Installation guide for Obi's internet based installer

This document covers the following:

System Requirements

Obi requires the following hardware configuration:


  • 1.2 Giga Hertz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Sufficient hard disk for storing wav files


  • 2.8 Giga Hertz single core processor/ 1.8 Giga Hertz dual core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Sufficient hard disk for storing wav files

Following '''Software specifications''' are a must for proper functioning of Obi:

  • Windows XP-SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • DirectX Runtime, version 9c (managed).
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.0 OR ABOVE

Step-by-step Installation

Before starting the installation, please make sure that you have the administrator privileges. You must also be connected to the Internet for installing the additional tools to make Obi fully functional.

Follow the steps given below to install Obi on your system:

  1. Download zipped setup file from download page and unzip these to a folder.

  2. Double click on the file named ''setup.exe'' in the setup folder and setup wizard opens the welcome page as shown in the figure below:

    Welcome page

  3. If you do not have .NET framework 2.0 on your system, the installer downloads it through the internet and installs it, before continuing the setup.

  4. Click the '''Next''' button or press '''Alt+N''' to move ahead. The wizard shows the license agreement as shown below:

    License agreement

  5. Read the license agreement thoroughly. Select ''I Agree'' radio button, if you agree to the terms and conditions listed in the agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, the wizard will not continue the installation.

  6. Once you have made the selection, click on the '''Next''' button or press '''Alt + N''' to continue. Setup wizard moves ahead and shows the following:

    Select installation folder

  7. In the figure above, the wizard shows the directory where it will store all the files pertaining to the program. By default, it should be C:\program files\the urakawa project\Obi XX. To select a different location, click the '''Browse''' button next to it or press '''Alt+R'''.

  8. If you want the program to be visible to everyone, select the '''Everyone''' radio button. Otherwise leave it with the default value: '''Just Me'''.

  9. Click on the '''Next''' button or press Alt+N. A dialog box appears asking for confirmation of starting installation of Obi on your system:

    Confirm start installation

  10. Click on the '''Next''' button or press Alt+N to continue installing. The wizard shows the progress bar with a Cancel button, if you want to cancel installation at anytime. After installing Obi, wizard will ask for your consent to install JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on your system.

    In the meanwhile, a dialog box appears giving the status of the installation as shown in the figure below. The wizard will now check the version of DirectX on your computer. If it is earlier than 9C, it will ask for your consent to download DirectX 9C (managed). Install it before finishing.

    Installation complete

  11. Click on the '''Close''' Button to close the setup wizard or press Enter.


  • You may go to the previous page of the wizard wherever a '''Back''' button is provided. Click on the button or press '''Alt+B'''.
  • You may also cancel the wizard with the '''Cancel''' button.


Pipeline-lite gets installed automatically on your system during the installation of Obi.