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Lighted Puzzle

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Submitted on: 8/7/2018 11:28:06 PM
By: Terry Olsen  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     A lighted puzzle game written back in 2001. Try to turn on, or turn off all the lights by clicking them. This is a port of a game I wrote for my BBS in the 90's.

 
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8/8/2018 3:43:48 AMRob C

Light Up is played on a rectangular grid of white and black cells. The player places light bulbs in white cells such that no two bulbs shine on each other, until the entire grid is lit up. A bulb sends rays of light horizontally and vertically, illuminating its entire row and column unless its light is blocked by a black cell. A black cell may have a number on it from 0 to 4, indicating how many bulbs must be placed adjacent to its four sides; for example, a cell with a 4 must have four bulbs around it, one on each side, and a cell with a 0 cannot have a bulb next to any of its sides. An unnumbered black cell may have any number of light bulbs adjacent to it, or none. Bulbs placed diagonally adjacent to a numbered cell do not contribute to the bulb count.
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8/8/2018 3:54:04 AMTerry Olsen

@Rob C: This is not the game you describe. When you first start the game, you are prompted for a seed which will randomize the starting position of the lighted squares. Clicking on a square will cause the square, and all adjacent squares to inverse their state. The objective is to light all the squares. I have never done it. But I had a friend who could do it every time.
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8/9/2018 9:28:55 PMJohn Korejwa

Only 1 in 256 initial states for this puzzle has a solution.
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