Windows

Downloading xLights

The latest release of xLights for Windows can be found at the following link: https://xlights.org/releases/. This page has a link to the 64 bit main xLights installer. There is also a link to the Queen Mary Vamp Plugins and the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable which is required by the QM Vamp Plugins.

Installing xLights

  1. Download the required released executable file and save to any location on your Windows PC.

  2. Double click on the downloaded executable.

  3. The xLights setup window will be displayed.

  4. Click on Next.

  5. Select the destination location. Leave as is to upgrade to a new release. Follow the prompts and click on install when ready.

  6. Click on Finish to complete the installation

The xLights software will be installed in the destination location. In addition to the software required to run the application, the installer also installs a few useful utilities, dictionaries and a songs subdirectory. The xLights application software is installed by default in the xLights directory within your Windows Program Files directory ( C:\Program Files\xLights\).

The location can be modified during the software install process by the user.

When xlights is installed, some browsers/virus scanners may flag the file and either prevent download or require you to provide extra assurances that you really want to download the file.

Installing Queen Mary Vamp Plugins

If you do not have Audacity installed on your computer, then you should at least install the Queen Mary Vamp plugins for Audacity.

For the QM vamp plugin packages that can be installed without Audacity installed you will need to download two installers, the first is the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable(vc_redist.x64.exe) and the second is the QM Vamp Plugins(Vamp_Plugin64.exe). Both installer can be found at: https://xlights.org/releases/. Run the "vc_redist.x64.exe" installer first and then the "Vamp_Plugin64.exe" installer.