ROR-SCAN: Latest release
"The Rorschach Software of Choice"

Latest Release

 Our current release is VERSION 7.01


The changes made in the Version 7.01 update are:

– fixed rounding errors at cutoff points of some scores

– added buttons to access all 3 Ideational clusters

– added algorithms for missing values in Exner’s Primer

– corrected text in Interpretive Report

– optimized programming code for speed and efficiency


   CLICK HERE FOR A FULL TOUR OF VERSION 7.00


for current V6 users:
FREE V6 UPDATES

Minor updates to Version 6 up to Version 6.05 can be downloaded below.
Changes made in v6.03, v6.04, and v6.05 updates are listed.


Version 6.05 Update

Version 6.05 is the latest release of ROR-SCAN.
You must be running either v6.03
or v6.04 before you can update to v6.05. For update directions and to find out which version you are now running, click here.

The v6.05 update is a minor one consisting of the following three changes:

Adjusted Afr for age in the CDI and DEPI: Earlier versions adjusted Afr for age everywhere except in these two indices.

Enabled mouse wheel scrolling of all reports: In earlier versions the mouse wheel had no effect, requiring use of the scroll bar to scroll reports.

Changed "Email ROR-SCAN" button to send mail to our new email address: Earlier versions sent email to our old email address, no longer in use.


Version 6.04 Update

You must be running v6.03 before you can update to v6.04. If you are currently running v6.03 and intend to update to v6.05, there is no need to install this v6.04 update. For directions and to find out which version you are now running, click here.

The v6.04 update is a minor one consisting of the following three changes:

Slight change in the layout of the "4-square": Some users are accustomed to starting their analysis of Scoring Summary data with an examination of the "4-square" showing the values of EB, eb, EA, and es. The Scoring Summary layout in v6.04 makes the layout of that data somewhat more prominent.

SumC’:WSumC display fix: In the display of the SumC’:WSumC ratio in the Scoring Summary and the Steps, when WSumC is a two digit whole number, an extra period character (".") was displayed at the end of the number. The extra period no longer appears.

Database file bug fix: In the creation of database files, Movement determinants that are coded as a-p (Map, FMap, and map) were counted twice, causing a miscalculation of the total Movement determinants in the record. That error is fixed. The miscalculations in the database file were rare and did not effect other areas of the program.


Version 6.03 Update

All users of v6.00, v6.01, and v6.02 should first obtain this update. You can not update to v6.04 or v6.05 unless you have first updated to v6.03. For directions and to find out which version you are now running, click here.

The v6.03 update is an important one that includes the following changes:

Authorization changes: When you start v6.03 on a computer that has not been authorized, instead of receiving only a message that no authorization was found, you will see the program’s opening screen with a new button labeled "Authorize ROR-SCAN". Clicking it gives you a choice of installing an authorization from your diskette or having an authorization delivered by email without the aid of a diskette. (This 2nd method has been discontinued and use of a diskette is necessary.) After you choose which method you want to use, special help screens guide you through the process. After the computer has been authorized by either method, clicking the "Authorize ROR-SCAN" button opens the Authorization Manager straight from the program itself, no longer requiring you to open it separate from ROR-SCAN. That makes it easier to use the Authorization Manager’s Remove, Check, and Modify functions. The Help system has been revised to reflect these changes.

Windows XP and SpeedDisk compatibility: If your earlier version of ROR-SCAN 6 required you to apply the "Final Fix" to use Windows XP, updating to v6.03 will eliminate that extra step. Windows XP and Norton SpeedDisk’s defragmenter will not invalidate an authorization of v6.03 . If you ever need to reinstall the program from your older V6 CD, be sure to update the new installation to v6.03 so you will not need the Final Fix.

No patches for v6.00, v6.01, or v6.02: Version 6.03 completely replaces all earlier releases of V6. You can update straight to v6.03 without using the patches that were previously required for earlier updates. If you need to install the program on another computer, install it from any earlier V6 CD and then install the v6.03 update.

Bug and glitch fixes: A bug was discovered in earlier versions that calculated one instance of the Human Response Variable as GHR when it should have been PHR. The error occurred very rarely and it is now fixed. Several minor quirks in the user interface have been corrected.



DIRECTIONS FOR INSTALLING AN UPDATE

Determine your operating version: Knowing you are using "Version 6" is not sufficient information to determine which specific version you now have running. After you determine your specific version, you will know which update you need to install. The specific version number is shown on the program’s opening screen and also is displayed when you click Help > About ROR-SCAN. It will be either v6.00, v6.01, v6.02, v6.03, v6.04, or the current v6.05. If you are using ROR-SCAN FLASH, it will be helpful to also determine the drive letter your computer assigned to the flash drive (right-click its shortcut icon and look at "Properties").

Authorization: You can update your current V6 installation whether or not an authorization is currently installed. There is no need to remove or install an authorization before updating.


Update procedure for current users of v6.00, v6.01, or v6.02 only:

1. Download the v6.03 update: When you click on the link below, you will begin to download a 2.5 Mb installation program for the v6.03 update. The file is named "UpdateSetup603.exe". Save the download to your desktop so you can easily find at after the download completes. Do not run the patch directly from the web site but do save it on your computer and then run it.

