Installing Worldengine on Windows

Håvard Tveiterås Meistad edited this page May 12, 2017 · 8 revisions

_Original Instructions can still be found at reddit, updated process can be found below. -Ryan

"Thanks to Ryan to providing these instructions, which I copied from reddit"

  1. Install Python 2.7 with the installer from this link: https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-279/ If you are using a 64bit windows installation, select the Windows x86-64 MSI installer near the bottom of the page. If you are running a 32bit version of windows or are unsure what version you are running, select the Windows x86 MSI installer.

  2. With Python installed, right click the following link: https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py and select the “save link as” option to download the file.

  3. Now to test your Python installation: Open Windows Explorer to the location of your downloaded “get-pip.py” file and type into the address bar: "cmd" This will open a new command prompt at that location. With the prompt open, type: "python get-pip.py" If Windows gives you an error stating that python is not a recognized command, you need to add it to your path, as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6318156/adding-python-path-on-windows-7

  4. PIP should be installed, and now we can install the required modules to run Worldengine. Thanks to the python .whl format, windows users can install modules without having to set up and run a compiler! For the following files, please download the x64 or x32 versions depending on which python version you installed earlier.

From http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/ you will need the following files: numpy‑1.9.2+mkl‑cp27-none… noise‑1.2.2‑cp27‑none…

From https://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyPlatec/1.3.1.post1 PyPlatec-1.3.1.post1-cp27-none…

  1. In an open command prompt, please type “pip install wheel” and run it. When installation is complete, open a command prompt to wherever you downloaded the .whl files, and type [depending on if you’re 32bit or 64bit]:

32bit:

pip install PyPlatec-1.3.1.post1-cp27-none-win32.whl

pip install numpy‑1.9.2+mkl‑cp27-none-win32.whl

pip install noise‑1.2.2‑cp27‑none-win32.whl

OR

64bit:

pip install PyPlatec-1.3.1.post1-cp27-none-win_amd64.whl

pip install numpy‑1.9.2+mkl‑cp27-none- win_amd64.whl

pip install noise‑1.2.2‑cp27‑none-win_amd64.whl

  1. Download the latest release from Worldengine's GitHub page and extract the zip to a location of your choosing.

  2. Close your existing command prompts and open one last one in the location of the extracted zip file. Type “python setup.py” into the command prompt, and wait for the process to finish.

  3. With any luck, everything installed correctly and Worldengine is ready to go. To test this, type the following into the command prompt: "Worldengine”

  4. Wait patiently. If the program started and successfully completed, congratulations! Enjoy Worldengine on Windows and please share any input you have with us at https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/worldengine