View Full Version : Looking for Old Computer Game

08-25-2009, 10:49 AM
I am looking for an old computer game called Solitaire Royale.

I have found a couple sites where I can purchase this game, and don't get me wrong, it's not that I'm not willing to spend the money, but I am leery of givng my credit card number out to just anybody.

Is anybody able to find this game and download it? I am looking for a version that is compatible with Windows.


08-25-2009, 11:50 AM
It's a verified site and it'll be $6. You can even use PayPal to be more secure if you choose.


08-25-2009, 12:15 PM
You know what? I think this is the site that I found it on when I was looking before. I was unsure if I should give them my credit card.

I friggin' love that game. Grew up playing it and have been wanting it for years!

This works with Windows, then? I had a version before, but I had to have some sort of ... I want to say mod(?) installed on my computer.

Sorry, I"m not technical when it comes to this stuff.

08-25-2009, 01:40 PM
Well, it mentions the game is from 1987, and it says its PC compatible... was there any choice besides Windows at that time? If it were me, I'd take the chance for a measly $6

08-25-2009, 02:06 PM
Yeah, I probably will.
I cannot remember what it was on.
I want to say that I played it on Windows 95 because we had it on a floppy disk, but I can't remember.
I probably started playing that game in 1987 when it came out. My mom got me hooked on Solitaire early.

08-25-2009, 02:07 PM
Maybe runs in DOS?

08-25-2009, 02:08 PM
When was Windows 3.1 available?
And yes.. maybe DOS! That might be it!

God, I feel dumb.

I really cannot remember for the life of me what platform it was on.
I really want to say that we played it on the Commodore...
OR WAIT! Maybe on the Amiga?

I am trying to call my mom and/or dad, but do you think EITHER of them will answer the phone?

Not important, I guess, but now it is bugging me.

I talked to my dad and he thinks it was the Amiga, too. That sounds more likely because I barely remember the Commodore.
Either way, I will probably get that game and then I will let you know if it works.

08-25-2009, 03:26 PM
It's weird. Anything for modern software... whether its $5 or $2000, you can find it free of charge on the net. But, when you want a simple old-school solitaire game, its nowhere to be found.

08-25-2009, 03:45 PM
For sure, eh? I looked all over.
Very excited to go home and try this, though!
(Yes, I AM a loser.... )

Anna Noyance
08-25-2009, 06:21 PM
Daiv, it was on the Amiga!

I have not been answering the phone because Great Lakes Power cut the Bell Cable to our phones out here in the boonies. It took quite a while to get repaired. Our phones were out most of the day yesterday and a big part today. I cannot believe that Great Lakes Power wrote "OOPS" on the pole where they cut the underground cable.

08-25-2009, 06:59 PM
I figured it was still out.
I am going to go download it now... I will let you know how it works!

08-25-2009, 07:14 PM
For $5.95 you can download whatever games you want for one full day.
Solitaire Royale opens in DOS, and the mouse seems to move really fast, but so far so good!

08-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Played Solitaire Royale last night and still love it.
The graphics kind of suck compared to newer games, but that is to be expected.
Also, I find the mouse to be very sensitive, but all in all, very impressed and glad to have my game!

08-26-2009, 02:15 PM
I cannot believe that Great Lakes Power wrote "OOPS" on the pole where they cut the underground cable.

LMAO! Sounds like the boys! I had a tree fall on my line a while back - they were there before I even knew the power was out. I saw them at Northwinds a while later and thanked them. If it took a while it must've been a real problem.

09-03-2009, 08:42 AM
Good, glad you took the plunge and got your old-school fun back. :)