Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 09:48:37 CDT

Hi John,
here is what it prints out...
Info) VMD for WIN32, version 1.8.2 (December 4, 2003)
Info) Email questions and bug reports to
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) OpenGL renderer: MOBILITY RADEON 9000 DDR x86/SSE2
Info) Features: STENCIL MSAA(17377136) MDE CVA MTX TCM PP
Info) Textures: 2-D (2048x2048), , Multitexture (6)
Info) Spaceball driver not installed. Spaceball interface disabled.
Info) No joysticks found. Joystick interface disabled.
Found 33 plugins or data handlers in directory
        'C:/Program Files/University of Illinois/VMD/plugins/WIN32/molfile'.
The AutoIMD package is not supported by this platform

vmd > Info) Using plugin dcd for coordinates from file C:/Documents and Settings
Info) Finished with coordinate file C:/Documents and Settings/Amit/Desktop/data/

----- Original Message -----
From: John Stone <>
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2004 9:24 am
Subject: Re: vmd-l: trouble loading dcd files

> Amit,
> Can you tell us what video board you're using? I assume that
> you've only recently started using VMD on this machine? I suspect
> that there's something amiss with your graphics drivers causing the
> strange problems displaying the structure. What does VMD print in
> the text console when it first starts? Those first messages will tell
> us a lot about the graphics configuration on your machine. I'd
> recommendchecking to see if there are newer drivers available for
> your video card,
> as that tends to solve problems like the one you're describing.
> Thanks,
> John Stone
> On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 12:43:13AM -0400, AMIT PALIWAL wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have the latest VMD version 1.8.2 instaled on windows xp
> system and am trying to load a NAMD generated dcd file. VMD does
> load it and shows correct number of frames but fails to display it
> properly. Even if I create a rep in graphics window and select
> all- it shows everything in white and looks like only the waters
> are represented even then. Selecting protein with its segname also
> fails to show anything. I have even tried loading the PSF first
> i.e. loading it and then leaving it highlighted in menu and then
> opening DCD file but no improvements. Is it a bug? or I am missing
> something basic...
> > thanks,
> > Amit.
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