Windows Version of Merlin
These executables were compiled using MINGW, a
minimalist port of the GNU utilities to a Windows environment. Using these executables
requires a working knowledge of the Windows command prompt. The command prompt is a
Windows utility that allows you to execute software with a text based interface,
such as Merlin.
In general, you should unpack the merlin download and place the executable (.EXE) files
in a subdirectory of the Program Files directory. For convenience, you can add
this directory to your path statement. For example, if you install the merlin executable
files in the directory C:\Program Files\Merlin you might add the following line to your
@set path=c:\Program Files\Merlin;%path%
After rebooting your computer you should be able to start a command prompt by selecting Run..
from the Start menu and entering CMD (in Windows XP) or COMMAND (in some older versions of
Windows) in the dialog box. If everything is working, you should be able to execute MERLIN
by typing MERLIN at the prompt.