The Acol Bidding download page contains:


Acol Bidding - Download / Demo

The download contains the current version of the year 2015.

The downloaded program offers to start as demo version (5 of the 200 hands), or as full version.
For the full version you need the 16-character product key on the first page of the printed manual.

The Windows edition accepts product keys both of the version year 2011 (starting with AA)
and of the version year 2015 (starting with AB),
the Mac and Android edition accept only product keys of the version year 2015.

Installation Acol Bidding on all Windows versions (about 183 MB):
1) You execute the link, either directly or by saving the file.
2) The downloaded program "acol-bidding(.exe)" suggests to extract the contained files
to a folder "c:\games\qbtrain.acl" ; you start this by clicking on the "unzip" button.
3) At the end of the extraction, an installation program starts.
It creates an icon at the desktop and entries in the Windows Start menu,
you may start the program using one of that.

Installation Acol Bidding on Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.12 (about 188 MB):
1) You start the download by clicking on the link.
2) In the Download folder you see the downloaded file "Acol-Bidding(.pkg)"
When the download is finished, you execute the file by double clicking it.
3) The Mac standard installation runs, which you proceed by clicking on Ok or Continue.
The installation results in a new program (application)
and in a new icon in the Launchpad, Acol-Bidding.
(Note to the Launchpad: The Mac standard programs often use up the first page,
so you will find Acol Bidding on the second page.)

Acol Bidding on Android tablets: Click here for the installation instructions


Information about Windows 7, 8, and 10

This paragraph is relevant only for CDs of version years before 2010.

The installation of the programs runs essentially in the same way as under Windows XP and as is described in the manual.
For the CDs before 2007 the (Windows) user needs administrator rights.

Please note the following items:


Acol Bidding Update

Versions since 2007 have a built-in update which you start in the program by the menu item:
    File / Check for updates .
For this reason there is no update here for these versions.

A) Update for the versions 2000 or 2001

If you have the version of October 2000 (sold until October 2001),
the update changes mainly three functions: If you have the version October 2001 (sold until October 2002),
you should also apply the update in the following cases: Do not use this update for versions 2002 or later
(you see the version in the program menu: Help / About... ).
 
In any case, the bridge contents (hands, bidding sequences, explanations) remain unchanged.

Update Acol Bidding (about 800 KB)

Installation of the update:

1) You download the file ("aclup65(.exe)") to a temporary folder, e.g. "c:\temp";
2) You execute the downloaded file.
2a) It suggests to extract the contained files to the folder "c:\games\qbtrain.acl".
    This should be the place where the original Acol Bidding has been installed.
2b) You start the extraction by the "unzip" button.
3) At the end of the extraction an update program starts which creates an icon at the desktop.
   The next time when you start Acol Bidding, you should recognize
   the updated version by the presence of the vulnerability bars.
 

B) Update for the versions 2002 or 2003

This update is for the versions October 2002 and October 2003
(you see the version in the program menu: Help / About... ).

It solves the problem that the files in the help menu are not displayed anymore.

Update Acol Bidding (about 60KB)

Installation of the update:

1) You download the file ("acl-doc(.exe)") to a temporary folder, e.g. "c:\temp";
2) You execute the downloaded file.
2a) It suggests to extract the contained files to the folder "c:\games\qbtrain.acl".
    This should be the place where the original Acol Bidding has been installed.
2b) You start the extraction by the "unzip" button.
 

C) Update for the version 2005

The update contains the correction:

Update Acol Bidding (2005) (about 400 KB)

Installation of the update:
(The bidding program itself may not run during the update, in particular not during step 2b.)

1) You download the file ("acl-upd-2005(.exe)") to a temporary folder, e.g. "c:\temp".
2) You execute the downloaded file in the temporary folder (by double clicking on it).
2a) It suggests to extract the contained files to the folder "c:\games\qbtrain.acl".
     This must be the place where the original 'Acol Bidding' has been installed.
2b) You start the extraction by the "unzip" button.
 

D) Update for the version 2006

The update contains the correction:

Update Acol Bidding (2006) (about 400 KB)

Installation of the update:
(The bidding program itself may not run during the update, in particular not during step 2b.)

1) You download the file ("acl-upd-2006(.exe)") to a temporary folder, e.g. "c:\temp".
2) You execute the downloaded file in the temporary folder (by double clicking on it).
2a) It suggests to extract the contained files to the folder "c:\games\qbtrain.acl".
     This must be the place where the original 'Acol Bidding' has been installed.
2b) You start the extraction by the "unzip" button.
 


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