Ericisonit 2022-10-19 01:41 (Edited)
That one game from The NY Times
Now validates all guesses are actual 5-letter words (English) - so no more cheating by running your finger across the keyboard to try every letter by the last guess ;-)
was8bit 2022-10-19 04:09 (Edited)
I lost my word mastermind when my roku upgraded and the author never updated their game...
If I give you full credit, can I make a remix mastermind version of this one? I know it took a ton of patience to create the word database....
Ericisonit 2022-10-19 04:40
@was8bit actually I just looked up “Wordle history” and found a list of all the solutions they’ve used in The NY Times puzzle, then a little copy pasta regex replace… took maybe 2 minutes tops hehe…. But yes, remix all you want
was8bit 2022-10-19 05:22
Clever that ;)
... thanks soooo much !!! :D
was8bit 2022-10-19 05:57 (Edited)
Actually, you gave me a brilliant idea... :)
Check this out ...
I now have the top 500 for 4,5,6,7 letter words...
... and i am thinking about using my bulk data tool to keep the actual words hidden... but each file line will hold 16 letters, so the four letter word list will fit in one file... but the others will take 2 files... so if i use all 4 lists (2,000 words) that would take 7 files...
... my head is already spinning ;)
was8bit 2022-10-19 06:06
I love your interface, will definitely like to try and extract that...
... my loose idea is maybe start level 4 (4letter words) and you level up if you can win the level before striking out (3 failed games in a row) level 7 being the highest.
was8bit 2022-10-19 15:36
Aha... got step #1 working :)
was8bit 2022-10-19 16:13
Step#2 seems ok...
was8bit 2022-10-19 16:16
BTW, when i get my word databases finished, you are welcome to use them for any of your games :)
Ericisonit 2022-10-20 06:20
So i added a bit of code to quickly check a guess before it’s submitted. Now I feel much better hehe
was8bit 2022-10-20 09:27
was8bit 2022-10-21 04:32
Ive been testing my list, and quickly realized its too small... ive been able to quickly guess the correct words as i have them memorized already..
So ive found a bigger list...
My original list was 500, this one is over 2,500...
I believe i will focus on just a four letter word game.. but im still working on expanding the code for 4 to 7 word lengths....
was8bit 2022-10-21 04:42
Ive calculated that my message file tool can hold over 4,000 four-letter words, so i will be ok with 2,500
was8bit 2022-10-26 15:54
I've successfully retained your gameplay feel while integrating my word storage system... optimizing for 4 letter words.. i think one four letter word file is all the patience i will have ... ;)
was8bit 2022-10-26 15:56
Ive created space for up to 15 guesses.. my next step is to push the words guessed to the left to make room for the mastermind clues on the right of each guess..