Re: CCL:vmd under windows

   Do you have Babel installed on your windows machine?  The previous
 versions of VMD (i.e. prior to the almost-release 1.8.1 version I'm
 working on now) did not have a built-in XYZ reader, so they require the
 use of Babel.  If you don't have babel installed, then you still be unable
 to load your XYZ file, regardless of the issue with spaces in the filenames.
 If you'd like to try the new version, let me know, it loads XYZ files
 directly without the need for babel.
   John Stone
 On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:23:00AM +0200, Ingo Brunberg wrote:
 > Looks like VMD has problems with spaces in the path. I guess your VMD
 > installation is rooted somewhere under C:\Program Files\. Try to
 > install it in a location that has no whitespace in its path.
 > Regards,
 > Ingo Brunberg
 > > Dear Sir:
 > >
 > > I want to use vmd to make some pictures for my paper, but I only have
 > > linux and windows system.when I used vmd under linux and render the
 > > picture into ps format, it lost most of the fanzy effect, the picture
 > > looks ugly. when I switch to windows machine and render the picture to
 > > "snapshot", it looks very good. however, some other problems
 come, I
 > > actually have a trajectory saved in xyz format, in linux, vmd can read
 > > of them and show the movie, but under windows it can not even read one
 > > snapshot, the error message is
 > > ***********************
 > > Invalid switch - "tmp".
 > > 'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external
 > > program or batch file.
 > > ERROR> Could not read file ......
 > > ************************
 > >
 > > can you give me some hint about this?
 > >
 > > Wei
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