FAQ

Is a new version of Hyperscore in the works?

Yes, New Harmony Line, a nonprofit, is re-developing Hyperscore to run as a web-based application that is compatible across multiple platforms. We expect to release a beta version in the first half of 2021. We are accepting charitable donations to support this work. For updates, sign up to get our e-newsletter.

Will Hyperscore run on your computer(s)?

Hyperscore is working on re-developing Hyperscore to run as a web-based application. There will be more information regarding system requirements for that version of Hyperscore when we release it.

If you are interested in knowing whether the old Hyperscore v4.5 will run on your computer, please check the Hyperscore System Requirements:

  • CPU: 400MHz or faster
  • OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / 98
  • Disk Space: 10MB
  • Memory: 64 MB or more of RAM
  • Sound: Sound card (or motherboard audio) with MIDI
  • Graphics: 16-bit graphics card supporting 3D acceleration
  • Other Software: DirectX version 8 or better download

Does Hyperscore run on the Macintosh®? Does it work on Linux® or UNIX®?

The old version 4.5 of Hyperscore did not have explicit support for Macintosh® or Linux®, but the new web-based application that we are currently designing will support those operating systems.

Does Hyperscore run on VMWARE virtual Windows OS or Virtual PC for Mac?

Some advanced users have been able to get version 4.5 of Hyperscore to run on VMWARE, Parallels, etc. Unfortunately, however, we provide no guarantee that Hyperscore will run under these systems and do not offer technical support at this time.

The new web version of Hyperscore will not need VMWARE virtual Windows OS to run, since it is completely web-based.

Why isn’t the desktop version of Hyperscore starting up? Why are we having display problems?

If you’ve installed Hyperscore, tried to launch the application, and it doesn’t start up or starts up but doesn’t display properly, go through the following checklist:

  1. Make sure that your system meets the minimum System Requirements.
  2. Is Direct X installed? Is it at least version 8?
  3. Is your display depth set properly? It should be 16-bit. Right-click on the desktop, and choose “Properties”. Choose the “Settings” tab, and change the “display depth” or “color quality” to 16-bit.
  4. Is your graphics card driver up-to-date? Check with the manufacturer to make sure that your driver is the most recent one available.

What does “d3d8.dll not found” mean?

You haven’t installed DirectX on your computer. You can find a link to install it in our System Requirements.

Why can’t we hear anything?

  1. Do you have strokes in your Sketch Window that don’t make any sounds? If so, check to make sure that there is a motive whose color corresponds to the stroke, and be sure the motive has at least a note or two in it.
  2. Do you hear nothing at all, not even a motive window? If so, click here. Did you hear the sound file?
  3. YES. Make sure you have other multimedia applications closed (they might be hogging the MIDI port). In Hyperscore, choose “Preferences” from the “File” menu. Try out all of the MIDI devices that are available in the list. If all else fails, go to the Sounds Control Panel and make sure that the volume setting for your MIDI output device is greater than zero.
  4. NO. There’s a problem with your computer’s general audio output. Is your volume up? Are your speakers on? Is your sound card working?
  5. YES. A Windows Media Player bug may be causing the issue. Troubleshoot.

What is Activation?

Activation is the secure process of giving you permission to run Hyperscore on your computer. Hyperscore first starts up unactivated. When you purchase Hyperscore, you will receive a Purchase Code or an activation account, which can be used to activate Hyperscore.

Can we move Hyperscore from one computer to another?

Yes. If you deactivate Hyperscore on the first computer (in the Help Menu), you can install it on another computer and then Activate it again there. Be sure that you are connected to the Internet when attempting to do this because Hyperscore will need to communicate with the Harmony Line Activation Server.

Can Hyperscore be used for personal use?

Absolutely. More information is available here.