More information is available on both Prekin and Mage., put together on the web for us by Jane Richardson and Gail Schuman.
At present the software is only available for the PC under MS-Windows, or for the Macintosh.
David Richardson is in the process of porting it to UNIX platforms, and we will
inform you HERE as soon as we hear any news. We hope this will be in January '95 :-)
Dave Richardson points me to His ftp directory where you can get UNIX Mage executables! Here's the README. And here's the MAGE source in a .tar file
The programs for your MS-Windows may be obtained from here, together with installation instructions.
Using anonymous ftp to suna.biochem.duke.edu you can find in the directory pub/ several demonstration and example kinemages (*.kin files), and in subdirectories you can find software and installation instructions for both PC MS-Windows and Macintosh environments. There is also a directory containing the Kinemages provided as a supplement to Branden & Tooze, and we have specific permission from the publishers Garland to use these for the PPS Course. There's also several `Protein Tourist' kinemages here.
If you have difficulty, try grabbing them from this directory.
Len Banaszak of University of Minnesota has also offered some problem sets using the Kinemage software.
Protein Science provides much information on their use of Mage and Kinemages, including How to Configure Your Browser to enable Use of the MAGE Viewer, and access (subject to Copyright) to all the Kinemages used in the Protein Science Journal.
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