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Manually installing OpenKinect/freenect on Win7?

asked 2013-07-19 20:33:32 -0500

wdavidlewis gravatar image

I'm installing SimpleCV on Win7 using the All in One superpack. Quite a bit didn't install, so I opened up the install.bat and installed the missing items by hand. However, when I get to the OpenKinect part at the end, it has:

mkdir C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\freenect
echo "Copying freenect setup files"
xcopy %1\OpenKinect\precompiled\*.py C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\freenect /y
xcopy %1\OpenKinect\precompiled\*.dll C:\Python27\DLLs /y
xcopy %1\OpenKinect\precompiled\*.pyd C:\Python27\DLLs /y

I don't know what the arguments to install.bat were so I don't know what %1 is and can't find the OpenKinect files. I've looked everywhere I can think of on my drive with no luck and I don't see an easy_install or pip command to download them.

Where can I find these files or what command will download them so I can move them into my site-packages/DLLs directory?

Other than OpenKinect, I seem to have a working SimpleCV install.


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answered 2013-07-24 10:39:23 -0500

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I know you have to install openkinect separately (, as it is not included in the windows superpack.
If you are able to install openkinect, I would appreciate it if you could place a how to on here! I have spent a few long days trying to get it to install on my windows 7 system.

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