Solo Cards: A large collection of solitaire card games availableDec 02, 2000, 19:20 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bertrand Vauthier)
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"Solo Cards is a large collection of solitaire card games that are played against the clock. Solo Cards supports one or two packs card games in great variety like Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Canfield, Pyramid, Fan, and many others. There is almost no limit to the game's variations and a Game Designer will be soon available for free. Solo Cards features appealing, photo-realistic card graphics. Three sizes of cards are provided to adapt to your screen resolution. Three cards sets are packed with the shareware version of the game, but many others are available for registered players. Solo Cards also plays high quality sounds to give you greater pleasure."
"Solo Cards is written using Java 2. This means that every computer that supports the Java 2 Runtime Environment is able to run Solo Cards ! Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris and other computers are already able to run programs developped in Java 2."
"Solo cards has been designed to support most of the many variants that patience games offer. From Fan to Pyramid, rules and layouts are quiet different but Solo Cards knows how to manage them. That was the main goal of Solo Cards : adapt to most situations. The shareware version of Solo Cards comes with 27 games. We expect to publish, for free download, up to 5 new games every month ! Furthermore, if you show interest in it, we might develop, for free, a Game Designer in 2001."
"A true artificial intelligence to your service. The Wise Man (as it is called) will help you during play to determine if the running game can be completed to conclusion or not. More, it could even play for you when you know you've won the game ! As far as we know, this is the first AI to offer such possibilities."