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(Downloads to 2017-08-25: 44346)
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
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
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
New: Null: Rule: 6250, 6243, 6242, 6241,
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
Grand: Ouvert: Following error (J, Rh)
Game: Saving game file with game course:
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 (2017-10-10 beta 2)
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 (2017-10-10 beta 2)
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.
New: Suit: Rule: 1620
Correction: 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: 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
SkatSetu p-3.4 (17.10.2012)
SkatSetu p-4.3 (2015-03-01)
SkatSet up-4.5 (2015-04-12)
Skat Setup-5.0 (2015-04-12)
Alternatively, a virus-tested copy may be downloaded from the user forum of Heise Online