Check here occasionally for the historical support notes and Service Pack updates for the older DYNO-MAX 2000 software. If you are not under a current Priority Support Plan, contact us about discounted upgrade pricing to DYNO-MAX 2010.
“DYNO-MAX 2000 Version 9.38 SP #2 was the last release before DYNO-MAX 2010 arrived.”
DYNO-MAX 2000 version 9.38 (Service Pack #2 update is available on-line!* This was the last version prior to the release of DYNO-MAX 2010. DYNO-MAX 2000 version 9.38 (Service Pack #2) is a free support update to registered 9.0 or later licensees. However, users under a current Priority Support Plan should upgrade to DYNO-MAX 2010 – for free!
Important: DYNO-MAX 2000 has been superseded by DYNO-MAX 2010. Licensees under a current Priority Support Plan may request their free upgrade to DYNO-MAX 2010 − for continued support. It is the licensees responsibility to download (applicable) updates during their plan’s period − retroactive downloading, after expiration, is not allowed.
Tip: As of 9/1/2012, DYNO-MAX versions older than 10.22 SP #1 were no longer eligible for support – so upgrade today!
“Priority Support Plans” may be purchased in additional 12-month blocks. This ensures you of continued personalized phone (or e-mail) answers to your questions, and permits you to e-mail example test runs to our support engineers.
Current Version 10.22 Information
DYNO-MAX 2010 version 10.23 (Service Pack #1) is now available for ordering! DYNO-MAX 2010’s early release coincided with Microsoft’s shipment of Windows7 (on October 22). Our 2010 version adds dozens of new features over the older DYNO-MAX 2000 (9.38 and earlier releases). Licensees under a current Priority Support Plan may request their free upgrade to DYNO-MAX 2010 version 10.23 (Service Pack #1).
Were you a DYNO-MAX 2010 Beta tester? If so, you should update to the latest version 10.23 (Service Pack #1) to take advantage of the expanded feature set and stability. Earlier versions of the beta are no longer being supported. Registered beta testers should contact support to obtain their non-Beta CD (or e-mailed files).
Obtaining the last historical release of DYNO-MAX 2000 – version 9.38 SP#2
Is your dynamometer’s PC on-line? Version 9.2 (or later) licensees (with an Internet connection on their dynamometer’s PC) may use DYNO-MAX’s “Help – Check Web for DYNO-MAX 2000 Updates…” menu selection. It automatically installs updates to DYNO-MAX 2000 SP #2 from our FTP Server!
What if your dynamometer’s PC is not hooked to the Internet? DYNO-MAX 2000 licensees, without an Internet connection, may follow these steps:
Tip: This is a 25 MB download.
1) Manually download the “cd1.exe” installation file (see “download version…)” link below).
2) Copy that file to a USB thumb-drive (or CD).
3) Transfer that file to your DYNO-MAX equipped PC’s “desktop.”
4) Double-click that file and follow its installation instructions.
Click this “download version 9.38 SP #2 Upgrade CD files now” link (and then click Save) to begin downloading the Zipped installation file.
Tip: When asked, we suggest using your Windows Desktop for the “Save As” location of the “CD-2010.exe” zipped installation file – so you can find it easily.What was new in version DYNO-MAX 2000 9.38 SP #1 and #2?Click here to review historical enhancements and fixes.
Bugs, updates, or fixes for DYNO-MAX 2000 (as of 09/22/2009)
Unresolved bugs, patches, or work around suggestions: If you have an earlier version of DYNO-MAX, please upgrade to the latest release – before troubleshooting any suspected issues!
Important notice to Version 9.37 SP #2 or #3 users: Update to any later release, as there was a typo in the Friction Compensation % Torque formula that shipped in the Version 9.37 SP #2 and SP #3 releases (only). The bug forces that formula’s results to zero. For users correcting to STD or SAE standards (with the 100% Friction Compensation active), this would result in under correction. You can easily repair any effected saved runs by using the Formula List’s Replace button – to import the 9.38 release’s Formula List and then resave the run. Our Support Team will be glad to talk you through this very simple process.
What happened to my “Search for Saved Run” tool? A Microsoft Service Pack update discontinued legacy OS support for Visual C++’s “System Date” format – breaking this DYNO-MAX feature. The latest DYNO-MAX 2010 version restores the Search for Saved Run functionality.
Crashes when using HP Inkjet Printers have been reported over the last year. Apparently the drivers shipped with many of their new ink-jet printers (like the D4200 model) do not respond correctly to some legal Windows calls. Symptoms include lockup when the DYNO-MAX Console is opening or graphing. HP offers free updates to their latest drivers for these printers on the Hewlett-Packard website, but is slow to make fixes.
