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Colors Live Windows beta guide

Installing the Colors Live beta

The Windows beta is distributed through the Discord game library. To access it, head to the Colors Live Discord server, at the top of the channel list you should see a tag called Colors Live (Switch), click there, then click the Add to library button in the panel to the right.

Once the app has been added, go to your library by clicking the In Library header on the same panel. You should be able to install and launch the app from there!

Installing updates

To install an update, go to your Discord library and select the Colors Live beta. You may need to manually start the update install process by clicking the play button towards the top-right of the library page. One it has downloaded, you will be able to launch the app as normal.


Missing MSVCP140.dll or VCRUNTIME140.dll errors

If you get a message warning you about missing DLLs MSVCP140.dll or VCRUNTIME140.dll when starting the app, you will need to install vc_redist.x64.exe from this page:

Missing dcomp.dll

This will show up if you try running Colors Live on an older version of Windows. Windows 10 is the only version currently supported, however support for older versions may be added eventually.

Wacom Tablet setup

The Colors Live Windows beta has built-in support for Wacom art tablets, but if you haven't used your tablet on your system yet, you may need to install the latest Wacom drivers first. They're available on this page:

Keyboard Shortcuts


C, V or Z Show palette menu
W Zoom in
S Zoom out
Q Next layer
A Previous layer
E Hold to erase
Space Pan/scroll tool
Left Alt Color Picker
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y or Ctrl + Shift + Z Redo
F1 Toggle debug menu
F2 Switch display mode (Handheld, Handheld (lite), Handheld 1:1, TV Mode)
X or F3 Input setup
F11 Take screenshot
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