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Sudoku

Intro / Background

SudokuPuzzle

Some time ago the Sudoku phenomenon hit my family. My wife got the bug and my mother in law, plus half my office.

My wife was going through so many rubbers (steady now, not that type) I thought I’d better either buy some shares in the India Rubber Company (does it still exist?) or write something to help her out.

So, I wrote my own little Sudoku application. It has proved quite popular around the family and the office, and a few of our clients. So I thought I might as well share it with the rest of the world.

I know there are about 323,412,602 other Sudoku programs out there but this is mine and its very, very good. Not perfect, just very, very good.

Requirements

This is a .NET application so if you haven’t got .NET you either have to forget about it or get .NET from Microsoft.

Features

SudokuPublisher

Here is a list of some of the features:

  • It’s free – enjoy
  • All point and click based – very intuitive interface
  • Very, very large database of pre-built easy, medium or hard puzzles
  • Create completely new puzzles – takes a little longer but not much
  • Save puzzles at any stage
  • Print single or multiple puzzles on several pages
  • Solve puzzles
  • Pattern based puzzles (save your own patterns too)
  • Solution logic display (shows you how it thinks)
  • Hints
  • Handy totals display (shows you how far you’ve got)
  • Complete control over display and fonts
  • “Wordoku” variation – numbers are substituted for letters and one row or column spells a word.
  • Fully themed – will pick up your Windows theme and use it
  • Did I mention that it is free.

The bad news

It is all in English I am afraid.

Brian’s computer language skills – very high.

Brian’s human language skills – very low.

Installation

  1. Download the Sudoku.zip file.
  2. Virus check the Sudoku.zip file.
  3. Unzip the Sudoku.zip file.
  4. Virus check the unzipped “Release” folder
  5. Run the Release/Setup.exe installer.
  6. Follow the instructions.

Usage Instructions

  1. Run “Start / Programs/ Sudoku / Sudoku”
  2. Select one of the “new puzzle” buttons at the bottom of the “Start a New Puzzle” window.
  3. Select “Help / Controls” for further instructions.

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