Playing Card Library

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at
Thu Sep 2 22:58:33 EDT 2004

Hi Dave,

I did some of this years ago in HyperCard and although I don't have any 
functions lying around, I do have a couple suggestions:

While graphics are nice, you can always use the Symbol font to get the 
4 card suits. I think others have these too.
For shuffling, the method I used was to build a list of all the cards 
and sort them using something like:
	sort lines of tCardList by random(10000)
This means you can just take the card at the top of the list every time 
you deal a card and you don't have to worry about getting the same card 

Jacque Gay has a Klondike game made in MetaCard (available through 
RevNet), which might give you some pointers.


On 3 Sep 2004, at 1:11 am, Dave LeYanna wrote:

> Does anyone have a set of playing card game functions? Things like
> shuffle,deal (52 card deck), perhaps royalty-free images? I am 
> creating a
> card game tutorial (for commercial use) and will be needing to write 
> there
> myself and just wondered if anyone has already done this and wants to 
> make a
> buck or two...
> Thanks
> Dave

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