LEGO MINDSTORMS Mac Software Available Online
Some Mac users may have problems installing the LEGO MINDSTORMS software for their NXT 2.0 robot from the CD included in thee package, so we have the software available for download.
MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 DOWNLOAD (642MB)
The link above will allow you to download a copy of the software for your set. You can either use your computer’s burning software to make a copy of the .ISO – the software should automatically recognize and prompt to burn it to a CD – or follow the steps below this link to proceed.
If you are on a Windows based machine:
1. Download winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21 software here: http://en-us.kb.lego.com/ics/support/DLRedirect.asp?fileNum=84988&deptID=5622
2. Run the VCdControlTool.exe program.
3. Select the downloaded .ISO image that you want to mount, and then click Open.
4. In Select Mount Options, click Ok.
5. The Autorun window should pop up and you can install normally by following the on screen instructions.
If the Autorun does not appear, open the virtual CD drive in My Computer and double click the “setup.exe”
If you are on an Apple Macintosh based machine:
1. Double click the downloaded file.
2. Right/Alternate click the .ISO file select ‘open with’
3. Browse to Disk Utility to mount disk image.
4. Run the Snow Leopard script file and the software will install automatically.
INSTALLING THE LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT SOFTWARE
Before you install LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software, please uninstall any previous version installed.
Administrator privileges are required when installing the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software.
To install the Software run "Autorun.exe" on the CD-ROM and follow the on-screen instructions.
When installed you may need to restart your system. When the system has been restarted, double click the MINDSTORMS NXT Software icon on your desktop. This will start the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software.
If you’re running on Leopard or Snow Leopard, please download the appropriate patch from:
To install the Software double-click "Install" on the CD-ROM and follow the on-screen instructions.
When installed select Applications->LEGO Mindstorms NXT and click Mindstorms NXT. This will start the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software.
The first time you start the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software may take a couple of minutes. The start-up time will decrease the next time you launch the application.