Mac users -DDS
works great with Crossover and Parallels
Linux users -DDS
works perfectly with Wine
DD Solver Version 12.50
Minor bugs corrected. I'm still looking for improvements
in translations. The table at the lower right corner of
this web page shows the languages where I need help -
those languages without two *.
Russian translations have been completed. Thank you very
This version corrects a few bugs.
German language completely translated - thank you
Stefan. A few bugs cleaned up. New icons added to the
Bugs fixed concerning Change Contract and setting the
bottom player to north, east, south, or west - as
opposed to a fixed named player.
A few minor issues were cleaned up in this version as
well as improvements to the User Guide. Many thanks to
Gigi for completing all the Italian translations. Also
to Lars who completed the Swedish translations.
This new version of DDS includes many great improvements
to the Filter feature, especially concerning Opening
Leads and DD Bidding. As always, the
Filter feature works best when you have accumulated a
large database of deals. The easiest way to get that
large database is to open multiple files into one file:
Click Open File, hold down the <Ctrl> key and
click on all the files you want to include - typically
they would be hands played by the same player.
This version has
also been translated in Bulgarian. Thank you George.
Here are some of
the ways you can filter your results based
upon the Opening Lead.
players are aware of Double Dummy (DD) Play
analysis on a hand, and also the concept
of the "Par Result". The key point is
that DD analysis, unlike "real" bridge, makes
its calculations after looking at all 52
cards. Despite the flaws of DD bridge, many
feel that it can provide valuable insight into
improving one's game.
Double Dummy Solver has taken this idea one
step further by introducing the concept of DD
Bidding analysis. Did we overbid, miss
a sacrifice, or perhaps wrong-side a contract;
i.e. declare from the wrong side of the table.
This analysis is unaffected by the
play of the hand.
upon the final contract and DD analysis, DDS
classifies the bidding on every deal into 23
different categories, shown on the right.
Bidding classification for each hand can be
seen on the Scoreboard and also in the
bottom-right corner of the main screen. More
explanations about DD Bidding can be found in
the User Guide.
to Bob Cohen for all his tireless help in
debugging this complicated feature.
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About DDS 12
handled with the Poedit
system. I still need help with translations for a few
languages to include the new words and phrases in this
version. Please contact me (bob at uselessbay dot us) if
you are willing to help with some translating.
If you like this
free program, please send a donation.
to enlarge DDS 12 screen shot
* Updated for
through Version 12.33
** Updated for through Version 12.50
Please contact me at bob
at uselessbay dot us if you
are willing to add a new language, or offer
corrections to one of these languages.
If you only want to download the Double Dummy DLL, see Bo Haglund's web