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TextTwist1: A Mock-Up

, 2 Apr 2012
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Addiction time. Play a moch-up version of Text Twist, (a guess all the words), before your time runs out, type game.

Introduction

Do you like small games that you just cant stop playing? Try this one...

Background

I was playing Super Text Twist® by GameHouse™ Games and it kept crashing on me. I run Windows7®™ and win7 doesnt like the game. I then decided to start my own version of the game but didnt quite know where to start. I first created all the forms I was going to use and then I started searching for code at PSC and came across a VB 2005® beta express version by Salan S. Al-Ani. His version of the game can be seen at PSC. I added a more visual effect to my version of the game. I also added scoring, add high scores and remove them, total of the words you have to find, and 3 to 7 letter word counters depending on the difficulty stage using 5, 6, or 7 letter words.

Using the code

I tried to keep the main form(shown above) as close as possible to the original(referring to the program on PSC®™) without trying to copy it to a TEE. I added color and a mellow visual feeling to the app for a better playing effect(pic shown above). All backgrounds were created in PS CS3®™. I did use some of the old code from the PSC version and re-edited and added a lot of code to work like the original( Super Text Twist® ).

Moving the Forms

Let's get started, As the main form(shown above) and the Options form(shown below) have no TitleBars, we need a way to move them when needed. (Code will be displayed below). All other forms are stationary. When in fullscreen mode we need a way to exit out of fullscreen mode. I used a flashing Label in a Timer to display how do to this to the user.

'As we do not have a title bar, we will need to drag the form if we need to.
    Private Sub frmTextTwist_MouseDown(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles Me.MouseDown
        If e.Button = Windows.Forms.MouseButtons.Left Then
            Me.isDragging = True
            pointClicked = New Point(e.X, e.Y)
        Else
            Me.isDragging = False
        End If
    End Sub

    'This sub does the actual dragging of the form.
    Private Sub frmTextTwist_MouseMove(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles Me.MouseMove
        If Me.isDragging Then
            Dim pointMovedTo As Point
            pointMovedTo = Me.PointToScreen(New Point(e.X, e.Y))
            pointMovedTo.Offset(-pointClicked.X, -pointClicked.Y)
            Me.Location = pointMovedTo
        End If
    End Sub

    'This stops the dragging of the form.
    Private Sub frmTextTwist_MouseUp(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles Me.MouseUp
        Me.isDragging = False
    End Sub

Load and Exit FullScreen Mode

 

If you want to play in fullscreen mode, just check the CheckBox in the Options form and click the CLOSE LABEL. This will lode the fullscreen mode. Once loaded, you will see a flashing Label. The frmTextTwist_KeyDown event gets fired when you press the Escape Key on your keyboard. (Code below for both events)...

Private Sub frmTextTwist_SizeChanged(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.SizeChanged

        'Display a notice on how to exit Fullscreen mode.
        If Me.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized Then
            lblNotice.Location = New Point(CInt((Me.Width - lblNotice.Width) / 2), CInt((Me.Height - lblNotice.Height) / 2))
            lblNotice.Visible = True
            timerNotice.Start()
        Else
            lblNotice.Location = New Point(241, 229)
            lblNotice.Visible = False
            timerNotice.Stop()
        End If
    End Sub
	
	'timerNotice uses code for flashing the lblNotice
	Private Sub timerNotice_Tick(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles timerNotice.Tick
        iTick += 1

        'To get the users attention...Flash the lable
        Select Case iTick
            Case 1
                lblNotice.ForeColor = Color.Black
            Case 2
                lblNotice.ForeColor = Color.White
            Case 3
                lblNotice.ForeColor = Color.Black
            Case 4
                lblNotice.ForeColor = Color.White
            Case 5
                lblNotice.ForeColor = Color.Black
        End Select

        If iTick = 5 Then
            iTick = 0
            lblNotice.Visible = False
            timerNotice.Stop()
        End If
    End Sub
	
	Private Sub frmTextTwist_KeyDown(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles Me.KeyDown
        'If we are in full screen mode only, we press the esc key to reset the window state to normal.
        If e.KeyData <> Keys.Escape Then
            'Do Nothing
        Else
            'The esc key was pressed.
            Me.WindowState = FormWindowState.Normal

            'Be sure we uncheck the checkbox in frmOptions.
            frmOptions.chkFullScreen.Checked = False
        End If
    End Sub

Real Butter or Fake Butter?

