Lotto Magic Bug Fixes / Enhancements  ( Allow time for page to load )

DATE VERSION BUG FIX / ENHANCEMENT / UPGRADE / UPDATE
20/3/2010 0.99.7.0 Fixed filter Index out of range error
17/3/2010 0.99.6.9 Fixed up Ticket A4 Play Form header information and  removed exclusive Lotto Agency message.
14/2/2010 0.99.6.8 Updated Email Contact to LMSupport@Hotmail.com and Demo Expiration Date to Dec 2010
 BREAK  BREAK THE LONG BREAK
08/05/2006 0.99.6.6 Fixed minor bug with the Syndicate Member Account Details form not returning to focus if minimized and then clicking on the  Edit Syndicate Member Account selection list.
07/05//2006 0.99.6.5 Added Syndicate Account Email Payment Receipt function. Currently only for SMTP email. Will develop for CDO  ( Collaboration Data Objects ) also.  Now syndicate members can get an email confirmation receipt,  of their monthly syndicate membership game play payments. This would occur when the syndicate manager processes their account payment.  Internet connection required.
29/04/2006 0.99.6.4 Added winning game hit rate estimation tool for Take Balls from prior draws Filter. Work in progress ! 
27/04/2006 0.99.6.3 Take Balls Filter Combinatorial Hit Rate Estimator further refined. Check current ticket winnings fatal program crash BUG fix
26/04/2006 0.99.6.2 Combinatorial Hit Rate Estimator added to Take Balls Filter. This function estimates the expected hit rate for combinations of winning balls of a given size such as 4 winning etc... based on the number of balls taken from the ticket generation pool against the likelihood of ball repeats from previous recent draws.  More work to do on this.
25/04/2006 0.99.6.1 Take Balls Filter improved further, now take grid display gets updated properly whenever you change the Check Draw [ x ] check box or the check draw number Edit box. If check draw [  ] is not selected take balls wall apply to all past draws for up coming next draw, yet to be entered. A few other fixes improve the overall look and feel of this filter.
23/04/2006 0.99.6.0 Added Take Balls Filter ball highlight colors to Check Draw Grid display function so you can see the effect of taking balls from the ticket generation pool in terms of checking against a particular draw to see what balls you are excluding and what it will cost in terms of lost ball hit opportunities against that draw check.
22/04/2006 0.99.5.9 Added Check Draw Data Grid to Take Balls filter,  enabling you to see the  draw data,  for the draw that you want to check against, when  using the Take Balls from previous draws  filter.
22/04/2006 0.99.5.8 Take Balls filter from ticket generation pool improved.  Take balls now correctly being saved and restored under any selected take options,  including checkbox check draw and draw number to check against, now properly saved and restored !! 
21/04/2006 0.99.5.7 Take Balls filter improved. Auto take balls from ticket generation pool to check against last draw or selected draw or specific draw. Auto scroll position fixed.  
20/04/2006 0.99.5.6 Coupon Game Box Ticket Filter fixes - fixed program crash when creating from scratch. Auto coupon game box  game rows , game columns estimation if user has not set up Coupon via the View Coupon option.  Fixed add filter row to the next added row gets selected instead of the previous. More work to do on this filter !
19/04/2006 0.99.5.5 Fixed a program crash BUG in Edit Campaign when changing Campaign type from single player to syndicate. Fixes error for  "Fault in module M4DLL.DLL"
19/04/2006 0.99.5.4 Fixed a BUG in Check Winnings from recent versions,  that was not picking up all tickets in selected range !!!  Crept in somehow recently it seems.  Looks OK now !
17/04/2006 0.99.5.3 Added new draw / ticket number edit feature,  for adding single tickets with verification checks that ticket can be added. This allows user to manually adjust the draw and ticket number for new single tickets they add or save. The feature will allow users to replace existing ticket data or add as a new ticket. This feature also works on conjunction with the single ticket Quick Pick feature.
17/04/2006 0.99.5.2 Improved  Edit / Replace / Add  single ticket function,  for adding a non existent ticket.
16/04/2006 0.99.5.1 Winnings and Cost Table data driven label updates changing the label  "TICKET" to label  "GAME"  to make the label name more meaningful in terms of table calculations and the table values used in them. Calculations largely done on a per game basis.
16/04/2006 0.99.5.0 Draw Maintenance delete draw fix now properly clears display grid and resets scroll.
15/04/2006 0.99.4.9 Fixed major import data BUG that intermittently stopped the import path display getting updated. Importing draw,  ticket and other data is now more reliable.
15/04/2006 0.99.4.8 More data entry verification and help messages when creating Lotto Campaigns.
14/04/2006 0.99.4.7 Major BUG program crash FIX ! for when creating Lotto Campaigns.  Also better data validation and help messages on the New Campaign entry form.
11/04/2006 0.99.4.6 More CDO Email syndicate ticket data fixes - more to come

