Hearts, also known as Microsoft Hearts, and The Microsoft Hearts Network prior to Windows XP, is a computer game included with Microsoft Windows, based on a card game with the same name. It was first introduced in Windows 3.1 in 1992, and was included in every version of Windows up to Windows 7. Despite the name, the game rules correspond to those of Black Lady in which the queen of spades is a penalty card, in addition to the cards of the heart suit that are the only penalty cards in the traditional card game of Hearts. An online version, named Internet Hearts was included in Me and XP.
On The Microsoft Hearts Network for Windows for Workgroups 3.1, the default opponent names are Anna, Lynda, and Terri. In later versions, the three default opponent names, Pauline, Michele, and Ben, were specified by the program's developer. One is the spouse of a Microsoft employee who found a program bug, one was a Microsoft employee who resigned in 1995, and one is an employee's child who frequented the Microsoft worksite. The names are not used in the Windows Vista version of the game, instead favoring the three cardinal directions that the computer players pertain to depending on their side of the window ("West", "North", and "East"). This version of the game no longer prompts for a player name to be entered at startup, and instead uses the name of the currently logged-in user account as the player name.
After each hand, a scoreboard shows the current and previous scores of all four players, with the current leader's (or leaders') score written in blue. Each of the players has in front of them all of the point cards accumulated during the preceding trick, for easy identification of who got how many points (and a quick check to see if a player shot the moon). The game ends when one player reaches 100 or more points, and the winner is the player with the lowest score. A tie is possible if two or more players have the equal lowest score, and if the human player is one of them, the computer credits him or her as the winner.
Hearts, also known as Microsoft Hearts and previously named The Microsoft Hearts Network, is a computer game included with Microsoft Windows, based on a card game with the same name. It was first introduced in Windows 3.1 in 1992, and has since been included in every version of Windows up to and including Windows 7.
On Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, the default opponent names are Anna, Lynda, and Terri. In later versions, the three default opponent names, Pauline, Michele, and Ben, were specified by the program's developer. One is the spouse of a Microsoft employee who found a program bug, one was a Microsoft employee who resigned in 1995, and one is an employee's child who frequented the Microsoft worksite. The names are not used in the Windows Vista version of the game, instead favoring the three cardinal directions that the computer players pertain to depending on their side of the window ('West', 'North', and 'East'). Additionally, this version of the game no longer prompts for a player name to be entered at startup, and instead uses the name of the currently logged-in user account as the player name.
As of 21.02.2014 I've changed the game so the Queen of Spades no longer breaks hearts. I used to get complaints that it didn't, then when I changed it to make sure she did break then I got even more complaints about that. So, it looks like most people want the Queen of Spades to not break hearts, so that's the way it'll be from now on. Please do not write to me requesting that I change this again!
This online version of the classic card game Hearts was made by me. My name is Einar Egilsson and over there on the left is my current Facebook profile picture! Hearts is the third card game I've made, the other two are Shithead and Crazy Eights. I used to play Hearts a lot when I was younger, it was one of the games that came with every version of Windows. I wanted to be able to play Hearts online, and just didn't think all the hundreds of other versions of Hearts would do! Of the card games I've made, Hearts is probably my favorite. At least I play it a lot more than the others.
Windows 7 had a set of nice, beautiful games including the classic card games with new shiny graphics and some great new games from Vista like Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans and Purble Place. For some reason, Microsoft decided to discontinue these games and offers bloated Modern games from the Store instead. For fans of the original Windows 7 games, here is a simple tutorial to revive them on Windows 10.
A Microsoft update just de-activated my chosen Win 7 games, and removed my desktop icons. I deleted the old download and re-downloaded from this site, but the application still will not run. When I double click on it or click on open or run as administrator, it just keeps bringing up the install wizard again and again
I solved the null pointer problem this way: find the real Microsoft games ( it located in program files on C in windows 7) copy it or download the pack from net. then rename it as Microsoft games2 past it in program files windows 10 ( it will not work if you click on any icon) reinstall the windows 7 games foe windows 10 and play.
I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and immediately missed my games, especially Chess Titans and Spider Solitaire. I found your website and downloaded the zip file. Norton Software warned me against the file so I came back to your website and checked out the comments and reviews before installing the program. My goodness, it worked flawlessly and immediately right from the start! How easy that was! I got an extra bonus when my statistics for Spider Solitaire were not automatically deleted when I upgraded to Windows 10 and they reappeared the first game I played. So I was able to pick up where I left off without interruption. Thanks very much for your website. Love it!!!
I have click on the link Windows 7 games archive and it goes to another page Mega and starts downloading and gets about 79% and internet explorer stops?. I have google chrome and plenty of storage . The other link does not work. Can you help?
However, a little while ago a red ring appeared in the middle of the solitaire screen. It overlays the background and the cards. It also appears on the other games which I have tried. Any idea what this is?
I am running windows 10 pro insider preview evaluation copy 14257.rs1 release.160131-1800 and the games do not run, MS are blocking them somehow, they channel you to their basic games then they want cash to upgrade pretty poor show in my opinion, no wonder the Pirates make a bundle.
Regarding the windows 7 games on win 10 After upgrading to win 10 ver 1607, the games has stopped working. I have tried to make it run as win 7 , as making win 10 use the 7 adjustments. but nothing seems to work. no reaction at all from the program when one double click it regards leif sund
you are a lifesaver (ok, not really, they are only computer card games, used primarily to kill time while on the phone ;) but seriously, THANK YOU for doing this! I hate when Microsoft & Windows unilaterally change & remove things.
You guys ROCK! Yesterday I was miffed by Microsoft (again) with one of their automatic updates. The update took away all my offline Windows 7 games along with dumping a few of my other programs. After reloading, all the programs did come back except my Windows 7 games. Doing a little search on the Internet, I did find your winareo.com site and downloaded the Win7Games4Win10. The games loaded easily and came back without a hitch, including my over 3000 win record statistic. You will find a PayPal donation from me later in the day. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Before W10 the 1803 version, I had already this games downloaded (play it every day) and I made a quick launch on my desktop (which I named: W7 games). Now the 1803 version is installed and off course all the games were disappeared. After downloading again from this site, the games work (ok for you and many thanks) but I only can start them up from the program bar (left, than to Games and than choose a game). I would like to have the same quick launch back, in with as the result was a square with all the games with there own logo. Nice view and easy to choose. How can I install such a quick launch again?
I should have also said that you can use -3 (minus 3) and -4 (minus 4) to see the two other games that were used for testing during game development. Also, in FreeCell (and in SOLITAIRE) when you have won the game and the cards start to fall, if you RIGHT click on the four card positions in the upper right hand part of the window, you will see some unexpected behavior.
After the latest Win 11 Pro upgrade, Solitaire, the only game I use, would not start. After a reboot and additional tries I decided to download the latest release. Before installing I used Crystal to remove all traces of of the previous install. 2b1af7f3a8