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BMW Gold

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:41 pm
by Dave448
Can anyone help please?
I have been using Bapipe Music Writer Gold for years. I have just bought a new computer which has Windows 7 and it will not recognise my BMW installation disc. I have emailed the programme writer Robert Macneil twice but he has not replied. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:57 am
by Greg_in_London
If you have the bells and whistles Windows 7, then apparently you can run multiple operating systems and have vista or xp on as well. then you install it within that OS shell.

If you've the plain jane variety, like most mere mortals, that won't help much, though.

BWW/BMW reader works on 7

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:54 pm
Doug Wickstroms reader seems to work just fine reading bww/bmw files on 7.

It is here

BWW /Win 7 glitch or virus

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:20 am
by TownPiper
Running Win 7 , BWW program suddenly stopped showing the musical scores , only a black space where the score should be. Clicking on the space revealed some strange characters like @ , arrows, thumbs up etc in red. My Malware /Spyware programs didn't pick anything up. Defragging didn't help. Maybe a real sophisticated virus.

Anybody got any suggestions?

BTW- Doug Wickstrom's program BagpipePLayer seems to have avoided the problem and plays the BWW scores as always.

Good piping to you.

Sounds like the symbols file got hosed

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:28 pm
so there is some place in bmw that refers to a note symbol that now refers to a arrow or star as you describe. There also seems to be something wrong with the template. Did you install any new programs on the computer that could have overwritten these files? No didn't think so, but it was a guess. I would try to reinstall the application. It could also be that the program has lost the rights to access its own files. again hopefully a reinstall will work.

I use the bww program to read my bmw files so hopefully this is not bmw file specific.

BWW/Win 7

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:23 pm
by TownPiper
Thanks. Somehow, after installing the Bagpipe Reader program,BWW itself started working properly. Go figure!

Good piping to you