08/04/2006

0.99.4.5

More Improved  Email timeout error handling,  cleaned up syndicate ticket email format. Lotto Magic now attempts to send email via SMTP and also CDO - Collaboration Data Objects (CDOs) typically available for Win 2000 XP as a fallback option. SMTP email details must be entered in the Lotto Magic programs syndicate details for its email function to work. i.e. email server name and syndicate managers email address.

07/04/2006

0.99.4.4

Improved  Email timeout handling,  fixed close Syndicate Allocation form program crash BUG

30/03/2006

0.99.4.3

Added Microsoft Collaborative Data Objects CDO Email capability,  as fall back email method

27/03/2006

0.99.4.2

Added better Email timeout handling - more informative

25/03/2006

0.99.4.1

Fixed syndicate email errors and program crashes - more work to do but more stable !

25/03/2006

0.99.4.0

Added a set-up /  installation program ! finally !!! will only install to  C:\LMagic  though !

2004 - 2006

No updates

Lotto Magic In Hiatus due to other business commitments

12/12/2003

0.99.3.9

Draw Data Maintenance View Ball Colors option added. Now you can get a feel for the ball color spread in your draw data !

08/12/2003

0.99.3.8

Copy and Import Lottery set-up option added, for Edit Lottery mode. Import form fix with source path text focus corrected and form and file navigation control sizes increased.

30/11/2003

0.99.3.7

Text print color fix for new program colors. Now print text displays as white.

30/11/2003

0.99.3.6

Create Campaign bug fix where it deletes the ticket files of the currently open campaign when creating a new campaign. :/ FIXED ! This process was really to ensure that the new campaign tick files did not exist previously by attempting to delete an instance of them. Deemed not essential it has been removed.

29/11/2003

0.99.3.5

Auto Ticket Filter Optimisation based on historical statistical data implemented. This is the first version of this feature which is expected to evolve. New color scheme added to software, bringing a brighter yet lighter and softer look to the application.

24/11/2003

0.99.3.4

Save Ticket Run enhanced to help users avoid accidentally not saving ticket run ticket data when they close the Ticket System Wheel Generator form. Provides clearer instruction on how to save your ticket run data.

23/11/2003

0.99.3.3

Edit Ticket Fix Form Focus, Delete Coupon Labels friendlier, Ticket Save message flashes, Ticket Found message flashes, Print Coupons OK button changed to "PRINT", Virtual Ticket Check OK button changed to "CHECK", Virtual Winnings Ticket cannot be scrolled as appropriate for its mode of viewing, Added 2nd row heading for Syndicate Accounts Listing.

22/11/2003

0.99.3.2

System Wheeling Fix for when System Data Grid has fewer numbers than the system wheel grid. This is now handled more elegantly with a warning message and avoids a program crash. Essentially by filtering out too many pre-wheel numbers, this scenario can emerge.

29/05/2003

0.99.3.1

Demo Expiry Date Extension to June 2004

29/05/2003

0.99.3.0

Miscellaneous Fixes

19/05/2003

0.99.2.9

Added Horse Place $ Data column on Race Table for more accurate race filter application that would include win and place data in its calculations. Modified data import function to now also import place data. See the example import file RACEDATA.TXT to get an idea of the data import file structure requirements. Added additional Weighted Average (WA ) filter for race filtering that uses win and place data information. The previous Odds Range filter only works on win pay information.

