Installing on Linux (on Steam)

Please see information at the end of the walkthrough about MS Core Fonts following installation.

Install the Software

  1. From within the Steam Store page, click in the Search box in the upper right and type “Fantasy Grounds Unity”


  2. Once located, click the Fantasy Grounds Unity box. 


  3. On the Fantasy Grounds Unity page, scroll down and click the Download Demo button to download and begin the install process.


  4. Continue through the Install process.


  5. Navigate to your Steam Library and location Fantasy Grounds Unity Demo, then click Play.


  6. The installer may ask for permission to complete the install process. This is normal.


  7. After installation is complete, the FGUpdateEngine will run to guide you through setting up file locations, username and password verification as well as license key entry.


  8. Choose a path where your data files will be stored. This will require the most storage space for modules, maps, extensions, etc. so make sure this location will have ample space.

    Click the “Check Directory” button to make sure the installer has the proper permissions to create the directory.


  9. Click Continue to set the directory and move on to the Account page.


  10. Type in your username and password, then click the Login button.
    If you don’t yet have an account, you can click the Click Here To Create One Now link above the username box to create an account. Your Fantasy Grounds forum account is what you use to log in.

    NOTE: Fantasy Grounds account usernames are case-sensitive. Be sure to enter your username into Fantasy Grounds exactly as it appears in the forums.
    ie. DragonSlayer is not the same as dragonslayer.


  11. Once your login credentials are validated, you will see a “Login Successful” message.
    Click Continue to go to the License Key screen.


  12. If you have a license key, enter or paste it into the box and click Continue.
    If you do not have a license key and wish to Demo the software, just click Continue without entering a key.


  13. Once these steps are completed, click Update to run the latest update. The Updater will install the latest version of Fantasy Grounds, including modules and any purchased products you have from Steam or from the Fantasy Grounds website.


  14. Click Update to initialize the update process.




  15. Once the updater has completed it’s process, click Launch Fantasy Grounds and accept the End-User License Agreement to proceed.

Choosing a Location for your Data Directory

Fantasy Grounds Classic (FGC) users will want to pick a different path for Fantasy Grounds Unity (FGU). While FGU will be able to read and use FGC files, this does not work the other direction. Changes made in FGU may break these files for FGC. For this reason, we highly recommend keeping two separate paths and storing these separately from each other.

Some Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distributions may not include MS Core Fonts by default. You can easily install them by using the following commands in the terminal. The first installs the MS Core Fonts and the second rebuilds the font cache to make the system recognize them immediately.
Note: You will have to accept the Microsoft End User Agreement to install the font package.

sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer sudo fc-cache