From: John Stone (
Date: Fri May 02 2003 - 10:04:44 CDT

  There was a bug in VMD 1.8 that we have since fixed which caused problems
when people tried to save state files to directory/paths that contained
spaces in the file names. If you save your states to c:\temp or something
similarly harmless, it will work fine. There's a new save_state script
that I sent to VMD-L a few months ago that fixes this problem. It should
still be in the VMD-L mailing list archive. To load the saved state file
you can use the 'load state' menu item or "play file.vmd" in the console

You mentioned getting that error message with the 2 PDB files, what are
you doing when you see that error message?

We have a new version of VMD that you are welcome to test out if you like.

  John Stone

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 10:05:00AM -0700, Jill Vickery wrote:
> I am using VMD version 1.8 (Dec 9, 2002) on a Windows XP Pro machine. I
> have found that with this version I cannot save states or reload saved
> states. When I use the save state pull down or type it into the command
> line it saves a file on the desktop. However when I try to load this file
> using the load state it says "cannot determine file type" even if the file
> has a .vmd extension.
> I have also gotten the error message "No molecules loaded.mol operates on
> one molecule only." This error message shows up when I have 2 pdbs, but I
> have also seen it in tests where I have only one molecule loaded.
> These problems prevent me from ever saving my work from VMD and basically
> make it a useless program. I am really getting tired of remaking all my
> figures any time I need a simple color change or slight rotation. Any
> suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
> Jill Vickery
> University of CA, Irvine

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