FAQs: General File Management
Our games are appearing out of order in the combined report and
results report. How do we correct this?
A: There is a "rearrange game list" function,
in both Windows Utilities and DOS Utilities, in all STAT CREW products.
In DOS, select Utilities | File Maintenance | Rearrange Games List
and follow the prompts at bottom of screen. In Windows Utilities,
Select the Utilities button | Rearrange Games List. Select your
team when prompted with "Teams" List (do not
select "All Games").
Q: When should I use the import/export game functions?
A: The most common use of import/export is to copy one
or more individual game files from one computer to another; for
example, to export a game from the laptop where you scored a game
onto a desktop computer in your office that serves as the "master"
database for your season. You could "export" one or more
games from your laptop onto a CD or flash drive, and then "import"
the game(s) from the CD or flash drive onto your other computer.
Q: When should I use the "pack/unpack" function?
A: Use the pack /unpack function when emailing the game
files, either to an opponent, your league office, another staff
member, or when providing the opponent with the game file using
a flash drive, etc. Instructions for sending the "packed"
file in each sport are found at the following links:
game file (.PAK)
season-to-date file (.CAP)
HOCKEY game file
SOCCER game file
SOCCER game file
Q: When trying to import a game file that I received as an e-mail
attachment, the error message "expected to find block"
appears and I cannot import the file.
A: This error message usually indicates that the file has
been modified or corrupted, usually during the e-mail process. The
sender of the game file should resend the file, only after having
done one of the following:
1) Mark the attachment settings option in their e-mail software
so that the attachment format is "as is" or "binary".
2) Send a "packed" game file. This type of file can be
created for the game using the Utilities | File Maintenance function
in either the Windows or DOS Utilities program.
3) Send a "zipped" game file. This type of file can be
created using our TASZIP tool or any other file compression tool
such as WINZIP or PKZIP. Click HERE
to download TASZIP from our website.
Q: When should I use the backup/restore functions?
A: Use the backup games directory function to routinely
backup a complete set of your game files onto a CD or flash drive.
If you were to experience a computer failure and lose all of your
game files, you could then simply restore them from the CD or flash
drive, instead of the more painful method of having to reenter all
of your games manually. Our TASZIP program gives you an alternative
way to backup your files in a compressed (zip) format. The backup/restore
function can also be used to duplicate a complete games directory
from one computer to another. Do not use the backup function just
to copy one or a few game from your scoring computer over to antoher
computer - use import/export instead.
Q: How do I use TASZIP?
A: TASZIP is a “zip/unzip” (file compression
tool to use with STAT CREW software scoring products).
Key features include:
• Faster and smaller backup restore of games directories
• Especially useful for larger games directory backups that
might otherwise require more than one CD (for example, backups of
baseball/softball or conference/league directories).
• Preview HTML files (prior to posting them to your website)
• Zip/Unzip files are compatible with PKZIP, WINZIP, NETZIP
• Email “zipped” roster and game files over the
Click HERE to download TASZIP
from our website.
To install TASZIP from a CD:
• Select TASZIP from the installer menu
To run TASZIP:
• Select Start | Programs | TASZIP | TASZIP to start the program;
• Click on STAT CREW Control Panel from your Windows desktop;
select Tools; then select TASZIP. To display or print the User Guide,
select Start | Programs | TASZIP | User Guide (in PDF format—this
document requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to display or print the
Q: I have old games directories on my computer somewhere. How can
I find them?
A: In the DOS Utilities program, select "Directory
search" to hunt down games directories -- key in the drive
that you want to search to display a list of candidate games directories
that were found. You can press Enter to select
a particular directory.
Q: We are re-building a laptop, and need to save the game data on
the computer first. How do we do this?
A: Using the Utilities function (Windows or DOS) found
in the software for each sport, select the Backup feature to save
all files from a season (directory) onto a blank CD, network drive,
flash drive, etc. Note that you must first select the directory
because the software backs up only the "current" directory
you are in. When the computer has been rebuilt and is ready to be
used again, install the appropriate STAT CREW package, and then
use Utilities again to create each directory and to restore the
files. From the Windows Utilities, select "Utilities | Create
Directory" to make the directory, and then "Utilities
| Restore games directory" to restore the season. Another way
to save and restore each season is to use our TASZIP tool or any
other file compression tool such as PKZIP or WINZIP, to create a
single "zip" file which contains all files from the selected
directory. Then use the same tool to restore the files onto the
rebuilt computer. Click HERE
to download TASZIP from our website.
Q: We inadvertently entered a wrong uniform number during the game,
and cannot find the play to change it to the correct uniform number.
A: For the scoring programs in football, volleyball, soccer,
lacrosse, ice hockey the easiest tool for finding a play where you
need to correct a uniform number is the Find function on the team
roster displays. To use it, select Visitor Roster or Home Roster
from the Game Setup menu, or press ALT V or ALT
H from the Play Input screen. Move the cursor to a player
in the list and press the question mark (?) key.
A list showing all the plays in the game in which that player was
involved is displayed. From here, you can move to a row in the list
and press Enter to edit that play, or note the
play for later reference.