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Major Update!

Today we have a major interface update!

New features and changes:

Rebuild:  You can access rebuilding through the ctrl/right-click pie menu in pull mode.  Rebuild will search through completely new shapes for the protein's backbone.  Use locks and bands to control the rebuild!

Locks and Bands:  Locks and bands are now shift/middle-click.  A single click will lock and unlock individual pieces of the backbone, giving finer control of what you will move.  A double click will lock or unlock the whole structure.  This works in all modes.

Structure Mode:  when you switch to structure mode, you can change the type of strcutres the protein is made up, between helices, sheets, and loops.  This will have an effect on rebuilding; you can make new helices or sheets, or try to find better loops!  Left click and drag to paint existing structures across the backbone.  You can also select directly with the ctrl/right-click pie menu.

Pie menus:  Right/shift-click will bring up a pie menu to give you some actions to perform.

There is and expanded help and glossary under the actions tab.

You can now see who is logged on to chat by clicking the (i) on the chat tabs.

The home key recenters the view on the protein.

(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 00:52  |  1 comment)

Upcoming tools

Dear foldit community,

We are currently in the progressing of making several significant changes that should be implemented shortly.

1. Rebuild tool, which searches for the best phi/psi angles, as opposed to the lowest energy. This is very useful in conjunction with the rubber band.

2. Increased precision in the lock tool, users will be able to lock individual amino acids.

3. The home key will center the screen.

4. A new gui interface featuring a pi menu, to be used in  conjunction with the rebuild tool.


Foldit Team

(Fri, 06/06/2008 - 09:09  |  0 comments)

Rankings Now Enabled

We have re-enabled rankings for players and groups. Your rank has been retroactively computed over all puzzles during the ranking outage. Check out the top groups and players over all puzzles!

(Thu, 05/29/2008 - 20:35  |  0 comments)

NEW FEATURE: Group Sharing!

This update should automatically install the next time you run the program. To share your solutions with members of your group go to File>Open/Share Solutions from within the game. The human collaborative protein folding phase of Foldit has begun!

(Thu, 05/29/2008 - 19:53  |  0 comments)

Images of Recent Top Solutions

The solution by ferzle to 56: Lipid Binding.

The solution by MattSaffell to 57: Beta-Neurotoxin.

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(Thu, 05/29/2008 - 19:12  |  0 comments)
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