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September 11, 2006

THE 2006 DONATIONCODER.COM C++ BUILDER DONATIONWARE PROGRAMMING CONTEST RESULTS

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About Judging The Results
There were many excellent submissions to the contest, and choosing winners was difficult and several of the decisions could honestly have gone either way. Judging was based on a number of criteria including completeness, documentation, polish, the existence of alternative free tools, the possibilities of improvement, the estimated difficulty of implementation, the usefulness/fun of the entry, and more. We categorized entries as described on our contest rules page, in order to ensure some diversity, but also awarded prizes to individual coders based on multiple entries.

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Demina: A Minesweeper Solver/Helper Tool

A program that can help in solving Minesweeper game. Cool
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Download zip files with program and a help file: Here.



Editor's Note: The description and screenshots do not do this tool justice - it is quite amazing to see it in action.

It actually finds the normal windows minesweeper executable running, then takes screenshot of the window(!) then figures out the grid given the screenshot, then solves as much as it can, and then sends clicks back over to the minesweeper exe.

It actually made me laugh out loud in suprise and pleasure as i was watching it work.. pretty damn amazing..

see the help file inside for a bit on the mathematics of how it works.

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posted by C++Speaker donate to C++Speaker - July 17, 2006, 06:17:00 AM
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