Question: Does RPG Maker work on Linux?

Answer

RPG Maker, specifically its latest versions like RPG Maker MV or MZ, is not natively supported on Linux. However, users have successfully run RPG Maker on Linux operating systems using compatibility layers and emulators such as Wine.

To run RPG Maker MV or MZ on a Linux machine, you could install Wine, which allows you to run Windows applications on Linux. Here are basic steps that you might follow:

  1. Install Wine through your Linux distribution's package manager. For example, on Ubuntu, you would use:
sudo apt install wine
  1. Download the RPG Maker MV or MZ installer for Windows.

  2. Navigate to the directory containing the downloaded installer using the terminal.

  3. Run the installer with Wine:

wine start setup.exe

Replace setup.exe with the actual installer file name.

  1. Follow the installation process as if you were on a Windows system.

  2. Once installed, you can run RPG Maker via Wine by navigating to the installed application directory and using:

wine RPGMV.exe

Or for RPG Maker MZ, replace RPGMV.exe with Game.exe or the appropriate executable.

Do note that while this method works for many, it's not officially supported, and you may encounter bugs or compatibility issues that you wouldn't normally experience on a native Windows system.

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