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About Rickster

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  • Birthday 09/12/1954

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  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween & Christmas

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  1. First time sequencing

    First time? Impressive, great job, wonderful song. When I do lights around the windows and roof line similar to how your have your setup I use fade up and fade down to transition between on and off. This adds a more natural flow rather completely on then bang off. Just my suggestion but I really like your work.
  2. Show Will Not Load

    It appears the show is loaded but not sure if the files are loaded. In the Status window it reads: Show Player starting Schedule loaded Initializing LOR networks LOR networks initialized Schedule loaded Show Player initialized After that last message nothing happens. The verifier does not list any errors.
  3. Show Will Not Load

    I have three home computers that I work with LOR on. I wanted to use one of them to run this year's Halloween show on but when I enable the show the LOR Status window's last entry is "Show Player initialized" and then nothing else happens. I uninstalled and installed LOR in hopes that this would fix the problem but that did not work. My other two computers load and play the show fine. I need the other two computers for work and programming purposes so I do not want to tie those up with running a show. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
  4. Sequence deleting

    If you are referring to a sequence in your LOR folder/file then Santas Helper advice is what you should follow. If you are trying to delete a sequence while in the SE then that method will not work and you will need to go into the your LOR folder (or wherever you keep your sequence files) and do what Santas Helper suggested.
  5. SuperStar worth the $$?

    Yes, yes, yes. SS is wonderful and the support is just as wonderful.
  6. Too young?

    I have seen children age twelve that excel at this type of thing. If he likes computers he will surely love this hobby (obsession). It is kind of like electric legos. You build it on the computer but instead of putting it on a shelf you hook up lights and let everyone enjoy the result. Remember, that it is not just Christmas lights you can use the LOR stuff for. I have done Halloween, a romantic valentines show for my wife, skits for family and friends using props other than just lights, it is endless. Hey, even if you son does not like it you may get hooked. Good luck, enjoy your son, they grow up so fast.
  7. I have 12 songs that I set up like LightsinMaine and Bob suggested and made it long enough to cover the 4 hour show I do Sunday - Thursday and the 5 hour show Friday and Saturday. That solution is working fine on my second night. The first night I did get some Chinese characters that showed up in the LOR Status window. Never took Chinese in college so could not tell you more than that. Thank you LightsinMaine and Bob for thinking of this work around.
  8. Same problem here - the error message ERROR WITH SEQUENCE (Invalid play state (3) for InitializedForPlay). I have a 12 song show and 5 of the songs come up with this message. Like some of the others the show went fine for the first runs of the 12 songs now down to 7. I just upgraded a couple of weeks ago. Ran all the sequences and the entire show through the Verifier and nothing came up. Downs anyone have an answer?
  9. The "I can't do this" rush.

    The "I can't do this" rush is probably part of the type of personality this type of hobby draws. Seems like a lot of those who synch music to lights strive to put on the best possible show as possible. Most times, for me, I have a hard time appreciating what I do and all I see is where something is not quite right. My wife, family and those who see the show love it and only see the harmony and beauty of the show. So, yes I have that same "I can't do this" feeling every time I add an element, RGB or anything else that was not the same as the last time. There is no pill to take or counseling needed to get pass it as eventually it passes until the next time.
  10. I realize that this may be a dumb question, but, what is ELL? I have 2 sections of my property that I want to setup together and it sounds like the ELL system could make that easier.
  11. Newbie 10' 16-Channel Straight Mega Tree

    Wonderful. Love the song, love the sequencing. Thank you.
  12. Wisconsin

    Dan, I am about 30 minutes south of Eau Claire.
  13. My first year I used that same transmitter here in Wisconsin and it worked fine even at below zero temperatures. I use a different transmitter now because I heard of problems with the whole house unit.
  14. I just purchased a 1602 Mp3 to run a pixel mega tree. When I run the sequence through the computer the tree runs just fine. When I download the sequence to the SD card and plug it into the 1602 the lights lag behind the music. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?
  15. newbi just starting out

    Hey John, From Trempealeau County here in Wisconsin. If you want to get the show running for this Christmas the only viable choice you have is get the starter package and ready to go sequences from LOR or WOW lights. Even then, depending on the time you have you may be hard pressed to get a show running, it can be done but time is a serious concern.