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Subject: Crime scanner replaces by a Pocket PC rss

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Franck Pouilly
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If you have a broken crime scanner, I wrote a small piece of software to replace the crime scanner. It works on Pocket Pc 2003 and superior, It adds modern sound. French and English languages supported. You can grab it at :nexouille soft
it's freeware
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John W
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wow - this effort looks incredible -

can it run on Windows XP? (is there an emulator of some kind?)

I have not one, but 2 crime scanners that don't work and would like to play the game with my son.
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Franck Pouilly
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When I have a little time I'll port this to XP too
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Franck Pouilly
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Windows version is ready , you can grab it here Stop Thief Windows PC version
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John W
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thanks for the PC version!

some feedback :
The installler is only in French - I didn't see any English words - I was only able to install it because I am familiar with installation packages.

The .NET was VERY slow to install/unpack (almost 5 minutes until the Stop Thief installer came up)- maybe something wrong with the .msi file...?

Also, it would be great to include the English rules alongside the French rules - here are some locations:
http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/stopthief.pdf
http://www.gameroom.com/gamebits/006_Stop_Thief_Rules.html
http://www.gamesters.org/Rules/StopThief.html

It would be great to have the option to use the original sounds, but I understand if they would be hard to get/sample.
I forget - what does the yawning sound indicate when a thief moves? Does he have the option to stay in that location and not move?
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Franck Pouilly
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The yawning sound indicates that the thief doesn't move.
I'll add an option to include original sound... I have them somewhere in on my hard disk.
thx for the english rules links... i ll add them too.

Thx for your report
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Franck Pouilly
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Version 1.1.0 of PPC and Windows PC Stop Thief, with original sounds (option) and English rules, and english installer.

you can grab it here :
Stop Thief Windows PC version 1.1.0
Stop Thief Pocket PC version 1.1.0
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John W
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wow!
You are very responsive to suggestions! thumbsup
I will try to install this again on our laptop and see how it goes sometime this weekend.
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Nick Thomas
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Downloading now. I'll test it out with my next game. Thanks so much.
 
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Scott Boone
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Wow, that's great!

Out of curiosity, how do you handle the moves in the Crime Scanner? Does the thief move randomly, or are there pre-set games in it that you installed? I would be interested in working on a MacOS or iOS version of this but have not seen the algorithm documented anywhere.
 
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Luke Freck
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The thief does not "really" move in a random way. I have the patent information for the crime scanner that explains how it works. I will send you a PM shortly when I can get to it.
 
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Luke Freck
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Look in the files section where the patent information is. Someone already uploaded it.
 
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Roger Howell
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I downloaded the file and it works perfect, thanks!
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Matthew Stoeckle
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Thank you for the Windows crime scanner (downloaded v.1.1.3) - played with the family today and it brought back great memories!
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