To use L-studio you need:
- A PC running Windows 95/NT v.4 or later.
- A display adapter with at least 64K colors is strongly
recommended. To obtain the best effects, use TrueColor (24- or 32-bit).
- OpenGL. This graphics library is included with all versions of
Windows since Windows 95. If you have an older version of Windows 95
you will need to download
the libraries from Microsoft.
- If you are planning to develop models that use the environmental
communication library and you want to create your own environmental
programs, you will need a C or C++ compiler. The comm_lib
library was created with Microsoft Visual C++ v.6.0.
- To use lpfg you will need a C++ compiler capable of
creating Windows DLLs. lpfg was developed and tested using
Microsoft Visual C++ v.6.0.
Files included in installation
The distribution CD contains the following folders:
The contents of these folders are described below:
bin contains all binaries necessary to use L-studio:
as well as the folder enviro.bin, which contains several
- cpfg.exe — cpfg executable
- cpp.exe — C preprocessor
- lpfg.exe — lpfg executable
- LStudio.exe — L-studio executable
- enviro contains the compiled communication library and
the communication library header file.
- Help contains these help files in HTML format, along
with PDF versions of other manuals, such as the
Cpfg User's Guide.
- lpfg contains files and folders required to run
- oofs contains sample L-studio objects.
To install L-studio:
- Create a folder for L-studio files, e.g.
- Copy the contents of the CD to this folder. If you wish to keep
your data files separately (e.g. in C:\My Documents),
copy the oofs directory to this folder instead.
In order to use lpfg, you will need a C++ compiler capable of
generating Windows DLLs. If you intend to use Microsoft Visual C++,
find the file vcvars32.bat in the directory where
your copy of MSVC++ is installed. Copy this file to the
lpfg\bin directory of your L-studio installation (overwriting
the vcvars32.bat file that came with L-studio). This file
defines environment variables needed by the compiler and linker.
(In particular, it specifies the PATH, INCLUDE
and LIB variables.) Note that you will have to do this again
if you upgrade your L-studio installation.
If you intend to use a different compiler, see this appendix for instructions on how to
set up lpfg.
To create a shortcut to L-studio on your desktop, right-click on
bin\Lstudio.exe in your L-studio directory and drag it to the
desktop. Select from the popup
menu. To add L-studio to your Start menu, consult Add items to the
Start Menu in the Windows Help system.