I think the .ini file is used by the EPlaunch in the Windows mode, although it has all the directory information required for running the EPLus in DOS.
There are several .bat files in the main directory. One of them show you how to customize the nine variaables filled in by the EPLaunch.
If you know how to use a text editor to open a batch file in edit mode, you will find it quire straight forward to change and fill it these path, directory, and file names. Make sure that this batch file is not the one used by the EPlaunch, i.e., copy the file and use a different file name before customizing the path..
The DOS path still exist in a PC runngin Windows. EPlaunch passes the creates the required path info to the batch file, use them during simulation, and clears them on exit.
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:06:40 -0600
Subject: Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] batch processing in Windows
It expects to have an Energy+.ini file in the same folder from where you are running and THAT points to the place where the EnergyPlus.exe and idd and, etc are. Specifically the .idd file as you will already be running the EnergyPlus.exe file at that point -- our script files that build files for our test suite runs use that.
Searching the documentation for Energy+.ini -- I find several references -- see if that helps.
If you don't have one, then it builds it first time and assumes that everything is in that folder.
At 10:59 AM 6/14/2010, Ery Djunaedy wrote:
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