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WeatherScan Local Emulator Project => Latest Release Information => Topic started by: cc17926 on October 30, 2008, 04:16:39 AM

Title: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: cc17926 on October 30, 2008, 04:16:39 AM
READ THIS FULLY!!!

First, I will preface this and say that Windows Vista has got to be the most uncooperative operating system, not only because of security but because of legacy compatibility!

Anyway, with that out of the way, I would like to invite you to download a copy of the emulator and try it for yourself! If you find that you enjoy the emulator, with the assistance of Martin and I, you can customize the emulator to your local area and select which packages you wish to view.

Although much consideration has been put into this program to run on older-style computers, the rendering time/transition effects depend on how fast your computer can crunch those routines and produce output.

Incase you are not familiar with this project, to customize the emulator to your local area, you must establish a login and password with the configuration server, and then you may configure the emulator to your likening. Martin will assist you with this task because I am generally working while alot of fans populate this site.
To demonstrate the emulator's function, you may use Martin's or my ID until you establish a login, then you may configure the emulator to your local area.

To download the emulator setup file, visit this link: http://copper.yi.org/wsl/setup.exe (http://copper.yi.org/wsl/setup.exe)


After you install the program, a set of 3 icons are created on your desktop and also in your Program's (from the start menu). Each are to: Set the affilate ID, Manually Update the program(in the event i change how the emulator functions on startup, this will download the executible automatically), and the Core program file.

NOTE!! Windows Vista!! NOTE!!
To run this program, you MUST run this as "administrator" by right-clicking on the icon and selecting "Run as Administrator", or else you will experience major trauma!!

To locally configure the emulator for the first time, open the "Set Affiliate" program (Vista note above). To demonstrate the emulator, you may use either: "Martin" or "brian" (without quotes) to test-drive the emulator, I live in Philly Metro area, home of the Phillies World Series Champs. Martin lives in Norfolk, Virgina, home of the cargo ships (just kidding!)

To run the emulator for the first time, run "Weatherscan Local XL" (Vista note above). A box will appear mentioning that this program is copy-controlled. That means we want to know who is using this program!
A temporary 3-day key is provided here:
Name: Trial
Key: 0J3F98-6TXEY5-GX6Q66-NJT5TW

If you would like to use this emulator for your local area, please contact either Martin or I .. (try Martin first) and we will assist you on that task! After your 3-day trial expires using the program, contact either one of us to recieve a key which will allow you to continue using the program.

Please note how you like the program, or if you have any problems! We are looking for feedback. This is the first time this emulator has been released out from beta onto the public.

Happy Emulating!
Title: Re: Get your copy here!
Post by: cc17926 on October 30, 2008, 06:31:43 AM
Updated :)
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 30, 2008, 10:55:08 AM
I will be helping people later this afternoon. Please post here if you would like to participate. Then please PM me with a Username/Star ID and password you would like to use with the emulator.

Thank you  B)
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: tpirfan28 on October 30, 2008, 11:07:39 AM
*ding*
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on October 30, 2008, 02:08:16 PM
That's a big *ding* for me too.  :P
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on October 30, 2008, 03:02:47 PM
*raises hand*
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: beanboy89 on October 30, 2008, 03:13:13 PM
Sure, I'll *ding" in, unless my old username and config is still being stored.
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 30, 2008, 04:28:09 PM
That's a big *ding* for me too.  :P
Any special login you would like me to make for your account? If not I will create something for you. PM me if you want something custom

Stephen and Billy,
Your info was removed from the system. Im going to need you to give me your login info again so I can re-create your account ;)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: narunetto on October 30, 2008, 04:45:36 PM
i'd like an account :D
just make anything and send it to me, thanks :3
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 30, 2008, 04:49:25 PM
Tyler your account has been created. Please see this topic for further instructions.
http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1593.0.html

