Installation Instructions
Follow the procedures below to install nControl on your prefered operation system:



Windows
There are two nControl installers for Windows:
  • Windows: for Windows 10
  • Windows Legacy Version: for all other versions of Windows
The two versions have the same features but the Legacy Windows version uses different libraries to make sure it runs fine on older versions of Windows.

Use the following procedure to install nControl on a Windows computer:
  • Start by downloading the installation archive from our download page.
  • Open a file explorer window and go to the downloads folder.
  • Windows SmartScreen might prevent you from running the nControl installer and show you the following window:
  • To continue, click on More info. You will get the window below:
  • Click on the Run anyway button to launch the installer. If you still cannot launch the installer try this procedure.
  • Click the Yes button on the User Account Control window.
  • Follow the step of the installer until nControl is installed.
  • You can now launch nControl by double clicking on the icon on your desktop.


macOS
Use the following procedure to install nControl on your Mac:
  • Start by downloading the installation archive from our download page.
  • Click on the Downloads icon in the Dock and select the nControl-installer-2017-3.pkg package.
  • Depending on your security preferences you might get the follow message:
  • Go to the apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Open the Security & Privacy settings.
  • Click on the lock, select Anywhere and close the Security & Privacy window.
  • Go back the Downloads in the Dock and reopen the nControl-installer-2017-3.pkg package.
  • Follow the step of the installer until nControl is installed.
  • To launch nControl, go to the Applications window and click on the nControl icon.
If you want to use 4DBrix controllers, you also need to install the driver.
  • Start by downloading the driver from the 4DBrix download page. You can find the driver at the bottom of the page in the section 'Driver for 4DBrix Controllers'.
  • Open the installation package. Depending on your security preferences you might get the follow message:
  • If you get the security message, to the apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Open the Security & Privacy settings.
  • Click on the lock, select Anywhere and close the Security & Privacy window.
  • Go back the Downloads in the Dock and reopen the CH34x_Install_V1.3.pkg package.
  • Follow the instruction to install the driver. When the driver is installed you will be asked to restart.


Raspbian
Use the following procedure to install nControl on your Raspberry Pi:
  • Start by downloading the installation archive from our download page.
  • Open a file manager window by clicking on the file manager icon in the menu bar.
  • Go to the /home/pi/Downloads folder.
  • Select the nControl-raspbian-2017-4.tar.gz file and copy it by selecting Edit > Copy in the main menu.
  • Go to the /home/pi folder and paste the nControl-raspbian-2017-4.tag.gz archive by selecting Edit > Paste in the main menu.
  • Open a new terminal window by clicking on the terminal icon in the menu bar.
  • Verify that you are int he /home/pi folder with the command pwd
  • In case you're not in the /home/pi folder execute the command cd /home/pi
  • Extract the tar archive with the command tar -xzvf nControl-raspbian-2017-4.tar.gz
  • You can close the terminal. You can also go back to the file manager and delete the nControl-raspbian-2017-4.tar.gz archive.
  • nControl is now installed, to launch it simply double click on the nControl icon on your desktop.


Ubuntu
Use the following procedure to install nControl on your Ubuntu system:
  • Start by downloading the installation archive from our download page.
  • Open a terminal window.
  • Go to the download folder with the command: cd Downloads
  • Extract the downloaded archive with the command: tar -xvzf nControl-Ubuntu-2017-4.tar.gz -C ~/
  • Go to the nControl folder with the command: cd ~/4DBrix/nControl
  • Launch nControl with the command: ./nControl