SuperLab 4.5 adds support for StimTracker and replaces the licensing mechanism found in earlier versions with a new one that was developed in-house. Among its benefits:
- SuperLab for Mac and SuperLab for Windows are now [B]one product[/B]. You can use your license on either platform.
- Got several licenses? You can now [B]issue "leases"[/B] to students or colleagues. When the leases expire, e.g. at the end of the semester, the licenses are automatically returned to you and are ready to be reused.
- You can now [B]activate a computer temporarily[/B], e.g. when visiting a colleague's lab or using a computer that you expect you won't have access to later on.
- The license file is no longer hidden. It can be backed up or ghosted.
- A reformatted hard drive or reinstalled OS will no longer cause problems for your IT staff.
[SIZE=“2”]Before You Upgrade[/SIZE]
- You'll be able to open all previously saved experiments in 4.0 or later, but once an experiment is saved with 4.5, it should be used only with version 4.5.
- As of SuperLab 4.5, Mac OS 10.3 Panther is no longer supported. For Panther, version 4.0.7b is the last compatible version.
- Future releases of SuperLab will no longer support Windows 2000. The minimum requirement will become Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SuperLab 4.5 still supports Service Pack 2).
- For users of National Instruments I/O devices, on the Mac only: you need to upgrade the NI-DAQ library installation to NI-DAQmx Base 3.4.0. Unfortunately, even though SuperLab still supports PowerPC-based Macs, this National Instruments library no longer does. An Intel-based Mac is now required for using a National Instruments device.
Nearly all SuperLab 4.0.x license numbers have been converted to work with the new licensing engine. Let us know if you run into any problems. Note: if you have several SuperLab 4.0.x license numbers, they have been consolidated into a single license number.
In addition to a couple of cosmetic fixes, SuperLab 4.5 has also:
Fixed a bug that was causing improper selection of trial variable levels when the variable was set to “Random With No Replacement”
Significantly reduced slowness of Self Paced Reading events when using a lot of text
Fixed a bug that prevented a code from being remembered when it was selected in the Subset of Trials dialog
[Windows] Fixed a bug that limited the number of movies that could be played to about 30.