No free solitaire or games with mac?

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  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

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    Every PC I have had came with a couple of simple games like Solitiare, Spider Solitaire, FreeCell. I cannot find any for my new MacBook Pro.
    It's just a simple thing....... but there are moments when it's nice to have them available.
    Any recommendations for finding them? (Preferably free versions -- seems silly to have to buy them)
    Thanks.
    vjaaan
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yes.

    google.com
    bing.com
    yahoo.com

    All the kids are using them.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    You could try here for a start. I seem to remember there's even a Mine Sweeper clone, if you really must...

    EDIT: apart from the obvious searches, you can get to that page by clicking:
    :apple:>Mac OS X Software
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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  6. Princess Cake macrumors member

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    I have this version of Solitaire on my system, visually pleasing and feels just like the Windows version. It's free but it asks for a donation every once in a while.

    http://solitaire-hits.sourceforge.net/
     
  7. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you all.

    I appreciate the information. I just needed a simple mind numbing game to distract me when multitasking (like on boring phone conversations). :)
    It's good to have those games back.
     
  8. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    Solitaire XL - it's been discontinued, but it's the best computer solitaire game I've ever seen. It's fantastic, with great animations, and very minimalistic interface.

    Google it - I bet it's still out there!
     
  9. dark knight macrumors regular

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    actually, as well know amongst some crowds, the following are present and hidden in OSX

    snake, doctor, hanoi, gomoku, blackbox, mpuz, 5x5, decipher, dunnet, lm, life, morse-region, pong, solitate, tetris

    open the Terminal program, type
    emacs then enter
    type
    esc+x simultaneously
    type game name then enter.

    i think, though, you may find them a little basic, minesweeper looks graphically intense in comparison!
     
  10. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right. It was rather basic. But it was fun finding something hidden!
     

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