1: System Requirements
To run LDraw, you will need a computer with:
MS-DOS or Windows (3.x, 95, NT, or 98), and
about 10 Mb of free disk space
First, download the original freeware program, created by James Jessiman:
LDRAW.EXE (987 Kb)
Save it to your C:\ directory or wherever you want your LDRAW\ directory to be located.
Next, download the pieces that other enthusiasts have created:
If the above doesn't work, download:
Now, run the files. To do this, hit Start and choose Run. (fig. 1) (In Windows 3.x, choose File, Run... in Program Manager.) A window will pop up.
Type in C:\LDRAW.EXE -y and hit OK. (fig. 2)
A lot of text will scroll by in a window. When the text stops scrolling, close the window.
Choose Run again. This time type in C:\COMPLETE.EXE -y and hit OK
Now, choose Run, type C:\LDRAW\MKLIST.EXE and hit OK. A window will pop up that says:
Sort by [N]umber or [D]escription:
(fig. 3) Hit D and wait until the program is finished before you close the window.
If you run into any problems installing these files, go to:
LDraw Question & Answer page or
If you didn't get any error messages, you're ready to begin the LEdit tutorial! If you don't want to start right away, go back to Home.