BrainVoyager 20.2 for Mac OS X

BrainVoyager 20.2 (QX 3.2) is our flagship product that provides a comprehensive, fast and elegant way to perform advanced neuroimaging data analysis and to create stunning visualizations. For more information, read the BrainVoyager 20 release blog post.

Installing the software-licensed version
. BrainVoyager uses a software-based licensing system and will not run without a valid license. In order to install BrainVoyager for evaluation or to update from an older version (BV 20.0) please use the link below.
BrainVoyagerInstaller_v20.2_Mac64_EC.dmg (272 MB)

You can ask for a time-limited trial license to evaluate BrainVoyager with your own data. A trial license unlocks most features of a full license lacking only some optional components (no scripting and plugins). You need to accept the license agreement during installation.
In case you have installed an older version of BrainVoyager or BrainVoyager QX, close any running instance prior to installation. We recommend to deinstall the older version of BrainVoyager by simply moving the "BrainVoyager" folder located in the "/Applications" folder to the Trash; it is also advised to remove the BrainVoyager icon by dragging it out of the dock area (otherwise there might be two icons after the new install). The installer might still detect that an older version of BrainVoyager was installed before; in this case, the installer shows an "Upgrade" button instead of an "Install" button, but in both cases the same files will be installed.

The downloaded disk image (.dmg file) contains the installation package (“BrainVoyager v20.2 Installer.pkg”). To open the disk image, double click the .dmg file after the download has been completed and then double click the extracted package file in the mounted volume. "Gatekeeper" may prevent running the package (.pkg) file saying that “BrainVoyager .pkg file can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”. In this case, Option-click (or right-click with a two-button mouse) the package icon and click "Open" in the context menu followed by a click on "Open" in the appearing Gatekeeper dialog. If you do not see the BrainVoyager Installer, click the Installer icon in the Dock to show the BrainVoyager Installer in front of other windows. Then simply follow the instructions of the package installer (see image sequence on the right).

If you have already a valid software license, you can continue to use BrainVoyager as before after installation and enjoy its new features. If you do not have a license, you will see a licensing screen after starting the software. To activate (unlock) a time-limited trial version, you need to send an email to “licensing [at] brainvoyager [dot] com” containing the displayed “Hardware-ID” and additional information for registration (name, institute/lab, mail address). This email is prepared automatically by clicking the “Prepare Email” button in the displayed dialog (see image below). Usually within 1-3 days you will receive a license key and a license name/ID (e.g. TSKF307BC88-PETER-SUGAR). After entering this information in the licensing dialog, the software will be activated and it is ready to use for 30 days. More details about the licensing and activation process can be found on the page BrainVoyager Software Licensing.
In order to get the full version of BrainVoyager (after evaluating the trial version), please send an email to “sales [at] brainvoyager [dot] com” to purchase a license. The full version unlocks the program permanently (or for a certain duration) and enables some features that are disabled in the trial version, including scripting and plugins. If you purchase the full version of BrainVoyager, you will get a key that unlocks all licensed features and the software can be used as long as requested in the purchased license.
BrainVoyager will be installed in the "/Applications/BrainVoyager" folder. Scripts and plugins will be installed in folder “Documents\BVExtenstions” instead of the old (BrainVoyager QX 2.8) folder “Documents\BVQXExtensions”.


Installing the hardware-licensed version. During a transition time, the old hardware-based licensing system (Hasp dongle) will be available, but we strongly advice existing users to move over to the new software licensing. In case you have a dongle-based (Hasp) license that is valid for BrainVoyager QX 3.X, you can download a copy of BrainVoyager 20.2 / QX 3.2 below.
BrainVoyagerQXInstaller_v3.2_Mac64_EC.dmg (234 MB)

Note that the hardware-licensed version of BrainVoyager QX works only in combination with the HASP licensing system, i.e. you need either a HASP dongle for a single user license or a HASP floating network license. If you use a single-user license, a device driver has to be installed in order to access the local HASP dongle. The disk image contains a Hasp driver package (.pkg) file that can be used to install the Hasp driver (if not already installed). The disk image also contains a Hasp driver uninstallation package that you can use later in case that you want to deinstall the Hasp driver.

System requirements
BrainVoyager 20.2 (BVQX 3.2) is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). It should run fine also on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) but it is recommended to use 10.10 or 10.11 (the software has been compiled on Mac OS X 10.11).
While many operations of BrainVoyager run with modest working memory demands, a minimum of 2 GB is required and at least 4 GB are recommended. Since BrainVoyage is a 64-bit application, more than 4 GB of working memory can be accessed, which is useful for some analysis tasks.
Documentation
The User's Guide provides general help information and can be easily invoked by clicking the "User's Guide" icon in the Tool bar or by clicking the "User's Guide" item in the "Help" menu. Several PDF files introducing various topics are also placed in the "/Applications/BrainVoyager" folder after installation, including the "Getting Started Guide". If you are upgrading BrainVoyager, you may want to check out the "News" section of the User's Guide. We highly recommend to read the release notes (see "Help" menu) to learn about new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The User's Guide and additional documentation is also available online. If you have any questions, suggestions or bug reports, please send an email to "support at BrainVoyager dot com".

We also recommend to install the Documentation Viewer 1.0 application that can be used to view the User's Guide (which is installed in the "/Applications/BrainVoyager/UsersGuide" folder) without running BrainVoyager; the tool can be used also to view other help files including the Developer Guide or help files from other software including Turbo-BrainVoyager and Brain Tutor. The program registers the ".qhc" compressed HTML format after the first launch enabling to view any ".qhc" help file by simply double-clicking it in the Finder.
DocumentationViewer_v10_Mac64.dmg (22.4 MB)
Sample data
If you want to learn basic and advanced features of BrainVoyager, it may be useful to start with example data sets, which are also used in our BrainVoyager Training Courses. The installer on this page does not contain sample data. To download example data sets, click the "Sample Data Web Page" item in the "Help" menu of BrainVoyager or visit the example data sets page with your Browser. The analysis of the "Objects" data set is described in detail in the BrainVoyager Getting Started Guide