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    PatPack—120 Solitaire games

    My go-to for a quick break is a program I got in 2005 called 'patpack.exe'—note that when I searched for it earlier, I got some dodgy looking results, and no luck finding to file itself. It's just one 2MB file, no install, no frills, and fully clean according to VirusTotal.
    PatPackVirusTotal.JPG

    It has 120 solitaire games, 80 of them cards, rest a mix of puzzle, dice etc. It's freeware and attached below in a ZIP. The relevant part of the T&C—under the Help menu—says:
    Patience Pack is released as freeware. You can download it, pass it around or distribute it. However, it's still copyrighted, so you can't decompile it or sell it as your own (as you can with a public domain program).

    Patience Pack is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    More info in the next post.
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    To use PatPack, drag the EXE out of the ZIP file above, and put it wherever you want. There's no install, just click on the EXE to launch it. Here's the screen you'll see:

    PatPackLaunch.JPG

    The top 4-item menu Game … Help is constant—ie always there no matter which game you choose.

    Under that are 6 tabs, each tab contains 20 games. The first tab Regular Type is displayed on launch.
    The first 4 tabs are solitaire card games, categorized by type. The last 2 tabs are puzzles, dice games etc. The 20 games in each tab are in alphabetical order by name.

    To open/play a game, just click on it. An example follows in the next post.
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    I'm clicking on "Klondike" in the first tab.

    PatPackKlondike.JPG

    Brief notes on the menu choices:

    Game
    PatPackMenuGame.JPG
    Lets you start a new game, or replay the one you're in.
    Another Game shows the tab screen you clicked in with its 20 games.
    Exit Closes PatPack—same as clicking the 'X' top-right.

    Effects
    PatPackMenuEffects.JPG
    Lets you have or stop animation and sound.
    I don't know what the F5 Refresh choice does—maybe activates/kills your choice immediately.

    Options
    PatPackMenuOptions.JPG
    Lets you change the colors/patterns of the card backs and table top.

    Help
    PatPackMenuHelp.JPG
    Clicked on in-game, the main item of interest is Game Rules (F1) which tells you how to play.
    Overview provides a concise summary of the program's content.
    More … provides some biblical & similar quotes.

    That's about it, enjoy exploring. Post if you have a question, I'll help if I can.
    Last edited by Lugh; 2018-12-12 at 21:33. Reason: delete non-working attachments, re-attach
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    Lugh, your attachments in post #3 don't work.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    attachments in post #3 don't work
    Thanks Access, should be sorted now.
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    Is this it? (1.3MB)

    The download page has the Windows version.
    Last edited by tonyl; 2018-12-14 at 11:50. Reason: fixed link that wouldn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyl View Post
    Is this it? (1.3MB)

    The download page has the Windows version.
    Wow Tony, that's it indeed—well found!

    The Windows version—v 8.0—is what's in the ZIP in post #1 above. I note the author's site says "requires the Microsoft.NET 1.1 Framework to be installed before you can run it".

    I didn't know there was a v 9.0 for Java—"for Java 1.6 and later".
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    I love playing Spider Solitaire here www.spider-solitaire.org and after playing for sometime you get a feel for which version, program or whatever you like best. The animation and sound affects add to my enjoyment but when they become obnoxious I just turn them off or turn the sound down.

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