8 Queens

The latest version is 1.2.

You can download the latest version as a PRC as 8queen12.prc.
If you are redistributing it, please post the ZIP file that includes the readme - and call it 8queen12.zip.
For the full CodeWarrior source, get this one: 8queen12src.zip.
If for some reason you want v1.0 or v1.1, try these: 8queen10src.zip or 8queen11src.zip.

8 Queens is a classic game/puzzle for the Palm Computing connected organizer. You simply try to place 8 queens on a standard chessboard so that no queen can attack any other. This means that no two queens can share the same horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. Click once to place a queen, again to erase it. Try to solve the puzzle, then click the check mark to verify your solution. If you get stuck, try putting down a few queens and then click the looking glass to have the Palm complete the solution for you. If some queens have X's through them, that means they can attack each other, so you'll have to move them around. For more fun, rotate or flip the board by clicking the arrows on the right.

New in version 1.2 is the 8 Queens Solution Browser, which allows you to browse all 92 solutions to the puzzle. You can also place some queens, and browse those solutions which contain that configuration. See what patterns you can find!

8 Queens was originally written by Tom Shields, on 12/14/1998, as an exercise for learning Palm programming.

8 Queens requires PalmOS version 2.0 or higher.

Contributions to 8 Queens are always welcome, and may be emailed to 8queens@basswood.com. At this point I consider 8 Queens to be finished, so further development is unlikely, although I am always open to suggestions. Basswood Associates is a professional services firm that specializes in strategic and technical consulting in the areas of Internet advertising and electronic commerce.

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