Campground Master System Requirements
Campground Master is designed to work on any IBM-compatible PC that runs Windows 95 or later. It's small and fast, yet powerful.
Campground Master is "system friendly" -- it takes very little disk space and will not disturb any other system files.
If you already own a PC with Windows 95 or later and a Windows-compatible printer,
you probably have all you need. Processor speed and hard disk size are not an issue --
any new computer will have ample speed and hard drive space.
For the technical people, here are the minimum and suggested requirements:
|Windows 95 or NT 4.0
||Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8
(Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions supported)
Windows 8 note: Must be full Windows 8, in Desktop mode
||1GB RAM (2GB with Vista or Windows 7/8)
||1024x768 or greater (allows more controls to be displayed)
|256 color video
||65,536 or more colors (prevents "dithering" of colors)
||A quality color inkjet/laser printer
64-bit Windows compatibility
Campground Master is a 32-bit application, but it will run on a 64-bit computer whether it's using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.
However, there are some printer and possibly other hardware manufacturers that do not have a 64-bit Windows driver
available yet. The most important issue is with 3" printers -- Epson 3" printers do have a 64-bit compatible drivers, but we can't guarantee
other brands will work.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatibility
The current version of Campground Master (4.2 or later) is compatible with Vista and Windows 7 with no known problems.
The only thing
you may have a problem with is using a 3" receipt printer with a USB interface, since drivers for some brands may not be available yet.
If you use one with a parallel or serial interface, using the "Direct to Port" configuration in Campground Master,
that will work fine with Vista and Windows 7. Vista and Windows 7 drivers for Epson printers are also available now.
Running previous versions in Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Older versions of Campground Master will run on the new operating systems, but there are a couple quirks to be aware
of in versions 4.1 and earlier:
- The Help Topic and Quick-Start functions (in the Help menu)
will not work because the standard installations of Vista & Windows 7 do not include support for the previous "WinHelp" standard
for help files.
Microsoft has provided a fix for this that you can download and install -- click here.
If you have trouble with that installation or prefer not to try it, keep in mind that everything in the
Help file is also available in the online manual
here and also in the
downloadable e-Book (which is also supplied in the Documentation folder of the CD-ROM).
While these aren't quite as convenient,
you still have access to all of the same information.
- The default data file location of C:\Program Files\Campground Master will not work because programs cannot write into that folder
even for administrators. Your Campground Master database needs to be moved to the "Public" or "Public Documents" folder in order to work.
This requires several steps in Campground Master:
- Use File / Save As to save the database to the Public folder (be sure to keep the same name).
- Use File / Open to open the file you just saved, and log in as an administrator
- Go to Maintenance / Program Options / Database, and click the "Change the auto-open database..." button.
- If you're using maps, the BMP files for them must also be moved. If you don't know how to do this using Windows Explorer, then
the easiest way is to go into Map Setup, Edit the map (you will get an error that it can't be found), click "Browse", and locate
the original map file in the database's previous location. Open that map and it will ask you if you want to move it to the database folder
(click "Yes"). If you're using multiple map images, repeat this for each one.
"Thanks for the program that works on old computers. I wish
programmers would tend to go toward the simple like you did with their programs."
- D. Welch
Crystal Creek Campgrounds