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Folding@Home Console Install

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This short guide shows you how to install the text-only console version of Folding@Home, and to set it up so you can join the Grim Rippers folding team.

Step 1

Go to the official Folding@Home download page and download the Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista "No nonsense" text-only console. Save the file to an empty folder on your computer (I like to create a folder in "C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\console1\" - I use "console1" because it is possible to run 2 different instances of the text-only console if you run them in different folder - useful for HyperThreading CPUs).

Folding@Home text-only console - installation folder

Step 2

Go to where ever you saved the text-only console executable and run it. You will be presented with a series of questions - answering them will set up the Folding@Home application.

Folding@Home text-only console: Configuration options

You can pretty much follow the answers I've typed in above, just change your username. However, if you want an explanation of what these options are, look below:

Username: Choose an username to use on the Folding@Home network, or leave it blank to be anonymous Team Number: Type in 51205 to join the DVF Grim Ripper team Launch automatically at machine startup, installing this as a service: I chose "No", because a service is harder to shut down without losing work.