Still working on others
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 30, 2008, 04:51:49 PM
Mike your account has been created.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 30, 2008, 05:03:28 PM
NOTICE: A glitch in the sign up server is preventing me from activating accounts. Until I can figure this out there wont be any signups. Shouldnt be too long. Tyler and Mike, you accounts are in the system but for some reason you wont be able to login :thinking:
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Stephen on October 30, 2008, 05:11:10 PM
Stephen and Billy,
Your info was removed from the system. Im going to need you to give me your login info again so I can re-create your account ;)
Done. :)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Tyler on October 30, 2008, 05:54:18 PM
Tyler and Mike, you accounts are in the system but for some reason you wont be able to login :thinking:

So I've noticed. :rofl:
Title: Re: Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on October 30, 2008, 06:34:13 PM
That's a big *ding* for me too.  :P
Any special login you would like me to make for your account? If not I will create something for you. PM me if you want something custom

Stephen and Billy,
Your info was removed from the system. Im going to need you to give me your login info again so I can re-create your account ;)

Nah, I don't need anything special. Whatever you create will be fine.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 30, 2008, 11:40:56 PM
Tyler and Mike, you accounts are in the system but for some reason you wont be able to login :thinking:

So I've noticed. :rofl:
It just hates you Tyler.  :rofl2:

Things should be fixed by the end of tonight
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: narunetto on October 31, 2008, 12:36:39 AM
Tyler and Mike, you accounts are in the system but for some reason you wont be able to login :thinking:

So I've noticed. :rofl:
It just hates you Tyler.  :rofl2:

Things should be fixed by the end of tonight
Yay!
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 12:41:36 AM
Things are fixed. Tyler and Mike your accounts will now work. I will try to get a few other people set up later tonight.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: WeatherSTARIII on October 31, 2008, 01:09:11 AM
I'm having troble with my emulator. I keep getting a dialog box that says:
"The STAR ID does not exist, check the spelling and try again."
What did I do wrong?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 01:32:04 AM
I'm having troble with my emulator. I keep getting a dialog box that says:
"The STAR ID does not exist, check the spelling and try again."
What did I do wrong?
Did you remember to set the affiliate? This tells the emulator whos configuration to show.

At the moment only two IDs exist.
Martin
brian

I am working on creating usernames. If you still get the error and are putting in one of those names as mentioned above, make sure if you are using vista to run as admin for both the set affilate and the program.

Also in the future be sure to post any problems in the Help and Support forum. Thats what its there for  :yes:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: cc17926 on October 31, 2008, 01:33:17 AM
I'm having troble with my emulator. I keep getting a dialog box that says:
"The STAR ID does not exist, check the spelling and try again."
What did I do wrong?

What ID are you using ?? Did you establish a login with Martin ? You can't randomly make up one without configuring one on our side ;)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: narunetto on October 31, 2008, 01:44:48 AM
Can't wait until i get a login :3
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 02:08:01 AM
Can't wait until i get a login :3
Done! :happy:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 02:32:16 AM
IMPORTANT:
The config setup instructions have been updated for those who dont use the traffic or coastal forecast.
http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1593.0.html

Also these users have accounts now:
Stephen
Matt
LFMusicFan
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on October 31, 2008, 06:15:44 AM
My config is set up, but I was never given a Key to run the program. I also tried using the trial key posted at the beginning of the topic and that didn't work.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: cc17926 on October 31, 2008, 08:07:03 AM
My config is set up, but I was never given a Key to run the program. I also tried using the trial key posted at the beginning of the topic and that didn't work.

mike, drop me an IM with your hardware ID and ill get you going again :)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: snowyiet on October 31, 2008, 04:20:51 PM
I tried the trial of this emulator and its great. I would like to use it for my local weather.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Gil on October 31, 2008, 05:42:07 PM
I'll do it if you guys are still accepting people.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on October 31, 2008, 06:34:27 PM
He said everyone could participate.  ;)  B)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 07:03:25 PM
He said everyone could participate.  ;)  B)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: wstarcraze on October 31, 2008, 07:04:04 PM
I would like to Participate please
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 31, 2008, 08:02:03 PM
Is this program better for XP or Vista users? I have XP
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 09:45:05 PM
Is this program better for XP or Vista users? I have XP
It should work fine on either. If you have the choice go with XP.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 09:46:05 PM
I'll do it if you guys are still accepting people.
Made an account for you Gil. Ill PM you the login details.

