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Date added:
Sept. 18, 2018
Date released:
May 19, 2006
Operating system:
Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC,
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AppleScript Standard AdditionsMac OS X 10.2.8 or higher

Tower of Hanoi v1.02

classic puzzle game

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Tower of Hanoi Editor's review

1 stars

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"Many problems"

"Many problems"

cubeboyJune 27, 2006 /  Version: Tower of Hanoi 1.02

2006-06-27 14:33:59  |  By cubeboy


This review was originally posted on program is intended as a tutorial example of recursive programming, complete with source code, as well as an implementation of a classic "game" (though not much of a game).Unfortunately, it doesn't work well, at least in Tiger. The author wrote it in Applescript (first mistake, for a program like this) evidently using OSX 10.2.x on a 450MHz G3.However, trying to run it on a newer computer in Tiger is a completely frustrating experience. It often crashes. Even when it doesn't crash, it doesn't work. You are supposed to drag tiles from one pile and drop then onto another pile. But they're very hard to drag, since the tile can't keep up with the mouse cursor due to the use of Applescript. Then when you release the mouse button, they don't drop, they just return to the first pile, no matter where you try to drop them. Sometimes tiles get stuck superimposed on top of each other, and then you can't move them and have to restart.There are numerous other problems which imply a lack of programming skill. If you load a new picture, and later switch back to the Default Picture, the text caption describing the visible picture does not update, but rather describes the previous picture. There is an "Autoplay" mode, but since there's no way to control the speed, the autoplay goes so fast you can't see what's happening. On my Dual G4, it did 255 moves in less than 8 seconds. Probably works better on a G3.This downloadable version is listed as version 1.02, but if you do a Get Info on the file after downloading, it says it's version "0.1". Sure acts like it.Possibly useful to a very small number of people trying to learn recursive Applescript programming on an old system. Otherwise, I'd pass on it.

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