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Which Build?

Two types of build are available, depending on how you want to play:

The latest stable release is release-20141029.


Which Operating System?

You may also compile from source on any operating system.


Download OpenRA for Windows

The default GPU drivers included with Windows do not support OpenGL rendering.
You may need to install full drivers supplied by your GPU vendor.

OpenRA is also available on Desura.


Download OpenRA for OS X

OpenRA requires Mono 3.2 or greater. Download Mono MRE.




Download OpenRA for Debian / Ubuntu

Download and run one of the packages below to install OpenRA via the Ubuntu Software Center.
Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian users must first install libSDL2 from a PPA or other source.

OpenRA is also available on PlayDeb, Desura, and Lutris.

We do not directly maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released.
Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.


Install OpenRA for Fedora

Stable releases are available via our openSUSE Build Service repository.
You can add the repository from the terminal:

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games:/openra/Fedora_19/games:openra.repo

The stable release can then be installed by running:

# yum install openra

OpenRA is also available on Desura and Lutris.

We do not directly maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released.
Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.


Install OpenRA for openSUSE

Stable releases are available in the openSUSE games repository.



OpenRA is also available on Desura and Lutris.

We do not directly maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released.
Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.


Install OpenRA for Arch Linux

Stable releases are available in the official Arch repository, and can be installed using pacman:

$ pacman -S openra 

Playtests are available via the AUR, and can be installed using yaourt:

$ yaourt openra-playtest

OpenRA is also available on Desura and Lutris.

We do not directly maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released.
Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.


Install OpenRA for Gentoo

Stable releases are available in the official Gentoo repositories, and can be installed using emerge:

$ emerge -av openra

Playtests are available via the “dr” overlay:

$ layman -S -a dr -o http://github.com/cerebrum/dr/raw/master/repo.xml
$ printf '%s\n' "games-strategy/openra ~amd64" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
$ emerge games-strategy/openra

OpenRA is also available on Desura and Lutris.

We do not directly maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released.
Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.


Install OpenRA for FreeBSD

Stable releases are available in the FreeBSD Ports Collection:

# cd /usr/ports/games/openra
# make install

We do not directly maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released.
Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.