Please refer to the help and support forums for instructions on how to set up. See the Config topic
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on October 31, 2008, 10:27:21 PM
OK everyone listen up. I have worked hard to provide you all with resources to solve problems with your setup and config. PLEASE READ these resources. I cant keep replying to your ims and pms over every little thing.  :bang: Only post or contact me with an issue not already posted.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: wxWindsor on October 31, 2008, 11:29:14 PM
I would certainly like to participate in this program.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: sebenste on October 31, 2008, 11:46:58 PM
I've tried it, and I like it. If you have preferences, a "gilbert" account would be fine. Take your time, no rush, and thanks for doing this, guys. I don't know how you did it, but it works very well. I'll need to head to the board to find out why on Vista I can't kill it by pressing the "Escape" key or something like that, but that's what reading the manual is for.  :D

 :salute: to all involved for a job well done.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on November 01, 2008, 12:03:38 AM
mike, drop me an IM with your hardware ID and ill get you going again :)
Not sure if you got my IM from earlier, but the key you sent me still doesn't work (and I tried using User, MikeM2010, and Trial as the username). Any ideas? Everyone else seems to be getting on fine, so it can't be something wrong with the server. :unsure:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 01, 2008, 01:20:45 AM
mike, drop me an IM with your hardware ID and ill get you going again :)
Not sure if you got my IM from earlier, but the key you sent me still doesn't work (and I tried using User, MikeM2010, and Trial as the username). Any ideas? Everyone else seems to be getting on fine, so it can't be something wrong with the server. :unsure:
You did do the update right? If not make sure you download the new setup from the link at the first post of this topic
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Evan2015 on November 01, 2008, 04:43:17 PM
May I participate?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on November 01, 2008, 04:55:58 PM
mike, drop me an IM with your hardware ID and ill get you going again :)
Not sure if you got my IM from earlier, but the key you sent me still doesn't work (and I tried using User, MikeM2010, and Trial as the username). Any ideas? Everyone else seems to be getting on fine, so it can't be something wrong with the server. :unsure:
You did do the update right? If not make sure you download the new setup from the link at the first post of this topic
Oh, I need to manual upgrade to make it run correctly? I didn't do that. I'll try that when I get to my PC tomorrow night and let you know if that works.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Robert on November 01, 2008, 05:44:04 PM
I would LOVE to participate!
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 01, 2008, 06:09:09 PM
mike, drop me an IM with your hardware ID and ill get you going again :)
Not sure if you got my IM from earlier, but the key you sent me still doesn't work (and I tried using User, MikeM2010, and Trial as the username). Any ideas? Everyone else seems to be getting on fine, so it can't be something wrong with the server. :unsure:
You did do the update right? If not make sure you download the new setup from the link at the first post of this topic
Oh, I need to manual upgrade to make it run correctly? I didn't do that. I'll try that when I get to my PC tomorrow night and let you know if that works.
No no you need to download the linked setup file in this topic. The original version is out of date and wont work anymore
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on November 01, 2008, 10:21:32 PM
OK everyone listen up. I have worked hard to provide you all with resources to solve problems with your setup and config. PLEASE READ these resources. I cant keep replying to your ims and pms over every little thing.  :bang:  Only post or contact me with an issue not already posted.
I swear, there are some people who are impatient about setting up the emulator that they don't even think about reading the pinned topics. <_<
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 01, 2008, 11:20:18 PM
OK everyone listen up. I have worked hard to provide you all with resources to solve problems with your setup and config. PLEASE READ these resources. I cant keep replying to your ims and pms over every little thing.  :bang:  Only post or contact me with an issue not already posted.
I swear, there are some people who are impatient about setting up the emulator that they don't even think about reading the pinned topics. <_<
I know or even this topic!  :pinch:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 01, 2008, 11:44:33 PM
Not to worry Mike, the issue has been addressed.  B)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 02, 2008, 01:42:55 PM
Ok I think I have gotten everyone set up. If I missed someone please reply to this post. Thanks

