Installation FAQ

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This FAQ covers information about installing Spiral Knights on your computer. See the technical issues FAQ for information on the minimum requirements for running the game.

Installing on Linux

The following instructions are based on the instructions found on Ubuntu Vibes:

Get the latest Java version from the Software Center in Partner Repositories. If you are using Ubuntu 11.04 (or newer), install Java by running following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins #just in case, this will be added to the package in the next version
sudo apt-get install oracle-jdk7-installer

Once you register your account on the Spiral Knights website, there will be a download link. Download the file spiral-install.bin and run the following command:

sudo sh (path to spiral-install.bin)

Note: If you install to a place you have write-access to (such as in your home directory, which is the default), you can leave off the 'sudo' part of this command and the launch command.

Accept the license agreement. In the next part, you will be asked to enter your correct Java version and path to the Java files. Use this command to get the version:

java -version

You will get a result like this:

java version "1.7.0_02"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_02-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 22.0-b10, mixed mode)

After that enter the information into the Spiral Knights installer.

/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle

Next, enter the path where you would like the game to be installed and hit enter. Once installed, run the following command:

sudo sh (path to the file Spiral in your game installation folder)

When you initially run it, it will update your game client. Once it's finished patching, it will automatically launch the game.

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