From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Mar 05 2014 - 10:33:35 CST

  Compiling VMD on Windows is complicated, and if you've only
built Tcl, there's a lot more to do before you would have a complete
build. You need to compile, at a minimum, FLTK, Tcl, and Tk, just to
be able to run the normal VMD graphical user interfaces. Until you have
all of the dependencies built, compiling VMD itself isn't going to
be fruitful. It is usually the compilation of the library dependencies
that represents the largest amount of work in compiling VMD.

  John Stone

On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 07:22:59PM +0330, saeed wrote:
> Dear experts.
> Hi
> Recently I have tried to compile VMD on windows64bit.
> In this procedure I have successfully compiled the TCL.
> Then I have successfully compiled the plugins and make a distribution of
> them in the VMD source folder.
> I have changed the compiler flags in the makefile in the src folder of VMD
> so the codes can be compiled using the MSVC compiler (cl.exe)
> I also added the <windows.h> to the vmd.C
> after that I used the MSVC linker (link.exe) to link all the libraries.
> I have attached a copy of makefile to this mail.
> all of the compiling steps go without error.
> after issuing the command "make install"
> every thing goes smoothly and the program is installed.
> However there is no executable in the folder to run VMD.
> I would be glad if anyone could give me some hints on how to create vmd
> executable on windows platform.
> cheers
> M.S. Talaei

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