Mindgames Sudoku - Freeware, Solver/Creator, 20k puzzles

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Mindgames Sudoku - Freeware, Solver/Creator, 20k puzzles

Postby asymptote » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:43 am

Mindgames Sudoku v2.6 will not only create and solve puzzles but interactively give you progressive hints for solving a particular puzzle.

Written in VB6, it does not require the .NET Framework, and most computers come with the VB6 runtimes.

With 20,000 puzzles already included, new puzzles of varying difficulty can be created, saved in a puzzle archive format, and printed out in a variety of formats.

Finally, IT'S FREEWARE. Check it out:

http://www.ihsan.biz/#sudoku [Edited: to go straight to Sudoku section]

Or download it now:


Thank you.
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Postby robert@fm » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:53 pm

I yesterday downloaded several of the puzzle games from there, including LiteIt, and tried installing and running LiteIt on a friend's computer (with 128Mb of RAM and 2x64Gb hard drives), only to find that when this program is run, it immediately sucks up all available resources!:(

Has anyone else had problems with this game, or any others on this site? Do I need to first install the VB 6 runtime, as with the Sudoku program? -- because it doesn't warn of this, either when installing or when one tries to run it...
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Postby robert@fm » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:40 pm

I've now tried LiteIt on my own 75Mhz Win95 box (with 72Mb of memory), and although the "System Resources" gauge on my activity monitor goes to 100% used when loading some puzzles, after they're loaded the gauge drops back to a green-light figure (somewhat higher than usual, but not unduly so); LiteIt doesn't crash Win95, as it does WinME.

Very strange...

I also like their implementation of Piet Hein Hoebens' Hex game, although I find it a bit too easy to beat; except when one unchecks the "Square" option on the Size menu, which results in the computer going into "joke mode"; it sets the board to Nx(N+1) hexes, and pretends to be analyzing but in fact just plays an unbeatable reflection strategy!:)
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