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I love to play a relaxing game of solitare but the only games I had ran on classic which I try not to use. Then I found Pysol Solitare. To run this, you need Python and several libs which can all be installed with fink. Note I could not get this to run with MacPython.

Just download the tar.bz2 move it to your home directory and gnutar it:
gnutar -xzvf pysol-4.80.tar.bz2
Move the pysol-4.80 folder to a handy place (I used Shared) and rename it pysol so you don't have to remember the version. You could leave it in your home folder but don't be a piggy as everyone will enjoy this.

At the terminal then type:
/Users/Shared/pysol/pysol
to run it. Enjoy!

[Editor's note: I have not tested this myself, but it looks like a nice Solitaire collection if you have XFree86 installed and running.]
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The Best Solitaire Ever...
Authored by: jasenko on Mar 26, '02 04:03:01AM

... but I will not install it until tkinter support for OSX is native. I spent almost a day trying to configure python to play pysol and use some other apps. Python compiles and installs natively without a problem but that is not enough. To play pysol you also need Tcl/Tk and then recompile python with tkinter support. I found some files in the system (System/Library/Tcl) and decided not to install another Tcl version. I guess I will wait for MacPython with tkinter support because doing anything in XDarwin is pathetic on my ibook.



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The Best Solitaire Ever...
Authored by: BrentT on Mar 26, '02 08:49:16AM

I found a Carbonized freeware version of Solitaire that looks good and plays well. It is called MacSolitaire and is available at: http://www.pcv-soft.com/osx/



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The Best Solitaire Ever...
Authored by: BMarsh on Mar 26, '02 05:44:24PM

another good one is Mikes Cards Lite (or for more types of games, the full version which is shareware)

http://www.mikesedore.com/mikecard.html

even has funky vector based graphics that change the size of the cards 'n stuff depending on how big the window is for the game.



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If you already have fink...
Authored by: babbage on Mar 26, '02 12:50:59PM
sudo fink install gnome-games

Depends on having installed gnome-libs, guile (>= 1.4-3), gdk-pixbuf, and scrollkeeper, but once it's up and running it gives you a dozen or so fun little games, including card games. Other Fink game options include: crafty eboard fortune-mod freeciv frotz gnubg gnuchess nethack sdl sjeng smpeg xboard xgalaga xinvaders3d xmahjongg. Poke around in /sw/fink/dists/stable/main/finkinfo/games, and give some of them a try. Installing any of them is easy to do...

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If you already have fink...
Authored by: bhines on Mar 27, '02 12:58:43AM

And i just submitted "crossfire" to fink. It is a graphical online RPG for X Windows. It is currently in fink's unstable tree - please test it out and email me at bhines@alumni.ucsd.edu if it works for you.



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