From: McGuire, Kelly (
Date: Thu Mar 07 2019 - 18:02:28 CST

I am trying VMD text mode for the first time since I have really large DCD files. I tried loading my DCD, but it doesn't seem to load all of the frames. I do:

mol new Simulation_QwikMD.psf type psf
mol addfile MD1.dcd type dcd first 0 last -1 step 1

There should be 90,000 frames, but i only loads ~3,200 frames. What am I doing wrong? Is VMD text mode still RAM dependent for DCD file sizes that can be loaded?

Kelly L. McGuire

PhD Candidate


Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology

Brigham Young University

LSB 3050

Provo, UT 84602