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KBoggle 0.4.1
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This is KBoggle, a Boggle game for KDE.

For those who don't know Boggle, it's quite simple: make words of
the letters you find in the grid. From a certain starting letter,
you can go horizontal, vertical and diagonal to make words. Find as
many words in the given time.

If you play with your mouse, use the left mouse button to select a
character. The middle mouse button will submit a word. The right
mouse button will go one step back in the selection. Double clicking
with the right mouse button will clear the selected characters.

KBoggle uses KSpell for validating the words. To play with a wordlist,
check your spell checker configuration in KBoggle's configuration. If
you don't have a spell checker backend installed, please install
one. KSpell supports the following spell checkers:

ASpell - http://aspell.net/
ISpell - http://fmg-www.cs.ucla.edu/geoff/ispell.html
HSpell (Hebrew) - http://www.ivrix.org.il/projects/spell-checker/

If KSpell is not properly configured, KBoggle will show a warning. You
can still play KBoggle then, but it doesn't check if the word is a
valid word.

If you manage to run this game on KDE 3.3 or lower, please let me know,
so I can adapt the minimum requirements on the homepage [1].

[1] http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=26195
Last changelog:

13 years ago

o The accents feature in 0.4 was broken. Fixed.
o Save encoding of word list

neptune321

12 years ago

Neat - good work. I did have a couple of questions?

How is this game scored? It shows higher scores than the rules I am familiar with. For example, I am looking at a game with 24 words and 42 points. The words (by the scoring I am familiar with) break down as follows:

3-letter - 11 words - 11 points
4-letter - 9 words - 9 points
5-letter - 3 words - 6 points
6-letter - 1 word - 3 points

I come up with 29 points - not 42???

Also, the "Q" cube in English needs an automatic "U" - From wikipedia:

"Note that one cube is printed with 'QU'. This is because Q is (almost) always followed by U in English words. If there was a 'Q' in Boggle, it would have to appear next to a 'U' to be usable. To give players a chance to use the Q more frequently, 'QU' is provided as a single letter tile. However, for the purposes of scoring 'QU' counts as two letters: "squid" would score two points (for a five-letter word) but is formed from a chain of only four cubes.

Scoring

Word Length Points
3 1
4 1
5 2
6 3
7 5
8+ 11

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Mehmet

12 years ago

I believe Kboggle scores as follows:
3-letter: 1 point
4-letter: 2 points
5-letter: 3 points
...
n-letter: n-2 points.

mehmet

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Superstoned

12 years ago

YEAH go bram, go :D

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ch4n01r

12 years ago

I have the same problem with accents than before.

There is one weird thing : I configure kboggle to use iso-8859-1, but this is not persistent : if I re-open the configuration dialog, the encoding is always US-ASCII.

My config : KDE 3.4.2, Aspell 0.60.3

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bram85

12 years ago

Do you enter the words with or without accents? You should enter them with accents.

About the encoding: the setting was not saved. That's fixed for the next version.

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ch4n01r

12 years ago

I'm entering them with accents (for example, "été"). The game tells me that the word doesn't appear in the grid.

Oh, and anyway, thanks for your work :)

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bram85

12 years ago

Thanks for your feedback. I've located the problem and it will be in the next release.

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ch4n01r

12 years ago

Yeah, cool :-)

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ch4n01r

12 years ago

It works with the new release. Thank you very much :)

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gohanz

13 years ago

A SlackWare 10.2 Package with SlackBuild script is ready to download!!


http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=1&func=fileinfo&filecatid=645&parent=category

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bestfriendfr

13 years ago

Hi

I love this game, but i cannot enter french words with accents.
to be is in french être, and neither etre not être work.

Thank you

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ch4n01r

13 years ago

I confirm, and it's a shame. I would love to be able to (really) play to this game :)

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bestfriendfr

13 years ago

I have modified the program so it works with the french accents.

What is the procedure?
So I send it to the programmer?

Thank you

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13 years ago

o The accents feature in 0.4 was broken. Fixed.
o Save encoding of word list

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