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gdevelop5:getting_started [2018/07/19 23:00]
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 ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version
  
-* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​4ian.github.io/GD).  +* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​editor.gdevelop-app.com).  
-* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](http://compilgames.net).+* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](https://gdevelop-app.com).
  
-When you have GDevelop ​downloaded, open and install ​itthen use the GDevelop icon on your desktop to launch it. +When you have downloaded ​GDevelop, open the installer ​and install ​the software.:​ 
-Once the application is launched you are going to be presented with the start page where you can open an existing project or create a new one+ 
 +* On Windows machines, after *launching the installer*, use the *GDevelop iconon your desktop to launch it. You can also *uncompress* the installer file (like a zip file) and put the software in any folder. 
 +* On MacOS, launch the *DMG file*, drag GDevelop into *Applications*,​ and open GDevelop from the Applications folder. 
 +* On Linux, *uncompress* the archive and launch the executable. 
 + 
 +Once the application is launchedyou will be presented with the start page. The start page allows ​you to open an existing project or to create a new project
  
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}}
 +==== Create a new project ====
  
-==== Open existing ​project ​====+To create a new project ​select the relevant option on the start page.
  
-To open an existing ​project, ​select the relevant option on the start page+A new window will open. It presents a list of options, allowing you to choose from templates/​examples or to create a blank project.  The examples are showing how to use a particular feature, while templates are more advanced games that you can trystudy and modify.
  
-Next you need to browse your local file system to open a project. GDevelop 5 project files are normally saved as "​game.json"​ file. Find itand select ​it to open. +Selecting the blank project ​includes no assetsevents or scenes - it's an entirely empty game.
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​project-file.png?​nolink&​200 |}}+
  
-The icon of this file is depends on whether you have any default application installed on your computer to edit such file.+{{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?nolink |}}
  
-<​note>​By default, ​the locations ​of the saved game.json files are: +At the bottom ​of the window, you can select the location where would you like to store your new project
-  * WindowsC:/​Users/​YourUserName/​GDevelop Projects, +{{ :gdevelop5:project-default-location.png?nolink |}}
-  * macOS and Linux: GDevelop Projects directory in your home folder. +
-</​note>​+
  
-Once you have the project ​open you should be presented with the editor but we come back to it laterfirst let see how to create ​new project+Once you have selected ​the default location for your project, ​click on the name of starter template or an example to open the game. 
 +==== Re-open an existing project ====
  
-**Note:** GDevelop 4 users, you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:​open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop 5]].+To re-open an existing ​project, select the relevant option on the start page
  
-==== Create a new project ==== +Next ​browse your local file system ​to open a project. GDevelop ​project ​files are normally saved as ".json" filesFind it in the file menu that opens and select ​it to open the game.
-To create a new project select the relevant option on the start page +
-In the next window you can choose from templates or create a blank project. A template is already including some assets and events to get you startedthe blank project including nothing so you need to start from scratch. +
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?nolink |}} +
-Since the purpose of this page is to get you started with using GDevelop, let create a blank project. +
-First, select the location where would you like to store your new projectAs you may notice a default location is already set for you on the bottom of this page. +
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​project-default-location.png?​nolink |}} +
-If you would like to select a different location, click on the choose folder button next to it+
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​choose-folder-button.png?​nolink |}} +
-Next, browse ​the file system on your computer to select ​a folder ​to store your project inside+
  
-Once you selected or decided to stick with the default location, just click the Empty game button to create a blank project. +{{ :gdevelop5:project-file.png }}
-{{ :gdevelop5:empty-game-button.png?nolink |}}+
  
-Next you should see the editor either created a blank project or selected ​template.+The icon for this file depends on whether or not you have any default application installed on your computer to edit "​json"​ files.
  
-==== Next stepget started with tutorials ====+<​note>​By default, the locations of the saved game.json files are: 
 +  * Windows: C:/​Users/​YourUserName/​GDevelop Projects, 
 +  * macOS and Linux: GDevelop Projects directory in your home folder. 
 +</​note>​
  
-Start by reading ​**[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:basic-game-making-concepts|the basic concepts ​to know to use GDevelop]]**.+Once you have the project open,  you will be presented with the Gdevelop editors. Just as you've seen when you created a game for the first time. 
 + 
 +**Note:** GDevelop 4 users, you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project ​to open it with GDevelop ​5]].
  
-It's then recommended to read and follow a [[gdevelop5:tutorials|tutorial]]!+==== Next stepstart with tutorials ​ ====
  
 +Continue reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts| the basic concepts to know how to use Gdevelop]]**.
  
 +The tutorials, along with the documentation,​ are the best ways to learn. It is highly recommended that you read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]!
 ==== Learn more about GDevelop ==== ==== Learn more about GDevelop ====
  
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   * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]]
   * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​all-features|]]
   * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]
  
 ==== Examples ==== ==== Examples ====
  
-Be sure to check all examples bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software.+//Be sure to check all examples bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software.//