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Last updated 03/1/2012 (Release Notes)

Download Alice 2.2 for Windows (351MB)

Download Alice 2.2 for Mac (364MB)

Alternate downloads:

Alice 2.2 for Windows with Learning to Program with Alice textbook worlds (387MB)

Alice 2.2 for Mac with Learning to Program with Alice textbook worlds (410MB)

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System requirements

* Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2000
* Intel Pentium II or equivalent processor
* A VGA graphics card capable of high (16 bit) color and 1024x768 resolution (3D video card recommended)
* 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
* A sound card

* Mac OS X 10.4+
* PowerPC or Intel processor
* A VGA graphics card capable of high (16 bit) color and 1024x768 resolution (3D video card recommended)
* 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
* A sound card

Download and Installation Instructions

Alice does not require "installation" in the same way that many other software applications do. All we really need is a place on the machine's hard drive to copy files. As a result, the installation of Alice should succeed on machines where others would fail.

PC-only instructions:

Download and extract the files within, as you would any other compressed (.zip) file. It will create an Alice folder within which you can run the Alice application (Alice.exe).

Mac-only instructions:

Download the appropriate version of Alice based on your computer configuration -- 10.4+ for operating systems running Tiger, Leopard or Lion, and 10.3 for operating systems running Panther.

If you are unsure which operating system you are running, you can check by clicking on the Apple icon located in upper-left corner of the screen and clicking "About This Mac." Your operating system version will be listed here.

After downloading Alice, double-click the disk image (.dmg) to mount the Alice volume. Open the Alice volume (it should open automatically) and drag the Alice app to your desktop. If the file gets copied successfully, you can drag the Alice volume to the trash.


We have written a short document with some helpful info to get you started with Alice 2.2 and exporting video:

Guide to Alice 2.2 and creating video

Using Alice on a networked machine:

Alice 2.0 compatibility with networked machines has been hit-or-miss. This was due to the Alice preferences file location being hard-coded as:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\.alice

In cases where the user's home directory was not on the C drive or in a different path, Alice would throw up a gallery viewer error and possibly prevent the user from accessing Alice.

We have modified Alice 2.2 to allow the user to enter in the path to a writable directory on any drive, networked or local. This can be done by opening up the following file in a text editor:

Alice 2.2\Required\etc\version.txt

It should look like this:

2.2 9/1/2008

Add a new line at the bottom and enter in the *full* path to where you would like the preferences stored. This will need to be a writable directory. Do not use quotes. For example, if I wanted to change the location to my desktop on drive E, I would do the following:

2.2 9/1/2008
E:\Documents and Settings\jtimberlake\Desktop\.alice2

Save the file and close it. If Alice is running, make sure to shut it down and restart. To confirm it is working, navigate to the directory you typed above and you should see a .alice2 directory. If you do not see one, make sure hidden directories are viewable.

If you discover new bugs that are in 2.2, please let us know! Make sure to be as detailed as possible, and indicate the OS you are using, as well as whether this bug is new to 2.2 or in both 2.2 and 2.0. We will be working on getting this release as stable as we can, but we need your feedback! Feature-wise, we don't have plans to introduce any additional functionality prior to 3.0, but we will do our best to fix major bugs. Thank you in advance for your help and patience!