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Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Post Number: 374
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 1:58 pm:   

No kidding! :-)

I just wanted to make sure that casual browsers of this forum are aware that PGSME 2.0 has been released, and it includes 101 games (as opposed to 30 in version 1.0), plus 34 more bonus games when purchased.

More information can be found here:
http://www.goodsol.com/mac/

The download is available here:
http://www.goodsol.com/mac/downloadmac.html

Enjoy!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 246
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 5:53 am:   

Hi Gregg, hi Thomas,

playing the Mac-Edition i have some important questions:
Are the games and game numbers the same as in PGS or as in Goodsol 101 or with both?
For example i played yesterday Fan. In Mac, there are dealt always three cards, only the last is only one. I played Fan today in work on the trial-version of PGS, and there are always dealt 3 cards, but the last 2 have only two cards.
I just want to know, because when one have a problemgame and he wants to know, if it is winnable, it is not good, when i play it and it is winnable, but it had been a different game, because the game number was the same, but the game not.
Thomas Warfield (Support)
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Post Number: 1321
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Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 9:57 am:   

Yes, the game numbers are the same in PGS, Goodsol Soltaire 101 and all our other games (although there apparently are very rare exceptions where the games are different). For the overwhelming majority of cases, you can assume the games are the same.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 247
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Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 11:34 am:   

I asked, because one Sea Towers game was different. Which, i don't remember. But it is nice to hear, that mostly on the same.
How about the Fan game? Which one is right? With one or two cards on the end?
Thomas Warfield (Support)
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Post Number: 1323
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Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 5:11 pm:   

Re: Fan

PGS is correct. Apparently there is a bug in the Mac Edition version.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 248
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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 12:50 am:   

Will this be fixed with the next version?
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 10:45 am:   

>Will this be fixed with the next version?

Yes. :-)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 266
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:44 am:   

Hi Gregg, played as you 23 Osmosis. You have 12-11, i got 11-12. Which numbers you could win?
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Post Number: 418
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:53 am:   

>Which numbers you could win?

Let's see... I won (in GS101):
#2,#3,#7,#8,#12,#14,#15,#17,#20,#21,#22, and #23.

Which one did you miss?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3739
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 5:46 pm:   

Amateurs! You pair can't play Osmosis for nuts!
These are all the clues you are going to get.




Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3741
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 6:16 pm:   

There is even WORSE news guys! I've just won three of the four I lost previously. ELEVEN WINNERS FROM TWELVE. (The 12th is definitely unwinnable).Will you guys ever live this down? Wil I LET you?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1360
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:05 pm:   

Richard. You are the DEVIL. You can move the opening card in PGS.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 271
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:39 am:   

Sorry Richard and Mike, in Mac-Edition i cannot move the opening card. Did you really think i did not try this?

"The 12th is definitely unwinnable"
I and Gregg won game number twelve. So Gregg, is this in Mac-Edition a different game to PGS?

BTW Gregg, have to play #7 again.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3743
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 3:29 am:   

Eleven are winnable. Out of the 12 I played the other one is unwinnable. I did say the 12th game, and not game #12. It is game #6 that is impossible.
It is silly that the rules are not identical between the two products.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3745
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 4:51 am:   

Mike! Were you insinuating that I was making mischief? How could you? As if!
The discrepancies between both sets of rules make nonsense out of the stats though.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 272
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:34 am:   

We have to wait for an answer of Gregg or Thomas, why there are differences in the rules. Maybe it is a bug in one of the versions.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1361
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 3:45 pm:   

Ricahrd. Take a good look in the mirror. There you will see what I was talking about. I figured the Mac edition was different.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3747
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 4:11 pm:   

I'll forgive you for spelling my name wrong Mkie.
I have a hazy recollection that this Osmosis rules issue was raised ages ago, but why should I let that stand in the way of having some fun?
BTW, I discovered a bug in a PGS game a few days ago. How long has it lain undetected? It wouldn't do if Gregg got any peace would it?
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Post Number: 1362
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 4:25 pm:   

It's raining here. My glasses were wet with raindrops. Ricahrd looked like Richard to me. Waiting for the big waterspout to come and take me to OZ. Don't bother Gregg. He is shoveling snow.
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1291
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 4:49 pm:   

Or maybe he's celebrating the big 8asketball win over Iowa. (Or maybe it's not so big because our BB team SUCKS! We kept it close though!)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3748
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 4:53 pm:   

Ah! Maybe those were tears on Mike's glasses. Laughter can do that.
How's the countdown going Ken?
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Post Number: 1292
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 4:56 pm:   

My niece is graduating from college in May so they may extend their stay until then. I definitely feel like matriculating someone!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3749
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:08 pm:   

As one door closes, another one slams in your face. You must have done some seriously bad stuff in your previous life. Take care with that matriculation. It can mess up your eyes.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Post Number: 419
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 5:42 pm:   

>It wouldn't do if Gregg got any peace would it?

