This file is very important. You must follow these steps if you want to run MollyCule on Windows or Linux. MacOS X users can choose what to do. ---- Short version --- Step 1: Install Java. Install Java3D. Step 2: Install and set-up MollyCule. Step 3: Run MollyCule and have fun! ---- Long version ---- MAC USERS Step 1: Java and Java3D are already installed in Macos X 10.5 and 10.6, but not in MacOS X 10.7 (Lion) or later. If you have an old version of MacOS, you don't need to do anything here. However, if you are running Lion or later, you will need to install Java and Java3D first: JAVA: http://www.java.com/getjava/ JAVA3D: http://java3d.java.net/binary-builds.html It may also be worth installing these on older versions of MacOS if you would like some small extra features. The new Java3D version you download will add 'shininess' and 'pick highlighting' features. Step 2: Drag-and-drop the MollyCule Application into your Applications folder. Please don't run MollyCule from the DMG file; you won't be able to save any data if you do that. Step 3: Run MollyCule from the Applications folder like any other program. WINDOWS USERS Mollycule is supported on older versions of Windows such as Windows XP. Mollycule is not supported on the most recent versions of Windows such as Windows 7. However, it should work on Windows 7 if you install it to a special folder. Please read this page for more information: http://mollycule.graemebell.net/notice.txt General instructions for all Windows users: Step 1: You MUST first install Java if it is not already installed, and secondly, you must install Java3D. These are two different downloads, and two seperate installations. You can find each of them here: JAVA: http://www.java.com/getjava/ JAVA3D: http://java3d.java.net/binary-builds.html You want to get the windows-i586-exe file from the Java3D website. Step 2: Download Mollycule.zip and right-click on it to extract the zip to your desktop. Please do not try to run MollyCule from 'inside the zip file' without extracting it. Be aware that 'double-clicking' the zip file will not extract the files; you must extract them with a right mouse click. Step 3: Double click the MollyCule.jar file to run the program. If you encounter any problems, please report them to me - thanks! LINUX USERS: Step 1: Install Java and Java3D if they are not already installed. Step 2: Copy MollyCule to your hard disk e.g. ~/MollyCule Step 3: Edit MollyCule.sh to have the correct PATH to Java. You may also need to add the directory for Java3D to the classpath, if it is not installed in your main Java folder. Step 4: Type ./MollyCule.sh to run the program.