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Downloading MAVERIK

Current Release: 6.2 
Release Date: 29th March 2002
Release Name: Good Friday

MAVERIK is part of the GNU project. If you would like to use MAVERIK but are prevented from distributing your work by the GPL, please look here.

Maverik is "Free" software covered by the GNU General Public License, and you don't need any permission to download, use or modify it. You should, however, read the notices contained in each package to make sure you understand the conditions that do apply to their usage.

We would be interested to know what MAVERIK is being used for. If you have a specific project in mind that you might use MAVERIK for, or already use MAVERIK for something we would like to hear from you. Please e-mail us.

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Caveat: MAVERIK is not an end-user application. If you are looking for something like a downloadable game to try, you are likely to be disappointed with MAVERIK. If you are developing VR software though, then MAVERIK may by just what you need.

If you have any questions about the distribution, feel free to email us at

Downloading the software

MAVERIK is distributed as two packages:

  • The MAVERIK microkernel, supporting modules, documentation and tutorial examples.
  • The MAVERIK demo suite, containing more substantial demonstrations. Some of these are quite large, and you really need 3D acceleration hardware to get interactive performance from them. Have a look at the movies in the applications gallery to see how they perform on a PC with acceleration.


  • Use the zip file for compiling with Microsoft Visual C++ and other native Windows compilers.
  • Use the tar.gz file for compiling with Cygwin. Also, unpack this file with tar rather than WinZip.

See the FAQ for answers to common questions.