RunScore Revision History (contained in latest full build RunScoreSetup.exe) .
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2022.08.05
- Made improvements to handling custom variables.
- Update Runscore to use UTC time with RaceRoster.
- Add “Total” to bottom of the Browse screen.
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2022.06.30
- Fixed an issue with downloading participants from RunSignUp whose USAT numbers were not being correctly assigned.
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2022.06.13
- Fixed an issue where the age-grade performance for the one-mile run did not agree exactly with that produced by Howard Grubb’s online age-grade calculator.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2022.05.17
- Fixed an issue where downloading from RunSignUp would result in all participants having the same USAT number assigned to them.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2022.05.09
- USAT (United States America Triathlon) membership number was not downloading from RunSignUp correctly as they had changed the race information that was being downloaded.
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2022.05.06
- Runscore had capability to check for other events that had pre-event parameters set. This was causing users to have difficulty controlling what events they wanted being run, so now the feature has been removed.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2022.04.05
- Fixed an issue where lines in a header were being eliminated if they started with a blank or a ‘*’
- Added support for RunSignUp Memberships by handling the membership_id
- Resolved an issue where the output window would not open in certain cases after running a listing file
- Fixed an issue where a custom title would not be sent up to RunSignUp when sending results
- Added support for Non-binary participants when downloading participants from RunSignUp
- Fixed an issue where the wrong sub-event would be selected from the sub-event selection pop-up when sending results to RaceRoster
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2022.02.03
- Fixed an issue where some listing file lines would be executed in @ files even if they were commented out.
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2022.01.28
- Fixed an issue where the browse window would shrink every time the window was closed and reopened.
- Resolved a crash that could happen if all lines in the Listing file were commented out.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2021.12.07
- Added “External Report To” to manual index. The command has been in RunScore for a long time but did not show up
in the index.
- Optimized file handling for specific file operations such as the “Output to Editor” function for listing files.
- Improved stability of the results window when performing actions involving search fields.
- Corrected the times of the age-grade tables to match the values within the Howard Grubb Calculator.
- Resolved issues of uploading external/custom reports to ChronoTrack Live.
- Fixed a paging issue with exporting results to a PDF.
- Added support of being able to add custom report titles when uploading to ChronoTrack Live.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2021.10.06
- Resolved a rare crash where sometimes RunScore would crash if the first place finisher did not have a ‘Place’
- Fixed an issue that caused RunScore to crash when viewing results online after uploading to TFRRS
- Solved an issue that caused duplicates to be downloaded when doing multiple downloads from RunSignUp
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2021.09.28
- Resolved the handling of USAT and USATF membership ID’s from RunSignUp.
- Added support of addons for the RunSignUp Online System.
- Updated the ‘Destination’ chapter to include all the available exportable file types.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2021.09.15
- Updated the instructions in the help manual on how to correctly configure a SendGrid account for use in RunScore.
- Added changes to the page’s format in a PDF file to allow manually sized pages.
- Updated the age grade files to the 2020 standard.
- Resolved an issue where users couldn’t log into a race on Race Entry and download participants.
- Improved the handling of transfers streams in ChronoTrack Live Fusion that have multiple active sessions.
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2021.08.26
- Changed the implementation of Race Entry to match their API changes.
- Fixed an issue that caused PDF’s to not be able to be sent to Race Roster.
- Changed version date format to YYYY-MM-DD to conform more with global standards.
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2021.08.19
- Fixed an issue that would occur with races that have laps where RunScore would occasionally crash.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2021.08.17
- Fixed an issue caused by the “Records/Page” command that would cause headers in PDF’s to be displayed at the end of a page rather than the beginning.
- Made a change to the “MyLaps ProChip” external timer to prepare for an upcoming change to the connection protocol. This change will now notify the user if the external timer has disconnected with the MyLaps Timing
& Scoring App. This can be enabled by clicking the gear icon in Timing & Scoring of an existing TCP/IP export, then enabling the “Send Ping” checkbox under the Settings tab.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2021.06.14
- Added the ability to create a PDF output from listing files using the Destination, Output To, OR Output Format Commands
- Added the ability to send a PDF to a Race Roster race
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2021.05.03
- Fixed an issue that caused JSON output to fail if participants did not complete the same amount of laps in a lap race.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2021.04.19
- Resolved an issue where memberships were not being downloaded from RunSignUp.
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2021.03.17
- This release changes the cumulative time in output of laps race to default format (no fractional seconds). A timer requested requested that the time format used for cumulative times be the same as for split times, i.e. H:MM:SS.
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2021.02.02
- This release updates the functionality of the “le number of laps” and “ge number of laps” commands to fix a bug that caused the laps not to be filtered correctly or display appropriate Time and Laps data as expected.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2021.01.13
- This release implements a breaking change to how emails are sent to SendGrid due to a change in the SendGrid authentication protocol. RunScore timers who previously used a username and password to send emails through SendGrid will need to contact Support at email@example.com to be issued a new username and password with instructions for generating the required api_key that is now used to authenticate email requests to SendGrid through RunScore.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2020.12.02
- This release includes a fix that prevents a deadlock situation from happening when a timer deletes results on the RunSignUp dashboard, but the result set will still be defined in the timer’s race folder.
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2020.11.03
- Adds new integration with the BlueBox external timing system
- RunScore now supports the upload of custom fields to RunSignup. Prior to this change, when a timer did a native upload, only fields that RunSignUp knew about, e.g. “First Name” could be uploaded. By supporting custom fields, now any field can be handled.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2020.10.27
- Timers reported that they were experiencing greater RunScore instability and crashes especially during live races. The cause was traced back to a minor update to the screen refresh rate. This update strictly removes that earlier change.
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2020.10.21
- Adds support for RunSignUp custom fields
- Fixes minor issue that could cause RunScore to hang when initializing a timer
- Fixes a minor issue that could cause incomplete downloading of participants from when parsing empty or bad input data
- Removes extraneous RunScore Results login
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2020.10.05
- Resolves an issue where a timer received a null error message when uploading results to the TFRRS system. This was caused by a TFRRS ID of one runner that had an extra character (hex ‘A0’) at the end of the id.
- Minor update to the RunScore logos on server and client
- Downloading registrations from RunSignUp with an exceptionally long questions caused the question not to be mapped correctly. This has been fixed.
- Removes the extraneous RunScore Results login protocol (no longer needed)
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2020.09.17
- Fixes an issue discovered when timers reported that they were unable to open the sample race files.
- Adds new functionality to natively handle lap races
- When selecting to view the timer dashboard at Race Roster, the command now takes you directly to the dashboard
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2020.08.25
- Product or Swag mapping from Race Roster was incomplete. This update allows timers to fully map their swag items and options in RunScore.
- Eventbrite has changed their API to manage users with organizations. RunScore was updated to meet these
- Fix to include “location” in Results when using the RunScore Open Interface
- “RunScore Results” is now a deprecated term. References to it have been removed from RunScore. No change in functionality.
- Fix minor refresh issue when updating an entry in the Browse or Result window
- Minor change to insert blanks in non-team-scoring places in cross-country results (when format is JSON)
- Minor change to remove word ‘rate’ from tri results if no time.
- Minor change to fix the added “.00” problem in pace for custom report
- Update to Adding Auto login feature
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2020.06.30
- new feature: Controls added to allow user to set Results screen color and font
- update: allow the download pop-up to be minimized
- Added new if statements to incorporate the new colors as well as made the changes to the help manual to display those changes.
- update: RunScore manual adds the Race Roster API information
- fixes a minor issue that was causing a crash while processing bibs
- fixes a minor issue that caused a crash when inserting bibs
- adds age-grade files for 2020
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2020.04.29
- introduces new command to set awards being uploaded to Race Roster to record values as “Chip Time” (C)
- fixes a minor display bug when inserting a new bib in the results screen
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2020.04.21
- new feature: Background and font colors for the entries screen can be set in the entries.ini file
- following a timer request, participant sorting now sorts blank entries to the bottom
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2020.04.14
- new feature: RunScore now integrates with Macsha Timing Systems
- new feature: awards can now be uploaded with results to Race Roster
- adds tcpserver crash fix from Alan
- updates the help manual
- fixes browse/edit fields/right-justify problem.
- fixes problem in RunScore Open Interface (RSBI). This change allows sorting up and sorting down in Browse
- fixes issue that can cause a crash during client-server communication
- adds the ability to accept a true or false from a registration platform API
- implements various changes to improve the stability and memory management of RunScore as a result of reported
crashes by timers
- fixes a bug causing bib tags to not be read correctly
- fixes a bug with listing file print behaviour after uploading awards to Race Roster
- In response to feedback provided by the timing community, RunScore has now added five (5) new colours for
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2019.12.05
- We have improved the resilience of the connectivity between the RS client and server
- We have made a number of changes to improve the security of API communication
- We have improved the RunScoreUpdate.exe installer to include all required BugSplat files
- This release implements a number of improvements to memory management to improve the stability of RunScore
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2019.11.06
- We resolved a crash related to browsing the List View.
- We resolved a crash that can occur for Windows 7 users when the latest updates haven’t been installed.
- We resolved a crash when RunScore would try and attempt to log into an Online Race System.
- We have fixed a bug related to RunScore trying to process an empty event from a Race which would result in a
- We resolved a crash related to reloading bib numbers & trimming spaces for fields in the Browse window.
- This release resolves an issue related to right justification (text alignment) of fields in the Browse window.
- This release incorporates multiple optimizations and stability fixes.
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2019.10.24
- This release resolves a crash in team places when working with team places if invalid data is indexed
- This release resolves an issue where it was possible to get a crash when navigating through a listing file
- This release resolves an issue where a crash could occur when sending output to RaceRoster online
- This release resolves a possible issue when scrolling through a listing file
- This release selects the first event in the dialog box as default to prevent a possible crash if none selected
- This release resolves an issue where the upload box could remain open after registrations have competed
- There was also an issue with the browse field that in certain cases caused the right-justify field to flip to
left when editing
- This release also adds numerous improvements to memory management to prevent crashes and improve the stability
and resilience of RunScore
- This release makes several performance and resilience improvements to RunScore
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2019.10.10
- This release implements a solution for saving updates to records directly from the Browse->EditField dialog.
This issue was not fully resolved in version 22.214.171.124
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2019.10.08
- This release resolves an issue that occurred during incremental download that caused subsequent events to not
download results correctly after the first event was downloaded.
- This release also resolves an issue that caused a crash after a race was automatically opened after being saved
under a different name or to a new location through RunScore.
- This release also resolves an issue that occurred sometimes when the browse database view was open while doing
other tasks in RunScore.
