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Birdie Words - 0.3.2

An addictive word game - can you beat par?

Paul Paterson
An addictive word game based on a combination of the game Boggle and golf. You play a series of holes and try to combine words with enough letters to make it to the hole. Each hole has a par so try to use as few words as possible. On the harder levels, stay away from bunkers and water traps to avoid penalty strokes.


Improved the mouse handling code so that it is more responsive.


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Birdie Words 0.2.3 — 10 Jun, 2011

Birdie Words 0.2 — 29 May, 2011

Birdie Words 0.2.4 — 18 Jun, 2011

Birdie Words 0.3.2 — 30 Jul, 2011

Birdie Words 0.4 — 30 Sep, 2011

Birdie Words 0.3.1 — 27 Jul, 2011

Birdie Words 0.3 — 16 Jul, 2011 account Comments

  • Patrick Mullen 2011-07-25 18:42:24

    It wouldn't run for me, cannot read ".ico" file format. Had to comment out where it loads the ico, and then where it tries to use it. This should be fixable by just using set_ico without trying to load it as a surface.

    The actual game is a pretty neat idea. I play a lot of boggle, but this adds a little bit of strategy that makes things a bit more interesting.

    Paul Paterson 2011-07-26 04:39:30

    Thanks for the comment and getting past the problem with the icon file. Which platform are you on?

    Patrick Mullen 2011-07-30 17:21:33

    I'm on windows 7, of all places. You would expect ico to work :P I think it's python2.6 and pygame 1.9.1 as well.

    Paul Paterson 2011-07-30 19:14:34

    Thanks - this helped to track it down. It appears to be specific to Python 2.6/pygame 1.9.1 on Windows 7! The issue seems to be fixed in Python 2.7 and pygame 1.9.2.a0 and I didn't see it on other platforms.

    I uploaded a basic fix along the lines you suggested (basically don't load the icon) as Birdie Words 0.3.1 but now that I can see the actual error I can fix this more cleanly. 

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