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500 Cards

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500_cards.sit (69.53 KB)
MD5: 27a10c1b6bedeea7d5de87ba6c39693d
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
500cards1.4.cpt_.hqx (63.10 KB)
MD5: db8329d266cd6d5f1c8235f360987d46
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
500-Cards-v101.sit (33.77 KB)
MD5: e65a32ce558dab50c36b7a10d69c1e7a
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: Mini vMac

"500" is a trick-taking card game popular in Australia and New Zealand. This implementation offers computer opponents as well as network play via NetSprocket. Rules are included.

The first download is version 2.0.1, from November 1999.

The second is version 1.4, from March 1995.

The third is version 1.0.1, from August 1994 (found on the UMICH CD).

    This program was originally written in MacPascal on a Mac Plus. The modern version was written on a Classic and then a Colour Classic using Think C 5.0.4 (after converting the Pascal using CTools). The move to a real, event-driven Application was made possible by the purchase of that most excellent Mac D-I-Y programming book :- Macintosh Programming Secrets (2nd Ed), written by Scott Knaster and Keith Rollin (who's been really helpful over the Net whenever I've contacted (pestered) him (Thanks Wink). Also of assistance were; NIM:OV, NIM:MTE, lurking on COMP.SYS.MAC.PROGRAMMING and the Inside_Mac DA.

— excerpt: from enclosed "Read Me" doc.

See Also: 500 Supreme

Architecture: 68k

500 Cards v1.4 works on Mac Plus's running OS 6.0.7 and PowerMac's running OS 7.5 - it should run on anything!

When playing with the AI computer partner, if it is allowed to call the suit, your results can be sometimes good but often poor, leaving you wondering whose side your "partner" is on. Still an enjoyable card game, all the same.


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by themacmeister - 2016, April 29 - 1:58am

One of my favourite card games (only beaten by Seahaven Tower)