Downloading Toves

I have not yet put much work into easy installation and execution, so right now the process is more convoluted than I would wish. However, I have confirmed that Toves can work under Linux, MacOS X, and Windows.

Directions for Linux
Directions for MacOS X
Directions for Windows


Linux

(Procedure tested under Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin.”)

To install (only do once):

  1. Download toves-generic-version.exe from the Toves SourceForge site.

  2. Install mono. On Ubuntu, this can be found as “Mono runtime”. Mono's download site has instructions for other distributions.

To execute:

  1. In the terminal, navigate into the directory containing toves-generic-version.exe and then execute:

    mono --runtime=v4.0 toves-generic-version.exe

MacOS X

(Procedure tested under MacOS 10.8.)

To install (only do once):

  1. Download toves-mac-version.dmg from the Toves SourceForge site.

  2. Install Mono from Mono's download page. (I suggest the “Runtime” version.)

  3. Double-click the toves-mac-version.dmg you downloaded. Drag the Toves file out of that directory to copy it somewhere else (maybe into your Applications folder).

To execute:

  1. Double-click the copy of the Toves file that you created.


Windows

(Procedure tested under Windows Vista and Windows 7.)

To install (only do once):

  1. Download toves-generic-version.exe from the Toves SourceForge site.

  2. Install Mono from Mono's download page (“Mono for Windows, GTK#, and XSP”).

To execute:

  1. Find the mono executable (I found it under “Program Files (x86)/Mono-2.10.9/bin”) and drag toves-generic-version.exe onto mono. (To make this easier in the future, you may want to create a shortcut to mono on your desktop: While holding the Alt key down, Drag mono onto the desktop.)

OR (if you're comfortable with a command line) —

  1. In the Start menu, find the Mono directory, and select the Mono command prompt option.

  2. Navigate into the directory into which you downloaded toves-generic-version.exe. If you downloaded it onto your desktop, you can do this with the command “cd %HOMEPATH%\Desktop”.

  3. At the command prompt, execute “mono toves-generic-version.exe” from the command line.