Re: [stella] Euchre: Release candidate

Subject: Re: [stella] Euchre: Release candidate
From: "Ratiki" <ratiki@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 15:09:21 -0400
You know it's funny, I have an Euchure party to go to tonight, about 3 hours
of nonstop playing.  Players will rotate at the end of each games so you
don't get the same parnter or same oppoment team more than once.  I'll
probably print out your site and leave them at a convenient place.  The only
thing that might stop them from ordering are the fact most of the players
are my granparent's age and most have never touched a computer let alone
used internet.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Eid" <eeid@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 1:15 PM
Subject: [stella] Euchre: Release candidate

> Greetings to the list once again!
> I'm pleased to announce that the "release candidate" of Euchre is ready
> available on my web site
> as well as attached to this message.  If no more bugs are found before
> Friday, October 4, 11:59 PM EDT, then it will become the final version.
> (This is almost a week from when the version is posted on my site.)
> Fixes in this version include:
> - When considering its decision to pass, call trump, or go alone:
> --- The computer player did not count the left bower in the number of
> in its hand.
> --- The computer player counted the left bower as its original suit, not
> trump suit, which mean off-suit lone aces might not be counted.
> --- The flag used to track whether the hand has an ace was not initialized
> for each suit, so the computer might think there are many more off-suit
> aces than there actually are.  (This in particular caused the computer
> to go alone at inappropriate times.)
> - If the human player's partner goes alone, the human's hand is cleared
> the last trick is taken.
> - Computer players are more aggressive in drawing out trump when playing
> alone.
> - If a king is led and is winning the trick when it's the third player's
> turn, the third player will trump it if possible, in case the fourth
> has the ace.
> - PAL colors darkened (thanks to Eckhard Stolberg for his testing!)
> Many thanks to everyone who has contributed suggestions and code fixes for
> Euchre.  You all helped to make it a better game!
> P.S. Please don't contact Hozer or me for cartridge orders or
> We're still working out some details.

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