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This page describes how to download and install the [[Robocode]] game.
 
This page describes how to download and install the [[Robocode]] game.
  
== How to download Robocode ==
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== Downloading Robocode ==
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Robocode can be downloaded from the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/robocode/files/robocode/ download page at SourceForge]. This page contains all Robocode releases available for download.
  
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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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 '''<code>robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar</code>''', where <code>a.b.c.d</code> indicates the version number.
  
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-1.5.0.jar, where "1.5.0" indicates the version number.
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'''Note to Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc. users:''' A slightly out of date version of Robocode is available in the "universe" section of the apt repositories. Do not install that version. It is extremely outdated and isn't supported by the Robocode community.
  
== How to install Robocode ==
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== Installing prerequisites ==
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Make sure that you have followed [[Robocode/System Requirements|these instructions]], and that Java is installed correctly.
  
If Java has been properly installed (see [Robocode/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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== Installing Robocode ==
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{{Youtube|GyVH8_C1QbQ|Windows Installation}}
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{{Youtube|y53rY5YoRWw|Linux Installation}}
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If Java has been correctly installed and configured, you should be able to run the installer by double-clicking it.
  
Alternatively, you could open a command prompt or shell change the directory, which you downloaded the Robocode setup file into by using the "CD" command, and type:
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If the installer doesn't display, continue on the next section.
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java -jar robocode-setup-1.5.0.jar
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</pre>
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Of course the "1.5.0" might be replaced with the Robocode version you are going to install.
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== Installing Robocode from the command line ==
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#Open a shell.
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#* On Windows, search for "Command Prompt" in the Start Menu, and run it.
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#* On macOS, search for "Terminal" in Spotlight, and run it.
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#* On Linux, search "Terminal", "Konsole", or "xTerm" in your application launcher, and run it.
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#Drag <code>robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar</code> to your Desktop.
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#On Windows, type and enter:
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#:<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">cd "%UserProfile\Desktop"</syntaxhighlight>
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#:On macOS or Linux, type and enter:
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#:<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">cd "~/Desktop"</syntaxhighlight>
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#:If nothing is outputted, the command has succeeded. (This is typically the case for console applications.)
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#Type and enter (replacing <code>robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar</code> with the filename of the Robocode installer):
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#:<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">java -jar robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar</syntaxhighlight>
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#The installer should run. If instead the previous command errors with '''java' is not recognized as an internal...'', you have not set <code>%PATH%</code> correctly. Follow [http://robowiki.net/wiki/Robocode/System_Requirements#Setting_environmental_variables_on_Windows these instructions].
  
== How to get notified about new releases ==
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== See also ==
If you want to know exactly when a new release is available, you can subscribe to the RSS feed for Robocode file releases at [http://sourceforge.net/export/rss2_projfiles.php?group_id=37202 this page]. The RSS feed will provide you with a link to both the release notes and where to download Robocode.
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== See also ==
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{{RobocodeDocsList}}
* [[Robocode/System_Requirements]]
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[[Category:Robocode Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Robocode Documentation]]

Latest revision as of 00:16, 16 August 2017

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

Contents

[edit] Downloading Robocode

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-a.b.c.d-setup.jar, where a.b.c.d indicates the version number.

Note to Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc. users: A slightly out of date version of Robocode is available in the "universe" section of the apt repositories. Do not install that version. It is extremely outdated and isn't supported by the Robocode community.

[edit] Installing prerequisites

Make sure that you have followed these instructions, and that Java is installed correctly.

[edit] Installing Robocode

Youtube
Youtube has a video of Windows Installation in action: click here to watch
Youtube
Youtube has a video of Linux Installation in action: click here to watch

If Java has been correctly installed and configured, you should be able to run the installer by double-clicking it.

If the installer doesn't display, continue on the next section.

[edit] Installing Robocode from the command line

  1. Open a shell.
    • On Windows, search for "Command Prompt" in the Start Menu, and run it.
    • On macOS, search for "Terminal" in Spotlight, and run it.
    • On Linux, search "Terminal", "Konsole", or "xTerm" in your application launcher, and run it.
  2. Drag robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar to your Desktop.
  3. On Windows, type and enter:
    cd "%UserProfile\Desktop"
    On macOS or Linux, type and enter:
    cd "~/Desktop"
    If nothing is outputted, the command has succeeded. (This is typically the case for console applications.)
  4. Type and enter (replacing robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar with the filename of the Robocode installer):
    java -jar robocode-a.b.c.d-setup.jar
  5. The installer should run. If instead the previous command errors with 'java' is not recognized as an internal..., you have not set %PATH% correctly. Follow these instructions.

[edit] See also

[edit] Robocode API

[edit] Beginner Guides

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