The CaWE editor is included with the regular Cafu releases, and as such requires no explicit installation:
After unzipping the packed file, simply change into the
Cafu-x.y directory. Under Windows, then double-click on
RunCaWE.bat. Under Linux, click
CaWE-run in the
This section is relevant to CaWE releases before February 2008 (version 8.02) only. If you have version 8.02 or newer, the initial setup is fully automatic and you can skip this section safely. You may still check out the Configure CaWE Options dialog anytime later.
CaWE requires some basic configuration for normal use, and thus asks you for providing at least one game (or “MOD”) configuration when it is first run:
.fgdsuffix. One such file is already provided with the Cafu package: the
DeathMatch.fgdfile in the
Projects/Cafu/Games/DeathMatchsubdirectory. Click on the related Browse… button and locate the file.
Games/DeathMatch) and executable files must be referred to like e.g.
All settings in this dialog can be revised later at any time via the File → Configure CaWE… menu.
Adding new or additional game configurations at that time may however require to restart CaWE for the settings to take effect.
CaWE, as all other Cafu related software, has been designed to interfere with your computer and operating system as little as possible. In general, it is enough to delete the directory that the packed file was unzipped to during installation, and all traces of CaWE are gone.
There is one exception though: When run, CaWE stores your configuration settings in a newly created directory. This directory is located in the “home” directory of the current user. The exact place on your harddisk depends on your OS and even on its version, but CaWE states the full path to it both in the Configuration dialog (General tab), and in the About dialog box that is accessible via the Help → About menu.