I remain at peace, as these issues are on the other side of the fence. PGS [Windows] and the Wizard games are for Thomas to worry about, and in this case, I am confident that the problem lies there.

Seriously, you should report the Osmosis bug in PGS in the beta testing group, too, so Thomas can consider fixing it for PGS 2.3. I doubt that we will want to duplicate the exploit in the Mac Edition.

>Don't bother Gregg. He is shoveling snow.

Actually, we have gotten surprisingly little snow this winter. In fact, Flagstaff, Arizona, has gotten six times as much snow this week as we (in Michigan) have gotten this month. We are supposed to be in the 40s over the weekend, too.

>Or maybe he's celebrating the big 8asketball win over Iowa.

We won? Cool. :-)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3751
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:13 pm:   

I've reported the Osmosis rules discrepancies in the Beta Test area Gregg. Thomas has also got back to me with a bug I unearthed in a totally different game.
Glad you're not shovelling snow. We have got rid of most of ours although heavy falls are forecast for tonight but it looks like they will just miss us.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 273
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:02 am:   

Mike, i will do my best, to get Gregg still on work with the Mac-Edition, but it seems like i am used: The Mac-Version seems to be almost without a bug. That ist Macintosh. Thanks Gregg.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3753
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 10:02 am:   

Thomas has responded and said that he will be fixing Osmosis so that they are all the same. Don't know whether he will be opting for the harder variation or not. Both of them are fum so it really doesn't make any great difference to me.
Most bugs will probably have been exterminated before the games were released in the Mac version Markus. Don't lose heart though. There are always some that escape our persecution. Don't ger rid of your swatter yet.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 10:36 am:   

Richard, i know, but you know the little war between Mac and Bill Gates users.
And it is here still to cold to get rid of anything (-18C in the morning and temperatures are falling).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05 pm:   

Hi Gregg, played just Stonewall, game #3. While using the snapshot and the undo button, i got this picture:



I don't think, that this is meant so, isn't it? Looks a little bit like the Eagle Wings problem.
BTW, when i remember right, then i have had the 4H on the 5S.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3754
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:15 pm:   

#3 is completely different in PGS Markus. I can't see anything wrong in your snapshot though. What is the problem you are seeing?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:18 pm:   

Ah! This is #4.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:23 pm:   

Yes I see the problem Markus. You were complaining about the lack of bugs just a few hours ago. Ha!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Post Number: 3757
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 3:30 pm:   

I can't get anything to misbehave Markus. The game is unwinnable without help from a bug.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 3:34 pm:   

I waited for your la.ugh. Look at the 4th column. There are already 3 cards down by alternate colour, and then a blind card. Although, when i clicked the undo-button, it did not move back card by card, but jumped to a position, i have never had. A little bit like the Eagle Wings problem.
BTW, i have soon won the first 100 games. So the second 200 are waiting.
(STH #159 seems to be also a more difficult one, when it is winnable.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 4:36 pm:   

STH#159 is winnable Markus.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 279
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 12:31 am:   

It seems, having well slept, makes a big different. Next time, before i ask, i will wait one well slept night. Did it the first time i tried today.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 5:09 am:   

You worry too much my friend. It is only a game and I had fun with it.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 280
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 5:32 am:   

I know, it is a game, but my mind is always looking for experiences, which i can solve myself. For example: when i was a child, it was not enough to solve a puzzle with let say 1000 pieces, no, i did to me the rule, to do it without any mistake. I know, that's a little bit mad, but aren't we all a bit?

