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Here's a challenge for you

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bigbazza, May 3, 2010.

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  1. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    For all you folk who think Freecell is a simple and wimpy game and not worth trying.

    The only game I play is Freecell as it can be a challenge if you play it the way I do.:)

    I try to get as few cards out as I can and try to setup the last move so as many cards go out as possible. 49-50 being the maximum possible as aces and deuces (two's) automatically go out, so you have no control over them once they are exposed.

    I have attached a screenshot where 46 cards will go out in one hit when I move the 4 and the 3 under the 5 of Hearts.

    The challenge is for you to better 46 and provide a screenshot proof of this.
    No proof will be honoured if you don't provide an screendump.

    If 46 is beaten I will up the ante. :-D

    Bazza
     

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  2. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Maybe I set the bar too high at 46.
    Please post your submissions from 30 onwards and we will have credit where credit is due. :-D

    Bazza
     
  3. mcadam

    mcadam Major Amnesia

    I don't have Freecell :(
     
  4. brandypeppy

    brandypeppy MajorGeek

    Another challenge, when you open freecell, select game, type in -1, or -2. :wave:wave
     
  5. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    As far as I know, Freecell has been included in every release of Windows from 95 to Vista. Don't know about W7.

    Here is a download site if you want to try it.
    http://www.freecellwizard.com/downloadnow.html
    Bazza
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  6. dyamond

    dyamond Imelda Marcos of Majorgeeks

    Win 7 has freecell but I think he is on a mac.
     
  7. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Hell's bells. They are much more difficult than the standard version of Freecell, I guess. :-D I will have to give them a try.;)

    Bazza

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  8. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    brandypeppy, I'm having trouble with -1 and -2. :cry :( :-D

    Bazza

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  9. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Hi bigbazza, I used to play that a lot. Never thought of it as a challenge :-D I might give it a whirl. Sounds like a fun challenge too. ;)
     
  10. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    That's the trouble TeeCee. Most folk, especially serious gamers, think of it as a ridiculously simple game and it is one way. If you try to exceed a certain number of cards to go out in your last move, then it is a different ball game.

    I am unhappy if I get less than 40 to go out in my last move for any game I play.

    I save a screenprint of games where I get a large number left, and ready to go out so that I can prove it to any doubters. :-D

    The challenge is still out there. How many cards can you MG members get out
    in your final move and provide a screenprint before you make that move. ;)

    Bazza

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  11. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Hi bigbazza, it sure is a challenge! Darn, I can get all the aces up, but then when I start to align the rest of the cards, they too automatically go to the aces, then I win again! I'll keep at it, and see if I can get the 3's to hang at the top of the lists... Darn, so close tho!!!:-D
     
  12. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    OK, I think I got it. I just cannot move any more cards, because the game will end. Here is my screeny, with 46 ;) You are right, it is a challenge !;)
    View attachment 137223

    OK, that one doesn't look very clear, so try this one:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  13. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    I've got up to 49 out. :-D
    See if you can equal that :-D
    I'm not going to post the screen dump right now.:-D

    Bazza
     
  14. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Ouch! 49? OK, I'll give it a whirl! You do come up with some good ones too! I like a challenge!:-D
     
  15. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    I'll go easier on you for now.

    Try for 47. :-D

    Bazza
     

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  16. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    OK, Bazza, you did say 47, so how is this? :-D :-D

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Zack Magee

    Zack Magee Post-and-Run Geek

    Yeah? Well try to beat this totally-legitimate not-edited screenshot that just happens to be the same dimensions as TeeCee'srolleyes
     

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  18. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Hey, Mine was not edited. It is Totally legit. What are you implying? I don't cheat. My dimensions are LEGIT too. If you notice, I only have 4 A's.. Not too bad a job EDITING.... :p
     
  19. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    99 cards left in a 52 card deck???? :-D roflmao

    Bazza

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  20. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Great effort, now for 48 :-D

    See attachment

    Bazza

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    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  21. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Hi Bazza, OK, I'll give it a whirl. I have heard of card counters, but never before seen 99 cards in a 52 deck either... rolleyes But, I guess the kid has got to play; I have very little time for that myself;)
     
  22. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    It is a lot harder when you don't have a game number to go on. :-D

    Bazza
     
  23. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Naturally, but I didn't have a "game number" on the last one, either you know. :p "z" is the one who C&P, not me... I even removed the number from mine too. ;) Lots of possibilities, for sure:-D
     
  24. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    I wasn't having a shot at you, TeeCee. I was just stating the bleeding obvious. :-D I have been playing Freecell for years (see attachment)

    Bazza

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  25. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Re: Here's a challenge for you--Unsolvable FC

    Unsolvable Freecell game.
    From Wilipedia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeCell#Game_11982
    Just another teaser for you and, no, I haven't solved it. :cry

    Bazza
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  26. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Best of luck, balker. :-D ;)
    Make sure you do a screenprint before your last move if you succeed :major

    Bazza

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    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  27. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Hey, bigbazza, that is interesting. I think there are more than just one tho LOL Don't forget the screeny balker;) I do enjoy this, it is quite the challenge!:-D
     
  28. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    I've had a few I couldn't solve, but I think that only means I didn't spend enough time and effort on them. :cry :-D

    I'd rely on the Wikipedia quote, that only 1 game in the original version of FC is unsolvable. Don't know about the XP version though.

    Bazza
     
  29. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    OK, Bazza, got the 48, now on to 49! :-D
    As you can see, it is a little more difficult trying to block cards from going home :) I could not make any other moves, without the entire deck going to home.

    [​IMG]




    (intentionally removed game #!:-D)
     
  30. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Well done TeeCee. :cool :major I've never done better than 49. Don't know if it is possible.
    See attachment for 49. I think it would have gone out if I moved another card. I wasn't game to try. :-D
    Looking at it again, I am not sure if is really a "49" with that final Ace a long way up.

    I also challenge myself by never quitting a game until I get it out my way,
    although sometimes I do quit if I have been on the same game for a really long time. :)

    Bazza
     

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    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  31. TeeCee

    TeeCee MajorGeek

    Hi Bazza, I think 49 is going to be a real challenge, and your screeny is nice tho! It IS a 49 too. ;) Yup, it would have gone on one move too. :cool
    I can get so far, and move just ONE card, and it is all done... I just have to pace my moves. ;)
     
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