This article is to walk users through upgrading their Intersection Magic program using a new version posted to the web site.
The Intersection Magic database is contained in a number of files. This article describes which of these files should be copied when moving or copying the database to a new location.
NOTE: Beginning with version 6.x of the program, there is an option called "copy" under the Utilities / Database menu. This is the preferred method of copying databases in Intersection Magic.
Intersection Magic is currently in support only mode. No future upgrades will be released. The recommended upgrade path is to Crash Magic. Intersection Magic is written to function in the Microsoft Windows environment. With each new version of Windows comes questions of compatibility. This article describes known compatibility issues under the various versions of Windows.
This article covers how to copy virtual locations, and set Intersection Magic to use the copy
The database contains two or more names for the same street. Either one is mis-spelled or a street is known by two names.
Intersection Magic can be installed in a variety of configurations. On occasion it is desirable to change a Type I (all local) installation to a Type II (application and database on server, config local) This article describes that process.
Users may wish to move their configuration on to a new computer, but no longer have the original cd that came with Intersection Magic.
This article covers how to create a copy of the Intersection Magic database
New configurations can be posted on our web site for users to access immediately. This article was created to show users how to install a configuration to their local computers.
Network users may receive a message of insufficient access when a change has occurred to their network or when installing Intersection Magic on new machines.
After opening Intersection Magic users may find that the database selected during their previous use of the program is no longer selected, and the new diagram button is grayed out.
Users will try to access the Demo database after Intersection Magic has been installed on a computer, and they will receive an error saying they have insufficient access to read data for the demo database.
Intersection Magic keys have now been moved to the login section of the pdmagic website.
Until the year 2000, the license agreement for an Intersection Magic purchase was for one physical building. After 2000, the license agreement is for one department in one physical building.
Operating system, hardware, software and networking requirements of the program.
How to install Intersection Magic onto a new system when you can not find your media. This article only applies to IMW v6.6 and newer.
In order to work with virtual locations, you will need to create an ODBC share and tables.
To claify the behavior for Intersection Magic during Import.
We would like users to be able to take advantage of a new way to backup and copy their configurations.
When Intersection Magic updates are sent to users, the 'custom configuration' that was sent for the first install is not included with the update cd or diskettes. The result is that, for a network install, no data directory (containing imwuser.exe) is created, and thus the 'client' side of the install can not take place. For a local install, only the demo/tutorial is installed, there is not IMW icon or DATA directory.
Some users have created or modified their own configurations, and now have concerns or problems with them.
This describes how to use the new Pd Data Extractor.
When a network install is done where version updates are automatically updated on end-user machines, the registration key can be set-up for auto updating as well.
How to resolve issues with registering Intersection Magic and Map Magic.
How to install Intersection Magic onto a new system while still including existing data and config files. This article only applies to IMW v6.6 and newer.
How to install Intersection Magic onto a new system while still including existing data and config files. This article only applies to IMW v5.511.
How to install Intersection Magic onto a new system while still including existing data and config files.
This article only applies to IMW v6.0.
NOTE: This version of Intersection Magic has a known bug which can corrupt data. Use of this version is not recommended
Many users have reported problems running Intersection Magic after upgrading to Windows XP. We've found that the problem is related to new security defaults in Windows XP.
To remove unused files located in various places on computers and throughout networks.
We have created a personalized system on our website here at Pd' Programming, Inc. This article describes the steps first time users should follow to obtain their initial password.
Over time, computers tend to gather lots of old, unused information. It can often be desireable to completely erase and reinstall a program. This article provides tips for uninstalling Intersection Magic as completely as possible to prepare for a new installation.
Intersection Magic provides a mechanism for "pushing" configuration and master support files (schematics, charts, gis, scripts, and other misc files) from a server to each local installation. This mechanism only works when a full network install is used. This article provides a checklist to follow if this mechanism isn't working.
When creating a database in Intersection Magic, the user is provided a place to specify a username and password. If selected, the database manages read and write access by a list of users. This article describes how to change enable or disable the selection made when creating the database.
Registration key doesn't "stick" when using Windows 2000 or Windows XP. As a result, the key appears to not be accepted. Often, the key works on one machine or for one user, but not on others.
Changes made in version 6.615 require user verification of cross-street data. Note that because the changes only affect cross street ordering associated with the use of aliases, this information only applies to users who have prepared cross street listings using the streets manager. Also, if aliases have never been used, this information does not apply.
This version contained a small piece of code that causes the message "Can't load 16-bit Windows application" to be presented when the program tries to load.
Whenever Pd' Programming changes the Intersection Magic database structure, the program automatically "knows" to update the database and its indexes. In a couple of situations, the program prompts the user to update the indexes and then doesn't seem satisfied, requiring it over and over again.
It would appear that there are two streets with the same name causing reports to list a street twice.
Can't re-index after installing latest version of IMW. Warning (see summary) indicated.
Since the earliest version of Intersection Magic, the install program has looked for a file called cityid.txt to identify configurations to include in the install process. This file always needs to be included in the data directory of the install diskette, and on the hard disk. Beginning with version 6.002, this cityid.txt file is also used by the Intersection Magic program to identify that it is running in a valid directory, and to describe the configuration. This article describes how to create such a file.