Showing posts with label Hearts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hearts. Show all posts

Saturday, May 28, 2016

How to play Windows 7 games on Windows 10

To play Chess Titans Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play FreeCell Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Hearts Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Mahjong Titans Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Minesweeper Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Purble Place Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Solitaire Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here
To play Spider Solitaire Windows 7 on Windows 10 read here

To play Internet games: Backgammon, Checkers, Spades read here

Note: For all games, you can run directly exe file to play game with classic GUI or create a shortcut to exe file with -mce argument to play game with modern GUI.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hearts for Windows 10

Hearts is a popular and fast-paced card game for four players. In the Windows version, all three of your opponents are played by the computer. To score as few points as possible. Hearts is played with a single deck of 52 cards. Your opponents (played by your computer) are West, North, and East. Each player receives 13 cards.

How to play:
Players begin each hand by passing three cards to their opponent (except for every fourth hand, when no cards are passed). The player holding the two of clubs plays that card to start the first trick (game-speak for the cards played in a single round).
Players must follow with a card from the same suit. If you don't have one, you can play any card (except during the first trick, when you can't play a heart or the queen of spades).
Whoever plays the highest card takes the trick and starts the next round. In Hearts, the cards are ranked from ace (high) to two (low).
Players can start subsequent tricks with a card from any suit. The exception is hearts. You can't play a heart unless someone has played one in a previous trick. (Or, in game parlance, until hearts have been broken.)
The goal in hearts is to pass all your hearts to other players (who are also trying to pass theirs to you). The game ends when a player reaches 100 points. At that point, the player with the fewest total points wins.

Scoring:
Each heart in a trick equals 1 point. The queen of spades is worth 13 points.

Hints and tips:
1. Take tricks with high cards. If you have to take a trick, use the higher of your cards to do it. You can use the lowest card in your hand to lead the next trick. Opening with a low card will often keep other players from ducking the trick by playing a lower card. Ducking, or avoiding having to pick up cards, usually helps your opponents.
2. Don't pick up hearts or the queen of spades. You only want them when you are trying to shoot the moon or trying to prevent someone else from shooting the moon.
3. Shoot the moon. In Hearts, a player who "shoots the moon" has amassed all the available hearts and the queen of spades. Your opponents automatically earn 26 points. Your score remains unchanged.
4. Pass high cards. On hands that begin by passing cards to an opponent, pass aces or face cards if you can.
5. Count cards. Keep track of played cards—particularly the queen of spades—and whether hearts have been broken. That way, you know if an opponent might be preparing to shoot the moon.
6. Hold on to the ace of hearts. Almost no other card gives you so much control, especially over situations such as who shoots the moon.

Hearts is one of pre-installed games on Windows XP and Windows 7 but not on Windows 8 and Windows 10. Now you want to move Hearts to Windows 10 so you can play one of your favorite games on the newest Windows? Easy! To play Hearts XP on Windows 10, read here to know how to. To play Hearts Windows 7 on Windows 10, you can download it here.

How to play Windows XP games on Windows 10

It is simple to move Microsoft pre-installed games on Windows XP to Windows 10. Go to Start\All Programs\Games\, right click on the game you want to play in Windows 10 in the the list and select Properties. Windows will tell you the path to the game. Example for FreeCell game, you will see the path is %SystemRoot%\system32\freecell.exe. Click Find Target button on Properties dialog and copy freecell.exe to Windows 10. When you run it on Windows 10, you will get an error about missing cards.dll file. Simple look for that dll file in Windows XP system32 directory. Move that dll to Windows 10 and put in the directory of freecell.exe. Only card games like FreeCell, Hearts, Solitaire, Spider need that dll. Now play your games.