Goodsol Newsletter #76
New Pretty Good Solitaire 600
Dear Solitaire Players,
The 10th year of Pretty Good Solitaire has begun with the release of the new Pretty Good Solitaire 600. Version 10.0.0 is available for download from <http://www.goodsol.com/download.html>.
Pretty Good Solitaire 600 version 10 adds 30 original new games to bring the total number of games to 600. All 30 new games are original games never before seen. It also updates the statistics submission system to the web site to update scores on the web site immediately.
The 30 other original new games are Acey and Kingsley, Bald Eagle, Batsford Again, Big Apple, Big Dozen, Canfield Rush, Cell 11, Colonel, Crossroads, Doublet Cell, Eighty Thieves, Elba, Four by Ten, Leap Year, Lily, Lucky Piles, Mystique, Nunavut, Pitchfork, Scorpion Head, Seven by Five, Straights and Pairs, Strategie, Suit Elevens, Sweet Sixteen, Ten by One, Thieves Rush, Triple Left, Two Castles, and Zeus. All of these games are original games not seen in any solitaire collection before.
Pretty Good Solitaire 600 has a completely revamped statistics submission system. The new statistics submission system allows you to submit your scores to the web site by just clicking a button on the statistics or game winning screen (for registered users only). The scores update immediately on the new scores web site at <http://scores.goodsol.com>.
Individual score pages on the new scores web site are updated immediately, and the totals and other pages are updated hourly.
Finally, Pretty Good Solitaire 600 also includes extensive changes to the basic graphics game engine. These changes should be invisible to most users, but will improve graphic performance on some systems and result in less resource usage when playing with many other applications running.
I hope you like the new version!
You can download Pretty Good Solitaire 600 version 10 from <http://www.goodsol.com/download.html>. If you already have version 7.0 or higher installed, you can also download from within the game by going to the Internet menu and selecting "Download Latest Version".
Pretty Good Solitaire 600 version 10 is a free update for those who originally registered Pretty Good Solitaire 500 (2002 version 8) or last year's version 9, or those who have already paid for an upgrade. Full details on upgrading are at <http://www.goodsol.com/upgrade.html>. In short, if you purchased after the release of version 8 on January 25, 2002 or have already purchased an upgrade, this is a free update.
If you qualify for a free upgrade, your registration code will work in the new version. Normally Pretty Good Solitaire should register itself if it finds a registered copy of one of these older versions. If not and you have lost your code, you can request that your registration code be sent to you again from <http://www.goodsol.com/regusers.html>.
If you originally registered Pretty Good Solitaire 97, 98, 99, 2k, or Quest Edition, and you have not yet paid for an upgrade, you can upgrade for only US$11.95 from <http://www.goodsol.com/upgrade.html>. See that page for more information.
Pretty Good Solitaire 600 version 10 is still only US$24, plus an optional $7.50 shipping for a CD-ROM. In addition to installing the basic game, the CD-ROM also installs all of the currently available extra card sets.
You can order online from <http://www.goodsol.com/orderonline.html>.
Phone and mail order options are also available from that page. For those who purchase for the first time now or upgrade, you now get free upgrades through the 2007 version.
More information about Pretty Good Solitaire 600 version 10:
What's New: <http://www.goodsol.com/pgs/whatsnew.html>
New High Scores Site
The new Pretty Good Solitaire Top Scores web site is at <http://scores.goodsol.com>.
This site has top scores lists for all 600 games in Pretty Good Solitaire 600. To submit your scores to the new site, you need to download Pretty Good Solitaire 600 from <http://www.goodsol.com/download.html>. Submitting statistics is now as easy as clicking a button from the statistics or game winning screen in a game. Or you can click on the Statistics button on the main screen and submit your statistics for all games.
Only registered (paid) users may submit scores.
The 600 individual game score pages are updated immediately when you submit a score. The totals on the main page at <http://scores.goodsol.com> and the other lists (1000 Club, Most Played Games lists, etc) are updated at the top of every hour.
This new high scores site will replace the old high score site and old cut and paste score submission system. See <http://www.goodsol.net/forum/messages/5/908.html> for details.
Thomas Warfield - Software Designer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Warfield - Order Fulfilment - email@example.com
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