Dynamic Gin Version History
The following list gives the feature changes and bug fixes associated with different Dynamic
Gin version 1.xx releases.
- Version 1.25/1.26. Adds two additional cardbacks. Fixes a bug in the statistics that affected multiplayer configurations.
- Version 1.21. Added an option to play to 500 points.
Under the Oklahoma Gin variation, added an option to require Gin
whenever the first upcard in a hand is an ace. Introduced a menu
command making it possible to watch the computer opponent's hand
(as a learning mode) during play. Made minor documentation changes
and fixed one minor internal bug.
- Version 1.17. Improved the overall learning
rate, and slightly increased the competitiveness for the
expert difficulty level. Fixed several very rare or minor
bugs. Made minor user interface enhancements. Dynamic Gin
now gives a warning prompt if you start a new game while
an existing game is in progress.
- Version 1.14. Added context menus (right
mouse button) for taking cards, discarding cards, and
knocking. Also added support for taking the upcard or
stock card by single (or double) clicking. Revised menu
and button bar organization to make clearer the
distinction between starting another hand and starting a
new game. Added options to sort cards by face value in
either ascending or descending order. Implemented a list
of laid off cards that appears at the end of any hand
where there are lay offs. Introduced measures to skirt a
system-dependent problem that caused some users to
occasionally see incorrect card images.
- Version 1.10. Added more extensive play
statistics, including game point totals for both user and
computer in each Gin variation. Improved loading
performance and made several user interface enhancements.
Fixed two very rare internal bugs. Added installation
support for Windows NT 4.0. Documented toll-free order
number for customers in the USA or Canada.
- Version 1.06. Several minor bug fixes:
retention of "Sort by face value after deal"
selection between sessions; correct loading of scenery
under Windows 95 High Color (16-bit) display mode;
correct display of Dynamic Gin window when non-standard
sizes are selected for certain Windows 95 interface
- Version 1.05. Addition of 4th (expert)
difficulty level, options for automatic sorting of hands,
and optional eleven/ten dealing method. Minor
- Version 1.00. Initial product release.