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Installing RGBDS

Most people will want to use a stable release (the more recent the better).

These are the operating systems for which pre-built executables of recent releases of RGBDS are available:

If none of these options fit your needs, you can build from source.


We distribute an official container image for RGBDS. It contains the built executables and the build dependencies, in case you want to compile from source.

docker pull

Installing a development version

If you are willing to help us test new features, consider using a development version.

Managing multiple versions

If you need to frequently switch between different versions of RGBDS, consider using rgbenv, the RGBDS version manager.