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Virtual Toybox Puzzle Games is a collection of configurable jigsaw and tile puzzle games. Newly updated with stunning nature photos, you will find hours of entertainment in these puzzles.
  • The Jigsaw puzzle features hexagonal as well as square tile shapes, and with randomly generated non-uniform pieces, no two plays will ever be the same.
  • In the spinning tile game, the hex shaped tiles must be spun three at a time to unscramble the picture. Though the concept is deceptively simple, this puzzle is very difficult to solve.
  • Also included is the well-known sliding tile game.
  • As with all Virtual Toybox more...

What's New

Version 2010.08.11:
  • A new collection of spectacular nature photos, or the option to choose your own image.
  • Game configuration options are in a dialog to free up puzzle space.
  • Image preview.
  • Images are scaled to fit on your screen. (No more scrolling for lower resolution computers)
  • Option to select background color.
  • (Jigsaw) Multiple selection for organizing more...

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later
  • Java 1.6

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Works just dandy here. Hint - tapping the left and right arrow keys while dragging a piece around rotates it (a must for solving the jigsaws! - and yes, the Help menu explains this too).

Only problem I noticed was that the different puzzle options selectable along the left side of the window are stored in drag-down menus. They display fine when poking through'em, but afterwords you only see a thin slot showing a slice of the selected option instead of the entire graphic (a bit annoying when trying to use the puzzle graphic as a preview/guide).

Could use more features (or the option to turn them off) and sanding off the rough edges (will e-mail the dev them), but feels solid to me. Runs fine on a non-unibody Macbook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo with Mac OS X 10.6.2 installed.

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Version 2010.02.23
Legal Eagle Member IconComment+85
Legal Eagle
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Refuses to launch on my system.

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.21f4
Running Mac OSX 10.5.8

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Version 2010.02.23
Virtual Toybox (Developer)
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Have you checked your Java version? This application requires JRE v6

Legal Eagle
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My Java was last updated on 26.12.09, via Software Update, with "Java For Mac OSX 10.5 Update 6" version 1.0. Is it that to which you are referring ? If not, what is it that I need to install ?

Virtual Toybox (Developer)
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Yes, that is what you need.

It is possible that if you have Java versions 5 and 6 installed that your system is using version 5 as the default.

I found this at
http://adam.shand.net/iki/2009/selecting_java_version_on_mac_osx_10_5_leopard/

quote--
With a hunt around my Mac I found an application I'd never noticed before, "/Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences". Running it clearly shows that Leopard has both version 5 and 6 installed but that version 5 was the default. To change all I had to do was go to the "General" tab, then under the "Java application versions" section drag "J2SE 5.0" below "Java SE 6".
--

There is a screenshot here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TkZhKbQGihrojHApZV7dRQ?authkey=X0ABWUzftfg&feat=embedwebsite

Legal Eagle
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Thanks for your reply. I have just now followed those instructions to the letter and reset the Java Preferences. But the application still refuses to launch. strange. And a pity !!

Virtual Toybox (Developer)
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I'm sorry it took me so long to get back. I prepared a reply, but must have neglected to hit the "post" button.

If you run it in a terminal, you might get some more information as to why it isn't launching.

In a terminal, type "java -jar" then drag the puzzlegames.jar file into the terminal window. This should launch the game, and show any errors that Java encounters.

More information on this at
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=390408
The original post was by someone who was having a similar problem.

you can also verify your java version with this command:
java -version

- Jon

Legal Eagle
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Jon, I opened up the Terminal application and followed your instructions to the letter. But still the application did not launch. I then followed your instructions to check which version of Java is running on my computer and got the following:-

Last login: Mon Mar 1 19:37:01 on ttys000
ronalds-imac-g5:~ ronald$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_22"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_22-b03-333-9M3125)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_22-147, mixed mode, sharing)
ronalds-imac-g5:~ ronald$

I have absolutely no idea what all this means, as I have minimal understanding of either Java or Terminal, but it may well mean something to you.

Any further suggestions you might have would be very welcome indeed.

Virtual Toybox (Developer)
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java version "1.5.0_22"

It appears that your system is still defaulting to Java version 5.

In the Java Preferences console, there are two categories:

The first one is for Java applet versions

The second is Java application versions - version 6 must be at the top of the list.

Legal Eagle
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Jon,
It IS ( I repeat, IS) at the top !!! I am more than happy to send you a screen-shot, if you furnish me with your email address.

Legal Eagle
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OK - AT LAST I understand. That Java Preferences Console is unbelievably complicated. As is Java itself to anyone other than a post-doctoral computer-science geek !! I have now put version 6 at the top of EACH of the 2 separate panels and AT LAST your application is launching. Bravo !! And thanks indeed for your help. But frankly, how is a mere mortal who is NOT a computer wizard but simply a mere lawyer, supposed to work all this out on his/her own ? It is simply diabolical. Apple should provide its users with FAR better help in relation to Java. It is NOT straightforward at all.

Virtual Toybox (Developer)
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I'm glad you got it going.

I agree, it doesn't make sense to me to have software installed that isn't enabled by default.

I have fixed a couple of minor bugs, so you might want to download the latest version, now that you have it working :)

- Jon

Legal Eagle
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Thanks Jon. I have just downloaded you latest version and it is running very nicely and providing me with lots of fun ! And thanks so much for all your help with the Java problem. I really appreciated it very much.

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Downloads 2,901
Version Downloads 2,100
Type Games / Puzzle
License Free
Date 14 Aug 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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