Cafu Source Code

Cafu is available as 100% free software under the GNU General Public License (GPLv3).

The latest version of Cafu is always available from our Git repository:

git clone

The latest commit is “8c3590e”, committed by CarstenF on 2016-05-22.

See Getting Started with the Cafu Source Code for step-by-step instructions on how to compile the Cafu source code and run the binaries.

Supplemental files (all platforms)

Besides the source code, the Getting Started with the Cafu Source Code tutorial refers to these files:

    Texture image files that are used in the example worlds.
    Precompiled, ready-to-use demo worlds for quickly running the newly compiled binaries.

Forum, Wiki, Trac

The details of your forum user account are also used for editing the documentation (Wiki login) and for creating and editing tickets in the issue tracker (Trac login). If you haven't already, register yourself at the forum and manage your user account via the forum's user control panel: As the databases are connected, you can then use the same username and password for the login at the Wiki and Trac.

What next?

Binary Releases

The Cafu binary releases are ready-to-use “demo” packages for the appropriate platforms.


If a recent 64-bit Windows release is not available, you can use the newer 32-bit edition as well.


The above demo packages contain:
  • the Cafu Engine live demo executables,
  • the Cafu World Editor CaWE,
  • all tools to make new worlds for Cafu,
  • the DeathMatch example game,
  • the related Lua scripts.

Quick Start

Follow these instructions in order to get started quickly:
  • Choose and download the package for your platform (Windows or Linux, 32- or 64-bit).
  • Program installation is reduced to extracting the downloaded file.
  • Double-clicking on Cafu.exe starts the program.
  • In the program main menu, click on New Game, then select a map and click Go! to start the game.
  • Have fun!

If you have any problems with downloading or installation, please post at the Cafu forums – we are happy to help.

Why not have a look at the Cafu documentation while you download?

The documentation contains a Quick Start guide with screenshots, more information about running Cafu.exe, and documentation about the Cafu World Editor and other tools.