18/05/2003

0.99.2.8

Horse Racing Filter Modal Range Frequency Breakdown reporting now available for stats such as win, place Quinella and Trifecta.

15/05/2003

0.99.2.7

Refined Version of Advanced Race Data Filter Modal Frequency stats function completed. This Feature reports on Data Range, Range Frequency, Range Average and Average Expected Yield for observed data period.

15/05/2003

0.99.2.6

First Version of Advanced Race Data Filter Modal Frequency stats function completed. Now you can work out which races pay what the most for different result groups. i.e. for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Trifecta and Quinella. This helps you target your Box Trifecta combination generation at the most common payout groups for a given race field size.

13/05/2003

0.99.2.5

Completed Race Data Filter Basic Mean, Median and Mode stats functions

11/05/2003

0.99.2.4

Improved Race Filter Stats Function.

08/05/2003

0.99.2.3

Added Race Filter Stats Function to report on basic race data statistics

05/05/2003

0.99.2.2

Add Lottery fix now allows you to successfully add a lottery once all others are deleted. Also Delete lottery fixed, allowing you to delete multiple lotteries without having to reload the Delete Lottery list form.

29/03/2003

0.99.2.1

Import Race Data fix.

29/03/2003

0.99.2.0

Horse Racing Filter Data Import Improved to handle multiple races in the one import process. Import file structure must conform to designated format. About another weeks work to be done on this filter.

29/03/2003

0.99.1.9

Horse Racing Filter Data Import Improved to update the race key display and File Save option improved to sort data prior to save imported race data with updated race key. Added extra race results data capture for future historical analysis and filter optimisation function. Import file example exists in import directory, you would need your own custom race data extraction program to write race data to text file of this format.

29/03/2003

0.99.1.8

Removed Auto Reset option from System Wheel Generator to simplify options.

27/03/2003

0.99.1.7

Additional Save Ticket Run fixes to make more stable

22/03/2003

0.99.1.6

Improved Save Ticket Run ease, with confirmation form on OK click

22/03/2003

0.99.1.5

Fixed a few minor Coupon Filter bugs

22/03/2003

0.99.1.4

Coupon Game Box Filter fix when adding the first filter line. The bug results in a subscript index error crashing program. Also Inverse button now properly updates filter line.

20/03/2003

0.99.1.3

Coupon Game Box Filter now allows Game Box Filter lines to be edited and updated. Previously they could only be added or removed. Also Edit Campaign Bug Fix causing program crash due to form object control subscript error.

15/03/2003

0.99.1.2

Import ticket filter settings from a friends database ! General Filter Import and Copy Set-up options added. Import filter settings from another Lotto Magic FILTERS.DBF database, or just copy the filter settings from another lotto campaign within your existing filters database. Filters record find bug fix also implemented to ensure correct filter information is displayed for the currently open campaign.

03/03/2003

0.99.1.1

Horse Racing Filter Auto Race Numbering improved for Add Race option. Now checks database for last race matching the current race Course, Date displayed settings and then finds the last race on file for that Course and Date and then auto increments the next race number for that Course and Date.

02/03/2003

0.99.1.0

Football Pools Filter Bizarre BUG ! AFC Bournmouth team points data will not save ! It always returns blank in the Points Table. Now the data saves properly in the Points Table for all teams. Zero value data is now displayed as blank cells in Points Table. Points Table now lists straight up, the correct division as reflected on the previous screen, from which Pools team points can be modified.

28/02/2003

0.99.0.9

Football Pools Filter Delete Team Fix - Now lists correct division from which Pools team can be deleted.

23/02/2003

0.99.0.8

Syndicate File Management improved stability !!! Reduces program crashes and lockups. This would be especially noticed when you remove or add syndicates. This would be a welcomed fix ! Also Horse Filter Auto Horse Number fix, View Date Format Highlighted in Lottery Set-up.

21/02/2003

0.99.0.7

Help menu on main screen fixed.

