Installing Tenacity


Tenacity is in beta and is expected to have bugs. If you want a stable version of Tenacity, your best option is to wait until 1.3 is officially released. In the mean time, you can try Saucedacity 1.2.1, the technical predecessor of Tenacity 1.3.

For the latest information about Saucedacity’s support status, please see for more information.

At the moment, Tenacity only provides binaries for Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Linux (64 bit only). Unofficial packages also exist for Tenacity, such as the AUR nightly package and the Chocolatey package for Windows. Additionally, Tenacity supports other platforms like Haiku R1.

Officially, Windows installers and ZIP archives for both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows are provided. For Linux, AppImages are available for versions prior to 1.3 beta 3. Starting in 1.3 beta 3, Tenacity is now distributed as a Flatpak on Linux.

Installation on Windows

To install on Windows, simply download one of the installers and run them. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Tenacity. This also works for upgrading Tenacity from prior versions.

Installation on Linux


To install Tenacity, run the following:

$ flatpak install org.tenacityaudio.Tenacity



Starting in Tenacity 1.3 beta 3, Tenacity is no longer distributed as an AppImage due to dependency issues. These instructions remain here for historical purposes.

There is no need to install an AppImage. However, the closest way to “installing” the Tenacity AppImage on your system is by placing it in a directory (e.g., /opt) and adding that directory to your $PATH. For example:

$ cp tenacity.AppImage /opt/bin/tenacity # Copy the Tenacity AppImage to /opt/bin
$ nano ~/.bashrc                         # Edit your .bashrc to add /opt/bin to your $PATH
$ tenacity                               # Run Tenacity

(Note that the following does NOT add a .desktop entry; Tenacity will not show up in desktop environments).

Advanced: Building

Alternatively, you can build Tenacity yourself on any supported platform. Build instructions can be found here. Building is meant for more advanced users and requires good CPU, RAM, and storage resources.