#5 End game confusion

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nobody
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2003-11-24
2003-11-24
Eric Smith
No

Sometimes, at the end of a game, there is no sign that the
game has ended, but I can no longer move. There were no
points subtracted from the score either.
This seems to indicate that the computer has letters left, so it
is his turn, so I can't go - but the computer can't find a word
that it can make with the available spots on the board and
what's on its rack - so it sits there.

Discussion

  • Logged In: NO

    Yeah this bug is demonstrated in this snippet from the console
    below (in my example the computer players name is "Bad").

    2003-12-04 08:22:49.789 Quixotic[1202] Collect tiles: current
    count = 4
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.789 Quixotic[1202] Beginning turn for Bad
    (1)
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.790 Quixotic[1202] Dictionary has 80612
    entries
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.795 Quixotic[1202] 0 valid moves
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.796 Quixotic[1202] [COeDS.........B]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [..MEOW.LAIR...R]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [.T.V.O..Q.....A]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [JIVE....U.GURRY]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [IN.LAUrEATE....]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [NE.SAP.NEON..M.]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [XI.......O.TIE.]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [.D....GOALIES..]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [....GLOST..R...]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.797 Quixotic[1202] [.....A....KA...]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.798 Quixotic[1202] [...NEWT.FEAT...]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.798 Quixotic[1202] [.....N....BO...]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.806 Quixotic[1202] [...........IF..]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.806 Quixotic[1202] [........CHIDED.]
    2003-12-04 08:22:49.806 Quixotic[1202] [............HEP]
    2003-12-04 08:22:50.130 Quixotic[1202] Couldn't think of anything

     
  • john gehman
    john gehman
    2003-12-04

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    Also, I have not been able to start a new game after finishing a
    game. I have to quit and restart the program.

     
  • David Rolfe
    David Rolfe
    2004-03-27

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    The follow up from 'nobody' if also from me if there are questions.

    Further, according to the rules the game continues for any players that
    still have tiles to play, not ending until the last player forfeits, or loses a
    turn due to challenge, at which point any left over tiles are subtracted
    from the score.

    I've noticed the game ends when the computer player decides, despite
    human players still having plays.