...no problem Mark, this software has been developped by a friend of mine over three years now - with support from some others. He started slotracing and had lot's of questions - and he got a lot of answers from me and other guys organized in the DSCF - so he programmed this software as a revenge.
After some people started to sell his software - which has been freeware - via ebay, he modified it so it can't be used any longer with easy to build hardware as a laptimer - because he got mails of users with questions and other people earned money with it. I think Elmar would be pleased if you're writing him a mail with your comments.
FYI - the new free available trackplanner from Carrera is also based on slotman - and has been developped from teh same people!
What would you think about placing track plans, developped with slotman - here in SlotForum for free downloading? Is that possible? If not, I've a lot of layouts - Ninco and Carrera - on my HP where you might download tehm...