- This release also resolves an issue where the variable used to identify which race this is in the RunSignUp
database for RunScore races (RS Races) is interpreted by RunSignUp as a registrant in the RS Races race.
- This release also resolves an issue where the left-margin command was not working in Team Score.
- This release makes several performance and improvements to RunScore
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2019.10.02
- This release adds functionality to automatically refresh RunSignUp sessions to prevent errors caused by sessions
- This release makes several performance and improvements to RunScore
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2019.09.05
- This release makes several performance and improvements to RunScore
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2019.08.30
- This release added a fix to a bug that was causing races larger than one thousand registrants to not be
downloaded completely form RunSignUp.
- It also added afix to an issue that was occasionally happening on the client and causing it to crash.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the header sent to RunSignUp’s API to have extra fields.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2019.08.27
- This release gets rid of merge mode. Now it just uses mapping ini file in race folder
- At request of Adam Shelton, retain sub-events selected for download of RaceRoster race. When mapping
registration system to RunScore fields, if user selects “Cancel” or “Ignore all remaining fields”, nothing
happened. Fixed. This was tough since it is done in recursive code processJsonTree and processJsonValue.
- Also RaceRoster teams and team types are now included as part of participant downloads
- Also sorting of search fields now sorts blanks to the bottom of the column
- Minor UI Update to normalize the height of the search field in the Browse window
- Fixed a minor issue with some runs not being visible on the TFRRS website
- General coding improvements
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2019.08.07
- This release makes some changes to improve the usability of BugSplat.
- It also resolves legacy warnings for a few external libraries.
- It also resolves a few client issues that were reported through the crash reporting tool.
- It also includes a check to ensure that a race has been opened before displaying the online menu.
- It also includes a check to the sort algorithm to handle equality between generated floating-point numbers.
- It also includes early work on functional testing
- There was an issue with the close all windows functionality that caused the race to be closed as well.
- It has been updated to allow for all the windows to be closed while keeping the race open.
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2019.07.15
- Jenna Ginsberg reported unexpected behavior when she had a long, complicated E2D on autorun. We
modified the behavior of BugSplat to suppress Hang Detection.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2019.07.09
- 2019-07-02: We implemented BugSplat crash reporting and hang-detection to
RunScore Server and Client. Future crash reports can be optionally sent by the user to help the team better
diagnose and fix issues.
- Some users reported that RunScore crashed when a download was attempted with a results screen open. Fixed.
- Some users reported that a crash happened when obtaining reads from ChronoTrack Live Fusion. Fixed
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2019.06.03
- 2019-05-30: Some users found they had to login again when uploading results. Fixed.
- 2019-05-27: Jenna Ginsberg requested that upon import, if a
CSV file has a null header, that the corresponding data be ignored. Done. Steven
Keith feels this will be a big help for him so that he can delete any headers of data he does not
want to import.
- 2019-05-27: John Kinnicutt requested that Auto Refresh, while editing results,
be turned off. Done. This keeps incoming results from messing you up while editing.
- 2019-05-27: Mark Iverson requested that RunScore support RunSignUp
registrations in a “Super Event”. When a person registers for a super event, that person is
automatically registered for all sub-events. For example, a race might have a 5K and a 10K and wants to have a
registration class called, say, BOTH that allows a participant to register for both at the same time. Done.
- 2019-04-25: Christian Lizier requested that a “Delete” key be added to
the Announce keyboard where runners can type in their bib number and see and/or print out their
results. Too often the runner makes an error but there was no backup/delete key. There is now. Christian also
pointed out that there was no way to close the Announce screen without reverting to the physical keyboard. There
is now a “Close” key.
- 2019-04-25: To upload external/custom results to ChronoTrack Live, RunSignUp,
or Race Roster, you do a right-click and send the results to the online site. Several timers
have requested this be extended so that the right-click is not needed. In that way, the listing could be run
automatically at a set time interval. This is done by adding the command: “External Report to” followed by the
system: ChronoTrack Live, RunSignUp, or Race Roster.
- 2019-02-20: At request of Jenna Ginsberg, have added time filtering to
the Event to Database commands Laps Completed and Distance
Completed. This is helpful when, say, timing a race where the race director wants to know how many
laps a competitor did each hour.
- 2018-07-05: At request of Clifford Bruce, a number of improvements were made
to the Team Relay command including a new command, Team Laps to Rounds.
- 2018-05-23: Improved error messages. You’ll really like this change. Steve
Delahunty was watching someone scoring a race with RunScore when an error popped up saying there was a
problem in one of the listing files. However, the message didn’t give the file name and line number so Steve fixed
it. You now get both pieces of information. It didn’t work for “.include” files so Alan extended
Steve’s work for that case.
- 2018-04-29: Downloads contain an “Extended Verification Signed Certificate” registered
to the Publisher “RunTime Software, LLC. (In April 2019, this was changed to “Fast
North Corp” when RunScore was sold to Race Roster.)
- 2018-04-19: Marek Blažek, Czech Republic, requested a command “LE Number of Laps” to include
all runners regardless of how many laps they have run but, in addition, eliminate laps over the specified
number. This helps solve the problem of runners who have finished the specified number of laps but are hanging
around the finish mats.
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2018.04.04
- Following request by Zack Loggins, add support for downloading Corporate Teams
- At the request of Jenna Ginsberg, added two new commands to listings: Add and
Sub (or Subtract). They do the same as the @Add and @Sub
commands in “Enter/Edit Results” but can be done in a listing. Add adds a given time to all
times in the event and Sub or Subtract subtracts a given time.
- Also, at the request of Jenna Ginsberg, we have provided a way to handle multi-day events by
adding 24 hours to a chip/tag time for each day after the date specified in entries.ini. This
is optional. You select it from the External Timer Initialization screen. At present it is only
implemented for the RunScore Open interface but could be added for other systems when the day
is not specified in the passing information.
- Steven Keith aka “Kei”, working with Jeannette MacDonald, discovered that
RunScore Results had a problem. If you uploaded awards and asked for a certain number in each
category, all finishers in that category were in the report instead of just the number requested. Fixed.
- Tom Plummer found that the control “GE Number of Laps” for a lap race was not working properly.
Was showing results for participants that had not finished the specified number of laps. Fixed.
- Tony Newton asked for a time format to handle multi-day events. New format is: “DD-HH:MM:SS”
- Jenna Ginsberg requested that time-filtering as specified in each event’s definition be used
with: Merge Events and Import of bibs and times. Done.
- Christian Lizier asked for Multiply and Multiply By to work
for times. Done.
- We have documented a method to convert an individual database to a team database. We have also added two new
sample races as illustration: TriTestIndividuals and TriTestTeams. This method
uses Import Replace.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2018.02.07
- It was reported by Steve Gajerski and Steven Finkelstein that Versions 22.214.171.124
and later could not be installed on a Windows XP system. Fixed.
- Found Import Replace was replacing the entire record. It should leave unaffected records alone.
- Art Stockman found Laps Left field overlapping another field in Announce.
Also, the field was using the default color instead of the specified color. Fixed.
- Jenna Ginsberg requested that time filtering be done when doing a “Laps to Rounds” operation.
That is, if time limits are set for the various rounds, those limits will be honored when moving the times from
a lap-event to a round event.
- Sylvan Smyth reported that the change for control characters in Version 126.96.36.199 caused some
Thai characters to be eliminated. Also Camilo Serrano Idrovo reported that the Spanish
character Ñ was being eliminated. Fixed.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2017.11.16
- The pop-up has been removed from the “Assign Numbers” command. If you like the pop-up, a new command, “Suppress
pop-up” was implemented so the user has control over whether the pop-up appears or not.
- Robert Youngs, Super Race Systems, requested that control characters such as new-line be
removed from imported CSV file. He had the case of a race director who sent him files with the new line
character embedded within a field. All control characters are now excluded during an import.
- At Steven Keith’s suggestion several fixes to the handling of the registration_ids in race.ini
- If a participant changes their event on RunSignUp, an incremental download will put them in the right event on
RunScore. When RunSignUp changes a participant’s event, it creates a new entry and marks the old one as deleted.
When RunScore does an incremental download it first checks for deleted participants and then downloads any
- Steve Delahunty, RunTime Software, made a change to RunScore so that a listing file which is on
auto-run, blinks to alert you to its status.
- Rob Crawford, Sportstats, suggested an enhancement to the pre-event feature. This is to prevent
participants who have finished their race from recording at later locations/points. For example, say a parent
finishes their run and their time comes into an event called FINISH. Then they go to watch their kid run whose
event is KIDS5K. If they get close to the kids’ finish line, they might record some passings. To prevent this,
you designate FINISH to be a pre-event for KIDS5K and, in addition, check the [new] checkbox: Discard times that
are later than the pre-event time.
- Kyle Dunnack, The Last Mile Racing, asked us how to time a lap race where the first lap is
shorter than the rest. We told him RunScore couldn’t handle it. This wasn’t a good enough answer for Steve
Delahunty. Steve dove in and made changes to the RunScore code to allow you to enter two distances
in the Lap Distance command. If there are two distances provided, the first one is the distance for the first
lap and the second the distance for all subsequent laps. This is implemented for general reports — not for the
- Steve Delahunty made a change to avoid problems when using RunScore in Dropbox. Problem
reported by Bill Teschek.
- At the request of Jenna Ginsburg, added a control, “No SMS Warning” to entries.ini. This will
prevent a pop-up if there is an SMS problem. You would want to use this control if you are sending out SMS
messages automatically and don’t want the process interrupted.
- Josh Gerber requested that RunScore support file-load of race|result
files. Done. You use Tools/Chip options to tell RunScore if the file contains bib-tags or chip-tags.
- At the suggestion of Jon Krupa, you can chain the pre events. For example, say you set the
START event as the pre event for the SWIM-IN event, the SWIM-IN event as the pre event for BIKE-OUT, and the
BIKE-OUT as the pre-event for RUN-OUT. Then if a person has an early detection on the RUN-OUT mat, RunScore will
check the BIKE-OUT for a time. If it finds one and that time is less than the RUN-OUT time it is rejected. If
there is no RUN-OUT time, e.g. if the person missed the RUN-OUT mat, RunScore will see if the RUN-OUT event has
a pre event. It does, so it will check there and so on.
- Greg McCormick requested that he be able to change an entrant’s event in RunScore and have it
reflected to that entry at the RunSignUp database. This is implemented so that all you have to do is right-click
on the “event name” field and select, from the menu, “Change event”. You’ll be presented with a list of the
events so you can pick the new one.
