Questions & Answers
- Does StepBridge run on an Apple Macintosh?
- Does StepBridge run on Ipad and Android tablet?
- Does StepBridge run on Linux?
- How do I prevent disconnection?
- How do I reposition a subscreen hiding my cards?
- Is there a faster way of moving about than via the menus?
- Which abbreviations and symbols do I use in my messages?
- How to start/join a table
- What is imp scoring?
- How long are the results saved?
- How do I find my previous results?
- How do I print or save a played board?
StepBridge has been designed for Windows. However, modern Macintosh
computers have an Intel processor and can start with Windows.
You need the free Apple program Boot Camp.
The screen layout is different from Windows see Ipad version
You use drag and drop to play cards not click as in Windows.
Stepbridge has been designed for Windows. You need an emulator to run Windows programs on Linux.
Users say StepBridge runs smoothly also on Vmware, a Linux PC emulator by Vmware. We do not know if StepBridge runs on different Linux emulators.
Disable Windows disconnecting your network adapter.
See drop down menu to find the StepBridge manual for first-timers..
If several people want to play on one computer, each user must apply for an account separately.
Always use the StepBridge application form on the StepBridge website.
If you want to have multiple accounts, disable the automatic login
function first. Go to the “Options” screen – go to the pull-down menu
from “Club”; disable the tick “Automatic login after start”. If there is
no tick in the box, click on OK and leave the screen.
Now leave StepBridge and restart the program. When the Login Screen
appears, choose ‘Add’ to add an account. Fill out the information of the
account concerned, click on OK to confirm. The account has now been
added to the list of accounts; from now on you can choose with which
account to play at StepBridge.
All subscreens such as the bidding box and the bidding board can be
repositioned. If the bidding box or another screen hides your cards,
reposition it by: 1. Clicking with your left mouse button on the blue
top bar 2. Holding the button pressed down 3. Dragging the box to an
empty spot and 4. Releasing the mouse button.
The menu commands below can be executed through the Shortcut Keys:
|View last trick||F4|
Below please find some much-used abbreviations to make typing easier:
|brb||be right back|
|Ty/ typ / thx/ tx||thank you partner|
|wdp||well done partner|
|np/npp||no problem partner|
|imo/imho||in my opinion|
|gl/glp||good luck partner|
|gla||good luck all|
In general imp scoring is best compared to team scoring. In imp
boards all scores except the highest and the lowest ones are averaged
out, resulting in the datum score. All imp scores are then calculated in
relation to the datum score. Consequently overtricks in imps do not
count as heavily pairs. The golden rule in imps is not to put your
contract at risk for one overtrick, even if that overtrick is almost a
The board results are saved indefinitely, with a minimum of two weeks after the board was last played.
In the menu “View”, go to “Board Played” and find your results. Just
remember the board number.