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Windows 7: Is Win7's Solitaire broken?

21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Is Win7's Solitaire broken?

The ratio of winnable games I'm being dealt in Windows Solitaire seems to be pretty low. In standard non-timed setup, out of 911 games dealt, I've won 178. The rest were unwinnable deals. I've even used undo to "cheat" at times and still found deals unwinnable.

I do not recall WinXP Solitaire being this bad and I never have odds that bad out of an actual deck at a random shuffle.


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21 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't see any difference in the ratio of "winnable" games, compared to other OS'. You must just be on a run of bad luck. My winning percentage has always been around 15%.
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21 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

Since Vista onwards, the amount of winnable games has been lower compared to XP's version, however it's not 'broken' so to speak.
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11 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I'd like to be able to copy ALL the WinXP games into my Windows 7. The games that come with Windows 7 are sluggish, hard to view, and generally don't permit smooth operation. I don't know why Microsoft messed with something that was working so well. I guess they just don't like people with eyes older than a 13-year old's.
Solitaire, Hearts, FreeCell, Spider -- I'd like to play all the XP versions rather than the Windows 7 versions.
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12 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Play Ipod klondike, its freaking worse.
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12 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wlpeavy View Post
I'd like to be able to copy ALL the WinXP games into my Windows 7. The games that come with Windows 7 are sluggish, hard to view, and generally don't permit smooth operation. I don't know why Microsoft messed with something that was working so well. I guess they just don't like people with eyes older than a 13-year old's.
Solitaire, Hearts, FreeCell, Spider -- I'd like to play all the XP versions rather than the Windows 7 versions.
Must be your system. If you have Professional, just copy the files from your virtual machine. Better yet, play it on your virtual machine (or integrate via XP mode).
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06 Jun 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
The ratio of winnable games I'm being dealt in Windows Solitaire seems to be pretty low. In standard non-timed setup, out of 911 games dealt, I've won 178. The rest were unwinnable deals. I've even used undo to "cheat" at times and still found deals unwinnable.

I do not recall WinXP Solitaire being this bad and I never have odds that bad out of an actual deck at a random shuffle.
I'm puzzled by this. I'm using single card draw times setup,and seeing about
a 90% win ratio with backing up at times. I had to play about 500 games to
get it up there, but eventually figured out that you should usually chose the
right hand card if you have a choice---to prioritize digging down on the right
and depriortize 'getting the kings down'.

What I learned was that by using the cheat mode to the max for a while
I learned what I was doing wrong and greatly improved my sucess rate.

cheating as much as neccessary, I've won 33 of the last 35 games.
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21 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been keeping track of the dealt hands and Windows 7 issues the same hands over and over again. Most of the repeaters are losing hands. Think about it. If the computer can instantly issue a winning hand if you ask it too then it can also conjure up a losing hand just as easily. Anytime I get close to going to 54% I start getting a lot of losing hands and they are always the same ones I have lost several times before.
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