How to Open Multiple Instances of Fantasy Grounds Unity

This article will detail how to open multiple instanced of Fantasy Grounds Unity in all supported operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux (Ubuntu).

Windows 10 / 11

In Windows 10 / 11, opening a second instance of Fantasy Grounds Unity is as simple as right-clicking on the Fantasy Grounds Unity icon on the desktop or in the taskbar and clicking Fantasy Grounds Unity from the pop-up menu.

From the desktop shortcut:

Windows 11 shown above

From the taskbar:

Windows 11 shown above

MacOS

  1. Open Fantasy Grounds Unity as you normally would, whether it is from the icon in Launchpad → Games or from the dock, if the icon was pinned there. This will open your first window.

  2. Since clicking or right-clicking on the same icon will simply bring the first open instance of Fantasy Grounds Unity to the front above all other windows, you’ll need to manually launch another instance of Fantasy Grounds Unity using Terminal.

    macOS Monterey version 12.3.1 shown above
  3. In Terminal, you’ll want to type the following or copy/paste it into Terminal:
    open -n /Applications/SmiteWorks/Fantasy\ Grounds/FantasyGrounds.app

    macOS Monterey version 12.3.1 shown above
  4. Press Return or Enter to run the command and a second instance of Fantasy Grounds Unity should open atop the first instance. You may need to move the second window to see the first.
    You can now close Terminal and use Fantasy Grounds Unity.

    macOS Monterey version 12.3.1 shown above

Linux (Ubuntu)

In Linux (Ubuntu), opening a second instance of Fantasy Grounds Unity is as simple as double-clicking the icon on the desktop or in the taskbar (if you’ve pinned it to Favorites).

Right-clicking on the Fantasy Grounds Unity icon on the desktop or in the taskbar (if pinned to Favorites) and clicking New Window from the pop-up menu will also launch multiple instances of Fantasy Grounds Unity.

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