Simple Sudoku

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Andrew Lee
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Simple Sudoku

#1 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:01 pm

Application name: Simple Sudoku

Website: http://angusj.com/sudoku/

Date tested: 2006-05-13

Status: Not portable

Reason: Writes settings to registry.

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Re: Simple Sudoku

#2 Post by Midas » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:00 am

Topic update: latest Simple Sudoku release is v4.2n, dated 2007-04-09 (version and download at http://www.angusj.com/sudoku/).
  • http://www.angusj.com/sudoku/ author wrote:Simple Sudoku makes high quality puzzles that are symmetrical, have a single solution, and do not require trial & error to solve. The user can also choose between five levels of complexity -- from Easy to Extreme. Each puzzle is generated randomly so there is an almost limitless selection. Not only does Simple Sudoku make challenging puzzles, it also provides tools to help solve them -- removing the drudgery but not the fun.
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From the same maker of the tweaker indispensable Resource Hacker, Simple Sudoku is a nice time waster for a lazy weekend afternoon -- and fret no more about lack of portability with yaP to the rescue... :)

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    ; configuration file for yaP v0.7.1 (http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/)
    ; application name: Simple Soduku
    ; version: v4.2n[.1.83]
    ; website: http://www.angusj.com/sudoku/
    
    [GENERAL]
    application = App\simplesudoku.exe
    
    ; commandline = 
    ; workdir = 
    
    [BEFORE]
    dir = %APPDATA%\Simple Sudoku :: Data\Simple Sudoku
    regkey = HKCU\Software\Angus Johnson
    regkey = HKCR\Simple Sudoku
    regkey = HKCR\.ss
    
    [...]
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Apparently, those last two HKCR regkeys aren't used if you (Uni)extract Simple Sudoku's installer, but I put them there for safety anyway.

Also, you can load your own puzzles, as puzzle files are simple text files with the .ss extension and the following format...

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     |...|.4.|...| or even simpler: xxxx4xxxx 
     |.1.|..7|.2.|                  x1xxx7x2x 
     |..3|5..|6..|                  xx35xx6xx 
     |---+---+---|                  x6x2x48xx 
     |.6.|2.4|8..|                  2xxxxxxx1 
     |2..|...|..1|                  xx53x8x9x 
     |..5|3.8|.9.|                  xx9xx14xx 
     |---+---+---|                  x3x9xxx5x 
     |..9|..1|4..|                  xxxx7xxxx 
     |.3.|9..|.5.|                            
     |...|.7.|...|                            
    
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Non needed language files (.lang) can be safely purged from program's folder, and if you want to keep your .ss puzzle files elsewhere, you can, too. Just move them -- e.g., to the 'Data' folder -- and add the following line at the end of the yaP configuration code above for ease of access:

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    +regvalue = HKCU\Software\Angus Johnson\Simple Sudoku :: FileOpen :: {YAPROOT}\Data
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BTW, various other sudoku programs from around TPFC:

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Re: Simple Sudoku

#3 Post by JohnTHaller » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:20 pm

Simple Sudoku Portable has been released by PortableApps.com with permission from Angus Johnson. It's fully portable. It's been added to the database here: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2924
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