OpenDA installation for Windows users
Note about 64-bit systems
Windows XP is a 32-bit operating system, but some versions of Windows Server, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are 64-bit operating
systems and can install the 64-bit version of Java. All native components of OpenDA are currently compiled for 32-bit versions of
Windows only. If you need these native components on a 64-bit system, you have two options:
- Install a 32-bit version of Java.
- Know how to compile the libraries yourself (.dll) and do so.
- Ensure that Java version 1.6 or higher is installed on your computer, for instance by typing java -version on the
command-line. In the unlikely case your Java version is too old, you can download the latest version from www.Java.com/download
- Download OpenDA from www.openda.org
- Extract the OpenDA distribution file to the desired location on your computer.
Note: OpenDA does not work when it is installed on a location with a space in the path (like "...My Documents").
- It is no longer needed to edit the startup bat scripts, as in previous versions of OpenDA.
- If you use the command line (cmd.exe) then it is probably convenient to add the directory bin within the OpenDA directory to the path (right-click om 'myComputer' and then 'advanced' then 'edit environment').