Alright guys, it's time for SOLITAIRE COLLECTION! Well, kind of disapointed they tossed Solitaire (Apparently called Klondike) into a bundle... It was good enough for it's own button.... Anyways it is similar to how it has always been. Just with a Metro Menu and what not.
For those who want an actual review. Here you go.
The Solitaire Collections gives you 5 games.
Klondike: The classic Solitaire that everyone knows and loves.
Spider: "In Spider, the goal is to remove all the cards from the table by creating "runs" of cards. Each run needs to be organized in descending order from king to ace." Essentially I have no idea how to play this game, or any other than Klondike.
FreeCell: "The goal of FreeCell is to creat a stack of cards from low to high in each of the four foundation piles in the upper-right corner. Each pile can contain only one suit." So this one seems similar to Klondike asides from where you can not take cards back from the drop pile. As well there are 4 "Free Cells" where you can place a card.
Pyramid: "The goal of Pyramid is to clear as many boards as possible by tapping any two cards that add up to 13." You have a deck and discard pile in addition to the "Pyramid". It is pretty fun I guess, a nice change at least.
TriPeaks: "In TriPeaks, the goal is to clear as many boards as possible. Remove face up cards by tapping ones that are either one above or one below the top card in the discard pile at the bottom of the screen." So basically a more confusing version of Pyramid, also a nice change.
All in all, you can kill a ton of time with the collection.
Great now that we're done with that, some of you may be asking how to get this crazy stuff.
Well I was wondering for half a day.
Let me explain it to you.
I assume you have a program to Virtualize Windows 8... You know like Oracle Virtual Box or VMWare.... or HyperV (...Assuming you're running Windows Server...)
Virtual Box is free, so download that if you need it.
Then download the Windows 8 Enterprise Eval.
You may need to sign in.
Scroll down make sure you meet the system requirements
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 20 GB
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Then choose the version of Windows 8 Enterprise you want to download.
32-Bit or 64-Bit
Wait for the .iso to finish downloading.
Then start up your Virtualization program.
And create a new virtual machine for Windows 8.
Just stick with the defaults for the most, up the RAM to 2GB if you picked the 64-bit version.
When you turn it on for the first time it should ask you to select the image or drive you want to use. Find your .iso for Windows 8 and select it.
Continue the install as normal, make sure you select your region to be the same as your GamerTag.
Once all is said and done, assuming you followed the step by step brilliant instructions. You are going to have a great time adapting to Windows 8. If you get lost hover over the very bottom left corner and it should bring up the side task bar thing (not sure of the technical name). Choose the Start menu, 4 rectangles. Find the Games tab, and fool around with logging in and what not.
Now I had issues with geting the games to work, I typically had to click the game tile and then click explore game, in order for the option of Play Game to come up. Hopefully this doesn't happen for you.
Anyways, once installed and ready, click the different tiles until one of them allows you to play the game.
And Boom! You're good to go!
Anyways, I will post this up on the others, see how much people hate or love this.
Just comment and let me know what needs work and what not or if something isn't clear.