Slam-In Online Help It is our goal to produce a system that is so easy to use that you don't need a detailed user's manual. Instead, we produce a short Quick Start Guide for each competition format that we officially support*. These Quick Start Guides are downloadable from web pages dedicated to those formats. Don't see a webpage for your format? Call us at 815-261-4586 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll help you create one.
* When we say we "support" a competition format, it means that we have identified and worked with an organization that maintains a set of rules on behalf of its members, and we have verified that our settings support their competition rules. Slam-In, however, can be configured for almost any type of competition.
We offer Slam-In 2.0 in both a Windows and a Macintosh environment. Use these links to access the most current released version of the program:
You may operate the Slam-In Scoreboard software in Play Mode with your mouse, with your keyboard, or with an optional wireless host remote control . From a single host/moderator standpoint, a host remote control is easiest since it frees you to move around the room while leading the game.
The second easiest way to operate the Slam-In Scoreboard software, in our opinion, is to use its built-in keyboard shortcuts. Each Slam-In kit contains these keyboard stickers for easy reference:
Play Question/Start Timer = Spacebar Right Answer = B ("Bonus") Wrong Answer = Backspace Power = P Neg = N Computation = C Time Out = W (as in "Whoa!")
Operating the program with a mouse might be the most intuitive, especially for new users, but it takes longer than either a host remote or keyboard shortcuts, In addition, seeing the mouse cursor move about the screen is distracting for an audience viewing the scoreboard during a match.
Operating Slam-In using keyboard shortcuts is much faster than using your mouse.
3. Launch and register the program using the e-mail address/registration key combination that came with your kit. These two pieces of information are also in .txt files on your Slam-In USB Flash drive.
2. Save the appropriate settings file you need into the Formats\Official Competition Formats folder in your Slam-In installation directory. These files are on your Slam-In USB Flash drive and on the Formats page for your competition organization. Or you can get them by contacting us directly.
But installing the program is just Step 1 in a 3-Setup process: