Freecell & Spider Solitaire Upgrade
August 29th, 2007
While playing my card game freecell solitaire, I noticed the following issue. When dropping an ace in the tableau onto the given location on the screen, the card game spits out an error: dropType not a function. This function is used in the card game to determine whether or not the spot its dropping on is a card, background image, inactive card…etc. I think I can fix freecell by looking into this a little further: perhaps there is an invisible image lurking in the shadows of the card game.
As it turns out, this minor issue was caused by my adding a new error message to the main screen of the card game. I fixed this problem by having freecell (and spider solitaire, to which I also added this feature) recognize the message as just an ordinary part of the background.