KRTeagle wrote:I know there is one for solitare, that makes the cards bounce, but I don't remember what it was.
It's Alt-Left Shift-2.
There are also other nifty cheats for the other Windows games, like one that lets you beat Minesweeper in 1 second, one that lets you view other players' cards in Hearts, and so on.
Ah yes, the Minesweeper tricks
to win in 1 second are on my site. Pics are included. Scroll down to Minesweeper to see them.
As for MSHearts, it was a simple matter of adding ZB=42 under [Hearts] in the WIN.INI file in Windows 3.x and then using Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F12 during the game to expose the other players' cards. There is a similar registry tweak in later versions of Windows.
Last but not least, there's good ol' Solitaire. In all versions (16-bit and 32-bit), if you play the Draw T
hree rules (who doesn't?), you can cheat by holding Ctrl-Alt-Shift while you draw cards. This will draw just one card instead of three.
Oh and I have a special treat for those of you running the 16-bit version of Solitaire. Select V
coring rules and check the box to K
eep Score. Since it is a 16-bit application using signed integers, the score rolls over from +$32,767 to -$32,768. Your objective will be to reach exactly
Â±$32,768. If you do so, the score will not show up properly and will display as -$-.)*( instead. Do I have too much time on my hands?
I have confirmed this to work on Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, and Windows 95. I suspect it might work on Windows 98 too if it's still using a 16-bit version of SOL.EXE, but I haven't had a chance yet to verify this particular platform. I confirmed that it will NOT
work on the 32-bit versions included in Windows NT, 2000, and XP. And no, I will not test my theory that those roll over from +$2,147,483,647 to -$2,147,483,648. I don't have that
much time on my hands.
You will need to find a copy of the 16-bit version if you are (un)fortunate enough to be running any NT-based Windows.
I'll post a pic of the -$-.)*( score the next time I boot into Windows.
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