View Full Version : HANDIFAST7.1

09-11-2011, 06:33 PM
need a little help. I am trying to find a copy of handifast 7.1(handifast golden horse) and some instruction on how to make it run the batch processor .wanted to try something's out.


09-20-2011, 09:13 AM

I have similar questions, about HandiFast. It seems to have been around a while, and from posts over the years seems like it's open source, not sure whether it's VB6 or Liberty Basic, but one of the 2.

But there doesn't seem to be any copies around. The domains for some of the links are no longer active, e.g. http://localpcpros.com/handifast.exe (http://localpcpros.com/handifast.exe) and http://hitechslocal.com/handifast/

Is HandiFast still available, along with the source?

09-21-2011, 11:39 PM
Your links seem to be incorrect. Try downloading them from this one (http://localpcpros.com/handifast/). The source for HHX 2.1 is available; PM me with your email address and I'll get it to you as I don't think it's included in the download. Handiman recently had a computer crash so I think that he lost the source code to v7.

09-22-2011, 03:18 PM

thanks for the reply .please send The source for HHX 2.1 to bpermenter@gt.rr.com


09-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Thanks, HD. I sent you a private message, with my email address.

I'm really eager, to see how you approached your handicapping, from a coding standpoint. There's a lot of open source code out there to explore & learn from, but very little in this industry.

09-25-2011, 01:24 PM
For the record, the bulk of the handicapping algorithm is Doug's, and the bulk of the code is Handiman's. There were certain things that Doug couldn't code in Visual Basic, and there were certain things that were giving Handiman problems in Liberty Basic. I stepped in and helped with a few things so that we could have a working program. I think Doug explained the handicapping logic in an old Handifast thread. It might be useful to look at some of those posts in preparation for examining the source code.

A word of warning -- the LB code is not very elegant and will be hard to follow. There are online doc files at libertybasic.com if you need help understanding the commands/syntax. You would have to contact Doug to get the VB source code if that is your language of choice.

I have (had) intentions of developing HHX more but what free time I have doesn't include the agony of writing code. ;) Hopefully I can get started on that some time in the near future.