I designed our kitchen 2 years ago and we have it now for about 2 years, so i know, what's going on. For me is waiting some work in the cellar and in the living room in summer. With -20C outside, we just stay inside and enjoy the warmth from the fireplace.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 7:20 am:   

(In English,"challenges" or "problems" you can solve yourself, is better than "experiences"). Yes you are correct! We both get more pleasure and satisfaction from solving the more difficult games. That is why I love this Forum. People post games that are giving them big problems, and those are the ones I am looking for. STH#159 gave me some difficulty at first, but I soon found the best way to overcome those difficulties. You did exactly the same.
Yes! The kitchen! The snowball that started the avalanche! We are now waiting for an additional three units to arrive! In addition "we" decided to redo the bathroom. Floorboards have to get lifted for the plumber so it has been decided that we renew all of the radiators in the house. And while we are doing that wouldn't we be better getting rid of the solid fuel fire? This will mess up the living room........and so it goes on....and on.....and on! We are also getting paths layed in the garden as well as a patio! How I need a holiday!
Ken Millar (Tpa_ken)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 8:38 am:   

Don't talk to me about holidays!
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 9:01 am:   

Ok. I won't mention holidays. Mike won't mention holidays. Markus won't mention holidays. Kathy won't mention holidays. Even some of the less regular guys won't mention holidays. The word "Holiday" will be erased from our vocabulary. It will be like "holidays" never existed. This will not be a permanent situation. We are just going to have a holiday from "holidays".
That's everybody warned now Ken. Even you are not allowed to mention "holidays". BTW, how are your folks enjoying their vacation?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 11:51 am:   

I have to send Thomas a mark to ban all words, which are in the context with the words holidays or vacation. ;-)
Richard, my English teacher would never believe, that i write in this Forum in English, without using the dictionary for every second word. In vocabulary i has been always weak, and it has been getting worse, since i have learned Estonian, one of the most difficult languages in Europe.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 12:01 pm:   

Your command of English is very good Markus. An odd error is more than acceptable. Your teacher would be proud of you. We can understand you perfectly despite trivial things not being 100% correct. The more you use your talent the better you will become.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 12:53 pm:   

Maybe it helps, that i watch my DVD's not only in German, but also in English (the new one first in English and then in German). And i have read all Harry Potter books in English. Maybe i will read sometimes The Lord of the Rings also in English, and not only all books of A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. BTW, i hope you know, when you don't have an answer to a question, than the answer is 42. ;-)
Can i write in future my posts in Estonian? It would not take so much time and i could play more PGS.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:04 pm:   

42.
Mike Butler (Butler77)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:55 pm:   

42. In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy it is what the great computer came up with as the "Secret to Life the Universe and Everything". Or something like that. I think I got the quote almost correct. I don't really remember it from when I read the book. But I saw the film a few weeks ago.
And Markus. I agree with Richard. Your English is very good. We can work through the small errors. Go back to your English teacher and ask them to change your grade I am a typical American. I speak one language (not that fluently). I do know how to say many phrases in different languages though. I won't list them all here. So keep at it. One question. Did your English teacher teach you American English or the English from that little island Great Britain?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:57 pm:   

You know the book "A Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy"?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 2:00 pm:   

42.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 2:06 pm:   

It seems, you know.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 2:11 pm:   

24?



Ha!
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 2:41 pm:   

And i thought, you have to the question about all and everything a more filosofical answer.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 3:47 pm:   

I watched the "Hitchhiker's Guide" on TV in the 1980's. I remember that the humour was very original was quite zany,and that appealed to me. (I don't take many thing seriously).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 4:02 pm:   

Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 11:42 am:   

Hi Gregg, please check the rule from Duke:

"4 tableau piles (below foundations) - build down by alternate color. Move groups of cards if they are in sequence down by alternate color."

And now:

"Spaces are filled from the reserve if possible, then by any card. "

Maybe i understand them wrongly. When i got a free pile, why should it not be possible to play from the reserve pile? That means, that it should not be possible to play a single card (or sequence?) to that free pile, but just from the reserve pile. Did i understand it wrong or is it a bug?
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 12:08 pm:   

Starnge one! There is nothing to stop you choosing to take a card from the waste if you prefer. The rule seems to be good advice rather than a "must do" rule. It could be worded better if it IS a rule.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 12:15 pm:   

It seems, we have to wait for an answer of Thomas or Gregg, how it is meant.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 2:17 pm:   

On the first weekend where there is (barely) enough ice to going racing, I take a day off and come back to 58 messages in my inbox (after spam was removed) on a Saturday. Yikes! :-)

re: Stonewall (#4)
>I don't think, that this is meant so, isn't it?

I was going to point out that there are still plenty of bugs to find, but you proved that fairly quickly. I am looking into this problem.

>Maybe i understand them wrongly. When i got a free pile, why should it not be possible to play from the reserve pile? That means, that it should not be possible to play a single card (or sequence?) to that free pile, but just from the reserve pile. Did i understand it wrong or is it a bug?

This is one of those inconsistencies that occasionally arises from the fact that Thomas has already written all of the rules (for PGS), while I am (re)implementing the games for PGSME.

