Using Perseus at Stanford
380 Meyer Library
Who Can Use Perseus?
Perseus is available to anyone at Stanford University who has a Macintosh
computer attached directly to SUNet. You do need HyperCard 2.x on your machine
to run Perseus. If you do not have HyperCard 2.x, you should use the HyperCard
Player which is included as part of the files obtainable below.
- Macintosh Computer running system version 7.0 or higher, with a
minimum of 8 MB of RAM (HyperCard needs a memory allocation of 2.5 MB to run
- Hypercard 2.1 or higher (preferred, but Perseus will run with Hypercard
- Ethernet connection to SUNet (SLIP/ARNS connections are insufficiently fast
to run Perseus)
Obtaining the Perseus User Stacks
Click here to download the Perseus User
Stacks, including the HyperCard Player. [Note: the downloaded file is a
self-extracting archive in binhex format; you may need a separate program to
convert the binhex, such as Suffit Extractor.]
Mounting the Perseus Server and Installing the Stacks
Mounting the Perseus Server
To use Perseus, you must mount the Perseus server. The server contains the
files your Perseus Stacks need to run. You must perform this operation every
time you want to use Perseus.
- Open Chooser from your Apple menu and choose AppleShare
- Scroll in the AppleTalk Zones menu and select GreenSystems
- Click on the SYSTEMS-NT server and then on Open
- Connect to the server as Guest (no password required) and then
select Perseus 1.0 as your volume and click on OK. The Perseus
1.0 icon should then appear on your desktop. You can then close Chooser
at this point.
- When you are finished using Perseus, drag the Perseus 1.0 icon into the
Trash to disconnect from the server.
Note that Stanford has a site license to use Perseus 1.0, and the number of
connections permitted, while high, is not unlimited. For this reason, you may
occasionally get a message stating that the Perseus server is unavailable. In
this case, you should try again later. This is also the reason that you should
disconnect from Perseus when you are done, as a courtesy to others.
Installing the Perseus Stacks
You will find a Read Me file with your Perseus stacks that details
installation instructions and provides other relevant information. The pertinent
portions are repeated here.
- Double-click the stack named Perseus Gateway
- Click the Settings icon once, then click the button Set Up Home Card. When
this process is complete, you will be at the Home Card. Use the new button on
your Home Card to return to Perseus.
- To set up your Path and Notebook Stacks, click the Settings Icon on the
Perseus Gateway stack. When your are at the Settings Card, click first on the
Set Up Path button. You will be presented with a dialog box and should choose
the Path stack from your Perseus folder. Repeat this procedure for the Set Up