Windows Setup

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These instructions are for Windows XP SP 2 unless otherwise noted.

If you have a Myro Installation CD, then simply run install.bat from it. See detailed instructions at Myro Windows Automatic Installation.

If you don't have a CD, then the easiest method of installing Myro and all of the additional libraries is to install them from the zip file.

  1. Download the latest Myro ZIP File.
  2. Save that to your harddrive.
  3. Double-click it to open the zip file, and drag the folder named "Myro Install Files" to your desktop. You must unzip this folder; you cannot do the next step from within the zip file!
  4. Double-click on the install.bat file inside the "Myro Install Files" folder.
  5. See Myro Windows Automatic Installation for more details.

Windows Vista Users: Installation compatible with your computer is now available! To install, follow steps 1-3 above. Then do the following:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the start menu, click the Programs folder icon.
  3. In the Programs menu, click the Accessories folder icon.
  4. Right-click on the Command Prompt icon (which will appear under Accessories).
  5. Then select "Run as Administrator". A window will open up. It is referred to as the Command Prompt.
  6. In the Command Prompt, type in "cd [Directory Address of the "Install" Folder]" (note the space after "cd"). What you type should look something like "cd c:\Users\Katie\Desktop\Myro Install Files" (without the quotes, and with your user name instead of "Katie"). If you don't know the Directory Address of the "Install" Folder, do the following:
    • If you put the Myro Install Files folder on the desktop, the Directory Address of the "Install" Folder will probably be "c:\Users\[Your user name]\Desktop\Myro Install Files".
    • If that doesn't work, you can find the Directory Address of the "Install" Folder in the following way. Open the Myro Install Files folder (located wherever you've saved it, probably on the desktop). Inside this folder is an icon labeled "Install". Right-click on Install icon, and then click Properties. In Properties, next to "Location" will be the directory address of the Myro Install Files folder. It'll look something like "c:\Users\Katie\Desktop\Myro Install Files".
  7. Then, in the Command Prompt, type "install.bat".
  8. Finally, follow all instructions to install the install.bat file.
  9. You're done!

You can also make your own CDROM by downloading the latest Myro ISO File and burning your own. This file is 20MB, and can be turned into a CDROM using various programs. On Windows, you could use ISO Recorder, or on Linux, simply right-click on the iso file and select "Create CDROM". Insert the disk into a computer running Windows and the autorun installer should begin. If it doesn't, simply select the file "install.bat". You will install a series of packages. Select the default for each, except that if you have other versions of Python installed, make sure you select Python 2.4 when given a choice amoung others.

You should be ready to insert your Bluetooth USB dongle into the computer and configure it. Details for this step are on the Myro Installation Manual page.

Manual Installation

Only do these steps if you don't want to do the full install above.

The following steps give links for installing each of the Myro components.

  1. You will need Python installed. We will use Python 2.4 from
  2. Download and run the latest Myro Installer (if you would rather have the source files zipped, use Myro Sources Zipped).
  3. Copy Start Python.pyw to your desktop, or wherever you would like.
  4. Copy these two files to your idlelib subdirectory
  5. Download and run Python for Windows extensions
  6. Download and run pyserial (pyserial-2.2.win32.exe)
  7. If you would like to use the Chat features, you'll need xmpppy
  8. If you would like to view camera and other images, you will need the Python Image Library and Numpy
  9. If you want to use the Text-To-Speech functions in Windows you'll need pyTTS (pyTTS-3.0.win32-py2.4.exe for Python 2.4)
  10. If you want additional voices for pyTTS, you'll need SAPI5VoiceInstaller.msi
  11. If you would like to have sound output on the host computer, you will need Snack Sound Extension. This is handy so the simulator can beep(). To install:
    1. Download Binary release for Windows
    2. unzip
    3. move to c:\Python2x\Lib\
    4. move snacklib\ to c:\Python2x\tcl\