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NI FRC Game Tools

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20.0.0 | Updated: 11 Jan 2021



Downloads of v 20.0.0:



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NI FRC Game Tools 20.0.0

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To install NI FRC Game Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade NI FRC Game Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall NI FRC Game Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade ni-frcgametools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade ni-frcgametools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure ni-frcgametools installed
    name: ni-frcgametools
    state: present
    version: 20.0.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ni-frcgametools' do
  action    :install
  version  '20.0.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: ni-frcgametools,
    Version: 20.0.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ni-frcgametools
   Name     = 'ni-frcgametools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '20.0.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ni-frcgametools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '20.0.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install ni-frcgametools version="20.0.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 16 Feb 2021.


The National Instruments FRC Game Tools is required for programming and controlling robots in the FIRST FRC Robotics competition.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
# Note: Install programming environments such as NI LabVIEW or Microsoft Visual Studio before installing this product.

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url = ""

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'NISoftware*'
  fileType       = 'EXE' 
  Url            = $url
  file           = 'Install.exe'
  checksum       = 'a75e1fb30c441790a5f63cef0df5de16a07d45291313b011371bec7e95f777ab'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '--passive --accept-eulas --prevent-reboot --prevent-activation'
  validExitCodes = @(0, -125071, -126300)

Install-ChocolateyIsoPackage @packageArgs #
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

# The directory for the ni unistaller exe is stored in a reg key
$uninstallerLocation = Join-Path (Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\National Instruments\Common\Installer\MIF\MetaUninstaller' -Name 'Path') "uninst.exe"
$systemDriveLetter = (Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem).getPropertyValue("SystemDrive")
$niProgramDataLocation = Join-Path $systemDriveLetter "\ProgramData\National Instruments"

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileType       = "exe"
  SilentArgs     = "/qb /x all"
  File           = $uninstallerLocation
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010)

Write-Host "`nUninstalling NI FRC Game Tools"
Write-Host "`n`tRunning the NI uninstaller..."
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage  @packageArgs

Write-Host "`n`tRemoving the NI ProgramData folder..." #The uninstaller does not remove this
if (Test-Path -Path $niProgramDataLocation) {
  Remove-Item $niProgramDataLocation -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force -Recurse
  if (!(Test-Path -Path $niProgramDataLocation)) {
    Write-Host "`n`t`tRemoved the NI ProgramData folder at `"$niProgramDataLocation`"" -ForegroundColor Green
  } else {
    Write-Host "`n`t`tAn error occured while trying to delete the NI ProgramData folder at `"$niProgramDataLocation`"" -ForegroundColor Red
} else {
  Write-Host "It appears that the NI ProgramData folder expected at `"$niProgramDataLocation`" does not exists. This could either mean NI was never installed or the uninstaller removed it like it should, but doesn't." -ForegroundColor Yellow

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NI FRC Game Tools 19.0.0 41 Sunday, January 3, 2021 Approved
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