From: Julie Grouleff (
Date: Thu Feb 17 2011 - 09:21:49 CST

I am trying to use the new option of building CHARMM36 bilayers with
vmd 1.9 beta, but I get the following error every time I use the plugin:

  ERROR: Unable to open psf file

I can't find the file popc36_box.psf anywhere. Where should I find it?

Ph.D. student
Biomodelling Group
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
John Stone
Sent: 16. februar 2011 02:27
Subject: vmd-l: VMD 1.9 beta 1 posted for download...

Dear VMD-L,
   I've just posted VMD 1.9 beta 1 for download.
At the present time I've only posted binaries for the mainstream Linux,
MacOS X, Solaris, and Windows platforms, but more platforms will become
available in the next beta release.

Beta 1 is nearly feature-complete, with just a few items expected to be
added before release, but it is largely representative of what the final 1.9
release will look like.

If you have trouble downloading, installing, or running the beta versions,
please let me know.

The full changelog for this beta version is posted here:

I will be preparing a more concise page that summarizes the new features of
VMD 1.9 over the next several days. There have been many improvements to
the high-quality rendering related features of VMD, improved support for
acceleration with GPUs and multi-core CPUs, support for MPI-based parallel
analysis scripting, and many of the VMD plugins have been significantly
updated and/or improved.

   John Stone

NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics Beckman
Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois, 405 N.
Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Email:                 Phone: 217-244-3349
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