In order to test our new software we have added an 'error' for you to find. If you find it you can win R2000 or one of the consolation prizes.
Please note that 'errors' you find might not be the one we put in. by submitting all the error reports you will be helping us find the ones we have missed, and you might get a consolation prize. Also note If more than one person finds the 'error' the prize goes to the first person who sends the error report to email@example.com
When we deem it fit or when the error has been found the competition will end. Whenever an 'error' is found a new email will be sent to all beta testers informing them of the error and possible fix .As soon as THE 'error' is found all participants will be notified, what the error was and how to replicate it. If after some time nobody has found the error a vote will be taken for which charity the prize money will go to.
An 'error' can be many different things, spelling mistake, wrong dates/data or incorrect operation of functions. It could also just be something cosmetic. Take note of the new features and functions in the software, listed below.
Hints will be added regularly
01/11/2011 Im not sure when this happened, but oops. The one 'Error' seems to have disappeared with an update so in the latest version I took it out all together just so that new errors do not occur. However this is a little unfair to you hard workers out there. There is still one 'error' there so Im going to be adding a few extra clues today. Im also dividing them into two sections one for the main prize and another for the consolation prizes.
Consolation prizes extra clues
Main Prize extra clues
Just as a matter of interest and to see how hard the one main prize was, you can do the following on the first few versions of the beta to see the 'error'. The second one is a little easier (as little as 4 steps, you can do it in more though). Consolation prizes are way easier.
I have found a strange error which does not seem to affect the operation of the program, but Im interested in finding it anyway. I have noticed that there are duplicate settings in the magtouch.ini file. Please see if you can get this to happen on your PC and tell me how you did it.
Please use the following procedure when reporting any errors (or suggestions) for the software. We might followup and ask for files to be sent to us as well. The 'error' needs to be reproducible by us.
Email all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org
Screen shots might also come in handy
As an example of a 'error' Try this in version 5.26.
Another 'error' example also for 5.26
A new type of report showing an overview of the patrols in now available
We have added a small system check in the help/about screen. You are directed online for more up to date help. The system also checks if it is the latest version. There is also help available from the reports screen(not working in beta).
The software now works on all serial ports, no need to change port settings in the control panel.
The Beta version only has English as a language but the final version will have French, Afrikaans and German as well. If you would like to help with the translation please send us a mail.
Create a site called 'common' and you will see that any point placed in it will be assigned to the site belonging to other points in the download. This is useful if you assign id points to guards who move between sites.
This is stuff we know about but probebly wont fix because its soo insignificant.
When the Magtouch starts up it does a few checks, one of the is searching for 'gremlins', this is just a quick system check and is normal.
If you have files missing check that you installed the software properly as per below before reporting it
This is correct operation, It is seen that PDF report are more secure than notepad reports as notepad reports are easy to edit.
We have had a few confused customers and decided to disable this by default to see what happens
Download the software Magtouch V5.27 beta
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Unzip the downloaded file over your current installation. All the files in the ZIP file need to be placed into your Magtouch installation folder. This first Zip file had a folder in it, please ignore the folder. The files need to be part of the root of your magtouch installation. ie all the files need to be copied to 'C:\magtouch'. If you did it wrong the newer versions will find a file missing. For help with this see the following PDF. readme.pdf
Remember to follow the instructions above if reporting errors