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    Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs)

    We have created a special Browser Check and if you get '3 GREEN TICKS" then you are sure to be able to play. Click HERE to test

    [ Any PC or Mac computer with a modern Web Browser AND JAVA installed will work ]

    - Click the Register button on http://www.bridge4free.com
    - Enter your name, your country and your email address and tick at least one of the highlighted bidding systems.
    - Follow the steps on screen and then wait for the confirming email with a confirmation number.
    - Enter this Confirmation number in the appropriate field.

    After a few minutes you will also receive an email with your login codes.

    Free? - You MUST BE KIDDING!!!! - No we are not kidding, it is free!

    Bridge4Free is a promotional site for our Premier Bridge Club, BridgeClubLive that uses the same style of software for both but Bridge Club Live has a full ethics panel, a full range of competitions, barometers, and ladders, social events where members meet face to face - and much, much more......

    Catch? - There is no catch. You can play for FREE as long as you like. Your email address will not be given to a third party.

    Click the YELLOW question mark in front of where you have to enter your ID and password in the Menu bar above.

    This will open a new page where you can enter the email address you used when you registered with us,

    Press "Send my details" on that page and we will resend your details.

     

    Maybe you have no Java plug-in installed? Java plug-in is required to run Java programs such as Bridge4Free and other games. CHECK MY BROWSER!

    To ensure that you have the recommended version of Java installed, suitable for your operating system, go to the java web site at www.java.com and click : [Free Java Download] and your computer will be checked.

    Download the recommended version.

    Maybe you have no Java plug-in installed? Java plug-in is required to run Java programs such as Bridge4Free and other games. CHECK MY BROWSER!

    To ensure that you have the recommended version of Java installed, suitable for your operating system, go to the java web site at www.java.com and click : [Free Java Download] and your computer will be checked.

    Download the recommended version.

    When you are logged in you will see at the TOP LEFT a button to Log into the Bridge Server.

    A NEW page will open - this is a CONTROL WINDOW which loads teh Java program and in a few seconds, after the 'LOADING" is complete, you will see 3 buttons.

    By pressing the Auto-Seat-Me you will be matched with a partner that plays the same system as you do. Opponents will be auto seated opposite you.

    By pressing the Select my own seat You can chose to start a table, join a table, or spectate a table.

    By pressing the Click here to watch you can watch other players play. You cannot "accidently" play.

    Click HERE for the Membership fee and a payment link - your upgrade will happen within 5 minutes.

    We offer:

    (1) A 30 DAY TRIAL - and if you upgrade to the full membership, you will get your money back in the form of an extra 30 days membership

    (2) An annual membership that provides UNLIMITED play and free entry to all our competitions and leagues. There are NO EXTRAS!

    By playing 8 boards or more.

    Each board you play is individually scored adn compared with at least 30 players who have played the very same board online at a previous time.

    Every day 96 boards are released for you to play. Those 96 boards were played in Bridge Club Live in the past.

    At the end of a hand you score is compared with 40 or more results for that same hand played in Bridge Club Live.

    For example: If you, as N/S, score +620, the instant score shows you how many other N/S pairs also scored +620 and what overall percentage those pairs received for that score.

    Your percentage will be the same percentage, less a small amount to take into account that one extra pair has now played the board.

    Bridge4Free has no robot players - This is a Policy decision - all players at the table are 'real' people. Please respect this when you are at the table!

    Yes, you can. You use your BCL memberID and doorkey to log on and wait a few minutes for the Bridge4Free server to update your details.

    If for any reason you have forgotten your Membership Codes, then click here and we will email them to your registered address.

    We are working hard on the first phase of an iPad/Android/tablet development. We hope to manage an initial release within a few months or less.

    Until that time we know of two ways that you can use your tablet (iPad or Android) to play bridge online with us

    1) http://www.logmein.com

    This company allows you to remotely control a desktop computer in your house, again allowing you access to all features of websites in the world
    Several members of our club use this method to play bridge using their tablet.

    2) http://www.alwaysonpc.com

    This company will supply you with a virtual desktop that supports Java and Flash, therefore allowing you access to all features of websites in the world.

    Please note: We have NO affiliation with the above companies, we supply you the information about their products in order to help you get the best experience from your tablet.

    Bridge4Free is not responsible for a third party product. We simply let you know what other tablet owners use to play bridge.

    Clear the browser cache AND the JAVA cache, restart the computer. This can significantly improve the performance of your PC.


    Restarting the router and/or the modem can help. Using a different web browser to open our web site and to enter the club sometimes does the trick.

     

    Clear the cache in Int Explorer :

    • Open InternetExplorer 8/9, click Tools --> Delete Browsing History...
    • Tick Preserve Favorites website data , Temporary Internet files and History, UNtick cookies! and then click Delete.

     

    Clear the cache in Chrome:

    1. Click the Tools menu. (the wrench in the upper-right corner)
    2. Select Tools --> Clear browsing data…
    3. Tick the boxes for the types of information you wish to delete.
    • Clear browsing history, Clear download history. Empty the cache
    • Best not Delete cookies. Best not Clear saved passwords
    You can also choose the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the Clear data from this period dropdown menu.
    4. Click Clear Browsing Data.

     

    Clear the cache in FireFox:

    (1.) At the top left of the Firefox window click the FireFox button
    (2.) Select History --> Clear Recent History ......
    (3.) At the top of the little window that now appears, look for Time range to clear and choose Everything
    (4.) UN-tick Cookies
    (5.) Click Clear Now.

     

    Clear the cache in JAVA - (make sure Java is not running):

    • Click on [START] ( bottom left of your screen )--> Control Panel
    • On the next page: click the Java Icon ( the coffee cup)
    • Choose the General Tab - look for Temporary Internet Files and click [Settings]
    • next box: click [Delete Files...]
    • Tick all items in the window that pops-up and click OK- Click OK again - Restart the computer.

    If the above does not help, try using a different web browser to go to our web site and to enter the club.

     

    Apple Mac - Clear the Safari cache :

    1.To clear the cache in Safari, select Safari from the top menu and choose Empty Cache... from the drop down list.
    2.A confirmation window will appear asking if you are certain you wish to empty your cache. Select Empty.
    3.Your Safari cache has now been cleared.

     

    Clearing the Java Cache - (make sure Java is not running):

    1. Click on the “Finder” icon located in your dock.
    2. Click “Applications”, and then click the “Utilities” Folder.
    3. Double-click the “Java Preferences” icon.
    4. Click on the tab labeled “Network” and then click the button labelled “Delete Files…”.
    5. Ensure that both check boxes are checked and then click the “OK” button.
    6. Close the Java Control Panel
    7. Restart the computer