From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2012 - 15:51:16 CDT

  There are no windows builds of the HOOMD plugin presently. I haven't
looked at what it would take to fix this, it might be easy, or it might
be problematic. The key issue is that the HOOMD plugin depends on some
other XML parsing libraries, and they too have to be compiled and
tested under Windows.

In the short-term your best bet is to run VMD under Linux or MacOS X
until the HOOMD plugin is available for the Windows versions of VMD.

  John Stone

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 01:35:52PM -0700, Engelman, Joshua wrote:
> I'm new to VMD and molecular dynamics in general, and generated some
> simulations using HOOMD-Blue. It outputs a .xml hoomd-file and .dcd,
> which I've been able to successfully import on a macintosh. However,
> working from a PC with the same version of VMD (32 bit, 1.9.1), VMD cannot
> recognize or import the filetype, despite being officially supported since
> 1.8.7. There is currently no port of Kohlmeyer's plugin for Windows, as
> far as I know. Is there any way to fix this? I have tried both OpenGL
> and CUDA versions, on a machine that supports both, and neither works. Is
> there a way around this?
> Joshua E.
> University of Michigan

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