Klondike Forever
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Solitaire card game.   Free
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Klondike Forever ... Enjoy everyone's favorite solitaire game, fast, smooth, and beautiful, for free!

Features include:
  • Game rules settings
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Full screen mode
  • Highlight playable cards
  • Highlight cards of any rank
  • Single-click auto play
  • Auto play to foundations
  • Peek at hidden cards
What's New
Version 1.4:
  • Higher resolution graphics
  • Higher frame-rate (smoother animation)
  • Enhanced detail for Retina displays (iPhone)
  • New options
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



MacUpdate - Klondike Forever



Klondike Forever User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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burypromote

+24
Tweety_ commented on 25 Jan 2012
Doesn't work on PPC :( please change your Requirements info.
[Version 1.4]

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burypromote

+263
MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 25 Jan 2012
Thanks for pointing that out Tweety. I've fixed the requirements and also added version 1.3.6 that does support PPC as an alternate download.
burypromote

+50
Peter da Silva commented on 15 Aug 2008
Thank you so much for fixing the audio cutout!

Did you add some more animations or just reset the animation settings when I upgraded? I'm pretty sure the foundation wasn't swinging around like that before, but I didn't keep the old version to check.
[Version 1.3.3]


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db commented on 15 Aug 2008
ha, I thought the audio cut-out problem was something on my end. Thanks a bunch for the fix of a great free time stealer/filler upper.
[Version 1.3.3]


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+4

+171

bruseth reviewed on 25 Mar 2008
This is outstanding. It looks great, and appears very professionally done. Wow! I can't believe you are letting us have this for free. It is so very nice. Thanks a lot for the cool game. I'm afraid I'm going to be wasting a whole lot of time playing it - but that's a good thing ;-)) Thanks again.
[Version 1.3.1]


burypromote

+50
Peter da Silva commented on 25 Mar 2008
Pretty but buggy. It wouldn't let me move a 4H3S stack onto 5S to free up a 5C to move to the foundation.
[Version 1.3]

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+1

+3
Solitaire Forever (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2008
No worries, that's not a bug. Most people don't realize that the official rules for Klondike only allow you to move just the top card, or the entire pile of face-up cards. You are not allowed to move a partial pile.

Good news though! Klondike Forever will allow you to move partial piles. Simply turn on "Relaxed Rules" in the "Options" menu, or from the option screen. :)
burypromote

+50
Peter da Silva replied on 25 Mar 2008
How about supporting the variant that gives you one pass through the stock one card at a time? My grandmother played that one and got quite sarcastic when I re-used the stock.
burypromote
+1

+3
Solitaire Forever (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2008
Good news, you can set those rules if you want. I accidentally broke it in v1.3, as MTCOBRA pointed out in the previous comment, but it's fixed now in v1.3.1.

Select "Choose New Game" from the "File" menu, and set the rules you want to use. There are a few rules you can customize.
burypromote

+50
Peter da Silva replied on 25 Mar 2008
Oh, I see them. Why isn't the "relaxed rules" checkbox in with the rest of the variants?
burypromote
+1

+3
Solitaire Forever (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2008
Ah yes, I see your point. There is a reason actually. Klondike Forever is simply a copy of Solitaire Forever, but only has one game, and is free. The relaxed rules option is "as is" the way you see it in Solitaire Forever, where it varies from game to game, as seen in the individual game rules.

The game rule settings you see in Klondike Forever were a bonus. In Solitaire Forever, that screen is where you choose from a massive list of games. I needed something on that screen, so I added those options.

I hope it isn't too ackward the way it is. Perhaps in the next version, I will duplicate the "Relaxed Rules" option into the screen with the rule settings. And/or mention "allow partial piles to be played".
burypromote

+30
Mtcobra commented on 24 Mar 2008
Beautiful game, but it would not let me change from dealing 3 at a time to 1 at a time. Registered on the interface display, but didn't "take" in the game as played. A bug? or did I miss something?
[Version 1.3]

5 Replies

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Jan Buchholz replied on 25 Mar 2008
Yes, indeed this is a bug, the previous version had no problems dealing only 1 card.
burypromote

+3
Solitaire Forever (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2008
Whoops, that's a bug all right. I noticed your comment here, and I have fixed it now in v1.3.1.

If you notice anything like that in the future, please feel free to write to me on the "contact" page on my web site. Thanks! :)
burypromote

+30
Mtcobra replied on 25 Mar 2008
I know you've fixed it! I downloaded the "fixed program" and my enjoying it even as I type this!

Thanks from all of us for your quick response in correcting this minor bug!
burypromote
Jan Buchholz replied on 26 Mar 2008
To the developer:

Hi, thank you very much for the the quick fix. I first tried to reach you thru the contact form at your web site but got an error when submitting the message (tried several times using Safari 3.1).
So, maybe this needs a fix, too ;-)
burypromote

+3
Solitaire Forever (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2008
Oh wow, you're right! And I thought everything was going smoothly since no one was writing to me.

It was working a few days ago. The host for my web site handles the "contact" page. I just e-mailed him and told him the problem. Hopefully he gets it working again real soon.
burypromote

-4

skidogallard reviewed on 14 Oct 2006
This is a very beautiful application. I love all of the effects that there are. The developer did and awesome job, and I encourage him to keep up the great work.
[Version 1.1.1]


burypromote

+1

lumpy reviewed on 13 Mar 2006
This is one of the best, if not the best, Klondike games I've come across. And it's free! It's fast, the opengl effects are smooth, and plenty of options to set up the game's appearance the way you want. For example, if some of the various effects seem too much, just turn them off. (I did) And No built-in restrictions or limitations, just play away.

For basic Klondike, I never found anything all that great for the Mac. This software is just unbeatable. The only suggestion I would have to improve upon it is an option to display a dialog when you run out of playable cards to win the game, instead of having to figure that out the old-fashioned way.
[Version 1.1]


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Slash_Gordon reviewed on 31 Dec 2005
Fantastic looking solitaire game. I expected the graphics to be simpler, since the game is free... but, the graphics are great. I only played 2 games, but, will be playing a lot more, when I feel like kicking back and relaxing.
[Version 1.0.1]


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+6

CloudB rated on 25 Jan 2012

[Version 1.4]



+15

Quiiick rated on 25 Jan 2012

[Version 1.4]



+8

Darrel rated on 27 May 2011

[Version 1.3.6]


Downloads:38,308
Version Downloads:7,436
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Free
Date:25 Jan 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Klondike Forever ... Enjoy everyone's favorite solitaire game, fast, smooth, and beautiful, for free!

Features include:
  • Game rules settings
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Full screen mode
  • Highlight playable cards
  • Highlight cards of any rank
  • Single-click auto play
  • Auto play to foundations
  • Peek at hidden cards


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