Hex Cracker

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Simple math game. I made it for myself more than I made it for anyone else.

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I can't properly rate the game as I find myself unable to play it.... I'm erring on the low side of a 'neutral' 2.5.

Playing of Firefox on a PC I can't find the 'how to play' section at all. It just immediately opens with 144CDF and the colour boxes. I figured how to change the numbers, and switch the 1, 10, 100 part but, as I said, I can't find any instructions that you've implied are there and would be super handy.

(I can't find the issue brought up in the comments yet, but I might be missing something. Sorry, if not.)

Kwing responds:

Sorry you can't access the How to Play section of the game. I use Firefox too, but I get to see the menu before being plunged into the game.

If you want to learn how to convert base 10 into hex, try Googling it. You should be able to play the game then.

I really enjoyed this fun little game, it finally gave me an entertaining verification for me learning hex.

Kwing responds:

Thanks, glad you liked it!

please explain this math formula to the poor math illiterate player.

Kwing responds:

It's explained in the How to Play section. This is basically a simple game of converting base 16 into base 10. Letters A-F represent numbers 10-15, and the first number of each pair of digits represents its own number times 16, whereas in normal base 10 it would represent itself times 10.

It's basically a different way of saying twenty six is twenty plus six.


Kwing responds:

Read the instructions...?

I like it. It isn't very refined, but it's put together nicely enough to be very enjoyable. There are a couple of errors (described below) that ought to be fixed, but everything is good otherwise.


1. In the "How to Play" section, the "F" in the example hex code is incorrectly assigned a value of 16 in the "Replacing..." pop-up window; the correct value to assign is 15. This mistake propagates through the subsequent steps of the calculation, so to make everything accurate you'll also have to change the corresponding value in the "Multiplying..." window to 15, as well as the corresponding value in the "Adding..." window to 127.

2. It's mentioned in the "How to Play" section that either pressing the "X" key on the keyboard or clicking the mouse changes the amount to add or subtract from the color values, but only the mouse option works.

Kwing responds:

1. Oops. I'll get on that.

2. This game is PSP compatible. The X button means X on the PSP, not on your keyboard, hence the button being circular.

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2.98 / 5.00

Oct 3, 2012
3:58 AM EDT
Puzzles - Quiz