|1. How the Hell Does the Find Button Work?|
|2. Can I link to John's Page?|
|3. Can I put the Star Wars Figure Tracker on other FTP/Web sites?|
|4. What's Planned for the Next Version?|
|6. I can't download the file, any suggestions?|
|7. Are there bugs?|
|8. How much is X worth? Where can I find X? etc...|
|9. How can I contact you?|
Q. How the Hell Does the Find Button Work?
A. "Find" is kind of misleading. What the button really does is to create a filter. For example if you click search and select the options for "DESCRIP contains Jedi" and select the Search button the program will really set a filter so that you can only see those records in which the description contains the word Jedi. To go back to working with all of the records you must select the Find button again and click on All. This will set the filter back to showing all records.
These filters also affect what information shows up on the reports. If a filter is in effect, only those records shown by the filter will appear on the reports.
Q. Can I link to John's Page?
A. You most certainly may. Please link to "http://www.anarchydivine.com/john", using the title of "The Warped Mind of John Kinne". You may also put a link directly to the Star Wars Figure Tracker with "http://www.anarchydivine.com/swft". The first won't change unless I change ISP's. The second one may change, so you're safer using the first. Please use this button to link to the main page:
If you wish to link directly to the SWFT page please use this button from the page for the link and use an URL of http://www.anarchydivine.com/swft:
Q. Can I put the Star Wars Figure Tracker on other FTP/Web sites?
A. Again, you most certainly may. Actually, please do. Just please try to keep things up to date by checking my page often for the latest version. Just do me a favor and only distribute the unmodified zip file(s) as obtained from this site. And if there is an FTP site that you think the program should be on, let me know, and I'll get it there.
Q. What's Planned for the Next Version?
A. Here is what is planned for v3.0:
|Code/interface cleanup & improvement||Ongoing|
|Support for having pictures of items||Planning|
|Link Print Button on Forms to the appropriate reports||Planning|
|Generate text file/HTML reports||Planning|
|Add category for foreign items||Held|
|Generate report when importing master list update||Planning|
|Export to PalmOS||Completed|
Completed - Done, it works
Held - Feature delayed until some future version
Ongoing - Stuff that will never be completed
Planning - I'm deciding how to do it
Working On - Writing the code
Scrapped - Never gonna happen
Q. What are the system requirements?
A. Basically, the only real requirement is a system that runs Windows 95/98/ME/2k/XP. You should also have at least 20MB free disk space. And a screen resolution of at least 800x600. And a love of Star Wars.
Q. I can't download the file(s), any suggestions?
A. Well... A few people have had problems, with no real pattern apparent. I've downloaded the files from many locations, including from behind a firewall without a problem. So... that really doesn't help, does it? I have put the file on a couple of public ftp sites, but the files haven't been released into the public download directories yet. As soon as they are I'll post the sites here.
Q. Are there bugs?
A. Of course there are bugs! I'm using a Microsoft development tool after all. I'm writing this thing using Visual FoxPro, and there is such a huge memory leak that I have to reboot my computer every 3-4 times I run the program. My GDI memory resources drop to like, 2%, and nothing will work. Now there's a bug for ya! Seriously though, if anyone notices this problem when you're running the program please e-mail me. I'd like to know if the problem is widespread, or if its just my system. The latest update to VFP has not fixed this problem.
Known Bugs v2.2
Entering duplicate storage location codes cause a crash
Known Bugs v2.01
Crashes a lot on one NT machine with NT 5.0 (Exception code=C0000005)
Known Bugs v2.0
Seems to run flaky on NT
Collection statistics report does not exclude deleted records from calculations. Do a maintain data before running report for accurate results.
If you click on a menu option when the splash screen is displayed, SWFT may lock up.
On the first run of the program if you go into a maintain screen, browse a couple of records, and exit, and error occurs.
If you have anything in the Prequel vehicles table, none of the reports will work.
Q. How much is X worth? Where can I find X? etc...
A. Well, I don't really know for sure. I have never bought a figure from any place other than an established retail outfit (TRU, Wal-Mart, etc.) I do check out stores and flea markets, but have never seen anything selling for what I would consider a reasonable price. Your best bet for answering these questions is to pick up a copy of one of the magazines devoted to collecting toys and check out the ads. There are also a ton of very good websites out there with a lot more information than mine has. Check out my links page for a couple of good ones.
Q. How can I contact you?
Well, you can e-mail me at email@example.com. Or, if you are using ICQ my number is 8459559. If you are unfamiliar with ICQ go to http://www.mirabilis.com.
Question ain't answered here? E-mail me! firstname.lastname@example.org