- Eric Kramer requested that downloads from RunSignUp support corral assignments. Done.
- At the request of several users, have made changes to RSClient so that:
- If RSServer is not up, you now get a beep and it keeps trying. The status line at the
bottom of the screen informs the user that RSClient is still trying to connect.
- If RSServer and RSClient are connected and RSServer
is taken down or crashes, the user will hear a beep. The status line, after a few seconds, will display
an “Attempt to connect” message. It will keep trying until RSServer comes up again. Note, this even
works so that if, when RSServer comes back up, it is working on a different race.
- If RSServer is not up, you now get a beep and it keeps trying. The status line at the
- At request of Steve Stone add counties in a RunSignUp download. This feature was added so that
a number of “include” RunSignUp commands could be used in addition to counties: template_participant, corrals,
est_finish, corp_teams, registration_addons, coupon_details, registration_notes, checkin_data, waiver_info,
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2017.04.25
- Steve Delahunty and Bill Rosen pointed out that if you select a results screen
from the menu and that screen is already open, nothing happens. Now the one you selected comes to the
- Steve and Bill also pointed out that if you have file open for editing and you
open the same one, you will now have two instances of that file. Fixed so that now if you try to open an
already-open file, that file will pop to the foreground.
- Steven Keith reported that if you open results files using Alt-N more than once. Each screen
will be a bit wider than the last one. Fixed.
- Added new command “List DNF” at suggestion of Tony Newton. When used, if a participant does not
finish a leg of a race, the letters “DNF” are inserted in the time place instead of leaving the time blank,
which is the default.
- Jenna Ginsberg reported that if an Auto Run/FTP session is running and the Internet connection
is lost. Error messages pop-up. If they are not cleared, eventually RunScore must be restarted to continue the
upload of files. Fixed by not doing a pop-up message. Instead the error message is displayed on the Listing
Window status line and a beep is issued.
- Dennis Joffe wanted to include information about whether an entrant was in the club of the
sponsoring organization. It turns out that RunScore was properly processing membership information for USATF
membership and USAT membership but not for the generic club. This is now handled by putting the membership_id
(club id) in a RunScore field. Once there, you can use a [control] section in entries.ini to, say, put the club
name in a field or, say, put an X in a field indicating the participant is a club member.
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2016.11.28
- Made an improvement in Announce so that now you can use the Announce Event feature from
RSServer. This allows you to send e-mail results to a finisher shortly after the finisher crosses the finish
- Bob Bickel, Founder of RunSignUp, offered that we could send E-mail under his
contract with SendGrid. RunSignUp’s contract allows for very large numbers of e-mails, Bob
said we could operate under their license for free. SendGrid is different from the other e-mail systems which
RunScore supports because it is done through a web API (Application Programming Interface) rather than directly
to e-mail. We have found it to be very fast and reliable. To use SendGrid, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a userid and password that will give
you access to SendGrid.
- It has always been required that when doing Team Mixed scoring that you need to set the number of displacers
equal to the number of finishers. If you didn’t, the results could be weird. This is now enforced. If you don’t
have them the same, you will get a pop-up saying they are not the same and they will be forced to be the same.
- Working with Selwyn Blake, have made a lot of improvements to the Announce feature. You can now
display, in addition to the Division (e.g.DIV or SEX) Place, Division total which shows the total number of
finishers, who have finished thus far in the specified division.
- At request of Enrique Belchi Ruis, we have added a new command Pack Time to
assign the time of the leader of a pack to all riders in the pack in a cycling race.
- The new command Pack Time can also be used in an Event to Database listing to
insert the Pack Time to a field.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2016.04.26
- When clicking on a search field in Browse, that field will appear at the bottom as the field to search on.
- Improvements to incremental uploads to RunSignUp, ChronoTrack Live, or Race Roster via right-click on listings
- Add “Auto Run” feature from right-click on a listing file. This is much more powerful than the old auto run from
inside a listing file since you can multiple listing files doing auto run at the same time.
- RunScore can produce JSON formatted reports which can then be dynamically uploaded to a web site.
- Upgraded to latest version of Help and Manual, the program we use to generate the Help screens. The only think
you will notice is a nice looking header at the top of each topic.
- And, as usual, some bugs were fixed.
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2016.01.23
- Steve Stone pointed out that if he assigned bibs in RunScore, the changed records did not get
flagged as changed so did not get uploaded to RunSignUp. Fixed.
- Changed upload block size for RTRT uploads from 2000 to 500 to make the uploads more reliable.
- When opening a file from within RunScore, the file types *.lst, *.rsm, *.txt are provided. Have added *.ini.
- Updated the Sample races with new field “Name” which is the concatenation of “First Name” and “Last Name”. Makes
listing simpler and allows uploading of “Name” to results as one field.
- Natalie Young pointed out that if she created a race series in RunSignUp that started in 2015
and finished in 2016, only the 2015 events could be downloaded. Fixed.
- Have made an improvement that users have been asking for to the RunScore Results incremental upload capability.
Before you could only designate one file to do incremental uploads as the race is going. Now you can have
multiple files active.
- Jon Krupa requested the ability to name the splits in a TFRRS race. Done. Just use the “Field
Header” command to name the split.
- Raceroster.com added to list of supported registrations sites
- Jenna Ginsberg requested the ability to concatenate two fields together and put them in a third
field but without a space between them. This can now be done by putting “Space (tab) 0” before the “Selected
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2015.09.02
- At request of Jon Krupa, sort meets by date when selecting a TFRRS meet. Also,
allow selection of “All meets” or “Future meets.”
- Both Sid Steinweg and Brian Sparacino reported that they couldn’t send a
TFRRS-XC report to the editor. Turns out that neither had obtained a login/password yet from
DirectAthletics. However, you should be able to produce the report without having a signon.
- We are encouraging users to update to this version since improvements have been made to the RunSignUp
integration with RunScore Results as well as other fixes and improvements.
- Download of registrations from imATHLETE is now officially supported. An earlier beta version
only allowed a download blocksize of 50. Due to a change at imATHLETE, that is now 1000. We would like some
feedback from RunScore/imATHLETE users.
- Have included the TFRRSRace in the update download. The NCAA is working with
DirectAthletics and have developed this required format for all college cross-county meets
starting this fall. It will probably also be used for many high school race. We are looking for testers.
- Active Works no longer requires a timer to contact their Active representative for an app
token. The new procedure is: “For a Timer to view an Event’s data, an Event Organizer must ‘invite’ them. When
individuals accept an invitation to be a Timer in the system, ActiveWorks Endurance now automatically checks if
they have an API token. If not, the system will automatically email the token to them. Additionally, Event
Owners and Timers can email themselves an API token by clicking Get Timing API Token on the event
- Uploading RunScore Results to RunSignUp uses the reg_id.txt file in the race folder to store the registration_id
values. A registration_id field is not needed. If it IS used, the results were getting the registration_id from
the reg_id.txt file which could cause a problem if the id is in the field and not the file. Made a change so
that RunScore now checks for the registration_id in both locations.
- Mark Toretsky and Steven Keith reported that a race simulation caused the
first person in the race to be a non-runner, that is, someone without a bib number. The problem was introduced
in 2014 when the simulation was changed so to not include the unregistered runner number. Fixed.
- Bill Teschek reported that the upload of changed records to ChronoTrack Live uploaded the same
records each time. Fixed. Note: if fields such as the age-division field, often called DIV, changes, that does
not result in that record uploading. The record is only flagged as changed if the field changed is one of those
fields that are to be uploaded. To find out which fields they are, look in the CTLive_fields_mapping.ini file in
the RunScore folder. The same is true when uploading changed records to RunSignUp.
- At request of Doug Liverside, extend the number of parameters from 20 to 36 (1 -10, ‘a’ – ‘z’).
Had been implemented only as far as ‘j’.
- Added two features to Announce for use with lap races, requested by Andrés Alañón Vázquez: “lap
distance field” for keeping the lap distance in a field. This is for races where everyone is not running the
same distance. Likewise, added “laps left field” to specify the number of laps and to tell Announce to display
the number of laps left when everyone is not running the same number of laps.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2015.04.28
This version is a merge of RunScore Results, Version 184.108.40.206 and
RunScore Version 220.127.116.11 to create RunScore Version 18.104.22.168.
What does this mean? It means that from now on, whenever you use RunScore to interact with the RunSignUp site,
you will be using the RunScore Results. Also, uploading and downloading registrations at both RunSignUp and
ChronoTrack Live have gotten easier. We eliminated “Sync with server” and replaced it with a very easy way to
download changes from the system and upload changes made in RunScore to the system.
The RSRServer and RSRClient (RunScore Results server and client) have been retired. The new modules have the
same name as the old ones. If you think you may want to go back to Version 22.214.171.124, save it. Or you can do a
complete download using RunScoreSetup.exe to revert to 126.96.36.199.
View the short video on the main RunScore page: www.runscore.com which
highlights features of this new integration. Also on the main page is a document showing how to allow each runner to
see themselves crossing the finish line on a YouTube video.
- You no longer need to have a field “registration_id” in your database. The registration_id information is kept
in a separate file (race.ini) in the race folder.
- Also in the race.ini file are time stamps for each record that has been changed. This is used for upload of
- “Sync with server” has been removed due to problems. In its place you can do an “Incremental download” to get
changed online records. Likewise, you can upload new and changed RunScore records with one click. This works for
both ChronoTrack Live and RunSignUp.
- You can take advantage of these features without making changes to your normal RunScore setup.
- Results are extremely easy to post. You merely right click on a listing button and instead of sending to a
printer or the editor, you send it online. Handles overall results, award listing, and team results. With one
more click you can view the results online.
- Set up for e-mail and text notifications. Once set, a runner or his friends can go to the RunSignUp site and ask
for e-mail and/or text messages for selected runners.
- Provide links for each finisher to the specific person in a YouTube video showing that person
finishing. This is all done from RunScore.
- You can download from RunSignUp to get the participants or, if you have another way to obtain participants you
can put them in RunScore and with one click upload them to RunSignUp.
- Not using the RunSignUp site for registrations for this race? You can still take advantage of the above
features. There is a nominal cost for posting results. There is also a cost for text messages. If you ARE using
RunSignUp for registrations, these services are free.
- At request of Troy Rebert, added External/Custom Report capability to Team
- At request of Fred Dunn and Les Morelles, made Division Place
and Division Total headers in a “RunScore Results” of “ChronoTrack
Live External” posting more meaningful. For example, for sex place and sex total they would now
read “Sex place” and “Sex Total”.
