Software and Manuals

Current (software) and previous (archive) versions of the BehavePlus fire modeling system are available on this page. Click on the appropriate links to download the installation files.

BehavePlus 5.0.5 (Build 307) is the most recent version (August 12, 2011).
Fire Characteristics Chart Version 2.0 is the most recent version (July 12, 2013).

BehavePlus

Heinsch, F. A.; Andrews, P. L. 2010. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Design and Features. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-249. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Andrews, P. L. 2009. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Variables. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-213WWW Revised. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Andrews, P. L.; Bevins, C. D.; Seli, R. C. 2008. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: User's Guide. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-106WWW Revised. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Fire Characteristics Chart

Andrews, P. L.; Heinsch, F. A.; Schelvan, L. 2011. How to generate and interpret fire characteristics charts for surface and crown fire behavior. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-253. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Description File Name File Size
BehavePlus 5.0.5 for Windows® Installation Program bp_307.exe 22.4 MB
BehavePlus 5.0 Release Notice ReleaseNotice5.pdf 237 KB
BehavePlus Change Log BehavePlus_ChangeLog.pdf 131 KB
BehavePlus Known Bugs BehavePlus_KnownBugs.pdf 110 KB
BehavePlus FAQs BehavePlus_FAQs.pdf 192 KB
Accessing BehavePlus v4 files from v5 AccessingBehavePlusV4FilesFromV5.pdf 108 KB
BehavePlus Source files: BehavePlus is a complex system
with many options. This code includes the core fire
behavior calculations (xfblib.cpp) and the associated
libraries (xfblib.h), not connections or the interface.
xfblib.cpp
xfblib.h
142 KB
15 KB
     

If you have already installed a previous version of BehavePlus 5.0 on your computer, uninstall it before installing the latest version on your computer. BehavePlus 5.0 automatically installs in a different directory than versions 4, 3, 2 or 1; it is not necessary to uninstall earlier versions before installing Version 5.

BehavePlus Installation Instructions

  • If you have a previous version of BehavePlus 5.0 on your computer, uninstall it before installing the latest version. You will not lose files you've saved.
  • You do not need to uninstall version 4. You can have both BehavePlus4 and BehavePlus5 on your computer for comparison runs.
  • BehavePlus will run on 64-bit computers if it is NOT installed in Program Files.
  • In the program, check Help > Installation Information for the Build number to ensure you have the correct version of the program.
  • BehavePlus Version 4 files are compatible with Version 5. See the tip on Accessing BehavePlus Version 4 Files from Version 5 [PDF] for more information.
  • The Version 4.0 User's Guide is still valid and was not updated for Version 5.0.
  • The Variables Paper was updated for Version 5.0.
  • The User's Guide and Variables Paper are bundled with the program as part of the Help system. They are also available for download from this page under the Manuals tab.
  • Check the Change Log [PDF] and Known Bugs [PDF] pages for more information on program status.
  • Lessons have been updated for version 5.0 and are available on the Tips and Training page.
Description File Name File Size
Fire Characteristics Chart version 2.0 for
Windows® Installation Program

Please check the file size to make sure
you have the entire file.
FireChart20.msi
To download this file, please RIGHT-CLICK
on the file name and then SELECT
Save Target As (Internet Explorer)
or
Save Link As (Mozilla Firefox)
to save the file to your computer.
9.0 MB
Fire Characteristics Chart version 2.0 Release Notice FireChart_ReleaseNotice_Version2.pdf 52 KB
     

All previous versions of the Fire Characteristics Chart must be completely uninstalled prior to installing the latest version of the program. Your files will not be deleted; however, version 2 of the program will not open version 1 files.

Program operation is described in the Help menu.

Description File Name File Size
BehavePlus Version 4.0.0 for Windows®
BehavePlus Version 4 Users Guide
BehavePlus Version 4 Variables Paper
bp_276.exe
BehavePlus4 (PDF)
Variables4 (PDF)
22 MB
5.6 MB
6.3 MB
BehavePlus 3.0.2 Windows Installation Program
BehavePlus Version 3 Users Guide
bp_265.exe
BehavePlus3.pdf
17.5 MB
6.6 MB
BehavePlus 2.0 Windows Installation Program
BehavePlus Version 2 Users Guide
bp_2_0_2.exe
BehavePlus2.pdf
14.5 MB
3.3 MB
BehavePlus 1.0.0 Windows Installation Program
BehavePlus Version 1 Users Guide
bp_1_0_0.exe
BehavePlus1.pdf
13 MB
2.9 MB
BEHAVE 4.4 DOS Programs (FIRE1, FIRE2, NEWMDL, TSTMDL, RxWINDOW)
BEHAVE 4.4 Fortran Source Code (self-extracting executable ZIP file)
behave44.exe
behave44_source.exe
1.0 MB
1.1 MB
Description File Name File Size
Fire Characteristics Chart 1.0 Windows Installation Program FireChart1-0.msi 13.5 MB

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