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Sudoku Update

Submitted by rushkc1024 on February 11, 2008 - 10:04pm

I am an avid user of your Sudoku Portable. I understand you want to keep the application small so you have more than one solution to your puzzles. That is OK I just use this as brain candy. I would like to see an update that will automatically delete the small numbers in a square when a large number is selected. And I just mean the small numbers that correspond to the quadrant the number is in as well as the associated horizontal and vertical lines with that number. It would make solving the puzzle much easier and faster.


DOSBox Automount C

Submitted by erossing on August 28, 2007 - 3:14pm

In the DOSBox Portable page, it says you can set up C in the DOSBox to point to a path on your portable drive by adding this to the dosbox.conf file:

mount C: \PathOnMyDevice

I created a folder named DOSGames on the root of my thumb drive. However, "mount C: \DOSGames" doesn't work. I've only been able to get it to work if I do "mount C: G:\DOSGames". I'd rather not do this, however, since the thumb drive doesn't mount to drive G: on every system (it's G: on my work PC, but I: on my home PC).

Any advice on how I can make this generic?

Sudoku Alternatives

Submitted by kmbarr on August 15, 2007 - 11:37am

I have to agree with a much echoed sentiment here that this application is not up-to-par with the quality of the other applications--multiple solutions and guessing at numbers isn't "hard" it's just annoying.

Is anyone aware of better alternatives? Maybe a different source we could point John toward in making it portable? I haven't tried many Windows applications for this, but they mostly seem to be not free and not portable.

A couple of excellent, free, and open-source projects I have found for other platforms, both written in JAVA, are:

WinBuilder script for soduku

Submitted by Nuno Brito on May 13, 2007 - 9:39am


I've just published a small script for the liveXP project from winbuilder which includes sudoku from

Also mentioned both developers on the credits section of the script and added a link to the respective portable app webpage on the description.

btw: There's a small typo on the sudoku description, look here: "Sudoku Portable is a an addictive"

You can find this script here: