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System Requirements

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Hardware Recommendations

  • Desktop or laptop computer.    however many netbook models are designed to work well with 2D graphics but are not up to snuff when trying to deliver 3D graphics animation. We suggest trying Alice on the netbook that will be used with Alice before purchase.
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more is recommended, but not required)
  • VGA graphics card capable of high (32 bit) color and at least 1024x768 resolution (3D video card gives faster performance, but is not required)
  • Sound card 
  • Two- or three-button mouse. The touchpad on a laptop may be used. Please note, however, that arranging 3D objects in a virtual world is easier with a mouse than with a touchpad.



  • Windows (XP, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit )


NOTE: The Intel Integrated chipset that is found on many notebook, netbook, and other machines has trouble trying to run Alice. Some higher-end Vista machines have also had difficulties. Decreasing hardware acceleration  or decreasing color resolution (from 32 bit to 16 bit) has sometimes been helpful. See also the note below on updating video drivers.



  • Note: Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) has presented problems for Alice 2.4 and earlier. If you are using this OS or newer you will need to use Alice 2.5 or newer. 
  • Alice 2.3 and later versions 
    • Mac OS X 10.6 and later
    • Intel processor 
  • Alice 2.2 and earlier versions 
    • Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier
    • Power PC or Intel Processor  




Video Requirements

A frequent cause of problems encountered when attempting to run Alice are out-of-date video drivers. This is recognizable when a red-screen occurs in the scene view or the run-time window when the Run button is clicked. See the following link for instructions on updating the video drivers of your machine.


Updating Video Drivers




Go to Alice.org home page


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