New in Version 8.0
Native to the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Supported by Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Added support for SmartLine Timers by eTekGadget.
Added support for The Champ Timers by BestTrack.
Added support for Starting Gate Solenoids.
Added support for Light Trees.
Added support for Photo Finish.
Added support for a simpler, more intuitive Serial Port Interface.
Added Print Preview capability.
Full .NET integration means improved visualization and integration.
New in Version 7.0
DerbyMaster now plays fully customized sounds during the race.
Added Windows Vista
DerbyMaster is now fully Windows Vista Compatible.
Added Full Screen Custom
The background and foreground colors of the Full Screen display are now fully customizable.
Added Full Custom Text to the
All of the text printed on the Awards certificates is now fully customizable.
Text "Car" can be Changed.
The text "Car" displayed throughout DerbyMaster can now be changed by the user to any text they would prefer.
Added "Next Race" Button to
the Full Screen Display.
Regardless of which race you are currently positioned on, you can now click the Next Race button on the Full Screen Display and DerbyMaster will automatically position you to the next race that needs to be run.
Added Elimination Mode Pop-Up
In Single and Double Elimination modes, DerbyMaster will now pop up a window when you are in Full Screen display and alert you that the round has just completed or that you are about to start the final round. The pop-up window will automatically close after five seconds so that it does not interfere with your racing.
Upgraded the Help File.
The DerbyMaster help file has been converted to a newer help format that is compatible with all Windows operating systems (including Vista).
Merged Standings No Longer
Refer to Individual Results.
The note on the bottom of the Standings tab referred to Individual Results even after the standings had been merged. Now the note identifies that these are merged standings and there is no longer a reference to individual results.
Various Tweaks and Updates.
As we make updates to DerbyMaster we are always looking at ways to make the existing features even better and more robust.
New in Version 6.2
Changes have been made to make the USB to serial connections more efficient. No more lag time between finish line and computer.
New in Version 6.0
now exports to HTML.
All of the DerbyMaster information is now exported to individual HTML files at the click of a button. You set the foreground and background colors of the files, and you select the location and name of the export, and with one click, you have all of the information exported to individual HTML files with a master Table of Contents (index.html) file which organizes all of the data for you.
New DEMO mode.
DerbyMaster now has a demonstration version which can be downloaded for free. If you want to try it before you buy it, simply download the new DEMO version.
More Micro Wizard K-2
DerbyMaster now supports the following additional features of the MicroWizard K-2 Timer: better initialization, reverse lanes, starting gate poll prior to reset, and the option to disable the K-2 laser gate status check.
Option to disable Tie
DerbyMaster now gives you the option to disable tie breakers from automatically popping up on the screen. If you don't need them, then disable the tie breaker and continue with your racing without unwanted interruptions.
USB Comm port support.
If you are using a USB connection, DerbyMaster now supports Comm ports from 1-99. You no longer need to redo your Comm ports, just let your computer system assign them as needed, and DerbyMaster will allow you to use the assigned port number.
Run Time Error when
registering cars and then selecting Print.
This issue has been resolved, and you can now start DerbyMaster, add users as you need to, and then select the Print button. The run time issue has been corrected.
New in Version 5.0
windows are now resizable.
The DerbyMaster screens can now be sized to your liking. Want to maximize DerbyMaster? Go ahead. Not enough information displayed for you? Make it bigger. You can now customize the size of DerbyMaster.
Custom car numbers are
now fully supported.
If you have racers who want to choose there own car number, let them. DerbyMaster now lets you enter whatever car numbers you want (1 to 9999). By default, DerbyMaster will automatically increment the car number last entered. This means that you do not have to enter car numbers if you donít want to; DerbyMaster will automatically assign them. However, if you want to use your own numbers, simply overwrite the car number that DerbyMaster has suggested.
Full support for the new
Micro Wizard K-2 Timer.
Micro Wizard has created a new timer that has a number of new features. DerbyMaster supports all of these new features. From the countdown mode to the selection of which lanes are usable, DerbyMaster will make you feel at home with the K-2.
Custom Award categories
can now contain lowercase letters.
You have always been able to create your own awards, and now DerbyMaster pays attention to the case of the text you enter.
The number of Awards
has changed from 10 to 50.
Now you can create five times the number of awards! We have come up with some possible award categories, but you will have to complete the list up to 50! No telling what kind of crafty awards you will want to present.
Single Elimination ladder diagram now
You didn't even know you had a problem, did you? Well, we fixed it.
