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Question:
How do I set up Ultrawave?
Answer:
There's a whole section on installing Ultrawave on the main Ultrawave page.

Question:
I'm using Winamp as my default MP3 player for Ultrawave, and now the $ftime Identifier in my captions won't work.
Answer:
If you're going to use Winamp as the default MP3 player, go to the Winamp Preferences/Options and enable "Read Extended Info on Load" by checking it. If you're planning on using the $ftime Identifier with Winamp, you'll have to have this setting selected. $ftime displays correctly when using Ultrawave's Internal Player.

Question:
None of my auto stuff works right, in mIRC 4.7.
Answer:
Upgrade to a mIRC 5.1 or greater release.
Question:
How to I get Ultrawave to work with Pirch?
Answer:
Check out the section on Pirch Setup Note, I'm still having problems getting a DDE connection, and the Pirch settings are provided to allow someone to figgure out how to make it work. Anyone who figgures out how to make it work, and sends me their PIL scripts and settings/commands, and I can duplicate it will win a FREE registration!

Question:
My system occasionally hangs for a sec, whenever Ultrawave is running. What can be done about it?
Answer:
The hanging is happening, because Auto-Refresh is building its file list. Auto-refresh only refreshes the directory listed as the NEW directory. However, if the NEW directory is also the Default directory, then Ultrawave is re-building the entire file list. It is HIGHLY recommended that you receive files into a different subdirectory, than your main wave directory, and point Ultrawave to that directory as its Received Files directory. Clean up the received files directory once in a while, and you should have no problems

Question:
My ignore doesnt seem to work. I'm still hearing waves, that I've put on Ignore.
Answer:
Make sure you turn off Accept Sound Requests in mIRC. Just because Ultrawave is not playing the sound, does not mean that mIRC wont play it, if it finds it.

Question:
I can't connect to anyone when I'm playing Ultrawave Checkers.
Answer:
Ultrawave Checkers works very similar to DCC in mIRC. If your IP address isnt correct, most likely, you wont be able to connect. Also, Im still tweaking the specifics in Checkers, so, if you have problems getting connected, would also suggest trying someone who is a litle more geographically closer to you.

Question:
I get a Cannot find winsock.dll message, when I try to start Ultrawave checkers
Answer:
Make sure that the file WINSOCK.DLL or its windows 95 equivilent (WSOCK32.DLL) is in your path.
You may need to copy it over to your Ultrawave Directory, too.


Question:
Will Ultrawave support my Windows 95 long file names?
Answer:
Ultrawave 2.0 {and greater} now supports long file names. Directory names are displayed as short file names, to keep Ultrawave {and mIRC} from getting confused by directory names with spaces in them. Ultrawave now also supports DCC SENDS of long file names with spaces. However, it is still highly recommended that you avoid sound files with spaces in them.

Question:
When I play a banner, I occasionally get a message: Unable to /play SFSWERR.txt Is this a bug?
Answer:
Ultrawave now uses a new method for playing banners, whereby it creates a file in your c:\ directory, issues the command to mIRC, then deletes it. Occasionally, it deletes the file, before it gets played, and you get this message. Ive increased the time outs, to hopefully eliminate this problem. Just do a /banner again, and it should play. Im looking for alternative solutions, and hope to have it fixed soon.

Question:
All I get is a blank banner, or a message when I try to create a banner, that says: Tell this person to REGISTER ULTRAWAVE.
Answer:
If banners are not playing correctly, or being created, make sure that you've selected a banner font. These banner fonts are found in the directory where Ultrawave is stored, with a file extension .UFT Ultrawave now selects a default font of buldous when you first install the program.

Question:
Ultrawave is not saving my options, when I close the program.
Answer:
If Ultrawave is not saving your options when you exit it, its probably because you are not exiting with the File/Save and Exit option from the main menu. Just closing the window will not save any of your caption associations, or your check box and directory settings. This is actually for a reason. If you want to play around a little, listen to some waves, etc, when youre off line, you dont have to worry about putting your options back to your default, just close the Ultrawave program using file/exit, and all of your options will be restored. If you make changes and want to keep them without restarting the program, use the File/Save Settings option.

Question:
Im running a memory manager under Windows 3.1, and Im having trouble getting Ultrawave to work.
Answer:
Ultrawave has had some problems with Win 3.1 systems running memory managers. These most always are alleviated when the user gives the program more memory.

Question:
What do I get when I register?
Answer:
Registration entitles you to Lifetime free updates, and will eliminates any and all "Nag" messages, Entitles you to enhanced technical support, and helps support the continued development of Ultrawave.



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