Friday, February 1, 2008

Vista Hearts doesn't support Shooting the Sun

The version of hearts on Windows Vista does not support Shooting the Sun. Which pisses me off because I just did it. I had a gorgeous hand with many spades, and with high cards of the other suits, I manged to take every trick. Every single one. However, at the end, it only saw it as shooting the moon. Shooting the Sun is a recognized move (1,2,3) and it gives all your opponents 52 points (or you can lose 52). While it is a variant of the game, it should still be supported as the Linux version of hearts does (1). So, what is my point? Fix it. Go bug Microsoft. Because if you have enough talent to take every trick, you should be rewarded.

3 comments:

tgp said...

or maybe you just have too much free time on your hands.

pay for an essay said...

I think the basic game of Hearts does not include card passing, but the most common variants do. Before each hand begins, each player chooses three cards, which they do not want or which they think will be damaging to another player, and pass them to another player.

Paul Smith said...

Doesn't Vista support Shooting the Sun? I am writing a college paper and don't have enough time to play games. But then... what will I do?