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A human player and two computer players play as the skat partners.
You can play in 3 modes

Rule Skat: follows the exact rules of  the Deutscher Skatverband (DSkV) set in 1999-01-01
Variations Skat: here deviations can be made, and common variations like German Kneipenskat can be played
Schieberamsch: follows a very popular (unofficial) variation of Skat called Ramsch (Schieberamsch if pass on is allowed)

The program can keep up with experienced players and provide surprises.

The main intent, however, was to create a learning aid for Skat beginners. Several
additional cross-game options are therefore offered, including:

  Breaking off and repetition of games
  Undo/redo of tricks
  Exposing the cards
  Exchanging of the cards or of the hand
  Suggestions for possible games
  Suggestions to discard the skat
  Suggestions to play or follow the cards
  Manipulation of tricks
  Demonstration mode - the program as an automaton

As of version 2.5 there are now sounds for various game situations

As of version 3.0 the score sheet and the gambling table can be printed out
during the game in their current form. The full course of the game the game
can also be printed when it is finished.

As of version 4.0 the program works in both German and English, with language
selected during
installation and/or during the running of the program.

As of version 4.3 delayed game sections can be played out simultaneously.
This means that the program can also be operated within one of these sections
(e.g. it can be broken off during the dealing, during the bidding, etc.)

As of version 4.5 improved installation (Standard User) and uninstallation
dedicated Remove)

As of version 5.0 cards can be enlarged (zoom)
Support of visually impaired: zoom for card display
large print: skat deck 7
                                          highliting of mouse hover cards
                                          announcement of mouse hover cards
announcement of cards that are dealt

As of version 5.1 Skat2000+ can be started several times.
The information for the course may be stored in the .skt file.
In the .skm file further 8 groups of attributes are saved.
Assignment of images.
When suggestion mode, displaying the max. recommended bidding value
in the status bar.
In the manual resume of tricks mode (undo, redo, resume) you can determine
which player, which card plays at the next trick (manipulation).

As of version 5.2 the initial values can be saved in the file Skat2000+.reg
on the desktop. After a new installation you can insert the data (by
double-clicking on Skat2000+.reg) back into the registry. In this way,
previous program settings are transferred to the new version.
The log file Skat2000+.log can be created on the desktop.
For this purpose, in the registry under
the entry
must be inserted. Other levels 00000002, 00000004 or 00000008 as well as
their combinations (00000001 .. 0000000f) are possible.
00000000 means no logging.
Recommendation: Create Skat2000+.reg and insert "Log"-line as the last line.
                           From Skat2000+.reg, two special files LogOn.reg and LogOff,reg
                           could be derived using the editor included with Windows
                           (delete line 6 - end, then insert the "Log"-line).
Dragging the current match file (.skm, .sks) from the game table to another
media (desktop, explorer, email attachment, etc.) had to be moved form
Shift+mouseDragging to Ctrl+mouseDragging for technical reasons. The
game file (.skt) can be copied as before using mouseDragging.
The score sheet is now temporarily saved after each game being played.
After a crash, it is automatically restored from the temporary storage.
Suggestions for Kontra/Recontra can be received and displayed.
In the case of announcements (Game, Kontra, Rekontra) of the computer
players, the responsible rule number can be additionally displayed (can be
swiched off; causes cheat code 'S' because of betraying of status
Creation of a card statistics and display possibility.

Skat2000+ now is available in version 5.2 and can be downloaded here


  SkatSetupTest-5.2    SkatSetup-5.2 (2017-08-25)

