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Fix for Folding@Home (v.7.5.1) Protein Viewer FAHViewer on Windows

Fix for Folding@Home (v.7.5.1) Protein Viewer FAHViewer on Windows

With the recent demand in using Folding@Home to combat COVID19, many have noticed the Protein Viewer does not work in Windows with (v7.5.1). This is a temporary fix to get the viewer working using an older version of the FAHViewer from version (v7.4.4)

Note

Bare in mind, the viewer only works for CPU Work Units.

Steps to install:

  1. Download the FAHViewer.exe and freetype6.dll files from version (7.4.4) here:

a) Find fah-installer_7.4.4_x86.exe on internet, open .exe with 7zip to extract the above files. (DO NOT INSTALL OLD VERSION)

OR

b) I have extracted the files and place them in my google drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12Ya7Sxsv161BFIrsbqgz9bySwKJKkXIH?usp=sharing

  1. Find local FAHClient (v7.5.1) installed directory. Mine was C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient
  2. Move and replace the FAHViewer.exe and freetype6.dll into the root of that directory. (FAHViewer.exe will be asked to be replaced)
  3. (optional) Untick 'Run as Administrator' in the file properties of FAHViewer.exe
  4. Wait for a CPU WU to come in and watch in awe!
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waded commented Mar 24, 2020

These steps are what work for me. Thanks.

"Bare in mind, the viewer only works for CPU Work Units." may be too broad; I'm seeing a work unit for project 14310, that uses core 21, which by my understanding targets GPU, and in Task Manager indicates FahCore_21.exe does use GPU, in FahViewer 7.4.4. (Have to press "]" to change from slots.) Perhaps there are some more details you can provide?

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ValZapod commented Mar 26, 2020

Better use FoldingAtHome/fah-issues#1283 (comment) compiled new binary, I think.

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informatorius commented Mar 27, 2020

In FAHviewer press the "h" key to see the help screen with more keys and options

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Hou5e commented Apr 2, 2020

https://twitter.com/foldingathome/status/1245758023412453378

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regchanuk commented Apr 3, 2020

just wanted to thank you for the partial fix but screen saver is now only thing bugged not showing the updated stuff

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ImNotRice commented Apr 6, 2020

regchanuk have you tried getting the screensaver from 7.4.4 and using it in 7.5.1? I will try some time in the next few days and post a follow up comment.

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