From: Ashar Malik (
Date: Mon Mar 04 2019 - 03:03:59 CST

Hi, Assuming PDB download is your only issue you can see here for a small
script I wrote to address this problem a while back.

Please read the complete thread (1 message before this: for
directions on how to use it (hopefully this still works). Hope this helps,
while you figure out a way to get 1.9.4.

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 4:29 PM Stefan Boresch <>

> Dear VMD Team,
> aside from my research, I use VMD quite a bit for teaching. For various
> reasons we are switching courses from a dedicated computer lab (where the
> whatever Linux version needed is pre-installed) to have students use their
> own laptops. Thus, I'll have to ask students to download/install VMD on
> their machines. However, here (Austria) the majority of students'
> computers runs Windows, and the most recent precompiled version is 1.9.3.
> Now, 1.9.3 does everything and more I need for my courses (and 32bit only
> isn't an issue either), but 1.9.3 cannot download directly from the PDB.
> (And I understand that the reasons for this are out of control of the VMD
> developers!)
> I apologize for the request, but is there a chance to get a newer
> version of vmd pre-compiled?
> I would offer to try to compile VMD myself, but I have no experience
> whatsoever building any nontrivial software on Windows; also, I am not even
> sure where to find source for 1.9.4alpha versions.
> Help, pointers, suggestions welcome -- thanks in advance!
> Stefan