Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
ITS FREE! We do accept donations though. Developing a website takes time (and money to host it). Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, please click on the yellow "Donate" button to the right.
Why should I register?
To simply view the stages in the library, you don't need an account. Creating an account will allow you access to all features of this site, including: Online Stage Creation, Your Own Personal Library of Stages, Stage Upload, and more. For a full list of features, go to our Features
What personal information is stored?
The only personal information that is stored is the name you register as, your email address, and your password. This information is stored in a protected database.
Why do you need my email address?
Your email address is used as your user id for logging into the site. It is also used if you email stages from the library to others.
Do you send out emails to members?
Not on a regular basis. During the Beta Testing phase, we may send a periodic email to ask for feedback on the site. This will not happen frequently.
How do I design a stage online?
It's Easy! Once you have registered, simply click on the "Stage Designer" link in the top menu from the members area. To design your stage you drag targets, props and labels from the left menu onto the Course of Fire stage. You can move them around to get them exactly where you want them. Enter all of the stage information in the appropriate fields, and click save. Your stage design is saved to the library, converted into a pdf file for easy downloading and a thumbnail image of the stage is created for easier browsing in the library.
Is there a file size limit for uploading stages from my computer?
Yes. All stages must be under 2 Mb to upload. This should be sufficient for any stage design. If you expreience problems with this, please let us know.
What file types are supported for uploading stages?
Currently all stages must be in .pdf format to upload. Future plans are to allow uploading .doc file types as well.
Can I upload one .pdf file with multiple pages of stages?
No. Each stage must be a different file. Multiple pages causes problems with the automatic thumbnail image creation, as well as the ability to browse through the stages in the library.
Can I create and browse stages on my ipad (or other tablet/mobile device)
Yes. This site has been tested on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. It may work fine on other devices as well, but has not been tested.
Can I advertise my business on your site?
Can I make a suggestion or request for a new feature or target/prop?
Can I create IPSC or other non-IDPA stages?
We would prefer you didn't. At least not until will have that side of the features worked out so they can be organized correctly in the library. You are also limited to the IDPA targets available in the Stage Designer. We plan to offer an IPSC version of the stage designer in the near future.