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Ogie
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia, the land of deadly creatures, and deadly idiots (Steve Irwin, who else?)
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 04-15-2004 03:20

After trying to keep myself busy i have played nearly every card game on this stupid computer.

So which do you prefer: Frecell or Solitare.

They both have there good ppoints...i prefer Frecell.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 04-15-2004 04:11

Ogie, I think you should really lay off the controversial topics... I mean, post a thread denying/affirming the existence of God, but Freecell vs. Solitaire? What are you trying to do, man, start a massive flame war?



Ahem. Personally, though, I also prefer Freecell. Solitaire is just... dull. Not to mention way overplayed.

(If you're really looking for games to keep you busy... try Qarcade. Tons of time-sucking stuff there.)

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Ogie
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia, the land of deadly creatures, and deadly idiots (Steve Irwin, who else?)
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 04-15-2004 04:35

I just though i would keep everyone on there toes....
If i'm getting to over anxious...just shut the thread...

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 04-15-2004 12:19

Ah, Ogie, I'm sorry... I was just trying to make a joke (that's what the slimie was for). There's nothing wrong with the thread at all, I just have the tendency to get silly sometimes. Sorry about that. By all means, carry on.

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-15-2004 19:21

Now personally I can go either way. It really depends on if I want to win or not. Solitaire is a bit more difficult, where freecell should be won almost everytime.

On a similar note. Is it cheating in minesweeper to start the game and then click around randomly until you clear up a space to work with ( restarting if I blow up )? Do I have to start with a guess and go from there?



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-15-2004 19:31

Hmm..

I like them both fairly equally... Solitaire is good only if you play it with Vegas rules (you only get to go through the deck 3 times), because it limits what you have to work with.

Free Cell is good because you know every hand is win-able, and you can keep playing the same game until you figure it out.

Spider Solitaire is my new challenge. Harder than you might think!

bd - of course not!

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-15-2004 20:54

I've never played either and couldn't unless someone taught me how. That person woud probably have to physically tie me down.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 04-16-2004 01:57
quote:
bitdamaged said:

Is it cheating in minesweeper to start the game and then click around randomly
until you clear up a space to work with ( restarting if I blow up )? Do I have
to start with a guess and go from there?



I think that's really the whole point of minesweeper, really. I've seen a lot of people use the click-around-like-a-madman technique, but personally I like to use the four corners method (click on the four corners and work from the first space that opens up, then click around like mad if that fails). The start of the game is always luck, and it only becomes a thinking game after you get an open space.

Which leads me to this brilliant idea: since it's always luck when starting, why not have the game choose a random square (one of the safe squares, of course) to clear upon starting the game? The first click is always random anyway, so why not save players the time of clicking around at random and getting blown up?

Um, contrary to appearances, I do not actually play minesweeper all that much...

Rameses Niblik the Third
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posted posted 04-16-2004 13:55

I've never played Freecell. Uninerest more than anything else has kept me from it.

Solitaire rocks.

Sangreal
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: the one place the Keebler Elves can't get him
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 04-16-2004 15:11

spider solitaire is fun but i don't understand Freecell

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-16-2004 21:18

Freecell is really simple (though to tell the truth it was years before someone showed me how to play)

You have 4 cells in the top left and 4 in the top right.

In the ones on the right you want to get a suit together in order same as solitaire. Ace first then its two, three... etc. Getting all the cards up here is the goal of the game


You can move cards from the bottom of the stack to any of 4 places

1. To the top right cells but it must be in order as stated above.
2. To a cell in the top left. These are free spaces that can be used by any one card at any time.
3. To another statck. In this case cards, same as solitaire, can only be moved to the bottom of another stack and you must alternate color and in descending order. A red 7 must go on a black 8.
4. To an empty stack. After you empty a stack you can move any card there.

You can move groups of cards as well. If you have black 8, red 7 and black 6 in a row in a stack with the 6 on the bottom you can move all three to a stack with the red 9 open on the bottom (again same as solitaire)

Oh and kings can only be moved to blank cell. Aces go under twos but why you'd do this and not put it in the top right is beyond me.



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

(Edited by bitdamaged on 04-16-2004 12:20)

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-16-2004 21:31

Minesweeper all the way. My best times on this computer:

Beginner: 6 seconds (I think I might have had 0 once but that doesn't really count)
Intermediate: 54 seconds
Expert: 197 seconds (I know I've gotten much lower than this on other machines, like my laptop)


 

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 04-17-2004 05:00

My old roomate was freaky fast at Mine Sweeper. I'll have to email him to ask him his best time on the expert level but I'm pretty sure it was under a minute. I never believed it myself until I saw him do it.

I'm more of a hearts/spades kind of person but I had to choose I'd probably go with Solitaire. I like to play it Vegas style.

:::11oh1:::

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 04-19-2004 07:41

Minesweeper. Solitaire. Freecell. In that order. (Never really understood Freecell till now, actually. Thanks, bit.)

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