NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Discussion specific to NXT-G, NXC, NBC, RobotC, Lejos, and more.

NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby linusa » 17 Oct 2011, 01:36

Don't know if this is new, but you can now officially download NXT-G 2.0 (i.e. the software that comes with the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 set 8547) for free: http://service.lego.com/en-us/HelpTopic ... ionID=2655 . Direct download link to the .ISO file is here: http://en-us.kb.lego.com/ics/support/DL ... eptID=5622 (642 MB)

Edit: If this is old news, feel free to move/close/delete this topic
RWTH - Mindstorms NXT Toolbox for MATLAB
state of the art in nxt remote control programming
MotorControl now also in Python, .net, and Mathematica
User avatar
Posts: 228
Joined: 16 Oct 2010, 11:44
Location: Aachen, Germany

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby mattallen37 » 17 Oct 2011, 01:40

linusa wrote:Edit: If this is old news, feel free to move/close/delete this topic

It's been a couple months I think, but it's still worth pinning IMO (Xander).

I'm all for gun control... that's why I use both hands when shooting ;)
User avatar
Posts: 1818
Joined: 02 Oct 2010, 02:19
Location: Michigan USA

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby nxtboyiii » 17 Oct 2011, 23:17

??? Are you sure it's legal? Isn't it illegal? Lego posted it only if you already own the software and need a replacement. It states that the question someone asked was "How can I obtain a replacement for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 software for set 8547?" So, it must be illegal, or is it?
Thanks, and have a nice day,
nxtboy III

User avatar
Posts: 366
Joined: 02 Oct 2010, 07:08
Location: Everywhere

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby spillerrec » 18 Oct 2011, 05:06

The download must be legal. However you got a point, you might not be allowed to install and/or use the software without a proper license. Depends on what it says in the license terms, does anyone know?
My blog: http://spillerrec.dk/category/lego/
RICcreator, an alternative to nxtRICeditV2: http://riccreator.sourceforge.net/
User avatar
Posts: 358
Joined: 01 Oct 2010, 06:37
Location: Denmark

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby mightor » 18 Oct 2011, 07:03

It doesn't say on the page that is a restricted download. If you're worried, I would suggest calling your lawyers and asking him to go through the EULA. Otherwise just download and install it and hope the NSA doesn't bust through the door.

I wouldn't worry about it too much.

- Xander
| My Blog: I'd Rather Be Building Robots (http://botbench.com)
| RobotC 3rd Party Driver Suite: (http://rdpartyrobotcdr.sourceforge.net)
| Some people, when confronted with a problem, think, "I know, I'll use threads,"
| and then two they hav erpoblesms. (@nedbat)
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 1079
Joined: 25 Sep 2010, 15:02
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby muntoo » 20 Oct 2011, 03:08

mightor wrote:hope the NSA doesn't bust through the door.

Do they still do that?
Alt text: "Mrs. Roberts would have gotten up sooner, of course, but she was busy piping find ~ and find ~nomad into xargs shred, just in case."

Alt text: "This digital music thing will probably reach its endgame sometime in the next decade or so. These are very exciting times."

Don't forget to read comics #1 to #3!

Commit to LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Stack Exchange:

Commit to LEGO Stack Exchange: bit.ly/Area51LEGOcommit
User avatar
Posts: 834
Joined: 01 Oct 2010, 02:54
Location: Your Worst Nightmare

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby nxt-ai » 19 Feb 2012, 00:39

Last edited by nxt-ai on 27 Apr 2014, 02:33, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Posts: 36
Joined: 10 Jan 2011, 05:02

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby legostormrobot » 16 Jul 2012, 01:49

Check this out: http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/product ... e_2_1/2240

I wonder why they don't make you provide verification? I mean, anyone could download that file and they don't specifically say that it's copywrite infringement if you download it and don't have a previous version installed or are simply replacing it because you lost your backup disk. If they are providing a free download, I guess it's open to the public. :?

Noah Allen

Age: 15

"I repeat: I come in peace, I mean you no harm, you all will die. Gallaxar out."
Noah Allen

Age: 15

"The computer was invented to solve problems that didn't exist before."
Posts: 19
Joined: 12 Jul 2012, 17:48

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby HaWe » 16 Jul 2012, 11:03

i would say -
it's a POOP
(a problem of other people)

User avatar
Posts: 2500
Joined: 04 Nov 2014, 19:00

Re: NXT-G 2.0 legal download

Postby hassenplug » 16 Jul 2012, 19:29

legostormrobot wrote:I wonder why they don't make you provide verification?

The only reason they make the software, is so you can use the hardware. If you don't buy the MINDSTORMS hardware, the software is not much use.

---> Link to lots of MINDSTORMS stuff under my picture --->
User avatar
Posts: 346
Joined: 27 Sep 2010, 03:05


Return to Mindstorms Software

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests