Stinger Release Notes

Version 3.1.0 – 07/05/2015

  • Official support for Windows 7 32bit and 64bit, and Windows 8/8.1 32bit and 64bit added
  • New audio engine for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 (old audio engine used on systems running Windows XP)
  • Added multi-channel support, allowing each button to be set to output on any of up to 6 play devices
  • Added audition channel support, allowing each button to be temporarily previewed on a separate 7th channel
  • Added non-destructive start/end point playback setting on each button
  • Added loop option on each button
  • Added VU meters on each button (only available with the new audio engine on Windows 7/8/8.1)
  • Added Scrubbers on each button

Version 3.0.1 – 12/16/2010

  • Official support for Windows 7 Professional 32bit added
  • Fixed issue which prevented HotKey buttons and the file browser from loading, caused by issue with particluar third-party video card drivers.

New Release Version 3.0.0 – 10/16/2009

  • Added Recording capability
  • Added ability to open recorded file in the audio editor of choice by right-clicking on a button
  • Added AutoTrim feature to recording to automatically remove silence under a user defined threshold
  • Added option to have Stinger automatically name newly recorded audio files, or prompt for a user selected name
  • Added option to have Stinger automatically overwrite audio files that are recorded over, or prompt for a new name
  • Added option to have Stinger warn when an audio file will be overwritten when recording over an existing file name
  • Added secondary playback window option to allow displaying two sets simultaneously when dual monitors are detected
  • Added ability to use keyboard shortcuts to play button on secondary window (press ~ and the button keycode)
  • Added keyboard playback shortcuts for buttons 37-72 (0-9 and a-z are still used for buttons 1-36 as in previous versions of Stinger, buttons 37-72 use SHIFT + 0-9 or a-z)
  • Added keyboard shortcuts SHIFT + F1 through F6 to access tabs/sets F10 through F16 for keyboards that do not have F10-F16
  • Added selectable maximum record length (AutoStop) so recordings are automatically stopped after 15 seconds to 60 minutes if the user doesn’t stop the recording themselves
  • Added Event Logging capability to record all audio files played (same formats as Simian and WaveCart)
  • Added double the buttons per set (72 buttons now available)
  • Added double the sets per collection (16 collections now available)
  • Added ability to choose how many rows of buttons show on screen per tab
  • Added ability to choose how many sets show on screen per collection
  • Added ability to swap buttons using shortcut keys
  • Added ability to swap buttons using right-click drag and drop
  • Added ability to put custom icons (.ico, .jpg, .gif, and .bmp files) to buttons
  • Added ability to set color of font on buttons
  • Added ability to select font style, bold or unbold and font size on buttons
  • Added ability to show or hide buttons’ keycode indicator in captions
  • Added ability to set button height size to double or triple (SuperButtons) their normal height
  • Added option to retain previous button settings (button color, font color, icon) when replacing a button’s audio file

Version 2.0.38 – 02/19/2007

  • Added support for non-compliant MP3 files where the last frame was truncated
  • Added Pause / Resume Playback option
  • Added CTRL-U shortcut for Unload Button
  • Added CTRL+T shortcut for Edit Button Caption
  • Added CTRL+C shortcut for Change Button Color
  • Supports Sentinel Driver 7.3.2
  • Fixed issue where Unloading Buttons from the Menu didn’t work correctly
  • Fixed issue where changing background colors from the Menu didn’t work correctly
  • Added new Graphics
  • Made minor changes to screen layouts when using XP Themes

Version 2.0.32 – 04/25/2005

  • Uses BSI Audio Engine v 4.0.39
  • Installs new Microsoft System Files
  • Minor tweaks and modifications

Version 2.0.27 – May 25, 2000

  • Added Exit validation [4]
  • Improved audio handling [2]
  • Added “Need to restart STINGER” dialog when changing audio mode [2]

Version 2.0.26 – March 29, 2000

  • Removed selection pulldown menu
  • Increased tab size for easier use with touchscreens
  • Fixed issue of failure to play low resolution very short files repeatedly

Version 2.0.25 – March 10, 2000

  • Added “NONE” to tab selection to clear tab
  • Corrected button ordering error that occurred in some set load situations
  • Increased button and type size on toolbar for ease of use with touchscreens

Version 2.0.24 – September 1, 1999

  • Corrected button order on tab #3 after loading a collection.

Version 2.0.23 – April 28, 1999

  • Updated DirectSound support
  • Continued menu updates
  • Changed install folder to C:\BSI32

Version 2.0.22 – March 16, 1999

  • Changed menu settings to enhance clarity.

Version 2.0.21 – February 3, 1999

  • Fixed problem with NT startup
  • Speeded-up STINGER loading

Version 2.0.20 – January 26, 1999

  • Fixed everything we broke in Version 2.0.19. We apologize from the bottom of our chips.

Version 2.0.19 – January 11, 1999

  • Added NT 5.0 validation support

Version 2.0.18- January 4, 1999

  • Corrected validation issue on multi-user NT machines

Version 2.0.17

  • Was not publicly released

Version 2.0.16

  • Was not publicly released

Version 2.0.15- June 29, 1998

  • Corrected SSTABS32.OCX install error that appeared on some systems. (Full download is necessary to correct problem.)

Version 2.0.14- June 23, 1998

  • Removed July 1, 1998 BETA expiration date.

Version 2.0.13- June 19, 1998

  • Adds switchable file info on mouse hover
  • Adds MFCOLEUI.DLL (install to windows/system folder)
  • Corrects problem of SSTABS32.OCX not registering on some systems (must download full install to correct this problem)

Version 2.0.12 – June 10, 1998

  • Initial release version