Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQ)


Question Index

What features and data are included in Collegio Football 2008?

What's new in Collegio Football 2008 for this season?

How much does Collegio Football cost and how do I order?  Are there any additional fees for datafile updates?

The download is kind of big.  Can I see what the program looks like before I download?

How do I keep Collegio Football updated?

How big are the weekly statistics datafile updates?  Will they take long to download?

How does my trial of the program work?

What advantages are there to registering?

What conferences and teams does Collegio Football cover?

What do I do if I have download problems?

How do I get the built-in WebLinks buttons to automatically bring up my web browser?

How do I get the built-in phone dialer buttons to automatically dial using my modem?

Why do some Collegio Football windows run off the side or bottom of my screen?

What's with this word Collegio? Is this just a typo or something...don't you mean College?

What should I do if I get a 'Run Time Error 380' message?


Q&As

Q What features and data are included in Collegio Football 2008?

Click here for a partial listing of all Collegio Football 2008's hundreds of benefits and features.

Q What's new in Collegio Football 2008?

Click here for a Glimpse at what we've been working hard on all throughout the off-season.

Q How much does Collegio Football cost and how do I order?  Are there any additional fees for datafile updates?

Your download and trial of Collegio Football are FREE!  To unlock the full potential of the program instantly, you can register your copy as follows:

Version Single
User
Network/
Multi-User (x10)
New Users $29.95 $199.95
Upgraders
(For registered users of any previous version of Collegio Football)
$19.95    $149.95

That's it, no hidden fees and no charges for in-season weekly datafile updates.  We like to keep it simple!

 

Q The download is kind of big.  Can I see what the program looks like before I download?

We have created a sample page loaded with over 50 sample screenshots for you to view to get an idea of the tremendous depth and power of the program, even before you download it! Just click here to view these screenshots.

When you see just how much information is included in the program (we actually thought about calling it "Everything But The Kitchen Sink College Football") you'll see why the download is the size it is, but also why it is well worth the time.

Don't believe us? Read what others have told us about Collegio Football on our Testimonials page.

 

Q How do I keep Collegio Football updated?

Each Thursday during the NCAA Football Season we will have an updated Weekly Statistics Datafile available for you to download from our main Download Center for FREE and import into the program using the Import option on the Collegio Football's File menu and as the first button on the program's toolbar.

With each week's cumulative datafile you'll get the very latest games results, statistics, standings, polls, news & commentary, and more...all in a handy electronic format that you can use to slice-n-dice the mounds of data to your heart's content.

And never fear. Weekly Statistics Datafiles are cumulative.  Thus if you happen to miss a week somewhere along the way you can always catch back up with you very next datafile download and import!

 

Q How big are the weekly datafile updates?  Will they take long to download?

On average the weekly datafiles are about 2,000 KB in size and will take only about 10 minutes to download to 56 kbps, or 1-2 minutes to download on DSL or a Cable Modem (i.e., you do NOT have to go through a 17+ MB download each week).  What is also nice is that because each weekly datafile is cumulative, if you should ever miss one you can be sure you'll catch back up with the next one.

 

Q How does my trial of the program work?

When you download Collegio Football it will be fully functional except that your access to specific team information will be limited to those teams in a trial conference (the Big East Conference).

Upon your registration of Collegio Football (just $29.95 for New Users and just $19.95 for Upgraders), you will be given a Registration Number you enter into the program to unlock all NCAA Division I-A conferences and their teams--12 conferences and 119 teams in all--instantly with nothing more to download or install.  Piece of cake!

 

Q What advantages are there to registering?

When you register, all historic, current and future data screens are unlocked for all 12 conferences and 119 teams covered by Collegio Football.  Moreover, as a registered user of Collegio Football you will be eligible for discounts not only on future releases of Collegio Football, but also on other upcoming Sophos products.

 

Q What conferences and teams does Collegio Football cover?

Registered users get access to all 11 NCAA Division I-A Conferences and I-A Independents (optional conference divisional views shown in parentheses):

  • Atlantic Coast (Atlantic and Coastal)
  • Big Ten
  • Big XII (North and South)
  • Big East Trial Conference
  • Conference USA (East and West)
  • Mid-American (East and West)
  • Mountain West
  • Pac-10
  • Southeastern (East and West)
  • Sun Belt
  • Western Athletic
  • I-A Independents

Plus!

