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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Here is an early version of an Master Detective (link updated) I have been working on.

It is loosely based on "Einstein Puzzles": Einstein Puzzles

And I was lucky enough to find some C++ code to help me on the way, http://games.flowix.com/en/index.html, but I needed to do it almost totally from scratch as Actionscript 3 is so different to C++.

Anyway, it needs a name. "Einstein" doesn't really appeal to me, as that should be a game about physics. Ideas, please!

Also report any bugs or suggestions for improvement.

Enjoy!

*Last edited by MathsIsFun (2009-12-07 10:03:32)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsIsFun;

The sorry wrong answer maybe should be lower on the screen. On my browser (Firefox 3.55) it was superimposed on top of the game board. Making it a little difficult to read.

Needs directions and some help screens.

Cool graphics and smooth game action. Haven't come up with anything useful to name it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Yes, it is seriously lacking an explanation!

And the you win/ you lose is only a poorly placed text message. Hope to improve that soon.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Now with explanations ... and fireworks.

Still no name. CluePower? MasterInvestigator? CyberClue?

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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This strongly reminds me of a game called Sherlock that I don't have any more. So thanks for the nostalgia!

Not sure if this intended, but when a clue says [ImageA] -> [ImageB], it means that A is somewhere to the left of B (making it identical to the clues involving a <- ). Either there's a mistake there, or the explanation of the clues is wrong.

Edit: I prefer it the way it is though. Before the explanation came out, I was able to solve puzzles by guessing what the clues meant. If "A -> B" meant "A is somewhere to the right of B", I'd say that was less intuitive. The change I'd make is to replace all instances of "<-" with "->" (since they're currently the same anyway) and otherwise leave the coding as it is.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Well noticed, mathsy! You and ActionScript3 would be a great combination

Yes, they are identical, but I randomly choose a direction just to add a little more complexity to the game.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsIsFun;

Cyberclue is good or Sleuth Master. Maybe Cyber Detective.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I tried a few combinations and "Master Detective" sounded nicest to me. Thanks guys!

Have moved game and published it on website, so **link is changed** now: Master Detective

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsIsFun;

We had the same idea, I was going to say Master Detective. Nice fireworks when you get it right!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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