What is so special about this solitaire game?
- There are six different sets of rules according to which the
cards can be laid.
- It is possible to `undo' an unlimited number of moves (in the
extreme case, all moves back to the beginning of the game).
- The current state of the game can be stored and loaded again at
a later point - perhaps the game will come out better then.
- Suggestions for possible moves can be made if requested.
- You can play in a kind of battle solitaire against the computer
or against another player (even on a remote host).
- If it is already clear that the game will come out, there is
no need for tedious marathon clicking; the program will
independently distribute all the cards to the piles.
- Those who really want to can cheat.
- A demonstration (for each set of rules), which
gives a rough idea of how the game could be solved, is available.
- The whole thing is programmed in Tcl/Tk, so it can be installed on
any computer, where Tcl/Tk is existent, in about 10 seconds.
Recommended are the versions tcl7.5 and tk4.1,
but it works even with tcl7.3 and tk3.6). Its tested
on Unix and Windows95, but it should run on MacIntosh, too.
- The cards - a French deck - are displayed on a playing
field of size 640*400 screen pixels, but there are also a few other
card fonts available. One font in Gif format for displaying card
with multiple colors exists also.
- There is a rule editor with which new sets of rules can be
compiled (and stored); these new games can then be played in
addition to the six games provided.
- The best games of every rule set will be put into the Hall of Fame.
- The program is internationalized; dependent on a resource there is a
german or english user interface.
- For online help parts of this manual will be displayed as HTML.
If the program netscape is running on the current display,
it will render the pages.