- The headers of reports are always produced in proper case (e.g. “Name” instead of “NAME”). Sid
Steinweg asked for a way to control the the capitalization of headers. This can be done with the new
command: “Header case (tab) None”. The default is “Head case (tab) proper”. “Upper” and “Lower” are not
supported but could be if the need arose.
- The “RunScore Open Interface” for external bib/tag systems, has been extended so RunScore knows
if the data being set is chip data or bib data. You use “RSBI” for a bib-tag and “RSCI” for a chip-tag. These
improvements came about from working with Thorsten Voegel, Race Result, Germany.
- Fixed a bug that kept the registration_ids from getting uploaded to RunSignUp or RunScore Results.
- Changed the simulate feature so you will no longer get the “Unregistered Runner Number” in the results produced
- Doug Cleavenger reported that Importing a CSV file that had CR/LFs within a field caused a
problem. This problem had been fixed some time ago for internal imports such as downloads from a registration
system. It is now fixed for imports from File/Import.
- The logos on the main page of RSServer and RSClient have been changed to
reflect the fact that RunScore Results is part of the module. They now read, respectively:
RunScore RunScore Results/RSServer Results/RSClient
- When uploading a large custom/external result set, the upload is now done in pieces of 1000 results per piece.
- New command “Output Format” allows you to create the output in any of the following formats: Text (default),
XML, JSON, or HTML.
- The new entries.ini command “Modified Field” now works from RSClient. It previously only worked from RSServer.
- If you change a RunSignUp entrant to a different event online, a new registration_id is assigned. On the next
incremental download, RunScore will notice that it is a new registration_id. It will then look for the bib
number. If the bib number in the new record also exists in the RunScore database, the new record will replace
the old but preserve fields that are not in the download.
- “Sync with server” function has been removed because it has not been robust. It is replaced with the, already
existing, “Incremental download” in conjunction with the new “Upload modified registrations”.
- New command: “Team Total” can be used in an Event to Database to send the team total for each individual’s team
to a field. It can also be used in an overall listing to produce, next to the “Team place” column a “Team Score”
column which shows the team score for each individual’s team.
- Improvements have been made to the criteria which determine if a field has changed. This is useful when
uploading changed registrations.
- Can now handle USAT (USA Triathlon) and USATF (USA Track and Field) membership
numbers when downloaded from RunSignUp.
- Doug Liversidge pointed out that the “Divide” and “Divide By” commands did not work for time
- Preliminary support has been added for the DirectAthletics
TFRRS-XC site. This will be final once more testing is done.
The support allows timers to upload collegiate cross-country results to the DirectAthletics site.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2015.03.31
- At the request of Jenna Ginsberg, have extended the Total (to a field) command to handle times.
The receiving field must be flagged as a time field.
- At request of Steven Keith, have added a new control “Contains” which tests if a field contains
a given string of characters.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2015.02.23
- RTRT.me (Real-Time Runner Tracking) integrated
- Added a new control to entries.ini. “Modified field” which timestamps each entry when it is
- Added RaceEntry, ActiveWorks, SignMeUp, and TheDriven.to
registration systems supported.
- Can combine First Name and Last Name into a third field, say, “Name” using commands in entries.ini.
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2014.07.14
- Add support for registration site Eventbrite.
- Can download by Event (RunSignUp) or by Race (ChronoTrack Live) or by Activity (ZapEvent).
- Made a lot of enhancements to the Announce feature.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2014.03.01
- When downloading from RunSignUp or ChronoTrack Live, people have complained that if they do a download on top of
a older download, any new data such as bib numbers are wiped out. This is changed now so that if a downloaded
field is blank, it will not write into the equivalent field in RunScore.
- Andrés Alañón Vázquez reported that European style dates (dd/mm/yyyy) were not being handled
properly in export and import. Fixed.
- You can now select on a date field as if it is in YYYYMMDD format even though it might be in MMDDYY format. For
example, a select on the field asking for all entrants who have a date-of-birth later than 1990, you would have
a select with the condition: “GT (tab) 1990”.
- At request of Andrés Alañón Vázquez, add a prefix capability to SMS messaging. Often the mobile
phone number is the base number but, particularly in countries outside of the US and Canada, a ‘+” plus a
country code must prefix the number. To implement this feature, add a new field in your RunScore database
called, say, “Mobile prefix”. Then in entries.ini tell RunScore the name of this field using the new SMS Prefix
Field command, e.g.
- SMS Prefix field (tab) Mobile prefix
- The method for selecting which online systems RunScore is connecting to has been changed to make things easier
to use. Now, you first go to Tools/Online System to select the system (Active, ChronoTrack
Live, RaceIt, RunSignUp, RTRT, Texting, XACT, ZapEvent). You can go to Online where, instead of seeing submenus
for each system, you will have only the submenu for the online system you selected. This helps avoid the problem
some are having of clicking on the wrong system.
- RunSignUp support now includes a menu check item to put an “External Report” online. An “External Report” is a
normal RunScore report that is rendered in JSON which RunSignUp transforms into online results.
- The documentation in Help for uploading RunScore Results has been completely rewritten with many examples.
- At request of Jenna Ginsberg add to Export of times:
- Control of time format
- Pace and Rate
- Field Header for Pace and Rate
- Also at request of Jenna, add to Live Results
- Column headers for Rate and Pace
- At request of Robert Youngs, make “Field Header” command work in Live Results so that you can
put your own column heading on each column.
- With help from Brian Sparacino, RunScore supports SMS (cell phone texting) provider: Twilio. They offer inexpensive texting in the U.S. and a number of other
- Made improvements to File/Import to handle dates. If the field is designated as a “Date” field,
the date format specified in entries.ini will be used. This wasn’t previously the case.
- Major change in Announce feature to include colored fields. Encouraged by Andrés Alañón
Vázquez from Spain.
- Have removed “Number of chip fields” from Preferences. You should set this in entries.ini so
that it applies just to one race.
- Added Pace and Rate to Live Results at request of Jenna Ginsberg.
- At request of Debbie Burke, add “Sort bibs” (Alt+B) command to results. She said this will help
in finding duplicates and also help in lap races. It’s pretty slick. You can Alt+B to sort by bibs and then
Alt+T to sort by time and be right back to where you were.
- Fixed some problems between RSServer and RSClient when the versions don’t match. It used to give a pop-up error
on RSServer but this bound things up at the client until the server responded. Now, if there is a warning (the
versions only match for the first two number) you can proceed. If there is an error (the version only match for
the first number), you cannot proceed. In both cases, RSServer is none the wiser but the person on RSClient will
receive the proper warning or error.
- John Burke, requested an improvement to Live Results to handle triathlons. Done. You can see an
- Released a document on how to integrate RunSignUp and RunScore. Click here. IntegrationOfRunScoreAndRunSignUp.pdf
- Finally implemented a suggestion of Steven Keith: That is, to enhance the
Export command to include times. You include a time just like you do in a report. You can use
the Minus command to compute net or gun times. You can also use the Pace
command but not the Division Place. This change makes things much simpler. In many cases, if
you use this new feature you will not need to use the Event to Database operation.
- At request of Pedro Zapata Padilla, change the import of ASCII times so that if there is a
duplicate bib and the time is faster than the earlier one, the faster time is used.
- Steven Keith found that the responses to custom questions were not being downloaded from
RunSignUp. A change was made by the RunSignUp developers and a change was made in RunScore so this now works.
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124. Level 2013.11.12
- Latest stable version.
- After many requests, Live Results can now handle different size fonts.
- Have removed Active.com support for uploading results because this is no longer supported by Active.com.
- Jon Krupa asked for controls for using RunScore with two monitors. The problem was if you last
used RunScore on one monitor and then removed that monitor, you could no longer access RunScore because it
thought it was being displayed on the ghost monitor. Fixed.
- Made a change to Ipico support. Their new controller adds a few comment lines to the exported file. These lines
start with the ‘~’ character. RunScore now removes lines that start with ‘~’. Problem identified by Kip
- Had a request by Carl Magnuson to allow the selection of “Bib ID” or “Chip ID” to be made in
Entries.ini in addition to being able to make it from the Tools/Chip options menu. This has been implemented as
“Bib or Chip”. Example:
Bib or Chip Bib or Bib or Chip Chip
- Implement the new NCAA cross-country tie-breaker rule: “Ties in team scoring shall be broken by comparing the
place finish of the five scoring members of the tied teams. The team with the majority of winning places shall
be awarded the higher place.” Thanks to Pat Leone for telling us about the new rule. To use the NCAA rule, add
the line: “Team Tie Breaker (tab) NCAA”.
- At request of Jenna Ginsberg, have added “Multiply” command to work just like the SUM command
but instead of adding together the contents of several fields, it multiplies them. Can also multiply by a
constant number with the “Multiply By” command.
- At request of Carl Magnuson, have extended the concept of multiple chip fields for systems that
use bib tags. That is, if you set the number of chip fields (in Preferences or in entries.ini), to, say, 2, then
if RunScore cannot find the bib tag in the bib field, it checks the next search field. But there are two cases.
If in Tools/Chip options you set for Bib Tag, it starts looking in the bib field. If, on the other hand, you set
for ChipTag, then the search begins in the first search field after the bib field.
- At request of Denika Voget, add new Time Format: 0H:MM:SS.01 that produces times with two hour
digits. For example: 00:01:23.45, 01:23:45.67, 12:34:56.78.
- Made a change so that the “Please Wait” dialog box does not appear anymore when uploading just one entry whether
by a listing file or by the “Sync with server” technique.
- Jon Krupa asked that when doing Event to Database with a time into a right-justified field, if
the field is shorter than the data, truncate to the left rather than to the right as is normally done. Done.
- Brian Sparacino told us about the NK Interval Timing Watch and loaned us one so we could
support it. It’s very inexpensive but it does not transfer times live. Instead, after the race is done the times
from multiple events (or segments as they call them) can be transferred to RunScore. The transfer takes about 30
seconds whether there is one time or a few thousand. Not only did Brian Sparrcino tell us about
the NK Interval watch, he provided a computer program which allowed me to support it.
- Add support for registration site ZapEvent. There are now so many online
systems supported that they have all been moved from the Tools menu item to their own menu item “Online.”
- Not a change but information: Within two days, two different people could not print to their label printer. We
forgot to tell you in the Help section on label printers that you MUST turn off “Printer Dialog Box” in
- Matthew Studholme suggested changing the pop-up you get when a new manually-entered time is
less than the previous one. Previously, the only response was “OK” and the time was retained. He suggested a
different pop-up with “OK” and “Cancel”. If “Cancel” is clicked, then the new time is discarded. Done. This
makes handling typing errors easier.