UpdateSetup603.exe

2. Install the update: After the download finishes, you will be able to install the update. Of course, your previous version 6.00, 6.01, or 6.02 must already be installed in order to update it. If it isn’t, there is nothing to update and the installation will abort. Before starting the update installation, be sure ROR-SCAN is not currently open and in use. It is best to also close down other programs that are running. Double-click the downloaded file and installation of the update will begin. Read each screen and follow the on-screen instructions. Important: When you reach the screen entitled "Choose Destination Location", the drive and folder indicated are most likely where your existing ROR-SCAN V6 is located but please check to make sure that the listed location is accurate. Unless you changed the original default installation location, that folder will be C:\rsw6 (on your C drive in a folder named rsw6). The update files are intended to overwrite some of your current installation’s files. The update process will not delete any Rorschach files you may have in the rsw6\files folder and it will not replace your existing FQ tables.

3. After the update: When the installation finishes, double-click the ROR-SCAN icon on your desktop. If your computer was previously authorized, ROR-SCAN v6.03 will start and v6.03 will be shown on the opening screen. If there is no authorization on your computer you will receive an "error #19" or "error #0" message. Make a note of the error number and proceed to click the "
Authorize ROR-SCAN" button. You will then find two more buttons. Because your computer has a floppy drive and you have an authorization diskette, you should click the "Diskette Authorization" button. You will see complete on-screen directions to authorize the computer using your diskette. If you receive an error message during this process, please note the number, at which point you received it, and report it accurately. If you kept the previously installed "Authorization Manager" icon on your desktop, you will have easy access to all functions of the Authorization Manager. If the icon is no longer on your desktop, you can still run all functions of the Authorization Manager (authmanw.exe) by starting it from the ROR-SCAN program group (Start > All Programs > ROR-SCAN > Authorization Manager). If the computer is not authorized, only the "Install" function is available by starting the Authorization Manager from within ROR-SCAN.


Update procedure for current users of v6.03 or v6.04 only
(NOT for ROR-SCAN FLASH):

You can update ROR-SCAN v6.03 or v6.04 to the current v6.05 whether the program was installed from a CD or by download from this web site.

1. Download the v6.05 update: When you click on the link below, you will begin to download a 1.9 MB installation program for the v6.05 update. The file is named "UpdateSetup605.exe". Save the download to your desktop so you can easily find at after the download completes. Do not run the patch directly from the web site but do save it on your computer and then run it.

UpdateSetup605.exe

2. How to install the update: Version 6.03 or 6.04 must be installed on your computer in order to update to 6.05. If you have not used the program since updating to either of those versions, you should force the program to record its new version number on your computer by clicking Options > Examiner and then click the OK button. Before starting the update installation, make sure to close ROR-SCAN. It is best to also close down other programs that are running.

Double-click the downloaded file and installation of the update will begin. Read each screen and follow the on-screen instructions. Important: When you reach the screen entitled "Choose Destination Location", the drive and folder indicated are most likely where your existing ROR-SCAN v6.03 or v6.04 is located but please check to make sure that the listed location is accurate. Unless you changed the original default installation location, for many users that folder will be C:\rsw6 (on your C drive in a folder named rsw6). The update is intended to overwrite two of your current installation’s files. When you are told that the folder already exists and asked if you want to install anyway, click yes and then click yes again when asked if you want to overwrite rsw6.exe. The update process will not delete any Rorschach files you may have in the rsw6\files folder and it will not replace your existing FQ tables.

3. After the update: When the installation finishes, start ROR-SCAN and if the program was previously authorized, ROR-SCAN v6.05 will start and the version number 6.05 will be shown on the opening screen.


Update procedure for current users of v6.04 on ROR-SCAN FLASH only):

Users of ROR-SCAN FLASH who have v6.04 should use this procedure only.

1. Download the v6.05 Flash update: When you click on the link below, you will begin to download a 1.9 MB installation program for the v6.05 update. The file is named "UpdateFlash605.exe". Save the download to your desktop so you can easily find at after the download completes. Do not run the patch directly from the web site but do save it on your computer and then run it.

UpdateFlash605.exe

2. How to install the update: Remember to first insert the flash drive so the update can find the program! If you don’t know the drive letter that your computer assigned to your flash drive, right-click its shortcut icon and look at "Properties". Before starting the update installation, make sure to close ROR-SCAN. It is best to also close down other programs that are running.

Double-click the downloaded file and installation of the update will begin. Read each screen and follow the on-screen instructions. Important: When you reach the screen entitled "Choose Destination Location", there will be no drive or folder listed. You will need to click "Browse" to set the destination to the rsw6 folder on the drive your computer assigned to your flash drive. The update is intended to overwrite two files on your flash drive. When you are told that the folder already exists and asked if you want to install anyway, click yes and then click yes again if asked if you want to overwrite rsw6.exe. The update process will not delete any Rorschach files you may have in the rsw6\files folder and it will not replace your existing FQ tables.

3. After the update: When the installation finishes, ROR-SCAN v6.05 will start and the version number 6.05 will be shown on the opening screen.


In case of problems, email ROR-SCAN for help and describe what happened as precisely as possible. Be aware that computers don’t take kindly to improvisation!