Also as a reminder,

Please post your hardware ids in the topic made in the Help and Support forum. Im a bit behind on it but leave your hardware id and a key will be given to you very soon
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on November 03, 2008, 05:25:24 PM
I will start using the emulator as soon as I get my computer working again, hopefully soon. Sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 03, 2008, 08:19:20 PM
I will start using the emulator as soon as I get my computer working again, hopefully soon. Sorry for the delay.
Good luck with your computer
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: WeatherSTARIII on November 03, 2008, 08:48:44 PM
Can you make me an affiliate too?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: iPod on November 03, 2008, 10:51:48 PM
Is this legal?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 03, 2008, 10:54:57 PM
Is this legal?
If you want to pick every little part then i guess not but the 4000 emulator has had no problems so dont expect any issues with this emulator
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: iPod on November 03, 2008, 11:02:33 PM
good.  I have the emulator downloaded.  How can i participate?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 03, 2008, 11:30:00 PM
I think that even though by the letter of the law this would technically be illegal we'll be alright. As Martin said, the 4000 has never run into an y problems with TWC. I think that's because this sort of thing isn't done for profit, but rather just for the fun of it. I think TWC would have more issues with this sort of thing if someone were profiting or benefiting in some way from it.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: cc17926 on November 03, 2008, 11:34:37 PM
the program is created more for weather awareness and safety, expressly used for personal enthusiastic purposes, not even a profit.. although the NWS is established by the department of commerce.. go figure..
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Gil on November 04, 2008, 05:13:31 PM
Let's just put it this way - If TWC had a problem with it, they would certainly put an end to it. That goes for the 4000 emulator too.


However, seeing as neither of the systems are in use (WeatherScan XL discontinued in 2003), or are considered "Legacy/Obsolete", I don't think they would have a problem
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: WeatherSTARIII on November 04, 2008, 11:00:13 PM
I need help! This is what I'm getting:
 
 
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: LFMusicFan on November 04, 2008, 11:07:56 PM
Post that 'hardware fingerprint' in this thread (http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1610.15.html) and Martin or Brian will give you your official code. :)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 05, 2008, 12:13:47 AM
Post that 'hardware fingerprint' in this thread ([url]http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1610.15.html[/url]) and Martin or Brian will give you your official code. :)

Yep :yes:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Mike M on November 06, 2008, 10:23:01 AM
FYI, I'm back to using the emulator, this time on the family computer since mine still isn't working. The emulator looks great! Really takes me back. B)

I'm using the trial key right now. When it expires I'll post my fingerprint for a longer key.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: twcfan68 on November 08, 2008, 08:36:40 AM
Oh boy! Martin, may I please get my own code?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCDude on November 08, 2008, 03:15:54 PM
I already had an account from before, but I forgot what it was. Also, I will be reusing it on the main computer. (Please PM me my account information.)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: cc17926 on November 09, 2008, 02:31:32 AM
I already had an account from before, but I forgot what it was. Also, I will be reusing it on the main computer. (Please PM me my account information.)

A ) All old accounts have been removed.
B ) Old emulator software will no longer function, must download new copy.
C ) Request from Martin a login to the configuration site.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCDude on November 09, 2008, 03:37:55 PM
A ) All old accounts have been removed.
Ok, I see, all old accounts were deleted prior to the release of this new version. Thanks for that info.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: mixutah on November 12, 2008, 01:55:21 AM
I would love to have a user name as well...thanks :wave:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Alejandro on November 12, 2008, 03:08:42 PM
I would love to have a user name as well...thanks :wave:

Me also i can't believe how awesome this emu is  :D
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Kevin Dale Grussing on November 16, 2008, 08:18:53 PM
User name for here too, please  :wave:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Sunbun on November 16, 2008, 11:21:05 PM
I'd like a user name too.

