From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 21:20:53 CST

  I just wanted to summarize our discussions tonight for VMD-L,
at present the Windows version of VMD doesn't support MSMS, due to
incompatible MSMS-specific networking code that we still have to
rewrite. Beyond this, some quick testing tonight by an avid VMD
user/contributor, Laurence Wood, indicated that the Windows MSMS
doesn't support the server/socket mode of operation used by VMD.
We (and many users) are interested in seeing this get fixed, so we'll
pursue it as soon as time allows. (time has been precious here recently)
I'm going to go ahead and list this as a limitation of the Windows
version of VMD on the bug database, so that it doesn't slip from
our attention, it will get a PR number and be listed in the VMD
README files when it is fixed.


On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 01:27:31PM -0800, wrote:
> I hope this is trivial but I can't figure it out...and I didn't find
> anything relating to this in the VMD-L archive.
> What is the magic incantation to be able to use Sanner's MSMS with VMD 1.6
> under Windows NT. I have MSMS 2.5.3 installed and it runs. I even have
> msms.exe in my path and set MSMSSERVER to point to it. But I do not see
> an option for the MSMS drawing method in the Graphics window.
> Many thanks,
> --Erik Evensen, Ph.D.

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