Goodsol Newsletter #172 -- http://www.goodsol.com
Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition v2.42
Happy New Year! Our first update for 2013, Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition version 2.42, is now available.
This update includes adds 20 new games, bringing the total to 420. The new games are Acme, Block Ten, Cadran, Capricieuse, Demon, Double Easthaven, Double Golf, Double Trigon, Harp Rush, Huge Spider, Kingdom, Nine by Five, Open Doublets, Opus, Quadruple Trigon, Richard's Patience, Right and Left, Seven by Four, Six by Four, and Trigon Left.
You can see the list of 420 games (plus 62 bonus games in the full version) in this version at http://www.goodsol.com/mac/features.html
The Mac Edition runs on OS X version 10.4 or later - including Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. It does NOT run on iPads, iPhones, or iPods.
TO DOWNLOAD THE TRIAL
Download the TRIAL version of Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition from http://www.goodsol.com/mac/download.html . The trial version is limited to game numbers 1 to 30 of each game, while the full version has over 2 billion game numbers for each game.
TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL VERSION
If you are a paid user with the FULL version, simply run your installed full version. Go to the Internet menu (note that the menus are located at the very top of the screen with the Apple logo on the left and the date/time on the right). Select "Download Latest Version" from the Internet menu. The new version will begin downloading.
If you do not have the full version already installed, you can download from the link in your receipt email (the email you received after your order with your registration code). If you don't still have this link, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it sent to you again.
Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition is US$24.95. You can order online from http://www.goodsol.com/mac/orderonline.html . After your order you will get an email with a link on where to download the full version and a registration code. Registered users can submit scores to the web site and you get free upgrades to new versions through 2015.
Registered users of the Windows version of Pretty Good Solitaire can get a coupon code worth 30% off the Mac Edition - just go to http://www.goodsol.com/mac/coupon.html
More information about Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My cat jumped on my keyboard and lost a game, what can I do?
A: First, tell your cat to stop playing solitaire, they are really bad at it. I don't think I've ever had an email from anyone saying that their cat has won a game.
Second, click on the Options button on the main screen, go to the Preferences area, and check the box "Confirm new games and restarts". On a Mac, click on the Preferences button, go to the General tab, check the box "Confirm when starting new games". This will keep this from happening in the future.
Q: How do I turn off sound in the games?
A: Click on the Options button on the main screen, go to Preferences, uncheck the "Play Sound" box. On a Mac, click on the Preferences button and go to the Audio tab.
Q: I use a Mac and the toolbar with the undo, redo buttons is missing. How do I get it back?
A: If you have Lion or Mountain Lion, go to the Window menu and select "Show Toolbar". For Leopard or Snow Leopard, click on the little grey oval in the upper right corner of the window to turn the toolbar on and off.
Featured Game - Acme
Acme is a variation of the game Canfield. It is very similar to Canfield, except that the building in the tableau is down in suit rather than by alternate color.
Acme is a one deck game. At the start of the game, the four aces are dealt to four foundation piles. The object is to build these four foundation piles up in suit from the Aces to Kings.
One card is dealt face up to each of four tableau piles. 13 cards are dealt to a reserve pile, with only the top card available. The remaining cards form a stock.
In the tableau, piles are built down by suit (different from Canfield). Only one card at a time may be moved. Spaces are filled by the top card of the reserve, or if the reserve is empty, any card.
The stock is turned over one card at a time to a waste pile by clicking. There is one redeal.
Acme can be won on average about 15% of the time, but there is room to improve this with skillful play.
Acme is one of the 795 games in Pretty Good Solitaire (for Windows) at http://www.goodsol.com/download.html and one of the new games in the 420 games in Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition at
For more featured games, see the Solitaire Spotlight
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