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Classic Speed Run

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

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If you've already completed this on WP8, play one game and this will unlock.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection (WP)Classic Speed RunThe Classic Speed Run achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (WP) worth 23 pointsYour fastest win times in Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell add up to 10 minutes or less.


After an update, you can no longer set seeds in Freecell, this is practice, repetition, changed settings and a bit of luck. Klondike should be set to Draw 1, and Spider Solitaire as Single Suit. Without a Windows Phone where you can still do the Freecell trick, this is likely where the most time will be.

For reference, my final times were 2:16 for Klondike, 3:00 for Spider, and 0:08 for Freecell. Outside of WP, my best time was 2:43, still quick enough for the achievement.
erod550Thank you. I HATE Freecell, so this saved me a ton of frustration.
Posted by erod550 on 28 Feb 15 at 04:48
ShotyMcFatif you minimize the game it will pause the timer. After, hover over the icon at the bottom and you should be able to plan your next move without the timer going up.
Posted by ShotyMcFat on 28 Feb 15 at 11:18
See u in helllhow did you finish freecell in 0:08 seconds that sound so unrealistic.
Posted by See u in helll on 06 Mar 15 at 18:25
GeoffistophelesThat was about 50 attempts in, so I had the game pretty well memorized at that point. Additionally, when the computer takes over to move the cards, the timer stops. I kept trying to move cards while the computer was to prolong it. As the other times prove, it's entirely unnecessary to actually pull off.
Posted by Geoffistopheles on 06 Mar 15 at 18:46
See u in hellldo you have any tips on spider my best time is 7:13, i can't seem to finish any faster no matter what i do.
Posted by See u in helll on 06 Mar 15 at 23:23
See u in helllNever mind i used the trick about minimizing the game like ShotyMcFat suggested and worked. My new time now is 6:30 which it was enough for the achievement to pop. smile
Posted by See u in helll on 07 Mar 15 at 01:52
Sean Reinhardlnice guide for free cell got it under a minute on my 3 try.
But it's under ten minutes total time not five like your guide says
Posted by Sean Reinhardl on 07 Mar 15 at 12:56
Zleekcurrent time is 9:59 for all 3 but no achievement popping... any suggestions?
Posted by Zleek on 25 Mar 15 at 02:27
Sambaweb@Dr Zleek in taptiles it was the same 9:59 is same like 10:00 you need 9:58 or less
Posted by Sambaweb on 25 Mar 15 at 23:08
ZleekFFFFFUUUUU

Alright well I'll try to shave an extra second
Posted by Zleek on 26 Mar 15 at 02:53
ZleekLiterally first try cut down by over 10 seconds haha. That's a relief. Great guide btw +1
Posted by Zleek on 26 Mar 15 at 02:58
NeverUnluckyA (old) video showing how to do this trick : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0_z0yJ5__o
Posted by NeverUnlucky#344 on 29 Mar 15 at 13:15
kevthejediDoes this work if you get your fastest times in daily challenges?
Posted by kevthejedi on 04 Jun 15 at 10:29
GeoffistophelesNo, I'm fairly certain daily challenges count as their own entity, especially when a challenge isn't likely to complete the game. This has to be done separately.
Posted by Geoffistopheles on 04 Jun 15 at 11:14
mosin360I couldn't get any better then 7m20sec on that awful spider and kept failing to get better on klondike until I learned that the right mouse button is much quicker then double clicking left button to get cards up in the four stacks. Saved me 10-15 seconds alone doing that during a game. Boom! Oh and I got my freecell to 10 seconds.
Posted by mosin360 on 04 Jul 15 at 03:54
HolyHalfDeadSean Reinhardl - the guide expains how to do it in 10 minutes, not 5 muntes. If it take you 1 minute for Freecell then you will have 4m30s for Klondike AND 4m30s for Spider.
Posted by HolyHalfDead on 08 Aug 15 at 12:28
Dang3R GamingOkay... So my best time on Spider is 5:47, my best on Klondlike is 3:03, but my time for Freecell is not saving when I use the method you've put in the guide. So my best time is counting as 9:53 and I can't get this because of it. Any idea what I can do?
Posted by Dang3R Gaming on 25 Nov 15 at 22:25
Thrash ForeverChanging the freecell deal to #10913 means the game doesn't count towards statistics. Think it must have been patched. Now to do this legit. Yay.
Posted by Thrash Forever on 05 Dec 15 at 00:10
HyruleBalverineYou can still use this method, with an extra step, assuming that you have a Windows Phone. If you do all but the last step and then close the game, you can load it up on your WP using the cloud save and finish it. Then, the stats will count on the Win 8 version.
Posted by HyruleBalverine on 19 Dec 15 at 15:58
Stealth DavidNegative because no longer works :( the guide meeds editing to reflect this so people don't waste there time
Posted by Stealth David on 14 Jan 16 at 18:32
ToadStyleVenomHyruleBalverine's tip worked. I started the game on a windows phone and loaded the cloud save on my tablet. Achievement popped after I finished the game.
Posted by ToadStyleVenom on 29 Feb 16 at 21:17
lucas1987patched. wasted an hour trying to get to 20 seconds
Posted by lucas1987 on 21 May 16 at 04:24
King GBFSolution needs to be updated to tell people that the freecell thing does not longer work.
Posted by King GBF on 02 Jun 16 at 14:43
xBFOGxJust reinstalled windows 8 (kill me now) to finish off this game thanks to the title update. My times for the 3 games add up 7:58 using random games (not doing the game # method) and no matter what i do this achievement won't unlock. I have multiple times for each gametype that put me well under the required 10 minutes and nothing. I wonder, does the undo function void the achievement since the patch?
Posted by xBFOGx on 03 May 17 at 04:31
xBFOGxOk so it popped for me about 3 hours later after playing a couple of games of tripeaks. What a crap game this is.
Posted by xBFOGx on 03 May 17 at 06:29
HyruleBalverineIt bases it on the fastest time for each of the three games. These times are saved in your stats.
Posted by HyruleBalverine on 08 Jun 17 at 17:09
KILLING5PR33Does anyone know if the windows 8 phone method still works?
Posted by KILLING5PR33 on 23 Jun 17 at 17:06
Kosmik VolfeDoes not work anymore.
Posted by Kosmik Volfe on 03 Oct 18 at 19:42
SinisterPhoenixPopped my chieve today... I can confirm that if you open Solitaire on WinPhone, start Freecell, change game to #10913, close Solitaire on WinPhone, open Solitaire on Win8, start Freecell... it should open up game #10913 to play.
Posted by SinisterPhoenix on 17 Feb 19 at 15:14
CrysisWarXX3It's working.
Posted by CrysisWarXX3 on 03 Aug at 05:36