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Tomas Brenning
tomas@brenning.se
Tel:     +46 171 47 50 37
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Mobile: +46 70 742 77 42

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SE-745 99  Enköping
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Note!   Windows 8 trouble-shooting

The Magic Contest installation sometimes fails on Windows 8 computers. Read below for a suggested solution.


Download free demo

Complete version (11,5 MB)

This is also used for licensed updates.


Trouble-shooting (1)

If you fail to install the above, please use the following:

Full installation package (15,1 MB)


Windows 8 trouble-shooting

Later Windows versions have stricter security settings than before. These can cause problems during the Magic Contest installation. This primarily applies to Windows 8 and 8.1, but Windows 7 users may experience this too.

The result is that the supporting DAO technology cannot be installed. DAO is necessary for Magic Contest to maintain the local member database. During the setup phase you may receive error messages to this effect, or you may receive messages about this the first time you start Magic Contest.

The solution is to completely turn off what is referred to as UAC (User Account Control). This is a Windows setting that ensures that no malicious program code is installed on your computer. This is typically done through the Windows Control Panel according to these instructions:

Watch video instructions (Windows 7)

Read instructions (Windows 8)

Once UAC has been turned off, you can uninstall and then reinstall Magic Contest. After the installation you are recommended to reset UAC to its original security level.

Current
version
4.11

24 February 2017

 
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Version history
 
2017-02-24   4.11
2015-05-03   4.10
2014-05-13   4.9
2013-12-01   4.8
2013-04-21   4.7
2012-12-02   4.6
2012-08-16   4.5.3.4
2011-11-15   4.4
2011-07-02   4.3.2
2010-12-28   4.2
2010-04-20   4.1.1

More...


Install an old version

It is not guaranteed that an old version can be used just like that if you already tried installing a newer version. Once installed and started Magic Contest may give an error message to that effect.

This is how you change your computer's internal settings if you need to run an old version when a newer version has been installed:

  • Make sure to uninstall the newer version and install the old. version before proceeding with these instructions.
  • Click the Start button and select Run (or write immediately on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or later.
  • Write regedit and press Enter.
  • A window opens with a tree structure.
  • Locate the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
    Software\Brenning\Magic Contest entry in the tree structure by opening and/or closing entries.
  • Delete Magic Contest through right-click and Delete (*). Be careful not to delete or modify anything else.
  • Close regedit.
  • Now you can most likely start the old Magic Contest version.
  • There might be issues with your member file. Close Contest Explorer and click Member file. If you cannot select an existing member file you may have to create a new one.

Computer
- - HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- - - - Software
- - - - - - Brenning
- - - - - - - - Magic Contest

(*) If you want to keep old settings so that you can revert back to the new version and keep all settings you can right-click and select Rename.


Version history (more)

2012-04-23   4.5.2.1
2012-04-22   4.5.2
2012-03-27   4.5.1

2011-04-15   4.3

2010-03-23   4.1

2009-06-16   4.0.2
2009-04-22   4.0

2008-08-23   3.3.2.1
2008-08-09   3.3.2

2008-06-01   3.3.0.1

2008-01-17   3.2.1.1
2008-01-06   3.2

2007-08-28   3.1.5.1
2007-08-27   3.1.5

2007-07-26   3.1.4

2007-06-12   3.1.2

2007-05-03   3.1.0.1
2007-05-01   3.1

2007-02-10   3.0.11
2007-01-11   3.0.7
2006-11-27   3.0.6
2006-11-12   3.0.2
2006-10-29   3.0

2006-08-18   2.10.11
2006-05-22   2.10.3
2006-04-15   2.10

2006-01-29   2.9.5
2006-01-29   2.9.4
2006-01-13   2.9.1

2005-12-08   2.8.6
2005-11-24   2.8.5
2005-10-09   2.8.2
2005-10-02   2.8.1
2005-09-08   2.8

2005-08-18   2.7.10
2005-06-02   2.7.3
2005-04-20   2.7.1
2005-03-14   2.7

2005-02-13   2.6.12
2005-02-08   2.6.11
2004-12-05   2.6.10
2004-11-04   2.6.9
2004-10-16   2.6.6
2004-07-16   2.6.3
2004-06-29   2.6.1

2004-03-03   2.5.1
2004-02-26   2.5

2004-02-03   2.4.1
2003-08-26   2.3.2
2003-01-13   2.2.1
2002-11-08   2.1.4
2002-10-15   2.1.3
2002-10-01   2.1.2
2002-02-21   1.2