How to Install Tyto Online
We use a Launcher/Installer for Tyto Online, since it's an online game, to make sure that everyone is loading into the correct, updated version. You can download the Launcher at the following links:
That launcher will download the rest of the game package. Once you've downloaded the game package, you can then distribute the entire package to the computers you manage, rather than needing to re-download from the launcher.
For more information about the installation process, read our article about installing on Windows and Mac.
One thing to note is that we can run into issues with Catalina’s Gatekeeper as we’re a small company and haven’t gotten them to recognize us yet. We normally bypass this by using Right Click > Open the first time we open the app, so you’ll need to make sure that it has the right permissions when you deploy to get around that for your users.
Please ensure the following URLS are whitelisted, which include our services and analytics:
- *.tytoonline.com (i.e. tytoonline.com and its subdomains)
The game only uses these two ports: 80, 443.
Also, some web filter software such as Lightspeed may identify the game communication as P2P and block it. If this happens, the following IPs will need to be specified to allow game communication:
We do have a scheduled update process for new content we are adding to the game. For example, adding a new Module over winter break that teachers can use in Spring. The planned annual update schedule is:
- New School Year Update (~August 1st)
- Winter Update (over winter break based on schools' schedules)
- Summer Update (after the school year ends we may opt to do an update for students or teachers using the product over the summer, especially if we are testing new content for the following school year!)
If you do not want to update during the school year, please reach out to us about maintaining an older server for your school through the end of the school year. You can use the chat on the bottom right of this page or submit a support ticket ("Submit a Request") for us to set up for you.