From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Feb 12 2015 - 10:04:25 CST

  It's possibly a MacOS X issue if you have recently upgraded your machines
to Yosemite. That said, it's worth asking more details about the cube
files also. So, the problem only occurs when loading cube files, but
everything else is fine? We haven't changed anything terribly significant
in the Gaussian cube file reader recently. Axel taught it to recognize cube
files from g09 rev d.01 back in 2013, but that's the only change since 2009.
Perhaps your cube files are a particular variant of the format that the
VMD plugin doesn't handle yet? What Gaussian rev generated them?

  John Stone

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 04:08:12PM +0100, Michael Patzschke wrote:
> Hi,
> This is most probably a Mac issue, but I would appreciate any advice.
> I have been using VMD for years on my MacBook Air (2012). Now I have
> a new MacBook Pro (mid 2014) and to my dismay, loading gaussian cube
> files does not work any more.
> I can load pdb files and other structural files and manipulate them, but as
> soon as I start loading cube files, the OpenGL Display window just freezes.
> This happens with both vmd 1.9.2 and 1.9.1
> Both Macs have a very similar setup (Quartz and MacPorts installed with quite
> a number of graphical routine ports installed, but I highly doubt, that they would
> interfere with vmd)
> I would very much appreciate any help or hints how to solve this problem!
> Regards,
> Michael

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