Fordisc 3.1 Support
Information about Fordisc
Fordisc is a computer program that uses statistical methods to estimate sex, ancestry, and stature from skeletal measurements.
Fordisc employs multivariate statistical classification methods including linear discriminant function analysis.
The latest version of Fordisc is 3.1.296.
A PDF version of the Fordisc help file can be downloaded from here.
Vista and Windows 7 users
Vista and Windows 7 users should run Fordisc 3 as an Administrator. To do so, locate Fordisc 3 on the Start menu, or find the FD3.exe file on your computer. Right-click the application menu item or file, and then click Properties. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab. Then do one of the following:
1) To apply the setting to the currently logged-on user ONLY, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK.
2) To apply the setting to ALL users on the computer and regardless of which shortcut is used to start the application, click Change Setting For All Users to display the Properties dialog box for the application's .exe file, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK twice.
IMPORTANT notice for Fordisc 3.0 users
In order to update Fordisc 3.1, you may need to do a forced update of Fordisc, depending on what build you are using.
If you try to update and get an error message involving ACE32.DLL, you will need to download two files (click the link below) and copy them to your Fordisc directory, overwriting the files if they are there. Those files often must be deleted first, before saving the new files there. On PC installations, it is usually c:\program files\fordisc3\. In USB drives, it is the drive letter plus \Fordisc3\, for example, G:\Fordisc3\.