|Joined: 17 Sep 2005|
|Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:43 am Post subject: HaniDoku
|I have created a new variation, which requires a whole new set of solving techniques.
Here is your first HaniDoku puzzle:
There are lines in 3 directions, =, \\ and //. Each line must contain a set of unique consecutive digits. For lines of length 9, digits 1-9 are mandatory, but there are also shorter lines of size 5,6,7, and 8. These lines can contain different sets, as long as they are consecutive. This fact can be used when you solve the puzzle.
A new HaniCue program has been developed and I launched a new website to support it, www.hanidoku.com.
The following string can be pasted in HaniCue:
The program uses a tweaked version of DLX to generate random puzzles. In this version, optional digits can temporarily be set to mandatory, and this operation can, as required in DLX, be reversed. This handles the unique feature of this variant, where not all houses have the same size, but must contain consecutive digits.
You can download the program from the new website.
If you want an introduction to HaniDoku and see another sample, follow this link to a topic on another forum.
Meet me at sudocue.net