About this Spybot Search and Destroy Game...

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by HandsOff, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    Maybe it's just me, but isn't there something strange about clicking on info and getting an unknown game with unknown rules?

    Wait, of course, the manual! ...Nothing!

    So anyway, I guess the object of the game is to survive, well, as long as possible. What's a good score? I got 39 my first try, but I think I could do better if, say, I knew what the rules were!

    The strangest thing of all, is I want to play it again! I'm sure I can figure out the rules! And then we'll see who has the last laugh!


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  2. MikeBCda

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    Duuuhhhh ... I've been doing a lot of running around today (and hotter'n hell out there, probably over your way too), and maybe just not enough stops for coffee.

    But try this one again, maybe in one-syllable words, and maybe I'll get your point. :oops: The only thing on my system SS&D didn't like was my turning off Win SecCenter's warnings about no a-v, which I'd get if -- as is sometime useful, if not absolutely necessary -- I pause avast's Standard Shield while scanning with something else.

    Point system? I'm definitely missing something somewhere. o_O
     
  3. Bubba

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    Ahhh....the Da Vinci game with a horse ta boot o_O As for rules....who needs stickin rules :eek: :D

    A goooood score is when you show the whole pic :blink:
     
  4. HandsOff

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    Hey Mike-

    If you have tracked this down, and you have SS&D installed, and I am not the victim of some cruel hoax, try this:

    -start SS&D

    -click the help menu and choose "about"

    -You will then see an information screen, and at the very top you will see a rather small "i" within a blue circle. The international sign for "information"

    -You guessed it!, click there!

    -You know as much as I do from this point...no, not quite, It may save you a little agrivation to know that your optional moves are (apparently) to move on any of the manilla colored squares without a number on them. And, yes, it appears that your moves reveal pieces of the puzzle.

    - Sure it would be easier to just download the picture somewhere, but don't you see? This has some symbolic meaning attached to it.


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  5. Bubba

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    Yeah....a secret Easter Egg for those that haven't found it yet :blink:
     
  6. Meriadoc

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    ahh the spybot easter egg, 'the knights tour'
     
  7. MikeBCda

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    Now that the cat's out of the bag, so to speak, I guess this'll get moved one more time, probably over to 10-F.

    How's a score of 99 sound? That left one square immediate adjacent to me but not offered to me. And that was on my third try, with a definite pattern.
     
  8. HandsOff

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    Didn't DaVinci incorporate the "Golden Mean" into his work. I think the Nautalus is a naturally occuring example...


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  9. cheater87

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    i can't move anywhere i keep getting error messages
     
  10. Meriadoc

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    What you cant move to any of the squares it offers you? - the light coloured ones from the starting position in an L shape.

    The object, although you probably know, is to move in a L shape, the knights move in chess, until you visit all squares once which will reveal the pic in full. - 'the knights tour.':)

    I dont have spybot so cant see the errors or are you getting some other error?
     
  11. cheater87

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    ill try it again
     
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    nope not any place at all
     
  13. HandsOff

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    MikeBCda-

    You must be good at the game from which it was derrived! The best I got out of a few tries was 95.


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  14. MikeBCda

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    HandsOff - No, I was never any good at the knight's tour thing. And just about any kind of puzzle is a real b--ch for me after right-frontal brain injury about 11 years ago.

    The "pattern" I tried, and which gave me the 99, was for each choice, pick the square closest to following the outside perimeter counter-clockwise (or anti-clockwise, if that's your local "lingo"). Admittedly, there are several places where that'll give you a flip-a-coin decision between/among squares each of which is "backwards" from that pattern. So you might get less than me, or even beat it, with different choices at those points.
     
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    99, you must have only 1 square left I think:doubt: ? - Your pattern is good where the starting place is, the solution would be a symmetrical pattern. If the starting place was an inside square the pattern would be more asymmetrical.
    I done a knights tour, starting on the outside, but on a chessboard 8x8. This is 10x10.:)
     
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    Hi Mike-


    Sometimes when you loose in one area you gain in another. In my case, I gained a lot of weight.

    Actually, we had similar approaches. My mistake may have been to go clockwise! My Nautalus comment was because the shape of the path seemed like an outward spiral for a few moves, then the spiral would begin again.

    I played chess for a while on my high school team. We had a crazy teacher who got hundreds of people involved in the game, and he would issue challenges to other schools. It was cool!


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    So far 51 moves. It seems if you move in rows diagonally,you create more moves for yourself. DAMN! I was about to go to bed. Thanks for this thread!:D
     
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