The lazy man's guide to installing and starting SETIBuf
modifications by Mike Bader for WindowsME, WindowsXP, Windows2003 etc
I have found myself installing SETIBuf on many of my
friends' computers. What follows is the set of instructions that I use to
set up SETIBuf in a 'simple' situation. This document lacks any
explanation of SETIBuf and its options. If all the assumptions can't be
met, then please use the SETIBuf documentation. These
instructions contain links to the required files, so keep this page open while
doing the installation.
- Operating System is Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP/2003
- Setting up a single processor machine
- SETIBuf will be installed in the default location, which is
- GUI client, if used, is installed in the default location
- It is OK to move unnecessary files to Buffer 1
- Familiarity with unZip, including retaining directory structure
- Familiarity with creating shortcuts and changing their properties
- Familiarity with the Startup menu
- Instructions are carefully followed
- UnZip SETIBuf into
C:\ retaining directory structure
- If currently running the SETI@home client, then:
- Stop it now
- If running the GUI (screen saver) client, then uninstall it and move the
C:\Program Files\SETI@home to
- If running the CLI (Command Line Interface) client, then move the
contents of its folder to
- Save SETILog 3.2 into
- Save Intel
WinNT client into
- If a permanent internet connection is not available (as with dial-up
- Create (not necessarily in the Start Menu) a shortcut that executes
- Establish an internet connection
- Execute the shortcut
- Follow prompts, if necessary
- Create a shortcut in the Startup sub-menu of the Start menu that executes
C:\SETI\SETI.bat Cmd-1. Execute it. And follow
prompts, if necessary
- SETIBuf may require more environment space than is available. If it
does, then it will provide instructions necessary to fix the shortcut.
- Some Save As dialogs will rename
setiathome-2_0_i386-winnt-cmdline.exe (some periods to
underlines). If this happens, then correct the name.
- Be sure to include the
Cmd-1 operand in the shortcuts.
Otherwise, SETIBuf will not work.
- Dial-up users will need to periodically establish an internet connection
and execute the SETICall shortcut to turn in completed and get new work units.
- See SETIBuf.doc
for a complete explanation of
- To make the shortcuts look nice, change the icon to
- In order to monitor progress, download (into
setup Mark Loukko's SETIWatch 4.1.11.
- Detailed installation description and usage notes are in SETIBuf.doc.
- If this document contains errors, then contact me. Please don't bother Terry!
Mike Bader firstname.lastname@example.org