|MKSoft WordWiggle:|| ||Copyright © 1982-2007|
|Palm Version:|| ||Copyright © 1999-2007|
| || ||by Michael Sinz - MKSoft Development|
All Rights Reserved
WordWiggle v1.3 - A word finding game
WordWiggle is a game I first came up with a long time ago. Little
did I know that it was much like a real game called Boggle.
The object of WordWiggle is to find as many legal words in the game board
as possible within a set time limit. Words are formed by selecting letters
that connect to form the word. The connections can be in any direction (up,
down, diagonal) and thus the words tend to "Wiggle" in the puzzle. Each
letter in the puzzle can only be used once per word.
For more detailed rules, see the WordWiggle.com
A rather nice WordWiggle game on the Palm Pilot (OS V3.0 minimum).
Changes from v1.2 to v1.3:
The WordWiggle.zip (14K) contains the
WordWiggle.prc (18K) in a
ZIP file. [Also available at FreewarePalm
Download either the ZIP archive or the
uncompressed PRC and enjoy WordWiggle.
The main program does not have a dictionary built in. Certain features of WordWiggle
will not be available without the dictionary. The dictionary is rather
large in that it has over 173,000 words and, in uncompressed form, is more than
1,750,000 bytes. I have encoded this into a file that uses around 16.1
bits (2.01 bytes) per word, thus taking the about 1750K file and making it
around 350K. (This is without GZIP as decoding performance is critical.)
The WordWiggle dictionary is available from the WordWiggle.com
web site. You need to register at that web site to download the current,
up-to-date dictionary PDB file. The registration is free. It is just
needed to produce your player ID and generate the dictionary.
Please send any suggestions and/or bug reports to Palm@Sinz.ORG
Changes from v1.1 to v1.2:
It seems that PalmOS before 3.5 does something
strange with the double-tap field in the event.
This requires that double-tap be disabled in
Changes from v1.0 to v1.1:
Added a control to enable/disable the double-tap
entry feature. For some people, the behavior
of this feature was not wanted.
Fixed the titlebar of the application such that
the version number matches.
Added the ability to double-tap the last letter
of a word in order to accept it. No more need
to move down to the "keep" button (albeit it
Changed the rendering of the last letter
selected such that it is inverse video rather
than blacked out. This is a minor visual