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Micro Bridge 12: Update Module
Update
This is an updated module of Micro Bridge 12. Download the following zip file and read the enclosed README.TXT.

An update to Micro Bridge 12.02 (2/1/13, mbup1202.zip, 1,184KB)

MODIFICATION:
  • The following bug is fixed. (12.01)
    On 64-bit Windows, "The Identification Number of the Installed Software" is "Not Available".
  • Support 2004 or later JCBL hand data. (12.02)
Technical Information
  • Micro Bridge 12 supports Windows 7 and 8.

  • LAN play of Micro Bridge (10, 11, and 12) is slow when Windows 7 or 8 is running on both PCs. Display of bids and plays on client PC is delayed about 6 seconds after server PC bids and plays. The cause of this symptom is a flaw of Microsoft SMB2 protocol. Microsoft provides an unofficial patch module for this problem, but a safe and easy way to solve this problem is to:

    Add registry keys:
    FileInfoCacheLifetime=0 (DWORD type)
    FileNotFoundCacheLifetime=0 (DWORD type)
    DirectoryCacheLifetime=0 (DWORD type)
    under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters.

    If you are not familiar with editing registry using REGEDIT.EXE, download and run the following program.

    smbfix.exe (1/27/13, 418KB)

    This change disables a part of SMB2 local cache. The side effect is to increase the network traffic, but it is not a problem for home users. You need to do this change only to client PCs, but I recommend you to do it to all Windows 7/8 PCs on which you run Micro Bridge.
Micro Bridge 11: Update Module
Update
This is an updated module of Micro Bridge 11. Download the following zip file and read the enclosed README.TXT.

An update to Micro Bridge 11.03 (2/1/13, mbup1103.zip, 1,120KB)

MODIFICATION:
  • The following bug is fixed. (11.01)
    After you play out a pair match session using Simple Match Point Scoring, the results of the session on the menu list for selecting a pair match is not correctly displayed. (Percentage Scoring has no problem.)
  • Hand display mode can be changed by Ctrl-V key. (11.02)
  • Some minor bugs are fixed. (11.02)
  • Support 2004 or later JCBL hand data. (11.03)
Technical Information
You can neither install nor run Micro Bridge after you log on by using a Limited User Account (Windows XP). The Limited User Account of Windows XP causes many types of trouble to some existing Windows applications. Please use a Computer Administrator Account.

When you use Micro Bridge 11 on Windows Vista or Windows 7, please take notice of the following points.

1. After installation successfully completes, the following window will be displayed. Choose "This program installed correctly".



2. When you insert Micro Bridge CD into your CD-ROM drive for monthly authentication, the following window will appear. Click button and close the window.



3. When you click a Help button on Micro Bridge, you will get the following message and you can not open the Micro Bridge help document. Click "Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows" and download WinHlp32.exe from Microsoft Download Center.



Micro Bridge 10: Update Module
Update
This is an updated module of Micro Bridge 10. Download the following zip file and read the enclosed README.TXT.

An update to Micro Bridge 10.03 (2/1/13, mbup1003.zip, 2,008KB)

MODIFICATION:
1) Several minor bugs are fixed.(10.01)
2) The play speed at level one (the lowest play level) becomes faster.(10.01)
3) Alert messages are diaplyed on the Bidding Information window. You can confirm the alert message of your own bid.(10.01)
4) Some troubles of loading PBN files are fixed. (10.02)
5) Some minor bugs are fixed. (10.02)
6) Support 2004 or later JCBL hand data. (10.03)

Technical Information
You can neither install nor run Micro Bridge after you log on by using a Limited User Account (Windows XP). The Limited User Account of Windows XP causes many types of trouble to some existing Windows applications. Please use a Computer Administrator Account.

Micro Bridge 9: Update Module
Update
This is an updated module of Micro Bridge 9. Download the following self extracting archive file into a temporary folder, run the archive file, and read the enclosed README.TXT.

An update to Micro Bridge 9.03 (11/11/01, mbup903.exe, 1,451KB)

MODIFICATION:
1) The play algorithm and the bidding data base are improved.(9.01)
The following bugs are fixed.
2) If you choose the different signals for NS and EW pairs, computer will misunderstand opponents' signals.(9.01)
3) Windows 2000 can not recognize Micro Bridge 9 CD under some circumstances (9.01)
4) Install Tournament Data can not recognize USB FDD drives. (9.02)
5) Closed Room Player still has the bug 2). (9.02)
6) Several minor bugs including the bidding data base. (9.02)
7) Key Code does not work on Windows NT and Windows 2000. (9.02)
8) Two minor bugs in bid and play routine. (9.03)
9) General protection fault on Windows XP. See below. (9.03)

Technical Information
1) Norton AntiVirus may cause the following error when installing Micro Bridge. It may be a bug of Norton that also affects some other applications.

"Exception EResNotFound in module setup.exe at xxxx:xxxx. Resource Tformstup not found"

If you receive the above error, please turn off Norton AntiVirus and install Micro Bridge.

2) The Key Code mechanism to run Micro Bridge without its CD does not work on Windows NT and 2000. (Version 9.00 and 9.01)

3) Windows XP seems to change its memory management system, and I guess this causes "General protection fault" against 9.02 or earlier version. The update module 9.03 usually works well on Windows XP. However, there are still some uncertainties because the cause of the error is not clear.

Micro Bridge 8: Update Modules
Update
This is an updated module of Micro Bridge 8. Download the following self extracting archive file into a temporary folder, run the archive file, and read the enclosed README.TXT.

An update to Micro Bridge 8.06 (1/28/99, mbup806.exe, 909KB)

MODIFICATION:
The following bugs are fixed.
1) A Pairs Tournament that contains over 200 pairs causes an error. Updated module allows maximum 499 pairs. This function is only needed for 1996 (or later) JCBL Tournament Data.(8.01)
2) When you play 2-Team Match and the first board is passed out in the Closed Room, IMP is occasionally incorrect.(8.01)
3) User System Generator causes an error when there is only one target file.(8.02)
4) The bidding program has some minor bugs and it causes an improper bid once in a long while.(8.02)
5) The View Hand Records command causes an error "Text greater than 32KB." when you select around 20 or more boards at once.(8.02)
6) The Claim command rarely causes a wrong score.(8.03)
7) If the sound driver installed to your Windows system cannot play the sound files of Micro Bridge (.wav files), the error message "MMSYESTEM281. This file could not be played." is shown. The easiest way to prevent this message is to turn off the Sound option of Micro Bridge. However, even if you turn off the sound option, the above error is still shown only when starting Micro Bridge.(8.05)
8) 8.05 cannot play Taipei Tournament Data. (8.06)

The Pair Match Result file supports maximum 799 pairs and over 99 tie scores.(8.05, 8.06)

Color Problem of Bidding Buttons
Some video drivers may cause color problems that affect the bidding box buttons (usually vertical lines appear). The problem usually disappears by changing the video driver. If you can not (or do not want to) change the video driver, use the following alternative module.
METHOD: Download the following self-extracting archive file into a temporary folder, run the archive file, and copy the extracted MB8.EXE into the BIN subfolder under the Micro Bridge folder (for example, \MB8\BIN).

An alternative module to show bid buttons by characters (3/24/99, mb8alter.exe, 374KB)

Technical Information
Micro Bridge 8 does not support WIndows NT4.0/2000/XP.