Tutorials and Examples
Louis Farrugia's WinGX Single Crystal Suite
Installing WinGX v1.64 on Windows NT (and Win2000?/Millenium?)
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Registering Shelx and Sir97/Sir97
To use Shelx93/Shelx97 and
Sir92/Sir97 you must
be a registered user of these programs. If you have not
already, go to these sites and register (free for academics) and register.
While at it, get the latest Sirware (sir97)
which can easily link into WinGX.
Downloading and installing WinGX
- It is best to do the following using the system administrator's account
so a) everyone can use the system and b) DLLs can be copied into the correct area.
(Though there may be some permissions or
custom parameters for each individual user to set depending on
the permissions/security setup of the NT system - e.g., the
"WINGXDIR" variable where the user WinGX ini file would be located)
- Download WinGX - http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/~louis/software/wingx/ver164.html
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(And any other program you are interested in Installing as part of the
WinGX suite - Win DIRDIF, Ortep-3, Win Platon, GUI WinSTRUPLO, Povray, etc)
(There is also a new method of
adding "user defined" programs)
- Extract the Setup.exe file using WinZIP for PKZIP
into a temporary directory such as c:\temp
- Run the setup.exe program and install into the default c:\wingx directory.
- Other Preferences can be set via the File, System, Preferences menu
Note from Louis Farrugia (5th May 2000):
Most important one : It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL (not just desirable) that
the directory pointed to by WINGXDIR has write access - WinGX will fail otherwise.
The file is ALLWAYS overwitten during a WinGX session. The only file you need to
have in the directory is WINGX.INI - users on a network can thus have their own