## Help With Sudoku Explainer

Interactive on-site game threads go here

### RE: discrepancy between skFR and SuDoku Explainer

.25...8..14.3.....3.6.....2.8.9....5.....14......7..3.7...3.........4.1...26....7
6.7 = skFR
4.5 = Sudoku Explainer (Nicolas Juillerat): Unique Rectangle type 2
-2.2
23 cells given ( Layout 222 of the Patterns Game )

Pat

Posts: 3968
Joined: 18 July 2005

### Re: RE: discrepancy between skFR and SuDoku Explainer

Pat wrote:

.25...8..14.3.....3.6.....2.8.9....5.....14......7..3.7...3.........4.1...26....7
6.7 = skFR
4.5 = Sudoku Explainer (Nicolas Juillerat): Unique Rectangle type 2
-2.2
23 cells given ( Layout 222 of the Patterns Game )

Hi Pat,

I am too lazy to check your examples, but, with multiples URs and different priorities in UR's handling, results are "unpredictable" .
I am currently working on the next version of SKFR (in alternance with sea side activities), but, seen the relatively low frequency of such situations, I don't intend to waste time on that issue.

I have other frequent deviations (eg 7.7 versus 7.8) that I could try to solve, having been in trouble in several games with that, but for me, the multiple UR's is anecdotic.

Cheers

champagne
champagne
2017 Supporter

Posts: 7267
Joined: 02 August 2007
Location: France Brittany

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

The requested URL /~gsf/sudoku/SudokuExplainer.jar was not found on this server.Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS) Server at www2.research.att.com Port 80
Can anybody give me a new link?

ssxsssxs

Posts: 168
Joined: 22 January 2014

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

Sudoku Explainer is still available from the original author at http://diuf.unifr.ch/pai/people/juillera/Sudoku/Sudoku.html.

JasonLion
2017 Supporter

Posts: 642
Joined: 25 October 2007
Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

but for the Patterns Game, we need the slightly-modified version from gsf
(to produce triple rating x/y/z)

Pat

Posts: 3968
Joined: 18 July 2005

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

The Patterns Game version of Sudoku Explainer can be downloaded from http://forum.enjoysudoku.com/software/modified-SudokuExplainer.JAR.

JasonLion
2017 Supporter

Posts: 642
Joined: 25 October 2007
Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

### Ratings in a file AND on screen

Hi

I use this command line to rate puzzles with SudokuExplainer.

Code: Select all
`java -Xrs -Xmx500m -cp SudokuExplainer.jar diuf.sudoku.test.serate -f"%g ED=%r/%p/%d" --input=test.TXT --output=ratings.txt`

How can I modify this command line to receive the rating in the file ratings.txt AND also on the screen?

Thank you

JPS
GouinJP

Posts: 294
Joined: 06 April 2013
Location: Montreal

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

I am replacing my dying working station and I start a new one using windows 8.0

All is ok so far except the serate process.

Sudoku Explainer alone is working properly, but running serate, I have the following message, after the output file has been created

WARNING: Could not open/create prefs root node software/JavaSoft/Prefs at root 0x80000002. Windows RegCreateKeyEx(...) returned error code 5.

Is there anybody having an idea of the source of trouble
champagne
2017 Supporter

Posts: 7267
Joined: 02 August 2007
Location: France Brittany

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

Try running the process as administrator but avoid assigning administrators privilegies to java permanently. With some luck the next time it will work w/o administrative privilegies.

I am on the same line in attempt to migrate to linux. What a mess...
dobrichev
2016 Supporter

Posts: 1830
Joined: 24 May 2010

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

dobrichev wrote:Try running the process as administrator but avoid assigning administrators privilegies to java permanently. With some luck the next time it will work w/o administrative privilegies.

I am on the same line in attempt to migrate to linux. What a mess...

Hi Mladen,

Thanks for the clue.

As you know, I am expert in that field.

I run the computer with administrator rights, and I don't see exactly what to do reading your post.

basically, I open a cmd window and I run a bat file with the following command

Code: Select all
`java.exe -Xrs -Xmx500m -cp SudokuExplainer.jar diuf.sudoku.test.serate -f"%%g;%%r;%%p;%%d" -i"%1.txt" -o"%1_serat.txt"`

what should I do.

Cheers

champagne
champagne
2017 Supporter

Posts: 7267
Joined: 02 August 2007
Location: France Brittany

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

I have no windows 8 in hands and my suggestion is only a speculation.

Even if your user has administrative privilegies it isn't administrator and this by some reason makes sense.
Right click the shortcut to the command prompt, tab "shortcut", button "advanced", check "run as administrator". After that, when using this shortcut, the OS will prompt "are you sure..." and you must agree.
If that doesn't work, try "runas" command from the command line.
dobrichev
2016 Supporter

Posts: 1830
Joined: 24 May 2010

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

dobrichev wrote:I have no windows 8 in hands and my suggestion is only a speculation.

Even if your user has administrative privilegies it isn't administrator and this by some reason makes sense.
Right click the shortcut to the command prompt, tab "shortcut", button "advanced", check "run as administrator". After that, when using this shortcut, the OS will prompt "are you sure..." and you must agree.
If that doesn't work, try "runas" command from the command line.

I followed your suggestion with the shortcut. It changes, but it is worse !!!

The runas command seems out of my skill.

Happily, I have the possibility to run it on another computer, so I wait for anybody having experienced that bug and/or knowing how to fix it
champagne
2017 Supporter

Posts: 7267
Joined: 02 August 2007
Location: France Brittany

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

I don't have Windows 8, and this is just a wild idea, but you could try running the Java "Control Panel" app, once.
blue

Posts: 912
Joined: 11 March 2013

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

blue wrote:I don't have Windows 8, and this is just a wild idea, but you could try running the Java "Control Panel" app, once.

I tried to reload java and got a message "corrupted file"

I just uninstalled java and reinstalled it. The error disappeared.
Sudoku Explainer alone is still ok
I have now to wait to restart the computer to continue the test.
The automatic update of the "path" usually does not work before a restart of the computer

Thanks to Mladen and Blue
champagne
2017 Supporter

Posts: 7267
Joined: 02 August 2007
Location: France Brittany

### Re: Help With Sudoku Explainer

champagne wrote:
I tried to reload java and got a message "corrupted file"

I just uninstalled java and reinstalled it. The error disappeared.
Sudoku Explainer alone is still ok
I have now to wait to restart the computer to continue the test.
The automatic update of the "path" usually does not work before a restart of the computer

Thanks to Mladen and Blue

unhappily, after re initialization of the path , the same error occurs.

Wait and see

EDIT:

Mladen found messages referring to that bug, but with no acceptable fix (changing the registry is not satisfying)
Java's documentation says "windows 8 is not supported before release ..." but the corresponding release is not available.
For me, an unbelievable situation.
champagne
2017 Supporter

Posts: 7267
Joined: 02 August 2007
Location: France Brittany

PreviousNext

Return to Interactive games