Interface for Ringingroom_com for Towerbell simulators

Interface for Ringing Room (, or, Muster, Abel, Beltower etc for Tower bell simulators


Background provides a virtual belfry environment for ringers to ring together at a distance. It accepts keystrokes.  Using controllers, with real ringers on every "bell", it is now possible to ring performances at a distance which meet the Central Council framework criteria for peals.  Muster also allows this.


This interface works with tower bells and tower bell simulators which send their timings to Windows Desktop simulators like Abel via the Serial port, either via the control signals in the Serial port, or by sending characters by the serial port (e.g Bagley box).


The program is attached in this zip file. (Updated to 0.7.3b6 27.7.2020) 


Dumbbell Society Website - for people wanting to ring distanced with others using this interface.



None of the early versions now works due to changes to Ringingroom

(Version 0.3 was a completely new program, but did not always work

Version 0.4 now believed to work properly

Version 0.5 missing bell strokes on some installations fixed)(15.4.2020)

Version 0.5.1 bug fix 26.4.2020)


Versions that work

Version (9.6.2020) Accommodate changes to ringingroom's format.

Version 0.6 not issued

Version 0.7 Limited circulation

Version 0.7.1a 16.6.2020 - adds many features including  support for all platforms, improved performance with noisy switches, choice of sensor point to use.

Version 0.7.1e 21.6.2020 - improved efficiency and accuracy of timing, bug fixes, simplified installation and modification of user parameters, etc. - may crash at installation use 0.7.1f

Version 0.7.1f 21.6.2020 - bug fix

Version 0.7.1f1

Version 0.7.1f_h1 Up/down handbells support

Several testing versions for limited distribution only

Version 0.7.3.  auto-correction of missed and spurious strikes - has bug do not use

Version 0.7.3b Improved performance for slow computers. - has bug do not use

Version 0.7.3b3 Minor improvements - & faster - withdrawn

Version 0.7.3b4 Minor improvements - & faster - has bug do not use

Version 0.7.3b5 bug fix

Version 0.7.3b6 precaution re sensor ON at start


Please use the simple instructions provided for each version.


Let me know if there are any problems. 


R H Johnston 6.4.2020, 15.4.2020, 20.4.2020, 8.6.2020, 9.6.2020, 16.6.2020, 21.6.2020, 6.7.2020, 10.7.2020, 22.7.2020, 25.7.2020, 27.7.2020

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