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Default downloading Alice - 04-25-2012, 08:05 PM

I'm new to Alice and wondering which version to download?
   
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Default 04-25-2012, 08:38 PM

The best would be the most recent version of Alice 2.2, but some teachers require other versions because different textbooks teach for different versions. If you're taking a class, you should probably check with your teacher, but otherwise the latest 2.2 is probably your best bet, though checking out the beta version of 3 might not be a bad idea.


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Default 04-25-2012, 09:00 PM

What is the difference between Alice 2.2 and Alice 3 beta?
   
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Default 04-26-2012, 06:50 AM

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What is the difference between Alice 2.2 and Alice 3 beta?
To be honest, I've never used Alice 3. However, from what I do know, it's got some nice new features, but it's still very buggy. Also, Alice 3 worlds are not compatible with Alice 2.2 worlds, so you won't be able to switch over when Alice 3 comes out in full. However, that might not be for some time now, and for now most people on the forums and in schools use 2.2.


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Red face folders for Alice 2.2 - 05-21-2012, 01:27 PM

When I downloaded Alice 2.2, I received Alice 2.2 and Alice 2.2b folders. They appear to be exactly the same. Is there a difference? If not, why do we have both? Thanks!
   
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Default worlds disappear - 05-21-2012, 01:30 PM

Sometimes while I working on a lab, the World (not the objects) will completely disappear and the only way I can get it back is to back up with ctrl-Z. Any suggestions for this?

Also, what is the difference between a .a2c file and the world files, .a2w. On the disc with the main textbook, there are .a2c file types, but I cannot open them in Alice.

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Default 05-21-2012, 02:06 PM

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Sometimes while I working on a lab, the World (not the objects) will completely disappear and the only way I can get it back is to back up with ctrl-Z. Any suggestions for this?
Alice is glitchy sometimes, sorry. I don't really think that there's a solution

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Also, what is the difference between a .a2c file and the world files, .a2w. On the disc with the main textbook, there are .a2c file types, but I cannot open them in Alice.

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a2w files are the world files, the ones you open with Alice.

a2c files are object files, which you import into a preexisting world by going to file>import object


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