Installation

Macintosh instructions

The current version of Field is Field 22b, and is available for download for OS X.

Three very important warnings:

  1. To run Field the first time right click on the Field2.app and select open. This will give you an option to accept the security implications of running things you’ve downloaded.
  2. Do not run Field from inside the Downloads folder on OS X (this folder is very special);
  3. Running Field from a directory that has a ‘space’ in its name (or any parent directory) is for the brave.
  4. And when things go wrong (and they will), be specific.

Field is tested and supported on Mojave (the latest version of OS X) and whatever OS is running in the basement of Logan center. It is likely (but not guaranteed) to work on your laptop, and increasingly less likely to work on earlier versions of the OS. Many ‘non-pro’ Mac laptops have underpowered graphics cards which make running Field less than enjoyable. You might find that turning off Graphics Switching in you energy saver system preferences helps a little or a lot.

Field currently has issues with non-US layout keyboards. We’d like to fix this, if you are using a non-US layout keyboard arrange for some extra debugging time.

Windows instructions

The Windows build is 21b and is here. You’ll need to download this zip file, double-click on it and select “extract all” to get all of the contents out of the zip file someplace.

Two very important warnings:

  1. Running Field from a directory that has a ‘space’ in its name (or any parent directory) is for the brave.
  2. And when things go wrong (and they will), be specific.

Then you can run the field.bat file to launch Field.

Field is tested and supported on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Creators Edition (the latest versions of Windows). It is likely (but not guaranteed) to work on your laptop. Some laptops have underpowered graphics cards which make running Field less than enjoyable. You might find that turning on *maximum performance inside your graphics preferences makes a huge difference.

VR is only supported on Windows / Oculus Rift.

Source code

Field is Open Source! (specifically GPL v3+). Field is actively developed on Github. Formal bug reports, fixes, pull requests, feature requests on Field are always welcome (and, for the purposes of classwork, count as participation).