Next, we have the the FAKE animation of the buttons(Button1 thru Button7). This is accomplished by setting some Points and setting some Booleans to True or False. The code that follows is the same for all seven buttons except for the buttons name. We also add the button text to an invisible Label to be used when we click the Enter Button.

Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        If NowPlaying = True And FirstRun = False Then
            Dim s As String
            Select Case Difficulty
                Case 1
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO1 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO2 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO3 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO4 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO5 = False

                    If Button1.Location <> BL1 Then
                        Button1.Location = BL1
                        s = lblAnswer.Text
                        s = s.Replace(Button1.Text, "")
                        lblAnswer.Text = s
                        Exit Sub
                    End If

                    lblAnswer.Text += Button1.Text

                    If AO1 = False And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL1a
                        AO1 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL2b
                        AO2 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL3c
                        AO3 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = False And AO5 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL4d
                        AO4 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL5e
                        AO5 = True
                    End If
                Case 2
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO1 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO2 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO3 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO4 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO5 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = True And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO6 = False

                    If Button1.Location <> BL1 Then
                        Button1.Location = BL1
                        s = lblAnswer.Text
                        s = s.Replace(Button1.Text, "")
                        lblAnswer.Text = s
                        Exit Sub
                    End If

                    lblAnswer.Text += Button1.Text

                    If AO1 = False And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL1a
                        AO1 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL2b
                        AO2 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL3c
                        AO3 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL4d
                        AO4 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = False And AO6 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL5e
                        AO5 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL6f
                        AO6 = True
                    End If
                Case 3
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO1 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO2 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO3 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO4 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = False And AO7 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO5 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = True And AO7 = False And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO6 = False
                    If AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = True And AO7 = True And Button1.Location <> BL1 Then AO7 = False

                    If Button1.Location <> BL1 Then
                        Button1.Location = BL1
                        s = lblAnswer.Text
                        s = s.Replace(Button1.Text, "")
                        lblAnswer.Text = s
                        Exit Sub
                    End If

                    lblAnswer.Text += Button1.Text

                    If AO1 = False And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL1a
                        AO1 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = False And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL2b
                        AO2 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = False And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL3c
                        AO3 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = False And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL4d
                        AO4 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = False And AO6 = False And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL5e
                        AO5 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = False And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL6f
                        AO6 = True
                    ElseIf AO1 = True And AO2 = True And AO3 = True And AO4 = True And AO5 = True And AO6 = True And AO7 = False Then
                        Button1.Location = BL7g
                        AO7 = True
                    End If
            End Select
        End If
    End Sub

Loading the Dictionaries at Start-up

We need to start by loading the dictionaries to 4 different StreamReaders and again to 4 different FileInfo holders. Declare a integer to hold the total of the 4 FileInfo holders, show our progress to the user by way of a Progressbar, Declare some New ArrayLists and start reading the files into the arrays. Then clean up and set the game timer to False until we start the game.

