Getting Started and Upgrading

To begin, find the icons that the installation program created in the program group you chose.  Click on the Shoemaker Village Ultimate Paintball icon to start the application.

The splash screen shown below will appear either with or without the bottom frame.  (This picture was taken from the first version of the program that was released on June 13, 2000, but the upgrade system remains unchanged since then).

Splash Screen

If, when you start the program, a newer version of the application is available, the window will enlarge, and you will be given three options: Upgrade, Skip, and Cancel. Press Upgrade to upgrade now, Skip to continue using the current version, or Cancel to exit the program. At times, the Skip button will not be present, meaning that you must upgrade the application in order to continue using it.

If you choose Upgrade, the screen above will appear. Simply leave your computer alone for a few minutes while the program does its work. If you are connected to the Internet and everything is working properly, the program will restart by itself a few minutes later. However, if you changed or deleted some of the necessary files in the installation directory, an error may occur. In this case, uninstall the program and download a new version on our download page.

Note that the upgrade program does not display percentages or the time required to complete the operation. This may cause the program to appear "frozen" for several minutes.  Don't worry - it will complete its work shortly.

After the splash screen disappears, the Login form should now appear.

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