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3duser 02-04-2006 10:04 PM

History of Alice
Could you please explain the history of Alice. Alice 99, and the latest build of Alice, version 2.0b, are available on the site, but other versions are not. Could you please explain the history of the versions between these releases. In what release did scripting get disabled, and can it be enabled in the latest release of Alice 2.0b. Why are the intermediate releases of Alice not available?


gabe 02-06-2006 12:03 PM

There were no versions of Alice between Alice99 and Alice 2.0. There were many beta releases of 2.0, but these mostly accounted for bug fixes, not really major changes.

Scripting was dropped in 2.0. It can be enabled again, but you will have to go through the source code and modify it yourself.

Alice is open source and the source code can be downloaded by scrolling to the bottom of the Alice download page:


We do not provide support for source code modification, as we are a very small group and have our hands tied in upcoming projects.

FYI, Alice 2.0 is no longer in beta, so we have dropped the 'b' from the title.

Good luck!

Elisabetetn 02-29-2008 01:20 PM

Download of old version source code - Alice99
- More about history of Alice99 -

I interesting in study the python code of Alice.
Where can I get a version of Alice99 source code?

Site [url][/url] returns message:
You don't have permission to access /downloads/authoringtool/ on this server.

Thanks in advantage.

gabe 02-29-2008 02:04 PM

The Alice99 website is archived here:


If you can't find the source code there, I will need to look for it.

Elisabetetn 02-29-2008 04:52 PM

I'd only found the executable file
I'd searched Alice99 before and I've only found the executable file.

Thanks for your help.

DrJim 03-01-2008 08:44 AM

Thanks for posting the link - I'd lost track of where the old version was. The current link there to Takeo Igarashi's website is also worth looking at.

Anyone actually trying to run some of this code should use the oldest machine and OS that they have - it is research code and isn't maintained or updated. Almost none of it will still run "as is" on my newest machines.

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