Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8) achievements

Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8)

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There are 20 Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8) achievements (3 without DLC) worth 913 (200)

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Become a Superstar in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8)

Become a Superstar58 (10)

Complete an entire collection of challenges in the Star Club

  • Unlocked by 1,128 tracked gamers (15% - TA Ratio = 5.84) 7,501  

Achievement Guide for Become a Superstar

518,069 (271,190)
Achievement won on 28 Mar 15
TA Score for this game: 913
Posted on 28 March 15 at 14:31, Edited on 09 April 15 at 11:58
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There are several collections you can choose, but the most efficient route is the Classic collection. You can finish Classic without touching any other collection. Other collections require at least 340 stars to unlock all content, so you would need to partially play multiple collections.

If you get stuck, consult Zeming Jin's Classic YouTube playlist. It contains every Hard and Expert challenges, along with a few Mediums. All credit goes to Zeming Jin for these excellent videos.

Timed Challenge Trick
You can pause the clock by doing the following.
1. Swipe up on a touch screen or hit ESC.
2. Select Overview at the bottom of the screen.
The clock is now paused. Do not select Continue as you will lose all progress.
3. When you're ready to go again, select Cancel.

All of Zeming Jin's videos finish with plenty of time, so now the timed challenges should be no problem.

Free Cell Solver
Thanks to geodile42 for reminding me of this Free Cell Solver. It should solve any Easy or Medium challenge causing you trouble. It did not work for some of the Hard or Expert challenges which required a solution in a low number of moves, since the default solver isn't that efficient. (Choosing the Short Solutions option always timed out for me.) I still had to use the videos for some Hard and Expert Free Cell.

Here's example input (from March 25). Note that T = 10. Each row corresponds to a column on the board. So in this example, the most buried card of the first column is the Jack of Spades and the top card is the Ace of Diamonds.
js kd 2h 3h kh 9s ad
8d 8c qh 5d qd 2d jd
7s 9h td 5c 4h jh jc
tc qs 9c as 2s 3c kc
5h 7c 8s ah 4c ks
2c 9d th 4s 6c 3s
6d 6h 8h 7d 4d 7h
5s 3d qc ac 6s ts

I don't know if there is a way to enter the partially solved challenges, but those tend to be marked Easy. I don't remember any of those giving me trouble.
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