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Virtual DICE is distributed in an image file, which you download. Before downloading it, please decide which of the ⇒ Editions of Virtual DICE you want, and note the name of its image file. In this page we assume that you want the teaching edition - its image file is called teaching.ova. If you want one of the other editions, download its image file instead.
The image files are large - several gigabytes - so they can take a while to download.

Download over the Web:

You should download from ⇒ https://vdice.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching.ova.
If you are shown the weblogin.inf.ed.ac.uk page, do this:

  1. Look for the box labelled ID & Password. You may have to click to open it.
  2. Enter your Informatics "DICE" username and password there.
  3. Click the Login button.
  4. Your download should start.

Download with SSH:

If your computer has ssh then you can download the image by typing this command in a terminal window - but do replace diceuser with your own DICE username!

sftp diceuser@ssh.inf.ed.ac.uk:/afs/inf.ed.ac.uk/group/mp-unit/virtual_dice/images/teaching.ova teaching.ova

Download from AFS:

If you have AFS on your computer, copy the Virtual DICE image file from:

/afs/inf.ed.ac.uk/group/mp-unit/virtual_dice/images/teaching.ova

The ⇒ AFS and filesystems pages explain how to install AFS on your computer.

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If your download worked, here's how to ⇒ Install Virtual DICE.

If you have trouble downloading, you can ask for ⇒ Virtual DICE on a USB key.

Last reviewed: 
18/11/2020

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