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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I haven't made puzzles for a while so here is my brand new Word Search Puzzle

I intend to have options for small, medium and large ... and maybe numbers, too!

Waddya reckon? Any requests?

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

I had some problems with the larger button. In the small mode the game plays fine. Could use a timer.

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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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I liked the game very much!

I'd like to fight it against time.. Wish there was a Timer too!

It'll add a taste of competitiveness too!?

*Last edited by ZHero (2010-05-28 22:07:35)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Needs difficulty levels. More rows and columns. Smaller words are tougher. Diagonal words are tougher. This one can be easiest level.

Can be solved in around a minute or so. Some sound with the fireworks at the end would be nice.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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This one was much harder taking 4 times longer, I am not sure why.

Maybe because of the overlaps and backward words. Those could emphasized in tougher levels.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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What a lovely lot of feedback ... thanks bobbym and ZHero!

I have version 0.6 now (use refresh). It has 3 sizes of letter puzzle and 2 sizes of *Number* puzzles.

I will now go and think about timing, and difficulty level (more diagonal, backwards, etc).

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

I was thinking that maybe you could allow the user to input his/her own set of words. This way a parent or a teacher wishing to emphasize a certain set of words could use your game as a teaching device. They could then input say a set of spelling words, historical words or geographic locations that the educator wishes to reinforce in the students mind.

The new option feature is working fine here. No trouble with any sizes. Nicely done!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Version 0.63 ... I also moved it here.

Now has a timer, the name of the game you are playing, and easy/difficult versions.

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

Hard level is working fine.

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

Hard level is working fine. Slowed me down quite a bit.

This is my first score, now you need a place to post the scores.

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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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I can't find the remaining word anywhere...

I can spot only "DAET" at the Top of Fourth Column!??

My speed was like

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Last column fourth from the bottom, diagonal down.

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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Phew.

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

Can you make the game grid copyable as a text file?

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I guess so ... for posting on forums?

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

Mostly for inputting them into other programs. Only if you have the time and if you were going to do something like that anyway. I'm thinking they could be typed in, would only take 2 minutes or so,

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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OK. New version 0.65.

Has a "Load Words" option, and a "Copy" function too.

And does the "Print" function work for you guys?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Incredible new features. On the copy feature the grid is transposed from the way it appears on the page. Printing working fine for me. Thanks!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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bobbym wrote:

Incredible new features. On the copy feature the grid is transposed from the way it appears on the page. Printing working fine for me. Thanks!

Excellent. Copy feature fixed.

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

The copy box is displaying the game grid with the rows as columns when you copy. Is this what you wanted to happen?

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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In the picture below, I typed several names for languages in those languages. As you can see, the words stand out plainly. I can see why you wouldn't use the Greek, Chinese, and Korean characters, but maybe the ç in français and the ñ in español if the user types them in? Just asking.

P.S. As you can see in the next picture, the Greek letters are converted. If that was changed, maybe add ε, λ, η, and ά?

*Last edited by quittyqat (2010-05-31 12:53:03)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Newest score!

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Latest newest score!

Is v0.65 on the drawing board? I can only access v0.63. (I wanted to try out the custom list option)

*Last edited by phrontister (2010-05-31 22:11:23)*

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

Are you using the link in post #8 because I am getting V .651. Good score by the way!

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