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Naev is a 2d action/rpg space game that combines elements from the action, rpg and simulation genres.


For an overview of the game, please visit or view the man page (If you’re on a Unix-like system).

An exhaustive list of command line arguments is detailed in the man page.

Hardware requirements can also be found on the website.


Naev’s dependencies are intended to be relatively common. In addition to an OpenGL-capable graphics card and driver, Naev requires the following: * SDL * libxml2 * freetype2 * libpng * OpenAL * libvorbis (>= 1.2.1 necessary for Replaygain) * binutils * libzip

Note that several distributions ship outdated versions of libvorbis, and thus libvorbisfile is statically linked into the release binary.

Compiling your own binary on many distributions will result in Replaygain being disabled.

See for package lists for several distributions.

Mac Dependencies are different, see extras/macosx/COMPILE for details.



./ && ./configure make

If you need special settings you should pass flags to configure, using -h will tell you what it supports.

On Mac OS X, see extras/macosx/COMPILE for details. Uses Xcode, not gcc.


Naev currently supports make install which will install everything that is needed.

If you wish to create a .desktop for your desktop environment, logos from 16x16 to 256x256 can be found in extras/logos


Please take a look at the FAQ (linked below) before submitting a new bug report, as it covers a number of common gameplay questions and common issues.

If Naev is crashing during gameplay, please file a bug report after reading


As of 0.5.0, it’s possible to set keybindings in-game which is generally more convenient than editing the configuration file.

A full list of keys can be found at

5A) Introduction 5A1) About Naev uses a dynamic keybinding system that allows you to set the keybindings to joystick, keyboard or a mixture of both.

     This can changed via conf.lua, or with the in-game editor.

5B) Joystick If you have a joystick you’ll have to tell Naev which joystick to use. You can either use the -j or -J parameter from the command-line or put it in the conf.lua file. Examples: naev -j 0 naev -J “Precision” joystick = “Precision” # in conf.lua 5B1) Syntax KEY_IDENTIFIER = { type = KEY_TYPE, key = KEY_NUMBER, [reverse = KEY_REVERSE, mod = MOD_IDENTIFIER] } KEY_IDENTIFIER is the identifier given below KEY_TYPE can be one of keyboard, jaxis or jbutton KEY_NUMBER is the number of the key (found with xev usually, just convert the keysym from hex to base 10) KEY_REVERSE is whether it is reversed or not, which is only useful in the case of jaxis MOD_IDENTIFIER is the modifier to take into account, can be one of: lctrl, rctrl, lshift, rshift, lmeta, rmeta, ralt, lalt It isn’t used with joystick bindings. 5B2) Example accel = { type = “jbutton”, key = 0 }

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