In this case, PGS does not follow this rule requirement, so PGSME does not, either. Therefore, you can think of that "rule" as merely a suggestion. (As Thomas has said, if the games and the rules do not match, the rules are usually wrong. I will add that if both PGS and PGSME games agree, then they are almost always correct.)

That said, I will make a note to see if Thomas wants to clarify (i.e., remove) this point in the next versions of PGS and PGSME.

Thanks.
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 2:45 pm:   

Bugs are lovely little creatures. Life wouldn't be the same without them.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 - 1:22 am:   

Gregg, i promised Mike, to keep you a little on work. I have now played about 110 games out of 200. ...
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 - 10:29 am:   

>I have now played about 110 games out of 200.

We should probably be working on adding another 100 games or so to Pretty Good Solitaire Mac Edition soon, then. :-)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 - 10:52 am:   

That would be great.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 2:41 am:   

Hi Gregg, me again. The last two days, i have had small problems. It started with trying to make the High Scores window to maximum size by using the green button on the left corner above. I could do this one time and after that, when i want to do that, the programm crashes. That is not the main problem.
When i now exit a game, because of ending it or for changing the game, than the programm also crashes. O.k., i can restart it without problems and all is the same without missing something, but i have always to start the game again. Have you any hints?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 4:49 am:   

Hi Gregg, will be in the next version of the Mac-Edition the game Pitchfork? I really hope so.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 11:29 am:   

>Hi Gregg, me again. The last two days, i have had small problems. It started with trying to make the High Scores window to maximum size by using the green button on the left corner above. I could do this one time and after that, when i want to do that, the programm crashes.

I have been trying to identify the cause of a strange bug with the High Scores window (and everything, so far, points to a bug in OS X). If you can reproduce the problem regularly, try opening the High Scores window, wait 10 seconds, and then see if the problem still happens. If it still does, send us a crash report, please.

>When i now exit a game, because of ending it or for changing the game, than the programm also crashes. O.k., i can restart it without problems and all is the same without missing something, but i have always to start the game again. Have you any hints?

Obviously, that should not be happening. :-) I could only guess what the problem may be, but I really need to see the bug to get an idea of how to fix it. For that, the best thing you can do is to send us the crash report (via email) so I can determine where the crash is occurring.

When you get a crash, click on 'Report...', and then on 'Show Details' (if necessary). Copy all of that strange text into an email, along with a description of what caused it, and then send that to the customer support address, or directly to me at beta@sophsoft.com.

Thanks.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 11:34 am:   

>Hi Gregg, will be in the next version of the Mac-Edition the game Pitchfork? I really hope so.

The next version with new games will be PGSME 2.20, and although Pitchfork is not currently scheduled to be in that release, I will see what we can do. (I have at least a little influence on that. :-))

There will be a maintenance release, PGSME 2.11, fairly soon to address the few bugs that have been reported (but no new games).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 353
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 1:23 pm:   

I sent you an email with an report for the High-Score problem. The other am sending you, when it happens the next time.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 427
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 2:49 pm:   

>I sent you an email with an report for the High-Score problem.

I have received it, thanks.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 359
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 12:48 pm:   

Gregg, i just sent you an email with the report of the other problem.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 428
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 - 2:58 pm:   

>Gregg, i just sent you an email with the report of the other problem.

Yup, I got that one, too. The crash report will really help with identifying the problem. (It looks similar to one that was already fixed.)

Thanks! :-)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 375
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 12:28 pm:   

Hi Gregg, wanted to play Indian Patience. The rules say:
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I have it the other way. 1 face down and 2 face up. Check this please. Maybe i understood wrongly.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Post Number: 431
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 12:45 pm:   

>I have it the other way. 1 face down and 2 face up. Check this please. Maybe i understood wrongly.

Yes, you are correct: the help file for Indian Patience is wrong. You caught this just as I was about to finish the next update, so thanks for that. :-)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 378
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 1:01 pm:   

You mean, the deal is right and the rules are wrong?
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 432
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 1:18 pm:   

>You mean, the deal is right and the rules are wrong?

Yes. PGS and PGSME both implement the game the same way (1 face up and 2 face down), so the rules are wrong. Besides, Indian Patience is a variant of Indian, where the deal is also the same (and the game and rules match each other :-)).
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
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Post Number: 433
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 1:19 pm:   

>1 face up and 2 face down

Oops! Reverse that. :-)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 380
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 1:21 pm:   

I just wanted to ask again.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 390
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 6:40 am:   

Hi Gregg, played just Indian Carpet. There is sometimes something, which did not work properly. I played #1. From the stock came 9C and i put the 10C above and than i wanted to put the 9C from the carpet to put to the waste pile. But i could, although it is a legal move. I clicked on the undo and redo button, and after that, i could play the card to the waste pile. I remember, that has been already one time with a carpet game, but i can't say, if it was the same game or another carpet-game.
(Maybe the cards above aren't the same, i played, but when i remember right, than ...).
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Username: Markus

Post Number: 417
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 2:42 pm:   

Hi Gregg, me again. Played Harp. The rules say:
"Spaces are filled by a King or a group of cards headed with a King (the only way a group of cards may be moved). "
I wanted to fill a King and a Queen to an empty pile, but it did not do that. I tried it after undo and redo it, but nothing changed.
Here is the saved game with the situation.
application/octet-stream
harp_1_bug.goodsol (3.1 k)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3933
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 3:12 pm:   

Markus, I can't open your game (obviously). I can get a king group to move OK in Harp#1. It works with a right click for me. Did you try this?
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 418
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 3:17 pm:   

Something strange happens at the end of playing game #3 of Moving Left.
application/octet-stream
movingleft_3.goodsol (8.4 k)

I have the Autoplay on. When you click on a card to move it to the foundation, all cards, which fit to the foundation, are moving. That is not the problem. The problem are the Kings on pile 8, 9, 10. Instead of moving just 1 pile ahead, they are jumping all onto the 7th pile. I hope this happens also with the uploaded file.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
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Post Number: 419
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 3:23 pm:   

Richard, either (?) double clicking nor (?) right clicking is helping. I think, that Gregg have to prove (?) this.

(Maybe this is a possibility to improve (?) my English. I don't want to take the dictionary for every single word i am not sure. So, i put behind those words a question mark in brackets. You have than just to correct the wrong ones. When my vocabulary is getting better, than we can work on grammar.)
Richard Mechen (Richardscotland)
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Username: Richardscotland

Post Number: 3934
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 3:45 pm:   

OK Markus. I will email you about your (?)'s. Your vocabulary is good already. (BTW I passed on your email address to Mike).
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 434
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 4:55 pm:   

>Hi Gregg, played just Indian Carpet. There is sometimes something, which did not work properly. I played #1. From the stock came 9C and i put the 10C above and than i wanted to put the 9C from the carpet to put to the waste pile. But i could, although it is a legal move. I clicked on the undo and redo button, and after that, i could play the card to the waste pile.

Occasionally, Indian Carpet (and Crazy Quilt) get confused about the rules. :-) Seriously, this is an issue that has already been reported, and I will try to get it resolved for PGS 2.2 (but it is too late for PGS 2.11, which will be released very soon).
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 435
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 5:07 pm:   

>Played Harp. The rules say:
>"Spaces are filled by a King or a group of cards headed with a King (the only way a group of cards may be moved). "
>I wanted to fill a King and a Queen to an empty pile, but it did not do that. I tried it after undo and redo it, but nothing changed.


I was able to verify the problem and I can confirm that this is real bug.

(When you wrote "prove" earlier, I think that you meant either "verify", to myself, or "confirm", to others, both words used properly in context above.)

Thanks for catching this.
Gregg Seelhoff (Seelhoff)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Seelhoff

Post Number: 436
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 9:26 pm:   

>The problem are the Kings on pile 8, 9, 10. Instead of moving just 1 pile ahead, they are jumping all onto the 7th pile. I hope this happens also with the uploaded file.

It does. Yes, you are correct again; this is another confirmed bug. Thanks!

I will try to find and exterminate these bugs for PGSME 2.20 as well. :-)
Elaine Ferat (Katiekatemom)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Katiekatemom

Post Number: 35
Registered: 6-2010
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 7:59 am:   

Hi Gregg: I see that you won Osmosis game 20. Could you post the solution for me if you can, please? Otherwise maybe my Mac guy Markus can do it for me. Thanks, E.
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1799
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:04 am:   

Elaine, did you try every combination. There are 6 possibilities. I can tell you so much. The Spades is the last colour, that means, hold the 10S till the other 10s did come.
Elaine Ferat (Katiekatemom)
Intermediate Solitaire Player
Username: Katiekatemom

Post Number: 36
Registered: 6-2010
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 4:07 pm:   

I tried all 6 but will redo the two with spades last. I'll watch out for the 10S this time. Thanks :--)
Markus Reischl (Markus)
Master Solitaire Player
Username: Markus

Post Number: 1800
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 3:47 am:   

D H S should solve your problem.

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