The program crashed and results could not be imported

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

I receive a DAO355.dll error when I install Magic Contest. What is that, and how do I solve it?

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?

How do I create a PDF file with the final result?

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?

All results are gone from the Bridgemate server and the database. What can I do?

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?

How do I open an old contest that cannot be found in Contest Explorer?

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?