How to install RPG Paper Maker on a Chromebook in 2024

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing RPG Paper Maker on your Chromebook. RPG Paper Maker is a powerful tool for creating 3D RPGs with a retro feel, allowing you to bring your game ideas to life. This tutorial is designed to complement our video guide, providing detailed written instructions for each step.

System Requirements

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check our comprehensive list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install RPG Paper Maker on your Chromebook:

1. Update your system

First, we'll update the package lists for upgrades and new package installations:

sudo apt update

2. Install required dependencies

Next, we'll install the necessary dependencies for RPG Paper Maker:

sudo apt install libpulse-dev kmenuedit

3. Download RPG Paper Maker

Now, let's download the RPG Paper Maker package:


4. Extract the package

Extract the downloaded package using the following command:

tar xf RPG-Paper-Maker.tar.gz

5. Launch RPG Paper Maker

To start RPG Paper Maker with an unlimited frame rate, use this command:

./RPG-Paper-Maker/RPG-Paper-Maker --disable-framerate-limit

6. Add to application menu (optional)

If you want to add RPG Paper Maker to your application menu for easier access, run:


This will open the menu editor where you can add a new entry for RPG Paper Maker.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information and reference, we've prepared a Google Doc that complements this tutorial.

You can also visit the official RPG Paper Maker website for documentation, tutorials, and community support.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, try these troubleshooting steps:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation.
  • If you receive any error messages about missing dependencies, try installing them individually using sudo apt install [package-name].
  • Make sure you have enough free space in your Linux container. You can check this in the Chrome OS Settings under the Linux section.


Congratulations! You've successfully installed RPG Paper Maker on your Chromebook. This powerful tool opens up a world of possibilities for game development, allowing you to create intricate RPG worlds right from your Chromebook. Remember to explore the official documentation and community forums to make the most of RPG Paper Maker's features.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help you on your game development journey!

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