From: John Stone (johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 15 2021 - 15:25:35 CST

Hi,
  I will have to make a new 64-bit Windows installer image to cure this.
It is caused by some out-of-date Tcl scripts. I should have time
to address this (and a bunch of other updates) sometime in the next
week or two.

Best,
  John Stone
  vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 04:21:52PM -0500, Minh Ho wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I also have the same problem. I am not sure where to look to solve this
> issue. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
>
> Sincerely,
> Minh
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 9:33 PM Emma Wu <[1]ewu20_at_illinois.edu> wrote:
>
> Thank you for all your replies! I was able to get VMD running on my
> windows system! However, I am trying to use ffTK on VMD but I am running
> into this error:
> vmd > ERROR) Creation of window for 'forcefieldtoolkit' failed (version
> conflict for package "msgcat": have 1.4.2, need 1.6).
> I tried looking for the 1.6 mscat package but I was unable to find the
> standalone 1.6 mscat. I was wondering if someone would know where to
> point me to the 1.6 mscat package?¬
> Thank you!
> Best,¬
> Emma¬
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:08 AM John Stone <[2]johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu>
> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> ¬ Are you still unable to get VMD to start if you start a
> windows command prompt and run the command "set VMDNOOSPRAY=1" ?
> I would expect that to cure this problem for you as it has for others.
> Your email didn't show any output following the vmd.exe launch
> command,
> so it's not clear what the result of your test was.
>
> Best regards,
> ¬ John Stone
> ¬ [3]vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
>
> On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 07:16:24PM -0600, Emma Wu wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have recently downloaded the Windows 64-bit, CUDA, OptiX, OSPRay
> (64-bit
> > Intel x86_64)
> >
> <[4]https://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/Download/download.cgi?UserID=493560&AccessCode=56485971330592205374629169800359&ArchiveID=1647>
> > (Windows
> > 10). However, when I try to run it, VMD doesn't work. I get the
> following
> > issue:
> >
> > Info) VMD for WIN64, version 1.9.4a51 (December 21, 2020)
> > Info) [5]http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
> > Info) Email questions and bug reports to [6]vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> > Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD:
> > Info)¬ ¬ Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
> > Info)¬ ¬ Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1,
> 33-38.
> > Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
> > Info) Multithreading available, 8 CPUs detected.
> > Info)¬ ¬ CPU features: SSE2 SSE4.1 AVX AVX2 FMA F16 HT
> > Info) Free system memory: 27GB (85%)
> > Info) No CUDA accelerator devices available.
> > Info) OpenGL renderer: Quadro M620/PCIe/SSE2
> > Info)¬ ¬ Features: STENCIL MDE CVA MTX NPOT PP PS GLSL(OVFGS)
> > Info)¬ ¬ Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
> > Info)¬ ¬ Textures: 2-D (16384x16384), 3-D (4096x4096x4096),
> Multitexture (4)
> > Info) No joysticks found.¬ Joystick interface disabled.
> > #osp: INITIALIZATION ERROR --> #osp:api: could not find module
> initializer
> > ospray_init_module_ispc
> > #osp: INITIALIZATION ERROR --> Could not find device of type:
> default.
> > Make sure you have the correct OSPRay libraries linked.
> > #osp: INITIALIZATION ERROR --> OSPRay not yet initialized (most
> likely this
> > means you tried to call an ospray API function before first calling
> > ospInit())(pid 1768)
> >
> > I've looked through the VMD mailing and this is the output I get
> after I
> > try:
> > PS C:\Program Files\VMD> set VMDNOOSPRAY=1
> > PS C:\Program Files\VMD> .\vmd.exe
> >
> > I was wondering what I could do to fix this issue? Thanks!
> >
> > Best,
> > Emma
>
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> Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> [7]http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Phone: 217-244-3349
> [8]http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/¬ ¬ ¬
>
> --
> Minh Ho
> BS Biochemistry, Class of 2021
> Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
> University of Massachusetts Amherst
>
> References
>
> Visible links
> 1. mailto:ewu20_at_illinois.edu
> 2. mailto:johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> 3. mailto:vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> 4. https://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Development/Download/download.cgi?UserID=493560&AccessCode=56485971330592205374629169800359&ArchiveID=1647
> 5. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
> 6. mailto:vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> 7. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/
> 8. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/

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