Setup and requirements
To develop for Linux using Stride, you need a Linux PC with a graphics card that supports at least OpenGL 4.2 or Vulkan 1.0. The preferred Linux distribution for Stride is Ubuntu 16.04 or later, as this was the setup we used to develop the Linux version of Stride.
The instructions below assume you have Ubuntu 16.04 installed. You might need to adapt them according to your Linux distribution.
You will also need a Windows PC to build your projects for Linux using Game Studio.
You need the following packages:
To render fonts, we use the FreeType library. The minimum required version is 2.6 and can be installed via:
sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev
To play sounds and music, we use the OpenAL library. It can be installed via:
sudo apt-get install libopenal-dev
To run games on Linux, we use the SDL2 library which provides the ability to create windows, handle mouse, keyboard and joystick events. The minimum required version is 2.0.4 and can be installed via:
sudo apt-get install libsdl2-dev
For information about how to install .NET Core, see the .NET Core instructions for Debian/Ubuntu.
Make sure version 2.1.300+ and runtime 2.1+ is installed. To check which version you have installed, type: