The Courses Menu
The Courses Menu
The Course commands allow you to start a new course, load an existing course, save your current course, set the minimum passing requirement for the course, and preview the current course.
The New Course button zeros out all course and stage settings and sets the number of stages to one. Any unsaved changes will be lost, so a warning box will appear asking you to confirm the action.
The Load Course button opens a dialog with a list of all available courses. Loading a course will replace the current course you may be working on.
The load dialog window found in DART Creator is a little different than those found in a typical Windows program. The left column shows available folder names. Clicking on a folder will show a list of available files in the right column.
Single-clicking a file name will display a picture preview of the course or target you have selected. Double-clicking a file name will load the selected course or target. Alternatively, you may select a file and click the Load button at the bottom of the window. Clicking the Cancel button will close the window without loading a course or target.
The Save Course button opens a dialog which will allow you to save the current course with all of its stages and options. Saved courses can be loaded and run in DART Range or edited in DART Creator and DART Studio.
The save dialog window found in DART Creator is a little different than those found in a typical Windows program. The left column shows available folder names. Clicking on a folder will show a list of available files in the right column.
The New Folder button located at the bottom left corner of the window allows you to create a new folder to store courses. To create a new folder, select a parent folder and click the New Folder button. For example, if you wanted to create a new folder under the main Courses folder, you would select the Courses folder and click New Folder. A new folder button with the name “New Folder” will appear. To rename the folder, double-click the name, type a new name, and press Enter.
To save the course, left-click the mouse in the dark bar directly next to the New Folder button, type the name of the new course and click the Save button.
The Course Score option allows you to set the minimum score needed to pass a course. DART uses two methods of scoring: Total Score and % of Hits.
When the scoring option is set to Total Score, the minimum passing score slider can be set between 0 and 250. A setting of zero means that any score will pass. A setting of 100 means that the shooter must score at least 100 points throughout all stages of the course in order to pass.
% of Hits
When the scoring option is set to % of Hits, the minimum passing score slider can be set between 0 and 100%. A setting of zero means that any score will pass. A setting of 75 means that at least 75% of the shooter’s shots through all stages of the course must be classified as a hit in order to pass. For the purposes of scoring, a “hit” is defined as any shot that earns at least one point. Shots that earn less than one point (including negative value shots), are considered misses.
Note: You may adjust the scoring of targets using the Target Settings options. See the Target Editor section of this guide for more information.
Tip! Remember, the course score is determined by adding points or hits from all stages in a course.
The Simulate command provides an easy way for you to preview course and stage settings including instructions, countdown, target movement, zone hit requirements, etc. This provides a convenient way to test a stage or course before running the course in DART Range. The simulate command has two options: Course and Stage.
Selecting Course will preview all stages of your course taking into account ammo and time limits to correctly advance between stages.
Selecting Stage will preview only the currently selected stage, taking into account ammo, time limits, and other stage settings.
Tip! You can simulate a stage any time by pressing the 1 key. Simulate a course by pressing the 2 key.