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Posted: January 24, 2015, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

This is to inform all users of Lotsoft Pro 5 that I will no longer be updating the draw histories as of 2/1/2015.

If anyone is interested in taking over updating you will need to perform the following:

Pay the monthly server fees which is currently around $25 per month

Know how to use Excel 2010.

Know how to upload files to Filezilla

PM if your interested. 

If I don't receive a response by next Saturday I will be discontinuing the service.

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    Posted: January 24, 2015, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

    This is to inform all users of Lotsoft Pro 5 that I will no longer be updating the draw histories as of 2/1/2015.

    If anyone is interested in taking over updating you will need to perform the following:

    Pay the monthly server fees which is currently around $25 per month

    Know how to use Excel 2010.

    Know how to upload files to Filezilla

    PM if your interested. 

    If I don't receive a response by next Saturday I will be discontinuing the service.

    Thanks for letting us know.

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      Posted: January 24, 2015, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

      This is to inform all users of Lotsoft Pro 5 that I will no longer be updating the draw histories as of 2/1/2015.

      If anyone is interested in taking over updating you will need to perform the following:

      Pay the monthly server fees which is currently around $25 per month

      Know how to use Excel 2010.

      Know how to upload files to Filezilla

      PM if your interested. 

      If I don't receive a response by next Saturday I will be discontinuing the service.

      Besides knowing how to use Excel 2010, paying the $25 monthly sever fee and contributing the time to do the figuring and posting, what else would be expected of the person taking over?  Do subscribers or advertisements help with the cost?

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        Posted: January 25, 2015, 8:11 am - IP Logged

        Steve,

        Maybe, it's time to shut it down. I know you have spent a lot of time and money to keep it going. That is very much appreciated by myself and others. When something becomes a bore and to much of a chore, it's time to drop it.

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          Posted: January 25, 2015, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

          I have the same problem with updating and proposed that others would update the drawings of my website. Zero volunteers!

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            Posted: January 25, 2015, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

            This is to inform all users of Lotsoft Pro 5 that I will no longer be updating the draw histories as of 2/1/2015.

            If anyone is interested in taking over updating you will need to perform the following:

            Pay the monthly server fees which is currently around $25 per month

            Know how to use Excel 2010.

            Know how to upload files to Filezilla

            PM if your interested. 

            If I don't receive a response by next Saturday I will be discontinuing the service.

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              Posted: January 26, 2015, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

              I have the same problem with updating and proposed that others would update the drawings of my website. Zero volunteers!

              I never saw your request for volunteers.  Is you website for lotteries played in the U.S.?

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                Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                I never saw your request for volunteers.  Is you website for lotteries played in the U.S.?

                I never saw your request for volunteers. 

                It was in some thread. Suddenly there was silence.

                Is you website for lotteries played in the U.S.?

                The website is visited. I did no survey on who the visitors are. Some of them are people from here, others are friends on FB and I suppose that the rest are LP'ers, or friends of visitors. I don't earn on the website, there is no publicity on it, there is no charge on using a system or consulting a chart. There is no paying for posting a comment. I cannot make comments about the hosting service.

                For the updating I can provide a private input page. You would get an ID and a Password. That gives me a free hand to make changes without having to worry for the input.

                Eventually I can make the output private too, so only certain members get access the data. Eventually that would pay the server and a part of the time passed for programming. - Charts can be discussed with me, can be a small private forum, eventually approved requests would be programmed by me. That wouldn't be a kickstart but a project that spreads over time. I did not plan much for the site, it pretty much became what I could do without too much trouble spread over a month or two.

                My internal links:

                EuromillionsLotto BEMega Millions USASystemsWinsCommentsContact

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                  Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:30 am - IP Logged

                  Winsumloosesum You have done your time for sure and it is much appreciated.. Patriot Hats off to you!

                  I have to agree With Carbob.  Was just informed and considered the idea. Just not so sure I could handle another thing to do especially to that extent.   I am familiar with how much time it takes to keep a site afloat with the rest of the world. 

                  I am new to Lotsoft.  I find it a fascinating tool and manually input my state draw but am sure there are those who do multiple states and depend on your efforts.

                   

                  Am I correct in saying that if  no one comes forward,  LotSoft would become a standalone that individuals would have to  update their state(s) manually as needed or is there more to the loss than that?

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                    Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:18 am - IP Logged

                    Winsumloosesum You have done your time for sure and it is much appreciated.. Patriot Hats off to you!

                    I have to agree With Carbob.  Was just informed and considered the idea. Just not so sure I could handle another thing to do especially to that extent.   I am familiar with how much time it takes to keep a site afloat with the rest of the world. 

                    I am new to Lotsoft.  I find it a fascinating tool and manually input my state draw but am sure there are those who do multiple states and depend on your efforts.

                     

                    Am I correct in saying that if  no one comes forward,  LotSoft would become a standalone that individuals would have to  update their state(s) manually as needed or is there more to the loss than that?

                    When the time comes you can update any state's game manually but you would also need to click the "recalculate statistics" button.  That is once the "Live Update" is discontinued.

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                      Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:25 am - IP Logged

                      When the time comes you can update any state's game manually but you would also need to click the "recalculate statistics" button.  That is once the "Live Update" is discontinued.

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                      Is it possible to make the software so that no registration is required for full activation for those that didn't register before the passing of Ricky?

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                        Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:39 am - IP Logged

                        @Winsumloosesum
                        Is it possible to make the software so that no registration is required for full activation for those that didn't register before the passing of Ricky?

                        I posted it in the other thread how to install Lotsoft 5 and have a fully functional version.

                         

                        How to install Lotsoft Pro 5 (clean install)

                        I installed Lotsoft Pro 5 on an older computer running Windows XP and also registered the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games using the props.mdb file.

                        Here is the link to the zip file you will need along with the link to the installation exe file for Lotosoft Pro 5 program.

                        Lotsoft Pro 5 exe file:

                        https://app.box.com/s/vvogthh9v5ypcrfdwgfe

                         

                        Zip file containing the p3.mdb, p4.mdb, props.mdb files:

                        https://app.box.com/s/729j1lnl3xom8g9otxoc

                         

                        Youtube Video:

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GngV3IM_qe8

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                          Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:46 am - IP Logged

                          If we have any FTP experts that want to tackle this, here is an idea

                          Set up an FTP server on your own computer.  Filezilla?

                          This would require changing a couple lines of code in the props.mdb file located in data folder.  C:\ProgramFiles\INW\Lotsoft\data\

                          I believe that Ricky hardcoded Lotsoft 5 to only perform Live Updates through the Brinkster FTP server.  I tried many times to change the FTP location in the props.mdb file and also set up an FTP server on my computer without any luck.

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                            Posted: January 28, 2015, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                            If we have any FTP experts that want to tackle this, here is an idea

                            Set up an FTP server on your own computer.  Filezilla?

                            This would require changing a couple lines of code in the props.mdb file located in data folder.  C:\ProgramFiles\INW\Lotsoft\data\

                            I believe that Ricky hardcoded Lotsoft 5 to only perform Live Updates through the Brinkster FTP server.  I tried many times to change the FTP location in the props.mdb file and also set up an FTP server on my computer without any luck.

                            That would be great for you winsum with all you do!! If you had FTP setup on your own would you think of continuing Lotsoft? Just curious.

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                              Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                              That would be great for you winsum with all you do!! If you had FTP setup on your own would you think of continuing Lotsoft? Just curious.

                              If I could somehow figure out how the heck Lotsoft Pro 5 communicates with an FTP server other than Brinkster, all I would need to do is just perform the text file updates using Excel.