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Last One
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Why does Last One play differently than I expect?

The default rules for Last One are those for the standard game of Crazy Eights, as documented here (among other places). If you remember something differently, then you were playing a variation of the basic game.

The Game Options editor makes available several different ways to alter the meanings and scores of cards, as well as options affecting the game overall. The rule that you were used to playing may be there and, if so, it may be added to the game quite easily. If what you're looking for is not there, submit a feature request and it will be considered for a future release.

The game variation known as Last One is approximated using the game options available in the program, and comes pre-loaded in the game variations database.

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I just bought a program from here. Why doesn't the registration code work?

Much more often than not, if your registration code is rejected by the software you've purchased it for, it's because there was an error in the HotSync® user name that you gave as part of registration. Check the user name in the registration email with the one on your device. The registration codes are generated and validated using the exact user name that is on the device, down to letter case and any punctuation. If there is a mismatch, use the code request form in the support area to get a replacement code.

If you've compared the two names and still can't find anything, there may be spaces or other invisible characters on either end of the user name (yes, there have been actual cases of that). If you can't see any difference, download RegAid™ (a free program from mindgear) and try the unambiguous (numeric) code it produces in the support area's code request form.

The RegAid code is NOT a valid registration code for any of the software here, so do not attempt to use it as one. It may be used with the code request form to get a matching registration code.

It is also possible that you could be entering the code incorrecly, but that is the only other reason that the code would be rejected. A Smittyware registration code consists of the digits 0-9 and letters A-F, no letters O or I or anything like that, with dashes to help readability. Those dashes do not need to be entered into the software for the code to work, but for some people it tends to help.

How do I install your software on my PDA? There's no installer program.

There's no installer program because I'm trying not to limit the Palm OS software to Windows users. The only files that are necessary to install on the PDA are the one or two PRC files in the zip file's main directory. There may be other PRC files in the package, but they are all optional, depending on your needs.

Since nearly all of the users with this problem are Windows users, though, here is a step-by-step explanation:

  1. Open the Quick Install tool that comes with Palm Desktop
  2. Add the PRC files you wish to install using that program
  3. Hotsync your PDA

I can't install your software, and I'm using Vista. Help?

Your problem has nothing to do with the software available on this site, and has everything to do with Vista. More specifically, it's a problem with Vista and older versions of Palm Desktop.

Make sure you've got the very latest version of Palm Desktop, downloading a beta version if you have to. If you have it and it doesn't work, and your PDA has a memory card slot, use a memory card and card reader to install. If that isn't a viable option, then take the issue up with Palm or the manufacturer of your PDA.

For more information, visit Palm's knowledge base.
A Google search can also turn up useful information.

Where do I enter the registration code?

In one particular screen of the application on your PDA, there is an Option menu that contains a choice called Register. This menu option will take you to a prompt to enter the code. The screen that this option is available on varies with the application:

  • upIRC - Startup screen (prompts for nick, server, etc.)
  • CacheMate - Record list view (New and sort order buttons)
  • Last One - Startup screen (with Options and Start buttons)

If you've just started up the application in question, and are utterly lost finding the "Register" option, try the following:

  • CacheMate - Tap the "Done" button in the lower left

Once you're at the particular screen for the program you're registering, take the following steps:

  1. Access the menu bar by tapping on the menu icon to the left of the Graffiti area or, in OS versions 3.5 and later, tap the title bar of the application in the top left of the screen.
  2. Tap Option to select the Option menu.
  3. Tap Register. A dialog box will appear prompting you for the registration code.
  4. Tap the field (dotted line) in the dialog to set focus on it.
  5. Enter the code and tap OK.

How do I upgrade to the latest version of a Palm OS program?

Simply download the latest version of the program and install it over what you have. Any exceptions to this "rule" will be spelled out in the appropriate documentation.

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What do I get when I register your software?

You get to support development of current and future Smittyware products. Okay, so that's only part of it.

Each registration fee that is paid entitles you to 5 registration codes, to remove trial restrictions that are built into shareware programs available on this site. Licensing is per-user, and the extra codes are really just a way to allow for hardware upgrades, which sometimes require a new Hotsync user name for Palm OS devices. Registration codes are based on those names, so a name change will result in an invalid code. After 5 years, a purchase expires and is no longer usable for additional codes. Registration codes are not refundable.

Additional codes may be requested using the code request form in the support area of the site.

Are upgrades free, or do I have to pay?

Once you have registered one of our products, you are entitled to free upgrades to newer versions of that product. Unless otherwise stated, the same registration code should remain valid. When that changes, you will be notified, and a method for obtaining a new registration will be provided free of charge.

Can I transfer a registration of the same program from one platform to another?

It depends. Between Windows Mobile editions, as long as the owner name is the same on both devices, the Smittyware ID will be the same and therefore the same registration code will work. In all other cases, if you haven't exhausted the 5 codes granted by a single registration and 5 years haven't passed since the order date, you may request a new code.

Currently, the only exception is with software purchased through the Google Android Market. Transfers are not allowed in that case because there are no registration codes involved. Also, apps that are only available in the Android Market cannot have older registrations transferred to them, for the same reason.

Will your PDA software work with my device?

Compare the program's requirements, specified on that program's page, to what you have (pay particular attention the operating system name and version). Next, check the "known issues" list for anything specifying your particular device. If your device satisfies the requirements and has no issues listed saying that it doesn't work, then no unsolved reports have come in saying that it doesn't work.

In the case of Windows Mobile, you will need to first determine what edition of that OS that you're using, and go from there.

What is a ZIP file? How do I use one?

If you're asking this question... more than you probably ever wanted to know

WinZip is actually preferred over PKZip around here, but what you use to deal with ZIP files is your own choice. Windows XP contains built-in support for that file format but, in order to use our software, you will need to extract all of the files before trying to access them. There have been issues in the past in cases where that wasn't done.

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