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Puzzles Forever is a collection of jigsaw puzzles brought to life in 3D.
  • Beautiful, simple graphic interface
  • Create puzzles with up to 900 pieces
  • Enjoy free built-in puzzles
  • Import your own pictures to use as puzzles
  • Several puzzle piece shape types
  • Multiple real-time zoom levels
  • Full screen and windowed modes

What's New

Version 1.3.2:
  • Fixed importing pictures from "Photos"
  • Added a new option to dim the "green grid" background toward black or white
  • Increased graphic resolution of puzzle pieces for puzzles under 180 pieces

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Corpsecorps Member IconReview+761
Corpsecorps
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So close and yet so far.

A lot more eye candy and a better UI than Jixii and without some of it's pitfalls, yet PF has it's own set of bugs and quirks that make it equally irritating.

Most notably, when I tried it on my Mac Pro (1,1 with 10.6.4), the full screen mode displayed a serious bug. Pick a piece up, place it somewhere else, and it jumps off to a random location, or so it seemed. I realized for some reason the app thinks the board is a few hundred pixels to the left of where it really is, at least for the purpose of setting a piece down.

Also had the demo get into a mode where I could quit, and a control or two worked, but everything else was essentially hung (even the floating previous puzzle was stationary)

It also seems to set and reset the screen resolution improperly. Like games of old, other windows had been squashed or repositioned once I quit PF. Deal breaker!

Piece rotation is problematic. I use a Logitech mouse with a free-spinning scroll wheel which makes rotation of pieces that way tremendously frustrating due to oversensitivity. On the other hand, if I try to use the keyboard, I'm required to use the arrow keys and so have to have my left hand on the right side of the keyboard.

PF is too lenient regarding how close a piece must be to it's proper position before it fits, and this is not adjustable, but at least you have to TRY a position instead of a piece leaping into place on it's own.

Too many more irritating behaviors to cover Needs polish.

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Version 1.3
Solitaire Forever (Developer)
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Just some feedback regarding the review from Corpsecorps. Good news, the mouse wheel will now rotate puzzle pieces at a normal rate, even with a very sensitive mouse (v1.3.2).

And the full screen mode was actually addressed in v1.3.1, no longer making pieces "drift", and no longer altering the screen resolution and causing other windows to move or shrink.

As for pieces snapping into position when you drop them close by, you need to drop them very close (within 4 or 5 pixels). They will not auto-fit into place from far away. Perhaps this was also a glitch in the old full screen mode. In any case, you should see no problems in v1.3.2. :)

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Downloads 1,649
Version Downloads 481
Type Games / Puzzle
License Shareware
Date 03 Aug 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $15.00
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