Field Firing Solutions Update - Version 4.8.1.16

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Now available for download. Also, remember to update your World Magnetic Model File to the latest version as the old model file has expired and you will experience a warning with each target selection that has longitude/latitude information present in it.

WMM file only needs updated if not performing the program update (it can be installed separately without touching the program version).

Change log:

Version 4.8.1.16
1. Sundry maintenance, correction, minor modification changes.
2. Improve Reset function on rangefinder interface.
3. Improve data display of Inch/click scope units.
4. Add option to reboot device from Reset Program tool.
 
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I have the Tactical on a micro SD and Delta 5 on a standard SD. Is there a reliable tutorial on how to go about this without screwing something up or erasing anything? I’m afraid my computer knowledge isn’t where it needs to be without seeing a walk through of this first.
 

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I have the Tactical on a micro SD and Delta 5 on a standard SD. Is there a reliable tutorial on how to go about this without screwing something up or erasing anything? I’m afraid my computer knowledge isn’t where it needs to be without seeing a walk through of this first.
Just treat your cards as two different instances. Same procedure for each card. Perform the update with the cards removed - I.E.: Don’t use the PDA as a USB card reader, to simplify things.

To summarize the update process, it’s just replacing files on the card, that’s it.

Program update instructions can be found here: Link

Updating the World Magnetic File: Link
 

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Is he ever going to update it to an operating system created in the last 20 years?
Blaine has been contemplating doing that, but it's a full rewrite in an entirely different language. No porting option to say Android or such. That's a pretty big task to undertake - completely redesigning the app from the ground-up in a new language.

Coldbore and ATRAG are in that same situation, hence why there is no other OS option for those either.

Windows Mobile hardware sucks and is starting to get difficult to procure new these days. Got to give Windows Mobile credit - it's damn stable at least. Entirely not the case for Android or (especially) iOS 13.x.

Hypothetically if there was say an Android port of FFS, then best thing you could do is disable automatic OS updates and use it solely as a ballistics calculator.
 

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Big task or not hardware and software left WM behind a long time ago.

I have Delta V on a nomad, love the program, hate the ancient device I have to use
 

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Big task or not hardware and software left WM behind a long time ago.

I have Delta V on a nomad, love the program, hate the ancient device I have to use
Common complaint for sure.

Somewhat technical for some and I've never tried this (I could I suppose if I can find time) but technically you could run a full-blow say Windows 7/10 install but run the Windows Mobile SDK which has a Windows Mobile emulator. The trick is getting the SD-card CID to pass through to the emulator (which is required to launch the program). You could then use any hardware that ran Windows "desktop" then.

You'd sacrafice any GPS, RS-232 or BT connectivity (if that mattered) for sure. The downside, no matter what the physical screen size you'd still have to use it at the same resolution since the program is written specifically for 768x480.
 

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I performed the update and the new exe file has 12/21/19 as the date but when I go to the program and view the version it says I’m still running .12 and not .16
 

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I performed the update and the new exe file has 12/21/19 as the date but when I go to the program and view the version it says I’m still running .12 and not .16
Click the "Get Program Identifiers" and it will display the new version. It's just the old "About" information cached in a file.
 

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Updated, there's a WMF in the updater so I don't think that needs to be done separately
 
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Updated, there's a WMF in the updater so I don't think that needs to be done separately
Yep, this is correct. My first post outlines that the WMF can be done separately if the user wishes to not touch the program version (some people are touchy with updates if they have everything just as they like it and it's running just fine).
 

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AIAW,

At the risk of hijacking your thread I have a question. How would you handle the following, after creating your ffp and range card with targets you have to change your ffp to another location. What is the best way of handling the change in the ffp in the program.
 

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AIAW,

At the risk of hijacking your thread I have a question. How would you handle the following, after creating your ffp and range card with targets you have to change your ffp to another location. What is the best way of handling the change in the ffp in the program.
No worries. I can type that up for you, but it sort of depends if you are using target groups or not.

Have a peek at this video, then let me know if that doesn't answer your questions (or just complicates things more).

 

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Thanks. I think I found what I needed. After I’ve created my ffp and target group if I move to another ffp I simply hit the gps button at the bottom of the target range card and that brings up the ffp file editor then just hit accept and it updates the ffp file with the new coordinates and changes the ranges and direction and ultimately the solution
 
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Thanks. I think I found what I needed. After I’ve created my ffp and target group if I move to another ffp I simply hit the gps button at the bottom of the target range card and that brings up the ffp file editor then just hit accept and it updates the ffp file with the new coordinates and changes the ranges and direction and ultimately the solution
Excellent, that will definitely work (and is how it's designed to be used with target groups also) with no LRF connected.
 

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Now available for download. Also, remember to update your World Magnetic Model File to the latest version as the old model file has expired and you will experience a warning with each target selection that has longitude/latitude information present in it.

WMM file only needs updated if not performing the program update (it can be installed separately without touching the program version).

Change log:

Version 4.8.1.16
1. Sundry maintenance, correction, minor modification changes.
2. Improve Reset function on rangefinder interface.
3. Improve data display of Inch/click scope units.
4. Add option to reboot device from Reset Program tool.
Thanks for the post and will update both my units running FFS.
 
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