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#1 User is offline   Risitassou 

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Posted 2019-May-31, 06:55

Hello everyone ! :D

How can I have a 4 colors deck in BBO ?
:unsure: Is it even possible ?

:P It is possible on the forum, simply and naturally :
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Posted 2019-May-31, 07:55

No, it's not currently possible in BBO, although it has been requested before.

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Posted 2019-May-31, 08:34

View PostRisitassou, on 2019-May-31, 06:55, said:

It is possible on the forum, simply and naturally :

Possible but not certain: that shows in four colours using chrome on Windows but in two colours using Samsung internet on Android.
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Posted 2019-May-31, 16:43

View Postbarmar, on 2019-May-31, 07:55, said:

No, it's not currently possible in BBO, although it has been requested before.
seems unlikely it isn't possible, You can make these colours elsewhere surely cards could be made 4 colours.
of course I have no idea how difficult it would be.
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Posted 2019-June-01, 02:43

View Poststeve2005, on 2019-May-31, 16:43, said:

seems unlikely it isn't possible, You can make these colours elsewhere surely cards could be made 4 colours.
of course I have no idea how difficult it would be.

Of course it's technically possible. Funbridge does it, BTW.
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Posted 2019-June-01, 03:16

This seems not to be the first time someone ask the question.
Is there a way to contact programmers to suggest it ?
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Posted 2019-June-01, 05:31

View PostRisitassou, on 2019-June-01, 03:16, said:

This seems not to be the first time someone ask the question.
Is there a way to contact programmers to suggest it ?

This is the way :-)
But they don't seem interested.

If BBO does implement it, please make it user configurable, as some people dislike the 4 colours or find they don't resolve their problems of sight and/or display. The ideal would be able to choose colour for each suit on a WYSIWYG basis.
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Posted 2019-June-01, 17:45

View Poststeve2005, on 2019-May-31, 16:43, said:

seems unlikely it isn't possible, You can make these colours elsewhere surely cards could be made 4 colours.
of course I have no idea how difficult it would be.

I didn't mean it's impossible for us to add it, I meant it's not possible for users enable it since we haven't done it.

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Posted 2019-June-01, 17:48

View Postpescetom, on 2019-June-01, 05:31, said:

If BBO does implement it, please make it user configurable, as some people dislike the 4 colours or find they don't resolve their problems of sight and/or display. The ideal would be able to choose colour for each suit on a WYSIWYG basis.

We try to avoid lots of complicated options, we already had that in the old Windows version (the settings dialog had dozens of settings in at least a half dozen tabs). So if we do this, it's likely to just be two-colors/four-colors, with pre-determined colors. Anything more than that is overkill.

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Posted 2019-June-01, 17:49

View PostRisitassou, on 2019-June-01, 03:16, said:

This seems not to be the first time someone ask the question.
Is there a way to contact programmers to suggest it ?

Do you think the forum posts aren't seen by the programmers? Fred frequently replies here, he's the main programmer.

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Posted 2019-June-01, 18:05

View Postbarmar, on 2019-June-01, 17:48, said:

We try to avoid lots of complicated options, we already had that in the old Windows version (the settings dialog had dozens of settings in at least a half dozen tabs). So if we do this, it's likely to just be two-colors/four-colors, with pre-determined colors. Anything more than that is overkill.


I don't see BBO's aversion to lots of complicated options. Most users won't change any options so they will have no idea you have so many options. You can bury most of the options in advanced tabs that the more curious users probably won't ever bother to look at. Calling tabs advanced will keep many from even clicking on them (as well as changing them) B-) That leaves those who have serious concerns about a particular feature who will be able to customize their screens.
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Posted 2019-June-02, 04:42

View Postjohnu, on 2019-June-01, 18:05, said:

I don't see BBO's aversion to lots of complicated options. Most users won't change any options so they will have no idea you have so many options. You can bury most of the options in advanced tabs that the more curious users probably won't ever bother to look at. Calling tabs advanced will keep many from even clicking on them (as well as changing them) B-) That leaves those who have serious concerns about a particular feature who will be able to customize their screens.


I can see them not wanting unnecessary work, though. This is an issue I don't care two hoots about myself, there are lots of important known problems they could fix instead. But it has been raised in the past with people saying they had real problems distinguishing certain colours, so I'm worried that adding 4-colours might just be extra work without solving that problem.

As an aside, I find grey clubs cards tiring on the eyes when playing with paper cards, but not when playing online - either the colour is darker or there is less glare from the white background I guess.
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Posted 2020-December-01, 05:17

Why can I not have Red cards for Diamonds and Hearts. Using Windows 10 on a laptop?
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Posted 2020-December-01, 06:27

View Post1DavidB, on 2020-December-01, 05:17, said:

Why can I not have Red cards for Diamonds and Hearts. Using Windows 10 on a laptop?

Purple hearts are better
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Posted 2021-April-07, 20:30

My wife has vision issues, and often mixes up hearts and diamonds.

Allowing different colors for each suit would help her (and others) immensely.

Please make this option a priority.

Allen Woolfrey
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