PDA

View Full Version : How to cheat at Scramble ?



paulhurleyuk
June 11th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Hello,

I have to confess, I'm becoming addicted to Facebook (http://www.facebook.com). One of my current fave parts is scramble (http://apps.facebook.com/scramblegame/). An on-line game that's a lot like boggle in that you get a 4x4 grid of letters, and have to make words by linking letters that touch.

You can do this by clicking, and there's a text box, which also accepts letters that aren't even on the grid, and if it's not a word, then it tell's you and let's you try again.

I want to cheat. I think, given a dictionary of 3 to 6 letter words, you should be able to automatically feed each one into the text field onthe web page, followed by a carriage return. I just can't find an app to do it...

Does anyone know of an app that can feed a dictionary into a web field, or a way to script it.

(I appreciate, this approach could also be used in a *bad* way, I promise, I'm not trying to do that, I just want to beat my wife, just once....)

Thanks

Paul.

cardinals_fan
June 11th, 2008, 06:31 PM
I don't want to cheat, but there's another version at http://www.hasbro.com/games/adult-games/scrabble/home.cfm?page=Entertainment/Games/boggle if anybody's interested.

melrom
June 11th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Oh my god. Informing me about Scramble was a mistake. This is going to be my new addiction!

the_darkside_986
June 11th, 2008, 07:56 PM
But... a desire to beat someone unfairly doesn't really mean anything, nothing is accomplished by winning in such a way. Nevertheless, there is a dictionary file on some *nix systems called "/usr/share/dict/words"

In C++, there is a nice library called "algorithm" that can iterate through every combination of a limited set of letters.

I wrote a program that can examine valid words using those two concepts. But it is poorly optimized and I hope to re-write it in D or Java or something.

barbedsaber
June 12th, 2008, 08:24 AM
I don't need to cheat.

kernelhaxor
June 12th, 2008, 08:36 AM
I don't want to cheat, but there's another version at http://www.hasbro.com/games/adult-games/scrabble/home.cfm?page=Entertainment/Games/boggle if anybody's interested.
Nice one! .. but it imposes an additional restriction: successive letters have to be adjacent or diagonal

dominiquec
October 14th, 2008, 11:51 AM
I confess: I'm also addicted. Scramble is great for quick breaks.

I don't want to cheat, but I do want to practice. I wonder if there's an offline standalone version that we can run on Ubuntu.