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Match! Download Area

On this page you will find the current Match! software version 3.12 Build 214 as well as free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from the COD database, and last-but-not-least installer packages of the well-known Rietveld program FullProf (by J. Rodriguez-Carvajal) for all supported platforms.


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Download Match!

The software packages provided below can either be used to install the Match! demonstration version, as installers for the electronic delivery option, or to update for your existing Match! installation to the most recent version. The download packages contain the latest version of the COD-Inorganics reference database as well as the full documentation (manual and online help).

Without adding a license file the software installed from the download packages below serves as a demo version: The functionality is equivalent to the full version, the only difference being the time limitation: After you have installed the software for the first time it will work for 2 months. Once this evaluation period has passed you should purchase a license if you would like to continue using the software.

If you would like to update your current version of Match! 3 on your computer, you should normally not uninstall the previous version before installing the new version (but see below)! Instead, simply install the new version on top of the existing version. This is important in order to make sure that your license file is retained.

Installation packages are available for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit), macOS (Intel or Apple M1) and Linux (Intel 64-bit). Before downloading the appropriate installation package using the links in the table below, please read the corresponding file "Readme.txt" carefully, in order to learn about system requirements as well as how to install the software on the corresponding platform (especially in case of the Linux and Windows packages). Note that in any case you need administrator privileges to install the software!

Before you install the version below as an update, please do the following:

  • Verify that your update permission time has not expired yet! You can do so e.g. by running the "Help/About Match!" command. If your update permission time has expired, you will not be able to run the new version until you have purchased an extension for your update permission time.
  • Please reboot your computer before installing the new version!

Current version is 3.12 Build 214 (released on October 25, 2021).

Platform Readme file Download Package Size
Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (64 bits) Readme.txt Match-3-windows-x64-installer.exe 421 MB
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or 11 (32 bits) Readme.txt Match-3-windows-x32-installer.exe 363 MB
macOS (Intel or Apple M1) 10.12 "Sierra" (or higher)* Readme.txt Match-3-osx-installer.dmg 401 MB
Linux (Intel 64 bits) Readme.txt 421 MB

*macOS version only: If you run the installer on macOS 10.14 "Mojave" (or later) in "dark mode", some dialog elements (especially the buttons at the bottom) are hardly visible. Please switch over to the "light" mode before running the installer, or press the button (outline visible only) in the bottom-right corner of the installer window repeatedly until the installation starts.


Download other Match! versions

You can also download previous versions as well as the most recent pre-release version.


Tutorial in Spanish Language

Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Santiago Rodríguez Almenar, an excellent tutorial document in Spanish language is available.


Reference pattern databases

In addition to any ICDD PDF database product, Match! can also use free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from crystal structure data that are available free-of-charge on the internet. These data come from the COD ("Crystallography Open Database").

There are three different COD reference database packages available: The complete COD reference pattern database containing all appropriate entries from the COD, another package containing only COD reference patterns for inorganic compounds (without C-H-bonds), and finally a tiny small reference database that contains only reference patterns for Cement phases.

The COD Inorganics reference pattern database (which can be downloaded below) can be used with Match! version 1.7 or higher. Please note, however, that the full COD reference database can only be used with Match! version 3 64-bit versions, because the central database file has become so large (> 2 GB) that it can no longer be accessed with earlier as well as 32-bit versions. The most recent full COD version that is still compatible with Match! version 1 has been released on January 4, 2016, and can be downloaded from here.

Installation instructions: First of all, download the compressed reference database file(s), by clicking on the corresponding file name (link) in the table below. When the download has finished, please unzip the contents of the zip-file(s) to the directory where you would like to save/create the new reference database.

Once you have extracted the contents of the zip-file(s) please run Match!, open the Reference Database Library (e.g. using the “Select/create reference database” command from the "Database" menu), press the "Add" button, and select the file "" in the directory where you have unzipped the files. The new reference database can now be selected for being used.

Reference patterns from... File name Entries Size Date
Crystallography Open Database (COD) 472,261 2.85 GB June 14, 2021
COD inorganic compounds only 77,222 293 MB June 14, 2021
Cement compounds only 109 0.3 MB November 27, 2020


Download FullProf Installers

Match! uses the well-known Rietveld program FullProf (J. Rodriguez-Carvajal, Physica B 192, 55 (1993)) to run Rietveld refinement calculations. You can download FullProf installers for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux and Linux 64-bit) either from the original FullProf download page or from below.