Removed the Blank button from the
Now that you can enter any car numbers you want, this button has been eliminated.
You wanted to tinker, but that extra space or tab you inadvertently entered invalidated the project file. Well, that's all been fixed. The new project files are extremely tolerant of extra spaces and tabs.
You can no longer rerun the last race
before the software and hardware are ready.
Now the Rerun Last Race button on the Full Screen display is not even available until the previous race results have been confirmed. No more hurrying up to run races until they at least have completed the cycle.
Merge Project Files has now been
You wanted it, now you have it. Want to combine the standings from a number of different project files to determine overall winners? Merge Project Files! Want to combine the registrations from all of your project files into a single registration from which you can create a final, overall race schedule? Merge Project Files! Whether you want to create overall standings, or whether you want to look at overall standings to select which racers will continue, or whether you simply want to combine all of the registrations into a single file, Merge Project Files does it. It will combine all of the selected project files into one overall project file. From there, it's up to you whether you award standings or create a new schedule for selected racers. Merge Project Files will take care of it all.
Specific rounds can now be printed from
DerbyMaster will now let you specify which rounds from the schedule you want to print. The default is all rounds, but if you just want specific rounds, then print what you need.
DerbyMaster now prompts you to let it
disable the interface to the finish line after all races are completed.
DerbyMaster is trying to ensure that after all of the races have been completed, the interface to the finish line is disabled. This will prevent any accidental overwrites of the last race if your racers are eager to send their cars down the track before you have closed off your project file or shut down DerbyMaster.
Standings can now be exported.
You can now export the displayed standings to a tab-delimited file.
All individual car statistics can now
be printed with the click of one button.
From the Derby Statistics page, you now have the option of printing all of the individual statistics with the click of a single button.
The new Royal Rangers designations have
All you have to do is select Royal Rangers from the Derby Options window, and all of the new Royal Rangers designations will be used throughout DerbyMaster.
Tie breakers are now run
If two or more cars tie, DerbyMaster will prompt you to place those cars back in the same lanes to run a tie breaker. DerbyMaster will monitor the tie breaker results and confirm the positions accordingly. Still tied? DerbyMaster will prompt you to run it again, and again, and again, until the tie is broken.
The maximum time assessed to a car is
now set by you.
If a car does not cross the finish line, or if it crosses it very slowly, you set the time that car will receive. By default, the car is penalized 10 seconds, but you can set it from 1 to 99 seconds.
New in Version 4.0
Driver names can now be
mixed with car numbers
With the newest version of DerbyMaster you have several different options for displaying driver names along with car numbers throughout the program (schedule, full screen display, etc.) You can now choose from car number only, car number with last name, last name only, car number and full name, full name only, etc.
has been simplified.
We have simplified the registration with more intelligent auto sensing. Some of the enhancements include more intuitive Title Case verification and better rank recognition. For instance, the rank recognition will now remember the last rank chosen so that you can register all of a particular rank without having to constantly change the rank designation.
supports user assigned car numbers.
If you want to allow your racers to choose their own numbers, that is no longer a problem. You can add blank racers with the click of a button. Add as many numbers as you need and then fill in the driver information at a later time.
Runoff positions have been
If you are using the "point" system to score your race and need to eliminate a tie you can run your runoff race and then include the runoff position for each car included.
All headers now
reflect the Organization selected.
Your organization's individual titles, as chosen on the Derby Options screen, are now reflected on all of the headers throughout DerbyMaster.
statistics now include point summaries and race summaries.
You can print the full statistics screen for each individual racer.
Awards can now be printed
You can now print your awards as certificates. Select from one of the included certificates, or create your own.
More awards and over twice
as many award categories.
We have included more award categories for you to choose from. Select from one of the included categories, or create your own.
designations have been added to
the Single and Double Elimination schedules.
In order to help clarify which bracket is currently racing, we have added notices on which bracket is currently scheduled to run, and we have also added a notice upon reaching the final race. These designations ("Bracket A", "Bracket B", and "FINAL") will appear on the Race tab and on the Full Screen display.
Full Screen Race display
now supports a Rerun Last Race button.
To simplify rerunning a race, we have included a button on the full screen display that will allow you to rerun the previous race without leaving the full screen display. If you need to rerun an earlier race you will need to go back to the race tab and locate that race using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons.
The scenario specific
QuickRace runtime error has been eliminated.
If you own a registered copy of DerbyMaster and would like to upgrade to the latest version, please call us or submit your upgrade order on our secure order form.
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