From Challenge 1.0b to 1.0d
The license agreement now appears the first time the user runs Challenge, rather than in the installer as before.
From Challenge 1.0a to 1.0b
(i) Changed the installation routine so the various versions of the
CHALLENGE Builder (Full, Student, Demo) will install into different subdirectories as the default.
(ii) Changed program so that hyperlinking to a web URL automatically
adds the http:// even if it was left out during input.
(iii) Fixed the hyperlink to local files function. New Windows XP, 2000 security patches had stopped this working
when CHALLENGE was used on these operating systems.
From Challenge 1.0 to 1.0a
A Student version of the CHALLENGE Builder is
now available. This allows students to write their own scenarios.
However, they cannot use this to examine scenarios written with the full
The list design template interfaced was
corrected. If you have used the list
design template in previous versions, this will need to be updated. Find
out how to here.
From Dev 15 to Challenge 1.0
(i) The program no longer tries to load the
Office Installer on entering the Builder when Office is installed on an XP
(ii) Player would crash on closing in Windows
XP. Now fixed
From Dev 14 to Dev 15
Improvements to existing features
(i) Improved the player interface replacing the
back and help buttons with nicer graphics. As the interface is determined by the
design template, scenarios constructed in earlier versions will need their
templates re-applying. Click here
to find out how.
(ii) Added the CHALLENGE logo to the splash
There IS a problem with Office XP as there was
with Office 2000. We are working to find a work-around for this microsoft
bug. If the Office installer starts up when you enter the Builder mode,
then just click cancel.
From Dev 13 to Dev 14
(i) Important Clues now appears in the on-screen
debriefing, if "yes" is selected.
(ii) Office 2000 bug. If Office 2000 was installed in
the default mode on the machine being installed to, Diagnosis would often boot
up the Office installer when the builder was activated. This was because Office
2000 thought an html editor was needed and activated its "Install on
Demand" feature. Its a recognised bug in Office 2000 with Windows NT, 2000,
ME and 98. Diagnosis now checks for Office 2000 and stops it from doing this.
(iii) Save session now saves attributes properly
(iv) Other minor bug fixes carried out to improve
2. Improvements to
(i) The multichoice output is much improved. Feedback is
far more intuitive
(ii) Important Clues found/not found changed to
important clues observed/not observed.
(iii) Tabbing is now available between the edit screens
in any one template.
(iv) The $ is no longer hard coded. Currency is taken
from the Windows setup.
(v) Sequencing can now be nested (although this is not
(vi) The log now saves the multichoice options, shows
the items collected and the items tested.
(vii) The test and referral templates have been rolled
into one (called test).
(viii) New nodes created from the root have the
"show on the left" property set automatically. This property is not
available as a user setting on deeper nodes.
(ix) Selecting a template is more intuitive. It's easier
to see the templates in use and those not in use but available.
(x) The cheesy splash screen is gone.
3. New Features
(i) An Assessment template. This allows a report (or
reports) to be submitted part way through the scenario
(ii) An End template. This ends the scenario and saves
the student log and debriefing without insisting on a student report.
(iii) The README.TXT file is now available from the
the “Open an existing session” to the PLAYER welcome screen.
(v) Added a number of keyboard shortcuts:
Alt+Right activates the next edit screen.
Alt+Left activates the previous edit screen.
Tab inserts 4 spaces (in the editor).
Control+Tab activates the next pane.
Control+Shift+Tab activates the previous pane.
Control+D to insert a new node.
Control+M to move a node up.
Control+Shift+M to move a node down.
Control+Space to toggle between builder and player modes.