The classic card Solitaire has been a mainstay on Windows since the early 90’s. It has been included in every version of Windows since 1992, and has been a popular means of wasting time for millions of gamers. Over the years, a number of Solitaire variants have been created, and the MSC has a number of them.
The Solitaire Collection includes four different Solitaire games: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, and Pyramid. Each one is a great stand-alone game, and all of them have additional options to customize the experience.
The graphics in MSC are virtually identical to the graphics in the card MSC in the Windows 7 operating system. The only difference is that in this game, you can choose from one of several different card faces. This is a nice feature since the graphics in the Solitaire games in Windows 7 are just too plain for my tastes.
The gameplay in Microsoft Solitaire Collection free download is identical in all four games. The game uses the same decks of cards, and the rules are exactly the same, in each game.
The game is played in the same way in each game. You are dealt seven cards, and you must discard two of them by putting them on top of the deck, in order to create three piles in the MSC, each with three cards. Your goal is to put all of the cards in order in each of the piles. The game plays out in a familiar way. You can move cards around the MSC board, and when you get stuck, you can use the “Undo” feature, which can take back any number of moves.
The multiplayer features in MSC are both interesting and useful. It can be played against the computer, or against other human players.
The human player can be on the same PC, or on a different PC, via a LAN or over the Internet. The MSC is entirely turn-based, so the turns are taken in sequence, which means that everyone can play at their own pace.
The basic version of the free Microsoft Solitaire Collection does not have a high replay value, but the excellent multiplayer makes this a great product to play with friends, family and co-workers.
There are also a number of options for further customization, which can add a bit of replay value to the base game.
- 1. What are the minimum system requirements to run the Microsoft Solitaire Collection?
The minimum system requirements to run this product are:
Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/7
1.9 GHz Athlon or equivalent
512MB of RAM / 1GB of RAM
128MB Video RAM / 256MB Video RAM
- 2. Why I can't play it on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10?
Most, if not all, programs that were released before Vista was not made for these versions of Windows. The game may not run properly on these versions of Windows, or at all.
- Can I download Microsoft Solitaire Collection for free?
The game was originally offered for free, but it was later removed by Microsoft.
Now the only way to get it is to buy it at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. You can also click on the button at the top of the screen to download the game.
- How can you install Microsoft Solitaire Collection?
MSC is a free program, but it requires an installation. You can install it in two ways:
Install MSC from the setup file.
Extract MSC from the downloaded zip file.
- How to uninstall the Microsoft Solitaire collection?
You can uninstall Solitaire Collection from the 'Control Panel' → 'Programs and Features' or by right-clicking the icon on the Desktop and choosing 'Uninstall'. The uninstaller is located at C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ (By default) on Microsoft Windows.