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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.
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.
Dragging the current match file (.skm, .sks) from the game table to another
media (desktop, explorer, email attachment, etc.) had to be moved form
The game file (.skt) can be copied as before using
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.
As of version 5.3, the protocol parameters can be interactively set and the
protocol can be turned on and off. The log can be displayed in a window
with scroll bars in real time.
When displaying the card and game statistics and the trick estimation the
values are shown color-coded in the context of assigned color intervals.
Version 5.4 fixes a following error (s) of Hh in overt games
(if the partner leads the trick and the the soloist trumps).
Skat2000+ now is available in version 5.2 and can be downloaded here
Correction: Suit Game Ouvert: Kontra
Behavior in following (s opponent)
Grand: Behavior in throwing off (c)
Cards: Rank query (c)
Presence of suit (c)
Playing Skill: Suit Game Ouvert: Behavior in following (opponent)
Suit Game: Behavior in leading (opponent)
Behavior in trumping (soloist)
Ramsch: Behavior in take over
Behavior in trumping
SkatSetup-5.5_Win8-Win10 (2018-04-11 beta4)
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-5.5 _XP-Win7 (2018-04-11 beta4)
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.
Revision: Window: Trick Estimation
Correction: Cards: Rank query (c)
Playing Skill: Grand: Trick Estimation
Suit Game Ouvert: Behavior in following (opponent)
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)
SkatSe tup-5.1 (2016-11-28)
SkatS etup -5.2 (2017-08-25)
SkatSetu p-5.3 (2018-03-10)
Alternatively, a virus-tested copy may be downloaded from the user forum of Heise Online