I was trying to re-download the original Blender 2.8, however it goes directly to the 2.81 download page instead.

How can I access downloads for previous versions of Blender and installers for older releases?

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    $\begingroup$ download.blender.org/release/Blender2.80 $\endgroup$
    – FFeller
    Commented Nov 25, 2019 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ Every previous versions: download.blender.org/release $\endgroup$
    – FFeller
    Commented Nov 25, 2019 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @FFeller $\endgroup$
    – AnthonyW
    Commented Nov 25, 2019 at 19:39
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    $\begingroup$ @FFeller post an answer and let me upvote you :) $\endgroup$
    – anki
    Commented Nov 25, 2019 at 20:36
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    $\begingroup$ I downvoted this question because it shows extreme lack of effort and any research. The link to previous versions is on the same page. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 7:48

2 Answers 2


Accordoing to the blender.org fortunately "Your old files are safe, every Blender release is available for download. Forever." Just go to the download site and look for previous versions at the bottom of the page.

2.79: https://www.blender.org/download/previous-versions/

2.80: https://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.80/

Every build: https://download.blender.org/release/


2.69: https://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.69/

I had to install missing libraries in order for it to work:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386

Note that you don't need i386 if you're working on 64-bit machine (it's only needed for 32-bit)


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