In late January 2009, DVC announced changes to the 2010 point charts for all resorts. Mostly the changes have been point reallocations between weekday stays and weekend stays. DVC programs by Caskbill all use algorithms to calculate future years based on DVC's historical development of point charts. With the new changes in charts for 2010, the numbers in any older versions of these programs will no longer be applicable to dates beginning 1/1/2010.
Caskbill passed away in June 2009 before he was able to complete the changes he had planned. After much work by several
dedicated parties, the DVC-Tracker source code was found and updated to handle the 2010 and 2011 point reallocations as well
as add support for the new resorts: Bay Lake Tower (BLT), Villas at the Grand
Californian (VGC), and Aulani (AUL). Saratoga Springs Resort's Treehouse Villas are also supported as an accomodation
See the DVC-Tracker section for additional information.
There are no plans to update DVC-Planner or DVC-Chart.
For those of you currently using the non-updated DVC-Tracker, if you record a reservation for 2010 or later, be sure to override the default point quantity which the program will calculate and replace with the new quantity per the DVC point charts for the year in question.
DVC-Planner Version 2.01 ( release date: 3/16/2007)
The original Caskbill DVC vacation planning program. This is a free Windows based application that allows DVC members to calculate and experiment with the point requirements for their DVC vacations at any of the current eight DVC resorts. (AKV, BCV, BWV, HH, OKW, SSR, VB, VWL)
Note: Please see notice at the top of this page. An update of DVC-Planner is being created. It will include the changes for the 2010 point charts, and will also include the new resorts: BLT, THV, VGC.
Download the DVC-Planner program, Version 2.01, click here ---->
Approximately 3.90 Mb
General Download instructions are located below.
Important Note for those who have installed a previous version of DVC-Planner: You must uninstall your previous version before installing Version 2.01. (Go to Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove programs). Your current program settings will be retained. If you have saved vacation plans, most will be OK, but if they load incorrectly, you can simply redo the vacation plan and resave it.
Note: Vista users: See the FAQ's regarding using DVC-Planner's HELP file with Vista
DVC-Chart Version 2.5 (release date: 3/2/2009)
This is a free, 'fun' program which shows DVC point charts for all years 1991 through 2060 for the following DVC Resorts:
Animal Kingdom Villas - Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort - Beach Club Villas - Boardwalk Villas - Hilton Head Resort - Old Key West Resort - Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa - Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs -Vero Beach Resort - Villas at Grand Californian -Villas at Wilderness Lodge.
DVC-Chart also calculates several holiday dates for any of those years, and allows the user to add personal 'family dates' such as "Johnny's 10th birthday", automatically calculating the birthday's number. It even has an alarm feature.
New: Version 2.5 includes the new point allocations for 2010. Also new, a comparison display to show the difference between 2009 points and 2010 points.
Updated: Download the DVC-Chart program, Version 2.5, click here ---->
Approximately 1.5 Mb
General Download instructions are located further below.
Note: If you have a previously installed version of DVC-Chart, upon installation it should automatically update to version 2.5. If it does not, then you will need to remove the previous version first and then install version 2.5. To remove a previous version, go to Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, and remove your older version)
If you have created Family Dates information under a previous version, you must install Version 2.5 into the same folder as the original installation for the program to find that information. If you always use the default installation path then this will be automatic.
DVC-Chart is Vista compatible
DVC-Tracker Version 2.14 (release date: 03/10/2014) System Requirements: Minimum screen resolution 800x600. Windows 98 SP2 or higher (XP, Vista, etc). DVC-Tracker cannot be used on a network. (If you have a home network, due to registration requirements, it can only be used by one of the computers on your network, not all of them)
Use this program to Track usage of your DVC points. You enter your contract information, record all point transactions such as banking, borrowing, transfers, reservations and so on, and the program keeps track of everything by contract, resort, use year, point status (regular, holding, reservation, banked, borrowed, developer) and so on. There are a number of special features to check point balances, reservations, banking deadlines, as well as other special reports, graphs, and even a logbook where you can record your daily activities and keep track of your expenses. You can even use the program for 'cash' reservations where you might make reservations at other hotels. DVC-Tracker is free for all members who wish to track 300 points or less. Upgrades are available to track larger memberships, and upgrades for bonus features are also available.
