Hardwood Solitaire

Play a beautiful rendition of solitaire with Hardwood Solitaire.

1st version of Hardwood Solitaire came out in 1995 and was the 1st Windows Solitaire game to support 16million colors! Its been a long journey but it keeps getting better!

Hardwood Solitaire breathes new life into your favorite solitaire card games with excellent graphics, sound and music,

You can choose to play between more than 100 Patience games like Klondike, Spider, FreeCell...

Application Details:

Version: III version 1 build 33
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.17-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Install OK

launch OK

play OK

stability OK

What does not

Music (but there is a workaround) cf bug 42705

Order (you can not order, the game crashes) cf bug 43767


for the Music, you have to install a software synthetizer. On Linux, you can install timidity or fluidsynth.

1) Timidity


$ sudo apt-get install timidity

then launch it before to launch HSIII:

$ timidity -iA -Os -x soundfont /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2

2)  Fluidsynth


$ sudo apt-get install fluidsynth 


then launch it before to launch HSIII:

fluidsynth -a pulseaudio  -m alsa_seq -r 4800 -l /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2

If you still can not hear music in HSIII, go to options, more options, sound and music, verify in the music tab that "Enable" box is checked.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

For bigger screen size, go to options, Decks, activate "Zoom to fit screen" option.
The music could play with a software synthetizer like Timidity or Fluidsynth, but the quality is very bad compared to WIndows.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 23 20172.17-stagingYes Yes YesSilverLe Gluon du Net 
ShowArch LinuxMar 03 20091.1.16Yes Yes NoSilverSean 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20081.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumAshley Davis 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20060.9.22.Yes Yes NoGoldAshley Davis 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
43767 Hardwood Solitaire III : crashes if you choose to order NEW View

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by Sean on Tuesday March 3rd 2009, 18:05
Is there anyway to get the music working, thats the only thing I can find thats not working.
by Ashley Davis on Thursday December 21st 2006, 1:40
I've noticed that maximizing/restoring can be buggy. Run within a WINE desktop and it will run much better :)