Palmcricket Frequently Asked Questions

  I've downloaded the software, or I have a Palmcricket CD. What do I do now? 


Detailed steps: (I don't have time to read all this! Quick summary only, please)
  1. If you haven't done so yet, download the latest version of Palmcricket software from the download page.

  2. The Palmcricket download is in the form of a zip file. You will need a program that can unzip the file, such as WinZip or similar. If you don't have one, then search the web. Unzip the contents of the zip file to the Palm desktop's "add-on" folder. This depends on where Palm desktop software was installed originally. On Windows,this is normally in the folder "C:\Program Files\Palm\Add-on" or it could be in "C:\Palm\Add-on" (older Palm models). Use your explorer on your PC to locate the folder, before unzipping.

    Alternatively, if you've purchased Palmcricket directly, then you can use the software that was supplied to you on the original Palmcricket CD. Use the explorer on your PC to locate the "install" folder on the CD and transfer the files to the Palm Add-on folder, using "copy" and "paste" methods.

  3. Start up the Palm Desktop software. If you cannot start this from an icon on your desktop, you may need to install it from the CD that came with your Palm.

  4. Once the Palm Desktop program is loaded, click on the button labelled "Quick install" or "Install", usually located at the bottom left of the Palm Desktop window.

  5. Click on the button labelled "Add" and then use the "Look-In" drop-down box to navigate your way to the folder where you unzipped Palm cricket, e.g. "C:\Program Files\Palm\Add-on".

  6. Select the Palm applications modules pcri.pcr and pcrteam.pcr, by clicking on the file names (you can select more than one file at a time by holding down the CTRL key when clicking). All selected files will be shown highlighted. You can also select on any of the sample World Cup 2003 teams sheets, such as Australia.pdb or Pakistan.pdb etc. When you have completed your selection, click on the "Open" button. This will close the navigation box. The files names will now appear in a list in the add-on window. Close the box by click on the cross at the top right of the add-on window. A message will appear saying that the files will be transferred to your hand-held during the next hotsynch operation.

  7. Connect the Palm handheld to your desktop computer using the hotsynch cable. Initiate the hotsynch by tapping on the hotsynch icon, or pressing on the hotsynch button (the exact hotsynch trigger depends on your Palm model). The selected files will now be installed on your handheld during the hotsynch operation.

  8. Tap on the Pcricket icon, on the Palm handheld.  Pcricket

  9. Before doing anything else, tap on Utils and then Register. Your Palm User name should be displayed correctly in the registration screen. If you have purchased Palmcricket, the registration code that was supplied to you can now be entered. If not, skip the rest of this step by tapping on "Cancel" to start scoring in demo mode. To register, tap anywhere inside the field just below the label "Registration code:" This will position the cursor inside the field. Enter your registration code into the field using graffiti scribbling or the built-in numeric keypad. Tap on Register button, after the code has been entered.

  10. Change the match and team details by tapping on the Match, Team1 or Team2 buttons. Use the graffiti or the screen keypad to change the information. If sample team names were installed, these can be loaded by tapping on the "Fetch" button. Tap "Done" after completon of each screen to return to the main score-board.

  11. Tap on the "Start" button, select the opening batters and bowler, and start scoring.

  12. If the registration was successful, then you should be able to score the first over of a dummy match without any warning screen related to non-registration appearing. In "demo" mode, such warning screens will appear periodically and scoring buttons will start disappearing, until all scoring buttons are disabled by about the 8th over. All other functions are enabled in demo mode, so that one can test all aspects of Palmcricket before deciding to purchase.

Copyright © 2001-2004 Multi-Media Publications (Pty) Ltd - All rights reserved
This page was last updated on 10 October 2004 at 15:55 South African Time (GMT + 2:00)