SafeHarborGames Mobile, Mac and Linux Game versions



Introduction
The ability to use our Android, IOS and Linux versions of our Games is a feature for our Yacht Club Members and SafeHarborGames Staff.
Our Mac versions will remain free for all Mac Users to use.
Any issues, questions or suggestions

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE


If you see any problems, think something doesn't work properly, missing functionality or have a suggestion, please contact us at safeharborgames@gmail.com with the details or question you have.
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, and we appreciate any comments, suggestions or reports.
NOTE - Fix for a new IOS issue.
The latest versions of IOS can cause some characters to look garbled to everyone else. In particular, the apostrophe or quotes may come across as garbage characters to Windows users. They will look fine to you, but will not look right to others.
Fixing this is easy!
On your iPhone or iPad:
  • Find Settings and tap it open.
  • Tap on General on the left side.
  • Tap on Key Board on the right side.
  • Look for Smart Punctuation and tap it to turn it off.
  • Close out of Settings and you should be good.
About Our Games
  • One application per game.
    Unlike our desktop, each of our Games will be supported by a separate application.
    AND JUST LIKE OUR MS WINDOWS PROGRAM, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD OUR SOFTWARE TO RUN!
  • Can only enter one Lobby at a time, but you can play at multiple tables if supported.
  • Friends List
    Also, unlike our MS Windows desktop programs,your Friends List is built into each application so you have full access to both playing games and accessing your Friends List functionality within the same program
  • There are some differences!
    * Configuration dialogs may appear different from the MS Windows version but function similary.
    * Option differences:
      You cannot save your matchlogs on our new versions, only on MS Windows.
  • Native code and self-contained.
    Using a trans-compiler, we creating applications that run in the native environment on each platform as well as including all the libraries and graphics needed to run the app included
  • Accessible from our website.
    Similar to what you do today with MS Windows, you can bring up our website, open a game page, and tap on the room link to bring up the game.
    MAKE SURE THAT you have run the app at least once before trying this.
Currently Available
Please check here for current and future availability of our Mobile versions.
Android
Currently Released:
  • Backgammon
  • Canasta
  • Pachisi
  • Spades

On the list in the near future:
Pinochle, Cribbage,Gin Rummy, Euchre and Hearts
IOS
Currently Released:
  • Backgammon
  • Spades
on the list in the near future:
Canasta, Pachisi, Pinochle, Cribbage,Gin Rummy, Euchre and Hearts
NOTE: Apple requires extra steps and verification for new Apps, so we are beginning to work through those now.
Mac OSX
Currently Released:
  • Backgammon
  • Canasta
  • Pachisi
  • Spades
Planned releases for :
Pachisi,Pinochle, Cribbage,Gin Rummy, Euchre and Hearts
NOTE: Apple requires extra steps and verification for new Apps, so we are beginning to work through those now.
Linux
Planned releases for :
Backgammon, Spades, Canasta, Pachisi, Pinochle, Cribbage,Gin Rummy, Euchre and Hearts
Downloads
Android Games
Tap on the links below to download the software. As with any android program, it will prompt you to open when it finishes downloading, so tap to open. If the file is finished downloading and you didn't see the open option, tap on the vertical dots menu in the upper right and tap on Downloads to find the installer and tap on it to start.
Backgammon Updated March 26th, 2019
Canasta Updated April 3rd, 2019
Pachisi Updated April 22nd, 2019
Spades Updated March 31st, 2019
IOS Games
Tap on the links below to take you the Apple App Store to download. Make sure you are doing this from your IOS device.

Backgammon
Spades
Mac OSX Games
Tap on the links below to download the installer for the Game.
Once you download the installer, double click to open it. Follow the instructions and drag the app to the Application folder in the window.>
Once this is done, you can click on LaunchPad in your tooltray, and find the application to start it.
THE FIRST TIME YOU OPEN our app, you will be prompted with the following message:




<-- Click Open to continue

Backgammon Updated April 12th, 2019
Canasta Updated April 13th, 2019
PachisiUpdated April 22nd, 2019
SpadesUpdated April 12th, 2019


See the instructions below for further details on how to use it.
Below is a step-through of what you will see when you first login to our new mobile applications.

Login


Start up your application and you will prompted to login. Make sure you enter a qualified username and password.

Enter Lobbies, Friends and Login with another username


Once Logged in, you will see the Lobby listings.
Tapping on a Room will open that Lobby for you, provided you do not already have a lobby open.


At the bottom, Clicking on the "Friends" button takes you to your Friends Listing.



Also, clicking on Login, allows you to login with a different username.

Manage your Friends List


The menu gives you all the normal options for a friends list as well as starting a chat by tapping twice on the player's name.



At the bottom, you can Exit the application, re-login, or go to Lobby Listings.

Alternately, if you are already logged into a lobby, you can click at the bottom to go back to the lobby. Note that you can only log into one lobby at a time in mobile.

Lobby Options


Once you open a lobby, you can see who is playing at each table and which seat they are sitting at. In addition, you will see list of players in lobby and the chat below. All lists are swipable.




Determine Table Status


Games started show in Green.


Look up player information and tools


Tapping on a players name on the right brings up a list of available options for that player, their status and ratings.
(See below for screenshots)



Table Entry


Tapping on the Table gives you options to sit, kibbitz, leave or start a game.

Look up Player Information and Rating and More!


Tapping on a player in the population list on the right not only gives you information on their status and ratings, but also options to start a chat, Add/Remove Friend, Block/Unblock Friend and Ignore/Unignore Friend.
Note that you can't chat with yourself, so you won't see that option when you are tapping on your own name.

Go Directly to Friends from the Lobby


You can also go directly to your Friends list by Tapping on the Lobby Menu at the top and then on Go To Friends.

Looks like the Windows version


Our goal is to provide a look and feel nearly identical to the Windows desktop version where possible. Dialogs will look different in some cases, because they are running on a mobile, mac or linux device.

Go Directly to the Lobby from the Game


You can also go directly back to the Lobby by Tapping on the Go To Lobby at the top.

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