Installing LÖVE (Love2D) is straightforward and depends on the operating system you are using. Below are instructions for Windows, macOS, and Linux:
You can also install LÖVE using Homebrew:
The installation method varies by distribution. Here are common methods for Ubuntu and Arch Linux:
For Ubuntu, you can install LÖVE from the official PPA:
Arch Linux users can find LÖVE in the Community repository:
For other distributions, you might need to compile from source or find a suitable package. Refer to your distribution's package management tools and documentation.
After installing, you can test if LÖVE is working correctly by typing
love in your terminal or command prompt. If installed properly, the LÖVE window should pop up displaying the no-game screen, which is a LÖVE logo with version information.
To run a LÖVE game, you can drag and drop the game folder (which must contain a
main.lua file) onto the LÖVE application icon or use the terminal like so:
This will open the game in the LÖVE window.