Introduction: Physics Illiustrator for Tablet PC's, on a NON-tablet PC!
Step 1: I Gotta Have It!!
After viewing that video I knew I had to have it, I I went on a wild goose chase, looking at forum posts stating it is impossible to download the program, because it was a "Strictly MIT professor " piece of software. upon further digging, I found it :D. I downloaded it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56347faf-a639-4f3b-9b87-1487fd4b5a53&displaylang=en. and upon instalation, discovered, it was for tablet PC's ONLY! so I dug and i dug, and I dug some more, and found it's source code, posted on microsoft's website! ( found here http://research.microsoft.com/research/downloads/Details/aeee3085-a219-47d6-88fc-a2501f00800d/Details.aspx)
I was able to compile it using Visual C# 2005 Express Edition, add a few things, and it now runs on any PC! So in this instructable, I will show you in detail, how to download the source, convert, compile, and run the program.
Step 2: Get What You Need
You will need the source code - http://research.microsoft.com/research/downloads/Details/aeee3085-a219-47d6-88fc-a2501f00800d/Details.aspx
You will also need the compiler - http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/ get the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
You will need MS Journal Viewer, or else you will get all kinds of un-pleasant errors. - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fad44098-8b73-4e06-96d4-d1eb70eacb44&displaylang=en
Step 3: Install, and Compile
Ok, now once you have installed the studio, and journal viewer, you will want to unzip the source to an easily accessible folder, then right click the folder, go to properties, then uncheck the "read only" box, set the permissions for all files in that folder, click apply, then ok. now that just set permissions for the compiler to edit all the files. Next you will want to run the compiler, and open the project labeled "Physicsillustrator" it will need to convert the files, allow it to do so, by following directions given to you by it. then you will want to go "Build (the tab)>Publish PhysicsIllustrator" a window should pop up, click next, and check the box labeled "From a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM" then click next again. check the box labeled "The application will not check for updates" then click next, and finish.
Step 4: Run and Use, WOOT!
Ta-Da! you have successfuly compiled physics illustrator. to install the compiled program, open the file "setup.exe" and install the software. you may now use Physics illustrator on any computer, meeting, or exceeding these specifications:Windows XP SP2, 600 mhz processor, 256 ram. You may download the end product http://www.4shared.com/file/64156198/9bd6f5a4/setup.html
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I am not sure of it's compatibility with Vista, please let me know how it goes.
**UPDATE** sorry about the long wait for the finished product, all links are operational now.
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