Simredo runs on version 1.6 and higher of the Java Runtime Environment. In new computers, JRE is usually pre-installed. Please refer to Requirements for details.
Clicking the above link downloads the installer to your download folder. This file cannot be run with a double click; do a control-click (hold the control button down while clicking on the file), and select 'Open' from the pop-up menu.
|For security reasons, the operating system will display a warning dialogue. If you are confident about the source of this file, click on 'Open'.||
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When you click on the above link, a dialogue similar to the one at right will appear. You have the choice of opening (running) the installer immediately, or saving it to disk and starting it with a double click.
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After clicking on the above link, a dialogue similar to the one at right will appear. Click on Save File to download the installer.
When the download is completed, a 'Downloads' window, like the one at right, may pop up. Close this.
Open your 'Downloads' folder, which is located under your home folder (/home/yourname). In this folder you will find the downloaded installer, SimInstall.jar .
Do a right-button click on the installer. If you're lucky, you will see and option 'Open with java'; select this.
Alternatively, you can open a terminal window, and run the following command:
java -jar Downloads/SimInstall.jar
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When the installer starts up, it will display a dialogue similar to the one shown here.
The default installation folder (in blue) can be changed with the Dir button.
In Windows XP, the OS which will never die, the default installation folder is c:\Program Files. In some versions of Windows, a non-admin user does not have privileges to install into c:\Program Files . In that case, select a different location, perhaps c:\ .
There are two checkboxes: 'Install the program' and 'Make a shortcut.' The 'Install the program' option should be checked. (This was made optional for testing purposes.)
If the 'shortcut' option is checked (highly recommended), the installer will put a shortcut on the desktop.
Click on 'OK' to install the program.
The installer will create a subfolder called Simredo4 (Simredo4.app in Mac OS X), and copy the executable jar file, Simredo4.jar, into it. In addition, it will create a subfolder called 'simredo' to hold parameter files, keymap files, conversion table files, and dictionary files. The parameter files are described below.
The installation should only take a few seconds. When it's done, a 'Finished' message will briefly appear.
In Mac OS X, the desktop shortcut is actually a tiny app called SimLauncher, which starts up the main app.
In Linux, after the installer finishes, the desktop shortcut may appear as shown here.
If you see this, do a right button click on the shortcut, and select Properties. In the Properties menu, go to the Permissions tab, and put a check in the Execute checkbox, as show below at right.
The shortcut should now display correctly.
The easiest way to start Simredo is to double click on the desktop shortcut. If you did not create a shortcut, there are other ways to start the program: Mac users can double click on the application folder (Simredo4.app); Windows and Linux users can double click on the executable jar-file Simredo4.jar, in the folder Simredo4.
It's also possible to start the program with a command line.
|In Linux, open up a Terminal window and type:|
|In Windows, open up a Command Prompt window and type:|
When Simredo starts up for the first time, it will ask which language to use for menus and messages. After you select your preferred language, Simredo is ready to use.
There are three parameter files in the folder 'simredo'. They are:
||-||interface language: English, Esperanto, French, Greek, Hindi or Sorbian|
||-||list of up to 16 previously edited files|
||-||various parameters: font name, font size, keymap, etc.|
simfont.txt are 16‑bit Unicode files.
simlang.txt is an 8‑bit file.