18/02/2003

0.99.0.6

Fixed frame title update in Horse Racing Filter

17/02/2003

0.99.0.5

New Icons. Removed some redundant database files

30/11/2002

0.99.0.4

Fix for when mandatory inclusion count exceeds the horse count, reflected by the percentage of inclusions selected in the pre wheel race filter.

29/11/2002

0.99.0.3

Pre Wheel Race Filter fix for race grid display resetting to blank once set up initially.

28/11/2002

0.99.0.2

Pre Wheel Race Filter fix for saving race data to specified course file - now saves properly instead of simply overwriting My Racecourse record all the time.

25/11/2002

0.99.0.1

Edit Race Data fixed - Race Data Now Updates correctly - Cost Table Entry fixed, and should read 3 12 12 6 on the second data row. NOTE: This data fix will also fix the Edit Ticket Data - Save function for Horse Race campaigns. Unless you download the full version, you will need to apply this data fix manually from within the Cost Table Entry in the program.

30/5 - 21/11

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LOTTO MAGIC WORK ON HOLD DUE TO OTHER BUSINESS COMMITMENTS

24/11/2002

0.98

Races Winnings Check fixed - More fixes required for RACES type Campaigns

17/10/2002

0.97

Horse Racing Data Entry Search function improved, BUGs fixed. NOTE: For date functions to work properly, Lotto Magic View Date Format settings, must reflect the regional date format settings via the Windows Control Panel.

15/10/2002

0.96

Horse Racing Data Entry Search function added. Search on race date and race number. Still needs work, but is useful enough to be released.

26/09/2002

0.95

Wheeling BUG Fix program crash when adjusting the wheel size system level.

25/09/2002

0.94

Horse Racing Mandatory Inclusions Filter now accessible via the ticket wheeling form.

21/09/2002

0.93

Horse Racing Mandatory Inclusions Filter Enhanced - Now allows you to select the number of mandatory horse number inclusions, for each valid race boxed Trifecta combo generated.

16/09/2002

0.92

New Quick Registration form - just 4 entry fields for fast registration. Added Syndicate as Campaign data recovery dependency.

12/09/2002

0.91

Improved data recovery options, and Prize, Cost, Win Table BUG fix for saving data when multiple table view forms are open.

01/09/2002

0.9

Interim Data Recovery fix with Auto Database Index File Recovery option.

01/09/2002

0.89

Lottery Cost, Winnings and Prize Tables Import option allows settings to be imported from other similar databases. share set-ups with your friends !!! WOW ! - Just email the COSTAB, WINTAB and PRIZETAB .DBF and .MDX files to your buddies, for record import. The same caution applies as per previous enhancement in v 0.88 above ! i.e. WARNING: , DO NOT copy these files into your installation directory. Store them in a temp directory, as they are for data import only ! There are other file dependencies that will require your original coupon files to be maintained. Enjoy and report any BUGS please !

29/08/2002

0.88

Lottery Coupon Import option allows Coupon settings to be imported from another coupon database - share set-ups with your friends !!! WOW ! - Just email the COUPON.DBF and COUPON.MDX files to your buddies, for record import. NOTE: For best results it's better that they have the same printer type as you. WARNING: , DO NOT copy these files into your installation directory. Store them in a temp directory, as they are for data import only ! There are other file dependencies that will require your original coupon files to be maintained.

18/08/2002

0.87

Horse Racing Filter - Double Application of Pre Wheel Filters resulting in a compounding field coverage reduction effect fixed

14/08/2002

0.86

Horse Racing Filter - Added Horse ODDS Filter and also Mandatory Horse Inclusions Filter - Reduced DEMO Max Horses to 6

11/08/2002

0.85

Horse Racing Filter - Added Horse Win Bar Graph Chart, fixed minor bugs, improved aesthetics

04/08/2002

0.84

Added color columns to Horse Racing and Pools Filters, fixed Race Rank menu option

03/08/2002

0.83

Horse Racing Filter - FIX for Additional Pre Wheel Filter Added, increased demo horse limit to 8

22/07/2002

0.82

Horse Racing Filter - FIX for Pre Wheel - Horse Win Multiplier Threshold Filter Added.

21/07/2002

0.81

Horse Racing Filter - Pre Wheel - Horse Win Multiplier Threshold Filter Added.

