This upgrade will not replace your NIST MS Search Program v1.6x/1.7x, but will replace any previously distributed v2.0 files. It is recommended that you do not run version 2.0 and the older versions at the same time, though if you do, you should not change contents of user libraries with both running.
This upgrade does not contain files for MS Interpreter. You may find them in the v1.7 upgrade V17_UPG.zip
This upgrade does not contain v1.6d Mainlib update file, alphanam.in6 created on 08/04/1998. It is located in a separate file V16D_NAM.zip
HP/Agilent ChemStation users: the replacements for the HP/Agilent ChemStation macros are available for downloading separately (file V20CS_MAC.zip).
|nistms.exe||Main NIST MS Search v2.0 executable|
|nistms$.exe||Loader for the MS Search v2.0 command line options|
|strdbld.exe||User Libraries Structure search database builder|
NIST MS Search v2.0 is a true 32-bit program and thus does not work with early Windows operating systems (3.1 and earlier).
There are many new features in the program, some of the most important are:
The most significant changes are in the overall user interface.
It was designed to be easier to use and to conform with modern Windows conventions.
If both of the following are true:
then the latest MS Search version you may use is 1.7a-o (file V17O_UPG.zip). In this case, using NIST MS Search v2.0 to update or create your user MS library may make the library incompatible with your (third party) software.
To resolve this incompatibility with the NIST MS Search v2.0 the third party software needs to be updated to the current version of the NISTDL32.DLL or NISTDL16.DLL.
User MS Libraries created/updated by the MS Search v2.0 may also have compatibility problems with older NIST MS Search version 1.6x. However, these libraries are fully compatible with the NIST MS Search v1.7 and are searchable with v1.7-o.
For more information about the MS Search program and NIST 98 MS Library please see http://chemdata.nist.gov
If you have questions or comments, please contact:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8380
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8380
|phone :||(301) 975-4673|
|fax :||(301) 869-4020|