© 1999-2013 by Peter Eastman

Art of Illusion will run on any computer that supports Java 5 or later. Given below are instructions for installing and running it on various operating systems

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Mac OS X

Art of Illusion requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later with all software updates installed.
  1. Download the Art of Illusion installer.
  2. Double-click it to mount the disk image, then copy the "Art of Illusion" folder to your Applications folder.
  3. To launch the program, double-click the Art of Illusion icon.
Important Note: By default, OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) only lets you run programs from developers who have paid to be listed as "identified developers". Furthermore, if you try to run a program written by anyone else, it displays an error claiming the program is "damaged" and you should delete it. This is completely false, and is just Apple trying to pressure developers to make them pay up. To run Art of Illusion on OS X 10.8, open the System Preferences, go to the Security & Privacy panel, and select the option to allow applications from "anywhere".

Windows

Art of Illusion requires Java 6 or later. Your computer may already have an appropriate Java version installed. If it does not, the first time you try to run Art of Illusion you will be directed to a web site where you can download one.
  1. If you do not already have one, download and install a Java virtual machine.
  2. Download the Art of Illusion installer.
  3. Double-click the installer to run it, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Linux

Art of Illusion requires Java 6 or later. Your computer may already have an appropriate Java version installed. If it does not, you will need to download one. Art of Illusion does not work correctly under gcj, which is preinstalled in many Linux distributions.
  1. If you do not already have one, download and install a Java virtual machine.
  2. Download the Art of Illusion installer and expand the archive using the unzip command or a similar program.
  3. Execute aoisetup.sh, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Unix/Other

  1. Download and install a Java virtual machine that supports Java 6 or later. To find an appropriate virtual machine, consult the operating system vendor.
  2. Download Art of Illusion and expand the archive using the unzip command or a similar program.
  3. (optional) Download and install JOGL. (This step is not required, and Art of Illusion will work normally without JOGL, but OpenGL rendering will be disabled.)
  4. To launch the program from a command line, go to the ArtOfIllusion directory and execute the following command:

    java -Xmx1024m -jar ArtOfIllusion.jar

    This command may vary slightly depending on the operating system, and how Java is installed. For example, you may need to give a full path to the "java" executable.

Source Code

Art of Illusion may be freely distributed and modified under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License. Click to download the source code.