Solitaire Card Backs Display Animated Effects in Windows

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Some of the graphics on the back of cards in Microsoft Windows Solitaire display animated effects. To activate the animation in Solitaire, choose Options from the Game menu and select Timed Game. The animation does not work unless you play a timed game.



If you select the Robot Deck and are playing a timed game, the back of the playing cards will be animated (that is, the lights will blink and the dial will move on the robot picture). Other decks display different animation. The following table describes each deck's behavior:
   Deck         Action                     Time Period
   ----         ------                     -----------

   Robot        Lights blink, dial moves   Constant

   Castle       Bats' wings move           Constant

   Palm tree    Sun sticks tongue out      Every 30 seconds

   Poker hand   Ace pokes out of sleeve    Every 15 seconds


Article ID: 66960 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
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