Spider Solitaire false detects "No more possible moves" situation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Sults, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Sults

    Sults Guest

    Sometimes Vistas Spider Solitaire pops up a message "There are no more
    possible moves. What do you want to do?", with "End Game" and "Return and try
    again" options, even if there actually is a way to continue. This is pretty
    annoying, because if you are in the middle of fast dragging of cards, the pop
    up message might appear right below the cursor and you might accidentally
    press the "End Game" button. I created a short sample video of this bug.
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    Please, fix it! There are way too many dialog boxes added into Vistas simple
    card games!
     
    Sults, Feb 23, 2008
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  2. Sults

    new2vista Guest

    You are so right about this game. There are many usability problems with
    Spider Solitaire! The idea of keeping game statistics is dumb. There should
    be a way to turn them off. This is a game, not some kind of test.

    And, the game should model statistical probabilities. I am convinced that
    there is logic in this game which prevents a normal distribution of deals to
    be made. Only certain deal patterns appear. And, when you have a stack of
    cards all in suit order, a card like a king gets dealt onto that stack to
    block it. This happens way too often to be statistically probable, there has
    to be logic in the program that will block card stacks to make the game
    harder.

    This game has ceased to be fun. The design needs to be changed to reflect
    statistical reality.
     
    new2vista, Mar 6, 2008
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