Puzzle 97

A jigsaw puzzle game which runs in any resolution. Load up an IMG file (its colour depth must not exceed that of the current resolution) and select whether you want the puzzle made up from large, medium or small sized pieces. The actual number of pieces varies dependent on the size of the image. You are then presented with a conventional jigsaw puzzle on screen in a scrollable GEM window. Unlike the real life scenario, all pieces are the right way up. You can place pieces directly onto the playing area or build up sections of the puzzle independently of each other then move them into place on the main puzzle. Unfortunately the program and docs are in German and Polish but it can be picked up in five minutes as everyone knows how to make up a jigsaw puzzle! This is the best ever attempt at such a program. Several example files are supplied on disk and you can save semi-completed puzzles at any time and resume them at a later date. On an STE, TT or Falcon, you even get stereo sound effects! Runs fine on an FM too. If you don't have NVDI installed, you need to run the supplied ENHANCER program, otherwise PUZZLE97 won't work.

Information

Version/Release date: 1.01
Systems: TOS compatible
Status: Freeware
Programmer Uwe Holtkamp Jürgen Holtkamp
Compatibility: ◆ ST ◆ STE ◆ TT ◆ Falcon ◈ CT60
◈ Hades ◈ Milan ◈ FireBee
Resolutions: all

Availability

Availability: Atari Inside PD 095[?] (Puzzle 97) , Floppyshop Game 6139[?] (Puzzle 97) , ST-Computer PD 976[?] (Puzzle 97)
Articles: ATOS 01/97
Links: Jürgen Holtkamp
Standard support
GEMScript
OLGA
BubbleGEM
Programs written in...
Assembler
GFA-Basic
Pure C
STOS