The most recent version of EUGene is version 3.21. An updated version of the installation file was posted on December 16, 2016. This file includes updated information for a data-server transition, and updates to the COW state system membership list and dates.
Install to a Server
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.
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.
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, v3.21 (104 MB) >>
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, v3.21 (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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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.
- 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.]
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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) >>
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) >>
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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