Solitile (DOS)

Solitile DOS There is no title screen. 
The first time the game is played it asks for a player id and uses the name to create a player profile. After that it starts setting up the game
rev 3.1


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Solitile is a single player, shareware, implementation of the Chinese tile matching game. This game is played with the mouse and game play is the same as most other games of this genre.

The game was initially released around since 1989. In September 1991 version 3.1 was released, by that time the game included the following features:
  • Pairs - this searches for matching pairs and tells the player how many are available
  • An Undo function which steps back one move at a time, and a retry function which restarts the current game
  • Multiple layouts and tile sets
  • There's also a Save/Load function, and a help function
  • A Back Up feature which is better known these days as an undo function
  • Separate profiles for each player including the option to set a personal .gif file as a background
  • Editing functions that allow the player to modify or create new layouts, tiles, frame patterns and backgrounds
The shareware release comes with the following layouts, beginner, Bridge, Encircle, Forum, Pyramid, Spider, Starship, Sun, Temple, Valley and Wedges and two tile sets. Additional add-on packages were available:
  • Disk 1 contained 3 tile sets: (Mahjong, Bath, & Tools), 5 layouts, 9 music files:, and 13 GIF files
  • Disk 2 contained 5 tile sets: (Stamps, Baseball, Candy, Wintile1, Body), 5 layouts, 9 music files:, and 21 GIF files
  • Disk 3 was being developed as version 3.1 was released, it promised 10 tile sets: (Alpha, Flower, Cars, Comics, Cards, Cards2, Traffic, Toons, and Collage), and utilities


Solitile DOS The shareware game comes with two layouts, the eagle and this - Fantasia.
This also shows the menu options accessed via the box on the far left
Solitile DOS Clicking on the PAIRS button on the far left shows how many options the player has left.
To make a match the player clicks on tile 1, then on tile 2, then clicks again to delete them both
rev 3.1
Solitile DOS There's a bar in the lower left that shows the current layout. By clicking on it the player brings up a list of alternate layouts
rev 3.1
Solitile DOS In the centre at the top the game shows the player's name.
Click on this and the player's profile is displayed so that it can be changed

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piltdown_man (137947) added Solitile (DOS) on Jan 31, 2015