Installation - Windows
No special procedure is required for installation; for basic
operation just download one of the self-contained PGOPHER
and double click on it to run the program. Windows 10 may give a
security warning; click on "More Info" to show a "Run Anyway"
button. The executable can be saved in any convenient directory. Not
essential, but also available are:
- Pgopher.exe - 32
bit version; should run on any PC
- PgopherU64.exe - 64 bit unicode version; requires a
64 bit version of windows. This can handle larger problems, and
has some support for characters outside the ASCII standard A-Z
but for most use cases either version will work fine. The data
files are interchangeable.
These should be placed in the same directory as the PGOPHER
- tabslaveU.exe, a
simple text editor optimized for use with PGOPHER, the
Editor. This is the unicode version that can
handle characters outside the ASCII standard A-Z range.
unicode version of the above that can handle character outside
the ASCII standard A-Z range.
provides a local version of the on-line help
- The commandline
directory contains command line versions
PGOPHER should run on any machine, and only the largest
problems will need additional memory or faster processors. Some
features, particularly interactive fits, are much easier with a
two or three button mouse rather than a trackpad or touch screen.
- If the cursor does not appear as a cross in the main window,
try changing the cursor theme in the control panel. (The mouse
icon in the "classic" view and then select "pointers").
If the help file (pgopher.chm) does not display correctly,
first make sure that it is installed on a local (not mapped or
network) drive. It is in a Microsoft standard format but
security settings mean that .chm files may not display
correctly under some circumstances. The problems are minimized
if the help file is on a local drive (rather than a mapped
drive), or you may have to apply the fixes suggested in one or
more of the following Microsoft knowledgebase articles::