Public Sub Startup()
        NowPlaying = False

        Dim line As String

        Dim MyReaderDicAll As System.IO.StreamReader
        Dim MyReaderDic5L As System.IO.StreamReader
        Dim MyReaderDic6L As System.IO.StreamReader
        Dim MyReaderDic7L As System.IO.StreamReader

        MyReaderDicAll = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\DicAll.txt")
        MyReaderDic5L = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\Dic5L.txt")
        MyReaderDic6L = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\Dic6L.txt")
        MyReaderDic7L = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\Dic7L.txt")

        Dim infoAll As System.IO.FileInfo
        Dim info5L As System.IO.FileInfo
        Dim info6L As System.IO.FileInfo
        Dim info7L As System.IO.FileInfo

        infoAll = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\DicAll.txt")
        info5L = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\Dic5L.txt")
        info6L = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\Dic6L.txt")
        info7L = My.Computer.FileSystem.GetFileInfo(Application.StartupPath & "\Dic\Dic7L.txt")

        Dim max As Integer

        max = CInt(infoAll.Length + info5L.Length + info6L.Length + info7L.Length)

        PB_Loading.Style = ProgressBarStyle.Blocks
        PB_Loading.Minimum = 0
        PB_Loading.Maximum = max
        PB_Loading.Value = 0

        DicAll = New ArrayList
        line = MyReaderDicAll.ReadLine()
        While Not line Is Nothing
            PB_Loading.Value = PB_Loading.Value + line.Length + 2
            DicAll.Add(line.ToString)
            line = MyReaderDicAll.ReadLine()
        End While

        Dic5L = New ArrayList
        line = MyReaderDic5L.ReadLine()
        While Not line Is Nothing
            PB_Loading.Value = PB_Loading.Value + line.Length + 2
            Dic5L.Add(line.ToString)
            line = MyReaderDic5L.ReadLine()
        End While

        Dic6L = New ArrayList
        line = MyReaderDic6L.ReadLine()
        While Not line Is Nothing
            PB_Loading.Value = PB_Loading.Value + line.Length + 2
            Dic6L.Add(line.ToString)
            line = MyReaderDic6L.ReadLine()
        End While

        Dic7L = New ArrayList
        line = MyReaderDic7L.ReadLine()
        While Not line Is Nothing
            PB_Loading.Value = PB_Loading.Value + line.Length + 2
            Dic7L.Add(line.ToString)
            line = MyReaderDic7L.ReadLine()
        End While

        MyReaderDicAll.Close()
        MyReaderDic5L.Close()
        MyReaderDic6L.Close()
        MyReaderDic7L.Close()

        timerGame.Enabled = False
    End Sub

The Enter Button

This is where about 60% of the program lurks. First we check some Booleans to see if we are going to exit the Sub or not. Next we declare some in-sub variables(String, Integer and Boolean)respectively. Remember above where I made reference to a invisible Label?. This is where we set our String(just declared) to the invisible labels text(lblAnswer). Next we will check the length of our String. If the String is less than 3 characters long, then we Clear(Explained later) everything and exit the Sub, Else, we continue on and check to see if we already have our String in our ListBox(lstCorrectWords) using the StrCompare() method. If our String is in the ListBox, then we Clear everything , Exit the sub and start over once more, Else, we continue on. Messages are displayed to the user if the word is or isnt long enough, Correct, Already in Listbox, Is the ChoosenWord or not. All word counters are updated(if word is 3 letters long then (threeLetters -= 1)) and so on for the rest of the counters. If all PossibleWords are found then we do alot of clean-up and display to the user all possible words in the ListBox in alphabetical order according to length. Your score is displayed also. Then we continue the game by pressing the Proceed Button.

Private Sub btnEnter_Click(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnEnter.Click
        If NowPlaying = False Or FirstRun = True Then
            Exit Sub
        End If

        Dim str As String
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim Okay As Boolean

        str = lblAnswer.Text

        If str.Length < 3 Then
            lblNotify.Text = "The word should be at least 3 letters long."
            Clear()
            Exit Sub
        End If

        For i = 0 To lstCorrectWords.Items.Count - 1
            If StrComp(lstCorrectWords.Items(i).ToString, str, CompareMethod.Text) = 0 Then
                lblNotify.Text = "You already submitted this word (" & str & ")"
                Clear()
                Exit Sub
            End If
        Next i

        Okay = False
        For i = 0 To PossibleWords.Count - 1
            If StrComp(str, PossibleWords.Item(i).ToString, CompareMethod.Text) = 0 Then
                Okay = True
                Exit For
            End If
        Next i

