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Building the source to Stride engine


  1. Latest Git with Large File Support selected in the setup on the components dialog.
  2. .NET SDK 8.0
    • Run dotnet --info in a console or powershell window to see which versions you have installed
  3. Visual Studio 2022 with the following workloads:
    • .NET desktop development with .NET Framework 4.7.2 targeting pack
    • Desktop development with C++ with
      • Windows 10 SDK (10.0.18362.0) (it's currently enabled by default but it might change)
      • MSVC v143 - VS2022 C++ x64/x86 build tools (v14.30) or later version (should be enabled by default)
      • C++/CLI support for v143 build tools (v14.30) or later version (not enabled by default)
    • Optional (to target iOS/Android): Mobile development with .NET and Android SDK setup (API level 27) individual component, then in Visual Studio go to Tools > Android > Android SDK Manager and install NDK (version 19+) from Tools tab.
  4. FBX SDK 2019.0 VS2015

Build Stride with Visual Studio 2022

Here are the steps to build Stride with Visual Studio. If you do not have or want to use Visual Studio, see building with other IDEs

  1. Open a command prompt, point it to a directory and clone Stride to it: git clone
    • Note that when you use GitHub -> Code -> Download ZIP, this doesn't support Large File Support lfs, make sure you use the command above or that your git client does it for you
  2. Open <StrideDir>\build\Stride.sln with Visual Studio 2022 and build Stride.GameStudio in the 60-Editor solution folder (it should be the default startup project) or run it from VS's toolbar.
    • Optionally, open and build Stride.Android.sln, Stride.iOS.sln, etc.

If building failed

  • If you skipped one of the Prerequisites thinking that you already have the latest version, update to the latest anyway just to be sure.
  • Visual Studio might have issues properly building if an anterior version is present alongside 2022. If you want to keep those version make sure that they are up to date and that you are building Stride through VS 2022.
  • Your system's PATH should not contain older versions of MSBuild (ex: ...\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools\MSBuild\Current\Bin should be removed)
  • Some changes might require a system reboot, try that if you haven't yet.
  • Make sure that Git, Git LFS and Visual Studio can access the internet.
  • Close VS, clear the nuget cache (in your cmd dotnet nuget locals all --clear), delete the hidden .vs folder inside \build and the files inside bin\packages, kill any msbuild and other vs processes, build the whole solution then build and run GameStudio.

Do note that test solutions might fail but it should not prevent you from building Stride.GameStudio.

Other IDEs

You are not required to use Visual Studio to build the Stride engine with Visual Studio. You can also build entirely from command line or other IDE's such as Rider or Visual Studio Code.