Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Undo/Auto Play Changes, Speed Improvements

I wanted to let everyone know that I have changed the way Auto Play and Undo are handled.

Now when you Undo, it will just undo 1 move. The last move made.
If that move was one done by the Auto Play system, then Auto Play will not make another move until after you've made a move.

This means if Auto Play makes three moves in a row, you can now undo just one or two of them and choose to play the card you undid too differently.

This was requested by many players and I agree that it's much better this way.

Also I've been receiving reports that pulling up the statistics is a lot slower now a days.
I've spent most of the night coding a new system for storing statistics on the server, one that makes retrieving some of the statistics MUCH faster.

So you should now see the 'Most Played Games' pie and the 'Stats' section come up really really quickly.

The 'Timeline' statistic has been disabled until I have a chance to improve it's speed. It may be disabled for a few days.

I intended to do some other changes too but didn't have time. I'm sure I'll be in the mood to do more changes in the future so keep your eyes open :)

I hope you all are enjoying the games!


Marlene said...

My husband David recently retired and loves playing all types of solitaire. What I was wondering was where can you get directions for a game if you don't know how to play it?

Robert said...

I've had 'Type up easy to understand instructions on how to play' on my 'To-Do' list for a long time now.

This site has a pretty complete set of rules:

:Opa! said...

Your "World of Solitaire" is the best I've seen! Any chance that you can create an iPhone version? If I go to World of Solitaire website with the Safari browser everything loads but you can not move the cards.


Robert said...

It works in Safari on Mac and on Windows, just not on the iPhone. This is due to the way the iPhone handles dragging with yoru finger, etc.
Before a few weeks ago, it was impossible to support drag/drop in a web page on the iPhone, but a few weeks ago Apple updated the Safari browser on the iPhone to support it.
I've had on my 'to-do' list since then to support the iPhone, but have not yet had time.
Also, I don't own an iPhone :)