Computing: Free Pascal Programming

"Guess the word" game.

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Description: The aim of this game is to make as less as possible attempts to guess a word displayed as a series of hyphens, each hyphen representing 1 character. Guesses are done by hitting a letter on the keyboard; if the word actually contains this letter, it is displayed at the corresponding position(s). If you think to know what the word is, you can use the Solve button to enter it directly as a whole.
The program chooses the words from files, depending on the selection options made. Words may be in English, French, German or Luxembourgish; you may limit them to nouns, verbs or adjectives, as well as you can choose a minimum and maximum word length. In the Settings menu, you can choose to display or not the letters already used (so you don't have to remember them), to display the first letter (that makes guessing somewhat easier) and how to deal with accents and umlauts (transforming or not the accents to all ANSI-characters (or more correct all English letters); this is in particular convenient, if your keyboard lacks some non-English characters). For further details, use the Help command in the Help menu.

Free Pascal features: Catching keyboard events. Dealing with UTF-8 characters and strings. Reading text files (classic Pascal).


Educational PC application: Guess the word game