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NI FRC Game Tools

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22.0.1 | Updated: 12 Feb 2022



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NI FRC Game Tools 22.0.1

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Requires Windows 10


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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade ni-frcgametools -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install ni-frcgametools
    name: ni-frcgametools
    version: '22.0.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'ni-frcgametools' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '22.0.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller ni-frcgametools
    Name     = "ni-frcgametools"
    Version  = "22.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'ni-frcgametools':
  ensure   => '22.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 14 Feb 2022.


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       = '62401e5ff6ec71c4c3e70f2a239ae312b1b471ee6da6c1a715218b4522161812'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '--passive --accept-eulas --prevent-reboot --prevent-activation'
  validExitCodes = @(0, -125071, -126300)

if (!(Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare 64) -or !($env:OS_NAME -eq "Windows 10" -or $env:OS_NAME -eq "Windows 11")) {
  throw "NI FRC Game Tools requires Windows 10 64-bit version or newer. Aborting installation."

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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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NI FRC Game Tools 22.0.0 90 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Approved
NI FRC Game Tools 20.0.1 34 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Approved
NI FRC Game Tools 20.0.0 190 Monday, January 11, 2021 Approved
NI FRC Game Tools 19.0.0 62 Sunday, January 3, 2021 Approved
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