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Become a Superstar achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Windows)

Become a Superstar

Complete an entire collection of challenges in the Star Club

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How to unlock the Become a Superstar achievement

  • MathGuy42MathGuy42643,075
    28 Mar 2015 28 Mar 2015 09 Apr 2015
    25 2 3
    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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    geodile42There is a FreeCell solver here http://fc-solve.shlomifish.org/js-fc-solve/text/
    Posted by geodile42 on 05 Apr 15 at 19:28
    liviaroZeming's videos is really the way to go for the harder challenges, i didn't even have to pause the timer to complete the timed challenges!
    Posted by liviaro on 21 Apr 15 at 03:46
    WhiskeyCharlieThanks for posting this link because it helped me finish the last one I needed, it was the expert pyramid board. Glad that's done.
    Posted by WhiskeyCharlie on 14 Jul 15 at 12:29
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  • DutchHMMWV NLDutchHMMWV NL230,869
    25 Jun 2015 25 Jun 2015 02 Nov 2015
    12 0 7
    2nd Edit: I checked today and the video's are availalbe again!! (hopefully this time they'll stay public)

    Edit: As of some time yesterday (26th of June) the playlist made by Zemin Jin is set to private, I'll check the comming days if they will be public again. thanks to Nuckinn for making me aware of this in the comment section.

    As of 22 of June 2015 there is a new Star Club called 25 Anniversary. There are only 10 challenges in this club. Beware they're all hard (4*) challenges! But there's also good news, there is a guy on youtube named Zeming Jin. He has a playlist where he completes every challenge of this star club, so just have a second screen next to your computer to play the video. In my opinion the first three challanges are the hardest because they are timed.
    One last thing, the stars needed to unlock the semi finals and finales are gained by completing the qualifier challanges, so you don't need to play other clubs to earn stars!

    Here is the video for the first challange:
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    DutchHMMWV NLGood to know that they are still public.smile
    Posted by DutchHMMWV NL on 23 Jul 15 at 08:12
    CurtiesonI would edit your edits, and just delete that whole part now or move it to the very bottom. those two at the top is weird and confusing.
    Posted by Curtieson on 01 Nov 15 at 05:09
    DutchHMMWV NLThanks for the tip, I crossed the first edit out. But I am going to leave them at the top because the second edit is in my opion worth it to remain there.
    Posted by DutchHMMWV NL on 02 Nov 15 at 10:32
  • I Ayron II Ayron I797,703
    07 Jul 2015 03 Jul 2015 05 Jul 2015
    9 1 4
    New Challenge: 25th Anniversary Tournament

    only 10 challanges for this Achievement but all 10 are on Expert (4 Stars)

    i try to complette all 10 and i start with my first Video (i am not so fast but maybe this is better to see all steps: (Edit: 4 new Videos online!)

    Qualifiers Klondike:

    Qualifiers FreeCell:

    Qualifiers Spider:

    Semi-Finals Pyramid:

    FINAL - FreeCell:

    and sry for my bad english but i try my best to help us.
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    I Ayron Ii was in holydays....i uploading soon ^^
    Posted by I Ayron I on 18 Jul 15 at 17:54
    Homunculus FuryThanks for the free cell video. I couldn't get it below 85 moves without it
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 20 Mar 16 at 06:59
    I Ayron Iyes it is hard but possible ^^
    Posted by I Ayron I on 20 Mar 16 at 08:28
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