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I've been playing FreeCell for a while. I started out at game #1 and I'm up to game #178. I usually play a couple of games a day. The longest stretch of completing a game, on the first attempt, is 27 games over a 2 week period. Until now, the only game that was a little difficult was game #157, which took about 3 trys before I was successful. Now I'm stuck on game #178. I've tried about 10 times and not even close to winning. It is very difficult to complete FreeCell when the 7's and 8's are at the top (buried), in this game the red 7's and 8's are all in one column which has made it impossible (for me) to win. Sad

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my ex boss

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in fl new a man played allmost all b4 he died

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let's see

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If I do my 2 games a day, and there are 1,000,000 different games, I don't think I'll be successful Sad

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(NT) (NT) Isn't it something like 65,535? (2 to the 16)

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In reply to: (NT) Isn't it something like 65,535? (2 to the 16)

When I click game>select game they list games from 1 to 1000000.

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(NT) (NT) Hadn't seen that before.

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(NT) (NT) And the moral of your story? :-)

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Try games -1 and -2

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if you're looking for difficult. Wink

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Hi Brent,

I started at #1 and I'm up to 178 and stuck, I don't recall 1 and 2 being difficult, but then only reason I mentioned 157 was I was keeping track of the latest games completed on a piece of paper.

jp bill

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(NT) (NT) Minus one and minus two is what he is saying.

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(NT) (NT) OOhhh..... thanks

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I would play this for hours

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I learned how to edit the Windows registry to reset the count when I knew I was going to lose...therefore keeping the win streak in tact. Hope God will forgive. Happy

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I just play at random...

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New game each time. If I lose I lose; go on to the next one.

BTW if you really want to win hit Ctrl-Shift-F10. You can "win" any game on the next move that way.

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I think thats the same..

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FreeCell game I play at ramdom times. so far have 954 wins and 15 loses. Longest streak was 228 wins. They say every game is winable.

George

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(NT) (NT) You gonna burn, Steven!

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Not that I would know, of course-

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all my time on the computer is spent seriously.

BUT I have a friend who once got 40 in a row. BTW, I ... I mean he had trouble with an earlier game, about #30 or so. Never did figure it out.

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After I posted last night, I tried #178, the game I was having trouble with and after 3 tries I was successful:)

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It is reported now that only one is impossible

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I read back in win 95 days there were 3 (can't remember which) besides the -1, -2.

All of the 32,000 Microsoft deals except for number 11982 are solvable.

Jim Horne's version for Windows 3.1 contained 32,000 numbered deals (games), so that selecting a specific number would always produce the same deal. (These are random deals, generated by integer seeds using the random number generator in the Microsoft C compiler). He numbered the deals so that people could exchange the numbers of difficult/interesting deals with their friends, and also in the belief that some people would try to play sequentially through the deals; many people have in fact done so. Happily, when the game was ported to Windows 95 and later operating systems, the set of 32,000 deals was the same, so any discussion of deal numbers applies to all Microsoft versions. The help file for Microsoft FreeCell contains the claim ''It is believed (though not proven) that every game is winnable.'' When Horne wrote this, he already knew that unsolvable deals could be constructed (see Hans Bodlaender's example): as a joke, the Windows 95 version includes two unsolvable deals, numbered -1 and -2. Horne purposely made his claim ambiguous in order to challenge people to find such impossible deals, but intending it to mean that all of the 32,000 included deals were winnable. This comes as close as possible to being true..


Roger

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