Installing the Himalayan Database
The Himalayan Database requires a PC running:
Windows XP or Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
and a monitor screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater. The program will run on earlier systems such as Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or Vista, but they are not recommended.
Download the Himalayan Database from the website at
To install the Himalayan Database, unzip the Himalayan Database.zip
file and copy the resulting Himalayan Database folder to your local C: drive. The contents of the folder will be
Open the Himalayan Database folder and double-click the Himal 2.0 icon to launch the Himal program (you may wish to create a shortcut to the Himal Program and place it on your desktop).
You will be asked to accept the software license and terms the first time you run the program:
The original Himalayan Database that was published in 2004 on CD-Rom could run natively on older PowerPC Macintosh computers running OS 8.6, 9.0 or OS X in Classic mode (OS 10.4 or earlier). This version is no longer supported as Power Macintosh computers are now outdated.
In January 2006, Apple released a new series of Macintosh computers that used the Intel dual-core processor, and soon thereafter released Boot Camp, which allowed these Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP natively. This and other more elegant solutions developed by other third-party vendors such as Parallels (www.parallels.com) and Fusion (www.vmware.com) now enable Intel-based Macs to run the Windows version of the Himalayan Database. These solutions also require the installation of a Windows operating system.
CrossOver (www.codeweavers.com) is a program that allows you to run many popular Windows programs on an Intel-based Macintosh without installing the Windows operating system. The Himalayan Database is compatible with CrossOver and may be used with CrossOver on your Mac. See the Himalayan Database website for further details.
Wine is an open-sourced software system that allows you to run many popular Windows programs on an Intel-based Macintosh (using OS X 10.6 or higher) without installing the Windows operating system. The Himalayan Database is compatible with Wine and is implemented through the WineBottler application. See the Himalayan Database website for further details.