How to install Clickteam Fusion on a Chromebook

Installing Clickteam Fusion on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Clickteam Fusion on your Chromebook. Clickteam Fusion is a powerful game development tool that allows you to create 2D games without extensive programming knowledge. By following these steps, you'll be able to use this software on your Chromebook, opening up new possibilities for game creation and development.

Important Note: This tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. If your Chromebook has an ARM64 architecture CPU, this method won't work.


Before we begin, ensure that you have Linux apps enabled on your Chromebook. If you haven't done this yet, go to your Chromebook's settings, navigate to the "Advanced" section, then "Developers," and turn on Linux apps.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these commands carefully to install Clickteam Fusion:

  1. Add 32-bit architecture support:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
  2. Download and add the WineHQ GPG key:
    wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
  3. Add the WineHQ repository:
    echo "deb bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
  4. Update package lists:
    sudo apt update
  5. Install Wine and Winbind:
    sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable winbind
  6. Configure Wine:
  7. Install Clickteam Fusion:
    wine cf25freeSetup.exe
  8. Run Clickteam Fusion:
    wine .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Clickteam\ Fusion\ 2.5\ Free\ Edition/mmf2u.exe

Understanding the Process

The installation process utilizes Wine, a compatibility layer that allows Windows applications to run on Linux-based systems. Here's a breakdown of what each step accomplishes:

  • Steps 1-3 set up the necessary architecture and repositories for Wine installation.
  • Steps 4-5 update the system and install Wine along with its dependencies.
  • Step 6 configures Wine for your system.
  • Steps 7-8 install and run Clickteam Fusion using Wine.

This method allows you to run Clickteam Fusion, a Windows application, on your Linux-based Chromebook environment.

Potential Applications and Use Cases

With Clickteam Fusion installed on your Chromebook, you can:

  • Create 2D games and interactive applications
  • Develop educational software or interactive presentations
  • Prototype game ideas quickly
  • Learn game development concepts in a user-friendly environment

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter issues during the installation process:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up-to-date
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space
  • If Wine installation fails, try rebooting your Chromebook and trying again
  • For graphics-related issues, you may need to adjust Wine's graphics settings using the winecfg command

Additional Resources

For more information and support, check out these resources:

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and use Clickteam Fusion on your Chromebook. Happy game developing!