One of the new features is two new larger card sizes. As a part of the new sizes, there are also changes in how the best card size for each particular game is calculated. When the card size is set to automatic, the game finds the best card size to fit the game into the current window and screen resolution.
This is complicated by the fact that playing cards are longer than they are wide and some screens are much wider than they are high. This can make fitting a game on some screen resolutions challenging. In this new version, it seems that some people in some screen resolutions are seeing card sizes smaller than they are used to because of some changes in this calculation.
This seems to be happening most in screen resolutions with a 16x9 ratio, which are much wider than they are high. These resolutions, which include 1600x900 and 1920x1080, are becoming increasingly popular as people buy PCs or tablets designed to show media such as widescreen video. The problem here is that the resolution can handle larger card sizes horizontally but not so much vertically.
The new version made some choices designed to best fit the cards vertically but make it not look good horizontally. I am in the process of changing this for a new bug fix update (which will be coming soon). It seems that people prefer the chance of running out of room at the bottom to having smaller cards spaced horizontally, so I will be making some adjustments in the bug fix update.
If this issue has affected you and you see a card size that looks wrong to you, send me a screenshot of the game in question (because this depends heavily on exactly which game you are playing) and what screen resolution you have and this will help me improve the choices of card sizes in that game.
I have already made several bug fixes for the next bug fix update and I hope to release it soon.
Note that we do not have an app for Android tablets, but you can play over 100 soltiaire games online on an Android tablet in the browser at https://www.goodsol.com/play . If you have a Windows tablet (that runs regular Windows), you can of course run the Windows version.
-- Version 16.0 contains 20 new games, bringing the total number of games to 900. This is the largest number of new games in a new Windows version in nearly 10 years.
-- There are two new larger card sizes, bringing the total number of card sizes to 7. These new sizes are called Huge and Gargantua and will only be available in large screen resolutions, such as over 1600 pixels horizontally for the Huge size and over 2000 for the Gargantua size. These card sizes are especially for large monitors or new high resolution Windows 10 devices.
-- The Favorites functionality has been changed so that you can unfavorite a game from the Game menu as well as favorite it. In addition, when you move the game from one computer to another, the favorites will now move along with all of the other settings and data in the game's data folder.
-- There are several new larger font sizes on the main screen list of games to make showing the list of games better. To change the main screen font size, go to the Options menu on the main screen or click on the club suit icon to cycle through all the card sizes.
-- Several screens have been made larger to look better in higher resolutions, such as the statistics screen and the game winning screen,
-- This is the first version actually developed in Windows 10, so there are a lot of small changes to make the game work better in Windows 10. Of course, it still works in earlier versions of Windows going back to the old Windows XP.
You can download Pretty Good Solitaire version 16.0 from https://www.goodsol.com/download.html . Or, if you have a previous version installed, you can run the game, go to the Internet menu, and select "Download Latest Version". Be sure to exit the game before you install.
Pretty Good Solitaire version 16.0 is a free update for those who originally ordered version 14 (ordered after February 9, 2013) or those who paid for an upgrade since that time. However, it is not a free upgrade for those who originally ordered version 13 or earlier.
If you registration code begins with "43", "46", "2g", "2d", or "2a", version 16 is a free update. Otherwise, it is not. If your registration code starts with "42" or "2r", version 15 was a free upgrade but version 16 is not.
Pretty Good Solitaire version 16.0 is US$24.95 for immediate electronic delivery. If you want an additional CD, there is an option to add $9.95 shipping for a CD. In addition to installing the basic game, the CD also installs all of the currently available extra card sets.