Classic Speed Run achievement in Microsoft Solitaire

Classic Speed Run

Your fastest win times in Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell add up to 10 minutes or less.

Classic Speed Run0
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How to unlock the Classic Speed Run achievement

  • HumpyrtonHumpyrton771,760
    28 Dec 2013 28 Dec 2013 29 Dec 2013
    14 0 3
    For Freecell I used game number 10913(thanks AP E JC), solved it without a solver in 1:18
    Spider, just put it in on on suit and you should be able to get a time of under 4, mine was 430, but i was going for the medal.
    Solitaire, you can change the settings to one card draw, just keep restarting until you get a good layout.

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    AP E JCFreecell 10913 is quicker. Refer to here for the solution http://freecellgamesolutions.com/notation.html
    Posted by AP E JC on 29 Dec 13 at 14:36
    Mestre ShrewdDid the easy Freecell and got 10:01 in total...
    improved the Freecel time and got 9:58, no achieve.. improve spider and got 9:50, still nothing. Though this was glitched.. So i did a new best time for klondike and popped..

    Just in case if someone is having this same trouble..
    Posted by Mestre Shrewd on 18 Jul 14 at 04:15
    CrysisWarXX3Thumb up i got mine done in 41 seconds.
    Posted by CrysisWarXX3 on 02 Aug at 09:13
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  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead538,883
    31 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 21 May 2016
    12 2 5
    Windows 8 is not required to get this achievement, but I believe it makes it easier if you have access to the free Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8).

    FreeCell
    I was able to complete Freecell game 10913 in 10 seconds on Windows 8 using my own visual "at-a-glance" move notation (read it from left to right) and a bit of practice.

    --- 1 ---|--- 2 ---|-- 3 ---|--- 4 ---|-- 5 ---|--- 6 ---|--- 7 ---|--- 8 ---
    ===== |===== |=====|===== |=====|=====|===== |=====
    ---------| 5D->6|---------|---------|---------|---------| 4C->6 |---------
    ---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| TC->2 |---------
    ---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------| 8S->2 |---------
    ---------|---------|---------|---------| 9D->#|---------|---------|---------
    ---------| JH->7 |---------|---------| 7D->7| 6S->7 |---------|---------
    6D->#|---------|---------|--------- |---------| 6H->1|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|---------| 5S->1 |---------|---------|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|---------| 4H->$|---------|---------|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|---------| 5H->$|---------|---------|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|---------| 4D->1|---------|---------|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|---------| 8H->5|---------|---------|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|QH->#|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------
    ---------|---------| KC->4|---------|---------| QC->#|---------|---------
    ---------|---------|---------|---------| 9S->#|---------|---------|---------

    # - Freecell ...... $ - Foundation
    T - Ten ............. C - Clubs
    J -- Jack ............ D - Diamonds
    Q - Queen ....... H - Hearts
    K - King ............ S - Spades

    Klondike
    That leaves 9m50s to win a game of Klondike and Spider. Make sure the game options are set to Draw 1. I recommend playing Klondike on Windows 8 (as your fastest win times count on both Windows 8 and your phone). Keep dealing new games until you get some good face-up cards. Play until all the face-down cards are face-up or on the foundation piles, and all the cards from the deck are placed on the board. Then hit the solve button in the bottom right corner (do not waste time manually moving the cards on to the foundation piles). I was lucky and got a time of 2m27s, that left me 7m23s to win a game of Spider.

    Spider
    I still find it hard to win a game of Spider in under 8 minutes (I don't know how people manage to clear 104 cards off the board in 4 minutes!). Make sure the game options are set to 1 Suit. I also recommend playing Spider on Windows 8. As usual, try and create free columns as soon as possible. You will need to keep trying new games until you get an "easy" one and can complete it in the time you have remaining.
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    Bootybandit1This is confusing, which do I do first? Can the moves be listed in order?
    Posted by Bootybandit1#751 on 14 Sep 15 at 07:13
    HolyHalfDeadRead it from left to right, top to bottom, the same way you read a book. The thing about listing 6D->4S is first you have to find 6D then you have to find 4S, losing fractions of a second with each move. With my notation you do not have to find 6D because it shows you which column it is in, and you do not need to find 4S because it tells you which column to move it to.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 14 Sep 15 at 12:00
    Bootybandit1This is confusing, which do I do first? Can the moves be listed in order?
    Posted by Bootybandit1#751 on 14 Sep 15 at 18:27
  • BudniuPolskaBudniuPolska28,444
    09 Jan 2014 09 Jan 2014
    0 2 0
    Ok from today I have that achievement, it's easy.
    I played on the PC (Windows 8.1) and before last moves I leaves the games (system automatically saved).
    I had (before last moves):
    Spider on 5 min 40 sec
    Klondike on 2 min 30 sec
    Next I played on the phone (automatically restored latest state of the games from the cloud) last moves in the: Spider and next in the Klondike, and the last I played in the Freceel #10913 I finished in 1 min 20 sec. After finished achievement is unlocked.
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