At IUB, how do I use Olduvai?
Note: Olduvai is departmentally sponsored software. UITS computing consultants are not trained to support this product. For help with using Olduvai, talk to your instructor or AI. Olduvai is sponsored by Professor Jeanne Sept in the Anthropology Department at Indiana University Bloomington.
Olduvai is not installed in the Student Technology Centers (STCs) at IUB. You must have the CD-ROM to use it in any Mac OS X or Windows STC.
Mac OS X STC
To run Olduvai on a Mac, use it as you would any other Mac software on CD-ROM.
Note: Olduvai startup files are installed in the Windows STCs, but you need the CD to run the program.
To run Olduvai in the Windows STCs, insert the CD-ROM. From the
Start menu, select
Departmentally Sponsored, then
Anth, and then
The program will launch, and you will see a window that tells you an
application or DLL called
wing.dll is missing. Click
OK. You will see another error warning you about a problem
saving files. Click
Bring your own headphones to use with Olduvai. Many STCs (but not all) have audio extension cords into which you can plug headphones.
Note: The animal data movies do not have sound.
If you hear no sound, the audio speaker might be muted or the volume might be turned off. If you are using Windows, click the speaker icon in the notification area. If the volume control is toward the bottom, drag it to the top. If this does not produce sound, ask a consultant for assistance.
Mac OS X
If you are using a Mac, check the volume level by clicking the speaker icon in the top right corner of your screen. If the volume is at maximum level and you still can't hear anything:
- From the Apple menu, select
System Preferences.... Under "Hardware", click
Output, and then move the "Output Volume" slider all the way to the right. Make sure
If this does not produce sound, ask a consultant for assistance.
Saving your work
If you have saved bookmarks or any data in the Fieldbook, save the
Fieldbk.cst file to a flash drive or in your
Oncourse Resources. This is the file the program
previously warned you about (if you are using Windows). Since the
CD-ROM itself is not writable, you cannot save files on it, but you
should be able to save information to a flash drive or other storage
Last modified on November 12, 2012.