Some of the things that are not in the Windows 3.1 version: long filenames, background colors (in some windows), and enhanced metafile support. The individual windows have not been changed, but I have tried to improve the user interface in most of the modules, so you will notice differences.
Details of other changes can be found in the updated Help files.
If you use Windows XP and want Winarc controls (buttons, scroll bars, etc) to have the Windows XP “look”, download this file (right-click and Save Target As). From this zipfile, extract the file whose name matches the program version you are using (there is one for each language), sending it to the same folder where the program itself is found.
It occasionally happens that initialization files (*.ini) become defective (in the event of a crash, for example). Opening a bad ini file can cause the program to act strangely, or not work at all (this is the source of many problems). For example, if the Btns menu does not display a check mark that indicates the current mouse function, this is a sure sign that the ini file has been corrupted. To tell the program not to use a suspicious ini file when it opens a window, check the menu item called “Use defaults”. (This is easier than finding and deleting the files box.ini, bishop.ini, cube.ini, hex.ini, knight.ini, krypto.ini, lander.ini, life.ini, loyd.ini, maze.ini, mem.ini, pegs.ini, pegt.ini, queen.ini, triad.ini, winarc32.ini) When windows close normally, their ini files are restored to health.