Skip to main content

~ The following advice is not to be overlooked ~

It includes how to make your program appear larger on your screen!

If you are not at least "somewhat" technically literate, please recruit someone who is to help you with downloading, installation, and adjustments. Connect them with the Guides and files that are found in the downloads and are linked in each program's description here at Rotation.org.

Operating Systems

  • SundaySoftwareLogoAll of the downloadable Bible programs from Sunday Software will run on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.  In some cases, you may need to make an adjustment to get the (program to run on your version of Windows. Consult the program's tech notes or those at sundaysoftware.com.
  • None of the programs will run on a Mac, or Linux, or Android.
  • Always install and run the software while logged in as the main admin user on your PC and not in a limited user account.
  • Some overly protective security programs installed on some PCs may thwart installation or throw you an error during a game when the program tries to write a score file. Temporarily disable them to see if that solves your problem.

Read the README File!

Each Download "Zip" file has a README file in it. View that file and the Game Guides for your software for the latest tech helps.

Some of the downloaded installation programs may have out of date "usage and licensing restrictions" that are no longer correct. Sunday Software has given our supporting members and their churches special permission to use the program within the congregation's teaching ministry and its member homes.

Many of the Programs Require the Installation of Quicktime 7.7.9 for Windows

Check the program's README file found in the download zip.

If your menus or animations aren't working, or the program installation hangs up looking to install QuickTime, it probably means you need QT 7.7.9.

Quicktime is the utility many multimedia programs use to run their media and animations. It is made by Apple for Windows PC and it's free at https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837. While some programs traditionally came with a version of QT preinstalled, you'll want to make sure your Windows 7, 8 or 10 computer has the latest (and last) version of Quicktime for Windows. If you need version 7.7.9, get it at: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837

Important Tip: How to Make the Program Appear Larger on Your Screen

Several of Sunday Software's software programs have a "fixed" windows size of 800x600 -- which on larger resolution monitors (such as 1900x1200) can make the program appear "small" on the screen with a lot of unused space around it. You'll notice it when you see the installed program running on your screen the first time. Windows has a "scaling" feature that makes those programs fill more of your screen.

Read and print the article here, or continue reading below.

The Windows 10 “scale and layout” option is found in the Windows 10 “Settings App” and not in the Windows Control Panel (for some dumb reason). To find the Settings app, right-click an empty area on your desktop and select Display Settings.

In Windows 7 and 8 the Display Setting is found in the Windows Control Panel.

Try 125% or 150% (depending on the resolution/size of your monitor.

Here's what the settings app menu looks like in Windows 10 when you right-click a blank area on the desktop. Click DISPLAY settings to adjust the scaling.

As well, some of Sunday Software's "3D style games" (like Galilee Flyer) may appear "stretched wide" on your wide aspect monitor IF your video chip's graphic properties are not capable of automatically adjusting the game's proportions. Depends on the quality/capability of your computer's graphics chip. Solution: Open the Graphic Properties options in Windows and select "fixed aspect" or "center display" to control the stretching.

Here's what the Graphic Properties control panel looks like on one person's computer:

res-inteloptions2

Print this handy article to share this display sizing advice.


If you have tried everything mentioned in the guides and tech docs, and still need tech support, visit the Support page at www.sundaysoftware.com or email webmaster.rotation@gmail.com

Attachments

Images (5)
  • mceclip0
  • SundaySoftwareLogo
  • mceclip1
  • mceclip2
  • res-inteloptions2
Files (1)
Last edited by Neil MacQueen
Original Post

A fix for Broderbund's Kid Pix 4

Broderbund's Kid Pix 4, the fun and versatile illustrating software, has been a mainstay of many Sunday School computer labs.  At one point in its development, it stopped fully working on newer versions of Windows and Broderbund went out of business without fixing it --leaving the animated stickers in Kid Pix no longer functioning.

During my sundaysoftware.com days, I developed my own "patch" to make Kid Pix 4 work on Windows 7, 8 and 10. I've attached my patch to this post for those who might be looking for it. It substitutes a working exe file for the one that came with the program on the CD and no longer fully works on W7,8,10.   Install it only if your animated stickers aren't working.

HOW TO INSTALL THE KID PIX PATCH
After downloading and unzipping my KP-sunday.zip file, you need to copy the KP-Sunday.exe file into your installed KP program folder (which is Programs(86x)/TheLearningCompany/KidPixDeluxe4). Then, simply delete the existing kp.exe file in the KP4 folder, andrename KP-Sunday to kp.exe to make it Kid Pix's new and fixed executable application file. This will fix the animated stickers problems and keep your KP desktop shortcuts functional.

Please note: Kid Pix also requires the latest and last version of Quicktime for Windows 7.7.9 to be installed if you're going to run KP on Windows 10. See my Quicktime notes in the post above here.

Attachments

Images (1)
  • mceclip0
Files (1)

Add Reply

Post a New Topic
Lesson or Resource

Rotation.org Inc. is a volunteer-run, 100% member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit Sunday School lesson ministry. You are welcome to borrow and adapt content for non-commercial teaching purposes --as long as both the site and author are referenced. Rotation.org Inc reserves the right to manage, move, condense, delete, and otherwise improve all content posted to the site. Read our Terms of Service.
Rotation.org is rated5 stars on Google based on 51 reviews. Serving a global community including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, and more!

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×