Cyberball 5 Downloads

Download the latest Cyberball 5 applications and manual below.

Announcing a new version of Cyberball 5! Version is here. Cyberball has moved to a new, more robust Empirisoft server!


Any 'URL for .cbe' generated before 6/26/2020 will need to be regenerated.

All previous data generated in logs before 6/26/2020 has been preserved and can be accessed through the configuration app with the .cbeid .

All image files for customizations have also been preserved.

Cyberball 5's development was made possible by NSF grant award #1339160.

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Configuration App

Download version of the configuration application for Windows here.

Note that once you have installed version of the configuration application, the configuration application will automatically check for updates and update itself when new versions are released.

Also, the configuration application is used for configuring both the desktop and online versions of the game.

Windows Desktop Play App

This was not updated as of 5/1/2020 as it runs locally

Download version of the desktop play application for Windows here.

Once you download the archive (.zip) at the above location, extract it and put it wherever you would like to play the game from.

Run the CB5RegKeyHandler.exe to configure the machine to allow the desktop version of Cyberball to work with Qualtrics. This is only necessary for Qualtrics integration with the desktop version of Cyberball.

As the manual notes, be sure you have a cb-files directory on the desktop of any machine you want to play or configure the game from.

Cyberball Online Version

The online version only requires you to configure an experiment through the Configuration App. After configuring your Cyberball experiment, simply upload it to the Cyberball servers with the Configuration Application.

Cyberball 5 Manual

For more details and instructions on using Cyberball 5 on the desktop and online, please download the manual here. Updated in January, 2019!

This latest version of the manual provides detailed instructions for embedding the Cyberball Config App generated url into Qualtrics. It also provides more detail on creating custom schedules which are necessary for running Cyberball online.

Download a sample Qualtrics template (.qsf file) for embedding the Cyberball url into Qualtrics here.

Cyberball 5 FAQ here.

Reflexive Needs Questionnaire here.

Cyberball 5 Sourcecode

The entire sourcecode for Cyberball is now available for download and customization.

You can download the archive here.

Please note that absolutely no support for the sourcecode will be provided by Empirisoft or any Empirisoft employee or any member of Kip Williams's lab.

Download the sourcecode at your own risk. You're on your own. Good luck!