EUGene Download and Installation

EUGene Download and Installation

The most recent version of EUGene is version 3.212.  An updated version of the installation file was posted on April 3, 2017. This file includes updated information for a data-server transition, bug fixes, and updates to the COW state system membership list and dates.

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Installation Instructions

New Installation

Install to a Server

Uninstall

Previous Versions


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EUGene may be downloaded and installed in several ways.  Normally you should download the full version of the program and install it, after uninstalling any prior version. We have now removed the option to download the program in multiple parts.

Note: the software files are hosted in box.psu.edu. When you click on a link, Box attempts to preview the file but in the case of .exes and .zip files it can’t. But it will present you with a download link.

  • Important Installation note: EUGene for Windows 7, 8, 10 and/or 64 bit machines: Uninstall old versions, and “run as administrator”

    For EUGene to work in Windows 7 and higher, you will need to run the program as an administrator (right-click the program icon, and select “Run as Administrator”). If this alone does not work, you may also need to run the program in “Compatibility Mode” as Windows XP or Windows Vista. To do this, right-click the program icon, and select “Properties”. Under properties and the “Compatibility” tab, you will find options for compatibility mode, and can select an option for “Windows XP” or “Windows Vista.” Any variant on those operating systems should work. For more help selecting the options, please check with your local computer support, as these are options that they can easily demonstrate.

  • Full Version (v3.212)

    The full version of EUGene is approximately 100 MB. When installed, the full version will take almost 200 MB of disk space. NOTE: If you have already installed a prior version of EUGene, we recommend that you uninstall it prior to executing an install of the full version.
    << Download Full Version, v3.212 (104 MB) >>

  • Manual Install

    On some Windows 10 systems, it seems that EUGene will just not install corerctly from the main setup file. If you have 1) uninstalled any old version of EUGene, and 2) continue to receive a setup error message (especially error code 1316), you may need to simply manually put a new directory on your PC with EUGene’s files in it. To do this:
    1) Download the manual zip file containing EUGene’s contents, at the following link: << Download Manual Version, v3.212 (104 MB) >>
    2) Create a destination folder on your PC, such as “C:\Windows\Program Files (x86)\EUGene”.
    3) Unzip the contents of the .zip file you downloaded into this destination folder.
    4) Create a shortcut to EUGene32.exe [right click on the file, select “create shortcut”], and put the shortcut somewhere convenient, such as your desktop or start menu.

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Installation – New Installation

  • Download one of the versions of EUGene above to a directory on your PC.
  • After you successfully download the file to a directory on your PC, locate the downloaded file (it is titled “Setup full v3.21.exe”) using the Windows Explorer and double click on it.
  • You will be prompted for installation options.  You should normally just accept the defaults.  You may install EUGene to any directory of your choice;  if necessary this directory will be created automatically.  The setup program will extract the program and data files, and create a new group in Windows under “Start – Programs”.
  • To run EUGene, double click the icon labeled “EUGENE” in the EUGENE program group, or double click the EUGENE32.EXE icon in the Windows Explorer in the “C:\Program Files\EUGENE” directory (or whatever directory you chose to install the program in).
  • Program documentation is automatically installed on your PC in the “DOCS” subdirectory under the main directory, and is included as 1) an MS-Word document titled “EUGeneDocumentation.doc”, 2) a rich-text-format file titled “EUGeneDocumentation.rtf,” and a flat text file titled “EUGeneDocumentation.txt”.
  • After the program is installed, you may delete the downloaded setup file, “SETUP.EXE”.

Installing to a Server

EUGene may be installed on a server, for instance in a computer lab, and run from local workstations. Installation is almost exactly like installing to a standalone PC. The program should be installed to a server directory, then two changes must be made to EUGene’s initialization information and the file setup to allow workstations to run the program.

  • Download one of the versions of EUGene above.
  • Locate the downloaded file (SETUP.EXE) and double click on it.
  • You will be prompted for installation options.  Select a directory on the server for installation. You must have write access to this directory. The setup program will install the program and data files on the server, and create a new group in Windows under “Start – Programs”.
  • If you want an error log, you must make one change to the file “eugene.ini”, located in the directory where you installed the program.
  • Edit “eugene.ini” in the directory where the program is installed on the server, and locate the entry that reads
    error_file = “EugeneErrors.log”
  • Modify this line so that the error_file entry points to a path on the local machine where users will be running EUGene. We suggest modifying the entry to read
    error_file = “c:\windows\temp\EugeneErrors.log”
  • Save “eugene.ini”. Be sure the file is saved as text only.
  • [The reason for making this change is that EUGene must always have write access to the EugeneErrors.log error log file. The file must be given a path so that every individual user will be able to open and write to this file, which means having the file on a local PC drive.]
  • You must also give the local users read/write permission to the “intermediate data files” directory under the main EUGene directory on the server (or to the individual files in it). So, if you installed EUGene to “\root\apps\eugene”, this directory would be “\root\apps\eugene\intermediate data files”. If possible, users should be given read/write/change permission, but NOT delete permission. If this permission is not set, users may encounter errors attempting to read capability data, tau and s data, risk data, and expected utility data. [This permission is necessary because the procedure EUGene uses to read these binary intermediate files requires that the program thinks it could write to these files if it has (it won’t under normal circumstances where users will create data files).]
  • On the local PCs that will be running EUGene, create a shortcut to the file “EUGene32.exe” on the server. You may want to rename this shortcut simply “EUGene”.
  • To run EUGene from a local PC/workstation networked to the server, double click the shortcut icon.
  • After the program is installed, you may delete the downloaded setup file, “SETUP.EXE”.

 

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Uninstall

  • Navigate to the Windows Control Panel
  • Double-click “Add/Remove Programs”.
  • You will see an entry for EUGene.  Select it, and click “Remove.”
  • EUGene’s files will be removed from your system.
  • If you have created data sets using EUGene, or modified the input files, you will have to delete those files (and the “C:\Program Files\EUGENE” directory) manually.

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Previous Versions

    Links to earlier versions are here, although there should be no reason to use these instead of the most recent version.
  • Full Version (v3.204)

    The full version of EUGene v3.204, a prior full release, is a 104 MB download.  When installed, the full version will take about 200 MB of disk space.
    << Download Full Version, v3.204 (104 MB) >>

  • Full Version (v2.40)

    The full version of EUGene v2.40, a prior full release, is a 96 MB download.  When installed, the full version will take about 190 MB of disk space.
    << Download Full Version, v2.40 (96 MB) >>

  • Full Version (v1.19)

    The full version of EUGene v1.19, a prior full release, is approximately a 30 MB download.  When installed, the full version will take about 60 MB of disk space.
    Download Full Version, v1.19 (29.7 MB)

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