The solution depends on what program caused the crash. 1. Magic Contest crashed This is no big problem as Bridgemate will continue to import results from the Bridgemate server. Do the following: Close the error window. Restart Magic Contest and open the existing event in Contest Explorer. There will be a message about a lock … Continue reading The program crashed and results could not be imported
This is a problem that sometimes occurs on new computers and sometimes don't. I don't know why. The error message is shown when Magic Contest is installed, and it has to do with the database support for the member list. First of all, there are three options when the error message is shown. It is … Continue reading I receive a DAO355.dll error when I install Magic Contest. What is that, and how do I solve it?
A: How do I score a 2-evening event with 12 pairs, where all pairs should meet each other, and I cannot score the event in barometer style, and 22 or 33 boards is not accepted? Q: Not easy, but can be done. Note! The instructions below are based on a solid knowledge in multiple advanced … Continue reading How do I score a 2-evening event with 12 pairs?
There are four ways to do this: Import the hand record file when you start the contest Import the hand record file manually after start Enter the cards manually in Magic Contest Let the players enter the cards manually in Bridgemate . 1. Import the hand record file when you start the contest First of … Continue reading How do I enter hand records?
There is no internal PDF functionality. Instead, you must send the print output to a so called PDF writer, which acts like a printer but it creates PDF files. The best such program, which happens to be free thanks to Open source, is called PDF Creator. You can download it here: http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator Once it is … Continue reading How do I create a PDF file with the final result?
Q1: If the Bridgemate database is empty, and the server also seems empty, how can entered results be restored so I get a final result in the contest? A1: Luckily there are many different recovery features in Bridgemate. They are all described in the official Bridgemate manual. Here comes a short answer on how to … Continue reading All results are gone from the Bridgemate server and the database. What can I do?
Q: How do I open a very old contest? A: Old contests are automatically archived to a folder called Magic Contest Documents \ Contest \ Old that you find in My Documents. They are best identified by the file name, that is normally the date of the contest, or, in case of multi-session, by the file date. … Continue reading How do I open an old contest that cannot be found in Contest Explorer?
Q: I have some personalized settings in an old computer that I would like to move to a new one. Is there a file I can move with that information or another easy way to do it? A: Yes, there is a way to do this. The solution relies on a Microsoft program called Regedit that … Continue reading How do I move permanent settings from one computer to another?
Q: I have 7 teams with a BYE. Team 3 sat out R1 but seem to have been credited with 16.36? [See image below] A: The score is correct according to the Magic Contest settings in the contest. 16.36 is the average of 15.24 and 17.47. The awarded score is controlled by a setting that adjusts … Continue reading A team with a BYE was credited too many vp:s
Q: I have to run a pairs event for 60 tables but I am going to have to put 40 tables in one room and 20 tables in another and sadly the rooms are not adjacent. Is there a solution using Magic and 2 computers and 2 servers please? A: There is a feature in Magic … Continue reading Merge databases from different playing areas