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Nao
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« on: February 25, 2007, 21:54:41 »

On February 24th, 1997, a friend of mine told me she was addicted to Taipei. I felt that game just didn't cut the mustard, so I told her I could program something better in less than a week. It took me 4 days to make a working prototype Cool!, and just a week to release a first playable version on March 1st. Kyodai Mahjongg was born. Great! And it never died. There is nothing more comforting for me than looking back over the last 10 years and realize how much I've been able to achieve in my quest for the perfect Mahjongg Solitaire game. And what can you improve in a game that is already perfect? Not much. A huge community loves it just like it is.
Share your ideas with us!

(And stop with the smilies, Nao! Nah!)
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 01:51:44 »

Great Idea! If you are a New User - THIS IS THE GAME!!!
This Guy put his Heart and Soul into this...What have you got to lose?

Give it a TRY!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 05:58:05 »

Great Idea! If you are a New User - THIS IS THE GAME!!!
This Guy put his Heart and Soul into this...What have you got to lose?

Give it a TRY!!!


You just can't lose with this deal. I became addicted to this game since it first came out, and still am!!!!  Yes! Yes! Yeah baby!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 13:52:30 »

...on March 1st [1997] Kyodai Mahjongg was born...
GameLifeYears=DogYears=7xHumanYears

That makes KMJ the "Grand Dame" of the genre. Well done, Nao. A heart-felt "Thank You" for your many contributions.

Joyeuse Anniversaire!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 15:53:36 »

Thanks, everyone Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 20:58:28 »

congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 22:23:53 »

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, KYODAI MAHJONGG!

CONGRATULATIONS, GILLES!


My parents were still considering joining, but have kept putting it off.  I'd better make sure to tell them about the "Anniversary Special."  Maybe that'll be the impetus to get them to join in!

KMJ sure is worth the money, no matter what the price.  I'm glad I stumbled upon it some 9 years ago.  It's my favorite game of all.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2007, 22:41:51 »

On February 24th, 1997, a friend of mine told me she was addicted to Taipei. I felt that game just didn't cut the mustard, so I told her I could program something better in less than a week.

I started out being somewhat addicted to Taipei myself but thought it could be so much better than it was.  So I eventually tried a lot of Mah Jongg solitaire games over the years, and KMJ is easily the best.

Now if only KMJ allowed seven layers of tiles so I could play the standard Taipei layout!!!   Lol
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 01:31:20 »

Here's a layout to commemorate the occasion.   

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The layout didn't show up.  Not sure why.

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Well, it's available in the Private Downloads.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 06:29:08 »

Congrats Nao! 

I went hunting for a customizing replacement to Shanghai back in March of 2001, stumbled across Marc Lesselberg's site & Kyodai at the same time. Long story short...made my first tileset (Beermats) in the same month, and then went nuts making many more! Smile
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2007, 23:51:14 »

I put in a shameless plug for KMJ on my Live Journal blog.  Yes, oh yes, I did!  Hey, when you have a good thing, you tell everyone, right?  Wink

One of my friends liked what she saw and said it's the prettiest setup she's ever seen of mahjongg.  Alas, she has a Mac, so the files are not compatible.  Bummer.  She needs a "real" computer so she can buy KMJ!  Lol

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 10:57:56 »

Congratulations  Nao for excellent work all these years. Here's to many more years to come
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2007, 09:57:38 »

Congrats Nao  Cool! Yeah baby!
I've been enjoying playing it for about 8 years now  Great!

 
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2007, 10:49:16 »

Hi Kathie, welcome to the forums Smile,

Nao, couldn't Boosters friend use a Windows emulator to run KMJ on her Mac?
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 13:17:36 »

Congrats, Nao. Here's hoping for another 10 years of success.  Applause Applause Yeah baby!

Hi Kathie and welcome to our forum. 
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