Spider solitaire unbelievable score

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by j1169, May 12, 2008.

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    j1169 Guest

    Vista Home Prem. I looked at my statistics and couldn't believe it
    My top score is 1275! I know there must be a glitch from lots o
    "undo", maybe in conjunction with a "saved game". I know I never won i
    25 moves ;). Anyone else have this happen
     
    j1169, May 12, 2008
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    Si Guest

    My top score is 1179 on Intermediate level with no undos. What level do you
    play?

    Cheers.

    Si
     
    Si, May 13, 2008
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    j1169 Guest

    Hi Si

    I mostly play beginner, that's where the weird score is from.

    jani
     
    j1169, May 13, 2008
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    Opu Guest

    I scored 1396, and the level is beginner, I did not make any undo, I dont
    know how its possible!!!
     
    Opu, Jun 14, 2008
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    j1169 Guest

    Opu,
    You have me beat, my new top score is only 1338. I don't know if my
    high scores involve undo or not. There certainly must be a glitch in the
    scoring.
     
    j1169, Jul 13, 2008
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    Scharen Guest

    I've had maybe a dozen high scores 1260-1289 range. Using beginner leve
    with 'real' top score of 1211. The bug seems to involve the undo's afte
    the option is given to quit or continue and undo. If I continue and und
    a 100 point scoring option in the process, the points get stuc
    somewhere. Can't reproduce it yet but am observing to see if I can mak
    it happen at will. running Vista Home Premuim 2007, since May 200
     
    Scharen, Jan 4, 2010
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    melstring Guest

    I too have a question about a very high score of 1910.

    It is easy to get caught up in the game and ignore the scoring if you
    are not playing towards a high score rather than win percentage. At the
    intermediate level the scoring allows only up to 1300 points as far as I
    can tell. You begin with 500 points and points are deducted for each
    move or undo you play. You are awarded 100 points for each suit stack”
    that is completed (8 are available) for a total of 800 added to your
    score at the bottom to reach your final score in a successfully played
    game. At any point your moves and your score will equal 500 points plus
    100 point for any suit stack completed. A good score seems to be
    anything around 1250 meaning it took 50 moves to win the game. Once you
    have played over 500 moves things are not so straight forward. Beyond
    500 moves you get into negative points that are, for some reason, reset
    to zero when you place your next undo move. You also are given your
    beginning score of 500 points back at some point in all this mess. I
    have never played past 1300 moves that I have made a note of but I am
    sure I have done so at some point. *-Somehow I have a high score of 1910
    which I did not catch when I scored it and I don’t see how this can be-.
    -I have played some very, very long games and have noticed at some point
    you get your beginning score-count of 500 back. Could that be it? Is it
    possible I was awarded extra points for an unusually “short move” game
    won? I would really like to understand this. Can anyone tell me why or a
    present a maybe why?-*
    Using the unlimited undo function I have found I can win 98% of up to
    around 400 games. If you are willing to play any game for quite a while
    practically every game can be won if you don’t have a life. I've
    averaged 100% of 100 games played just for grins with no re-deals. Took
    a picture of my statistics box with my phone and sent it to my friends
    who could not have cared less and pondered an intervention. Screw them.
    Right now I am 563 out of 610 for a 92% win ratio but I have not been
    trying very hard for the last 75 games or so. I do not select the hands
    I play. I play every deal. A good way to increase your average is to be
    selective about which deals you play.

    Another note: the cards do not seem to show the statistical spread
    expected. If you deal a hand with a lot of 3s and 7s you would not
    expect to see any more for a while but the opposite seems to be the
    case. Play a hand with a lot of any card in the beginning deal and you
    will see an unusual number of that same card in the first quarter of the
    game. I have not done the math but this does not make sense to me. Is
    there anyone else who has noticed this? If so, any insight?
     
    melstring, Jan 31, 2010
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