spider solitaire

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by batbet, Jun 25, 2007.

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    batbet Guest

    can I take spider solitaire from xp cd and put it on vista
    batbet, Jun 25, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    It won't install from an XP CD into Vista, if that is what you mean. Some
    editions of Vista have their own version of SS.
    Mac, Jun 25, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    Might be an idea to explain why you want to do this...
    Mac, Jun 25, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Paul Smith, Jun 25, 2007
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    Sarah Guest


    Did you ever get an answer for your question? I absolutely HATE the regular
    solitaire in Vista. I used to be an avid player in XP and now you can only
    win about 15% of the time in Vista.

    Sarah, Aug 13, 2007
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    deaden_07 Guest

    I've lost games of solitaire in Vista without being able to move a
    single card. Which sucks when trying to improve your win percentage. I
    see more bad deals than good ones.
    deaden_07, Aug 14, 2007
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    Sarah Guest

    Me too, deaden, but when the screen comes up to "quit", it gives you the
    option to continue playing, I think?

    Anyway, I learned a lesson. Because of the low rate of "wins" on regular
    solitaire with Vista, I found out how to download the old solitaire from XP.
    I sure missed winning, but I forgot how the old version has no preferences to
    re-set how large the cards are, how the cards stack against each other so you
    can barely see what's behind them. There's also no sound or "hint" with the
    old one.

    <sigh> I guess I'll keep losing games on the Vista set-up. I have talked to
    several people online and read tons'o'threads involving not being able to
    ever get past about 15% in their statistics.

    Thanks for replying.

    Sarah, Aug 14, 2007
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    Mark Guest


    I find this really interesting, having only discovered Spider Solitare on
    Vista. I have an old XP machine, think I will pull the sol.exe off of it and
    run some subjective tests. Currently I am at 34% wins out of 135 games
    played on intermediate level. I have never even come close on advanced
    level...sigh.... though right now I am hooked on peggle instead

    Mark, Aug 15, 2007
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    Sarah Guest

    WOW! 34% is awesome on Vista, Mark, especially on intermediate. I was told
    you can take almost all of the games from XP and they will run on Vista. The
    only problem is: I was successful with the "regular" Solitaire when I got it
    from XP, but, of course, the graphics suck! :)

    I forgot how small the cards were, no graphics, no sound... etc. It sure
    runs fast though.. LOL!

    Have a great day and "happy solitairing"

    Sarah, Aug 15, 2007
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    Fievel1970 Guest

    Hm, first before I ask this... I haven't experienced any problems
    importing the XP version.
    The question I have though, goes a little deeper then that.
    Does anyone know where the Resource files for any of the Vista versions
    of these games are? Microsoft couldn't tell me, and neither could Dell.
    Microsoft told me, it's preloaded, and they're not affiliated with the
    company who's software in on it,, other then theirs. I'm pretty sure
    it's a .dll or another file extension of an .exe, but I have no clue
    where it is.
    The XP version, it's in the primary .exe But it's not located at the
    same place in Vista. The reason I wanna do it so badly in Vista, is
    because I have higher quality images I could use, which I couldn't with
    XP. The only problem with the XP version which held me back, is I
    couldn't seem to locate it's HEX file, which defines the sizes of
    everything. So I basically assumed, it's part of Windows which controls
    that. I just didn't search enough to find it.
    Like one would want to. There's over one hundred minimal drivers, for
    hardware, which you may never need.
    Anyways, ty for any help.

    Fievel1970, Dec 31, 2009
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