[ANNOUNCE] PySol 4.00 - a solitaire game collection

Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer markus.oberhumer at jk.uni-linz.ac.at
Wed Apr 12 22:29:12 CEST 2000


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                    PySol - a Solitaire Game Collection
                              Version 4.00

                          http://pysol.tsx.org

           Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000 Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer
                   <markus.oberhumer at jk.uni-linz.ac.at>


What is PySol ?
===============

PySol is an exciting collection of 173 solitaire card games.

Among the supported games are classics like Aces Up, Baker's Game,
Canfield, FreeCell, Forty Thieves, Golf, Klondike, Monte Carlo,
Osmosis, Pyramid, Scorpion, Spider, Yukon, and many more...

PySol may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

PySol aims to be Commercial Quality Freeware.


Why yet another solitaire game ?
================================

Here are some highlights of PySol:

  - freely available
  - distributed under the GNU GPL with full source code
  - currently supports 173 (!) distinct solitaire variants
  - based upon an extensible solitaire engine
  - very nice look and feel including multiple cardsets
    and background table tiles
  - sound samples and background music
  - unlimited undo & redo
  - load & save games
  - player statistics and log files
  - hint system and demo games
  - support for user written plug-ins - add your own solitaire variants
  - integrated HTML help browser
  - lots of documentation
  - fully portable across Unix/X11, Windows 95/98/2000/NT and MacOS
  - written in 100% pure Python
  - just run it - no need to compile anything


Nice. And what's new ?
======================

  * PySol now supports Mahjongg games

  * PySol now plays Tarot type games

  * Added a floating "Demo" logo

  * Fixed a number of minor problems


Cool. Where can I get it ?
==========================

Point your browser to http://pysol.tsx.org
The PySol Gallery is awaiting your visit as well.


What do I need to start playing ?
=================================

PySol requires Python 1.5.2 and Tcl/Tk 8.0.5. Both packages are
freely available for Unix, Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh.

BTW, there is no need to compile anything since the whole program is just
a Python script. Just run it, and that's all.

The Windows version ships as a completely self-contained setup file.


License terms
=============

PySol is Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000 Markus Franz Xaver Johannes Oberhumer

PySol is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
See the file COPYING.


Have fun,
Markus

http://pysol.tsx.org



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