- Carl Magnuson pointed out that when you try to clear a protected field for all entries, the
field to be cleared, marked in red, becomes the bib number field. If you’re not careful, you could clear out all
your bib numbers. This has been fixed. You can now clear a protected field.
- Jenna Ginsberg requested that the laps event be sorted by time before executing the
Laps-to-Rounds command. This is necessary since sometimes times from chips do not come into the event in order.
RSServer/RSClient Version 126.96.36.199. Level 2013.05.03.
- A new menu item: Field-Column mapping has been added so that you can create the mapping from ChronoTrack Live
columns to RunScore field names. This is handy if you have no registrations at ChronoTrack live but want to
upload registrations from RunScore.
- Can now upload an awards list to RunSignUp (and soon to ChronoTrack Live).
That is, your usual awards file, with very slight modifications, can be shown online.
- Jenna Ginsberg requested a new command “Multiply By” for use with Event to Database so that a
time can be multiplied to compensate for events that take less time when adding up times from a multi-event
- Can do team scoring with different numbers on each team by setting Team Score to zero. Suggested by Jay from
- Improved field mapping with ChronoTrack Live custom fields. Instead of the field names such as
“custom_elevent12345”, RunScore translates them into the description of the custom question.
- Made improvement to ChronoTrack Live upload. You still need an external_id field but you don’t have to have
anything in the field. If you don’t RunScore will assign a number one higher than the highest external_id. This
works both for uploads from a listing file and while in “Sync with server” mode.
- Added a touch screen keypad to the Announcer screen so partipants can enter their bib number on the screen
keypad to see their results. Of course, your computer screen must be a touch screen to use.
- With RaceIt, RunSignUp, and ChronoTrack Live, a new menu
selection that tells you which event or race you are working on.
- Team Relay wasn’t working unless it included a penalty event. Works now even without one.
RSServer/RSClient Version 188.8.131.52. Level 2012.12.02.
- In a first for RunScore, YouTube videos have been added to the Help screens. These first two
are in the RunSignUp section showing how to download registrations, upload registrations,
upload results, upload live results, and setup and upload splits.
- At request of Steven Keith, reload entries.ini when executing the “Update all entries” command. The entries.ini
is reloaded whenever RunScore detects that a change has been made but if there is a change in one of the
included files, RunScore will not about that. This change forces the re-loading of the file.
- At request of James Oaks, allow use of “Field Length” command when printing labels to prevent
long names from spilling over.
- RunScore support for RunSignUp now handles live update. That means that it uploads just those
finishers who have finished since the last upload. This all happens automatically. RunScore checks every 10
seconds to see if there are new finishers. If there are, it uploads them.
- At request of Andre Yelle, Race Headquarters, added two new Announce commands. One controls the
length of time an announce screen is up before it refreshes for the next finisher. The other allows you to see,
instead of the next finisher after such a delay, to see the most recent finisher. The commands are “Announce
Update Sec” and “Announce Use Last”.
- At request of Robert Youngs, Super Race Systems, add command “Conditional
headers”. When this command is used, a header in an awards list is skipped if there are no finishers in that
category. Usually it is best to have the headers displayed so that people know that there is such a category and
it had no finishers. However, you might want to use the command in a race that has a very large number of
categories, many of which have no finishers.
- Support for RunSignUp for: (1) Download of registrations, (2) upload of
registrations and correcting of registrations on RunScore and having them appear right away on the RunSignUp
site, and (3) Upload of results. Once uploaded, you can click on a link in Tools on RunScore and see the results
on the site.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206. Level 2012.07.19
- Bill Teschek wants to separate the columns, for readability, in a triathlon results report. To
do this he inserted the ‘|’ character between columns. When this is done, the headers are adjusted to remain
over the proper columns but the ======= underlines do not. Fixed.
- At request of Jenna Ginsberg and Steven Keith, RunScore now pops up a message
when you connect to a device that requires event mapping. You are shown the present mapping and asked if you
want to use it. If you answer “no” the file events_mapping.ini will be erased and you will be prompted for each
external location whose name is not the same as one of your RunScore events.
- Because of a problem that Alan Higley had with e-mail when an email field had junk but not a
valid e-mail address, we have added the command “Contains.” With this one can check that the field contains the
- Several people have been pointing out problems with Live Results running on RSClient. Have made
some major changes that should help in making Live Results more robust. Give us some feedback if you uncover any
RSServer/RSClient Version 220.127.116.11. Level 2012.04.27
- At request of John Resman, eliminated leading blanks upon import of *.csv files. If the field
is right-justified, the blanks will be restored during the import. Also eliminated leading blanks upon export to
- Barbara Hindenach requested a change in how the bib number is handled when using
auto-increment. If you enter a new person and hit F10 or F12 to save, the next bib number pops up, say 456. If
you start typing in the next person and notice on the drop-down that that person is already in your database,
you can select that person. When you did that, the bib number field was cleared. Also, if you put in the number
you want to add and then start typing a new person, the same thing happened. What Barbara requested and what now
works is that the bib number is retained. One reason I was motivated to make this change is that the previous
behavior was bothering me, too, but I guess I needed a push to get around to making the change. Thanks to Steven
Keith for testing this new feature.
- Josh Drew reported that the Look Up Replace command no longer worked. Fixed
for use in a listing and in the INI file.
- Have added SMS/Text messaging through an SMS provider. See Help file for details. We are working with UpcellText but are interested in working with other SMS providers. We were
put in contact with UpcellText by RunScore customer Jim Young.
- New feature added: Team Relay.
- Added new ActiveCF.xml to RunScoreUpdate.exe. If you are having a problem connecting to Active.com through
RunScore, be sure to make sure you have the current version of this file. The way to tell is by looking at this
line: <IP>aml.xes.active.com</IP>. It must have that ‘xes’ in
- John Snitko was having problems with extensive use of Event to Database. Made some changes to
try to protect the database when writing when more than one thread at a time tries to write.
RSServer/RSClient Version 18.104.22.168. Level 2012.01.16
- The Select Event command to select participants out based on their time in an event has been improved. You can
now select based on a comparison of times between two events. For example, say you wanted to find problems such
as a runner who crossed a split after crossing the finish line. You could write:
Select Event (tab) SPLIT1 GE (tab) FINISH
- Debbie Burke requested that the Points Table be allowed to have non-integer values, e.g. 10.5.
Done. To make places to the right of the decimal appear in output or in Event to Database, you must use the
Precision command which tells RunScore how many places to the right of the decimal point you want to use.
- You can now download registrations directly from online registration site RaceIt.com. This is accomplished through an API (Application Programming
Interface) provided by RaceIt.
- At the urging of Jeff Castro, got “Instant Print” working from RSClient. This has never worked since the
creation of the client/server version of RunScore.
- At request of Ron Larson and Steven Keith, add system variable %ISO
time% which produces time in a format without colons, e.g. “150105” (for 03:01:05pm). They wanted this
so they could produce file names based on time. The system variable %time% produces times such
RSServer/RSClient Version 22.214.171.124. Level 2011.07.21
- Add check for duplicate names to Design Screen
- Switched from InstallShield to Inno Setup for creating distribution files. Updates for both RSServer and
RSClient are in the single file RunScoreUpdate.exe.
Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2011.07.02 RunScore client/Server
- May have eliminated the “Must run as administrator” problem when installing RunScoreSetup.exe. The problem was
ambiguous wording in the InstallShield documentation.
- At suggestion of Jon Krupa, test to make sure there are not duplicate field names in the
- With help from Steven Keith, improved the Help screens concerning transponder races.
- At request of Andrés Alañón Vázquez make place and division place work for lap races with a
scratch time in the Announce screen.
- Can now use a scratch event subtracted from a laps event in a listing file. Before you could subtract a fixed
time (gun time) but not a different time for each competitor. (You have always been able to subtract the initial
time [“lap 1”] from the other laps using the “Net time” feature.) This improvement was inspired by the work for
Andrés Alañón Vázquez (Version 188.8.131.52) that allowed this in a “Merge Events” listing.
- J-Chip records are very similar to ChampionChip records so it is hard for
RunScore to tell which system is in use when loading files. There is no problem when the data come through
TCP/IP since the user selects the system. In order that RunScore knows that the files being read in are J-chip
files, a new control (J-Chip file loading) is added under Tools/Chip Options.
Note: There is no problem with J-Chip records being read as ChampionChip records unless it is a
race where the clock goes past midnight. J-Chip has taken over the ChampionChip “antenna” field and replaced it
with a “day” field which keeps track of how many days you are into a race.
- Working with George Groome and Mark Hendley, made a fix to the External Timer
“Keyboard” device and made a change to the “Barcode” device so that it works
with a keypad that terminates a line with either <LF> or <CR>. Also set the default for the barcode
to be bib mode instead of time mode.
- At request of George Groome, reinstitute “not found added” for an individual event. But,
instead of using a checkbox on the Edit Event dialog box, it is set in the entries.ini file. This allows you to
turn on “not found bib number added to database” for an individual event. However, this is just for external
timers such as the Time Machine. This has no bearing on chip/tag races since at the time a chip/tag record since
the particular event is not known at the point a chip/tag record is being parsed. See “not found” in Help for
- New command, Select Event, allows you to select on an event. Previously, you could only select
on a field.This allows filtering. For example, you could select out only those who started after the gun. It is
hoped that you clever users will find new and exciting things to do with this new command.
- Added support for MyLaps ProChip although this was just the addition of the name to Initialize
External Timers since it already worked by selecting ChampionChip when using the MyLaps Toolkit.
- In the past few days had two instances of team results reporting a team full of blanks ahead of the first place
team. In both cases, it was an event with a start event and, due to errors or people crossing mats, there were
negative times. Made changes to catch errors like this.
- At request of Douglas Kirk, allow Message command in team results and, in
particular, allow an initial message that will display at beginning of line.
RSServer/RSClient Version 184.108.40.206. Level 2011.04.07
- Latest stable release.
- A new file, Boston.2013.tac, with qualifying times for the 2013 Boston
Marathon has been added to the Common folder. You should use this for marathons run after September
- New command Continue used with Selected to allow you to mark a field and do another function,
such as send an e-mail in one *.lst file.
- New command EMAIL PORT;
- At request of Steve Moland, “Announcers on the Run,” when doing an Import
and you run into a field not recognized, in addition to Ignore and Cancel,
have added “Ignore all remaining fields” button. When it is pressed, no more fields are
processed and the file being imported is read but only up to the field being queried.
- Can now use Gmail, AOL and other SMTP servers for e-mail.
- Some people did not like being warned every time they went to delete a bib or time in
Edit/Results. This can now be set in Preferences.
