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Flash puzzle solver to be retired
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.14 13:30:29
I'm planning on retiring the flash version of the puzzle solver in the near future. As a replacement, I've rewritten it in javascript that takes advantage of modern browsers - unlike the "old" javascript currently supported on this site.

The new implementation is reasonably close to the flash version; a few cosmetic differences is about all, so hopefully it should be a smooth transition.

When I switch the site over, you'll no longer have a choice between flash or javascript - it'll be javascript-only.

So far I've only been able to test it on Windows 10 with Firefox and Chrome, and (although it's not exactly easy to play) on an iphone.

If you'd be interested in helping test it (particularly on other platforms or with other browsers), let me know by replying here, and I'll update your account so selecting "no" on the "use flash version of the puzzle solver?" option on the home page gives you the new javascript version. You'll know you're using it when the javascript version looks the same as the flash one.

I can't guarantee that there aren't bugs, or that it won't occasionally do something odd, so use with caution!
Darklady
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Posted - 2016.07.14 17:32:28
Sure, I'll test it.
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.14 18:15:48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darklady
Sure, I'll test it.

Thanks - if you switch to javascript it should be active for you now.
Authority
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Posted - 2016.07.14 18:49:06
Sounds good! This is one of the last (maybe actually the last) sites that I keep Flash installed for. I can help test this.
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.14 18:54:52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Authority
Sounds good! This is one of the last (maybe actually the last) sites that I keep Flash installed for. I can help test this.

Thanks - it should be active for you now, too.
MondSemmel
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Posted - 2016.07.14 19:40:34
I'll help test as well.
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.14 20:08:22
Quote:
Originally Posted by MondSemmel
I'll help test as well.

You're in - thanks.
muhorka
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Posted - 2016.07.14 20:38:11
I can try, if you want .
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.14 20:42:32
Quote:
Originally Posted by muhorka
I can try, if you want .

Thank you; you're in.
Tilps
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Posted - 2016.07.14 22:47:24
Sounds fun - sign me up
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.15 06:07:52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilps
Sounds fun - sign me up

It should be active for you now, too.
Tilps
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Posted - 2016.07.15 08:19:10
During mouse-down the cursor seems to change from standard pointer to text insertion pointer indicator.  Would be nice for the cursor to be standard pointer at all times.
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.15 08:23:40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilps
During mouse-down the cursor seems to change from standard pointer to text insertion pointer indicator.  Would be nice for the cursor to be standard pointer at all times.

Interesting, I've not seen it do that. What platform/browser are you using?
Jankonyex
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Posted - 2016.07.15 11:31:18
Excited! I'm interested in testing it, thanks foilman.
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.15 11:44:20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jankonyex
Excited! I'm interested in testing it, thanks foilman.

I've added you too, thank you.
Jankonyex
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Posted - 2016.07.15 17:47:36
The canvas works fine for me up to now. The only problem I encounter frequently is when I hit a functional button it doesn't response, which is rarely or never encountered in flash version. I'm not certain but it may due to tiny drag on the button. Flash player works fine if I mouse down and drag and release on the buttons but the html version doesn't tolerate this.
test video
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.15 18:09:04
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jankonyex
The only problem I encounter frequently is when I hit a functional button it doesn't response, which is rarely or never encountered in flash version. I'm not certain but it may due to tiny drag on the button. Flash player works fine if I mouse down and drag and release on the buttons but the html version doesn't tolerate this.

I suspect you're right, the movement of the mouse is causing the click to be missed. I'll see what I can do about it.
Tilps
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Posted - 2016.07.16 05:42:26
Quote:
Originally Posted by foilman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilps
During mouse-down the cursor seems to change from standard pointer to text insertion pointer indicator.  Would be nice for the cursor to be standard pointer at all times.

Interesting, I've not seen it do that. What platform/browser are you using?

To clarify, it only happens when dragging while mouse-down.  If I keep my mouse perfectly still during the click the pointer stays just fine.

I'm using chrome 51.0.2704.103 on windows 10.
Tilps
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Posted - 2016.07.16 06:00:19
Using developer tools, if I add -webkit-user-select:none style to the canvas, it fixes my cursor problem.

Jankonyx's problem goes away for me with -webkit-user-drag:none applied to the buttons.
(Obviously those are both chrome/safari only fixes... but I gather from stack overflow that the cursor problem may only happen in chrome.  Button problem might be fixed more generally with return false from ondragstart.)
foilman
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Posted - 2016.07.16 08:02:18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilps
Using developer tools, if I add -webkit-user-select:none style to the canvas, it fixes my cursor problem.

Jankonyx's problem goes away for me with -webkit-user-drag:none applied to the buttons.
(Obviously those are both chrome/safari only fixes... but I gather from stack overflow that the cursor problem may only happen in chrome.  Button problem might be fixed more generally with return false from ondragstart.)

Great, thanks for that, saves me a bit of research! I'll get a new version up in the next couple of days.
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