In the past Vega Strike has been available on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Moreover it has generally had a single package to install the Vega Strike: Upon the Coldest Sea and the Vega Strike Engine.
Below is a listing of installation for each platform.
We have not yet restored building the latest versions for Windows. Please see the Vega Strike 0.5.1 for a release to use.
NOTE: Version 0.8.0 has restored building on Windows. Pre-built binaries are not yet being provided at this time.
Mac OS X
We have not yet restored building the latest versions for Mac OS X. Please see the Vega Strike 0.5.0 for a release to use.
NOTE: Version 0.8.0 has restored building on Mac OS X. Pre-built binaries are not yet being provided at this time.
Vega Strike has been split into two main packages:
To install you will need to:
- download the appropriate package from both sites
- install the Vega Strike Engine package
- install the Vega Strike: Upon the Coldest Sea assets package
NOTE: For versions 0.6.x through 0.8.x please make sure to download the same series from both to ensure full compatibility.
NOTE: For 0.6.x the configuration program is
vssetup. Starting with 0.7.x the configuration program will be
The below provides some examples for individual Linux Distributions.
Once installed there should be a
Vega Strike: Upon the Coldest Sea shortcut available in your Desktop Environment.
Version 0.7.0 also brings a new short cut for the
Vega Strike Settings utility.
Linux: Desktop Environments
Please note that each Desktop Environment also has its own GUI tooling for installing individual packages. Please make sure to download the appropriate packages for your distribution (see below) and then use the GUI tooling for your platform and environment if you like. Just be sure to install them in the correct order.
The remaining Linux instructions will provide command-line oriented instructions.
Linux: Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora/Rocky
dnf packaging tool provides support for directly installing from a URL:
# dnf install https://github.com/vegastrike/Vega-Strike-Engine-Source/releases/download/v0.8.0/Vega-Strike_v0.8.0-py3-GLVND-rocky-8.5_x86_64.rpm # dnf install https://github.com/vegastrike/Assets-Production/releases/download/v0.8.0/vsUTCS_v0.8.0-rocky-8.5.rpm
NOTE: The Vega Strike Engine now supports two modes of using OpenGL; unfortunately this is a compile-time choice. The old OpenGL methods are supported using the LEGACY builds; while the new method uses the GLVND builds.
To install using Apt:
$ mkdir vegastrike && cd vegastrike $ curl -LO https://github.com/vegastrike/Vega-Strike-Engine-Source/releases/download/v0.8.0/Vega-Strike_v0.8.0-py3-GLVND-Ubuntu-hirsute_x86_64.deb $ curl -LO https://github.com/vegastrike/Assets-Production/releases/download/v0.8.0/vsUTCS_v0.8.0.deb $ sudo apt install ./Vega-Strike_v0.8.0-py3-GLVND-Ubuntu-hirsute_x86_64.deb $ sudo apt install ./vsUTCS_v0.8.0.deb
NOTE: GUI installers like qapt-deb-installer can be used as well. Just be sure to install in the same order as listed above. NOTE: The Vega Strike Engine now supports two modes of using OpenGL; unfortunately this is a compile-time choice. The old OpenGL methods are supported using the LEGACY builds; while the new method uses the GLVND builds.
Vega Strike has been setup as an AUR. There are many tools available for installing AURs. For example, to install with
yay do the following:
# yay -S vegastrike-git
For more information about AURs see the Arch User Repository Documentation.