Kodu – Inspire your kids to code – How to install

 

Kodu – Inspire your kids to code – How to install

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I am writing this blog in preparation for an upcoming appearance on KMAX-TV, where I will demonstrate to 10’s of thousands of viewers in the Sacramento area how to get kids interested in developing software using Kodu.

Finding the software

I found it unusually cumbersome to be able actually locate the download. So I’m illustrating the painstaking steps I took to actually download and install what you need to use Kodu.

Purpose of Screen: To find the install files for Kodu
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How To Get This Screen:
: Fire up bing and type

Keep following along.

Purpose of Screen: To find the install files for Kodu
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How To Get This Screen:
: Search for "kodu game lab"

Keep following along.

    Purpose of Screen: To install Kodu
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    How To Get This Screen:
    : From Microsoft Research

    Keep following along.

    Purpose of Screen: The second to last download button
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    How To Get This Screen:
    : Follow the trail from Bing to here

    Start Some Regular Text Here

    Keep following along.

      Purpose of Screen: The final and last download page - it wasn't easy
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : To download and install

      Start Some Regular Text Here

      Installation Time

      You will need to right mouse click here.

      Purpose of Screen: To install Kodu
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : You downloaded Kodu to a folder. Now right mouse click and choose Install

      You may have some prerequisites first

      Note that before you can install Kodu, you will need:

      • .NET Framework 3.5
      • XNA Framework 3.1

      In my case, I needed the XNA Framework 3.1. Choose “Click here to download”

      Purpose of Screen: To illustrate that there may be pre-requisites
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : I still need the XNA Framework 3.1

      Downloading the XNA Framework 3.1

      Purpose of Screen: To fullfil my prerequisites
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : Download and install

      Start Some Regular Text Here

      Purpose of Screen: To install the pre-requisite
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : This is the Microsoft Gaming Framework

       

      Now install the prerequisites

      We are getting closer to completing the installation.

      Purpose of Screen: To illustrate installing XNA
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : Follow the wizard

       

      Purpose of Screen: Done with the pre-requisites
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : Click "Finish"

       

      Purpose of Screen: Click "Refresh" to make sure we have correctly completed the pre-requisite installation
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : We've been following the installation wizards

       

      Purpose of Screen: To illustrate a correct installation
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : We followed the installation wizards.

       

      Purpose of Screen: To show we are truly ready to install Kodu.
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : We have finished with the pre-requisites.

       

      Purpose of Screen: Your typical license agreement
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : Click "Install"

       

      Purpose of Screen: To illustrate success !
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      How To Get This Screen:
      : You are done following all the wizards.

       

      You are done !

      Congratulations. In my next post I will actually code up a game or two. Thanks for following me on this road to bettering your child’s mind.

      • Is there any resources for offline view/player ?

        Thanks,

        Duane Aritonang

      • what is the needed windows installer for kodu??

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