Waterski Computers. Preconfigured
video-capable computers available for sale. For details
click the link above. For owners of units shipped in previous years,
a 2011 season update module should be available on the Waterski Computers
website by mid-June 2011.
WSTIMS Release 3.58, updated for the remainder of the
2011 ski year, and which also includes the control tables for the 2012
ski year, is now available.
IMPORTANT -- there are significant compatibility issues
for WSTIMS with the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
If you have a computer with either of these versions of Windows, or are
contemplating the purchase of such a machine on which you would intend
to run DOS WSTIMS, then see the 64-bit Windows Vista &
Windows 7 Caution information below before finalizing such
-- the new WSTIMS for Windows scoring program, which has been under development
for the past two years, has recently been approved by the AWSA Board of Directors
for official use for AWSA tournaments beginning spring 2011. WSTIMS for Windows
is also available for download from AWSAEAST -- see the link in the panel to the right.
So those with computers having Windows XP, or Windows Vista, or Windows 7, should
plan to start using this new scoring program at their earliest convenience.
-- for those choosing to continue to use DOS WSTIMS, there are significant
compatibility issues for DOS WSTIMS with the 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
and Windows 7. If you have a computer with either of these Windows versions,
or are contemplating the purchase of such a machine on which you would intend
to run DOS WSTIMS, then see the 64-bit Windows Vista &
Windows 7 Caution information below, before finalizing such
See details below on both of these recently-revised resources.
WSTIMS -- Release 3.58
as of June 7, 2011 -- Updated for the 2011 and 2012 Ski Years.
Water Ski Tournament Information Management System -- for NCWSA
and AWSA Traditional 3-event competitions.
Please read the WSTIMS installation instructions before installing.
If desired, print a printer-friendly copy from your browser,
for later offline reference.
For use outside the USA, see the section on the Host Federation
Code in the new User's Guide, and also the file FEDTABLE.TXT,
which you can find in the \WSTIMS\WSDOCS\ folder, once you've installed
The expanded navigable WSTIMS User's Guide explains the many new
features and capabilities of this latest version. The What's
New material is now presented as a section within this resource.
Even experienced WSTIMS users will benefit from a quick review of this
vital information for 2011 and 2012.
MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THE EMAIL REGISTRATION FORM, SO THAT YOU
CAN BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE UPDATES
64-bit Windows Vista & Windows 7 Cautions
WSTIMS will run comfortably on any version of Microsoft Windows up to
and including Windows XP. Those include Windows 3.1, Windows 95,
Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server,
and Windows XP.
But with respect to the most recent versions -- Windows Vista and Windows
7 -- you need to be aware of several important issues --
- If you have the 32-Bit version of Vista or Windows 7, then WSTIMS should
run successfully, just like any other application. With one caution
for Vista, however -- Vista needs to be at Service Pack level 1 or higher;
the original release of Vista had a bug that prevented WSTIMS from operating
correctly. That bug was corrected in Vista Service Pack 1.
- If you have the 64-bit version of Vista or Windows 7, then DOS WSTIMS
cannot be run like other applications on your machine.
However, Microsoft has provided an add-on facility for Vista
and Windows 7 that they call "Virtual XP", and 16-bit applications such as
WSTIMS can be run under Virtual XP on 64-bit versions of
Vista and Windows 7. But then another caution -- Virtual XP is only
available with Vista or Windows 7 Professional, and requires a processor
in the computer that supports "Virtualization Mode". And it appears
that the processors in most low-price consumer laptops available at major
electronics retailers do not have that capability.
This approach -- ie Virtual XP -- can only be suggested for those PC
users who are comfortable with installation and configuration of advanced
software tools such as this. Not for the faint-hearted, in other
The following additional Software and Technical
Support tools are also available here:
- vjdiagrm.exe A conceptual introduction
for those just getting started, along with some overview on the
issues of equipment and site planning. Self expanding files in
Microsoft Powerpoint format. Requires Microsoft Powerpoint or
free Powerpoint viewer available for download from Microsoft.com
- vjtools.exe Self expanding file.
Additional contents as of 5/30/2002. Now contains --
- readvjt.txt - brief overview of package contents.
Each tool contains it's own specific instructions.
- CVJSetup.doc – overview outline and layout diagrams
on planning and setting up a Corson Video Jump installation.
- CVJStart.doc – detailed instructions on launching
and operating the latest versions of the Corson Video jump
measurement programs, including the latest capture and frame
- CVJSt100.doc – detailed instructions on launching
and operating the Corson Video Jump program when using a Creative
Labs SE100 video overlay card.
- vjgrid11.wks - vjgrid11.wks -- spreadsheet tool for
grid measurement at local tournaments. Accepts taped measurements
between reference grid points and jump ramp, and derives required
CVJ reference coordinates therefrom. Alternative to formal
survey which is required for Record capability.
- vjgrid11.doc - diagram and measurement recording
form for use with above spreadsheet tool.
- vjview16.wks - replaces former vjview15.wks -- definitive
CVJ view planning and/or verification spreadsheet tool, supports
all tournament classes. Use for planning CVJ setup at
a new site, or for verifying an actual CVJ setup for record
capability homologation purposes.
- vj97tst1.exe CVJ Marking Exercise.
Contains real data and images from a pair of complete real-world
tournaments, and provides a practical hands-on walk thru in setting
up and running the Video Jump program, including the reference
grid setup, as well as in measuring actual landing images.
