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This page describes how to '''download and install''' the [[Robocode]] game.
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This page describes how to download and install the [[Robocode]] game.
  
 
== How to download Robocode ==
 
== How to download Robocode ==
'''Note:''' <span style="color:red">Java must be preinstalled in order to run install and run Robocode!</span> See [[Robocode/System Requirements|System Requirements]] for Robocode.
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'''''NOTE: Java must be installed in order to install and run Robocode!''''' See the [[Robocode/System Requirements|System Requirements]] page for more info.
  
Robocode is downloaded from the download page at SourceForge containing all Robocode releases available for download, which you can find with [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=37202&package_id=29609 this link].
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Robocode can be downloaded from the [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=37202&package_id=29609 download page at SourceForge]; this page contains all Robocode releases available for download.
  
The file to download is a JAR file, i.e. Java Archive file, which is in fact a ZIP file used for distributing Java programs. The name of the file will be named something like robocode-setup-x.y.z.jar, where "x.y.z" indicates the version number.
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The file you want to download is a JAR (Java ARchive) file, which is in fact a renamed ZIP file used for distributing Java programs. The name of the file will be named something like robocode-setup-x.y.z.jar, where "x.y.z" indicates the version number.
  
 
== How to install Robocode ==
 
== How to install Robocode ==
 
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If Java has been properly installed (see [[Robocode/System Requirements|System Requirements]]), you should be able to install Robocode by opening the downloaded setup file (the JAR file).
If Java has been properly installed (see [[Robocode/System Requirements|System Requirements]]), you should be able to install Robocode by double-clicking on the downloaded setup file for Robocode (the JAR file).
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Alternatively, you could open a command prompt / shell where you change the current directory (using the <code>cd</code> command) to the directory you downloaded the Robocode setup file into, and then type:
 
Alternatively, you could open a command prompt / shell where you change the current directory (using the <code>cd</code> command) to the directory you downloaded the Robocode setup file into, and then type:
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== How to get notified about new releases ==
 
== How to get notified about new releases ==
If you want to know exactly ''when'' a new release is available, you can subscribe to the [http://sourceforge.net/export/rss2_projfiles.php?group_id=37202 RSS feed] for Robocode file releases. The RSS feed will provide you with a link to both the release notes and where to download Robocode.
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If you want to know ''exactly'' when a new release is available, you can subscribe to the Robocode file release [http://sourceforge.net/export/rss2_projfiles.php?group_id=37202 RSS feed]. The feed will provide you with a link to both the release notes and where to download Robocode.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 00:51, 30 November 2007

This page describes how to download and install the Robocode game.

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How to download Robocode

NOTE: Java must be installed in order to install and run Robocode! See the System Requirements page for more info.

Robocode can be downloaded from the download page at SourceForge; this page contains all Robocode releases available for download.

The file you want to download is a JAR (Java ARchive) file, which is in fact a renamed ZIP file used for distributing Java programs. The name of the file will be named something like robocode-setup-x.y.z.jar, where "x.y.z" indicates the version number.

How to install Robocode

If Java has been properly installed (see System Requirements), you should be able to install Robocode by opening the downloaded setup file (the JAR file).

Alternatively, you could open a command prompt / shell where you change the current directory (using the cd command) to the directory you downloaded the Robocode setup file into, and then type:

java -jar robocode-setup-x.y.z.jar

Of course the x.y.z must be replaced with the Robocode version you are going to install.

How to get notified about new releases

If you want to know exactly when a new release is available, you can subscribe to the Robocode file release RSS feed. The feed will provide you with a link to both the release notes and where to download Robocode.

See also

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