Free Gun Collection Inventory Database Software

Discussion in 'Sponsor Display' started by nmCollector, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. nmCollector

    nmCollector New Member

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    Many of you may know of my NM Gun Collector Software. For many years it was a leader in the gun collecting software industry and offered for sale by Aim and Brownells. For a while, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) even used to deliver a brochure of it with every rifle they shipped. When Microsoft changed their deployment standards with the release of Windows Vista they broke the standard installation of NM Gun Collector Software and required changes in the very structure of the program in order to fix the broken installation process.

    I figured out a work around so NM Gun Collector Software can still be installed on Vista and Windows 7 but this change in Microsoft policy caused me to abandon the Microsoft development platform and move on to java where I created a whole new collection software for any collection and any platform (but that is another story and another product – which does have a free version but is not the topic of this post). When I released the new software I stopped offering NM Gun Collector Software for sale.

    Now I have decided to make this same full blown NM Gun Collector Software Inventory Database Program available to the gun collecting community for free. Please follow the INSTALLATION Instructions and you will be fine.

    Thank you,
     
  2. dhyayi

    dhyayi New Member

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    Thanks for this free software....awesome

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  3. nmCollector

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  4. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Thank you very much
     
  5. nmCollector

    nmCollector New Member

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    You're welcome too.

    :)
     
  6. ShadowArms

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    Does it work for a MAC?
     
  7. XxChino13xX

    XxChino13xX New Member

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    Awesome, thank you for the software, downloaded and installed with no hiccups. I'm on the site now and I noticed that you have the program for the Android platform, are you going to be releasing an iOS version also?
     
  8. nmCollector

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    NM Collector Software will run on a Mac

    Sorry, NM Gun Collector Software is Windows only. However, my NM Collector Software will run on the Mac and has many of the same features as NM Gun Collector plus, in addition to tracking your gun collection with it, you can also use it to manage other collections besides just guns.

    Thanks,

    Clay

    p.s., Thank you for your service. Did you spend any time at BAMC? I was there for many months while they treated my daughter who is in the Navy. They did a great job and she is again fit for duty.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  9. nmCollector

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    No Plans for IOS version at this time.

    Sorry, no plans for an IOS version at this time.

    Thanks,

    Clay
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  10. linuxuser3890

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    Do u think I should use xp as the OS setting in wine to avoid issues? What exactly is the difference between the win version and the java version they look identical.

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  11. nmCollector

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    NM Gun Collector built for XP

    NM Gun Collector was built for XP so that would be an ideal setting for it. Although I tried to keep the best of NM Gun Collector when I wrote NM Collector there are some differences as can be seen if you compare the images in the on-line help for both. Here is the help for NM Gun Collector (which is Windows only) and here is the help for NM Collector (which is the rewrite for java). If you scroll through the help and look at the screen captures you should be able to see the differences.

    Thanks!

    Clay
     
  12. linuxuser3890

    linuxuser3890 New Member

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    I should've been more clear I meant the gun collecting side of it I don't much care for the knife and other tabs.

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  13. nmCollector

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    So the java version is the only one that will run natively on a Mac. It has other collection types in addition to guns, however, you can hide whatever you don't want to use by selecting "Manage > Collection Types" from the main menu and deselecting any collection types that you do not want to show up in your tree view.

    Hope that helps.
     
  14. nmCollector

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    Another Free Gun Collecting Software Package

    Found this one as well: Gun Collection Database | SourceForge.net.

    I am not associated with this nor have I tried it but it does look like a worthy project. It appears to be much harder to install than NM Gun Collector but the author is attempting to keep it up to date with the latest ATF Software Requirements.

    Clay
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012