21st Mah Jong
3D game board movements
Start a solitaire game
Start a multiplayer game
Game menu overview
Option features overview
Differences between 3D and 2D games
Mah Jong Solitaire
DirectX requirement: To run
3d program you need DirectX 6 or higher on your computer. If you
do not have DirectX 6 or higher on your computer you can download
DirectX free from Microsoft go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/
then click on DirectX in left column.
3d Game Board Movement
Tilt Board: Tilt board: Press down on right
button on mouse and hold, move mouse forward or backward, this
allows you to tilt the board back or forward, moving the mouse
right or left rotates the board left or right.
Enlarging or Reducing Board: Press the page
down key on your keyboard to enlarge the board, while pressing
the page up to reduce the size of the board. Moving the wheel
on your mouse also enlarges and reduces the size of the board.
To enlarge tiles in a layout for play remove tiles from the width
and height of a layout, this will increase the size of the tiles
in a layout during play. For more instructions see editing layouts
Moving Board Right, Left, Up, Down:. To move
the entire board right, left, up or down use your arrow keys on
Return Board to Game Default Setting: press
Esc button to return the board to the game default setting.
Start a Solitaire Game:
Click on Game, on toolbar, select new game, select solitaire,
then select layout.
OR click on ,
then click on a layout listed on the left side, then click play.
OR click on
to switch from multiplayer game to solitaire.
OR click on Layout, on toolbar, select preview layout, click
on a layout listed on the left side, then click on play, layout
selected will load.
Start a Multiplayer Game:
Click on game, on toolbar, select new game, then multiplayer.
OR click on
-starts a multiplayer game. For game instructions and multiplayer
options see multiplayer rules.
Restart Game: Click on Game, on toolbar, then select Restart
game, or click on
button to restart game.
Undo: only works with solitaire, does not work with multiplayer
game. Click on Undo, on toolbar, or click on
button to undo last move.
Music: To turn music off click on
button. This will turns button to black and white, repeat to turn
Sound: Turn sound off click on
button turns. Repeat to turn on.
Hint: Click on Hint, on toolbar, or click on ,
a red cat appears on the top of two matching tiles. Click on the
Rotate: To rotate the tiles, solitaire only, click on Options,
on toolbar, select rotation or click on ,
tiles will be randomly rotated. Repeat procedure to undo rotation.
Position of the tiles ( rotation or upright) is denoted at the bottom
of the screen.
Solitaire Rules. To change solitaire rules click on Options,
in toolbar, select solitaire rules, select normal or border or click
on . Play rules
(normal or border) is denoted at the bottom of the screen. Normal
is traditional play. With border rules only one side of a tile needs
to be free. See solitaire rules for more information.
Change Tiles: Click on Options, on toolbar, select tile
set or click on
then select a tile set: classical (traditional), classical numbers
(traditional with English numbers and letters added), cats, children,
Christmas, farm, Halloween, penguins, spring, teddy bear, toys or
Pause Game-Click on pause, on toolbar, the game will pause,
repeat to play.
Exit game: Click on Game, on toolbar, select end, or click
on , or click
on , to close
Features turned: When you select an options,
will mark features turned on ,while
will mark features turned off.
Training: Click on Game, select training. This feature will
allow you to learn to play with step by step help for solitaire
and multiplayer games.
Demo: Watch a game played. Click on Game, select demo,
will begin a auto play game. Click on refresh button to stop demo.
Hall of Fame. Click on Game, select Hall of Fame, or click
view Hall of Fame scores. After you win a game a window opens that
allows you to enter your name to display in the Hall of Fame. The
Hall of Fame retains the 10 best scores. To disable see scores.
Save Game: Click on Game, on tool bar, select save game
or click on to
save a game.
Load a Saved Game: Click on Game, on toolbar, select load
game or click on
then select game to load.
