I am hoping somebody out there can help. I have been looking for some games that were ported to the BeOS operating system by Wildcard Design back in the tail end of the 90’s. One in particular is “Eric’s Ultimate Solitaire” for BeOS.
Wildcard sold the whole collection of their games for $40 in 1999 when they were going out of business. I purchased it back then but those discs are long gone due to a flood in 2011. I spoke to the former CEO of Wildcard recently after finding him online and he says that even he does not have copies of the games anymore. Here’s the old announcement via the wayback machine of the games in question:
I also emailed Eric Snider personally (Eric Snider is the developer of the game) and he was surprised there was even a BeOS version to begin with! He thought I had it mixed up and maybe I was speaking of the Mac version…until I showed him the link. He said that since the production was so low he probably never received any royalties for it. He suggested I reach out to Joe at Delta Tao (the distributor) but they are not answering their emails and their website appears not to have been updated in a decade.
Ultimately I would love to find all of the game ports, but I would be the most happy to just find Eric’s Ultimate Solitaire if possible. It was being shared on BeShare in the mid-2000’s but I didn’t need it at the time. That said I am hoping that someone saved a copy somewhere.
If anybody can help please let me know!