Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 



Sign in to follow this  
pointertovoid

Tetravex for Windows, where?

Recommended Posts

Hello everybody!

Having recently tried the version 9.10 of Ubuntu, I stumbled on a tiny game (an intellectual one this time, sorry guys...) called Tetravex. I like it but won't change my OS (W2k) just for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetravex

I couldn't find a Windows version to download, only a Tetravex II which seems to be an automatic solver (exactly what I don't need) and Palm versions. And some very affordable shareware as well, this would be an option.

I'm not willing to go into compilations and porting.

So: where can I find one? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cluberti    5

The Tetravex version you're looking for on Windows was part of the Microsoft Best of Windows Entertainment pack back for Win95 (the actual original version was released for Win 3.1 in 1991, I believe...), and I've never seen it released otherwise. The open-source version is basically the same game, but it's not the Microsoft version and I do not believe that version was ever ported to Windows (although I believe the Microsoft version was available on the GameBoy for a short while, although I'd have to Google it to refresh my memory). You could try getting the open-source Linux version running under cygwin, as I've heard that works, but unless you can find someone selling the Best of Windows Entertainment disks from 1995, you're out of luck for a native Windows version.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
QuadraMan    0

I've written a version for Windows in C# that is available on my own website. It is still under development, since there are additional features that I need to add such as recording the top scores for all levels, but it seems to work fine. I could put the source out there, but I'm afraid I'd like to clean it up some first. So right now there's only an executable (QuadraVex.exe). The problem with executables is that you can't trust them, so I realize you're taking a risk by running an unverified executable. But the link is currently http://home1.gte.net/res0uhdx/QuadraVex.exe . Once I put the source out there, people will be able to recompile with the free C# or their own Visual Studio .NET and not worry about running an unknown foreign executable. Contact me if you have any questions.

It looks like my link has been abbreviated! Probably for the best. Contact me (I assume your reply will be routed to my email?) and I'll send you the link.

Edited by Tripredacus
fixed url

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikep56    0

Hi pointertovoid,

I have loaded the Best Of Microsoft Entertainment Pack on Windows XP Pro systems and all the games run with no problem.

Regards,

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×