Welcome to foldit 101, designed to help with all the other stuff it’s useful to know.
foldit 101 suggests that you have already
Tip: In the password dialogue screen, click the box to put an X next to Disable Server Timeouts, this helps to speed up puzzle loading.
Tip: foldit will generally run faster if you have closed other programs as it is able to maximise its use of available resources.
2 - Read the Frequently asked Questions portal page.
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The Science Behind Foldit: http://fold.it/portal/info/science
Introduction to protein folding: http://fold.it/portal/node/985960 ‘
Tip: Search YouTube for foldit, and protein folding to find helpful and interesting videos
foldit 101 topics
The Tools section provides comprehensive information for all interface tools
Foldit runs regular science and developer chats in global, transcripts: http://fold.it/portal/chats, these chats are announced on the foldit front page and in global.
Some players are invited to join the developer meetings using Skype, links to their reports below:
May 2012 - http://fold.it/portal/node/992703 - Tools, scissors, pins, sliders
May 2012 - http://fold.it/portal/node/992653 - GDT and RMSD graphs