>>There's an excellent Solitaire game for the NeXT PC with really nice looking
>>cards. I run it using a GUP VLB (2megs) on a 486DX-66/2. Something is wrong
>>in the sense that I feel I have to drag the cards from one pile to another.
>>Would getting a faster computer, or a faster graphics' card make Solitaire
>No, not that much snappier. A PCI Pentium w/ a Diamond Viper will only
>be about 50% faster for graphics.
Well that saves me a lot of money:) 50% just won't do. Is it the graphics
card or the processor which is keeping the game sluggish?
Quote:>Are you running version 2.1? I just submitted it to the archives not
>more than a couple of weeks ago. I tried to pre-draw the cards to help
>speed things up a bit, but I'm afraid you'll never have Window's kinda
>snappy for our Solitaire without more coding than I have time to
>dedicate. The good news is the next generation of HW shouldn't run
>any slower. %^)
Yes, 2.1 is what I am using and it is far better. Now since you really can't
get any faster, then perhaps one way around this would be to have the cards
move themselves via 2 mouse points. So if you want a 2 to move to a 3, you
would click on the 2 and then the 3 and the 2 would leap over. The same would
go with subpiles. As it is it's the dragging of the beuatiful cards which
feels like lifting weights!
Anyway, it's still a really nice game.
Philip McDunnough OR P. McDunnough (U of Toronto-stats)
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