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Hey all! This is a quick tutorial to installing all 3 most-played versions of Robot Arena 2 - the original Stock game, the DSL 2.1 mod and the newer Ironforge mod. The process is identical for all 3 versions, so I have just made 1 guide and pointed out the only place it differs - downloading the file. The picture examples show DSL 2.1, and the guide will assume you are using Windows 7 or 8/8.1.

NB: To install any of these, your computer will need either WinRAR or 7zip installed. Both are free and completely virus-free. My example pictures will show screenshots of 7zip, but WinRAR is similar.


1) Download your chosen versions file:
Stock
DSL 2.2
Ironforge
My examples show DSL 2.1 but the process is exactly the same.


2) Ensure you have either 7zip or WinRAR installed and open the .rar file. I'm using 7zip in this example but it's similar.


3) Extract to whatever location you desire - if you're made a version crash or mess up, extract it to a different location to get a clean copy.


Game should now be ready to play using the Robot Arena 2.exe in the folder that was extracted.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2016, 06:58:49 PM by Craaig »

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 05:30:47 PM »
Thank you so much!

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 05:52:34 PM »
No problem :)

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 05:59:39 PM »
Thanks

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 06:54:20 PM »
Awesome! Thank you!!

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 07:01:23 PM »
And on an unrelated note: Anyone coming here new from Dan's video; There is a New Member section for you to introduce yourself and get your first post in. We don't usually punish people for bumping older threads, but it does get a bit distracting.

That said, Welcome to GTM.

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 07:04:31 PM »
Absolutely! And after you've introduced yourself, why not take some screenshots of your creations and show us them in the Showcase section of the forum? :D

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 12:45:16 AM »
I am having an Issue, I have downloaded and extracted the files as stated above however when I go to launch the .exe the game instantly crashes. I am running windows 7 64bit. is this a comparability Issue or am I missing a step?

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 01:12:10 AM »
Thanks for this man. I've been lookin' all over for this.

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 05:50:15 AM »
I PREDICTED THE FUTURE.


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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 05:51:46 AM »
I am having an Issue, I have downloaded and extracted the files as stated above however when I go to launch the .exe the game instantly crashes. I am running windows 7 64bit. is this a comparability Issue or am I missing a step?

It shouldn't be a compatibility issue to my knowledge - you can always try running it in compatibility mode if you want. If that doesn't work, extract it all to another location, maybe use your User file. Being 10 years old it's not the most stable game - well, most people say it wasn't even stable at release...

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 06:11:46 AM »
I am having an Issue, I have downloaded and extracted the files as stated above however when I go to launch the .exe the game instantly crashes. I am running windows 7 64bit. is this a comparability Issue or am I missing a step?

I know this might sound trivial but did you enable the "run as administrator" checkbox on the .exe properties? Without it, it will attempt to run but fail.

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 09:51:03 AM »

I know this might sound trivial but did you enable the "run as administrator" checkbox on the .exe properties? Without it, it will attempt to run but fail.

It shouldn't be a compatibility issue to my knowledge - you can always try running it in compatibility mode if you want. If that doesn't work, extract it all to another location, maybe use your User file. Being 10 years old it's not the most stable game - well, most people say it wasn't even stable at release...

I have tried all of these things with no luck.  :(

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 10:58:03 AM »
Try copying your folder over to another PC of yours, so we can see if it's a problem with the PC you're using now or a problem with your install. Good luck fixing it!

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2014, 11:02:04 AM »
Try copying your folder over to another PC of yours, so we can see if it's a problem with the PC you're using now or a problem with your install. Good luck fixing it!

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 11:40:01 AM »
I know, but maybe he can use a friend's PC temporarily if they live close or whatever. You could even use a virtual machine I guess, or install Win 98 on a new partition for the authentic RA2 experience.

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 11:47:41 AM »
I know, but maybe he can use a friend's PC temporarily if they live close or whatever. You could even use a virtual machine I guess, or install Win 98 on a new partition for the authentic RA2 experience.

You're just digging yourself into an even deeper hole.

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 12:41:36 PM »
Hell yeah it worked!

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2014, 12:48:57 PM »

I know this might sound trivial but did you enable the "run as administrator" checkbox on the .exe properties? Without it, it will attempt to run but fail.

It shouldn't be a compatibility issue to my knowledge - you can always try running it in compatibility mode if you want. If that doesn't work, extract it all to another location, maybe use your User file. Being 10 years old it's not the most stable game - well, most people say it wasn't even stable at release...

I have tried all of these things with no luck.  :(

hmmm.... I'm still one of the few running a XP so I don't have experience on your OS. Sorry I can't help you any further.

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Re: ROBOT ARENA 2: DSL 2.1 DOWNLOAD HERE!
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2014, 02:04:17 PM »
I know, but maybe he can use a friend's PC temporarily if they live close or whatever. You could even use a virtual machine I guess, or install Win 98 on a new partition for the authentic RA2 experience.

You're just digging yourself into an even deeper hole.
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