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Posted: July 22, 2014, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

You can try right click and Run As Administrator or the normal routine of double clicking the Lotosoft program shortcut.

You can create a FREE box.com account and upload the following 2 files located in the data folder of Lotsoft:

  1. props.mdb
  2. p4.mdb

Upload these 2 files and send me the links by PM and I will look at them.

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    Posted: July 23, 2014, 7:16 am - IP Logged

    LIVE UPDATE

    Completed for drawings through Tuesday July 22, 2014

    Uploaded draw text files at 7:10 am on Wednesday July 23, 2014

     

    If you receive any errors close Lotsoft then re-open and run Live Update again!!

    I ran Live Update for both Pick 3 and Pick 4 this morning and everything worked fine (cross fingers)

     

    I have noticed many Live Updates where users may be selecting the "Force Overwrite" option when performing the Live Update.  If you have all the draws updated from the previous day you do NOT need to keep using the Force Overwrite: option checked.

    Let me know if anyone is still experiencing any Live Update errors!

    Thanks

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      Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:51 am - IP Logged

      LIVE UPDATE

      Completed for drawings through Wednesday July 23, 2014

      Uploaded draw text files at 5:30 am on Thursday July 24, 2014

       

      If you receive any errors close Lotsoft then re-open and run Live Update again!!

      I ran Live Update for both Pick 3 and Pick 4 this morning and everything worked fine (cross fingers)

       

      I have noticed many Live Updates where users may be selecting the "Force Overwrite" option when performing the Live Update.  If you have all the draws updated from the previous day you do NOT need to keep using the Force Overwrite: option checked.

      Let me know if anyone is still experiencing any Live Update errors!

      Thanks

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        Posted: July 29, 2014, 11:50 am - IP Logged

        Just arrived home from work.  Arizona draw was not available earlier this morning.

        You can now run Live Update.

         

        LIVE UPDATE

        Completed for drawings through Monday July 28, 2014

        Uploaded draw text files at 11:45 am on Tuesday July 29, 2014

         

        If you receive any errors close Lotsoft then re-open and run Live Update again!!

        I ran Live Update for both Pick 3 and Pick 4 this morning and everything worked fine (cross fingers)

         

        I have noticed many Live Updates where users may be selecting the "Force Overwrite" option when performing the Live Update.  If you have all the draws updated from the previous day you do NOT need to keep using the Force Overwrite: option checked.

        Let me know if anyone is still experiencing any Live Update errors!

        Thanks

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          Posted: August 3, 2014, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

          For those trying Live Update today and receiving error message.  I contacted the hosting support and they are having issues with the server and trying to resolve.

          I may decide to discontinue updating Lotsoft Pro.  Between the server issues and time and out-of-pocket expense I may decide to shut down the web site completely.  There are only a dozen or so updates per day so it seems either no one is willing to learn how to use the program or just decided to abandon using Lotsoft Pro.

          Within the last 2 weeks I have contacted support at least 2 to 3 times per day.  Either the website is down or I could not connect to the server toperform the Live Updates.

          I will make my decision in a day or 2.

          Another possibility is to change hosting companies.  This would mean having to change the code in the software for the Live Updates.

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            Posted: August 4, 2014, 6:26 am - IP Logged

            Websites done with cgi, asp, jsp, php or whatever aim income by adds. Eventually some Indians or Bengladeshis click on the adds. Who knows what other traffic there is? Eventually all those lottery programs are hardly sold and sales depend of aggressive publicity.

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              Posted: August 4, 2014, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

              For those trying Live Update today and receiving error message.  I contacted the hosting support and they are having issues with the server and trying to resolve.

              I may decide to discontinue updating Lotsoft Pro.  Between the server issues and time and out-of-pocket expense I may decide to shut down the web site completely.  There are only a dozen or so updates per day so it seems either no one is willing to learn how to use the program or just decided to abandon using Lotsoft Pro.

              Within the last 2 weeks I have contacted support at least 2 to 3 times per day.  Either the website is down or I could not connect to the server toperform the Live Updates.

              I will make my decision in a day or 2.

              Another possibility is to change hosting companies.  This would mean having to change the code in the software for the Live Updates.

              The Live Update Went Smooth Today,

              All Pick 3/4 Draws Updated Through Aug.3rd.

              I Think Changing Hosting Companies Would Be Your Best Bet.

              Some Of The Larger U.S. Companies Offer The 1st Month Free.

              Not Sure How Much Work Is Involved In Changing The Code Though.

                      Your Work Is Greatly Appreciated.Smiley

                                     

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                Posted: August 5, 2014, 5:33 am - IP Logged

                I'm hoping your decision is to somehow keep Lotsoft Pro going, it would be a waste of excellent programming by the original author. The speed and useful detailed information it can produce is hard to come by from most other programs of this type.

                Plus after all the hard work you put into it over the past months, please don't through all this away.

                Let us users of this program know exactly (point blank) what it will take to help keep the updates going.

