Cafu Source Code

Cafu is open-source software distributed under the very liberal MIT license. It may be used for any purpose, including commercial purposes, at absolutely no cost. Just download it and use it.

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

git clone https://bitbucket.org/cafu/cafu.git

The latest commit is “4c59921”, committed by CarstenF on 2016-08-06.

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:

  • Textures.zip
    Texture image files that are used in the example worlds.
  • Worlds.zip
    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.

Files

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

Description

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.

Cafu Engine License

Cafu is free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license reproduced here. Cafu may be used for any purpose, including commercial purposes, at absolutely no cost. No paperwork, no royalties, no GNU-like “copyleft” restrictions, either. Just download it and use it.

Cafu is Open Source software. Its license is simple and liberal and is compatible with the GPL. Cafu is not in the public domain and the authors and contributors keep their copyright. For exact contribution history, see the revision history.

Note that all files located in the ExtLibs directory are externally maintained libraries used by Cafu which have their own licenses; we recommend you read them, as their terms may differ from the terms of Cafu itself.

The spirit of the Cafu license is that you are free to use Cafu for any purpose at no cost without having to ask us. The only requirement is that if you do use Cafu, then you should give us credit by including the copyright notice somewhere in your product or its documentation. A nice, but optional, way to give us further credit is to include a Cafu logo and a link to our site in a web page for your product.

Copyright © Carsten Fuchs and other contributors.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.