  • [All Conferences] - This synthetic conference allows you to look at and sort all conferences' teams at once, 119 teams in all in Collegio Football 2008.
  • [Custom Conference] - This synthetic conference allows you to build your own hypothetical conference to compare side-by-side the teams of most interest to you.

 

Teams covered in Collegio Football are:

Air Force
Akron
Alabama
Arizona
Arizona State
Arkansas
Arkansas State
Army
Auburn
Ball State
Baylor
Boise State
Boston College
Bowling Green
Buffalo
BYU
California
Central Michigan
Cincinnati
Clemson
Colorado
Colorado State
Connecticut
Duke
East Carolina
Eastern Michigan
Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Florida State
Fresno State
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Hawaii
Houston
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Kent State
Kentucky
Louisiana Tech
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisville
LSU
Marshall
Maryland
Memphis
Miami (FL)
Miami (OH)
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Missouri
MTSU
Navy
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
New Mexico State
North Carolina
North Carolina State
North Texas
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Ohio
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Oregon
Oregon State
Penn State
Pittsburgh
Purdue
Rice
Rutgers
San Diego State
San Jose State
SMU
South Carolina
Southern Miss
Stanford
Syracuse
TCU
Temple
Tennessee
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Toledo
Troy State
Tulane
Tulsa
UAB
UCF
UCLA
UNLV
USF
USC
Utah
Utah State
UTEP
Vanderbilt
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington
Washington State
West Virginia
Western Michigan
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

Q What do I do if I have download problems?

Be patient, as the download servers can get busy.   Wait a while and try again later.  Most download problems are likely the result of the fact that our files are in great demand.  Your best bet is to start your download late at night (> 10 pm Eastern).  Also, look back to this page as additional servers are added to handle your download needs.  If you have space on your server and would like to become an Official Collegio Football Download Mirror Site, drop us an e-mail.

Please note that we also have the option to order Collegio Football on CD-ROM for a nominal fee to save you the download time.

If you have consistent problems with your download or installation, please e-mail us at to discuss.

 

Q How do I get the built-in WebLinks buttons to automatically bring up my web browser?

Make sure you install and configure Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0 or higher recommended) to enable auto weblinking in Collegio Football and other programs.  Be sure to set up the and login to your Internet Service Provider on the "Connections" tab of Internet Explorer's Tools / Internet Options menu.  You can download Microsoft Internet Explorer for free at:

www.microsoft.com/ie

Note that you can still use Netscape Navigator or another browser as your default web browser for normal browsing.

Be sure also to authorize your software firewall firewall (e.g., ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security, etc.) to allow Collegio Football's executable file (cgofball.exe) access to the Internet when asked.

 

Q How do I get the built-in phone dialer buttons to automatically dial using my modem?

In order to use the built-in phone dialer buttons (as found on the Contacts Tab of the Team Properties screen as well as locations), you must have the following:

  1. An analog phone hooked through your modem.   Simply connect your phone with standard phone cable to the OUT jack on your modem, usually labeled "Phone" (as opposed to the jack labeled "Telco" or "Wall")
  2. A TAPI-based phone dialing software application such as Microsoft Phone Dialer (which comes with Windows 95 and 98).

To install Microsoft Phone Dialer:

  1. Close Collegio Football (if running)
  2. In Windows 95 or 98, choose Start / Settings / Control Panel
  3. Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon
  4. Select the Windows Setup tab
  5. Select Communications
  6. Press the Details... button
  7. Make sure a check is next to the Phone Dialer icon ("ON" position)
  8. Press the OK button and simply follow the instructions Windows 95 or 98 will provide to complete your installation
  9. When your installation Microsoft Phone Dialer is complete you should find an icon for it on your Start menu (usually under "Accessories")
  10. Run Microsoft Phone Dialer from your Start menu
  11. Select Tools / Connect Using... and make sure it points to your active modem
  12. Select Tools / Dialing Properties... and make sure all settings are correct for your area code and phone line
  13. Restart Windows
  14. Re-run Collegio Football and enjoy your new, working phone dialer buttons!  (Note: Feel free to call us for assistance if you run into any problems along the way)

 

Q Why do some Collegio Football windows run off the side or bottom of my screen?

Collegio Football requires that you run Windows at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 in order that you be able to view all of the program's detailed screens in their entirety.