It's awesome that people are reproducing these WeatherStars like this. Thanks!
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 17, 2008, 01:01:23 AM
Hey guys im glad there are so many people interested and im delighted that there are so many new users as well. I dont like being the mean guy here but you all MUST MUST MUST read the directions. They clearly state what to do. Send me ONE pm with a username and password you want to use for the emulator.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: mixutah on November 17, 2008, 01:10:12 AM
I did that and got no reply I sent a resend but I don't want to tick off the owner as he says we can't PM you, since I got no reply I am unsure as to what to do, I'm new here and don't wish to make waves
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCDude on November 17, 2008, 07:09:29 AM
Quote from: lfmusiclover
Ok, apparently there's some confusion about this rule. Since Martin and Brian have instructed people to PM them a username and password they wish to use, you can obviously do that. But that only requires ONE PM. You may not necessarily get an immediate response. That isn't your signal to bombard them until you do. 

But this is the ONLY reason to PM them.
I think this quote makes it clear enough for you.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 17, 2008, 07:57:27 AM
Quote from: lfmusiclover
Ok, apparently there's some confusion about this rule. Since Martin and Brian have instructed people to PM them a username and password they wish to use, you can obviously do that. But that only requires ONE PM. You may not necessarily get an immediate response. That isn't your signal to bombard them until you do. 

But this is the ONLY reason to PM them.
I think this quote makes it clear enough for you.

LOL, I sure hope it does.  :biggrin:

I'm not trying to be nasty about this whole PM thing, but Martin and Brian have clearly stated that they aren't pleased about the number of PM's they've received, and so I feel its my job to help control the problem. The best thing I can say is READ THE SETUP INSTRUCTIONS. They tell you precisely what to do.

Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: mixutah on November 17, 2008, 02:06:03 PM
Gentlemen, if you read Martin's letter to the newbies and my response you'll see that I DID read the instructions and did what was asked, Some of us newbies actually DO follow instructions, however the only reply from him was here in the forum addressed to the newbies, so I assumed he was including me as he had not replied to my PM sent on 11/12.

I feel the need to defend myself as I DID FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, I run a radio message board out of Utah and I understand how frustrating newbies can be. I guess if I don't hear from Martin in a few weeks I'll send a request to the Brian

Waiting...
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 17, 2008, 02:36:58 PM
Gentlemen, if you read Martin's letter to the newbies and my response you'll see that I DID read the instructions and did what was asked, Some of us newbies actually DO follow instructions, however the only reply from him was here in the forum addressed to the newbies, so I assumed he was including me as he had not replied to my PM sent on 11/12.

I feel the need to defend myself as I DID FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, I run a radio message board out of Utah and I understand how frustrating newbies can be. I guess if I don't hear from Martin in a few weeks I'll send a request to the Brian

Waiting...

I didn't single you out. In fact, I didn't even come close to implicating you. In fact, newbies in general are hardly the target of my messages. There are a few particular eggheads I had in mind that have a hard time understanding what their told, and I figured it was those people that were the culprits of most of the PM's.