Tip: We have written around this driver issue in DYNO-MAX 2010, so the above warning does not apply to our latest DYNO-MAX software.
Windows 95, 98, Me and NT users! Microsoft has announced that they are discontinuing support for Windows NT and 98 (Windows 95 support ceased long ago). For improved performance, stability, and long term support, update your operating system (and PC if required) to Windows XP. DYNO-MAX 2010 users should consider Windows 7 – although XP and Vista are supported by DYNO-MAX 2010 too.
Windows 7 and Vista compatibility
Upgrade to DYNO-MAX 2010 for full Windows 7 and Vista compatibility! Users under a current Priority Support Plan should upgrade to DYNO-MAX 2010 – for free!
Running DYNO-MAX 2000 under Windows 7 and Vista is not officially supported by Land & Sea. Vista impacts the performance of any PC (compared to XP) and limits the ability of the machine to support multiple DYNOmite board sets at high data rates! Note: Vista and Windows 7 are both compatible with our newer DYNO-MAX 2010 software.
One specific “incompatibly” is that Vista and Windows 7 do not ship with the necessary winhlp32.exe file – to display DYNO-MAX 2000’s on-line help. Microsoft has since released this required program as a free download. Click on the link below to acquire this program from Microsoft’s site (also read the Important note – just below):
Important: After installing the winhlp32.exe engine, you may still receive an error message “There was a problem running the macro. (1037)” when viewing older Help files. Microsoft outlines the simple Registry Fix for this error in their support article below:
Bug-Fix for: “Check Web for DYNO-MAX Updates” feature
Earlier versions of DYNO-MAX may experience the following (specific) problem with DYNO-MAX’s “Check Web for DYNO-MAX Updates” feature: “It goes through all of the downloading process, properly restarts DYNO-MAX, but upon returning the version is NOT updated.” If this is happening to you, download our fixed “TransferUpgrade.exe” (Zipped) program. A recent
Microsoft update of your User Account Control settings prevents completion of automatic upgrading. Our new TransferUpgrade.exe file should be manually downloaded, unzipped, and then saved into your DYNO-MAX folder (e.g. “C:\Program Files\DYNO-MAX”) so automatic upgrading can complete. Contact Land & Sea Support if you need assistance!
User’s Manual for DYNO-MAX 2000 version 9.38
To download a free printable copy of the last DYNO-MAX 2000 Users Manual to your PC, click on this Zipped “DYNO-MAX Users Manual.exe” link! It’s a printable version (in .pdf format) of the program’s On-Line Help.
Tip: If you already have the latest version of DYNO-MAX on a CD, then this same .pdf file is under its “DYNO-MAX 2000 Users Manual” folder.
Attention: Manual is over 1,600 pages long! 13 megabytes (approximate download time with 56k modem = 45 minutes).
Tip: The above file is compressed. After downloading you will need to “double click” on it (i.e. from Windows Explorer). This action expands it into a “.pdf” file that you can then open with the Adobe’s free Acrobat 10.1.2 Reader for viewing or printing.
Phone or E-mail Support**
Current Priority Phone Support members are encouraged to contact our support technicians (about free upgrading to DYNO-MAX 2010) via any of the methods below:
(603) 226-DYNO or outside the USA at +1-603-226-DYNO
(from Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time )
or e-mail – email@example.com
Tip: If your dyno’s PC has an e-mail program installed, you can even use DYNO-MAX’s “File – Send To – E-mail Current Run to Land & Sea…” menu selection. It automates e-mailing runs to our support technicians and engineers for assistance. (This e-mail option is only for DYNO-MAX licensees under a current Priority Support Plan.)
Re-licensing DYNO-MAX Software
About “second-hand” DYNO-MAX copies re-licensing and reporting software piracy.
For DYNO-MAX license sign-on name changes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Miscellaneous third-party file downloads
Win2PDF – a low-cost PDF output Printer Driver (by Dane Prairie Systems), for creating e-mail ready “,pdf” files of DYNO-MAX’s Reports and Graphs. This is an easy way to send customer’s their reports via the Internet. Files are compatible with any Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download a free trial version (for non-commercial use) of this program.
Resco Explorer, which is required for use with Pocket DYNO-MAX, provides the required network file read/write capability that Microsoft left out of Windows Mobil. Download a free trial version of this must-have File Explorer replacement program.
MSVCRT Dynamic Link Library file for older Windows 95 and 98 machines that report an error message that they are missing their “msvcrt.dll” video file. If you get this error (and can not find the file on your hard drive), simply download this file and save it into either your DYNO-MAX (or Windows) folder.
Older DYNO-MAX Versions (8.41 and earlier)
Click to older version file support archives. Registered licensees of the respective software may download these (no longer supported) files as required.