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by Kurt Lang
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Just noting the bug still exists. The west bot partner bid Nil with the Ace of Spades on only the second hand of the game. No strategy going on there. Edit: And still more. Since posting this, the bots bide Nil with the Ace of Spades twice more on the same day. And today, bid Nil with the KQ of Spad...
by Kurt Lang
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Well, I'll have to wait and see what happens now. After checking from within the version 2 apps I had, they all kept telling me I had the latest version, which were from 2011. Only when I went directly to the download page of each SilverCreek game did I actually get newer versions (Sep 17, 2014).
by Kurt Lang
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Alright, this is just plain insanity. My bot partner and I were winning 455 to 154. My absolutely mental bot partner bid Nil - I kid you not - with the A, K, Q of spades in his hand!!! And had three other lower spades besides. I received an email quite a while ago that this bug had been found and fi...
by Kurt Lang
Tue May 26, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Have sent the requested file. Thanks!
by Kurt Lang
Tue May 26, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Oh, fer' crimminy's sake! Please get a fix out on this. My idiot bot partner not only just now bid Nil with the Ace of Spades in hand, but with the Ace and King of Spades! Could have easily won the game if the dummy bot had bid the two sure tricks instead of Nil.
by Kurt Lang
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Perfect game for anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: Perfect game for anyone?

I don't think I've ever gotten a string of spades like that before, sandbar. A glorious site it is! :)
by Kurt Lang
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: Perfect game for anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Perfect game for anyone?

No good reason for this post other than to wonder who else may have come close to a perfect game of Hearts. Perfect, I would think anyway, winning in two hands by shooting the sun twice in a row. This is as close as I've gotten. Despite the game showing shooting the sun last, it was actually the fir...
by Kurt Lang
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Curious, Jonah. My mental bot partner once again bid nil while holding the Ace of Spades. When you say a bot should never bid nil in such a case, do you mean you're trying to find out why it does that anyway, or do you mean it simply shouldn't and you aren't looking into it at all?
by Kurt Lang
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Thank you for looking into it, Jonas.
by Kurt Lang
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

That seems to be the way virtually all computer versions of Hearts play. It's incredibly easy to beat the Hardwood version of this game because of the very simple "rules" almost all Hearts games follow. Basically, they are: 1) If possible, never let the human player win. If that means putting any of...
by Kurt Lang
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

This is getting ridiculous. While I can see Galt's point in the very rare circumstance where bidding nil with the Ace of Spades in your hand can be a strategic move, the game (as he notes) is making this bid with no logic to it at all. Since my last post, the game has made this silly bid at least si...
by Kurt Lang
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Re: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Okay, I looked, but it doesn't do anyone any good to send folks to your site to look for "Outside the box" when the only reference to it is the abbreviated PDF of your book that shows it's one of the late chapters. Regardless, you can't possibly convince me it's ever a good idea to send your own tea...
by Kurt Lang
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 17879

Bug in Spades v2 that needs to be fixed

Have played quite a few games on the new version, but have seen this twice now. Once with the bots bidding as opponents, and once with the bot as my partner. The bug (sheer lunacy) is that a bot bids Nil with the Ace of Spades in their hand. Quite impossible, don't you think? Something needs to be w...
by Kurt Lang
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Mac Games
Topic: Solitaire IV suggestions, thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 3630

Re: Solitaire IV suggestions, thoughts

Whoops! Yes, there is of course an Options screen on Solitaire IV, and the new v2 versions of Hearts, Spades, Backgammon and Euchre, but none of the new versions have the Effects options screen, which the tips tell you they exist to change things like turning off Fooms, Score Particles, Natural Pile...