I wish someone would write a keygen or crack for StarTools

If you had bothered to read the 'buy' page, you would have learned that you could spare yourself the effort of writing a keygen or crack - if you can't afford the license fee and you are a genuine enthusiast, we're happy to work something out!

We're not some big evil company and we're not in it for the money. Heck, we make a loss on this all for the love of the hobby and are not even covering our costs as it is.

Besides, ST's release cycle is one of continuous updates - you'd be continuously waiting for the next crack or keygen in order to avail of the latest features and bug fixes (of which there can be several a month).



Download

One ZIP archive contains Windows, macOS and Linux versions of StarTools. Do not download StarTools from anywhere else but startools.org. We do not allow distribution of StarTools by any other party, on-line or off-line.


macOS notes

On later versions of macOS, users may have to "unquarantine" StarTools, before the OS allows it to run. Alternatively StarTools can be launched via control + clicking (right clicking) on the application, Show Package Contents, navigating to Contents/MacOS and clicking on the application.

The following command unquarantines StarTools;

xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine StarTools.app

See the screenshots for more information.


Download stable

StarTools 1.6.400 Maintenance Release 1 for Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Windows 64-bit/AVX 2.0, macOS 64-bit, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit, Linux 64-bit/AVX 2.0 (6.3MB)

Latest version released 2020-08-07 (YYYY/MM/DD)


Download alpha (GPU accelerated)

StarTools 1.7.427 alpha for Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Windows 64-bit/GPU, macOS 64-bit/GPU, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit, Linux 64-bit/GPU (6.7MB)

Alpha versions are development versions with the new or improved functionality, subject to frequent change, often lacking documentation. These versions may or may not be stable.

Latest version released 2020-10-12 (YYYY/MM/DD)


English manual

StarTools uses AIFE.AI for content management and digital footprint. This means that the website content doubles as a printable manual and vice-versa. This content is also available as a smartphone/tablet app, virtual flipbook, virtual reality (VR) experience and more. This content will always be up-to-date with the latest information.


Unofficial English manual

Unofficial English StarTools 1.6 Manual (96MB), last updated 2020-04-17, with tips, tricks and information from various sources.

Many thanks to J. Scharmann for putting together this excellent work, as well as its German translation.


Unofficial German manual / Inoffizielle Deutsche Anleitung

Inoffizielle StarTools 1.6 Anleitung in Deutsch (96MB), letztes Update 2020-04-17.

Vielen Dank an J. Scharmann für die ausgezeichnete Übersetzung.


Unoffical Spanish manual / Manual en Espanol

Manual de StarToolsBasado en la versión 1.6 al español (16B). Ultima actualizacion 2020-05-05.

Muchas gracias a C. R. Guixé por la excelente traducción.


Technical FAQ

These are some questions that get asked frequently.


Download Android Tech Demo

StarTools 1.3.204 for Android 1.6+ Technology Demo (1.5 MB)

NOTE: Put any file you want to load in /sdcard root and name it 'file.tiff'