Goodsol Newsletter #174 -- http://www.goodsol.com
PRETTY GOOD SOLITAIRE MAC EDITION v2.44
Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition version 2.44 with 440 games is now available.
This update includes adds 20 new games, bringing the total to 440. The new games are Alexandria, Applegate, Breakwater, Brown Recluse, Candike, Cleopatra, Crossroads, Eight On, Eighty Thieves, Forty Bandits, Lancaster, Linus, Microbe, San Juan Hill, Scorpion Tail, Single Interchange, Single Spark, Suits in Line, Swiss Patience, and Three Blind Mice.
It also adds two card sets to the basic download, the Traditional Card Set and the Large Suit Card Set. These were formerly extra downloads.
You can see the list of 440 games (plus 64 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:
VALENTINE'S DAY CARD SET
Download the Valentine's Day Card Set from http://www.goodsol.com/downloads/cardsetvalentine.html . Both Windows and Mac versions of the card set are available. The Valentine's Day Card Set works in any full version of our games.
Also, our previous holiday card sets are available:
Halloween Card Set: http://www.goodsol.com/downloads/cardsethalloween.html
Thanksgiving Card Set: http://www.goodsol.com/downloads/cardsetthanks.html
Christmas Card Set: http://www.goodsol.com/downloads/cardsetchristmas.html
FEATURED GAME - EIGHT ON
Eight On is a variation of the popular game Eight Off. It is the same as Eight Off except that all of the cells start the game filled with cards.
There are eight tableau piles. At the start of the game, six cards each are dealt face up to the leftmost four tableau piles, and five cards each are dealt face up to the next four tableau piles. There are also eight cells, all of which are filled at the start with cards.
There are four foundation piles which are to be built up in suit from Aces to Kings. The game is won when all of the cards are moved to the foundations.
The eight cells work just like the cells in FreeCell. Each cell can contain one card and any card may be placed in an empty cell.
In the tableau, building is down by suit. Only one card a time may be moved. However, as in FreeCell, there is a shortcut where you can move groups of cards as a unit if you have enough empty cells available where you could move each card individually using the cells. Therefore, it is helpful to have as many cells
empty as possible. Since all of the cells begin the game filled, a major objective is to get as many cells empty as possible.
Empty tableau piles may be filled only by a King (or a legal group of cards headed by a King).
Eight On is more difficult than Eight Off. But it is much like FreeCell in that nearly all games can probably be won with enough effort (there are surely some unwinnable games, but they are rare). As such, it is nearly entirely a game of skill and strategy.
Eight Off is one of the 798 games in Pretty Good Solitaire (for Windows) at http://www.goodsol.com/download.html and one of the new games in the 440 games in Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition at http://www.goodsol.com/mac/download.html .
For more featured games, see the Solitaire Spotlight at http://www.solitairegames.com/spotlight.html
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