there are only 13 points in the game and its showing 14 points in some cases plus the queen of spades.
This is for Cameron: The situation you described is because it is programmed to play the lowest card of each suit first, then the next highest, etc. If you know this, you can adjust your play accordingly and win most of the time. I win 99% of the time because I know what you discovered, and I also keep track of cards that have been played. Good for you that you figured it out!! You are the only other person besides myself to write about the situation.
Speed it up!
display a chart of the score after a round of play
With the King and Ace of spades as the only spades in hand, I was the first player and I played the Ace. All other hands played a lower denomination of spades. Then again as the first player I played the King of Spades and all other hands again played a lower denomination of spades. Not until several hands later did the oppociste player play the Queen of spades whcih was then the higher card and that plyer took the points. Where is logic that should have played the Queen of Spades when I as the first Player played the Ace and the King of Spades.
During game a round only played 11 cards and gave out only 25 points, next round played only 12 cards and gave out 39 points.
Please make this game more traditional by not allowing any points on the Club 2 first lead.
could be a little faster
misfires often when enter key touched to soon....I end up with a card left over at end of a hand. alsogame miscounts. I was the lowest score and ended up losing the game.
More fanfare when shooting the moon.
Just had two 4 of Diamonds
you should not be able to go out of turn
Is it possible without going to too much trouble to recheck the cards...sometimes 2-Jacks of clubs or other pairs of the same number or suit come up. Also a lot of times, I have an extra card left over. Also can you make the game faster as I find it way too slow. I love the game though . It is one of the best "Hearts" games on the internet...graphics etc..Thanks.
Problem 2 King of Diamonds on one round.Another hand played Jack Diamonds did not show it played and I was one card short, could not complete the game
speed up the play
two problems. Several times cards are duplicated in two player's hands. I had a hand that should have "shot the moon" and I played the Queen of Spades. Later in that hand another player played the Queen of Spades. By the end of the hand, I had 51 points - not likely since there are only 26 available in a hand. Also, many times the computer will pull the first play twice and ad the end of the hand, you are left with a card that cannot be played.
Cards do not seem to be distributed in a random manner in hearts. I seem to get the two, queen and king of clubs more often than I should.
I have difficulty seeing the cards. They are so small.
let players choose names for themselves and compu-opponents. Animate characters. **Like your real-time scoring, that's great
I am dealt the two of clubs much more frequently than the law of averages should allow. You need to check the random deal.
Sometimes there are more than one card of the same suit! make the screen 'full screen'
You cannot play a heart on the first trick!
you can't play a heart on the first trick
You can't throw a heart on the first card out of a hand in a round, I can't do it and it messes up the game. You ask for suggestions and you do nothing?
Reply from Rick: I'm using these suggestions to keep a running bug list. I'm sorry that I haven't had a chance to fix it. I have a lot of games, and there are a lot of bugs out there. I had hoped to work on Hearts by know, but I just haven't had a chance yet.
Sorry it's taking so long,
how can i take all the hearts and the queen of spades get a 27 and rack the points to me and the other 3 get zero. still fun play alot
how do you speed up the play?
Reply from Rick: I don't have any sort of speed adjustment, sorry.
bigger cards, bigger cards, bigger cards!
Indicate player who shoots the moon
Include an option to change the character images of the players... thank you!
The first round of hearts is supposed to be clubs lead with the 2, and no scoring cards are supposed to be allowed. I just had a heart played on me in the first round.
The fact that sometimes a heart is played on the first trick or sometimes 2 of the same card is played is not the biggest problem of this computer game. The greatest flaw is that the computer players are programmed to play their lowest cards of each suit first, then the next highest, then the next, etc. This results in 2 things: the real player can get rid of the ace or king of spades right away without much fear of someone laying out the queen of spades, and the computer players don't lay out the queen of spades at the best time that they could be rid of it.
Ref: Hearts. The game is programmed to allow a heart to be played on the first trick. This negates the players ability to "shoot the moon" if he/she has a solid hand , but must lead the two of clubs. It is not allowed in hearts games between humans.
it's not right thst a player can play a heart on the first hand of a game. if i do it it will ruin the game and the whole game has to be toss and a total restart. it has happened with the queen of spadeswith same results love the game
Make game play faster.
comput score accurately
computer player lead with a heart on second hand. if i do it takes the card away and leaves me short and the game can't finish. it cheats i lead a heart the others did diamonds. next hand i did a low heart and it played hearts. has happened a few times in the many games i have played. like and enjoy the game alot
Program makes mistakes. often does not finish allowing you to play al your cards. Just ran the table but would not let me play my last heart card for 26, so it ended game and gave me 25 points. I have also watched it not always count all points to a player.
Reply from Rick: I'll send you an email. Maybe you could send me some screen shots.
HOW DO I PLAY? NO DIRECTIONS FOR MECHANICS OF GAME!
Reply from Rick: There's a 'How to Play' button in the game you can click.
Hope that helps, :-)
Rick, I just played a round where Players 2 & 3 played cards, but I had none left to play. The game 'hung' at this point, with a total round score of 13, with each player having at least 1 point. At the start of the round, I had the Q of Spades and attempted to play it on the first hand to see if it would let me. It wouldn't. But it looks like no one got credited the 13 points when I actually played my Q of spades later in the game, although somehow game thought it had gotten to the 26 points and stopped?? Hope this helps. Susan, again.
Reply from Rick: Thanks Susan,
I plan on using these posts as a bug list the next time I go through the game to try and make some improvements. Getting good descriptions like this is really helpful.
Thanks again, :-)
How come the same cards appear at the same time? This happens too often.
Reply from Rick: That's a bug I have to fix.
Thanks for the suggestion, :-)
Make the game go faster
I agree with others' comments. I just played a round that had 2 Queens of Spades. I played my 2 of Clubs on the first hand and Player 2 played the Q of Spades on that hand, which shouldn't have been allowed. (No points in the first hand.) And, I looked in my hand, and I had another Queen of Spades. No one received any points for getting that first Q of Spades, however. So that was 3 errors in one hand. I also have had several hands where the round ends before all the cards have been played, including some point cards.
Reply from Rick: I'm sorry about the bugs. I haven't had a chance to work on my trick taking card games in a while, but I appreciate all the bugs that are reported, and I'm going to use this list when I go back and try and improve the game... hopefully some time this Summer.
This post is actually a great example of a well written report on one of my bugs. It spells out the problem well, and I hope I can get more bug reports that are this helpful.
Thanks Susan, I appreciate the details, and I'm sorry about the trouble the bugs have been causing you guy.
Thanks again, :-)
quit having 2 of the same cards fall
In true hearts you cannot play a heart of the queen of spades on the first trick.
make the cards bigger and easier to read
I have played this game a few times today and found that the cards did not always work out. I would be left with 1 card or, as just happened, 2 computer opponents each had a card left and began to play but I and the other computer opponent had no cards and the game couldn't proceed. there appears to be a bug in the game.
I have just played a game where a heart was played on the first round. Is this correct. Is their a bug in the system.
Reply from Rick: I think it's a bug. I don't think you are supposed to start with any suit other than a heart unless that's all you have, but I'll need to double check. It's been a while since I've had a chance to work on my Hearts game. Hopefully I'll get a chance to soon.
Thanks for letting me know, :-)