    New:               Null:                       Rule: 6250, 6243, 6242, 6241,
                                                                6230 (Kontra)
                          Suit:                       Rule: 1513, 1517, 1614
                                                                 2990, 2994, 2995 (Kontra)
                          Ramsch:                 Rule: 142 (pass on)
                          Match:                    Backup the initialization data
                          Grand:                    Rule: 3147, 3151, 3207, 3227,
                                                                3335, 3418, 3420
                                                                3535, 3560 (Kontra)
    Correction:       Game:                    Card play at double click (fatal)
                          Course:                   Ramsch (fatal at Game>Load)
                          Game:                    Start: Rest preferred suit
                          Cards:                    Color distortion under Win 10      
                          Ramsch:                Schieben
                          Grand:                    Ouvert: Following error (J, Rh)
                          Game:                    Saving game file with game course:
                                                        Cards Assignment
                          Match:                    Reading a matchfile:
                                                        Setting menu options
                          Score Sheet:           Incorrect allocation of results
                                                        if equality in Ramsch game
                          Dialogs:                  Radio Buttons
                          Suit:                       Ruffing behavior
                                                       (soloist: last trump in the game)
                          Bock:                    Counting (also at course)
                          Revolution:             Check for leading (soloist)
                          Score Sheet:          Assignment of result at
                                                       Bierlachs if soloist loses
                          Termination:           Choice: Duration, Bierlachs, unlimited
                          Game:                   Check for Schwarz at Ouvert
    Playing Skill:   Suit:                      Rule: 1614, 3127
                          Suit:                      Trick Estimation
                          Grand:                   Trick Estimation
                          Grand:                   Rule: 3234, 3422
                          Suit:                      Throwing off behavior (opponent)
                          Ramsch:                Discard Skat
                          Suit:                      Discard Skat
                          Suit:                      Behavior in Ouvert (opponents)
                          Grand:                   Behavior in Ouvert (opponents)


  SkatSetup-5.3_Win8-Win10 (2018-01-06 beta 5)

    Future skat versions:
    Created with the development environment Visual Studio 2015 (Win7 - Win10).
    Includes the redistributables (vcruntime140.dll, mfc140.dll) for 32-bit and
    64-bit systems.
Before the setup, the previous program should be uninstalled
    to remove obsolete files also.

    If Win7 systems are missing 'api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dl'l, you must
    download and install 'Universal C RunTime in Windows - Microsoft Support'.

  SkatSetup-5.3 _XP-Win7 (2018-01-06 beta 5)

   Previous skat versions:
    Created with the development environment Visual Studio 6 (WinXP - Win10,
VS6 can only be used up to Windows Vista). Includes the redistributable
    (mfc42.dll) for 32-bit systems.

Preliminary version:

    New:                Grand:                  Rule: 3423
                                                                3537 (Kontra)
                           Null:                      Rule: 6262 (Kontra)
                           Suit:                      Rule: 1610, 1620, 2620
                                                                 2990 (Kontra)
    Correction:       Game:                   Scoring at Ouvert Games
                           Game:                   At Ouvert, re-display cards of
                                                       soloist after declaration
                           Null:                      Attributes
                           Null:                      Check: Rest for me
                           Ramsch:                Discard Skat
                           Game:                   At abandon (opponents),
                                                        adapt counter (soloist)
                           Match:                   Loading of match files (settings)
    Playing Skill:    Grand:                    Rule: 3120, 3420
                           Kontra:                   Trick Estimation (Grand and Suit game)
                           Suit:                       Trick Estimation
                           Grand:                    Rule: 3415
                           Auction:                  Rule part /*not pass out*/
                                                         now also applies to Regelskat, if
                                                         winning probality > risk disposition


Older versions:

   SkatSetup-3.0    (01.02.2012)
   SkatSetup-3.1    (21.04.2012)
   SkatSetup-3.21  (09.07.2012)
   SkatSetup-3.31  (12.09.2012)
   SkatSetu p-3.4    (17.10.2012)
   SkatSetup-3.61  (2014.02.06)
   SkatSetup-4.0    (2014-03-25)
   SkatSetup-4.1    (2014-06-25)
   SkatSetup-4.2    (2014-09-17)
   SkatSetu p-4.3    (2015-03-01)
   SkatSetup-4.4    (2015-06-01)
   SkatSet   up-4.5     (2015-04-12)
   Skat Setup-5.0    (2015-04-12)
   SkatSetup-5.1    (2016-11-28)



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 moves and developments in gameplay

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