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Japher
22-07-2009, 20:43:15
What is the best strategy for Spider Solitaire? I always try to free up one cell as quickly as possible, but I generally end up with a huge mess that I can't clean up. Any advice would be helpful thanks.

Lurker
22-07-2009, 21:25:03
This game requires massive amounts of intelligence, so you should uninstall it.

Funko
23-07-2009, 10:43:45
4 suit or 2

mr_B
23-07-2009, 11:35:24
my best tip of the day is

drink loads and loads of water and go back to bed

Cort Haus
23-07-2009, 12:58:18
Keep restarting until you get two settlers.

Japher
23-07-2009, 13:03:35
4 suits... 2 suits is too easy.

Funko
23-07-2009, 13:06:18
I've only completed it a handful of times, I go for empty rows and collecting deep K high runs. Also, if you are on vista Ctrl+z is your friend.

Drekkus
23-07-2009, 14:07:41
4 suits... 2 suits is too easy.

I can only get a succes rate of 25% on 2 suit :(

mr_B
23-07-2009, 14:12:42
Keep restarting until you get two settlers.

:)

Immortal Wombat
24-07-2009, 14:41:41
Make huge stacks and then unwind them until they are stacks of the same suit. To do this requires empty columns. There's a few tactics to ensure you get and keep them, i.e. make as many moves as possible to get cards up; when you have a choice, move from the column with the fewest cards in it; don't form mixed stacks in blank columns unless you have to (so you can empty it again after each deal); don't leave multiple empty columns with the same number card at the top, etc etc.

Japher
24-07-2009, 17:00:38
that's sound advice... than you, my career may depend on it

Japher
27-07-2009, 19:47:49
I believe that Spider Solitare is not up to chance and that there is a very clever AI working there to prevent me from winning.

Japher
27-07-2009, 20:34:51
Yaaay!

Japher
27-07-2009, 20:36:47
see

mr_B
27-07-2009, 21:48:09
congrats

so did you won minesweeper medium once?

Japher
28-07-2009, 02:53:54
THat's next... and then


PInball!

mr_B
28-07-2009, 05:08:49
YOU RULE !!!

Provost Harrison
28-07-2009, 13:50:32
Your Paint skills are sadly lacking...my advice - explore the crop functionality, as fucking limited and retarded in Paint as it is ;)

Japher
28-07-2009, 14:25:37
My skills aren't lacking, they just aren't being utilized.

King_Ghidra
28-07-2009, 14:57:22
so they're just theoretical

Japher
28-07-2009, 18:00:21
more like "legendary"

Funko
29-07-2009, 08:10:43
Mythical?

Japher
29-07-2009, 12:29:38
You say Tomato I say Ketchup

Tizzy
29-07-2009, 12:36:34
Mmm, chips
(word assossciation strikes back)

Lurker
29-07-2009, 18:52:15
0 wins, 55 losses so far in the difficult spider solitaire. Man I suck at that game.

Lurker
29-07-2009, 19:22:43
Hehe, 1 win, 58 losses.

Japher
29-07-2009, 19:31:33
I haven't been keeping track, but I win about twice per day now. Probably attempt between 50 and 80 games. You have to take breaks and get stuff in between or else your eyes start to hurt and you ass falls asleep.

Funko
29-07-2009, 19:58:24
Busy then.

Japher
29-07-2009, 20:01:39
Just waiting for the stimulus to kick in.

Immortal Wombat
29-07-2009, 20:16:20
I'm closing in on 10% success now. Only took about 2000 games to get the hang of it.

Japher
29-07-2009, 20:24:04
The natural instinct is to match suits. However, in the early game it should be to open cells regardless of your matchings.

Lurker
29-07-2009, 21:04:42
Now I'm an expert: 2 wins, 58 losses. :D

mr_B
29-07-2009, 22:04:51
busy at work guys?

Funko
30-07-2009, 10:38:29
As busy as you.

mr_B
30-07-2009, 11:06:09
jj

Japher
30-07-2009, 12:42:15
You know what they say; if you want something done give it to a busy person. Else, master spider solitaire.



Another saying I intuitively think wrongly about is 'waste not, want not'. To me this means that unless you waste you will end up wanting, though I know it's suppose to me the exact opposite.

Japher
07-08-2009, 18:39:43
I won twice in a row, still I feel a little let down by the victory. When you win at regular solitaire there is a big todo, with lots of fireworks. On some computers there are so many fireworks all at once that it seems like some ADD kid on smack set them up. With Spider Solitaire, I feel a little bad when I win because it's like some old dude set them up and can't find them any more.

Japher
12-08-2009, 13:01:57
I won my first game today. I promised myself if that happened I wouldn't play any more for the rest of the day. Looks like today might be productive.