From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Dec 15 2020 - 12:06:50 CST

Hi guys,
  I've assembled a new 64-bit Windows installer that corrects
two of the prior issues you reported, and I've posted it with a
newer "V2" suffix:

The new test build corrects the two issues below:
 1) VMD plugin loading and startup scripts are up-to-date
 2) default vmd.rc file no longer has a stray debug/testing command in it

The mismatched installation target directory in the installer GUI
remains for the time being.

Stefan: I discussed the OSPRay startup issue with the OSPRay developers
        and I will try and add some workaround code in VMD to make it
        continue startup even in the case that OSPRay modules fail to load.

Jerome: The behavior of file/path names with internationalized strings
        data will need to be dealt with in a future build.

I noted that you're all getting bogus CUDA driver warnings on systems
that don't contain NVIDIA GPU hardware, so I'll have to revisit that
code as well.

Barring further installer/packaging corrections further
improvements will have to come in a later alpha version
since they'll require code changes.

Best regards,
  John Stone

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