- At request of Marek BLAŽEK, made a change to the sort routine to handle diacritic symbols
- Marek BLAŽEK requested that “Time difference” and “Total Time
Difference” be added to allowed features of “Event to Database.” Done.
- Debbie Burke did not like the “I-beam” cursor on the main page which changed to a “pointer”
cursor on the links. Was hard to see. Changed to “pointer” for bulk of screen and to “hand” on link. This is the
more standard way to handle the cursor.
- It was pointed out that when tabbing across the Initial External Timers dialog box, that is was not possible to
reach the TCP checkbox. It was only possible to get there with the mouse. Fixed.
- When using a device via TCP, baud does not matter. In order to reinforce that, when you check the TCP checkbox,
the Baud drop-down disappears.
- Some people like to be in “insert” when editing and some but some like to be in “replace.” At request of
Steve Scheidt, allow the editor to start in either “insert” or “replace” mode. Whatever mode
you have it in when you leave the editor, it will be in that mode the next time you edit a file — even if you
have closed RunScore in the interim.
- At request of Paul Williams, add alternate white and gray background lines on Instant
Results to improve readability.
Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2011.01.12 RunScore client/Server
- At request of Steven Keith, add new system variable %race path%. This can be
used in the System Command to copy files from the race directory.
- At request of Steven Keith, provide a way to execute a listing (*.lst) file on startup of a
race. This is done by adding a parameter in the Properties/Target section of the RSServer or RSClient icon. The
parameter is /startup=filename. In the example below, RSServer starts up the sample race and
then starts the announcer.
c:\runscore\rsserver.exe sampleraces\sample\entries /startup=announce.lst
- You can also specify the IP Address and the port on the command line of RSClient. The parameters are /address=ipaddress
and /port=number. For example:
c:\runscore\client\rsclient.exe /startup=announce.lst /address=MyDesktop /port=33000
- While we were at it, we decided to allow you to set the Login name for RSClient to log into RSServer. If you are
not using login names, don’t worry about this feature. You can only use this feature if you are requiring a
login name but not requiring a password. The parameter is /login=login_name. For example:
c:\runscore\client\rsclient.exe /startup=announce.lst /address=MyDesktop /port=33000 /login=Announcer
- At request of Craig Wilson, allow team members beyond the number scoring to advance. This is
controlled by setting a negative number for Advance Maximum control
- You have always been able to specify a “scratch” event in RunScore by making the event name start with the
letters “STA” or “SCR”. Now there is a third way. Just specify the event to be a “Start” event in “Misc/Edit
list of events”. When a scratch event’s time is subtracted from another event’s time and there is not time for
the scratch time, a time of zero is used. On the other hand, if it is not a scratch event, for example it might
be the BIKE event in a triathlon, then when the BIKE time is subtracted from the next split and there is no BIKE
time, the resulting split is a blank. That allows you to easily find someone who missed a split point.
- New team feature: Team Spread: Prints out, when using Team Format Columns, the spread in time
between the first finisher and last scoring finisher on each team.
- New team command: Team Format Brief: Implemented at request of Pat Leone. With
Team Format Brief, only the team place, team name, and team score are printed.
- At Steven Keith’s request, add “Starts with” (or “SW”) command to entries.ini.
It had been added to *.lst processing some months ago.
- Fixed a problem in entries.ini where you needed to put in dummy data in the [data] area even if none was
Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2010.11.19 RunScore client/Server
- At request of Jon Krupa, discard any line of an import file that will produce a record in which
all fields are blank. This helps to eliminate those blank records in an Excel file that gets incorporated into a
- Have you ever been working with results in a chip/tag race and were in “bibs and times” (F5) mode and pressed F2
to delete only to realize that you pressed F3 (numbers mode) by mistake and the next F2 ends up deleting a bib
but not the time thus mis-aligning the bibs and times? Have you ever hit F2 by mistake and seen a finisher
disappear? Some months ago a command “Edit Results (tab) BOTH” as suggested by Mike Richards was added so that
you would always be in F5 mode. However, the user could, with a click of the mouse or by depressing F3, put the
mode back to the Bibs mode. After many discussions with Steven Keith, Mike Proctor, and
Jon Krupa, two significant changes have been made to help. Keep reading.
- At request of Jon Krupa and Mike Proctor, provide a way to “lock” the Results
screen in a “both” mode — bibs and times. This can be done using a new control in Preferences. The setting can
be overridden for a race by setting “Edit Results” in entries.ini. It can be set to “bibs”, “times”, or “both”.
Likewise, if you only want the “both” mode for a few races, you can use the “Edit Results” to use the “both”
mode for those races and leave the “both” mode unchecked in Preferences.
- At request of several users, provide protection for deleting bibs and times. It works just like the delete
function in Browse. That is, when you first go to delete a finisher or a finisher’s time, you will be asked if
you really want to. You will also be told that you can “arm” the deletion by using Ctrl-F2.
- Steve Moland, of Announcers on the Run, requested a change to the Announce
screen. He asked that a blank line be inserted if the user pressed enter with no bib number. This allows him to
put in blank line if he makes an error — increasing readability.
- Made improvements in the Initialize External Timers dialog box. Prevents you from having two
devices connected to the same port. (This is allowed when RSServer is the client and is talking to chip
controllers which are servers since the servers have different IP addresses.) Changes also allow you to stop a
device while keeping others running. Now if you don’t change anything for a device (timer, port, baud, tcp), the
device will not be stopped and started again. This is particularly useful when using the Summit timer.
- If you have a device activated through Initialize External Timers, you can turn it off by
blanking the port number or by setting the Start/Stop drop down to Stop.
- It now tests if you are using the same port for two different devices but allows in the case of systems such as
IPICO in which case it checks to see if the IP Addresses are the same.
- Jason Biggs found that AccuChip data was not being handled correctly when coming through
- Tony Newton asked for a change to the Live Results screen so that the most recent finisher
stayed at the bottom of the screen and is highlighted in blue. To do this, set the Scroll Speed
to zero and the Scroll Delay to, say, 1 second.
- Working with Ron Larson, found that sometimes in an Event to Database
operation, data is written that is longer than the field. RunScore was not protecting for this situation which,
sometimes, caused crashes. This could be a very significant fix.
Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2010.09.12 RunScore client/Server
- Added support for Japanese language
- Fixed Chatsworth support.
- You can now set the lap difference in a lap race in Entries.ini. If two times, in a lap race are within the
time, in seconds, the second time is eliminated. Command: “Lap Difference”. The default is 10
Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2010.06.27 RunScore client/Server
- Jenna Ginsburg found that a Time Format of NONE was not
working with the Announcer feature on RSClient. Fixed.
- Cleaned up and fixed some problems in the sample races. Made them available for download independent of the full
- At urging of Steven Keith, add red background text “UNREGISTERED RUNNER NUMBER“
to Unregistered Runner Number (entry record 0) so that people realize that they are not editing an entry.
Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2010.06.23 RunScore client/Server
- The old *.tac files have been replaced with new ones based on the age-grade tables. These files
are used to flag times that the USATF considers quality performances based on gender, age, and time. You can
tell if you are using the new ones because they have a 2010 date.
- Unregistered Runner Number (URN) is now protected and is always in record number zero.
- You can now check for Updates via the Click for Updates link
on the main page.
- Add support for TCP/IP link between timing systems and RunScore. This allows you to have your
timing system farther away.
- And, as usual, a number of bug fixes which are documented in the LatestRevisions.html file.
- The logo in Live Results can now be a *.png file (Portable Network Graphics) or a *.bmp
(Windows bitmap) file. Previously, RunScore only supported bitmaps.
Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2010.03.21 RunScore client/Server
- Made an improvement to the edit box when you edit a bib or a time (Right-click on a bib or time). Before the
edit box had a thick border which had the effect (in Win XP) to hide the lower part of the characters being
- Fred Dewsberry found that Look Up stopped working on the server once the RSClient is started.
This has been a long-standing bug. Not sure why it took this long for someone to report it. Fixed.
- Sylvan Symth requested that when there are no finishers for a team score, that, instead of
displaying an annoying error pop-up, just produce a page with no results — only the header. Done.
- John Lauces reported that bar codes were not printing correctly. The problem was introduced
when the default monospaced font was added to Preferences. Fixed.
- Greg McFerren found that the BEST command was not working correctly. It was finding the worst
performances instead of the best Fixed.
Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2010.02.20 RunScore client/Server
- More bug fixes as described in the LatestRevisions.html file.
Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2010.01.11 RunScore client/Server
- This version mainly fixes bugs that have been found in Version 22.214.171.124. There have been some additional
- At request of Andrés Alanon Vazquez, add two new commands for use with the Announce screen: “Last Lap Time” and “Average Lap Time.”
- Included a tip in the Help screens by Steven Keith about providing RSServer and a race folder on a thumb drive so that the race management people can do their own data entry without actually installing RunScore.
Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2010.01.03 RunScore client/Server
- This is the first version of RunScore produced with Microsoft Visual Studio VC++ tools built on
top of OWLNEXT which is an independent development based on Borland OWL (Object Windows
Library). Almost all development before this point was produced with Borland tools.
- NOTE: This version of RunScore will not run on older Windows operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows ME, or Windows NT. It will run on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
- What are the advantages?
- The largest advantage from the user’s point of view is that we have squashed the bug that produced those
“Busy clipboard” pop-ups. The bug was traced to some Borland code. I reported this to
the OWLNEXT developers who have fixed it.
- There are no functional advantages and no perceived speed differences.
- There are no longer DLLs that get installed in the Windows directory. Therefore, if you want to move
RunScore from one computer to another, all you have to do is copy the RunScore folder to a thumb drive
and then copy it into the new computer. For those technically inclined, this type of application is
called a “static” application instead of the RSS/RSC which was a “dynamic” application since it depended
on external DLL files. Note, however, that there are still some DLLs installed with RunScore (Summit
timer DLL and Active.com DLL) but since they are in the RunScore directory, they will be copied to the
- When I retire from supporting RunScore, it will be far easier to turn the development package over to
another person since it will be using modern tools.
- The Microsoft Visual Studio Interactive Development Environment (IDE) is far superior to the Borland
IDE. It should be since it has had an additional 13 years of improvements. This helps me in development
and in finding bugs. It is also much more fussy, warning me of possible problems.
- For those Vista users that were having problems with the special functions of printers in Vista, like
Back to Front printing, the VC version incorporates the new Printer Dialog box that works perfectly
under Vista. Probably does the same under Windows 7.
- The largest advantage from the user’s point of view is that we have squashed the bug that produced those
- What are the disadvantages?
