Beltower Player update packcontains the programme and help. If you already have the Player, Beltower or your own bell and voice WAV files, the essentials can be downloaded in ZIP format. This assumes you already have all the necessary components installed including: MSVBVM60.DLL and other essential Windows components shipped with Beltower (v4.00 onwards), BELSOUND.DLL (v5.12), TABCTL32.OCX (v6.10), MSCOMCTL.OCX (v8.01), and method and stage WAVs if required. You will also need either the smaller bell WAV files (pre-v7.23 and v8.23 onwards), or the extended WAV files (v9.08 onwards).
Save this on your hard disk and use 7-Zip or similar to unZIP it.
|The new Vista-Ready version will look for WAV files in the new locations, and if you put the expanded BelPlayr files in your Beltower folder, it will automatically access your existing Beltower 2008 (v10 and later) WAV files. With earlier versions of Beltower you will need to adjust the references, through Sound Settings and Voices Settings, to point to your existing files.|
Beltower Player installation packagecomes complete with help, bell sounds, stage calls (eg. Triples) and standard calls (eg. Bob). It might be available one day as a single self extracting file, but at the moment, it has been divided into smaller parts, for easier download. Unfortunately, this makes it a little more complicated.
1. create a temporary folder on your hard disk to receive the installation files.
|2. download the ZIP file, de-compress it, using 7-ZIP or similar if necessary, and place the unpacked files in the temporary folder. View the Read_Me file, for important information.||Setup.zip 74kb|
|3. download the following CAB files, all of which are required for installation, and save them in the temporary folder.|
|These are large files which might take a long time to download and your browser might not give any indication of progress (look for the downloading icon at the bottom left of Internet Explorer). Save these 3 files in the temporary folder (do not unpack them).||
4. run SetUp.exe to install the application.
If you already have Beltower, you can install the Player in the same folder.
If you have Beltower v8.00 to v8.22, you should rename each of your existing Bell-n.wav files as xBell-n.wav,
apply the changes in Sound Set-Up and Save Selections,
before installing the Player, otherwise the new smaller bell WAV files might cause missed strikes ...
or simply install the Player in its own folder with its own set of WAV files.
5. when successfully installed, you can delete the downloaded files and the temporary folder.
If you should subsequently choose to un-install the Player, and you installed it in the same folder as Beltower, you are recommended not to run Uninstall, but simply to delete the BelPlayr.* files. This way, which ever version of Beltower you have, the necessary Beltower files will be retained.
Sample Recordings(now with called stages) contain two example Beltower Striking Recordings, as illustrated on the previous page, consisting of:
1. Sample 1 190 rows of Mixed Doubles (Plain Bob and Grandsire) with randomised striking errors
2. Sample 2 a plain course of Bristol Surprise Maximus with perfect striking
3. Bristol.wav the method call to accompany Sample2
The Player download and the Samples contain all necessary sounds, without needing the optional WAV files.
|Save this on your hard drive and use 7-ZIP or similar to unZIP it.||Samples.zip 51kb|
WAV filesconsist of a host of method calls as currently supplied with Beltower. There is also an alternative set of bell sounds which help avoid missed strikes when ringing at high speed. Unfortunately, these can only be offered on CD.