The textbook is available in the bookstore and the book may also be purchased from the publisher and
other online sources. The custom book contains chapters from Starting Out with Alice: A Visual
Approach (by Tony Gaddis). You will need to have access to either the custom book or the separate
Alice Text. I have one copy for checkout from the CS office (Old Main 414).
The CS labs all have Alice on the computer (Main 229, 406, 407 and SER 005). You are welcome to
use Alice there.
ALICE Programming software can be downloaded at http://www.alice.org (download version 2.0).
From home it took me an hour and a half to download. If you don't have fast internet service, start
early or download it while at school.
The software does not have an installation file to run. You will simply copy the files to your hard disk
and then create a shortcut to make it easier to start. From the unzipped file folder copy the ALICE
folder and all of its contents to a location on your hard-drive (C:\Program Files is a good location).
After copying the files, open the ALICE folder and right-click on the Alice.exe file. Choose "send to"
option from the menu and then "Desktop (create shortcut)". This will a shortcut on the desktop and is
a convenient way to start the program. If you are working in the computer lab, you will find this
shortcut already on the desktop.
The file named Alice.exe is for use with computers having high-quality hardware graphics capability,
whereas the file named SlowAndSteadyAlice.exe is for use with computers that don't have that