- While the install package will be about the same size, updates will be larger since they are static
applications. But in this day of high-speed access, I don’t see this as a problem.
- While the install package will be about the same size, updates will be larger since they are static
- Recent changes
- At the suggestion of Steven Keith, add support for monospace fonts other than “Courier
New.” In Preferences you can specify what default monospace font you want. It will be used in all
listings. These fonts make for much better looking listings. In Help/Index/Preferences are examples
showing the difference between an Arial monospaced font and the Courier New font.
- Another new control in Preferences allows you to specify if you want the page number at the top or the
bottom of each page of the printout.
- Jeff Glaze pointed out that a person with a birthdate of 01/01/2000 did not have their
age updated. Fixed.
- Version control. As before, for RSClient to connect to RSServer, the first three
numbers in the version must agree. For example RSClient Version 188.8.131.52 can connect to
RSServer Version 184.108.40.206. Before, if the first three did not agree, it was not possible
to connect. Now that is only true if only the first two numbers agree. If the first two agree but the
third does not, you can connect but you are given a warning. Things will probably work but there may be
some functions that do not agree.
- A RunScore API (Application Programming Interface) has been developed. It can be fetched at www.runscore.com/Downloads/testapi.zip. The
purpose of the API is to allow programmers to access the RunScore database and results. This could be
used to add entrants, to develop new results listings, or many other uses. It is only useful for
programmers who can program in C++.
- At request of Art Stockman, make change to allow changing of event in Initialize
External Timer so that data can be directed to a different event without having to shut RunScore down.
- At the suggestion of Steven Keith, add support for monospace fonts other than “Courier
Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2009.12.06 RunScore client/Server
- Last Version of RunScore produced with Borland tools
- Implement Time Format for Live Results at request of Steve Gajerski.
- At request of Bill Teschek, add commands for entries.ini to type-ahead. A few were missing.
Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2009.11.25, RunScore Client/Server
- Latest stable release.
- Made a change so that if there is a entries.val file and no entries.val.xml, the entries.val is always converted
- Working with Pat Riley, a method has been developed for sending text messages. See
- John Luaces and Fred Dewsberry reported a crash when connecting the RSClient
to the RSServer. Found that this happens if a Look Up command is in the old entries.val file. The Look UP
command should be removed from entries.val and put in entries.ini. A change has been made so that this no longer
causes a problem.
Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2009.11.25, RunScore Client/Server
- Latest stable release. I had thought Version 126.96.36.199 was okay but it had some problems. This one has been more
- Craig Chiger found a problem with Look Up in RSServer Version 188.8.131.52.
Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2009.11.20, RunScore Client/Server
- Have changed the operation of Look Up in a *.lst file as requested by Steven Keith. If it calls
for Look Upand a similar Look Up was not specified in entries.ini, RunScore creates a new Look Does, does the
look up on the entire database, and then discards it. The reason for this is that the older method required you
to start and stop RunScore do to the look up to add in a bunch of late registrations. You would not want to do
this during a race.
- Add a new command “Look up Replace” which works just like the Look Up command except it replaces all matching
fields. The Look Up command does not replace, say, a city name if there is already data in the field. This
feature is handy if you have a chip/tag race and have a large number of missing finishers. If you have a
database for these extra runners, the Look Up Replace command can automatically put them in at the proper place
in the database.
- At request of Tony Newton and Steven Keith, have added a new command: Update
All Entries. This is somewhat similar to the Alt-F4 to update but is much faster since it doesn’t
involve all the checking of fields. The main purpose is to process the commands in your entries.ini after making
- With the advent of more and more Chip/Tag systems and the use of multiple split points on races, the old way of
handling the Swap of bib numbers between two people became a problem. With one or two events, it was easy to
use the old “@Swap n1 n2” that swapped the bib numbers in two finish positions in the event. But, with multiple
split events or triathlons, this had to be repeated across all events to work. It also was overwritten when
your refreshed or re-downloaded the finish times and bib numbers.
To correct this, you can now swap the information assigned to bib numbers in the Database, just like the
athletes did in real life, when they swapped bib numbers. When you open the Browse screen and type in: “@Swap
bib#1 bib#2”, RunScore will swap the data assigned for those two bib numbers, so that all the events will now
have the correct info listed for the bib numbers and finish positions. Now the bib numbers match the person who
actually wore them.
- Add support for RFID chip system via TCP/IP. RFID had been supported earlier but only by loading files produced
by the RFID system.
- Becky Mestas requested for a larger number of names be allowed in the drop-down-search box in
Enter Names. She had a large database with more Smiths than could be displayed. Done.
- Working with Steven Keith, define a new type of event called a “Spill” event. You can put this
beyond the last event for which you have rounds/passes specified to catch extra passes. For example, say you
want Round 1 to go into Run and Round 2 to go into Bike. If a person crosses the mats extra times, these times
would go ino the spill event.
- The Live Results now runs in full-screen mode.
- A number of improvements have been made to the Announcer Screen. It now displays in full-screen mode so you no
longer see the Windows menu bar. This is particularly nice when used on a large screen or with a projector.
- Working with Andrés Alanon Vazquez, Marek Blazek, and
John Snitko, have added ability for Announce screen to have headers across the top. This only makes sense for monospaced fonts like Courier New and when using the “No Squeeze” option with Announce.
- In addition to the “automatic headers,” you can create your own using the Header/.end of header commands on the Announcer screen.
- The type-ahead in the RunScore Editor is now optional because of a request by Tony
Newton and Steven Keith. You can deselect it in Preferences. The command drop-down is
- Implemented type-ahead and command drop-down on RSClient. Previously it only worked on RSServer.
Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2009.10.07, RunScore Client/Server
- Mike Proctor said he often types in a new name and, by mistake, presses F3 (search) instead of
F4 (update). RunScore then asks if the user wants to do a new search or not. Either reply erases what was just
entered. Mike asked for a third option, Cancel, that will retain what was just typed. Done.
- Fixed crash problem with Announce reported by Pat Leone and Jeff Castro.
- Josh Gerber reported that Alt-F4 (update all entries) caused a crash. It turned out that all
his bib numbers were blank. Fixed.
- Pat Leone reported that the Announce command by itself, that is without an event or header
specified, was sending output to the printer instead of to the screen. Fixed.
- Jenna Ginsburg and Jeff Castro reported a problem with auto-run causing a crash. Jeff provided a race folder that allowed us to find and fix the problem.
- Fixed a problem, reported by Wally Marantette, that caused a “Duplicate Finishers” listing to
- Andrés Alanon Vazquez discovered that Division Place in the Announce screen no longer worked. Fixed. Also made a change so that you can display the place and a division place referring to the same event.
- Added command type-ahead and drop-down to the RunScore editor. This allows you to see the commands that start with the letters that you type. You can then pick the one you want using the cursor keys or the mouse. Or you can continue typing until what you have typed has only one corresponding command. At that point the rest of the command will be filled in.
- Have added a test to make sure that RSClient and RSServer are at the same level. The first three numbers in the Version must be the same.
- Debbie Burke pointed out a problem with the Unregistered Runner Number (URN). If you don’t have a URN defined in either Preferences or in your entries.ini file, then it should work as before. That is, the first entry in your database becomes the URN. A change has been made to make this work like it used to.
- Have added three commands to entries.ini: Not found added, Show additional, and Show select event.
- At request of Andrés Alanon Vazquez add gun-time support for J-chip. If a gun-time arrives, it is placed in the file Guntime.ini.
- Working with Denika Voget found that there are problems if you set the number of chip fields to zero. Fixed so that this can’t happen anymore.
- After many requests, the “Message” command has been added to the Announcer screen.
- Steven Keith made a great suggestion with respect to the Announcer screen. He suggested it be tied to an event using a new command Announce Event. In this way, whenever a new finisher is recorded into that event, the finisher’s name and other information will automatically be displayed on the screen. This makes it much easier to set up and gives more flexibility. For example, you no longer need to have the screen fed by chips. For example, you could tie it into the select event which is fed from the keyboard of an external timer.
- Steven Keith pointed out that the /*** … ***/ form of comment was not supported in entries.ini. Fixed.
- Add new command Average which is used in conjunction with the Sum command. When used it computes the average of the fields instead of the sum of the fields. Works for integers, floating point numbers, and times. Suggested by Steven Keith.
- Again at request of Steven Keith, add Starts with (or SW) command. You can use this in a conjunction with “Select” to select out all entries that start with the specified characters.
- At suggestion of George Groome, make the external editor field in Preferences scrollable so you
can enter a longer path name.
- Also, made some corrections to the help files with respect to the fact that you can use an external editor to
receive RunScore output.
- Fixed a problem pointed out by Andrés Alanon Vazquez that the effect of a language change did not show up until you processed “To editor” (F7).
- Jenna Ginsburg asked for a Footer to be able to handle the centering of a line as is done in Headers. Done.
- Jenna pointed out that times past 24 hours were not working on RSClient for Winning Time active chips. Fixed.
- Added support for new feature in ChronoTrack’s SimpleClient that allows for data stream to be restarted if the TCP connection breaks. With this feature, the data doesn’t have to start from the beginning.
- Add location-to-event mapping for J-chip at request of Marek Blazek.
- Fixed an alignment problem with lap event output.
- Made another fix to the browser output at request of Jenna Gingburg.
- At request of Steven Keith, provide a way to cancel out of a @ listing that has multiple
duplicate finisher problems.
Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2009.07.20, RunScore Client/Server
- At request of Tony Norton, we have made the “Listings beep” optional. He found it annoying,
especially when running an auto-run listing. Others, such as Steven Keith, like the beep. It gives some
assurance that RunScore is responding. The default is to have the beep off. It can be turned on from
- At request of Kevin Jackson, add a check for non-unique bib numbers when you “Update All”
(Alt-F4). This can also be done be creating a “Remove Duplicates” listing which checks for
duplicate bib numbers. Be sure to check only those bib numbers that are not blank.
- Kevin Jackson also requested an “undelete” for the Entries screen. This has been implemented by
the normal Windows “undelete” command Ctrl-Z. It just restores the most recently deleted record. (Note: if you
want to undelete a change in a results file, use F9 to reload the bibs and times.)
- Working with Jenna Ginsberg and Denika Voget, add support for Winning Time
Active chip system via TCP/IP.
- At request of Richard Rosant and Stephen Keith allow MINUS or
PLUS commands to subtract or add a fixed time to an event before merging it using the “Merge
- At request of Jon Krupa, add “Move Up” and “Move Down” to the
editing of your list of events (under Misc.). Makes it much easier than the Cut and Paste
method although the Cut and Paste are left there for large moves.
