If you choose to download the preconfigured VM, you do not have to follow the instructions in the rest of this section. However, it will be still be useful to read these pages, as it will provide insight in how the tools are setup and how you can use them. Also, you might want to enable some extra resources for your virtual machine if your computer is powerful enough.
Note that the default hovergames useraccount also has hovergames as its password!
It is very well possible to install all tools on your main operating system, whether you are using Linux, Windows or MacOS. Most of the used tools are cross platform, but it should be noted that the majority of developers use Linux or MacOS.
We only provide the instructions for setting up a Linux virtual machine, because this should work well for most users and it is easier for us to support a single platform. You are free to install the tools on your main operating system, but please be aware that you might need to figure some things out using other resources.