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Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic

Join the sleuth and find out what hides behind a case of a fantastic creature!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 32 (91%) 3 (9%) 17 comments

Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic was available as a giveaway on December 9, 2017!

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Join the sleuth and find out what hides behind a case of a fantastic creature! Investigate 12 locations that are connected with the crime, complete breathtaking quests, and find clues to solve the mystery! You’ll encounter many difficult card deals on your journey but keep in mind that you can handle them all! Are you fond of completing solitaires and solving detective mysteries, studying clues and catching dangerous criminals, or maybe you’ve always dreamed of visiting a magical land? Accept the challenge and enjoy the game Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor 1 Ghz or better; 512 Mb RAM; DirectX 9.0

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://www.myplaycity.com/detective_solitaire_inspector_magic/

File Size:

43.1 MB

Price:

$9.99

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I'm unable to moderate until later this evening. Going to see my daughter perform in a production of The Fiddler on the Roof. Will continue to moderate later this evening once i've completed tomorrows and Mondays game review. regards W.R.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic
In Brief
A standard solitaire game with a detective theme
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Please only post comments about today's game giveaway; other comments either inappropriate, or comments with only one or a few words; for example vg, good, thank you, TY, bad, rubbish, this game is ****** etc, or if the comment has nothing to do with today's game or is complaining (send your complaints to the giveaway team via the contact form that I've linked to below), they may be deleted at the moderator or administrators discretion; however, a little light banter among community members/friends and with the moderator to keep this a friendly place to visit is acceptable and welcomed. All comments not specifically about today's game giveaway will be judged by the moderator and if deemed inappropriate, will be deleted and usually with no explanation. Please see the moderation policy HERE for details about posting comments.
Installation:
Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic downloads to a 43.1 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set up file and a readme). Those with multiple hard drives are able to save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:


C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Detective Solitaire - Inspector Magic

Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop. three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)
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Introduction:
Are you ready to solve the most magical case ever in the game Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic? Join the sleuth and find out what hides behind a case of a fantastic creature! Investigate 12 locations that are connected with the crime, complete breathtaking quests, and find clues to solve the mystery! You’ll encounter many difficult card deals on your journey but keep in mind that you can handle them all! Are you fond of completing solitaires and solving detective mysteries, studying clues and catching dangerous criminals, or maybe you’ve always dreamed of visiting a magical land? Accept the challenge and enjoy the game Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic!
Edited reference accessed HERE. 9th December 2017
The Game:
There's not much to say about todays game giveaway. If you've played a few different solitaire games you'll know what to expect. The options menu allows you to choose from several different card designs and ther eis a tutoriasal that you can cancel if you wish. There are two modes Newbie and Professional mode. You can replay any level in Newbie mode but only the entire pack can be replayed in pro mode.. The pro mode is unavailable until you've played the complete first pack. There are twelve different area's to unlock, each comprising of ten different card layouts, so this game should keep most solitaire fans happy for several hours at least, with 120 levels to play.
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The game is standard solitaire, which works on the principle of a chain, where a card is taken from the board and placed on the exposed card that's located next to the main deck. It can be any suit but must be either one lower or one higher than the than the exposed deck card. The longer the length of the chain you create the more bonus coins you earn. These can be spent in the shop on power ups such as jokers, mulligans, and shuffle. The Mulligan (as any golfer would know) allows you to undo any last action in the game including using your bonuses. The shuffle puts all the cards back in the deck and deals new cards on the board. The joker changes any open card into a joker. These can be removed by any card you choose. and are useful in extending the length of chains you can create, thus earning higher rewards. There are also gold-colored cards that earn extra points and if you managed to collect all of them completes the level as a perfect score. There are also twenty-one awards to be earned, for example Using the shuffle bonus 100 ties earns the Interesting Facts award, Using the joker bonus earns the Potion Ingredients, using it 50 times earns the Shred Wool award.
Posted by Whiterabbit-uk 9th December 2017.
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Videos of Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic:
There are several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also see over forty in game images HERE
Conclusion:
Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic is standard solitaire game with the usual extra's and a magical detective theme, that only presents as different backgrounds e.g. Crime Scene, Old Manor, First Clues and Secret hideout and awards. If you like solitaire games this one is okay. It looks good and the different card l;ayouts can be quite challenging. The power ups you earn or buy via the in game shop can help you get perfect scores, but there's nothing that stands out in this game. 7 out of 10 for game play.
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If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE.
Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic to work please visit the FAQ's Thread HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted, for example, a common issue seen since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago is that some community members installation of the game are blocked by their security because Themida code has been known to hide malware, (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not); so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though the files (i.e the setup, read me and setup.gcd files are actually totally free from malware. This issue can be solved either by rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking or a quicker method is to temporarily turn off your security software to allow the installation. You could also try whitelisting the setup.gcd file. In the almost 11 years this game giveaway site has been operating there has 'never' been a game given away that was infected with malware.
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If for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to download the latest game or other issues that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
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Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
If Detective Solitaire: Inspector Magic doesn't interest you, but you still hanker for something new to play, you'll find details of some game deals whether they be sale items, indie bundles or games being given away for free HERE (I've not updated the thread in a while, but most of the links still take you to the latest deals).
The rest of the information that used to be posted in the game review can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns threads for details of other free games and offers HERE and eslewhere in the game discussion forums HERE, (usually on the first page of the game discussion forums).
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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A brilliant game . . . I've only just managed to stop playing for long enough to comment.