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                  Posted: August 5, 2014, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                  I decided to keep the updates going.  If anyone would like to make a donation towards the server costs please PM me.   Thanks

                  LIVE UPDATE

                  Completed for drawings through Monday August 4, 2014

                  Uploaded draw text files at 10:00 am on Tuesday August 5, 2014

                   

                  If you receive any errors close Lotsoft then re-open and run Live Update again!!

                  I ran Live Update for both Pick 3 and Pick 4 this morning and everything worked fine (cross fingers)

                   

                  I have noticed many Live Updates where users may be selecting the "Force Overwrite" option when performing the Live Update.  If you have all the draws updated from the previous day you do NOT need to keep using the Force Overwrite: option checked.

                  Let me know if anyone is still experiencing any Live Update errors!

                  Thanks

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                    Posted: August 5, 2014, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                    I decided to keep the updates going.  If anyone would like to make a donation towards the server costs please PM me.   Thanks

                    LIVE UPDATE

                    Completed for drawings through Monday August 4, 2014

                    Uploaded draw text files at 10:00 am on Tuesday August 5, 2014

                     

                    If you receive any errors close Lotsoft then re-open and run Live Update again!!

                    I ran Live Update for both Pick 3 and Pick 4 this morning and everything worked fine (cross fingers)

                     

                    I have noticed many Live Updates where users may be selecting the "Force Overwrite" option when performing the Live Update.  If you have all the draws updated from the previous day you do NOT need to keep using the Force Overwrite: option checked.

                    Let me know if anyone is still experiencing any Live Update errors!

                    Thanks

                    Thank you very much Steve you are being too nice.....as usual. 

                    I think you should set up some sort of  a service charge for the update site cost. Heck....you are paying for it out of your pocket.  Plus for your work, attention and the every day handling all of this stuff. Don't let it bog you down. Don't do it for nothing. Gee fella,....we're not communist and this is no labor camp. LOL     

                     Being tied to all of these details everyday rain or shine 7 days a week ...... is a thankless burden and your deserve something for what you have already done not to mention in the future...... you have actually saved Lotsoft.  Don't let it burn you out pal. 

                     Voluntary donation request responses are crap...... you should at least set up a flat rate for part it. Something. Free loaders p...s me off. Free riders shouldn't be playing anyway.   

                     Again .....thank you Steve for everything you have done. You are a keeperThumbs Up 

                          Win D     

                     

                     

                    The only real failure .....is the failure to try.                               

                                                  Luck is a very rare thing....... Odds not so much. 

                                                  Odds never change .....but probability does. 

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                      Posted: August 7, 2014, 8:52 am - IP Logged

                      UPDATE: 8/7/2014

                      I transferred all the ftp files to a new server this morning.

                      After I transferred the files I ran Lotsoft 5 "Live Update" for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 and everything worked.  I had to change the ftp server in the props.mdb file.

                      In order to run Live Update you will need to replace the props.mdb file with the following updated version from this download link below:

                      https://app.box.com/s/589hc4m65su02v4g1hce

                      This file should go in the C:\Programs Folder\INW\Lotsoft\data\ folder.  Copy and paste the new props.mdb into this folder then run the Live Update.

                      Let me know if anyone has any problems.

                      As I mentioned above I changed my props.mdb file with the new server IP address and it updated.

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                        Posted: August 7, 2014, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Thank you Steve. Works perfectly !  ....and maybe a little faster even. Patriot

                         

                        Have many folks chipped in any to off set your cost out of pocket?  If not ...you really should set something up. Heck fella....something at least. 

                         

                         

                        The only real failure .....is the failure to try.                               

                                                      Luck is a very rare thing....... Odds not so much. 

                                                      Odds never change .....but probability does. 

                                                                                                               Win d    

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                          Posted: August 7, 2014, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                          UPDATE: 8/7/2014

                          I transferred all the ftp files to a new server this morning.

                          After I transferred the files I ran Lotsoft 5 "Live Update" for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 and everything worked.  I had to change the ftp server in the props.mdb file.

                          In order to run Live Update you will need to replace the props.mdb file with the following updated version from this download link below:

                          https://app.box.com/s/589hc4m65su02v4g1hce

                          This file should go in the C:\Programs Folder\INW\Lotsoft\data\ folder.  Copy and paste the new props.mdb into this folder then run the Live Update.

                          Let me know if anyone has any problems.

                          As I mentioned above I changed my props.mdb file with the new server IP address and it updated.

                          Steve - so this is not automatic without replacing the file? I keep getting Action Interrupted due to possible errors. I will check this out.

                          The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                          Stooges

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                            Posted: August 7, 2014, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Steve - is the file too big to email to me? I can't seem to get it to download and replace. Thanks!

                            The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                            Stooges

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                              Posted: August 7, 2014, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                              I got it to download, but now it still won't Live Update. I may shut the computer down and try again!!

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                              Stooges

                                 
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