Audlem Bell Restoration Appeal
Audlem, the home of Abel since 1993, is planning a major bell restoration. Currently most of the profits from sales of Abel, Mabel and Mobel are supporting this project. If you would like to know more, click here.
Mobel for Androidphones and tablets is now available from the Google Play store. Search for Mobel AbelSim, or go to this address.
Abel 3.10.2b is now available, updating the microSIRIL library. All versions of Abel 3.10.2 provide support for Muster, with which you can ring over the internet. If you have already bought Abel, the upgrade is a free download.
IMPORTANT NOTICE for Mabel users: Mabel 1.0.0 and 1.0.2 will not run on MacOS Catalina or Big Sur. Mabel 1.1.0 is now available as a free download for anyone who is already using Mabel on macOS 10.7 (Lion) or later.
Tom Farthing has published a series of videos on making Thumb Bells, a type of dummy handbells that can be used with Abel, Mabel, and some other ringing software.
What are Abel, Mabel and Mobel?
Abel, for Windows PCs, is the most popular change ringing simulator in the world, for both home and tower use. Mabel is a ringing simulator for the Apple Mac, intended primarily for home use. Mobel is a simulator for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and, very shortly, will be available for Android phones and tablets too. Ringing simulators are used by learners and advanced ringers. At home and in the tower, learners use them to practise call changes, plain hunt, and basic methods; advanced ringers use them to practise for peals and public demonstrations of ringing, right up to the level of Bristol Surprise 16 and 100-spliced minor. Towers also use Abel for "silent practice" sessions. All the simulators can also display the blue line diagram for any method.Abel, Mabel and Mobel are the latest in a line of bellringing simulator programs starting with one running under DOS, back in 1993. Versions of Abel are available for Windows 95 onwards; the latest version of Abel runs on Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, on any PC with a Pentium IV processor or later. Mabel runs on any version of Mac OS X from 10.4 (Tiger) onwards. Versions of Mobel are available for iOS 3 onwards; the latest version runs on iOS 8 onwards; it will shortly be available for Android 5 (Lollipop) onwards. Ringers have bought more than 13,000 AbelSim ringing simulators. All AbelSim's profits go to charities, including ringing-related charites.
Abel and Mabel provide a wide range of features, simulating all the situations you're likely to encounter in real-life tower- and hand-bell change ringing. You can use Abel or Mabel to:
In addition, Abel provides the following facilities intended mainly for use in towers:
Mobel provides the facilities that are most useful on a mobile device: the ability to practice plain courses or touches of any method, or spliced, by tapping the screen, and display its blue line diagram.
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For Mobel screenshots, see Mobel Info
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