04/06/2002

0.8

Horse Racing Filter - More Instalment Interface Improvements. More Automated Race Construction Features.

31/05/2002

0.79

Horse Racing Filter - More Instalment Interface Improvements. More Automated Race Construction Features.

24/05/2002

0.78

Horse Racing Filter - More Instalment Fixes - For Box Trifectas. i.e. combo permutations covering all 1st,2nd,3rd place perms.

24/05/2002

0.77

Horse Racing Filter - More Instalment Fixes - For Box Trifectas. i.e. combo permutations covering all 1st,2nd,3rd place perms.

24/05/2002

0.76

Horse Racing Filter - Instalment Fixes - For Box Trifectas. i.e. combo permutations covering all 1st,2nd,3rd place perms.

21/05/2002

0.75

Horse Racing Filter Released - Preliminary Instalment - For Box Trifectas. i.e. combo perms covering all 1st,2nd,3rd place perms

01/05/2002

0.74

Coupon Print Quality Control BUG fix

28/04/2002

0.73

Coupon Display Upgrade now allows all settings changes to be reflected on coupon display instantly.

26/04/2002

0.72

Preliminary Coupon Display / Printing Module Upgrade now allows general settings to reflect coupon display instantly. Other Coupon settings will eventually be upgraded to the same standard.

24/04/2002

0.71

FATAL ERROR Winnings and Virtual Winnings Check bug fixed, when no draw or ticket data exists ! Cleaned up some debug messages when deleting lotteries

23/04/2002

0.7

Nasty Delete Ticket BUG fixed when no Draw Data exists ! Syndicate Account Summary Columns Re-Arranged for easier understanding. Now allows Edit Syndicate function access from any campaign type.

21/04/2002

0.69

Pools Filter Refined. Quick Pick BUG when starting from zero tickets fixed. Syndicate Account Balances Highlighted and colors added.

18/04/2002

0.68

Soccer / Football Pools Filter Added - Under Preliminary Development - Default Data English Soccer Pools

09/04/2002

0.67

Ticket Menu, syndicate ticket allocation function now loads correct syndicate details associated with opened Campaign. Now cannot delete Computer Lottery, Player or Campaign. Their settings can be used as template examples for other set-ups.

05/04/2002

0.66

One to One relationship between Campaigns and Syndicates Enforced ! i.e. Each Syndicate can only be assigned to one campaign and vice versa ! This is to help ensure system integrity at these early stages. Also the need for multiple Campaigns for each syndicate is deemed unlikely at this stage. In any event this can be circumvented by simply creating another syndicate with the same member list.

03/04/2002

0.65

Simplified Ball Color Filter, cleaned up some Draw Entry menus

03/04/2002

0.64

Auto date entry upon add draw, cleaned up some menus

02/04/2002

0.63

Draw Date Edit / Update function fixed

02/04/2002

0.62

Draw Delete Fix now allows current draw to be deleted instead of trashing all draws :)

01/04/2002

0.61

Draw Edit Invalid Data looping BUG fix

01/04/2002

0.6

Draw Edit checking function improvements

31/03/2002

0.59

Fixed ticket edit function bug that disabled cancel button

30/03/2002

0.58

Improved Draw Edit / Save functions

29/03/2002

0.57

Version 2 fix applied - PLAYERS that belong to SYNDICATES must be removed from those SYNDICATES before they can themselves be removed.

28/03/2002

0.56

WARNING: a BUG has been identified when deleting data. If you delete a SYNDICATE, first be sure you do not have any CAMPAIGNS that belong to that syndicate, or the program will crash. Similarly, if you delete a player, first be sure that player does not belong to either a CAMPAIGN or SYNDICATE. In summary, delete the SYNDICATE last of all ! after deleting all its assigned players and linked campaigns. - Version 1 fix applied - now warns user and does not allow deletion of PLAYERS, LOTTERIES or SYNDICATES if data dependencies exist with lottery CAMPAIGNS

25/03/2002

0.55

Draw Maintenance now checks for duplicate draw no entries. Makes allowance for Powerball type systems allowing duplicate Power ball !

