Downloading the official binaries#

There are two ways to download and play the game:

From the itch app#

This is the recommended way to download and play the game, since you’ll get updates automatically whenever they are released, and you’ll also get access to a huge range of amazing indie games from developers far more talented than I am!

You can download the itch app here, and once you’ve logged in, search for “Tabletop Club” to download and install the game.

As a standalone executable#

You can also download the game as a standalone application that you can run anywhere on your system from the itch.io page, or from the GitHub repository. Once it is downloaded, there’s only a couple of steps needed to run the game (see below)!

In most cases, you’ll want to download the latest non-beta version of the game. While beta versions of the game have new features and are very helpful for player feedback, they are more suseptable to bugs. But if you’re feeling a little experimental, go for the latest version!

If you’ve downloaded Tabletop Club in the past and want to download a newer version, follow Upgrading an existing installation before carrying on here.

Verifying the download#

This step is completely optional, but it’s a good idea to make sure that the downloaded file’s contents are what we expect them to be. We do this by checking the SHA512 hash of the file, and seeing if the hash matches the original.

  1. Download from the GitHub releases page the TabletopClub_vX.X.X_SHA512.txt file. This text file contains the SHA512 hashes of all of the downloads.

  2. Open a command prompt or terminal, and navigate to the folder where the compressed binary lies.

  3. Enter the command for your platform, adjusting the file name where necessary:

    # Windows
    certutil -hashfile TabletopClub_vX.X.X_Windows_64.zip SHA512
    
    # macOS
    shasum -a 512 TabletopClub_vX.X.X_OSX_Universal.zip
    
    # Linux / *BSD
    sha512sum TabletopClub_vX.X.X_Linux_64.zip
    
  4. Compare the output of the previous command to the corresponding line in the SHA512 text file. If the hashes do not match, then you will need to download the binary again.

What happens now depends slightly on which platform you’re on:

Downloading for Windows#

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the compressed file, it should be called something like TabletopClub_vX.X.X_Windows_64.zip.

  2. Right-click the downloaded file in File Explorer, and click Extract all…

  3. There should be a pop-up asking where you want to extract the files to. You can put the game files anywhere you like, for example Desktop/TabletopClub. You can then click Extract to extract the files to that location.

  4. Go to the folder where you extracted the files, and double-click the TabletopClub.exe executable to start the game!

    Note

    Currently Windows binaries of the game are not signed, so you’ll most likely get a warning when you try to run the game saying that the publisher can’t be trusted. You can get past this by clicking More info, then by clicking Run anyway.

Downloading for macOS#

  1. Start downloading the compressed file, it should be called something like TabletopClub_vX.X.X_OSX_Universal.zip.

  2. When it has downloaded, go to your downloads folder in Finder, and find the compressed file. Double-click the file to extract the application.

  3. Launch the game by right-clicking TabletopClub and clicking Open.

    Note

    Currently macOS binaries of the game are not signed, so you’ll get a warning saying the publisher is unknown. You can get past this warning by clicking Open in the pop-up. This button won’t appear if you double-click the application.

Downloading for Linux / *BSD#

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the compressed file, it should be called something like TabletopClub_vX.X.X_Linux_64.zip.

  2. Either use your distribution’s archive manager to extract the files, or run this command in a terminal:

    unzip TabletopClub_vX.X.X_Linux_64.zip
    
  3. Either double-click the executable, or go into a terminal and run this command in the folder the executable is in:

    ./TabletopClub.x86_64
    

Upgrading an existing installation#

If you have already downloaded the game before, and you want to overwrite the files that are already there, then before downloading and extracting the new version of the game, first delete the following files and folders:

  • TabletopClub.exe, or TabletopClub.app, or TabletopClub.x86_64

  • TabletopClub.pck

  • assets/TabletopClub

Now you can extract the new version of the game as described above. If the operating systems asks you if you want to replace any files, say yes to all files.