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Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« on: October 08, 2005, 09:25:12 AM »
While I can't at this time code per request: I've some tiny games/puzzles/etc... that I could add to the mix =)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2005, 09:06:37 AM by mouser »

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2005, 10:41:17 AM »
mike!

i lost track of time working on the other programs on this site and so haven't had done my normal publicity about coding snacks, thus the paucity of requests here...

so we'd love it if you posted some links to a game or puzzle program that you might have written!!  :up:


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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2005, 01:19:55 PM »
we'd love it if you posted some links to a game or puzzle program that you might have written!!  :up:

Howdy mouser.

Done! Here's the URL providing a download featuring four, nice and simple puzzles.

http://fuzzbox.hyper...t/puzzles/index.html

later on,
Mike

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2005, 01:56:29 PM »
hahahaa i love it!!!
one way is killing me !!
i guess mensa is not in my future :(

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2005, 01:58:15 PM »
it's amazing how smooth and pretty these games are and such small exe's!!!
you must tell us how you wrote them!
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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2005, 05:44:53 PM »
Hi mouser.

Well... I don't know what to say, except thank you kind sir =) I just jumped in with both feet. The smooth feel you're wondering about is likely due too the use of asynchronous timers that fire at differing intervals. The overlap tends to create a umm... 'liquid' feel in some cases. Me? Just a weekend warrior with respect to coding projects.

Later on,
Mike

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005, 10:44:40 PM »
hi there mike,

i had a swell time with your puzzle.
just want to let you know that there is a game similar to '1 Way', it's called 'Lucas's Puzzle'. ;-)
i've also attached the screen-shot...
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/2665/samepuzzles5vj.png
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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005, 12:46:12 AM »
Howdy lanux. Interesting. I learnt my variant from my grandfather, he called the game pennies and nickels. I've seen it included with pegboard type games as well. Nothing new under the sun it would seem. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2005, 01:16:43 AM »
hi there mike,

yup, very interesting indeed... i didn't know this puzzle existed as a board game, tks for sharing.
i also once had a swf file similar to 'Card Trick' but i couldn't find it now.
btw, what's the trick behind 'Liar'? i don't get it... ;-)

best regards,
lanux

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005, 01:39:29 AM »
there is a button on the liar thing to show you the answer.

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2005, 07:14:09 AM »
Howdy lanux.

Chuckle, just study it awhile, I wont divulge anymore than that.

So, what types of projects do you enjoy coding?

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Re: Fun games from Mike's Software
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2005, 09:06:24 AM »
Mike,

you got any plans for new games/puzzles?
i think its time fore Miketris..

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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2005, 09:09:11 AM »
I have a vague idea that might make a fun game.

imagine something like tetris or one of those block games.

but in this case each block would be like an animal. and when blocks come into contact with each other some rules would govern how they interact.

like if a lion block connects to a single antelope block.. bye bye antelope.
if penguin block meets a fish block, bye bye fish.

if lion block meets 4 penguin blocks... well i don't know, i havent gotten that far yet..

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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2005, 06:28:16 AM »
Hey-hey mouser!

Re: you got any plans for new games/puzzles?

Yeppers, sure enough, putting the final bit of polish on 10+ little peanut apps shown here:

http://fuzzbox.hyper...puzzles/puzzles.html

Presently building a menu'd front end for the whole she-bang.

Re: each block would be like an animal...

I like the idea of animals interspersed within a Tetris context, that bears some thought =) 'Cryptozooology' hmm...

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2005, 01:19:41 AM »
Chuckle, just study it awhile, I wont divulge anymore than that.
hi there mike,

is it like one of those 3D paintings that if you stare long enough you will see different things? well, i stared at it long enough but could not find anything. sorry to be a spoilsport but why don't you pm the answer... ;-)

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So, what types of projects do you enjoy coding?

well, i'm not a coder but i do dabble in scripting & macros due to the nature of my work, which is systems maintenance...
btw, if you need ideas take a look here...


