Download

To install FlatRedBall:

  1. Install the XNA Runtimes from
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20914

  2. Install MonoGame from
    http://teamcity.monogame.net/repository/download/MonoGame_PackagingWindows/latest.lastSuccessful/MonoGameSetup.exe?guest=1

  3. Install the .NET 4.5.2 SDK from
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42637

  4. Download the FlatRedBall ZIP from
    http://files.flatredball.com/content/FrbXnaTemplates/DailyBuild/FRBDK.zip
  5. Unzip (extract) the FRBDK.zip file
  6. Open the folder after it has been extracted
  7. Open the Xna 4 Tools folder
  8. Open Glue.exe

  9. If you see the Windows protected your PC message, click More InfoRun Anyway

You’re now ready to make games with FlatRedball. Next, check out the Tutorials section, or continue below to (optionally) set up Visual Studio and XNA.

Installing Visual Studio

FlatRedBall works hand-in-hand with Visual Studio. Although it’s not required, Visual Studio makes it easier to write, maintain, and debug FlatRedBall games.

For more information on installing Visual Studio, see the Visual Studio Minimum Requirements page.

XNA with Visual Studio 2017

To install XNA for Visual Studio 2017 (not necessary for new FlatRedBall projects), see the XNA with Visual Studio 2017 page.

Troubleshooting

Having problems opening or running FlatRedBall projects? Check out the Troubleshooting Page.

Advanced Options

Here’s some more options on getting or updating FlatRedBall:

Problems opening Glue projects? Try running a manual XNA installation:

http://flatredball.com/installing-xna-using-mxa/

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