Release 5.0 Build 13 - July 20, 2007:

  • The new Security feature, released in 5.0.11, contained code to detect tampering with certain parameter files which would cause a Security Violation condition to occur automatically and the program would remain locked until the user contacted Sports Sounds Pro to obtain a special code to reset this condition. Unfortunately, some "normal" computer blips or glitches could and did cause the program to default into this mode for two users. While it does not stop the user from continuing to use the program, they could not add, change, or delete sound buttons. Upon rethinking this approach, this detection feature has been removed. The user can still lock Sports SoundsPro but it will no longer happen automatically.
  • Under Setup/Options/General, a new selection has been added. It is "Play List Automatic Page Advance". This now allows Play List to automatically advance to the next page in the same Group that has "Play List" turned on when it reaches the end of the current page. This process will stop when the end of the Group is reached. It will not advance to another Group.

Release 5.0 Build 12 - July 8, 2007:

  • BUG FIX - A bug was uncovered in the Hot Key Play process. It was introduced in 5.0.7 when support for FLAC files was added. It only happened in an unusal set of circumstances. If you played a .mp3 or .wav file and then faded them out and the next file you played was a Hot Key of a .wma file, Sports Sounds Pro returned an Error 41. This has now been corrected.
  • In the main menu, under Tools, a new selection has been added. It is "List .set File and Path". It displays the current .set file and path in a window.
  • In the main menu, under Setup, a new selection has been added. It is "Personalize" and it allows you to enter a personalized entry that will be displayed on the top header line. This could be tne name of your team, school, university, business, etc. If none is entered, then Sports Sounds Pro will display the current .set file and path.
  • Under Setup/Options/General, a new selection has been added. It is "Stop Play List on Place Marker". This was requested by members of the professional audio community. They have a need to only continously play several songs at a time, then stop. By turnng this option on, Play List will stop when it encounters a Place Marker. Also, when this option is on, the Play List button caption is changed to *Play List* (an asterisk in front of and behind the words Play List) so the user knows it has been modified.

Release 5.0 Build 11 - June 29, 2007:

  • Some clean-up was done with the Alt+ hot key selections. Windows uses the Alt key to trigger menu selections so the hot key possibilities of "F", "E", "S", "T", "L", and "H" were removed from the Alt key combination but are still available for the other combinations.
  • A Security Code has been implemented to allow a central authority to LOCK the program so that no new buttons can be added, edited, deleted, etc. With the growing problem of objectionable lyrics, a Texas school system requested this to control what is placed on Sports Sounds Pro.
  • In conjunction with Bryan Quinn Productions, a Remote Control Mode has been implemented allowing users running a set scripted show the ability to control Sports Sounds Pro from up to 150' away using a simple hand held controller. This capability has been requested numerous times by performers, theme park shows, theatrical events, rodeo announcers, hockey announcers, etc. Go to Remote Control for further information

Release 5.0 Build 10 -June 7, 2007:

  • The Find function has been changed so it will no longer immediately close the Find screen when a Find is completed. The Find screen will remain visible so that the user can execute multiple finds, one after another, and the user will control when to close the screen.
  • A narrative on Audio Formats has been added to the Help file under Stuff / Audio Formats.

Release 5.0 Build 9 - May 23, 2007:

  • The Rapid Fire mode is now a button in the Control Panel on the main screen, it no longer is in Setup/Options.
  • Added the ability to drag a sound to any other Page within the same group. It will occupy the next available button.
  • Added the ability to Compress Page to the Page right-click menu. This will move all buttons up and place all empty slots at the end. This could be detrimental if the user has Place Markers.
  • Added the ability to Alphabetize a Page to the Page right-click menu. This could be detrimental if the user has Place Markers.

Release 5.0 Build 8 - May 8, 2007:

  • Corrected a bug in the Next Button routine when used with a PlayList in Shuffle mode that was causing an invalid handle error.

Release 5.0 Build 7 - May 6, 2007:

  • Added support for FLAC files.
  • An error occurred when trying to run two instances of Sports Sounds Pro at the same time with logging turned on in each. Modified the code to turn logging off in multiple sessions but leave it active for the first one.

Release 5.0 Build 6 - May 4, 2007:


  • Added a new user variable under Setup/Options/Volume that allows the user to set the default Individual Volume Level. The program uses 75% as its default value.
  • Corrected code in the Pause routine that was not recognizing the Individual Volume Level setting.

Release 5.0 Build 5 - May 2, 2007:

  • Moved the "Reset Page" and "Reset All Pages" from the "File" to the "Edit" portion of the main menu.
  • Added "Remove All Highlights" to the "Edit" portion of the main menu.
  • Added "Remove All Hot Keys" to the "Edit" portion of the main menu.
  • Added "Remove All Locks" to the "Edit" portion of the main menu.
  • Added "Remove All Loops" to the "Edit" portion of the main menu.
  • Added "Remove All Volume Settings" to the "Edit" portion of the main menu.
  • Added the ability to Assign a "Loop" property to sound buttons.
  • Added the ability to Assign Individual Volume Settings to sound buttons.

Release 5.0 Build 4 -April 27, 2007:

  • Fixed a problem that was causing an error in Hot Keys which was introduced in version 5.0.3.

Release 5.0 Build 3 -April 25, 2007:

  • Corrected code in a routine that determines the length of a sound that was causing an error on some pc's.
  • Added a new main menu entry called "Log" that has routines under it to allow you to View or Print the log file.
  • Added code in the "Rapid Fire" routine to recognize the "Enter Key Mirrors Space Bar" setting.

Release 5.0 Build 2 - April 18, 2007:

  • Corrected the code behind the Equalizer Screen "Hide" button that was causing a delay in the programs operation.
  • Corrected the code under "File/Reset Page" in the main menu that was not retaining the Highlight mark.
  • Updated the Acknowledgments in the Help file.

Release 5.0 Build 1 - April 17, 2007:

  • "Voice Over" has been renamed to "Talk".
  • The Game Clock, Timer, and the Clipboards (at the bottom of the main screen) have been given new background colors to aid in their visibility.
  • A log file has been implemented allowing you to capture the date/time and name of each button played.
  • The Cue page can now be copied.
  • The documentation for the Voice Over Accelerator Key has been corrected, it was incorrectly listed as the Tab key but in reality it is the Shift key.
  • A ten band Equalizer with several presets along with Reverb, Tempo, and Pitch has been implemented. You can also save your Equalizer Settings for specific locations.
  • Cleaned up the code under File/New Set, it wasn't clearing out all the old page/sound buttons.
  • Fixed a bug in Cue, when the "Auto Delete" option was on and you were in Multi-Play mode, sounds in Cue were not being deleted when they finished.
  • Simplified the User Interface for assigning Hot Keys.
  • Corrected a problem with the "Playlist" mode skipping sounds.
  • Renamed "Form Reset" to "Form Reset to 3/4 Screen" in the Edit and Tools menu. which changes the screen to its original designed size of 3/4 of the screen to allow for other screens (such as scoreboards) to also be visible.
  • Added "Form Restore to Full Screen" under Edit and Tools on the main menu to resolve problems when some pc's return from hibernation with the screen displayed so large so only a portion of it is visible.
  • Added "Delete Log File" under File in the main menu.
  • Added "Delete Tracer File" under File in the main menu.