Installing the Ogre SDK         The necessary steps you need to take to install the precompiled OGRE SDK

This details the necessary steps you need to take to install the precompiled OGRE SDK.
If you want to build Ogre from source instead, visit the Building Ogre page.



  1. Go to link).
  2. Download the SDK matching your IDE version.
  3. Download and install DirectX: directx_Jun2010_redist.exe(external link)


Run the installer:


Unpack to a suitable location:


Go to the directory of the newly installed sdk and copy the full path:


Setting the Environment Variable, OGRE_HOME.

Now, you need to set the %OGRE_HOME% environment variable. This environment variable enables you, the developer, to easily switch between different OgreSDK versions and transfer/compile Ogre3D projects of other users (portability).

To set this environment variable, enter the following in any Command Prompt window (Windows Vista/7/8/newer):

setx OGRE_HOME "<path-to-OgreSDK-here>"

If you are using Windows XP, or any prior Windows version, you will need to use the 'set' command, like so:

set OGRE_HOME="<path-to-OgreSDK-here>"

Take note of the use of quotation marks, as they are required, otherwise you will get several 'file not found' errors when trying to compile any Ogre3D project.

Example: Setting the environment variable OGRE_HOME on Windows 8:

That's it. :-)

To compile the samples, first install CMake. Then open OGRE.sln with Visual Studio, set SampleBrowser as your StartUp Project, build and run.


Next Step:

Now you are ready to go to Setting Up an Application, and/or visit the Tutorials.

Alias: Installing An SDK
Alias: Installing_An_SDK
Alias: Installing_the_Ogre_SDK_on_Mac_OS_X

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