NOTICE: Users who have been using DVC-Tracker versions 1.75, 1.76, and 1.76A . Click HERE for information about installing V2.00 and maintaining your current DVC data.
ATTENTION: Users outside of the United States, click HERE for important information.
Note: Please see notice at the top of this page. An update of DVC-Tracker has been created.
It includes the changes for the 2010/2011/2013/2014 point charts, and includes the newest resorts: BLT, VGC, AUL, and VGF.
The sources for the installation program were not found after Caskbill's passing, so the DVC-Tracker 2.14 update requires that you have already installed the DVC-Tracker 2.00 kit. After such installation, the DVC-Tracker 2.14 ZIP file can be downloaded and applied. The instructions for installing DVC-Tracker 2.14 are in README.txt in the ZIP file.
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DVC-Tracker has more than 74 screens. Click to view the main screen: View Screenshot
Download the DVC-Tracker program, Version 2.00, here ---->
Approximately 5.5 Mb
Download the DVC-Tracker program update, Version 2.14, here ---->
Approximately 1.2 Mb
General Download instructions are located below.
Questions? Problems? Go to the FAQ's page
Download Directions (Click HERE to show Printable view of directions)
(Note substitute the actual Program Name (Planner, Chart, or Tracker) any place you see the phrase NameHere)
1. Download the self-extracting ZIP file (named DVC-NameHereZIP.exe) by clicking on the download link located directly above. You will be asked whether you want to SAVE the download to your computer, or to OPEN it directly. (If you save it on your computer, keep track of what directory you saved it in.)
2-A. If you OPENED it as part of the download process, then the extraction process will automatically start upon download completion.
2-B. If you SAVED it as part of the download, then you will need to launch (run) the extraction program. Do this by using your MyComputer or Windows Explore file directory program to navigate to the drive/directory where you saved the downloaded file. There simply select the file DVC-NameHereZIP.exe and run it. (Either double-click on the filename or right click on the filename and select OPEN from the pop-up window.
3. The Zip file you downloaded will say it's ready to Extract the installation program. Click the EXTRACT button to continue. The actual program installation will automatically start after extraction is completed.
4. During installation the program will put a shortcut on your desktop and another shortcut in your Start/Programs directory under the folder DVC Planner and a filename of DVC-NameHere by Caskbill.
Your computer security is important to me. I certify all DVC programs by Caskbill are free of any adware, spyware, or viruses of any kind.
DVC Programs by Caskbill are for Windows PC's only. Windows 98 (SR2 or newer.) Sorry, there are no versions for the Mac. DVC-Tracker and DVC-Chart are Vista compatible. DVC-Planner has not yet been fully converted to work with Windows Vista and may experience some problems. If you have Vista and experience any problems, an email to Caskbill@etczone.com would be appreciated.
DVC Programs by Caskbill all use Windows Installer 2.0 or higher, which comes standard with Windows. Your computer will notify you if you need to update your installer from Microsoft's download site.
Finally, the legal stuff: DVC Programs by Caskbill are distributed as either freeware or shareware. Freeware means the programs are free to use by individuals only. Programs may not be used as any part of a commercial business. Definitions and requirements are provided as part of the EULA statement upon program installation.
The basic DVC-Tracker program is available as freeware, however optional upgrades are available. Upgrades for DVC-Tracker are for one program and it's single associated database, located on no more than two computers (EG Desktop & Laptop). Registration is required.
No programs by Caskbill may be distributed by any outside parties without the written consent of the developer. (C) 2002-2013. All rights reserved.