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For those that use the Google Toolbar, you may notice that they now have a distributed computing function, which they call Google Compute. At this time, it benefits the Folding@home project, which is one of the projects Team Helix benefits.

You can use this to support the Folding@home project, but it won't credit Team Helix.
However, there is a way to get Google to work for Team Helix.


Please Don't Attempt This Without Knowledge Of The Registry


This is a guide for making the Google Toolbar FOLD for your username on Team Helix:

1. Get the Google Toolbar from here: Google Toolbar (Without Advance features is recommended)

2. Install it

3. Install Google Compute from here: About Google Toobar

Now for the editing part:

4. The file you want to edit is C:\Program Files\GoogleDCC\GoogleFah\client.cfg

5. Open client.cfg in Notepad.

This is what it looks like:

[settings]
username=google210975797549510
team=446
asknet=no
userid= This is randomly generated by the client. Do not edit this!.
machineid=1
[http]active=no
host=localhost
port=8080
usereg=yes

6. Replace the Google210975797549510 with whatever username you are going to use. (Make sure not to add any spaces or change the format at all!)

7. Replace 446 with 4 (Which is the Team number for Team Helix)

This is what it should look like after the changes:

[settings]
username=yourusername
team=4
asknet=no
userid= This is randomly generated by the client. Do not edit this!.
machineid=1
[http]active=no
host=localhost
port=8080
usereg=yes

8. If you are going to run more than one instance of F@H ON ONE COMPUTER then you need to change the Machineid to a number between 1 and 4 the default for any F@H client is 1 so chose 2,3, or 4.

Each instance of the F@H client on one computer should have a unique Machineid: 1, 2, 3 or 4.

9. Click File>>>Save.

Now for the Registry change that needs to be done:
*Again, proceed with caution!*

A. Click Start

B. Click on run

C. Type regedit

D. ***Make a backup by clicking Registry in the top left corner of the window. Select export and name it RegBackup. Save it where you know where it is.***

E. Hit Ctrl and F at the same time.

F. Type GoogleFah in the find box.

G. This should bring you to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\DcClient]

H. Right click on dc-username >>> Select modify >>> Change it to your username (Make sure you use the exact username you put in the Fah config).
>>> Click OK.

I. Right click on TeamNum >>> select Modify >>> Change it to 4. >>> click OK.

J. Right click on UserName >>> select Modify >>> Change it to your username (Make sure you use the exact username you put in the Fah config).
>>> click OK.

K. Click the little X in the top right corner to close RegEdit.

14. Click on the Google Compute icon on the Google Toolbar. If there is an option to Start Computing click it otherwise You are Folding for your username and team 4!

15. You can right click on the Google Toolbar and un check it and it will hide.

16. Reboot your computer for the process to be complete.

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by ahulett See Profile edited by nozero See Profile
last modified: 2005-08-07 17:08:11