Alcatraz Escape achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Alcatraz Escape

Win 100 FreeCell games.

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How to unlock the Alcatraz Escape achievement

  • InjuryProne19InjuryProne191,548,496
    02 Aug 2015 02 Aug 2015
    68 4 28
    Credit goes to Geoffistopheles for his King Of The Hill Solution for Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 8)

    This achievement is for completing 100 FreeCell games. FreeCell differs from the other Solitaire games in that you can enter the seed number of a game. For this solution we will be using the Seed #10913. So start up a FreeCell game, open the "Menu", and go to "Game Options". Here you will change the game # to 10913. Your first few tries will take about 1:30 but you will quickly memorize these steps and be able to consistently finish in around 0:30. My personal best is 0:18 (subtle brag). Below I have included a written version of each step as well as a video because well...reading roll Enjoy!

    Completing this process 100 times will also net you this achievement if you haven't already:
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)King Of The HillThe King Of The Hill achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 27 pointsWin 100 games of Klondike, Spider, or FreeCell.


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    Jamone the AfroCan confirm this still works, it will not go towards total games won or xp but it still goes towards 100 games played
    Posted by Jamone the Afro on 12 Dec 19 at 18:26
    DVDUBBYup, still works..once you know the sequence this is definitely a <1min completion per game.
    Posted by DVDUBB on 17 Apr at 18:33
    DJBringaGreat guide, thank you
    Posted by DJBringa on 02 Jun at 01:52
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  • Noodles JrNoodles Jr1,112,379
    17 Aug 2015 17 Aug 2015 02 Sep 2015
    25 3 16
    This solution uses a similar technique as InjuryProne19's, but it'll be made automated so you'll only actually have to win ONE game, as opposed to 100. The last 99 will be won by the computer.

    First things first, you're going to have to download TinyTask, which is a program that allows you to record a series of mouse movements and button clicks and play them back continuously, automatically. You can download it here: http://www.vtaskstudio.com/support.php

    Once it is installed, run it and load up a game of FreeCell. Now, in the TinyTask options menu, change the recording hotkey to F8 and the playback hotkey to any one of the other options. Head into the FreeCell game and hit F8 to start recording.

    Now that you're recording, here's all that you're going to want to do:

    1) Click on the "Menu" button.
    2) Click "Game Options".
    3) Type "10913" in the text box.
    4) Hit "Play".
    5) If a tutorial pops up, hit "Close". If it doesn't pop up, then skip this step.
    6) Complete the game. For this, you're going to want to do these moves:

    5 of Diamonds -> 6 of Spades
    4 of Clubs -> 5 of Diamonds
    10 of Clubs -> J of Hearts
    8 of Spades -> 9 of Hearts
    9 of Diamonds -> FreeCell
    J of Hearts -> Empty Column
    7 of Diamonds -> 8 of Spades
    6 of Spades -> 7 of Diamonds
    6 of Diamonds -> FreeCell
    6 of Hearts -> 7 of Spades
    5 of Spades -> 6 of Hearts
    4 of Hearts -> Foundation
    5 of Hearts -> Foundation
    4 of Diamonds -> 5 of Spades
    8 of Hearts -> 9 of Spades
    Q of Hearts -> Empty Column
    K of Clubs -> FreeCell
    Q of Clubs -> FreeCell
    9 of Spades -> Foundation

    7) Click anywhere on the board once the ending animation starts.
    8) Click "New Game".
    9) Once the cards are dealt, hit F8 to end the recording.

    Now that you have a recording of you winning a game, in the TinyTask options, change the recording hotkey to another button (any button that is different that the one you have set for the playback hotkey), and then change the playback hotkey to F8. You're also going to want to turn on "Continuous Play". Now from here, go into the FreeCell game and hit F8. It will then start playing through games over and over again. After a few hours (the time it takes depends on how quickly you won that game), it will finish its 100th game and you will get the achievement.

    You will also unlock:
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)King Of The HillThe King Of The Hill achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 27 pointsWin 100 games of Klondike, Spider, or FreeCell.

    (Assuming you didn't already have it).

    As well as:
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Get Out of Jail FreeThe Get Out of Jail Free achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 49 pointsWin 10 FreeCell games.

    (That'll unlock after just 10 games. It won't take nearly as long).

    Happy hunting!
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    TonyTwoSteaksLink to tinytask doesn't seem to be working fyi
    Posted by TonyTwoSteaks on 16 Jun 19 at 01:36
    Flydog92It’s working for me. Worth noting that you’ll have to buy the ad disabler for this to work probably or else ads will keep popping up on you and ruin the continuous replay
    Posted by Flydog92 on 18 Oct 19 at 02:27
    Flydog92It’s working for me. Worth noting that you’ll have to buy the ad disabler for this to work probably or else ads will keep popping up on you and ruin the continuous replay
    Posted by Flydog92 on 18 Oct 19 at 02:39
  • ChancepokesChancepokes412,793
    22 Jan 2017 22 Jan 2017
    11 0 6
    On the iPhone...just beat a game and after the cards fall a screen will pop up with your stats. Instead of clicking home, turn off the app by double clicking the home button and swiping it off. Now, load a game again and click on the game you're playing. It should load into the cards falling after the game and the post game menu should appear. Also, you'll notice it added one more game to your completed games. Keep doing this till you hit 100 and the achievement is yours.

    Works for Klondike, Spider, and Freecell.
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    GYS GHOSTI can confirm, also works on Android in the same way
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lEI6tchFxDU
    Posted by GYS GHOST on 25 Feb 17 at 10:29
    Homunculus FurySolution not working on android but nice find for those it works for
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 28 Aug 17 at 00:44
    Myckel JayThey patched it.
    Posted by Myckel Jay on 08 Jul 18 at 17:56
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