Cacophony

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How to Install

Requirements

Cacophony runs on Linux, MacOS, and Windows. Want a mobile version? It ain't happening.

Cacophony should compile on any modern computer. I've tested it on amd64 and Apple Silicon. The oldest computer I've successfully compiled Cacopohony on is an x86 T61 Thinkpad running Ubuntu 18.

You can optionally use any number of MIDI controllers with Cacophony.

If you want to buy Cacophony, you can do so on itch.io and then download it.

You can also compile Cacophony for free.

Linux

If you're downloading from itch.io, make sure you download the correct version. The ubuntu-20 build is compatible with Ubuntu 18, Ubuntu 20, and any fork of either version. The ubuntu-22 build is compatible with Ubuntu 22 and any fork of it. If you want to run Cacophony on another distro, let me know on Discord.

Make sure that you have Speech Dispatcher installed: apt install speech-dispatcher

If you want to use a MIDI controller, you may need to add yourself as an audio user. Open a terminal, type this, and press enter:

sudo usermod -a -G audio replacethiswithyourusername

Don't forget to have fun.

MacOS

If you're downloading from itch.io, make sure you download the version that matches the version of your MacOS.

The first time you try running Cacophony you might be greeted with an error about Cacophony.app being damaged. It's not damaged. The actual problem is that Apple wants me to pay money to get the app code signed.

To "fix" Cacophony.app:

  1. Move Cacophony.app into your home directory (the one above Documents/ and Downloads/). To get there, open Finder and press: Command LShift h
  2. Open a new terminal, type this, and press enter:

    xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine Cacophony.app

  3. You can now double-click Cacophony.app. You can move it into Applications/ or wherever, if you want. Don't forget to have fun.

Windows

Double-click to run. It's that easy! Don't forget to have fun.