- When the “Progress” pop-up was removed some time ago, the progress messages were sent to the status line.
However, due to priorities, they were not showing up until the processing was done. Therefore, these messages
have been moved to the “comment” line on the Listings screen. Also, will also hear a beep when you process a
listing file to give you audible feedback that a file is being processed processing.
- In addition, if you update all your records on the Enter/Edit screen with Alt-F4, the progress is shown on the
- Josh Merlis suggested use of /* to begin several lines of comments and */ to exit comment mode.
This is the same as is used in many programming languages. Done.
- At request of Steven Keith, added a feature to the import of bibs into results. If a bib is not
found, you can specify whether you want to handle all unknown bibs the same way: (1) assign Unregistered Runner
Number, (2) add to the database or (3) ignore. Or, you can continue to handle them one at a time as in the past.
- Jon Krupa asked for RunScore to continue importing times and bib numbers even if a line has
only a a time or a bib number instead of both. Done.
Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2009.05.29, RunScore Client/Server
- If data in an entries.ini file is longer than the intended field, it could cause a problem. Fixed.
- Made some progress in fixing the “busy clipboard problem.” In doing this we had to make some changes to the
RunScore editor. Now the blue, vertical line does not appear when you first open a file but as you work on it,
the blue line will appear. Steven Keith was key to this improvement. He was able to find cases
that failed fairly often.
- At request of Marek Blazek from the Czech Republic, changed import of database to allow other
than comma as the delimiter. When RunScore discovers that a file does not have a comma in the header, it
requests the user to enter what delimiter the file uses. If the delimiter is the tab character, you enter the
word “tab”. If you import from a listing file, you can set the “Import delimiter” according to the type of file.
- Have stopped shipping the special version of Notepad.exe. It was causing some problems. Instead you can now use
the normal Windows Notepad or use another editor. To use another editor, set its location in Preferences. If you
don’t specify another editor, the Windows Notepad will be used by default.
- Often a data entry person types over the Unregistered Runner entry, often called the “bandit” entry. This can
cause lots of problems. There are now protections. If you DO want to change the entry, you will be warned
(twice) about what you are about to do. This feature was requested by Steven Keith.
- At request of Bill Teschek add command “Laps to Rounds.” This moves multiple finishes by a
runner in a LAPS event into subsequent events based on which lap has been completed. This is done automatically
in a chip race but this command is to fix problems such as a runner not crossing a mat on a given lap. The time
can be inserted and the Laps to Rounds command run to reassign the various laps,
- Marek Blazek from the Czech Republic requested that the Event to Database PLACE command work
for lap races. The place is computed by determining the order by laps finished and for those with the same
number of laps, based on time. Done.
- Fixed a problem with auto-alignment pointed out by Mike Moore. When inserting bandits, the last
bib was turned into a bandit instead of moving down one slot.
- At request of Andrés Alanon Vazquez made a change to Announce so that if Net Time is specified, the number of laps displayed is one less to account for the initial passing. Also, the time is computed by subtracting each runner’s initial passing from the most recent one.
- Made a change to HTML output so that the results are as they were with RSW if the CSS file runscore.css is not found. In addition, you can now have a “local” *.css file in a race directory called entries.css.
- Brad Pickle pointed out that you could no longer close an external timer without leaving RunScore. Fixed.
Version 126.96.36.199 Level 2009.04.05, RunScore client/Server
- At suggestion of Tony Newton, made the use of CSSs (Cascading Style Sheets) for web output more
flexible. Before there was just one CSS which was called runscore.css. Now you have a different one in a race
folder called entries.css. RunScore looks for the *.css in the race folder first and, if not
found, uses the global one in the RunScore directory.
- The following changes were suggested by Steven Keith. He also did extensive testing that the
changes worked and that the changes were backward compatible with earlier versions and with RSW.
- The entries.val validation file, has been replaced with a new XML file called entries.val.xml.
The transition is painless. When you next make a change in Design Screen or change properties in the
Enter/Edit Names screen for a field, the new file will be generated automatically for you .
- Have you wanted to change a field parameter, such as changing from no case to proper case or add another
value for “Allowed” in middle of typing but did not want to go to Design Screen and
have to restart the race? You can now change most parameters on the fly. Just right-click on the field
as you always did. When you click on Okay, the new entries.val.xml file will be
- Changed the way the Look Up command is defined. Instead of putting it in the entries.val file,
it is now placed in entries.ini. This is a more logical place. To aid in the
transition, for now, you can have it either place.
- For people who create this new XML in a folder and use the “Look Up” command in the
INI, you will get an error message about “Look Up” in the INI when you run this race on an earlier
RSServer/RSClient version or RSW. Just acknowledge the error message and the VAL file will load the
Look Up for you the old way.
- Remove the “Edit Validation file as text” from the Misc menu.
- The entries.val validation file, has been replaced with a new XML file called entries.val.xml.
- Jon Krupa mentioned that if you have no listing (*.lst) files, you get a pop-up that could be
annoying. A change was made to put an appropriate message on the comment line.
- Andrés Alanon Vazquez, requested a way to show Division Finish order on the Announce screen. This was done by supporting the Division Place command.
- At request of John Snikto, added a “Laps left” to the Announce screen for use in laps races. This allows runners to see how many laps remain.
- Working with Andrés Alanon Vazquez, made a number of improvements to the Announce screen. He wants to use it on a large screen just past the mats of a lap race so the runners can see their bib number, place, number of laps run, and the total distance covered.
- Working with John Snitko, developed a way for chip/tag systems which do not have a
round/pass/lap capability to handle rounds. It works by creating a lap event followed by events with rounds
specified. The data goes into the lap event and also into the appropriate round event. This only works on
RSServer, not on RSClient.
- Made some improvements to chip/tag processing of round events.
- Andrés Alanon Vazquez, who lives in Spain, requested that the Announcer screen be enhanced to handle lap races. It now can show place, time, number of laps completed, and distance covered.
- Another improvement was made to Announcer so that the screen can be used just beyond the finish line in addition to being ahead of the finish line. When used beyond the finish line with a chip/tag system, a runner can see her results as soon as she crosses the finish line if a large monitor or data projector is used.
- At request of Marc Roy and Tony Newton, add ability to keep FTP open so files
can be uploaded periodically. The file will typically be rewritten through an auto-run process. New commands are
“FTP loop” and “FTP Close“. The loop specifies how often, in seconds, the
upload should happen.
- Create a file called guntime.ini for ChampionChip which is created when a
ST00007 chip ID is received. This had already been implemented for ChronoTrack.
- Add “View Guntime.ini” to Misc menu so you can pop-up the guntime file
- RunScore now supports English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The “French” item on Preferences has been removed and the user’s language preference as set in the Windows
Control Panel is used to select the language. The only place the language matters is in some of the listings
such as “Number of records” at the bottom of a listing and words such as “Place”, “Rank.”
Version 188.8.131.52 Level 2009.01.08, RunScore client/Server
- Discovered that comma-delimited-files included in entries.ini were not working. Only space-delimited and
tab-delimited were working. Don’t know when this broke since the comma-feature was added in April 2007. Fixed.
- Fixed a problem found by Art Stockman.He found that when using Event to
Database and the PACE command, the resulting pace had a nonsense number instead of a
zero if using the MINUS command and there was no scratch time to subtract off.
- Added more documentation on ChronoTrack with help from Steven Keith.
- Add more documentation on Ipico with help from Josh Drew.
- Add support for ChipTiming from Brazil (http://www.chiptiming.com.br)
- At request of Greg McFerren, add information in dialog box when starting up TCP/IP connection
- Liz Steinweg suggested a change in the Enter/Edit screen from “Not found. Search
Again?” pop-up to “Not found. New Search?” This is so that, after an unsuccessful
search, you have the option to keep the cursor in the field so you can compose a new search or, if you answer
“No”, you can go back to the bib number field. The old wording sounded like RunScore would search again for you.
Version 184.108.40.206 Level 2008.12.05, RunScore client/Server
- Can now sort labels by column as well as by row.
- Handle ties in cross country races.
- Fixed a problem when bringing in ChampionChip or ChronoTrack chips via TCP/IP. If the computer got very busy,
some data could be lost.
Version 220.127.116.11 Level 2008.10.21, RunScore client/Server
- Add browser scroll capability to RunScore output.
- Steven Keith suggested a new command @time which been added which allows you
to set times in the Results screen.
- New command Advance Export App will cause the advancer information to be appended to a
previously exported file.
- At request of Pat Leone, add Team Score Export command for cross country races
so you can produce a format for uploading to a web page.
Version 18.104.22.168 Level 2008.09.16, RunScore client/Server
- An Events file editor has been added to RSServer.
- A number of users, including ones very familiar with RunScore, have told me that they have often forgotten to
sort results. Therefore, RunScore has been changed to always sort the results unless you use the new command:
Version 22.214.171.124 Level 2008.07.28, RunScore client/Server
- At request of Bill Teschek and encouragement from Bob Teschek and Steven
Keith there is now a way to do team scoring based on Age and Gender grading. This is invoked with the
new command Team Score Agegrade.
Version 7.0 Level 2008.06.21, RunScore client/Server
- After 13 months of development and five months of testing by many users, the RunScore Client/Server package is
- The older RSW.exe will be retained but changes will not be made. All users are encouraged to move to RSServer
even if they do not plan to do networking.
Version 5.0 circa 2000, RunScore for Windows
- First version of RunScore Windows. It allowed earlier race setups to work under Windows.
October 2001: RunScore reviewed in Road Race Management.
- The review compared RunScore and The Race Director. It concluded that RunScore
was harder to learn but that one could go much farther with RunScore.
Version ?? circa 1997
- Supported ChampionChip
- Decided to stop calling the program “Running Score II” and call it “RunScore” since that is what most customers
were calling it. Easier to say, right?
Version ?? circa 1992
- Add “passing of parameters” (RunScore macros in @ files) feature which allowed much more flexible programming.
This was instituted to handle the Adirondack Canoe Classic which had a huge number of classes.
August 1986: RunScore demonstrated at Road Runners Club of America meeting in Portland, ME
- This meeting is what really launched RunScore. We scored their 5 km race on Sunday morning using a push-button
attached to the serial port and a bar code scanner attached to the keyboard with my son, Clain, doing the
scanning and Wayne Nichol (of course measurement fame) pushed the timing button at the same time he was the
announcer for the race.
Version 1.0 1985, RunScore for DOS
- First compiled version of RunScore DOS, call Running Score II. The reason for the II is that an earlier program,
written in BASIC, was called Running Score.