The random deal engine will produce an unlimited variety of hands. The program will bid and play the other three hands with scoring to rubber. Written in the
C++ language with direct access to the Xlib primitives for speed and compatibility, the program will work on most distributions without additional downloads.
The download is a tar zip file. It contains a single executable and a readme file. Just right click and select 'Extract here' then double click the XBridge program file.
All hands may be displayed at any
stage, a summary of bids is also available. Additionally each of the other hands may be permanently displayed.The program will allow a choice of bidding speed and can also provide simple animation of the play of the cards.
The user may skip to a new deal at any time or replay the existing hand at
any stage. The hand may also be revolved.
A deal may be quickly
saved, with dealer, at any time.
The program supports the ACOL
bidding system with separate toggle settings for conventions for both North
South and East West. The settings are retained between sessions.
Stayman, Baron, Jacoby, Gambling,
Blackwood and Gerber.
The program is suitable for casual play and practise. The Bridge engine
utilized has been proven on several other platforms (including Colossus
Bridge for Windows) and provides a interesting game but is not suitable for
strong club players.
How much is
the full version?
$14.99 Includes CD and shipping.
What are the requirements?
A minimum display of 640 by 480
is required. If available the program will display at 800 by 600. The program has a fixed size window.
What distributions will it work on?
The development was aimed at
reducing the dependencies and allowing use on the widest variety of Linux
platforms. To that end it utilizes the low level Xlib library to directly
work with the X Server. It has been tested on Fedora Core, SUSE, Mandrake
and others. No installation is required, a single executable file is
the program available locally?
Bibase software maintains the competitive price by selling direct. If you
find the product available elsewhere we would very much like to hear from
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