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Installation guide

Installation guide

To build scenes for Decentraland you an either use

  • The Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • The visual Editor

Both tools allow you to compile and preview your scene in an “off-chain” development environment. After testing your scene locally, you can upload your content to the content server, linking it with your LAND.

Please note: Currently, the Decentraland SDK only supports TypeScript.

The Decentraland Editor #

The Decentraland Editor is a Visual Studio extension, that allows you to build, preview and deploy Decentraland scenes.

See installation instructions for the editor here

Note: The Decentraland Editor is currently in alpha.

The CLI #

The Decentraland CLI is distributed via npm.

Note: The Editor uses the CLI behind the scenes. Although the Editor is easier to use, there are some scenarios where you might need to use the CLI directly, like when building automatic publishing flows.

Before you Begin #

Please install the following dependencies before you install the CLI:

Install the CLI #

Open the Terminal app and run the following command:

npm install -g decentraland

Once the installation is complete, the dcl command will be globally available.

Update the CLI on any platform #

To update the CLI to the latest supported version, we recommend first uninstalling the CLI and then reinstalling a fresh version. To do this, run the following commands:

// uninstall
npm rm decentraland -g

// install
npm install -g decentraland

Update the SDK version of a scene #

If your CLI is up to date, the new projects you create with it will use the latest version of the SDK.

The SDK version used by your existing projects doesn’t change by updating the CLI. You need to manually update the SDK version in the projects.

Run the following command on the scene folder:

You can confirm that it worked by checking the package.json file for the scene, and looking for the decentraland-ecs version there.

Troubleshooting #

If you run into issues, see the troubleshooting section.