Downloading & Installing MPF

Installing MPF is fairly straightforward. It can be used on Windows, Mac, or Linux, on both Intel x86 and ARM processors, and in 64-bit and 32-bit systems (see Choosing a PC for MPF for details).

Installing MPF for the first time

We’ve created step-by-step installation guides which walk you through the entire process. Select the OS you’re using from the list below:


These guides just show you how to get MPF up and running. If you’re using MPF with a physical machine, check out the MPF compatible control systems / hardware guide for details about how to get the drivers and configuration set for the specific hardware controller platform you’ve chosen.

Installing the MPF Monitor

We have a rough prototype of a graphical tool called the “MPF Monitor” which you can use to connect to a running instance of MPF to graphically interact with switches, lights, and LEDs, and to see the status of various devices. You can even add a picture of your playfield and drag-and-drop the MPF mechanisms onto it which makes it possible to “play” your machine via a simulation.

Details in the MPF Monitor are here.