If you are reading this guide offline, go to mev.tm4.org. If you are reading this guide on the MeV website, look to the right hand side of the screen and click the “Download” link.
A screen should pop up that asks what you want to do with the files. Whether using a PC, Mac, or Linux, you want open the files and download them to your computer. Then save the files to your computer if it does not automatically do so.
Once downloaded, open the folder and unzip all files.
To best access the folder again, copy the MeV_4_X folder onto a location on your hard drive. Make sure the directory does not contain any spaces in the location path. The desktop is not a good place to put the unzipped Mev folder as it expands to system path with spaces in it. Putting it directly under a drive, like C:\ might be a good idea.
Open the MeV_4_X folder. If using Windows, double click the file called TMEV/tmev.bat to run the program. For Linux or Unix users, navigate to the MeV_4_X folder in a terminal, and make tmev.sh executable by typing “chmod u+x tmev.sh” then “./tmev.sh”. MeV can hereafter be run by double-clicking the tmev.sh file. For Macintosh users, open the TMEV_MacOSX_4_X file.
When MeV starts up, two windows will appear.
Users are strongly discouraged not to install MeV under a directory which has spaces in the location name. E.g. of such directories on a Windows machine would be ‘C:\Documents and Settings’, ‘C:\Program Files’ etc. Some modules will not work if MeV is installed in any such directory.