (according to the settings of your window manager) or from the console. If it does not start it might be necessary to make the downloaded file executable: in the console, please type

chmod +x Delta2D-linuxXX.bin

(XX again standing for 64/32-bit version)

As target directory for your installation you can specify any directory you have write permission for.

Depending on the version of Delta2D you installed, registration might be required.

Registering Delta2D

The single-machine version of Delta2D is copy-protected by a license file that is specific to you and your computer. Initially, you get a generic license file. Registering a license gives us the information we need to make a specific license file for your computer.

  • When Delta2D does not already detect a valid license during installation or when starting Delta2D, you will be prompted for a license file. Please click on the "Import" button and select the license file you either found on your cd, received by e-mail or downloaded from your private download area.
  • The dialog shows a button "Register" now. Please click on the button and follow the instructions to send us your registration request by email. The registration request contains an identification code for your computer. Meanwhile you can start using Delta2D in Demo mode.
  • We will process your request and send you the valid registration key, or a new license file corresponding to your computer.
  • (Re-)Start Delta2D to obtain the registration dialog again and complete the registration with the registration key or the registered license file we sent by email.
    Option 1: you received a license key. A license key looks like this:
    In the licensing dialog, click on the button "Enter license key". Copy the license key (without any spaces) from your e-mail into the dialog and press OK.
  • Option 2: you received a license file. The license file ("registered license file") contains a key that is specific to your computer. Please save the file from your e-mail to some place on your computer. In the Delta2D registration dialog, click on "Import license file" and select the license file.
  • Now your copy of Delta2D is fully licensed and operates in full mode.
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