Microsoft Solitaire '98
README file, v4.3
Welcome to the wonderful world of Microsoft Solitaire
'98! This classic game has been a Windows fixture for
many years, and after a long period of development, we
are pleased to announce that it has been updated to
take advantage of many exciting, Microsoft-pioneered
technologies, such as "long filenames!"
For years, our users have made demands, and
Microsoft has listened. You told us that you wanted an
operating system in which Solitaire was a seamless,
integrated component. You wanted to blend in
Solitaire with how you worked, how you played, and in
general, you wanted Solitaire to *define your computing
Solitaire '98 brings this dream to a blissful reality.
- 266 MHz Pentium II or better
- 800 megabytes of free hard drive space (2.1
- 128 megabytes of RAM (256 megabytes for Vegas
1. Insert the CD-ROM entitled "Microsoft Solitaire"
into your CD-ROM drive. You will need to make sure
that the drive door is open before you place the disc in
2. An installation dialog box should appear on your
screen. If it does not, you may need to purchase more
memory or a larger hard disk drive. See your local
3. Follow the onscreen instructions. If you cannot
read, have somebody else sit through the installation
4. Insert the CD-ROM entitled "Microsoft Solitaire,
Disc 2" into your CD-ROM drive. As before, ensure that
the drive is open before inserting the disc in the tray.
5. An installation dialog box should appear on your
screen. If it does not, you may need to upgrade to a
Microsoft "Natural" keyboard, which you can obtain from
your nearest dealer. As before, follow the onscreen
6. After the installation program has completed,
check your "Programs" menu for a new Solitaire '98
entry. If the program entry was not successfully
created, you may need to uninstall all local copies of
Netscape Navigator and/or Communicator and
restart the Solitaire installation process from scratch.
Playing The Game:
Assuming that Solitaire '98 has been properly
installed, you should be able to find it in your
"Programs" menu (you should have verified this as part
of the installation process.) Microsoft recommends that
you shut down all other programs that may be running
on the system before starting Solitaire '98.
To start the game, simply select it from the
"Programs" menu. If the game does not start within five
to seven minutes of selection, you may need to upgrade
to the latest version of Microsoft Office to ensure that
your system has the proper DLLs that Solitaire needs.
For game rules, refer to the .HLP files for the
Windows 3.1 version of Solitaire. If you don't have these
files, you can purchase them online from Microsoft at
very competitive rates.
Minesweeper '99 !!