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Install Virtual DICE

Before you can install it


  1. Decide which ⇒ edition you want.
  2. Check that your computer meets the ⇒ requirements.
  3. Get a copy of Virtual DICE by ⇒ downloading it.

How to install it

Once you have your .ova file, either click it to open it, or start VirtualBox then import the file using the Import Appliance menu option. Once imported, a new virtual machine will appear in VirtualBox.

The .ova image file needs to be imported only once. After that, you can start Virtual DICE from within VirtualBox.

Warning: If your computer is elderly, or if it doesn't have much memory, then this stage might take a long time (45 minutes has been reported).

The terms of use

At some point you will be asked to click to agree to the terms, which are:

The Edinburgh University Computing Acceptable Use Policy applies: 
Authorised use only; do not redistribute.

Optional: give it more memory

Virtual DICE uses 4GB of memory by default. If your computer has more spare memory than that, you can give Virtual DICE more memory by doing this:

  1. Start VirtualBox but don't start the Virtual DICE VM.
  2. In VirtualBox, highlight the Virtual DICE VM.
  3. Click Settings then System.
  4. Change the Base Memory value from 4096MB to (for instance) 8192MB, then click OK.

Next page

Logging in to Virtual DICE.

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