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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Just got this working: Yacht (Dice Game)

Does it work properly? What scores can you get?

(I may make a "high scores" for this )

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Ooh, nice! I see you managed to incorporate your dice in there.

I haven't found any bugs in it, but I've got a few suggestions for how to improve it.

1) Include a menu somewhere saying what all the different things mean. I know most of them are self-explanatory, but some of them are a bit confusing. Also, say that you get the bonus for making the first row add up to more than 63. Unless someone had played Yachtzee before, there's no way that they'd know that.*Edit: Sorry, ignore all that. That teaches me to not not scroll down.*

2) This is more my fault than yours, but sometimes I found that I was clicking on the dice that I wanted to throw, and then all my good dice got rethrown while I kept all the rubbish ones. I'm not sure how that could be prevented though. Maybe include an option to toggle whether selecting a die means keeping or throwing?

Very nice game though, and much better suited to using your dice than the reaction game was. I scored 192.

*Edit2: 286 *

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I got 93, I'm new to this game.

EDIT: New score: 141

*Last edited by Devanté (2007-01-24 08:44:52)*

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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I have an unlimited amount of rolls ... on the third roll, the game automatically selects all the dice but if I unclick them, I can keep rolling ... meaning I just keep rolling/unselecting until I get the combination I want.

Score: 315

*Edit: So, if I could be bothered to cheat ... *

*Score: 375*

*I win.*

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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LOL! Well done! Something for me to fix.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Ah, nice catch. And I see you fixed it so that you got yourself no less than eleven matching sets, 4 of which were made of 6's. Such dedication.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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New score: 201. Without using justlookingforthemoment's trick.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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New score: 359 and then 375.

Bwahahahaha.

*Last edited by Devanté (2007-01-25 04:41:35)*

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