Sports Software - FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Can I use SID for multiple sports?
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Yes. When you create a new Season, you specify a sport and the name of the player athlete for which the Season applies. The software uses the specified sport to dynamically load an appropriate sports statistics package. This concepts enables SID to support basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, baseball, softball, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, golf, swimming, wrestling, gymnastics and virtually every other sport.
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Can I modify the statistics for my sport?
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Yes. SID comes with a tool to build sports packages tailored to your needs. The GDStats tool enables you to modify the statistical panel's contents and layout and to dynamically build any formulas necessary for calculated statistics. Select "File/Sports Package Editor" from the main menu. A sport package is currently limited to a total of 20 statistics for any sport.
Q
What type of picture formats and multimedia are supported?
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Picture formats currently supported include BMP, JPG, GIF, and WMF. Supported video and sound formats include AVI, MPEG, WAV, WMV, WMA and MP3. Most other formats playable in the Windows Media Player are also supported.
Q
Can I open more than one Season at a time?
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Yes. Each Season will appear in its own instance of SID. You can easily copy media items from one Season to another by using your mouse to drag a media item in one Season to the other one.
Q
I've created my own Seasons but want to look at the Sample Season that comes with the software again. How do I reload the Sample season?
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The sample Season is stored in a directory that is available to all users on your system. Depending on your Windows setup, this directory is located under "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Seasons\", "C:\WinNT\Profiles\All Users\Documents\My Seasons\", or a similar directory path. You can also choose File/Open Season... from the main menu and navigate to the appropriate directory to find Sample.ssn or SampleTeam.ssn.
Q
When I open SID, the application stops and the Season is not fully loaded. How do I recover from this situation?
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SID is setup to automatically load the last Season you used. If for some reason the Season's database gets corrupted and the application hangs, do the following:
  1. Terminate the SID application using the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Delete).

  2. While pressing the Shift key, restart SID. This will display the Open Season dialog box and let you select another Season (one of your own or the Sample Season).
Q
I'm using Outlook 2002 (not Outlook Express) and the send mail dialog does not appear when I try to email a Season, Player Profile or media item.
A
Turn off Outlook's AutoArchive option or uncheck the "Prompt before AutoArchive runs" checkbox. To do this, select Tools/Options from Outlook 2002's main menu, click the "Other" tab and then click the AutoArchive button