Graphical Simulation Package Installation

System Requirements:

The Graphical Simulation Package was developed on a Silicon Graphics Indigo2 High Impact running IRIX 6.2. Three building utilities were used: Multigen II, Performer 2.0.2, and XForms 0.86.

Current Supported Systems:

Indigo2 (IRIX 5.3 and IRIX 6.2)
O2 (IRIX 6.3)
Coming Soon: Octane

Hardware Texture Mapping is required with recommended 4MB Texture Memory.

Performer 2.0.2 EOE is required. To aquire Performer you will need to contact your administrator or Silicon Graphics.

XForms shared object libraries are required. XForms is a freeware program used to develop graphical user interfaces. The needed libraries are included in this package and on the XForms web site.

Downloading:

The gfx_deliver package holds all applications and utilities to run the graphical simulation, 26.1 MB uncompressed.

Download the gzip compressed file (10.7 MB)

Uncompressing:

After downloading the gfx_deliver.tar.gz file, uncompress and untar the file using the following commands.

>gunzip gfx_deliver.tar.gz
>tar xf gfx_deliver.tar

This will create a directory in the local folder named gfx_deliver. The contents of the gfx_deliver folder are given.

Sometimes the access priveleges are altered, if this occurs run the following script to modify the file privileges.

>source changePriv

Installing Needed Libraries:

Install the XForms shared object libraries. The ./gfx_deliver/formsLibs/ folder contains two libraries which will need to be installed within a folder in the library search path. A typical location is in /usr/libs/, you will probably need root priveliges to perform this operation.

The graphical simulation uses Performer 2.0.2 EOE, the run-time environment. Make sure the appropriate libraries and patches are loaded for the platform being used.

Performer also requires the correct Multigen loader, version 15.4d. The IRIS GL libraries within the ./gfx_deliver/performLibs/ need to be installed within a folder in the library search path. A typical location is in /usr/libs/, you will probably need root priveliges to perform this operation.

To run the graphical simulation type in the gfx_deliver directory:

>gfx_sim