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DryFire software upgrades are FREE of CHARGE if you download them from this web site. This downloads section allows you to obtain the latest software, documentation, and special documents to help you better use your DryFire system.

Note: For customers with the gray Version 2 units, click here to get downloads pertaining to your needs.

Software Downloads
Get the latest software for your DryFire system.

Note: After downloading, installing, and entering the "USA Friendly" software, you may be informed your unit needs a firmware update. If so, the software will display a message instructing you to send the green DryFire box to DryFire USA.

Documentation Downloads
Review the latest documentation to help you use and operate your DryFire system.

   
  Software Downloads


The new "USA Friendly" software loads as an independent package. This gives you a choice of whether you remove your current version of software. Our suggestion is to leave your current software installed. If you choose this method, you will have two independent DryFire programs installed with different ICONs. Therefore, you can use either program by simply double clicking on the ICON of your choice. If later, you find that you no longer use the older version, you can use Microsoft’s "Add/Remove Programs" feature to remove the older program. Click here to learn how to use the "Add/Remove Programs" feature.

On March 1, DryFire USA released a new version of its USA Friendly Software. The Version 3.0.5 has the following improvements.

1) The Horizon Height in the Configuration Setting Screen now can be adjusted in tenths of an inch. This will make it easier to adjust the starting height of a trap target so it begins exactly at the roof.

2) A new control called “Vertical Head Balance” has been added to this version. This will be helpful for Users who switch back and forth between Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays. In previous versions you might have found the right and left head were not always perfectly balanced, in the vertical dimension, as you switched between various layouts. We have added a control feature that will allow the user to adjust the starting point of the right head (up or down) so a target pair achieves the correct vertical relationship to each other.

3) A new, improved, Save & Restore feature has been implemented. The improvement is two fold. First, we have expanded what we save to include every User generated setting. That’s right, you will now be able to have a computer glitch shut you down and you will be able to recover in a matter of minutes without loosing any settings. And second, we have given the User the opportunity to manually Save his or her current system settings. Therefore, if it is necessary to reload the USA Friendly Software, the User will have a choice of whether to Restore the manually saved settings or Restore the system to the way it was the last time you exited the DryFire system.

4) A new version of an internal file, referred to as the DLL, has replaced the older version.

On April 9, DryFire USA released Version 3.0.6.

On July 26, 2010, DryFire USA released Version 3.0.7.

Version 3.0.8 addresses a bug which affected some international customers.

Version 3.1.0 introduces split screen feedback for double targets.

Version 3.1.1 contains a bug fix for Station 4 Skeet and a new feature called Pointing Error.

Version 3.1.4 contains many bug fixes and other improvements.

Version 3.1.5 adds a couple of features and bug fixes.

Currently Available Software Downloads
Date Released
Download
USA Friendly Software (version 3.1.5)
August 2, 2012

The "Replay Report Generator" is a software tool to analyze the replay.csv file generated by the USA Friendly software.

 

Currently Available Software Downloads
Date Released
Download
Replay Report Generator Software (version 1.0.8)
March 16, 2010

The "Training Software" is a specialized ATA trapshooting product, which allows up to five (5) shooters to form a squad and shoot in rotation. To operate this software you must have purchased this product and have a hardware key (called a dongle) plugged into a USB port. Without the hardware key, the software will not operate. If the latest version posted on this web site is newer than the version you currently have installed, you may download the latest version and install it on your computer. Each version of the Training Software is installed as a separate entity. Therefore, if you want to get your previous shooter data into the new verion, use the Restore Previous Shooter Data feature (assuming your previous software version was NOT prior to V1.0.0).

 

Currently Available Software Downloads
Date Released
Download
Training Software (version 1.0.3)
October 3, 2012

In the course of developing new features for the Training Software, new information is stored in the Shooter's Information Table. Installing a new version with the CD will automatically copy and update your Shooter's Information Table from an older version of the Training Software to the new one. This small program is now available for download for those who have downloaded the new version from the web and do not have the new CD.

NOTE: This Shooter Information Update program only needs to be run once (after the initial upgrade).

Currently Available Software Downloads
Date Released
Download
Shooter Information Update Program (version 1.0.3)
September 6, 2012

 


  Documentation Downloads

 

Note: The below Documents are generally large files containing many images - they may take some time to download into your browser. Most of the files are available in two forms. If you want a printed copy the PDF file is a good chose. If you want a file that is easy to modify you might select the Microsoft Word version.

Most of the information is presented in a step-by-step tutorial-style so all shooters (even those with very little computer experience) can get the most out of their DryFire system.