A good introduction to CVJ with minimal investment. Requires
CVJ software available below, and Windows display driver configured
for at least 256 colors, but may be run without
a Video Capture Card.
- Corson Video Software --
Here Latest Corson Video software information and
program updates are made available by Terry Jones on the Canadian
- Jump Distance Measurement
- Video Trick Timing
- Slalom Boat path Monitoring
- Slalom Record Verification
- wssurv35.exe -- Release 3.50
Comprehensive Survey Aids package for water ski sites. Revised
6/09/2008 - Now presented as Excel .XLS format templates, in place
of the Lotus 1-2-3 .WKS format used in the past. Includes the
Slalom Course "Adjustment Planner", which makes adjusting problem
courses easy. Self expanding file. Includes:
- srvinstr.htm -- detailed instructions on the various
individual spreadsheet templates. includes a "what's new"
section, for those who're already familiar with the survey
package, providing a succinct summary on latest changes.
- installation templates -- assists in the layout and
installation of slalom and/or jump courses. Single-station
EDM and two-station cross-sighting methods. Detailed instructions.
- verification templates -- slalom and jump templates
for three-point, two-point, and one-point (with EDM) methods.
Includes meter station, & CVJ reference grid coordinate
reduction. Detailed instructions.
- wsjump27.exe Standalone
Jump Measurement Program, for use with Johnson Jump Meters.
Self extracting file. Program calculates jump distances
only. No scoring functions.
It is important for us to be able to contact users
who download these programs -- for alerts, updates and tips about
the programs. The information you receive by spending a minute
to register your download now, may save you hours of frustration
later. So - before you proceed - Please send
with "Download Registration" in the subject area. Include:
You may copy the above lines and paste them into your Email message
to create a framework, then fill in those details.
Here to pop up a pre-addressed Email message form. NOTE
if you accessed the internet via Compuserve, AOL, Prodigy, or other
major service you may have to modify the address to suit your particular
Email system. The default address should work fine for anyone
accessing via broadband and independant local access providers.
REGISTER ABOVE FIRST! -- THEN
SELECT FILE(s) TO DOWNLOAD BELOW
After registering by Email, please click on the name of the file
you want below. Your browser should offer you the option to
save the file. Save it with the same name, to the folder of
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING
1. The download will fail if you don't use the "Save to
disk" option. If your browser is set to automatically
execute files, you will have to change your browser setting to enable
the Save File option.
2. Three different WSTIMS installation modules are now available.
Be sure you get the proper version for your particular computer and
situation. See the notes with each version listed.
3. For MS-DOS or Windows 3.1 users: You do not
want to have the wstims35.exe installation file try to install itself
onto a floppy disk, or whatever other external removable media device
you might bring the installation module in on. It must
be installed to your hard drive, in order to run properly later.
You can use a floppy or other removable external member
device to transfer the installation file from one computer to another,
but your hard drive must be the default drive when
the installation file is actually being run. One way you can
accomplish that is by copying the installation file onto your hard
drive (anywhere is OK) and then running it from there. Alternatively,
you can open a DOS “C:\>” prompt, and then run it from the external
device (floppy or whatever) with the command “A:\WSTIMS35”
(or substitute the applicable drive ID letter for A.
– just remember that you must keep the hard drive
(C:\) as the default (prompt) drive when you do so. The same
guideline applies to the installation of any of the other self-expanding
.exe files that you may download from this section.
4. The above caution does not apply to the
wstims-full-358.exe or wstims-358-pt1/pt2.exe installation modules
(for Windows 95 or later) -- these versions can be executed from
anywhere: local hard drive; CD ROM drive;
floppy disk; or other external removable memory device.
5. Once you have the file(s) - check the file size(s).
You should find each to be identical to the exact size (in bytes)
listed below. Double click, run, or execute the downloaded
files to expand/install them, following the cautions noted above.
– Release 3.58 - for Windows 95 and later (1,722,713)
Last revised 06/07/2011.
Windows Installer version, for installation on PC's running Windows
95 or later -- contains program, tutorials, and a newly updated
navigable User's Guide.
IMPORTANT !! The
above-referenced single installation module has grown to a size
that is now too big to fit onto a standard 3.5" floppy disk.
Consequently, if the process you will go through to install WSTIMS
on your intended destination machine involves transfer via floppy
disk, then you will need to use the following two-step installation
alternative instead. Each of these two following modules will
fit onto a separate floppy disk; then install these as two separate
items, one after the other --
– Release 3.58 - for MS-DOS and/or Windows 3.1 (1,460,524)
Last revised 06/07/2011.
Self expanding file, only for PC's running MS-DOS or Windows
3.1 -- or for those with company-supplied computers running Windows XP, that
do not include administrator rights for software installations
-- contains program, tutorials, and a Navigable User's Guide for those with an
(90,946) - self-extracting file. Last
(1,047,866) CVJ marking exercise. Self extracting file with complete
instructions. Does require CVJ
software, but does not require a video capture card
(281,068) - Release 3.50 Last revised
Comprehensive Survey Aids package for installing and/or certifying
water ski sites. Excel Spreadsheet Templates.
Instructions. Self-extracting file.
(31,259) Standalone Jump Measurement Program, for use with the
Johnson sighting meter and protractor system. Calculates
jump distances only. No scoring functions.
Please report any download problems to Dave