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    The ACC editor is the biggest load of **** ever written. There are so many bugs that an exterminator should be called in. The interface is terrible, the load & save functions barely do what they are meant to do, it's slow, most of the ability data cannot be changed, and the entire program deserves to be thrown off the nearest high ledge.

    Oh yeah, I wrote it...

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    Well then write us another newer version please
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    Quote Originally Posted by kears_falcon_9
    Well then write us another newer version please
    Go ask Daniel Thomas (CricketGames.com) or someone else with copious free time to do it - I will have nothing to do with any future versions of this editor. I've got better things to do with my life than sit down and write a second version of an editor for a game that should have come with one in the first place. ACC was a good game that appears to have been let down by some terrible decision making by the company that released it.

    Better yet, go and write one yourself. It's not that hard, apparently everyone in the world can write a piece of software, just ask the millions of IT programmers who are now out of a job because upper management wanted a new ivory back scratcher

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    Kears, I'd leave this one if I were you, mate.

    Suggest whoever wants the updated game buys ICC 2002, and gets a slightly less bug-ridden editor with a little more reliable load-save-edit functions (just don't try career histories) and marginally more aesthetic interface
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    ACC and XP

    I'm trying to run ACC on Windows XP but when i try to it says i need to change the system font size to small. The catch is that it only comes in normal, large or extra large. Any Ideas
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo
    Better yet, go and write one yourself. It's not that hard, apparently everyone in the world can write a piece of software, just ask the millions of IT programmers who are now out of a job because upper management wanted a new ivory back scratcher
    Sounds like your bitter about something there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyD
    Sounds like your bitter about something there...
    OK my comments were a little harsh...just that day, had had my manager say "anyone can write a computer program" and then say "gee this whole outsourcing our programming to India sounds like a good idea"...

    I was mostly bitter because when I wrote the ACC editor, I had no help (and no offers of help), no real idea what did what in the database, I was using Visual Basic which is not the greatest language in the world, and I was doing it in my spare time. So in the end I released what I had done and got no end of crap for it. No one offered any help at any stage, so I wasn't going to waste my time and energy on it. Had there been some more positive criticism, I may have felt like toying with it some more, but there you go.

    Basically, if you try and do anything to help out, you got slammed for it, was the lesson I learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo
    OK my comments were a little harsh...just that day, had had my manager say "anyone can write a computer program" and then say "gee this whole outsourcing our programming to India sounds like a good idea"...

    I was mostly bitter because when I wrote the ACC editor, I had no help (and no offers of help), no real idea what did what in the database, I was using Visual Basic which is not the greatest language in the world, and I was doing it in my spare time. So in the end I released what I had done and got no end of crap for it. No one offered any help at any stage, so I wasn't going to waste my time and energy on it. Had there been some more positive criticism, I may have felt like toying with it some more, but there you go.

    Basically, if you try and do anything to help out, you got slammed for it, was the lesson I learned.
    Fair game - I helped out. I agree with you completely though - you were slammed for trying to help fix a dead horse, but the fact of the matter was the company had no interest in the game succeeding and people expected too much - it's shortfallings were never acknowledged by the users.

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    no help

    Right then so no ideas about ACC and XP?
    Or am I just being ignored ?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre
    Fair game - I helped out.
    Oops yes you are correct Andre, you did help out with the database side of things, and if it wasn't for your initial query about it then I never would have even looked into it. I was more referring to the actual programming side of things. As I recall, you did get a thanks in the editor's FAQ file as well

    OK, I'm done ranting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen
    Right then so no ideas about ACC and XP?
    Or am I just being ignored ?
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    Zen, I looked into this at some point in the distant past, I managed to get it running on XP, but it was almost certainly because I had installed XP on top of Windows 98. We never could work out why though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo
    Go ask Daniel Thomas (CricketGames.com) or someone else with copious free time to do it - I will have nothing to do with any future versions of this editor. I've got better things to do with my life than sit down and write a second version of an editor for a game that should have come with one in the first place. ACC was a good game that appears to have been let down by some terrible decision making by the company that released it.

    Better yet, go and write one yourself. It's not that hard, apparently everyone in the world can write a piece of software, just ask the millions of IT programmers who are now out of a job because upper management wanted a new ivory back scratcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo
    Zen, I looked into this at some point in the distant past, I managed to get it running on XP, but it was almost certainly because I had installed XP on top of Windows 98. We never could work out why though.
    XP doesn't have Small Fonts, which is required, that's why.

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    Yep, you can't play ACC on XP, simple as that

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    mine has always worked on XP, since, like Dingo, I had 98 installed and just did the update to XP.

    but try this and you might be able to get it working:
    Right click on desktop, click Properties...Then go Settings tab, Advanced. Then you should see "Normal size (60 Dpi)" or whatever, in a white box. Click this box and then choose "custom setting", then go to 75%. Good luck.

    Btw i have a few questions about the database editor. How do I change the names of the young players that come up in the drafts at the end of the year?? thanks

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