> Hi Iddo,
> The "spin" command is in RasMenu, yet a *third* program
> apart from the two RasMol Windows incarnations RasMol2.5
> and RAsMol2.6. With RasMol2.5(6) one optimally has up two
> windows: screen/menu bar window and cursor window. With
> RasMenu, aim for a third: a VisualBasic-like Menu bar with
> a one-line cursor (in fact, you *could* do without the
> aforementioned cursor window then). All are ftp-able
> from pdb.bnl.gov-- the exact URL isn't at hand this moment,
> and I'll send it later if needed.
They're also available from Edinburgh: ftp://ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk/pub/rasmol
Following our letter exchange, I'm posting this short guide to RasMol
installation for MS-Windows. Hope this'll help others.
So Actually to run RasMol on MS-Windows in full you need the
following files, available from
ftp://ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk/pub/rasmol and from other rasmol resources pointed
to by the technology page in the course hypertree.
1) rasmenu.zip which includes an executable and VB forms.
2) raswin.exe (for version 2.6: from subdirectory v2.6beta)
3) raswin.hlp (for version 2.6: from subdirectory v2.6beta)
If you don't have Visual-Basic, you also need:
4) vbrun300.dll to be installed in your c:\windows\system directory.
There are two verions of raswin: 2.5 and 2.6 I think 2.6 has ceased to be
a beta and is now a release version. Can somebody comment on that please?
1) Rasmenu will work with both versions of raswin. Actually, you can
run raswin.exe alone, but raswin.exe running under rasmenu.exe gives you a
lot more options on the pull-down menu level.
2) Create a new directory
(e.g. c:\rasmol), copy all the above files there. Copy vbrun300.dll to
3) Unzip rasmenu, and run rasmenu.exe : it'll execute raswin.exe
4) As John Reissner pointed out, there should be three windows: the
molecule display window, the command-line window, and the rasmenu window.
> For a week or so, I've been using the program with all three
> screens. What a glorious 486-empowering tool! I have not
> yet sent my thanks to Roger Sayle. He dserves many.
He certainly does!
Thanks for the help, John.
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