These are the docs for 13.6, an old version of SpatialOS. The docs for this version are frozen: we do not correct, update or republish them. 14.5 is the newest →

SpatialOS Linux support is experimental, and is intended for use with the SpatialOS worker SDK which is available in C++, C#, Java, and as an even lower-level C API.

  • To use Unity to make SpatialOS games, see the GDK for Unity documentation.
  • To use Unreal to make SpatialOS games, see the GDK for Unreal documentation.. The Launcher is not supported on Linux.

Setup guide for Linux

This guide will prepare your machine for local development with the SpatialOS SDK.

Note: You need to have access to SpatialOS to download the SDK.

1. System requirements

Before following the setup guide check that your machine meets the hardware requirements.

If you’re using a corporate network with a strict firewall, raise a support request (for customers with a service agreement) or ask on our forums and we’ll take you through some custom setup steps.

2. Set up the SpatialOS CLI

To set up the SpatialOS CLI:

  1. Download the CLI for Linux (64bit): Download.

    By downloading the CLI, you agree to the SpatialOS EULA.

  2. Put the CLI in a directory.

    For example, bin in your home directory: mkdir -p $HOME/bin && mv $HOME/Downloads/spatial $HOME/bin.

  3. Add the directory to your PATH.

  4. Make sure the CLI is executable: run chmod +x <path_to_spatial_here>.

  5. Check this succeeded by running spatial update in your terminal. You should get the output:

    Current version of the 'spatial' command-line tool: <version number>

    Attempting to download the latest version...

Next steps

Follow the worker setup guide in C++, C#, Java, or C.

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