Installing on Linux


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

Install the Software

  1. Download the .BIN file:

2. Once downloaded, you’ll need to find the file (usually in ~/home/Downloads by default) and run the following command on the file to install the FGU client:

chmod +x ./FGUWebInstall.bin && ./FGUWebInstall.bin

Note: The installer may ask for root permission to change file permissions during install.

3. Once it is installed, the FGUpdaterEngine should pop up automatically.

4. 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.

Note: Your default directory may appear slightly different from the Data Directory in the screenshot below.
”.smiteworks” is a hidden directory denoted by the . at the beginning of the folder name.

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


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

8. 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.

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

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Click Update to initialize the update process.

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

Most users will use the desktop and menu icons created during installation to launch Fantasy Grounds Unity, but if you want to start the applications manually via terminal, you can use the following command, editing the [ubuntu] name to whatever your home directory is called.
Note: this assumed you have used the default installation directory and not moved or changed the location manually.

Fantasy Grounds Unity Application:

Fantasy Grounds Updater:


FGC Users: 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.

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