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lanux

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2005, 03:36:08 AM »
Howdy lanux. Interesting. I learnt my variant from my grandfather, he called the game pennies and nickels. I've seen it included with pegboard type games as well. Nothing new under the sun it would seem. Thanks for sharing.

I used to teach outdoor eduction, and this was a puzzle I used to do with kids using carpet tiles.

I have also seen a version called Frogs (jumping from lilly pad to lilly pad).

Many years ago I coded (though goodness knows where it is) a 'Towers of Hanoi' puzzle which you may want to add to your collection:

Three posts and a pile of tyres on one of them. The tyres are different sizes stacked largest on the bottom to smallest on the top. The puzzle is to move all the tyres to another pole with the rules: you can only move one at a time, you cannot put a larger tyre on a smaller tyre. Different numbers of tyres make the puzzle easier and harder. An extension is can you predict the minimum number of moves possible for any number of tyres ...

Here is an online Java vased version  and if you want the mathematical background to the problem click here (but don't cheat - see if you can work it out :)

Again this is a good physical puzzle - especially if a group of kids have to do it in silence!

Another classic one is Nim ... see here for an online Java version (seems to work best in Internet Explorer)
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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2005, 03:15:27 AM »
Howdy lanux.

why don't you pm the answer... ;-)

Well, how about a clue instead buddy? Do you enjoy spelling? Don't give up - Crack on!

well, i'm not a coder but i do dabble in scripting & macros due to the nature of my work, which is systems maintenance...

Six in one hand, 1/2 dozen in the next it's all good I'd say =) What I'm trying to convey is that the only real difference here is that; some languages are interpreted while others are compiled. No sweat. Besides the best tool for a given task is the thing no? Why write a program if a batch file comprising only 'dir *.*' worked as well?

btw, if you need ideas take a look here...

Now this site is bursting with ideas! Many thanks lanux, appreciate it.

Later on,
Mike

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2005, 03:22:09 AM »
Hi Carol, very nice to meet you! Please excuse my delayed reply. (My work entails time out of town every now and again, and I usally take no computer along simply to clear my mind).

'Towers of Hanoi'

Sure enough, this puzzle is in the works down the road as well. I really enjoyed the example you posted, most especially the portion with the recursive function. I've at least two games now that employ recursive routines (8 Queens and another entitled PileUp).

And I see that you're a virtual idea machine yourself =) I've read several of your posts and without exception, I find something noteworthy therein. Lots of brain food, many thanks.

Nim

Another great game! Have you ever heard of Nine Men's Morris? I hope to code that little pup as well.

Later on,
Mike

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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2005, 04:59:21 AM »
Thanks for the nice comments ... no I haven't heard of Nine Morris Men ... how does that work?

I have found this web version but there don't seem to be any rules ....

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2005, 12:40:42 AM »
Well, how about a clue instead buddy? Do you enjoy spelling? Don't give up - Crack on!

hahaha... at last i've got it! ;-)
tks for not disclosing the answer, mike...

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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2005, 07:09:37 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments ... no I haven't heard of Nine Morris Men ... how does that work?

I have found this web version but there don't seem to be any rules ....

Once again my reply is delayed (work is very trying these days). Here is some history as well as rules.

Thanks for your patience Carol, I'm slow but steady =)

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Re: Next Big Coding Snacks Weekend October 7
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2005, 07:13:06 PM »
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hahaha... at last i've got it! ;-)
tks for not disclosing the answer, mike...

best regards,
lanux

Say sport, I knew you'd nail it =) Veni Vidi Vici!

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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2005, 07:17:06 PM »
Thanks Mike, looks fun

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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2005, 10:27:20 PM »
Mike

Seems like the link for those games on your site is dead.

Someone please email them to me!
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Re: Fun games from Mikes Software Co
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2005, 10:52:08 PM »
this might be a good place to recommend that people try to invent new (simple!!) games and suggest them as coding snacks.
games with minimal graphics might be best - card games, simple puzzle games,etc.