Platform Download Package Size
Windows 64-bits Setup_FullProf_Suite_January2018_64b.exe 93.2 MB
Windows 32-bits Setup_FullProf_Suite_January2018.exe 85.0 MB
Windows XP, Vista Setup_FullProf_Suite_January2018_XP.exe 82.5 MB
macOS 10.8 "Mountain Lion" (or higher) FullProf4Mac-v252.dmg 110 MB
Linux 64-bits FullProf_Suite_January2018_Linux64.gz 99.9 MB
Linux FullProf_Suite_May2015_Lin.tgz 93.2 MB

FullProf installation instructions (taken from FullProf web page, with minor modifications):

Download the Windows installer package from the table above into some temporary directory, then double-click on it to run the installer. Follow the instructions on the screen, paying attention not to use directory names with blank or non ASCII characters in their name.

macOS is the full implementation of the FULLPROF suite (64 bits). It is signed with the “Institut Laue-Langevin” certificate. OpenMotif is embedded and there is no need for defining any environment variable. Just double-click the icon of the application to launch it.


  • macOS Mountain Lion (10.8) or higher
  • the free X11 tool (at version 2.7.9 or higher must be present on your computer.

Installation Download the file "FullProf4Mac-vxxx.dmg" to the Desktop. Click on it and drag the FullProf4Mac icon to the icon "Applications". That's all !

Download the installer file from the table above. Afterwards, please perform the following steps:

General Mode (for all the users of the system)

  1. Activate the super-user mode
  2. Create a directory in which you want to hold the programs of the FullProf_Suite. For instance: /usr/local/bin/FullProf_Suite in some Linux systems
  3. Copy the file FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz (XXX=Month NNNN=year) in the directory just created in step 2.
  4. Decompress the file .tgz with the following command:

    tar -xzvf FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz

  5. Tell the users to activate the environment variable FULLPROF in their configuration file (see below)

Local Mode (Installation for a single user)

  1. Create a directory in which you want to hold the programs of the FullProf_Suite, e.g. $HOME/FullProf_Suite
  2. For doing that you must execute the following commands:

    cd $HOME mkdir FullProf_Suite cd FullProf_Suite

  3. Copy the file FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz (XXXX=Month NNNN=year) in the directory just created in step 2
  4. Decompress the file .tgz with the following command:

    tar -xzvf FullProf_Suite_XXXXNNNN_Lin.tgz

  5. Modify the configuration file to activate the environment variable FULLPROF (see below)

Activation of the environment variable of the FullProf_Suite

  1. Depending of the SHELL of the user the commands are different. The aim is to create the environment variable FULLPROF.
    To know what is the shell one is using you should execute the command:

    echo $SHELL

    Generally it is one of the following: Bourne (sh, bash), Korn(ksh), C(csh)

  2. From now we suppose we are using the Bourne of bash type. If you have another one you must consult how to do the equivalent commands we explain below.
  3. Edit the setting file of the user. In our case it should be in the root directory of the user and the name is .bashrc or .bash_profile
  4. Add the environment variable FULLPROF, that has as value the absolute path of the directory in which we have installed the programs of the FullProf Suite.
    For instance:

    FULLPROF=/opt/FullProf_Suite FULLPROF=/usr/local/bin/FullProf_Suite<

  5. Add the above directory to the PATH variable


  6. Export the defined variable

    export FULLPROF

  7. The changes will be effective on opening a new terminal window. To verify that everything is OK, just type in your terminal the command:

    echo $FULLPROF

    The system will show the directory in which you have installed the programs.

After performing all the above steps all the programs of the FullProf Suite are available from whatever working directory. If you need to update the FullProf Suite you just have to do the steps 3 and 4 of the General or Local mode described above. Only in the case you decide to use another directory you have to redefine the environment variable. You can use the programs in console mode or use the toolbar (command tfp) to access the different programs.

Depending of your installation you may need to install the libraries of OpenMotif version 2.3. Do that only in case one of the GUIs doesn't work and you see a message of the form: "" not available or something similar.