        If Okay = True Then
            If str.Length = 4 + Difficulty And str = ChoosenWord Then
                lblNotify.Text = "Excellent (" & str & ")"
                scoreTotal += 1500
                totalWords -= 1
                lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString

                If Difficulty = 3 And str = ChoosenWord Then
                    sevenLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithSevenLetters.Text = "Words with 7 letters : " & sevenLetters.ToString()
                ElseIf Difficulty = 2 And str = ChoosenWord Then
                    sixLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithSixLetters.Text = "Words with 6 letters : " & sixLetters.ToString()
                ElseIf Difficulty = 1 And str = ChoosenWord Then
                    fiveLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithFiveLetters.Text = "Words with 5 letters : " & fiveLetters.ToString()
                End If

                btnProceed.Enabled = True
            Else
                lblNotify.Text = "Correct Word (" & str & ")"

                If str.Length = 3 Then
                    scoreTotal += 250
                    totalWords -= 1
                    lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString
                    threeLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithThreeLetters.Text = "Words with 3 letters : " & threeLetters.ToString()
                ElseIf str.Length = 4 Then
                    scoreTotal += 500
                    totalWords -= 1
                    lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString
                    fourLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithFourLetters.Text = "Words with 4 letters : " & fourLetters.ToString()
                ElseIf str.Length = 5 Then
                    scoreTotal += 750
                    totalWords -= 1
                    lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString
                    fiveLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithFiveLetters.Text = "Words with 5 letters : " & fiveLetters.ToString()
                ElseIf str.Length = 6 Then
                    scoreTotal += 1000
                    totalWords -= 1
                    lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString
                    sixLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithSixLetters.Text = "Words with 6 letters : " & sixLetters.ToString()
                ElseIf str.Length = 7 Then
                    scoreTotal += 1500
                    totalWords -= 1
                    lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString
                    sevenLetters -= 1
                    lblWordsWithSevenLetters.Text = "Words with 7 letters : " & sevenLetters.ToString()
                End If
            End If

            lstCorrectWords.Items.Add(str)

            If lstCorrectWords.Items.Count = PossibleWords.Count Then
                lblNotify.Text = "Excellent, you submitted all the possible words"
                totalWords = 0
                lblWordsToFind.Text = "Number of words to find ====>> " & totalWords.ToString
                NowPlaying = False
                GameTimerSec = 0
                lblTimeHolder.Text = "0:00"
                timerGame.Enabled = False
                RedoList()
                ShowWords()
                Exit Sub
            End If
        Else
            lblNotify.Text = "Sorry, this word is not supported in our dictionary (" & str & ")"
        End If

        lblScoreHolder.Text = scoreTotal.ToString() 'Display the user's score
        Clear()
    End Sub

Clear, Sort, Shuffle and Twist, This is How We "Doit-Doit"

The Clear sub resets lblAnswer to Nothing, Sets the Enabled and Location Properties of (Button1 thru Button7) to True and respective locations and sets their Booleans to True.

Public Sub Clear()
        lblAnswer.Text = ""
        Button1.Enabled = True
        Button2.Enabled = True
        Button3.Enabled = True
        Button4.Enabled = True
        Button5.Enabled = True
        Button6.Enabled = True
        Button7.Enabled = True

        Button1.Location = BL1
        Button2.Location = BL2
        Button3.Location = BL3
        Button4.Location = BL4
        Button5.Location = BL5
        Button6.Location = BL6
        Button7.Location = BL7

        AO1 = False
        AO2 = False
        AO3 = False
        AO4 = False
        AO5 = False
        AO6 = False
        AO7 = False
    End Sub

Now we do the sorting of all the words that we put into our declared ArrayLists. This is the list of arrays...

