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Thread: 15 square puzzle

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    Default Re: 15 square puzzle

    once the puzzle is solved I have a message pop up that says the puzzle is solved but then once I go to shuffle the board again sometimes that message will appear again then the board will shuffle
    Sounds like a logic problem. Are there variables with incorrect values causing it to happen? Have you tried debugging by adding some println statements that print out the values of the variables that control the logice flow for what is happening?
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    Default Re: 15 square puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Sounds like a logic problem. Are there variables with incorrect values causing it to happen? Have you tried debugging by adding some println statements that print out the values of the variables that control the logice flow for what is happening?
    I have tried debugging in eclipse with some breakpoints it just does not make sense because it occurs once like the puzzle has been solved for like the third time.

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    Default Re: 15 square puzzle

    once like the puzzle has been solved for like the third time.
    Debugging takes patience. Sometimes printlns are better because they can be faster than the interactive debug. Especially if the error doesn't happen every time.
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    Debugging takes patience. Sometimes printlns are better because they can be faster than the interactive debug. Especially if the error doesn't happen every time.
    Okay thanks for the help. I will give it a try. Then onto figuring out how to allow the buttons to move twice

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    Default Re: 15 square puzzle

    For quicker testing, change the shuffle method to create a position that is one move from a win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    For quicker testing, change the shuffle method to create a position that is one move from a win.
    I believe I have solved the problem. I just added another variable and has it set back to zero aside form using my variable for the number of plays because I think it would go back and check the condition of the loop and it would be true for the that p value and fall back in.

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