Finally I have released updated versions of Solitaire and Mahjong games on all the platforms including iOS.
As I mentioned before, I added more layouts to Mahjong for the total of 200 layouts and added 2 more games to Solitaire: Cromwell Solitaire and Demons & Thieves Solitaire.
I must say Demons & Thieves Solitaire is a tricky one, it is not hard to win, but fairly hard to win fast.
I’m giving 11 minutes to get bonus score, but there aren’t many players who were able to get more than 728 base points so far.
I still remember this funny commercial by Axe:
Except for love and coronavirus (it’s 2021 after all) let’s see what else is in the air.
I have added 2 more games to All-in-One Solitaire: Cromwell Solitaire and Demons & Thieves Solitaire.
While working on the game I have made some modifications to other games and it caused major problem for website users.
The problem with HTML5 version is when browser caches .js files, but doesn’t cache resources like .jpg and .xml.
Whenever I update the game users’ browsers keeps loading old code, but new graphics which completely breaks the game.
Never had this problem with Flash, but they say HTML5 is better anyway…
I need to figure out some simple way to fix that, so if I update something users always load new version.
Telling everyone to clear the cache is not really helpful. 🙁
I have never had any problems with Flash Player myself.
But I’ve heard lots of complaints about 0-day vulnerabilities, etc. Of course, no support for mobile browser. Browser don’t want to support plug-ins. Flash Player is not open source.
Anyway, I’m keeping Flash version of my games on the website as they are still working for me and some diehard players don’t want to switch to HTML5 version.
Moreover I still play some of the games from time to time, like Resistance Is Useless and Mad Tanks.
I have completely forgot that I have developed and released a little extension for Haxe/OpenFL.
While in the end I’m not using this extension myself, it was working fine at the time of release and should work in the future, unless Google changes something dramatically, as usual.
Extension can be found at Github and installed through haxelib:
Back to my games, I have decided to refresh All-in-One Mahjong a bit and added 36 new layouts to the total of 200.
New version is only available for online at the moment, but Android and iOS version are to follow.
So, who is up for a cup of Hot Chocolate?
I’m investing my extra money (cause inflation, you know) and I’m not an expert for sure, but just to spice up my blog that no one reads…
Anyway, not an investment advice 🙂 , but I have my (maybe totally wrong) theory about all this GME, Reddit, short squeeze, etc. craziness.
Did you know, that after around 5 years your iPad/iPhone will start to work slowly, apps will start freezing or crashing.
The same might happen to Android devices.
It happened to my iPad Mini, that I only used for testing. I kind of can use it to read books.
It has iOS 9.3.6, it is still working, but veeeeeery slow.
Most apps stopped working, my own games just crash. Even Book Reader crashes from time to time.
Battery is still fine, but Apple needs more sales, thus the results:
Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones.
The same happened to my test Samsung tablet, so it’s not just Apple.
The reason I’m writing about this is an email from one of the players:
If you can choose your next device, choose laptop. It small enough, it can work without battery, you can always delete ugly Windows 10 and install whatever you want.
It won’t die in 5 years or sooner, unless you drop it. 🙂
Online version of All-in-One Solitaire is always available to play in any modern web browser.
If you still want a tablet, try to not download and install system updates, stay with original version as long as possible.
Usually every new update has more “features” thus consuming more resources and making your device slower.