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Posted: January 28, 2015, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

MS Server? Oracle DB?

Can't you program the server to make it easier?

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    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

    Thanks Winsumloosesum. I didn't realize that you had posted this. Lotsoft really is a great program.Thanks Winsumloosesum. I didn't realize that you had posted this. Lotsoft really is a great program.

    Play to win!

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      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.

      Would a hacker be able to help?

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        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

        I removed Turkey 6/49, there was a problem. Pick3 can be added.

        The gold standard worldwide for any software is EXPERT LOTTO 5.

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          The gold standard worldwide for any software is EXPERT LOTTO 5.

          That is professional work, looks like not done in old fashioned forms.

          There is a video by Winsumloosesum.

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            A view on my private program. It includes SQL.

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              Would a hacker be able to help?

              De-compiling the .exe might yield a work-around but when looking at screen shots of the program

              I think it should be simple enough to just rewrite it.  I don't know the legal state of the program as

              the owner passed away but if that avenue is open then that's what I would do.  I don't know what

              all the program offers other than what the screen shot shows but short of a prediction algorithm the

              rest would be simple.  Just my 2-cents

              RL

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              they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                The nuclear option posited by RL-RANDOMLOGIC

                is obviously a measure of last resort. Ricky generously made teh program free sometime before his passing, but hopefully his estate retains rights to the program, since this is undoubtedly the best--no, the only serious P3/P4 software out there, bar none. I also agree with RL that conceptually, although impressive with what it does, LotSoft is pretty straight forward, a testament to a great programmer, which Ricky was.
                Steve's (and all users of lotSoft)  immediate problem is liveupdate. I'd be willing to help in whatever way i can, although I'm out of practice with packet analyzers. I'm sure there are many free PA's out there to analyze FTP traffic to LotSoft. But as Steve hinted that might be the easier part---LotSoft's LiveUpdate might be hardcoded in.
                I was able to crack the DB password in under 5  minutes.  Hopefully someone who really knows what they are doing will have equally good luck with the answers we seek.

                $$$

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                  The nuclear option posited by RL-RANDOMLOGIC

                  is obviously a measure of last resort. Ricky generously made teh program free sometime before his passing, but hopefully his estate retains rights to the program, since this is undoubtedly the best--no, the only serious P3/P4 software out there, bar none. I also agree with RL that conceptually, although impressive with what it does, LotSoft is pretty straight forward, a testament to a great programmer, which Ricky was.
                  Steve's (and all users of lotSoft)  immediate problem is liveupdate. I'd be willing to help in whatever way i can, although I'm out of practice with packet analyzers. I'm sure there are many free PA's out there to analyze FTP traffic to LotSoft. But as Steve hinted that might be the easier part---LotSoft's LiveUpdate might be hardcoded in.
                  I was able to crack the DB password in under 5  minutes.  Hopefully someone who really knows what they are doing will have equally good luck with the answers we seek.

                  I have tried a number of variations by setting up an FTP server on my computer using Filezilla without any success.

                  I've changed the FTP location in the props.mdb file many times only to receive an error message.

                  I've added a new folder to the Brinkster FTP folder and also changed the Props.mdb file and Lotsoft 5 updated as usual.

                  When the Brinkster server went down a few months ago Brinkster support trnasferred all the FTP file to a new server location.  We all changed the FTP location in the Props.mdb file so that we could still perfom the Live Updates.

                  My thoughts on Lotsoft 5 are this.  Ricky decided to make Lotsoft 5 freeware with the stipulation that any new users would need to register Lotsoft 5 and in return receive the activation codes.  Since Ricky is no longer with us (spirit only), we should keep his program alive at all costs.  Meaning find a way, either by changing the code in the program or find a way to create a Desktop FTP server on each of our computers and eliminate the server cost,  The only thing we would need to do is update the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw histories.

                  In addition we don't know how long Brinkster will continue.  1 year, 5 years, 10 years???  This would be the main reason for changing the code it that is the case.

                  Another limitation which has not been discussed is "how many" more drawings can we add to the P3.mdb and P4.mdb files.  That is how many draws of new data will the MS Access files add until it reaches it's limit.  What would be the maximum file size if any for these Access database files?? 5 more years, 10 more years? etc.

                  Maybe this was the reason Ricky was programming the Pick3Whiz program which never was completed.

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                    I have tried a number of variations by setting up an FTP server on my computer using Filezilla without any success.

                    I've changed the FTP location in the props.mdb file many times only to receive an error message.

                    I've added a new folder to the Brinkster FTP folder and also changed the Props.mdb file and Lotsoft 5 updated as usual.

                    When the Brinkster server went down a few months ago Brinkster support trnasferred all the FTP file to a new server location.  We all changed the FTP location in the Props.mdb file so that we could still perfom the Live Updates.

                    My thoughts on Lotsoft 5 are this.  Ricky decided to make Lotsoft 5 freeware with the stipulation that any new users would need to register Lotsoft 5 and in return receive the activation codes.  Since Ricky is no longer with us (spirit only), we should keep his program alive at all costs.  Meaning find a way, either by changing the code in the program or find a way to create a Desktop FTP server on each of our computers and eliminate the server cost,  The only thing we would need to do is update the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw histories.