Solitaire difficulty levels: To change the difficult of
the solitaire game, click on Options, on toolbar, select difficulty
level, then select Easy or Medium or Hard
Change Background: Click Options, select background image,
select the the background image to load. This background image will
now load with the tile set currently open. To use the program's
background for tile set, open tiles set, then click on options,
select Use Default Background. Selecting none to load a black background.
To change background image to gray: Click on Options, select gray
background. This will change all backgrounds to black and white
images. To remove repeat instructions.
Change sound played when tiles removed: Click Options, select
sound scheme, then select the sound scheme to load. This sound will
now play when removing matching tile for the tile set currently
open. To use the program's sound scheme for tile set, open tiles
set, then click on Options, select Use Default Sound.
Change Orientation of Border: To change the side the border
will displayed, click on options, select border orientation, select
from left/top, left/bottom, right/bottom, right/top. This border
Change Border Depth: click on options, select Border Depth
- small, medium, large. This border depth
Change Border Texture: click on options, select Border Texture,
then select new texture. This texture will load with the tile set
currently open. To use the program's texture for tile set, open
tiles set, click on Options, then select Use Default Texture.
Change Shadow Orientation: click on options, select shadow orientation,
then select one of the following: left/top, left/bottom, right/bottom
or right/top. This shadow orientation is
set to left/top, the shadow color was changed to green and the shadow
size is small.
Change Shadow Size: click on Options, select shadow size, then
select the shadow size: no shadow, small shadow or large shadow.
Change Shadow Color: click on Options, select shadow color, then
select a custom color for shadows.
Scoring: Click on Options, select Score will enable score
display. To disable score repeat. When score is disabled hall of
fame score can not be entered. For multiplayer scoring see Multiplayer
Remove scores in Hall of Fame: click on Options, select
clear all scores, this will delete all the scores in Hall of Fame
Time yourself: Click on Options, select Time, this will
display your game time at the bottom of the screen. To disable repeat
Change Multiplayer Options: click on Options, select multiplayer
options, a window will open which will allow you to configure the
multiplayer game. See multiplayer rules for more details..
Preview Layout: click on Layout, on toolbar, select preview
layout, click on a layout listed on the left side, then click on
play, layout will load for play. To scroll through layouts press
your up or down arrow keys or click on the cat arrows
Add a layout to Favorite list: click on layout, select preview
layout, click on a layout listed on the left side, then click on
add favorite, this will add the layout to your favorite list. All
layouts which are favorites have a
to the left of the name.
Quick Access to Layout Favorites : To access your selected
layout favorites, click on favorites on the tool, then select the
layout you want to play.
General Layout Rating: When you preview a layout, or load
a layout, in the upper right corner you will see one to five small
cats , the more
cats displayed the more difficult the layout.
Create a New Layout: Click on layout, select new layout,
left click on a tile to place a tile, right click a tile to remove
a tile. You can only remove a tile which is free on it's right or
left side. When you have completed your new layout click on save
in the lower right corner of screen. Your new layout (or modified
layout) automatically loads for play after you save. If your
new layout or modification does not load for play you did not click
on save and your works is lost.
Maximum layout area is 2-3 tiles from the outside edge of the background.
If you can not place a tile on the edge of your layout, reduce the
height and width of your layout. If you still have a problem placing
a second layer tile, try changing the border orientation, reducing
the border depth to slim and change shadow to none. If this does
not solve problem you need to modify your design to what the program
will allows. If you would like to share your layout with other players
Modify an existing Layouts: Click on Layout, select Edit
layout, then select the layout you want to edit. Left click on a
tile to place a tile, right click a tile to remove a tile. You can
only remove a tile which is free on it's right or left side. When
you have completed your new layout click on save in the lower right
corner of screen.
Remove all Tiles from layout: Click on clear in the lower
right corner of screen or click on layout, select clear layout.
Solitaire rules: mah jong solitaire rules.
Multiplayer rules: multiplayer rules.
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