But now it's time to return to the scene and try again!

Thank you . . .

8-D

Reply   |   Comment by Basilica  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I tried installing this twice and when launching the game got an error message saying "defaultTexture not exist!!!" Game then crashed and would not load. Running Win8.1 PC.

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Hi Epoclean, overslept this morning, so missed your comment until the giveaway was over. If you are having issues installing the game, it's likely to be your security blocking the installation due to the Themida wrapper, which some anti-malware programs see as a threat becasue Themida code can also be used to hide malware; not that today's game is infected. The giveaway team have been giving games away for over 11 years now and have never given away a game infected. The MyPLayCity version of the game, which I link to in my review is basically the same game except the MPC version contains an extra folder that has been removed from the giveaway version which contains the files that can install toolbars and hijack your browser. You can still avoid these by unchecking the three checkboxes that appear when you first install the MPC version.

Reply   |   Comment by Epoclaen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Downloaded and installed just fine using Win10.

It's a standard sort of solitaire that can be quite challenging depending on the layout.

One frustration I have is that I can't seem to progress beyond "First Clues" in the Newbie levels. It isn't clear how many points I need to achieve to go onto the next level. If I've missed something it'd be great if somebody could give me a pointer. - Thanks.

And thanks to GGOTD and MPC for another useful timewaster of a game.

Reply   |   Comment by Mum'sTheWord  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I love these types of games. The graphics are really nice. I would have liked more of a storyline and then through the levels also like other solitaire detective games. It would make this one not be so basic. Also more fun power ups like destroy any card, or have some of the cards entangled with weeds and you have to find the sword to cut them and free the cards.

Reply   |   Comment by Pixiey Dust  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

The game downloaded and installed easily on W10 pro 64bit. I like this kind of game, its a fun solitaire game. Thank you MPC and GGOTD for offering the game

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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Downloaded and installed fine....played for about 20 minutes..its a good solitaire game.

Reply   |   Comment by Granny  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Sorry but I just find the concept to be as muddled as the name of this game. Yet supposedly I should definitely be the target audience. Pasing on this without rating.
Well, even tho I can't believe this is a Thing, it's GREAT to see such variety being offered here.

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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Downloaded fine with Win 10. I like this kind of game and this one is a keeper. Thank you for the nice game offer today.

Reply   |   Comment by Dona Witmer  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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Solid and fun solitaire game with a twist or two. It could renew your interest in solitaire games, if you have gotten away from them like I have.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey K Benham  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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The game comes in 4 languages, english, german, french and russian.

To change it, you need to go into Resources subfolder, open the game.plist file with NotePad or any other editor, find the string en and replace it with one of the following:

de - German
en - English (Default)
fr - French
ru - Russian

Save the file after making your changes and run
the game.

Reply   |   Comment by kui_  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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Played the first three levels and enjoyed the game play. Definitely a keeper for solitaire. The only improvement I would like to see is that when the achievements are put on the screen during the game, the game play is stopped for a bit too long. Not a major problem, but annoying when you are clicking on your next card, but cannot. Other than that, very nice game.

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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When suspicious of any virus, don't use the software.

For help in activating windows and office you can use the site
https://mailsanjudavid.wixsite.com/activation/forum/

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There are no suspicious files included with any game giveaway. They have been giving away games for just over 11 years and have never given away a game infected with malware. Read the readme, it explains why some community members are getting positive hits with their security. All false positives due to the wrapper containing Themida code, which is used to protect the executable from hackers, but unfortunately some anti-malware suites tag it as suspicious.

Reply   |   Comment by Sanju  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#4

Thanks for the game. It looks like fun for a snowy day here in North Carolina. I'll give it a go while staying warm. Thanks GOTD and MPC.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

The game downloaded and installed on windows 10. This is a good solitaire game. Thank you MPC for offering the game today

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

Played this for about 30 minutes so far. As mentioned, it is a pretty standard solitaire game, but it looks nice. It downloaded and installed very quickly. I like the choices available for the card faces and backs. If you are a fan of solitaire games, then you will probably want to grab this one. Thanks to MyPlayCity and GGOTD for another game to add to my collection.

Reply   |   Comment by Arizona Scout  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
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