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Victory Image System Revamp

Greetings!

The Victory Image system has received a major overhaul!

In the old system, it was difficult to discover Rare and Mythical images. Your odds of seeing them were very low.

Here is the new system:


Victory Images are now grouped into levels, with 5 images per level. Once you discover all the images from Level 1, you unlock Level 2.

When you win, a random unlocked level is chosen and then a random image from that level.

You can increase the chance of discovering new images by winning games. Each time you win a game, you'll raise a bonus chance of seeing new images.

Thus the longer you play and win without seeing a new image, the easier it will become to discover a new image.

You can still prevent images from showing by simply clicking on them to X them out. I also fixed some bugs with that and now it should work much more reliably.

This new system should make it much easier to discover new images. In addition it should hopefully feel more rewarding as you 'level up'.

Lastly I plan on adding a lot more victory images in the future and this system makes it easier to do that.

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing :)

— Robert

Other Languages

Greetings!

World of Solitaire now supports other languages!

You can change the language in "Options" under "Settings":


You can also change by clicking in the very bottom right corner on (en):


After clicking either, you will see the available languages at the bottom right corner:


Simply click one of the languages!

Different languages are at different web addresses. So if you want to continue to see World of Solitaire in your language of choice, after you change your language, bookmark the website.

Right now these languages are supported:
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
If your language isn't on the list, just comment below or e-mail me at robert@telparia.com

I'll make sure it gets added! :)

Thousands of folks from all around the world play every single day. I hope this option makes their experience more enjoyable!

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing :)

— Robert

Suit Ordering

Greetings!

I just added a new option to World of Solitaire: Suit Order

It allows you to specify an order cards should be in when they are auto played to a foundation.

It also sets the starting foundation order for games like Cruel, Trefoil and Crescent.

You can find it in your "Options" window under "Settings":


In games with more than 4 foundations, cards are ordered in this pattern:

Select the checkbox "Group Same Suits Together" to order them like this: ♥♥♣♣♦♦♠♠


Suit Ordering has been requested by several folks over the years and it's finally here!

If you don't want suits to be ordered, just select "Disable Suit Ordering" and it will behave just like it always has.

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing :)

— Robert

Menu Bar Is Back!

Greetings!

Top Menu Bar


The top menu bar is back!



Over the past few weeks I have received a ton of feedback on the new update.

The most disliked change was the removal of the top menu bar.

There are multiple reasons that the removal of the top bar was a bad design decision on my part.

The new menu bar allows you with just 1 click to access the most often used actions.

I truly hope that this new menu bar will help make the site easier and quicker to use.


New Options


I have added a bunch of new options thanks to your suggestions:


  • Show Timer/Score/Moves Made
    You can now turn off the timer, score and moves made items at the bottom of the screen.
  • Show Stack Count
    You can now hide the stack count that appears in the bottom left corner.
  • Show Current Card
    The name of the card you are hovering over will appear in the bottom left corner if you turn this new option on.
  • Bottom Undo Button
    If you really like having an Undo Button at the bottom, simply turn this option on. It's off by default because it causes cards to be slightly smaller due to the space the button takes up on the playfield.
  • Menu On Bottom
    Don't like the menu at the top? Select this option and it'll be moved to the bottom!
  • Show Footer
    You can now hide the bottom right footer. This also hides any "holiday" images.

Cards Too Small


Several folks have e-mailed about the cards being too small.

This is usually due to the web browser 'Zoom' being set to something other than 100%.

Zooming in enlarges text, which reduces space for the cards, thus making the cards smaller.

So if you are seeing small cards, make sure your 'Zoom' is set to exactly 100%


Cards Too Large


Several other folks have mentioned that the cards are too large!

Good news! Now you can now the cards smaller:



You can find these by clicking the "Options" button, then "Settings".

Thank you all very much for your feedback and I hope you all continue to enjoy playing :)

— Robert

Update Live!

Greetings!

The update I previewed a few days ago is now live on the main site!

It's been a bit bumpy over the past 24 hours and I've fixed a multitude of issues.

I've gotten lots of useful feedback, so please keep it coming: robert@telparia.com


Original Version


The new version works great if you have a modern computer from the past 4 or 5 years.

If your computer is older, has enlarged text or a smaller display, the new version may not be the best experience.

The original version can be played here: legacy.worldofsolitaire.com

It will ALWAYS be available at that location, from now until the end of time :)

Sadly, the original version does not have stats or challenges due to technical reasons. Sorry :(


Future


Going forward I will continue to fix issues, make improvements and add new things!

The update will allow me to add new games and features much more easily!

I hope you all continue to enjoy playing, whether on the new site or the legacy site!

— Robert