MDL Chime is the browser plugin that displays macromolecular structure,
and is required for operation of Protein Explorer.
What Is Chime?.
Manual installation of MDL Chime is needed for Firefox
The MDL Chime installer works automatically in Windows with
Internet Explorer, but that browser is not fully compatible with
See Protein Explorer-Compatible Browsers.
- You will need to close
Firefox during the installation, so you may wish to print this page now.
- If you don't already have Firefox, download and install it
www.getfirefox.com. If you already have it, it is a good
update it (Help, Check for Updates).
- Download the MDL Chime installer, and install Chime in
step by step instructions.
(This creates the file npchime.dll needed below.)
- Copy the file npchime.dll
c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins
c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins).
(The other three "chime" files in the plugins directory
are unnecessary: chime.html is the Chime release notes;
chime26.isu and ChimeShim.dll are obsolete.)
- Close all Firefox browser windows. This is necessary since browsers load
new plugins only when starting.
- Start Firefox.
If you are on-line, clicking
display a wireframe rendering of an ATP molecule (see image to the right).
another Chime test site.
If these don't work, please see
- Return to proteinexplorer.org
(or your downloaded copy of Protein Explorer)
and Protein Explorer should now work.
Feedback to Eric Martz.