                    In addition we don't know how long Brinkster will continue.  1 year, 5 years, 10 years???  This would be the main reason for changing the code it that is the case.

                    Another limitation which has not been discussed is "how many" more drawings can we add to the P3.mdb and P4.mdb files.  That is how many draws of new data will the MS Access files add until it reaches it's limit.  What would be the maximum file size if any for these Access database files?? 5 more years, 10 more years? etc.

                    Maybe this was the reason Ricky was programming the Pick3Whiz program which never was completed.

                    Well you ALL are over my head when it comes to programming or doing any of that!! I just know I would HATE HATE HATE to see this program stopped!! Everyone that can should be helping you come up with a plan steve I sure wish I knew something!!!!!!! Da Boot

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                      I have tried a number of variations by setting up an FTP server on my computer using Filezilla without any success.

                      I've changed the FTP location in the props.mdb file many times only to receive an error message.

                      I've added a new folder to the Brinkster FTP folder and also changed the Props.mdb file and Lotsoft 5 updated as usual.

                      When the Brinkster server went down a few months ago Brinkster support trnasferred all the FTP file to a new server location.  We all changed the FTP location in the Props.mdb file so that we could still perfom the Live Updates.

                      My thoughts on Lotsoft 5 are this.  Ricky decided to make Lotsoft 5 freeware with the stipulation that any new users would need to register Lotsoft 5 and in return receive the activation codes.  Since Ricky is no longer with us (spirit only), we should keep his program alive at all costs.  Meaning find a way, either by changing the code in the program or find a way to create a Desktop FTP server on each of our computers and eliminate the server cost,  The only thing we would need to do is update the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw histories.

                      In addition we don't know how long Brinkster will continue.  1 year, 5 years, 10 years???  This would be the main reason for changing the code it that is the case.

                      Another limitation which has not been discussed is "how many" more drawings can we add to the P3.mdb and P4.mdb files.  That is how many draws of new data will the MS Access files add until it reaches it's limit.  What would be the maximum file size if any for these Access database files?? 5 more years, 10 more years? etc.

                      Maybe this was the reason Ricky was programming the Pick3Whiz program which never was completed.

                      I fully agree Steve, that we should keep this alive. That seems to have been Ricky's (rest his soul) intention based on the affirmative steps he took to make it free o those of the community who had not purchased and registered the software. As one of the original purchasers of LotSoft I still regard it as the best--scratch that--the only program we need along with Lotterypost and like-minded people, to have a chance at some regular wins. Let's keep the fight. BTW, I'll inbox you about the files you uploaded to the respository.

                      $$$

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                        I fully agree Steve, that we should keep this alive. That seems to have been Ricky's (rest his soul) intention based on the affirmative steps he took to make it free o those of the community who had not purchased and registered the software. As one of the original purchasers of LotSoft I still regard it as the best--scratch that--the only program we need along with Lotterypost and like-minded people, to have a chance at some regular wins. Let's keep the fight. BTW, I'll inbox you about the files you uploaded to the respository.

                        I Agree!  1,000%!!! LotSoft is the BEST!!! I don't know what I would do without it. What other software is there with that much information, that also allows you to input your own stats into it that you come up with? Personally, I only play one state so updating the draws is not a problem, but a lot of people play more than one. Bottom line, as long as LotSoft is still around, it is  a very good thing.

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                        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                          I Agree!  1,000%!!! LotSoft is the BEST!!! I don't know what I would do without it. What other software is there with that much information, that also allows you to input your own stats into it that you come up with? Personally, I only play one state so updating the draws is not a problem, but a lot of people play more than one. Bottom line, as long as LotSoft is still around, it is  a very good thing.

                          If it were just me, I would update all 71 and 66 draws (states./nations on LP) manually; but I think Winsumloosesum is on to something, with this challenge to act in the spirit with which Ricky approached this: he would want us to do all we can to keep LS alive... and make others enjoy and learn from the program. It is as much  learning tool as well as a winning tool.

                          I am going to take the challenge to create an FTP server on a Win 7 PC.. will report success. We can do that. we have enough talent in here.

                          $$$

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                            If it were just me, I would update all 71 and 66 draws (states./nations on LP) manually; but I think Winsumloosesum is on to something, with this challenge to act in the spirit with which Ricky approached this: he would want us to do all we can to keep LS alive... and make others enjoy and learn from the program. It is as much  learning tool as well as a winning tool.

                            I am going to take the challenge to create an FTP server on a Win 7 PC.. will report success. We can do that. we have enough talent in here.

                            Again, I Agree!   There is no doubt Ricky would want us to keep it going. As we should. The more every one can learn about the "game" the better the chances we have of winning. And there is always something new we can discover to improve our  chances. It is just a matter of being able to properly utilize what the game ie, the "numbers" are telling us.

                            "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                            The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                            Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                              I am coming into this conversation way late, but where does one go to get LotSoft. And, am I understanding his correc that it is a "free" program?