pi-make-microsoft-freecell-board [-t] board-number
or for make_pysol_freecell_board.py:
make_pysol_freecell_board.py [-t] [-F] [--ms] board-number [game-string]
These programs are command-line programs that can generate the initial board of the games of several popular Solitaire implementations. Those boards can be in turn be input to fc-solve by means of a pipeline, or placed inside a file for safe-keeping.
make_pysol_freecell_board.py also accepts an optional third argument which indicates the game variants. This type defaults to Freecell, but is useful for generating the boards of other games. Note that using this flag still requires one to use the "--game" flag of fc-solve, if necessary.
make_pysol_freecell_board.py also accepts a flag called -F or --pysolfc that deals the PySolFC boards instead of the classic PySol ones, and one called --ms or -M that deals Microsoft Freecell/Freecell Pro deals even for higher seeds.
A common paradigm for using those programs is something like:
bash:~$ pi-make-microsoft-freecell-board -t 11982 | fc-solve -l gi
If the "-t" option is specified, then the 10 cards are printed with "T"'s, instead of "10"'s. While fc-solve can accept either as input, it may prove useful for other solvers or solitaire implementations which do not accept "10"'s.
Here is a short description of each program:
A Python script that generates the boards of the various games of PySol.
A program that generates the boards of Microsoft Freecell and of the Freecell Pro implementation of Freecell.
board-number is the board number as a decimal number.
game-string is a string describing the game. Valid strings and their respective games are:
bakers_game - Baker's Game
bakers_dozen - Baker's Dozen
beleaguered_castle - Beleaguered Castle
citadel - Citadel
cruel - Cruel
der_katz - Der Katzenschwantz
die_schlange - Die Schlange
eight_off - Eight Off
fan - Fan
forecell - Forecell
freecell - Freecell (the default)
good_measure - Good Measure
ko_bakers_game - Kings' Only Baker's Game
relaxed_freecell - Relaxed Freecell
relaxed_seahaven - Relaxed Seahaven Towers
seahaven - Seahaven Towers
simple_simon - Simple Simon
streets_and_alleys - Streets and Alleys
Shlomi Fish, <http://www.shlomifish.org/> .
The man pages make_pysol_freecell_board.py(6) and pi-make-microsoft-freecell-board(6) are aliases of fc-solve-board_gen(6).