vista spider solitaire helper

Posted: 02-16-2009, 05:20 PM

I play Vista spider 2 suits (intermediate). I have solved the first 51
games (and still going). I read somewhere that all 2 suit games ar
solveable. I could not have solved the games without an Exce
spreadsheet that I developed that does not solve the games but helps yo
solve them by keeping track of the cards you have managed to expose.
only use it on the hard ones but without it I would have given up o
many. I would be happy to share it with anyone who is like me and i
determined to solve every game. It has an easy way to enter the cards

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vista spider solitaire helper


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Mark
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-17-2009, 12:24 AM
Thats an amazing achievement (I'm only at 42%)

However, given that there are 104 cards and the (supposedly) random delivery
of them, aren't there hundreds of millions of possibilities?

Mark



"rrobelen" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> I play Vista spider 2 suits (intermediate). I have solved the first 516
> games (and still going). I read somewhere that all 2 suit games are
> solveable. I could not have solved the games without an Excel
> spreadsheet that I developed that does not solve the games but helps you
> solve them by keeping track of the cards you have managed to expose. I
> only use it on the hard ones but without it I would have given up on
> many. I would be happy to share it with anyone who is like me and is
> determined to solve every game. It has an easy way to enter the cards.
>
>
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> rrobelen
James Matthews
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-17-2009, 11:46 AM
You can reinstall the game if you want. Then it should fix your issue

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"rrobelen" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> I play Vista spider 2 suits (intermediate). I have solved the first 516
> games (and still going). I read somewhere that all 2 suit games are
> solveable. I could not have solved the games without an Excel
> spreadsheet that I developed that does not solve the games but helps you
> solve them by keeping track of the cards you have managed to expose. I
> only use it on the hard ones but without it I would have given up on
> many. I would be happy to share it with anyone who is like me and is
> determined to solve every game. It has an easy way to enter the cards.
>
>
> --
> rrobelen
rrobelen
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-17-2009, 09:48 PM

I don't have an issue with the game. I think you misread my post


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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-18-2009, 11:52 PM

::Hi Mark,::
::I read somewhere that all the 4 suit games (advanced) are not
solvable but all the 2 suit games are. If this is true then the games
are not randomly dealt. I can easily construct a deck of cards where you
could not make a move on any of the 6 deals of the cards.::
::Reading that all the 2 suit games are solvable caused me to reinstall
the game and see if I could in fact solve all the 2 suit games I played.
In time I ran into a very hard game which lead to my constructing what I
call my “spider helper”. It is an Excel spreadsheet with some VBA code
behind it to make it easy to enter the cards that are exposed. Seeing
which stacks had not been exposed and then concentrating them lead me to
a solution for the game. Since it does take some work to enter the cards
I don’t use it on every game. I do not have a precise way to decide when
to use it (my mood comes into play). I would say, on average, I use the
helper on maybe one out of every 10 games but that is just a guess.::
::On your comment that you are at 42% - I assume you are playing 2
suits like me. When I was playing 2 suit spider on XP (where you can
only go back up to the last suit removal) I was at 40%. Of course in
spider on Vista you can back up all the way to the beginning which makes
it much easier to find a solution.::
::As I said, my helper does not solve the games but without it I would
have given up on some games. Before I built the helper I had one that
took me over 2000 moves to solve. Using the helper casts the game in a
new light.::
::Russ ::

Mark;1171493 Wrote:
> Thats an amazing achievement (I'm only at 42%)
>
> However, given that there are 104 cards and the (supposedly) random
> delivery
> of them, aren't there hundreds of millions of possibilities?
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> "rrobelen" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:10dab360964856997695c6faaddd1578@nntp-gateway.com...
> >
> > I play Vista spider 2 suits (intermediate). I have solved the first
> 516
> > games (and still going). I read somewhere that all 2 suit games are
> > solveable. I could not have solved the games without an Excel
> > spreadsheet that I developed that does not solve the games but helps
> you
> > solve them by keeping track of the cards you have managed to expose.
> I
> > only use it on the hard ones but without it I would have given up on
> > many. I would be happy to share it with anyone who is like me and is
> > determined to solve every game. It has an easy way to enter the
> cards.
> >
> >
> > --
> > rrobelen

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Mamie
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-20-2009, 04:10 PM

rrobelen;970768 Wrote:
> I don't have an issue with the game. I think you misread my pos
I just got Vista and played many games of spider solitaire. I complete
all games yet when I checked my statistics it said I had lost one game
I hadn't. I reset the stats and started again. After about 60 games, i
again said I had lost one. I had completed all, but did back track.
wondered if by back tracking before ending the game you lose a game
even though I went to the end and solved it
Can anyone help

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rrobelen
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-20-2009, 05:26 PM

Mamie;973314 Wrote:
> > rrobelen;970768 Wrote:
> > I don't have an issue with the game. I think you misread my post> >
>
> I just got Vista and played many games of spider solitaire.
> completed all games yet when I checked my statistics it said I ha
> lost one game- I hadn't. I reset the stats and started again. Afte
> about 60 games, it again said I had lost one. I had completed all, bu
> did back track. I wondered if by back tracking before ending the gam
> you lose a game, even though I went to the end and solved it
> Can anyone help
I have been able to backtrack many times in a game and when
ultimately complete it it has always counted as a win. My stats ar
now
Games played 52
Games won 52
Win percentage 100

Longest winning streak 52
Longest losings streak
Current streak 52

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Mamie
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-20-2009, 07:34 PM

Thanks for that. There must be a glitch in mine because I hav
definitely completed each game but twice now it has ruined my stat
without warning
Good luck to you in your scoring

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rrobelen
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-21-2009, 01:05 AM

I assume you are playing in the Intermediate or Advanced option. I a
playing Intermediate but I can't believe the game performs differentl
in any mode. I have never tried it in Beginner mode

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Mamie
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Re: vista spider solitaire helper
Posted: 02-21-2009, 01:44 PM

I am playing in the Intermediate option. It is mysterious that after th
fireworks, it just records a winning game as a loss inexplicably. Bu
thanks for the sympathy

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