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Hardwood Solitaire II

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Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
hardwood_solitaire_ii.sit (2.83 MB)
MD5: 07185d1fd1537954426b8d31005fb5a6
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
hws_220_68k.sit_.hqx (2.07 MB)
MD5: c458ffa045fd82528f2d2e4f847f017d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
hws_220_ppc.sit_.hqx (2.23 MB)
MD5: 2aa2aea610b769062f3ae73cd43cabc8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: Basilisk II, QEMU

Contains six solitaire card games: Freecell, Fourteen Out, Four Seasons, Klondike, Pyramid, and Golf.

Download #2 & #3 were sourced directly from the developer / publisher.


Architecture: 68k PPC


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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 26 - 12:39am

YW euxmac, glad to hear it now works for you.

I'll attempt some answers to your OT, but generally for queries, if you create your own new topic you'll find more people are likely see it and perhaps try to help.

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For methods used in uploading files, you could view the Guides "Uploading files to the Macintosh Garden, part 1 & 2", there will be a few hints in there.

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by euxmac - 2020, August 25 - 4:36am

Many thanks for your kind advice, MikeTomTom! Updating from OS 7.5 to 7.6 did the trick and I could experience this game again after 20 years or more. The company made a mistake by not sticking with their original music and I was glad to revisit it.

Offtopic, if I may: I am new here and (1) am not sure if there is a way to private message members. I looked but didn't see how to do that. I have a CD of about 50 hypercard stacks from back in the day that I would like to share here. (2) What is the preferred compression protocol here? Do I use today's compression standards or only stuff them using the operating system they originally ran under? (3) Lastly, is there a dedicated hypercard archive?

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, August 23 - 7:21am

@euxmac: This game seems to play quite well for me on Basilisk II, running Mac OS 7.6.1 & 12 MB RAM to the 68k game. It toggles the screen automatically to 256 colors during play and switches back again when quitting.

The game must be installed into an emulated HD for play, not run from the shared drive.

I've only tried it under these conditions and using the DL #1 from this page. I see a couple more versions have arrived in the page since.

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by euxmac - 2020, August 23 - 4:54am

Has anybody gotten this to work successfully? I have tried multiple versions of the game in multiple OS instances in both Sheepshaver and Basilisk but it immediately crashes upon starting. Would welcome any suggestions. HS2 was a nice soothing way to zone out for a bit. (Hardwood Solitaire 3 and today's iOS and Android versions do not compare.)