BJStrike, Blackjack simulation and practice software

System platform compatibility tests

    To test the DFTSimuLab software compatibility with your system platform we provide a set of programs that can be downloaded and tested on your system. A software license is either node locked or uses a unique registration ID number. BJStrike installation guides

Linux x86 (32-bit build)

  • x86 binary that tests some system functions, instructions and md5sum checksum. If the tests in this program pass, your system is fully compatible with the requirements for the BJStrike simulator software. The linux versions have been verified on a variety of distributions including Redhat; Mandriva; Debian; Ubuntu; Knoppix and SuSE. If the GUI test fails the graphical toolkit tcl/tk needs to be installed on your system.
    Note: The x86 version of BJstrike can also run on an x86_64 (64-bit) OS if the 32-bit standard libraires are installed and a 32-bit verstion of the tcl/tk toolkit is installed. The x86 (32-bit) version typically runs faster on an x86_64 (64-bit) OS.

Linux x86_64 (64-bit build)

  • This is a Linux build for amd64 x86-64 architecture, which can only run on x86_64 64-bit Linux systems. This version has been tested on Ubuntu x86_64 and Knoppix x86_64. Notice that in general BJStrike runs faster on 32-bit (x86) systems.

Sun Solaris


  • The Windows versions have been verified on W98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. Follow the instructions on how to download the tcl/tk graphical toolkit needed for the GUI. BJStrike can also be configured to run from a DOS terminal window in batch mode.
  • For Windows 7 and newer Windows versions please try the free demo version prior to ordering a full version to ensure proper functionality of the GUI
  • Demo versions for Windows can be ordered for free to test your platform compatibility from the order page


  • The Mac versions are supported for Mac OS X (10.3 and higher on PowerPC processor only). The distribution file for Mac is a self-contained disk image. This application is of type 'bundle' and already contains the Tcl/Tk toolkit embedded so there is no need to install any additional software in order to run BJStrike on Mac, see the Mac page.
  • Demo versions for Mac can be ordered for free to test your system compatibility from the order page
  • Go to the Mac page

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  • The BJStrike GUI uses the Tcl/Tk graphical toolkit (see BJStrike Screen snapshots). To use the GUI on Windows, the Tcl/Tk interpreter wish of version 8.3.4 or later needs to be present on your system. On the other hand, for command line invocation of BJStrike, no additional software package is required.
  • Note that BJStrike version 3.2 and older do not work with the latest (Version 8.6) of the tcl/tk toolkit. Use an older tcl/tk version for these BJStrike versions. On the other hand, BJStrike 4.0 works with any version of this toolkit later than 8.3.3.
  • Tcl/Tk is distributed freely to all the common system platforms including Windows. Most Linux/Unix distributions come with Tcl/Tk preinstalled. Otherwise, there are binaries available at the appropriate RPM distribution sites or the package can be downloaded for free from Active State. No registration is required for Download. The latest version can be dowloaded from this page. The toolkit can also be obtained directly from us. Contact support for such requests. See also our Toolkit Download/Installation information.
  • For Linux/Unix, to test if your system already has the Tcl/Tk toolkit installed type wish in a terminal window and to find the version number type 'puts $tk_version' at the commad line prompt.
  • See also Tcl/Tk installation information

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