ELECTRONIC JIGSAW PUZZLE 1.2 1/5/88
This program can be played from either low or medium resolution, and can use
pictures of both low and medium resolution. High resolution is not supported.
You can use pictures of both resolution no matter what resolution you started
with from the desktop. JIGSAW currently can use Neochrome, Degas (not Degas
Elite compressed), and TinyStuff (my personal favorite).
Size: You can select the following puzzle sizes:
Easy : 5 X 5 = 25 pieces
Normal : 8 X 8 = 64 pieces
Hard : 10 X 10 = 100 pieces
Border: Since some pictures don't use the whole screen, you can select a border
to make solving the puzzle easier.
No Border - Removes the border
Reg. Border - Creates a border
Alt. Border - Creates a border in a different color
New Size: Since some pictures occupy only part of the screen, you may be stuck
with 38 squares, all of them solid white. It's almost impossible to
find which square goes where just by guessing. The New Size option
allows you to reduce the size of the puzzle to just the part of the
screen used. You simply select the upper left corner of the new
screen and the lower right corner of the new screen. When you play
the game, the cursor will be restricted to the area you defined. ';
NOTE: When you load in a new picture or change the puzzle size
(e.g. change from 5 X 5 to 8 X 8) the New Size option is canceled and
you must reselect it again if you want to use it.
Rotation: If the picture you loaded has color rotation information, you can
select this option so that the colors rotate while you are solving the
puzzle. Neochrome and Tinystuff color rotation is supported, but
Degas Elite is not supported at this time.
PLAYING THE GAME:
You must first start out by loading in a picture. Jigsaw uses a new file
selector that I am developing which requires NO keyboard interaction and shows
up to 400 files and subdirectories (the built in GEM file selector only shows
100 which is a major limitation considering hard drive owners (like myself) may
have up to 400 files per directory). Using the file selector is more or less
intuitive, however note that the shortcut to quickly select a file is to click
on the file with the right mouse button instead of double clicking on it.
To play the game, you simply click on two different pieces of the puzzle, and
those pieces will swap places. When you have gotten all the pieces back into
their correct place you have won.
During the game you can press the right mouse button to peek at the puzzle
solution or give up.
At the end of the game, you will be told how long (in minutes and seconds) it
took to solve the puzzle and also the number of moves you made.
If you find any bugs or have any comments about how the game can be improved,
please let me know. I plan on adding more picture formats and perhaps even
supporting monochrome in the future.
ELECTRONIC JIGSAW PUZZLE MAY BE FREELY DISTRIBUTED BUT NOT SOLD FOR PROFIT