Microsoft Patience 25 years old




The office game Microsoft Solitaire, known in the Netherlands as Patience consists Friday 25 years. Patience was included with most Windows versions since Windows 3.0. Soon, Microsoft will organize a global event to celebrate the anniversary.

Windows Solitaire 3.0 Patience is known as a popular pastime for office workers. In 2006, a civil servant of New York was fired by then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg because he had open the game by the mayor at a working visit. Reportedly Patience is the most played computer game of all time.

The original version of Solitaire was developed by Microsoft intern Wes Cherry. The cards were designed by Susan Kare, who also elements of the user interface developed the first Macintosh operating system. The game was included with Windows versions from Windows 3.0, released on 22 May 1990. With Windows XP and then Windows Vista got the game a graphical makeover, while from the latter version also play statistics are kept. Patience also received competition tougher variants Freecell and Spider Solitaire, Microsoft went flour springs from Windows 95 and ME.

In Windows 8 Patience had suddenly disappeared, like the other games included with Windows. Users were redirected to Microsoft’s application store, where a new Microsoft Solitaire Collection was ready for free download. The Modern UI version was developed by casual game developer Arkadium, along with Microsoft Studios. The Solitaire Collection contains besides Solitaire, Freecell and Spider Solitaire new game modes and additional features such as Xbox achievements. Microsoft announced recently that the Solitaire Collection Windows 10 again comes standard.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the game keeps Microsoft soon a worldwide Solitaire Tournament. Microsoft employees are already underway preliminaries; early June the rest of the world can get to work. Challenges to overcome exactly the players is not yet known and whether the world’s best player award will be either. It is clear that players around the Solitaire Collection must have to play with. This requires a minimum of Windows 8 are required. All variations of Solitaire will be played at the tournament, including FreeCell and Spider Solitaire.


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