Calculation Instructions

Version 1.00 (Mar 17 2000) Copyright © 2000 Andrew Pipkin apipkin@pagesz.net

JSolitaire home page: http://www.idiotsdelight.net/


Overview

While Calculation has the usual goal of arranging the entire contents of the deck in four stacks of thirteen cards, the suits of the cards in these stacks is irrelevant. Instead, the four stacks accept cards whose ranks differ by a specified interval. Even though the computer calculates the accepted sequences of cards, the game is still extremely challenging.

Layout

There are three areas of the screen:

Game Play

To move a card, click on the card (which will highlight it) and then click on the destination. The following are valid moves:
  1. A card can be moved from the top of the deck or a waste pile to a destination stack if the card has the desired rank. Rightclicking on a card will attempt to move it to a destination stack.

  2. A card can be moved from the deck to any waste pile

Tips

Buttons

Clicking on these buttons will perform the following actions:
New Game
Begin a new game after shuffling the deck
Restart
Return to the original state of the current game
Undo
Return to the condition before the previous move was made
Options
Bring up a window with the following options:
Initial # of Cards
This sets the number of cards which are initially in the destination stacks. The default is one. Increasing this number will make the game easier to win.

History

Version 1.0 (2000/03/17)
First public release