Documents used during the initial Set-Up phase
Date Posted
Download / Access Resource
Chapter 1 - Software Installation XP and older
This document describes the procedures for installing the USA Friendly Software for Windows XP (and older).
2012-9-9
Chapter 2 - Software Installation Vista, Windows 7 & 8
This document describes the procedures for installing the USA Friendly Software for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
2012-12-18
Chapter 3 - Initial Set-Up Procedure
This document describes the procedures for setting up the DryFire System.
2012-9-9
Chapter 4 - USA Trap Singles / Handicap
This document demonstrates how to load, control, and start the Trap Singles / Handicap Layout.
2012-9-9
Chapter 5 - International Bunter Trap Layout
This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Olympic Single Trap layout.
2012-9-9



Chapter 6 - Skeet Setup Procedure
This document describes how to setup your room and unit to practice skeet layouts.
2012-9-9



Chapter 7 - Save and Restore Feature
This document describes how to restore the shooter's file to the state when the software was last properly closed.
2012-9-9



Chapter 8 - Stop Motion Feature
This document describes how to use DryFire's Stop Motion Feature to learn about target leads.
2012-9-9



Chapter 9 - Clay Breaking Energy
This document discusses the energy it takes for pellets to break a target and how to change the default DryFire settings to make targets easier to break (requiring less pellet energy.)
2012-9-9



Chapter 10 - Physical Trap
This document gives you our suggested room layout for practicing the ATA Trap layouts.
2012-9-9



Chapter 11 - Vertical Head Balance
This document explains the "Vertical Head Balance" feature (added in Version 3.0.5).
2012-9-9



Chapter 12 - My Gun won't Shoot
This document gives some practical troubleshooting steps for figuring out why your gun isn't "shooting."
2012-9-9



Chapter 13 - Pull To Release And Back
This document describes the process of switching your trigger switch between Pull and Release trigger styles.
2012-9-9



Chapter 14 - Course Designer
This is a copy of the User Guide that comes with the Course Designer Software.
2012-9-9



Chapter 15 - Course Designer Practice Layout
This document shows how to use the Course Designer Software to create a new layout.
2012-9-9



 

Training Software Documentation
Date Posted
Download / Access Resource
Chapter 1 - Software Installation XP and older
This document contains instructions on installing the Training Software.
2012-9-9
Chapter 2 - Software Installation Vista & Windows 7
This document contains instructions on installing the Training Software.
2012-9-9
Chapter 3 - Getting Started
This document contains information about using the Training Software.
2012-9-9
Chapter 4 - Shooter's Information File
This document contains information on the custom settings available for each Shooter.
2012-9-9
Chapter 5 - Configuration Setting Screen
This document describes each system-wide setting available in the Configuration Setting Screen.
2012-9-9
Chapter 6 - The Menu Bar
This document describes each option contained in the Menu Bar for the Training Software.
2012-9-9
Chapter 7 - Target Report System
This document contains information and instructions about using the Target Report System.
2012-9-9
Chapter 8 - Save and Restore Feature
This document gives instructions on restoring the Shooter's Information File to the state of the last time the Training Software was closed.
2012-9-9
Chapter 9 - My Gun Won't Shoot
This document contains trouble shooting information for those having a problem with their gun not shooting.
2012-9-9
Chapter 10 - Resetting the Administrator's Password
This document describes the process the owner would need to take to change the Administrator password back to the default password without having to reload the entire Training Software.
2012-9-9
Chapter 11 - Remote Coaching
In the Training Software we introduce a new concept of remote coaching which is explained in this document.
2012-9-9
Chapter 12 - Training Course "Ninety Plus"
This document explains how to use the new default set of exercises that come with Version 1.0.3.
2012-9-9

 

Troubleshooting
Date Posted
Download / Access Resource
If the DryFire target laser is very erratic on your shooting wall - close the programs running in the background.
Some programs are loaded automatically when your computer is started. None of these programs are needed by the DryFire Software and should be closed to prevent them from requesting computer time. The DryFire software requires 100% of the computers time to trace the proper target trajectory on your shooting wall. This tutorial will demonstrate some common methods of closing these kinds of programs so DryFire is not competing with them for processor time and computer memory.
2006-1-18
Checking USB Connection
This document demonstrates how to check for the correct USB drivers.
2007-4-27

 

Tips for optimizing your computer for DryFire
Date Posted
Download / Access Resource
Optimizing Virtual Memory (Windows XP only)
This document shows how to adjust your virtual memory.
2006-2-2
Uninstalling Unnecessary Programs
Before you defragment your hard disk drive, you should remove any programs you don't use anymore.
2006-2-2
Screen Saver / Power Management
This document is supplemental to the Defragmenting document. It describes how to temporarily turn off the screen saver and adjust the Power Management setting for the defragmenting process.
2006-2-2
Deleting Temporary Internet Files and Cookies
Before you defragment your hard disk drive, it is generally a good idea to remove as many superfluous files as possible to optimize the defragmentation. This document will show you how to remove the temporary files that get stored on your computer from the internet.
2006-2-6
Defragmenting You Hard Disk Drive
In the course of using your computer, files get accessed, added to, or removed. Over a period of time, this causes a fragmentation of the file structure in your computer. This document describes the necessary steps to defragment you hard disk drive.
2006-2-2

 

Miscellaneous Documents
Date Posted
Download / Access Resource
Remove Previous Version of DryFire Software
This tutorial will show you how to remove an older version of the DryFire software before you install a newer version.
2006-1-30

 

Notes About the Downloads:

Each resource is available in three formats for your convenience. The symbols below show an explanation of the resource format you can download. You may at any time either view the resource in your browsers window by clicking the left mouse button on it, or download it to your computer by clicking the right mouse button on it and selecting Save Target As.
Adobe Acrobat format. Can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader available here (if not already installed.)
Microsoft Word document. You need Microsoft Word or a program that can read Word formatted documents.
Displays the document in your browser's window, from which you can print it.

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