Spider Solitare


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Guest

Can anyone tell me where (if) or how Spider Solitare program game can be found?
I know it came with some version of windows, I had it at one time.

Surely, if so, it can be obtained and installed and used benignly, eh?

(not the "Spider Solitare" stuff you find by searching the net, bizarre huge virus ridden packages of hundreds of unwanted stuff).

My (aging) mom sits and plays good old original Solitare over and over and over... Wanted to give her something new (and easy without side effects).

Michael
 
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Chris H.

Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the Add/Remove
Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click the
Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check marks
from any of the listed games.
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Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
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J

Jimmy S.

Hi Michael,

Chris refered to Windows XP as you crossreferenced your post into this
newsgroups which is Windows XP specific without specifying your OS.

Windows Games are considered system files so they are hidden
from the Add-Remove programs list by default. The following is
a step by step guide I made to help you overcome this obstacle:

First we are going to edit the Sysoc.inf file to unhide all games:

1. Choose Start / Run / Copy+Paste the next line into the RUN box and press
[ENTER]:
notepad %SystemRoot%\Inf\Sysoc.inf

2. Scroll down until you find the line that reads:
Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,HIDE,7
and delete the HIDE from the line so it now reads:
Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7

3. Below the is the line that reads:
AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,HIDE,7
delete the word HIDE from the line so it now reads:
AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7

4. Scroll down a little to the line that reads:
Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
and delete the word HIDE from the line so it now reads:
Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,,7

5. Click File / Exit and choose YES to save the changes you made to the
file.

6. Click Start / Settings / Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs.

7. Select and Remove any of the games you want from the list.

I haven't seen an option during the Windows 2000 installation that I can
recall which allowed you to unselect the installation of Windows games.

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Jimmy S.

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Michael Dude said:
Hmmm, I don't have "Accesories and Utilities" list under Windows
Components. You must refer to a different version of Windows. I have Win
2000 Pro.
Top level choices under Control Panel/Windows Components are:
Indexing Service
Internet Explorer
Internet Information Service (IIS)
Management and Monitoring Tools
Message Queueing Services
Networking Services
Other Network File and Print Services
Outlook Express
Script Debugger
Windows Media Player

I did poke in and out of some of them, but could not find anything that
refered to Accessories or Games. I bet you have XP.
Can this (simple) Spider Solitare executable (and related) files be found anywhere?

Thanks,
Michael
 
C

Chris H.

Guess you posted the question to the wrong newsgroup then, Michael. This
newsgroup supports games on Windows XP. :cool:
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone -


Michael Dude said:
Hmmm, I don't have "Accesories and Utilities" list under Windows
Components. You must refer to a different version of Windows. I have Win
2000 Pro.

Top level choices under Control Panel/Windows Components are:
Indexing Service
Internet Explorer
Internet Information Service (IIS)
Management and Monitoring Tools
Message Queueing Services
Networking Services
Other Network File and Print Services
Outlook Express
Script Debugger
Windows Media Player

I did poke in and out of some of them, but could not find anything that
refered to Accessories or Games. I bet you have XP.

Can this (simple) Spider Solitare executable (and related) files be found
anywhere?

Thanks,
Michael
 
B

Brendon

Spider Solitaire is spider.exe in %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 on Windows 2003 and
Windows XP machines (when its installed). This exe can (technically, not
sure about legally) be copied to a Windows 2000 machine and used there. I
don't have a W98 machine to test this on.
 
M

Mike Hood

That works on 98 too...

Brendon said:
Spider Solitaire is spider.exe in %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 on Windows 2003 and
Windows XP machines (when its installed). This exe can (technically, not
sure about legally) be copied to a Windows 2000 machine and used there. I
don't have a W98 machine to test this on.
 
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Guest

I followed these instructions, but I cannot get the games to reinstall. I
checked to make sure all the games are selected, but only the internet games
(internet hearts, internet spades, etc.) will reinstall. The basic games
(solitare, spider solitare, etc.) will not. Any suggestions?

Chris H. said:
Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the Add/Remove
Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click the
Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check marks
from any of the listed games.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone -
 
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Chris H.

If they have check marks next to them, remove the check marks, OK your way
out and then enter again to replace the check marks. Those are system
files, protected by XP, and should be available to you with the right
procedure.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone -


WG Canuck said:
I followed these instructions, but I cannot get the games to reinstall. I
checked to make sure all the games are selected, but only the internet
games
(internet hearts, internet spades, etc.) will reinstall. The basic games
(solitare, spider solitare, etc.) will not. Any suggestions?
 

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