How to get started with Robot Virtual Worlds

This tutorial shows you how to install RVW and run your first Level Pack.


IMPORTANT: If you have ROBOTC installed already, please follow these instructions instead!

Step 1: Check System Requirements

Before downloading or installing Robot Virtual Worlds, make sure that you meet the following system requirements:


  • PC Compatible OS: Windows XP, VISTA, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor family or better, AMD Athlon X2 processor family or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better, ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 or better
  • DirectX: DirectX® 9.0c and DirectX® 10
  • Hard Drive: 200 MB free hard drive space
  • Sound: Standard audio device


Have a mac? RVW can be installed onto your mac only if you run a Windows emulator like Parallels, VMWare, or Bootcamp.

Step 2: Download and install Robot Virtual Worlds

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Step 3: Open ROBOTC Robot Virtual Worlds and set Compiler Target

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Step 4: Go to Window > Select Virtual World to Use and choose a World

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Step 5: Open up a Sample Program to get Started

Tip: Start with a program in the "Basic Movement" folder

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Step 6: Compile and Download program to open up World

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Step 7: Go through the world!

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