Installing LMMS

Installing LMMS on Windows[edit]

As always when installing new programs on Windows, You need to be Administrator, to make a successful installation.
Go to the folder you use as your download-folder, and locate the File named: lmms-1.1.3-winXX.exe -where 'XX' is either '32' or '64' depending on your choice. Double-click or choose run. Point the installation to a partition with at least 2 gb free space. The actual install is much smaller, but you will soon start to download soundfile-collections, and they can be huge, so recommended is 4-5 gb!

The installation does everything that is needed. After you have installed, you should also have a shortcut on the desktop. Double-click, or choose run from the context-menu, and your LMMS should open. After you have installed LMMS, you need to make some important configurations in Setup.

The need for ISO-Character in path and folder-names[edit]

LMMS can be a bit troublesome for users that has used ASCII characters in path and folder-names.
You cant have that!

Especially umlaut-letters, ao. letters from Nordic alphabet like æ ø å ö ü ý é amo, will not work.
The reason for this .. Honestly, its shrouded in dark matter and ferry-dust
Just dont!
Only use std English-language characters in you whole LMMS installation, and you should not be rammed by this stupid issue

C++ Runtime Library Related Issue[edit]

This issue is not understood in detail.

Some 64bit users have issues with their installation, and it comes down to problem with this C++ Runtime Library.

One of the 'solutions' involve using a different x64 dll.

download the 1.0.13 release version of the Bitwig studio demo, ... 1.0.13.msi

install Bitwig, pull out portaudio-x64.dll & rename it libportaudio-2.dll and place that in the LMMS folder instead of the one included with LMMS or the substitute mentioned previously relating to this issue.

The bad part is downloading a 116 MB file to pull out the small dll.

This issue inflicts 1.1.3 and earlier.