+2 votes

How can I open two instances of Godot at the same time? I mean different project on different windows. My friend who uses Linux has no problem with it. But I can't do it. I use OSX El Capitan.

Thanks in advance

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+1 vote
Best answer

I just tried it out and one approach is to copy the Godot.app to another folder. I tried copying it to my Documents folder and opening it and it opened a second instance of Godot along side the one placed in the Applications folder.

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Yeah this works well.

I got another answer from Godot group in Facebook too. In case anybody who are looking for the same answer. We can open new instance of a program in OSX using this command:

open -n AwesomeApp.app


open -n /applications/Godot.app

will works

And it applies to any application


+4 votes

Probably from console:

Godot -e firstProjectScene.tcsn

and in other console instance:

Godot -e secondProjectScene.tcsn

but I never tried it.


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The exact command to simply launch a new instance from Mac OSX command line is

/Applications/Godot.app/Contents/MacOS/Godot -e
Note that if you do this, the process will remain active in the terminal. You can pass the -d option to open in the background
/Applications/Godot.app/Contents/MacOS/Godot -e -d
It is possible on your computer that Godot.app lives in /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/Applications rather than root /Applications

+7 votes

Just opening project.godot from Finder works for me. (godot 3.2)

by (28 points)
–1 vote

Go to your desktop with Godot closed then click the Godot icon then while leaving Godot open click the icon a second time. Then there should be two Godots open at once.

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+3 votes

Right click the active icon on taskbar and select 'New Window'. Then you can open another instance of Godot.

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Yes, this is simple and beauty

–1 vote

Just open Godot again, when there's already a project opened

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