Setting Up WizBot on Windows With the Updater

Table of Contents
Prerequisites
Setup
Starting the Bot
Updating WizBot
Manually Installing the Prerequisites from the Updater

Note: If you want to make changes to WizBot's source code, please follow the From Source guide instead.

If you have Windows 7 or a 32-bit system, please refer to the From Source or Docker guides.

Prerequisites

Optional - Notepad++ (makes it easier to edit your credentials) - Visual C++ 2010 (x86) and Visual C++ 2017 (x64) (both are required if you want WizBot to play music - restart Windows after installation)

Setup

  • Download and run the WizBot Updater. Currently not avaliable.
  • Click on Install Redis to install Redis.
  • Select this option during the Redis installation:
  • Redis Path
  • Click on Install ffmpeg and Install youtube-dl if you want music features.
  • Click on Update and go through the installation wizard to install WizBot.
  • When installation is finished, make sure the Open credentials.json option is checked.

If you happen to close the wizard with that option unchecked, you can easily find the credentials file in C:\Program Files\WizBot\system.

Starting the bot

  • Either click on Launch Bot button in the updater or run the bot via its desktop shortcut.

Updating WizBot

  • Make sure WizBot is closed and not running
    (Run .die in a connected server to ensure it's not running).
  • Open WizBot Updater
  • If updates are available, you will be able to click on the Update button
  • Launch the bot
  • You've updated and are running again, easy as that!

If the updater fails to install the prerequisites for any reason

You can still install them manually:

  • Redis Installer - Download and run the .msi file
  • ffmpeg - Download the Release build and move the file to C:\ffmpeg, extract its contents and rename the folder to nightly.
    • If that still fails, move the ffmpeg.exe file to C:\Program Files\WizBot\system.
  • youtube-dl - Click on Windows.exe (on the top left corner) and download the file. Then move it to C:\Program Files\WizBot\system.