Instructions: Download the Zip file, from the confidential URL. ( Not shown here, received by email.)
Right-click on the Zip file called “Moose” and choose Properties.
Check the “Unblock” checkbox.
If you skip the Unblock, and just Extract, you will get this error when you run the Moose.
If you get this error, just delete your Extracted Moose folder, and begin again to Unblock the Zip, before extracting again.
Explanation: Microsoft automatically distrusts any executable file downloaded from the internet. The Moose.exe file and its DLLs are distrusted at first, until enough users use it that Microsoft changes to automatically trust it. But in the Alpha testing stage, that hasn’t happened yet. So you have to manually unblock it.
So you want to download the Moose. Thank-you! At the moment, the download link is given to Beta Testers only. So the question is: Are you wanting to be a Beta Tester? You possibly can. Here’s what I’m looking for.
1. Only people who genuinely want to help the Moose succeed, should ask to Beta test. If you are neutral and curious, that’s not positive enough.
2. If you want to write a review, please don’t become a Beta Tester. I want to be given a chance to have users discover any problems, and give me time to fix them, before any reviews are written, good or bad.
3. If you want to Beta Test and write positive comments online about what you found, that’s OK, but negative comments should not be made online in public. Negative comments should only go directly to Dr. Halls, so they can be fixed.
4. Beta testing involves “testing”, which is work. Only people willing to explore and test things, should do it. Must be willing to write down and email anything useful, back to Dr. Halls. If you’re supporting the Moose, looking forward to it, but not willing to let it run and work your way through it all, testing how things work, reading the instructions to see if they make sense, and taking notes. If you are shy about emailing your impressions and test findings, please don’t become a Beta Tester. I really need people who will email back their test results.
5. The Beta Test Moose version, is incomplete. Certain features weren’t ready. Things you may have read about, or seen on Facebook videos, might not be working in the Beta Test version.
6. The Beta Test Moose, is not to be shared, not given to others. Even though there are sentences in the software telling you it’s OK to share it, even though the Moose speaks about sharing it, please don’t do it. Just you get it, as a Beta Tester. Not your friends.
7. The Beta Test Moose version, will possibly self-destruct. We have built-in some self-destruct code, and if there is some reason why getting rid of the Beta version is vital, we will send the signal. Then, you would have to download a new version and start fresh.
8. During the Beta Test period, certain features use the Cloud, and Cloud use is being paid-for by Dr. Halls. But once Beta Testing is over, The Cloud features that cost money, will be turned off, until users arrange payment. Stated differently, people who signed up as Waiting for Moose, will get the Moose for free, AND, get the next version for Free after Beta testing ends, but the cloud services won’t be free anymore. Cloud services are things like Weather, Translate into Spanish, Webhooks, Twitter client, PrivateChat, Chatbot, etc.
9. The Beta test will run for a specific defined period of time. A Start date and an End date. The download link will only be available during that period of time. If you see the notice on Facebook, or by email, that Beta testing is starting, you should begin doing it. If you delay getting started, that link will disappear, and the Moose won’t be available for download anymore, not until the problems are fixed and official launch is started.
10. First impressions are important. Write down anything you “feel”, happy, confused, frustrated, etc, and tell me the circumstances, and send it as an email, right away, as a first impression about something.
11. Final comments are important. If you decide to turn the Moose off, and are feeling reluctant to start it again, write me an email and tell me what it was that caused the decision to turn the Moose off.
12. There is a chance the Moose won’t work on your PC. Finding out details about your computer brand, graphics card, etc, will be very valuable information to learn about. If this happens to you, email [email protected] and we’ll show you a place to find your system configuration information, to send back to us.
To Become a Beta Tester, email Dr. Halls at [email protected] and request it, and give some assurance you will do the things above. Dr. Halls will email back the private download link.