Installing Tenacity

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.

Building an AppImage

It is also possible to build an AppImage. After building Tenacity, set the environment variable VCPKG_LIB_PATH to the path vcpkg installed libraries to (usually in the root of the build folder under vcpkg_installed/<triplet>/lib`). If you did not use vcpkg while building Tenacity, set it to an empty string (i.e., export VCPKG_LIB_PATH=""). Then run cpack at the root of the build folder. If everything succeeds, the AppImage will be under package/ as tenacity-linux-<tag>-XXXXX-gXXXXXX.AppImage`


Due to dependency issues, we do not officially support AppImages anymore. We are unable to help if you encounter an AppImage-specific issue. If you encounter a bug, please specify that you are using an AppImage.