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MahJong Tradition is a true MahJong game. It is not another tile-matching solitaire game. It is the complete game; which can be played up to 19 times before it needs to be registered.

You play against 3 intelligent computerized opponents; choosing from among 4 different modes of game-play & 4 unique game interfaces. High-quality graphics and stereo sound effects give the game a lasting appeal. Easy to learn; but hard to master. MahJong Tradition was designed as a casual game. It can easily be played for a quick ten-minute diversion; or can hold one's interest for a long time.

What's New

Version 1.6.5:
  • Save/Continue bug fixes.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Trail Walker Member IconReview+39
Trail Walker
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Did not allow pung for discard matching an existing pair.
Did not allow Mahjong for completing a sequence (with an existing hidden chow and pair).
Occasionally does not allow a chow for discard of previous seat.

I have played with many rule-sets, but malfunctions of this program are extraordinary --- profoundly STUPID.

minor objection: does not retain a display of previous discards

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Version 1.6.5
Trail Walker
+1

I do not understand why my single comment appears twice.

Note: if the difficulties involved only interface or haphazard crashing, then I would have sent email to developer. Since the misbehavior is deeper, I opted to alert those of us who play the real game (as opposed to clones of Brodie Lockard's Shanghai).

Kihoalu
+0

Last comment is pretty old for a $20 universal binary app last updated in 2007 - has anyone tried this more recently?

It looks as though it could be a contender - as a real game, but 20 trial starts doesn't tell me whether I want to buy into a deadended game. Isn't there a definitive REAL Mahjong game in development on the Mac?

Trail Walker Member IconReview+39
Trail Walker
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Did not allow pung for discard matching an existing pair.
Did not allow Mahjong for completing a sequence (with an existing hidden chow and pair).
Occasionally does not allow a chow for discard of previous seat.

I have played with many rule-sets, but malfunctions of this program are extraordinary --- profoundly STUPID.

minor objection: does not retain a display of previous discards

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Version 1.6.5
Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761
Corpsecorps
+1

End of the road for this?

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Version 1.6.5
Sans Dieu Rien Member IconComment+11
Sans Dieu Rien
+1

Finally, a true Mahjong with RULES! Awesome! However, it crashed when I accidentally pressed CONTINUED when there wasn't a previous game recorded. Just thought you should know...

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Version 1.6.5
Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761
Corpsecorps
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I ran across additional problems/bugs.

When i chose "Simple Custom" in the prefs, without have installed any, i got one of the default boards with absolutely no controls.

I couldn't get back to the menu and had to quit from the menu. But when i reran the app, choosing to begin a new game gave me game sounds while the window continued to display the menu.

Since the first run, every time i start up the app and to go Options, the menus are displayed improperly, as i described in my previous post.

Also, it would be helpful if the Options screen displayed the true appearance of the tiles and boards.
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Version 1.6.5
Corpsecorps
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Woops. That line in my post should have read:

I couldn't get back to the Menu display and had to quit from the menubar or Dock menu.

Corpsecorps Member IconReview+761
Corpsecorps
+1

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Game play and options have been improved significantly over version 1.3 - the last time i checked in.

It could still use far more variations and traditional terminology for less of an Americanized feel.

I've not had any problems with crashes, but there are display glitches. After playing several games, when i returned to options, the text on pull-downs was sagging off the bottom, and when i clicked them, the menus appeared too low also, and detached.

I'm still not thrilled with the UI by any means. Graphics are just odd and not particularly eye-catching or pleasing. The highlight animations are distracting, and the sounds are a bit annoying.

With system volume only half-way up, the staccato clack of pieces was ear piercing through headphones unless game volume was also less than half-way up.

Over all, while reasonably playable, MahJong Tradition has a late alpha feel to it instead of the solid unified tone of a $20 final version.
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Version 1.6.5
amcan12 Member IconReview+7
amcan12
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Game crashes too often, especially when player is trying to adjust anything (like sound volume or game speed) when game is in play.

And because game is taking over your screen completely (no windowed mode) the only way to get out of any crash is to hard restart your Mac. Absolutely unacceptable behavior.

Other glitch is lack of option to set custom sound volume and speed of game as default - every time game is restarted player must manually adjust volume and speed - and this is when most crashes occur as game is already in play.

IMHO game nehaves like in beta stage, not worth paying for until major fixes are done.

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Version 1.6.5
dws (Developer)
+1

This review is a good example of why developers wish that people would email them with perceived problems!

Amcan12 is the only person reporting that the game crashes - under any circumstances.

No windowed mode? MJT fully supports fullscreen and windowed modes; at whatever resolutions their monitor can handle. I've even programmed a keyboard shortcut to quickly switch between the two modes.

Game speed and sound volume can be permanently set in Options. They can also be temporarily changed during a game.

MahJong Tradition is far removed from any kind of beta stage of development. While people might disagree with my artistic choices or my (dubious) talents at creating custom music, such a devastatingly-negative review might discourage people from trying the game out; which would be a shame.

Impish Member IconReview+7
Impish
+1

As the only true Mahjongg game available for the Mac, this is a welcome addition to Mac-based games.

One major bug, however: the game often misses potential Chows and bypasses me without giving me the chance to declare them. This is so even when I have precedence, as when no other player wants the tile, and one time, even when the chow would have allowed me to Mahjongg (the highest precedence of all). I've tested this repeatedly and in different ways, such as playing an All-Chow game. Even tho' precedence was now turn-based (no Pungs or Kongs allowed), the game didn't notice Chows available in my tray even when I was next in turn.

I've been trying to determine if there is a pattern to the missed Chows. For example, are the missed ones always the middle tile in the sequence (I have a 5 and 7 coins, and the discard is the 6-coin). But no, the program has missed middle and end tiles.

The bug is intermittent-- it does catch some chows -- but frequent enough to occur several times in each games.

So for now, I'm playing All-Pung games, which so far, the app has never missed.

Once this problem has been fixed, we'd have a true-blue Mahjongg game for the Mac.

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Version 1.6.5
Ed Stoudenmire Member IconReview+1
Ed Stoudenmire
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I for one am very happy with MJT. There have been several real MJ games for Windows, and as someone mentioned there was Shanghai Dynasty for Classic OS; but this is the first OS X version I can remember seeing.

As someone who has never physically played MJ outside of a computer, I must say I've learned a lot about the game from watching this one play.

I disagree with those who say the UI is bland or gruesome. It could be better; this is v 1.4.

The gameplay could be improved, I'm sure. V 1.4.

The graphics problems and the tile designs and the speed settings and the discarded tiles... VERSION 1.4!!

Come on, people, don't beat up on the guy for an imperfect product. It's a good base on which to build. Try contacting the guy with ideas. He's proven to be quite receptive and very pleasant to exchange emails with.

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Version 1.4
thomas39 Member IconComment+2
thomas39
+1

I would like to thank Don Schaper for this great
Mah Jongg game for OS X. My family has enjoyed this wonderfull game for years.The last time I counted,
I have collected 13 Mah Jongg sets. My wife hosts
a Monday Mah Jongg group and she plays the old
Mah Jongg Parlor on OS 9 every day. We downloaded
this game today, played it and gladly paid for it at
once. It's not perfect, but it is 100% better than any
other true
Mah Jongg game for OS X of which there are none.

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Version 1.4
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Downloads 16,251
Version Downloads 7,779
License Shareware
Date 22 May 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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