The open-source game engine and graphics engine for multiplayer, cross-platform, real-time 3D action

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Cafu Source Code

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

The latest and greatest version of Cafu is always available from our Git repository. Alternatively, the repository contents can be downloaded as compressed archives:

Download branch “master” if you're unsure which branch is the right one to get started with. The content of the zip, gz and bz2 archives is the same (inclusive end-of-line style), but Linux users should still get the gz or bz2 type, as these carry information about executable files that is required for the build scripts.

Supplemental files and information (all platforms):

Cafu Binary Releases

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

Development Releases

The latest Cafu development binary releases are available here:

If a recent 64-bit Windows release is not available, you can use the newer 32-bit edition as well. The development releases are less tested than the stable releases below, but they include all the latest features and bug fixes.

Cafu Engine 12.05 (May 2012) Release

This is the latest "stable" release of the Cafu Engine. It is older than the above development release, but more exhaustively tested and available from several mirror sites.

This is the May 2012 release of the Cafu Engine ("Cafu 12.05"), available for Windows and Linux. It contains:
  • the Cafu Engine live demo executables,
  • the Cafu World Editor CaWE,
  • all tools to make new worlds for Cafu,
  • the DeathMatch example game, and
  • all 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.

Windows Package

for 32- and 64-bit systems

(ca. 259 MiB)

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Linux i686 Package

for 32-bit systems

(ca. 264 MiB)

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Linux x86_64 Package

for 64-bit systems

(ca. 264 MiB)

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