  • threeLetterWords
  • fourLetterWords
  • fiveLetterWords
  • sixLetterWords
  • sevenLetterWords

We sort all the words according to thier length. Then they are displayed in the ListBox in alphabetical order according to thier lengths. This is done with a lot of For...Next Loops

Private Sub RedoList()
        lstCorrectWords.Items.Clear()
        Dim i As Integer

        For i = 0 To PossibleWords.Count - 1
            If PossibleWords(i).ToString.Length = 3 Then
                threeLetterWords.Add(PossibleWords(i))
            End If
        Next i

        threeLetterWords.Sort()

        For i = 0 To PossibleWords.Count - 1
            If PossibleWords(i).ToString.Length = 4 Then
                fourLetterWords.Add(PossibleWords(i))
            End If
        Next i

        fourLetterWords.Sort()

        For i = 0 To PossibleWords.Count - 1
            If PossibleWords(i).ToString.Length = 5 Then
                fiveLetterWords.Add(PossibleWords(i))
            End If
        Next i

        fiveLetterWords.Sort()

        For i = 0 To PossibleWords.Count - 1
            If PossibleWords(i).ToString.Length = 6 Then
                sixLetterWords.Add(PossibleWords(i))
            End If
        Next i

        sixLetterWords.Sort()

        For i = 0 To PossibleWords.Count - 1
            If PossibleWords(i).ToString.Length = 7 Then
                sevenLetterWords.Add(PossibleWords(i))
            End If
        Next i

        sevenLetterWords.Sort()

    End Sub
	
	Private Sub ShowWords()
        Dim i As Integer

        For i = 0 To threeLetterWords.Count - 1
            lstCorrectWords.Items.Add(threeLetterWords(i))
        Next

        For i = 0 To fourLetterWords.Count - 1
            lstCorrectWords.Items.Add(fourLetterWords(i))
        Next

        For i = 0 To fiveLetterWords.Count - 1
            lstCorrectWords.Items.Add(fiveLetterWords(i))
        Next

        For i = 0 To sixLetterWords.Count - 1
            lstCorrectWords.Items.Add(sixLetterWords(i))
        Next

        For i = 0 To sevenLetterWords.Count - 1
            lstCorrectWords.Items.Add(sevenLetterWords(i))
        Next
    End Sub

All that is being done in the next sub (Twist) is changing the letters around so that they are not on the same button as before.

Public Sub Twist()
        Dim AlReadyPicked() As Integer
        Dim PickedSeq() As Integer
        Dim LetterCount As Integer
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim j As Integer
        Dim rndNo As Integer
        Dim Okay As Boolean

        LetterCount = Difficulty + 4
        ReDim AlReadyPicked(LetterCount)
        ReDim PickedSeq(LetterCount)

        For j = 0 To LetterCount - 1
            PickedSeq(j) = 0
        Next j

        Randomize()
        For i = 0 To LetterCount - 1
            Do
                rndNo = CInt(Int(LetterCount * Rnd()) + 1)
                Okay = True
                For j = 0 To LetterCount - 1
                    If rndNo = PickedSeq(j) Then
                        Okay = False
                        Exit For
                    End If
                Next j
                If Okay = True Then
                    PickedSeq(i) = rndNo
                    Exit Do
                End If
            Loop
        Next i

        Button1.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(0), 1)
        Button2.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(1), 1)
        Button3.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(2), 1)
        Button4.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(3), 1)
        Button5.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(4), 1)

        If Difficulty = 2 Then
            Button6.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(5), 1)
        ElseIf Difficulty = 3 Then
            Button6.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(5), 1)
            Button7.Text = Mid(ChoosenWord, PickedSeq(6), 1)
        End If
    End Sub

Conclusion

Although this game has been done before, You had to pay for it. Now you dont. It is fun to play and then sometimes its not because you dont have enough time to finish your word and press Enter to get the last word. I was going to extend the time, but, "aaaaa". That just would not be fun anymore. Have fun playing. Voting...I just put this on the site for anyone who wants to pull thier hair out.

Points of Interest

History of the World, Part 1.

  • First Completion 03.30.2012

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