Install FireVoxel

System Requirements

FireVoxel runs on 64-bit versions of Windows (Windows 7 and newer). Windows XP and 32-bit Windows are not supported.

FireVoxel requires two Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable packages that can be accessed via Microsoft Visual C++ support page and installed anywhere on your computer:

  1. Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019

  2. Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013

Both of these packages are necessary. To check whether they are already installed on your computer, go to Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features and look for these packages on the list of currently installed programs.

Download, Install, and Activate FireVoxel

  1. Download Firevoxel *.zip from FireVoxel website. By downloading and installing this software, you agree to the terms of FireVoxel license. Please read the License Agreement carefully.

  2. Extract all files from *.zip into a folder named FireVoxel. Do not install FireVoxel within Program Files, because the Program Files protection may prevent FireVoxel from correctly addressing its subfolders.

  3. If you already have a previously installed, working version of FireVoxel, extract the *.zip to the existing FireVoxel folder and overwrite the old files. Done!

  4. Run FireVoxel.exe. If you get an error message about a missing .dll or redistributable, download and install the two Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable packages listed in System Requirements.

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable is missing.
  5. Run FireVoxel.exe again. You will get an error message about missing FireVoxel.key:

    FireVoxel key file not found. Specify exact location?

    Click No. You will see another message showing your 12- to 15-digit Computer ID, also saved to the clipboard and ready to be pasted.

    FireVoxel license not found.
  6. Email your Computer ID number to hr18@nyu.edu. Use Ctrl - V to paste your Computer ID into the message. Don’t send screenshot graphics. In the email, please also include your name, your place of work or study, and a brief description of your project for which you intend to use FireVoxel.

  7. You will receive a reply email with a small file FireVoxel.key as an attachment. Save this attachment in your FireVoxel folder. You are now ready to use FireVoxel.

  8. Please download and use new versions as they become available. When you install a new version, either overwrite the files in the existing FireVoxel folder, or extract the new version into a new folder, copy or move FireVoxel.key into this folder, and then delete the old folder.