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We recommend to read the file
README.TXT before you install DIAMOND. There you will find details
about system requirements and instructions for installation.
January 4, 2016
Download Diamond Version 4.1.2 (Diamond-4.1.2-Setup.exe)
Important notes for using the download package to update Diamond to a newer version
This information is for customers who want to update their Diamond version but do not use
the "online update" function (or where the online update has failed for whatever reason).
- Before you start the installation after successful download, make a backup copy
of your license file "yourlicense.lic", which is located in the Diamond program
directory, by default: "C:\Program Files\Diamond 4".
- Uninstall your current Diamond 4.x version. Otherwise the installer will throw a message
that "another version of the product is already installed" on your computer. (Your
personal/latest Diamond settings keep stored in the Windows registry.)
- Install Diamond (which contains only the general demonstration license file).
- After successful installation re-copy your backuped license file into the Diamond program directory
in order to re-enable the full functionality.
If you encounter trouble with the latest version of Diamond, you can download a previous version from here. (Don't forget to backup your license file when you uninstall
and re-install Diamond.)
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Crystallography Open Database (COD)
A comprehensive (though not up-to-date: March 2012) version of the "Crystallography
Open Database (COD)" is included in the Diamond software package, amongst them
data from "American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database" (AMCSD) as well as
from International Union of Crystallography" (IUCr) journals.
In this context, we would like to thank Pete Strickland (IUCr), Armel Le Bail
(COD) and Bob Downs (AMCSD) for their kind permission to download and distribute
their data free-of-charge!
DIAMOND version 4 can use POV-Ray
to create photorealistic pictures. If you would like to do so, please download
and install also the POV-Ray software package:
The POV-Ray package is provided with DIAMOND as a free bonus; customers of
Diamond do not pay for POV-Ray in any way. You can download the official
POV-Ray package without charge from http://www.povray.org.
POV-Team does not endorse the distributor or its products. The POV-Team
receives no compensation for this distribution. For detailed information about the POV-Ray
license, please read the "GENERAL LICENSE AGREEMENT" (also called "POVLEGAL.DOC")
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(1) The POV-Ray editor (to edit, change, render, and debug POV-Ray 3D scene files) uses a different
license type and is thus not included
in the above mentioned software package. The last step in the installation procedure
will point you to a POV-Ray web page where you can download the POV-Ray editor from.
We strongly recommend to install this editor, too, even if you do not intend to
edit or debug POV-Ray scene files. Otherwise you will receive a prompt whenever
Diamond starts a POV-Ray rendering job and the command "Tools/POV-Ray/Launch Environment..."
fails or shows an auxiliary POV-Ray window where you cannot edit the POV-Ray scene
(2) You should run POV-Ray separately before you make the first
POV-Ray rendering job from Diamond. Otherwise Diamond may have trouble locating
the POV-Ray executable "pvengine.exe" on your hard disk.