Still, the message is the same to everyone. Please abide by the rules. If the rules say to PM Martin or Brian ONCE, then do it only once. If it says you can do it again if they don't respond, do it only ONCE MORE. Realize that Martin and Brian have other obligations outside of this forum and project. I have no problem with people PM'ing within the guidelines that were set out. What I'm trying to stop are the people that PM these guys about every problem, every ocurrence, every little issue, 10-15 times a day. Those kind of things need to be posted on this forum. If you post here to get a key, don't follow that post with a PM. You get the idea.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 17, 2008, 03:13:16 PM
Yes I have been overwhelmed by work these past few days. With the passing of my father about two months ago I have had a lot more on my plate to deal with. Not only that school and been brutal these past week or so. Extra work to do around the house, reports, tests and so on. I have seen everyones pms. Im not ignoring you. Even those who dont seem to be able to read instructions (not directly blaming anyone) I will send a response to set them on the right track. As for Brian he works Wed-Sun from around 4pm- 12pm each night give or take a few hours. My only time for contacting him is mostly when he gets home late in the evening so its a bit difficult to get quick communications between everyone. Its not fun going to bed around 1-2 and waking up at 6 every day. It wears me down and I just cant do it everyday. I am unable to make the keys for the emulator myself. That is a limitation to the software that generates it. I would love not to have a key but we have to keep some control over this emulator because some people will rip it apart (which we have seen in the past) and even atempt to use coding or certain aspects of the program. May I also not that this is NOT a finished polished version. We cant solve every little problem. Some of the locations in the configs dont work. Ok we got it. Were working on it too. Use a different location for now. For the most part there is little difference in temps and conditions between certain stations.  So in conclusion wait. Thats all im saying.  :cool3: Im thrilled that people are excited about the project and are interested in using it. We are only human so cut us some slack :P
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 17, 2008, 03:22:51 PM
Whew alrighty there we go. Everyone SHOULD have an account who requested one. Those who had 0 posts or 2 posts and said "can I use the emulator" I did not respond to. I may if i find myself twiddling my thumbs one day. Dont think that will be anytime soon. Anyway if you did not get an account please send me ONE pm. I will try to be more prompt about it in the future
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: mixutah on November 17, 2008, 04:56:20 PM
I don't get it Martin, I sent the proper info, I received no reply from you, what did I do wrong? :no:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 17, 2008, 07:54:00 PM
I don't get it Martin, I sent the proper info, I received no reply from you, what did I do wrong? :no:
Your account was created. I have no idea why you didnt get my PM :foolish:

Anyway enjoy :biggrin:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: mixutah on November 17, 2008, 08:07:02 PM
Nope never got it, I think the system hates me  :cry3:

Maybe the admin can answer what happened?

Thanks Martin! :dance:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 17, 2008, 08:15:04 PM
Nope never got it, I think the system hates me  :cry3:

Maybe the admin can answer what happened?

Thanks Martin! :dance:

Sorry, I haven't the faintest idea.  :no:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on November 17, 2008, 08:32:13 PM
Must have gotten stuck somewhere in the tubes :P or mabey I did somthing wrong.

Anyway the main thing is you got your account!
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: kpetree10 on November 18, 2008, 10:39:27 PM
I've finally goten to my PC, I haven't turned it on in about 3 weeks. Anyway I would like to participate in the emulator.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: weatherstar4000 on November 28, 2008, 04:39:28 PM
I Need a brand new code and also want to participate in the emulator.
Title: Re: Get your copy here!
Post by: LOT8MANIS on December 01, 2008, 11:26:43 AM
   Martin & Brian, I'm a newbie to this forum. I'm from the TWC Classics forum. My name is Wesley, and I've been a Weather Channel fan since 1991. I downloaded your WeatherScan XL emulator setup file. Martin, I'm using your affiliate ID. Outstanding presentation on the emulator. Either one of you who may be reading this post, will one of you please give me the key needed to continue using the emulator along with customizing for my area? I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Title: Re: Get your copy here!
Post by: cc17926 on December 01, 2008, 07:35:16 PM
   Martin & Brian, I'm a newbie to this forum. I'm from the TWC Classics forum. My name is Wesley, and I've been a Weather Channel fan since 1991. I downloaded your WeatherScan XL emulator setup file. Martin, I'm using your affiliate ID. Outstanding presentation on the emulator. Either one of you who may be reading this post, will one of you please give me the key needed to continue using the emulator along with customizing for my area? I would appreciate it. Thank you.


if you would like a key, please post in this thread:
http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1610.60.html (http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1610.60.html)

currently as i am updating the configuration server and releasing a newer copy of the emulator, i am not adding new users to the system. in the mean time enjoy from the currently established user's accounts, then once i make the next release, then i will add more users.
thanks,
brian
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: 4000 weatherman on December 30, 2008, 08:36:28 PM
Remember Me? From The Old Forum? I kinda notices it wasn't active anymore.