24/03/2002

0.54

Draw No Auto Increment value can now be set within Lottery Entry.

23/03/2002

0.53

Virtual Ticket Checking routine Total Prize Revenue format fix, and resets prize display on re-check.

12/03/2002

0.52

Virtual Ticket Checking routine Ticket keys array, fatal program CRASH fixed. More to do !

11/03/2002

0.51

Wheeling Runtime Error causing program crash fixed when using ticket filters. Scroll Winnings winning colour display bug for Powerball type systems

10/03/2002

0.5

Draw Date Draw Import function improved - Draw Data with Draw Dates only, can now be imported - Draw No allocated automatically. WARNING: Date view set-up must match your Control Panel Regional Date settings. NOTE: Draw Search BUG sometimes occurs and needs resolution. Avoid where possible. Still more to do ! Lottery Draw Date view set-up must match your Control Panel Regional Date settings. USA format = mm/dd/yyyy ENGLISH / AUS format = dd/mm/yyyy

08/03/2002

0.49

Draw File Record Demo Limit lifted to 5000 - Draw Date Handling Improved ( more to do ! ) Set Date format for Draw files in Lottery set-up. NOTE at present only handles yyyy or ccyy year formats NOT yy ! Thus you must only use dd/mm/yyyy or mm/dd/yyyy or yyyy/mm/dd as viewing formats.

07/03/2002

0.48

Draw File Draw Search Fixed, working on date format

06/03/2002

0.47

Draw File Date Display Improved - More to come !!!

02/03/2002

0.46

Draw File Creation BUG Fixed !!!

30/01/2002

0.45

More Improved Import Draw / Ticket Data Error Handling

29/01/2002

0.44

Improved Import Draw / Ticket Data Error Handling

28/01/2002

0.43

More Draw / Ticket Import Fixes. Getting There !

28/01/2002

0.42

Improved Draw Import Feature ( more robust, for invalid data )

27/01/2002

0.41

Improved Ticket Import Feature ( more robust, for invalid data )

26/01/2002

0.4

Hot / Cold Ball Filter - Fixed % Display for hot / cold

24/01/2002

0.39

Hot / Cold Ball Filter Released ( Preliminary Implementation )

13/01/2002

0.38

Virtual Ticket Check window resize bug fixed.

07/01/2002

0.37

Wheeling System Level fix when changing campaigns.

07/01/2002

0.36

New Power Ball Wheel Overlay feature improved ! - WARNING : Please delete and re-enter all draw data after applying this update !!!

09/12/2001

0.35

Wheeling Form system level locked to increase lottery system integrity

02/12/2001

0.34

Ticket form menus re-organised

20/11/2001

0.33

Program Icon added.

20/11/2001

0.32

Fixes Open Campaign BUG for non syndicate campaigns.

19/11/2001

0.31

Pre Wheel Filters now applied only if switched on by user. Licence Agreement should now fit on 800x600 screen.

15/11/2001

0.3

Syndicate Accounting Initialisation now fixed properly.

13/11/2001

0.29

Syndicate Draw Ticket Run All Allocations Reporting now scrolls records properly.

12/11/2001

0.28

Syndicate Draw Ticket Run Specific Allocation Reporting now correctly finds draw number key.

11/11/2001

0.27

Lotto Magic now duel emails ticket data in presentation report format and raw ticket data IMPORT format.

11/11/2001

0.26

Lotto Magic Email feature now handles zero ticket allocations appropriately, also issuing a WARNING in the email.

11/11/2001

0.25

Temporary fix disallowing zero ticket allocations, adversely effecting syndicate email output

09/11/2001

0.24

Import your favourite ticket data into Lotto Magic for better ticket management !

07/11/2001

0.23

Missing run time files for email function, included in product distribution download file

05/11/2001

0.22

Accounts Month Due Balance now initialised properly, Ticket Email format fixed

03/11/2001

0.21

Improved Syndicate Email Ticket Data format allowing rows and columns of ticket data

04/11/2001

0.02

Increased demo ticket limit to ten tickets.

01/10/2001

0.01

Lotto Magic Product is unleashed on the world !