>In all honesty I am not amazing with computers, and have been really struggling with the installation of the program. I extracted the files and unpacked the .rar, and now when I go to use the program it opens and then immediately shuts down. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or if I missed something. I would appreciate the advice.
I assue you are using Windows. Create a text file with the commands (for example
firefly (or whatever name your executable has) -r -stdext -i name_of_input_file -o name_of_output_file
and save it with a name ending in a .bat extension. By clicking that .bat file, firefly will be invoked and use the selected input file .
Tha manuals are your friends!