I'll like one customized emulator with chocolate sprinkles and gummy bears. (Mom Please... Just This Time...)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 30, 2008, 10:28:14 PM
Remember Me? From The Old Forum? I kinda notices it wasn't active anymore.

I'll like one customized emulator with chocolate sprinkles and gummy bears. (Mom Please... Just This Time...)

Huh?  :unsure:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on December 30, 2008, 11:52:22 PM
Yes there was an old forum we had for the emulator.

Just to let you know a MAJOR new release will happen around New Years  :yes:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: 4000 weatherman on December 31, 2008, 10:48:24 PM
Huh?  :unsure:

Did you "Huh" because I said...

This:

Remember Me? From The Old Forum? I kinda notices it wasn't active anymore.

Or This:

chocolate sprinkles and gummy bears. (Mom Please... Just This Time...)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 01, 2009, 12:03:25 AM
Huh?  :unsure:

Did you "Huh" because I said...

This:

Remember Me? From The Old Forum? I kinda notices it wasn't active anymore.

Or This:

chocolate sprinkles and gummy bears. (Mom Please... Just This Time...)

The second thing.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: 4000 weatherman on January 01, 2009, 12:36:54 AM
I thought so...
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Stormsentinel on January 01, 2009, 11:18:32 PM
I would like to use the emulator for my local weather.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Stormsentinel on January 07, 2009, 12:01:45 AM
martin, I'm sorry to bother you on this but has any of my PM to you have gone through about this.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 07, 2009, 12:26:57 AM
You are not to PM Martin or Brian in regards to the emulator. They have kindly requested that members not do so.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: Stormsentinel on January 07, 2009, 01:13:05 AM
Then how to get product code and a StarID/ Username and password to set your own weatherscan?
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Get Your Copy Here!
Post by: TWCToday on January 07, 2009, 01:27:02 AM
The release is soo close to getting out. Stay patient just a little bit longer! B)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 07, 2009, 07:40:56 AM
I'm glad you answered that one Martin, because my answer wouldn't have been so nice.  :whistling:

BTW StormSentinel, the keys are given out on the help board. Its three boards below the one this thread is in.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: TWCToday on January 07, 2009, 02:42:42 PM
No problem Gary :P

Just to clarify to anyone new..

a. the emulator is about to get a major release! its ever so close. I cant give a certain date but lets just say its VERY soon. If you catch my drift.

b. as of now since the emulator is not out and released there is no point in sending login information via pm to me. you may do so when the release comes out

c. keep checking back! i promise you will like this update. its worth the wait
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: Concentric Eyewall on January 09, 2009, 11:30:35 PM
Ok, I am reeeally out of date here, but everytime I run the program it just dead-ends at the screenshot below.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: TWCToday on January 10, 2009, 04:37:41 AM
Likely some aspect of the program that got tweaked. It was not intended at this point that the current release of the emulator still be operational for users. The next release has a lot of tweaks and touch ups.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: Concentric Eyewall on January 10, 2009, 11:49:11 AM
Oh, ok.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: cc17926 on January 13, 2009, 12:43:31 AM
Hang tight guys, I got this one comming out in the day or two.. I've been very busy over christmas with the load volume of customers to my place, and even after the new year, still had a load of customers.. The volume of people tires me out. I forgotten that I had this burden right before the holidays, so my scheduled date of december 20th was delayed. I appreciate the patience by many! Also, I had martin trial test the release and it appears to be functional, only need to do is pack it up into an installer and send it out :)
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 13, 2009, 10:47:41 AM
VERY happy about that.  I'm going to take an old laptop and hook it into my TV and use it there.
Title: Re: Emulator Release- Public Beta 1
Post by: TWCToday on January 26, 2009, 05:39:35 PM
New topic for a new release B)