The E-Trac emulator is a program that runs exactly like the E-Trac does. It is amazingly simple and easy to install and use and it will give you the feel, the FE/CO numbers, and sounds of how the E-Trac sees targets.
First you will need to download the emulator here.
Once it is downloaded just install it like any other program. It comes with French coins already loaded. Now, it is VERY easy to add American coins, gold jewelery and silver jewelery to the target list. I will tell you how to step by step here, it really is simplicity personified.
All you do is click to download the target package you want, for instance for American coins you would click on Larry P's Incredible 61 target US coins
. This will download to your downloads file or wherever you have your downloads go. Open where it is downloaded but do not unzip the file. In a separate window go to your C:\Program Files\EtracEm-V1-en\datazips and then just drag the "61_US_coins.zip" file into the C:\Program Files\EtracEm-V1-en\datazips file. Now your E-Trac emulator has US coins added to it.
How to use the emulator.
Just start the emulator by double clicking the short cut it put on your desktop when you installed it. At the top of the emulator once started you will see a Files tab, click on that tab and go to Targets Zip Files and load whatever targets you want, for example US coins. Then, just like a real E-Trac you will have to click the power button in the top left. At this point this is what you should be looking at.
At the bottom it will show a picture of the target, and in that space your mouse pointer becomes the coil, so just sweep the coil (mouse pointer) across the target and it will show and sound just like you were sweeping the E-Trac over that target in the real world. To change targets you would just click the previous or next target buttons. This emulator is amazingly accurate and a great learning tool for the E-Trac. Here are some other targets you might want to familiarize yourself with. They are applied the same way as the US coins targets I explained earlier.Gold JewelrySilver Jewelry
I highly recommend anyone thinking of buying an E-Trac, or trying to learn their E-Trac better to play with this Emulator. It is an amazing tool.
E-TRAC Em is a simulation tool developed by Minelab enthusiast Max Derouen and provides insight into the functionality of Minelabs E-TRAC metal detector.