To change your screen resolution (AKA "screen area"):

  1. Close Collegio Football (if running)
  2. Select Start menu
  3. Select Settings and then Controls Panel
  4. Double click on Display
  5. Select Settings tab
  6. Change your Screen Area to 1024 x 768 or higher (NOTE: For best color accuracy in Collegio Football, make sure your Colors setting is at a minimum of High Color (16 bit))
  7. Press the OK button (a restart of Windows on likely to be required)

If you are running at 1024x768 or higher (e.g., 1280x1024, etc.) and you still are having trouble with some screens being cut off, change your Display settings to "Small Fonts" mode instead of the Large Fonts mode you are likely using.  To change your font mode:

  1. Close Collegio Football (if running)
  2. Select Start menu
  3. Select Settings and then Controls Panel
  4. Double click on Display
  5. Select Settings tab
  6. Change the Font Size dropdown to Small Fonts (in Windows 95B or C and Windows 98 you must first press the Advanced... button to get to this dropdown)
  7. Press the OK button (a restart of Windows on likely to be required)

As long as you are now running at a minimum resolution of 1024x768, you should not only be able to see all Collegio Football windows in their entirety, but you should also be able to see more data on the screen at one time for almost all Windows programs you run.  If fonts now seem too small to read, simply bump your screen area (see above) down one notch (as long as you are still at or above 1024x768).

 

Q What's with this word Collegio? Is this just a typo or something...don't you mean College?

Well we do in fact mean "college;" Collegio roughly means "college" in Italian.  Jason Pernice, Sophos Software's founder, named the program "Collegio Football" partly in honor of his Italian heritage.  We now simply use "Collegio" as the brand name for our collegiate sports product line to distinguish it from our upcoming pro league product line.

Please feel free to pronounce it any way you like.  We like to say it something like "COLEEGEO" (yes, we know this is not the Italian pronunciation, but rather a nice compromise between the Italian and the English).

BTW, Sophos, as in Sophos Software, is the Greek word for "wisdom" and signifies the sports wisdom and information our software products provide.

 

Q What should I do if I get a 'Run Time Error 380' message?

We believe this error to be cropping up on some systems due to an esoteric file version conflict among the Windows shared files for our program and those for another program you have installed.

Follow this procedure:

  1. Assure that your Windows display is set to a minimum of 1024x768 and 16-bit color (IMPORTANT):
  1. Close Collegio Football (if running)
  2. Select Start menu
  3. Select Settings and then Controls Panel
  4. Double click on Display
  5. Select Settings tab
  6. Change your Screen Area to 1024x768 or higher (NOTE: For best color accuracy in Collegio Football, make sure your Colors setting is at a minimum of High Color (16 bit))
  7. Press the OK button
  8. Restart Windows for a clean, full boot in new display mode
  1. Try running Collegio Football again. If it still gives you runtime errors, restart Windows again (to clear error) and proceed to Step 3
  2. Uninstall Collegio Football (from Start / Settings / Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs)
  3. Restart Windows (IMPORTANT - from Start / Shut Down / Restart)
  4. Upon reboot, using Windows Explorer delete:
  1. Entire Folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Software FX Shared
  2. Entire Folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO
  3. File: C:\Windows\System\VsVIEW6.ocx
  4. File: C:\Windows\System\VsVIEW6.oca
  1. Select Start / Run..., type "regedit" and press OK button to run Windows Registry Editor
  2. Browse left hand side of Registry Editor until you get to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software"
  3. Look for subitem under "Software" called "VB and VBA Program Settings". If it exists, look for a subitem under "VB and VBA Program Settings" called "Collegio Football", highlight it on the left side and select Edit / Delete from the menu to remove it (select "Yes" to conformation request). If it doesn't exist, go to Step 10.
  4. Restart Windows (IMPORTANT - from Start / Shut Down / Restart)
  5. Go to the Microsoft website http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/downloads/updates/default.aspx
  6. Download and run "MDAC 2.1.2.4202.3 (GA) for x86 (typical install) English" EXE file: mdac_typ.exe
  7. Restart Windows as prompted or from Start / Shut Down / Restart (IMPORTANT)
  8. Reinstall Collegio Football from downloaded file CGOFB06.EXE (redownload for FREE from our website at www.sophosoft.com if you don't still have this distribution file) and Restart Windows (IMPORTANT) as prompted at the end of the installation
  9. Try running Collegio Football again
 
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