downloading & installing on Windows

hi! if you’re using a Windows machine and you plan to use veadotube mini but you’re not sure how to make it work, this is the page for you.

is my system 64-bit or 32-bit?

this is important so you can download the right files for your system!

to make sure which version of Windows you’re using, right-click the Start button on the corner, and select System.

in the Settings screen that shows up, look out for the System type field; it’ll tell you if your operating system is 64-bit or 32-bit. mystery solved!

installing requirements

mini has a few requirements that you probably already have installed if you have Steam installed. nonetheless, if you don’t have these, the app might break or crash on you, so yeah!

also make sure your graphics card driver is up to date!

downloading the thing

visit the official download page over, and over the Download section, click on Download Now. it’ll prompt a donation window; feel free to tip! if you don’t want to, you can just press the No thanks, just take me to the downloads link.

this should take you to the download screen! download either 64-bit or 32-bit, depending on your system.

opening the thing

mini comes inside a .zip file; don’t run the app directly from inside the .zip! extract it first.

to do that, right-click the file, select Extract All… and select where you’d like to extract it. can be anywhere you want, really.

you can also open the .zip, copy the folder inside it and paste it elsewhere on your computer.

nonetheless, inside the extracted folder, run veadotube mini! the one with the deer icon . that should work by itself! if not, make sure you installed all the requirements.

“Windows protected your PC”

sometimes SmartScreen gets in the way, saying the app might be dangerous. as long as you’ve downloaded the app from the official source, it’s not dangerous! you can just run it.

to bypass this window, press the Run anyway button; if that button doesn’t exist, click on the More info link to make it appear.

DirectX tricks

some bugs and slowdowns can be fixed by forcing specific versions of DirectX upon the app, and sometimes you might need these to make the app run at all, so here’s how to do those tricks

  1. create a shortcut for mini, by right-clicking the executable and selecting Create shortcut;
  2. right-click the shortcut and select Properties;
  3. add -force-d3d12 to the end of the target, with a space before it. the target should now look kinda like "...veadotube mini.exe" -force-d3d12;
  4. run the app through the shortcut by double-clicking it!

depending on your computer, you can also try the -force-d3d11 and -force-d3d10 commands instead.