FreeCell (Microsoft, Windows, 2007)
One of the card games that were remastered for Vista / 7, only to be killed off in 8.
As with many of the other included Windows Vista / 7 games, this has an internal g_debugEnabled variable. When that variable is to set to a non-zero value, it replaces the normal menu with this one. "Toggle Hint Rankings" and "Tweak" have no code behind them, while "Toggle Cheat Keys" enables the ; key which lets the game play the next move.
Setting the g_debugEnabled variable also enables the cheat keys allowing any move, block, and pause modes. It also logs as described on the Solitaire page.
An interesting feature that isn't documented anywhere (Help Menu-wise) is XInput (gamepad) support – if the game detects an Xbox 360 controller plugged into a USB port, the P1 corner on the controller will light up, signifying the controller can be used. Possibly undocumented because Microsoft thought people were too used to the traditional controls, and a gamepad wouldn't work for a card game. It's a neat little feature, nonetheless.
|Left analog stick/D-pad/Shoulder Buttons/Triggers||Moves the cursor. Oddly, they can also be used to navigate the menu bar.|
|B/Back||Undoes the previous move.|
|A/X||Selects the card the cursor is on. Moving the cursor onto another card and pressing A or X again moves the previous card onto the stack. Double-tapping either button moves a card to the home stack.|
|Y/Start||Opens the Game Menu.|
|Bundled Windows Games|
|Introduced in Windows 1.0||Reversi (1985)|
|Introduced in Windows 3.x||Hearts (1993) (Prototypes) • Minesweeper (1990) (Prototypes) • Solitaire (1990) (Prototypes)|
|Introduced in Windows 95||FreeCell (1991) • Hover! (1995) (Prototypes)|
|Introduced in Windows 2000||3D Pinball: Space Cadet (Prototypes) • Spider Solitaire (1998) (Prototype)|
|Introduced in Windows XP||InkBall|
|Introduced in Windows Vista||Chess Titans • FreeCell (2007) • Hearts (2007) • Minesweeper (2007) • Purble Place • Solitaire (2007) • Spider Solitaire (2007)|
|Other||GeoSafari for Bob|
|Microsoft Entertainment Pack|