Hexatron for PalmOS presents
Copyright ©2002 Hexatron -- All rights reserved.
Tetrod is a jigsaw puzzle and a four-sided domino game mixed together.
Click on any two tiles and they swap their positions. Try to get all the patterns to match.
It can be quick and easy or impossibly hard. It can be lots of fun or terribly frustrating.
It can be yours.
- An Unlimited Number of Puzzles!
- Adjustable Puzzle Size (from 3x3 to 8x8 Pieces)!
- Adjustable Difficulty!
- Color and Black&White Support!
- Removable Animation for Increased Speed!
- Stores Your Best Scores!
SHAREWARE DOWNLOAD! (32K)
The shareware is the entire game, but it lasts only fourteen days
You must have a handheld with PalmOS Version between 2.0 and 5.0.
To find your version, go to the menu on the handheld chooser, pick Info,
and then tap Version. The PalmOS Version is the first shown.
To install Tetrod:tetprc.zip
On your big computer, click on files until you get to a file called
Unzip it. You may need Winzip to do this (use Extract)
Now look for the file tetrod.prc
Click on tetrod.prc or double-click it, or somehow get it to be installed on
your handheld device.
HotSync as usual.
Tetrod is a sort of jigsaw puzzle and something like dominos.
You make a move by swapping tiles. This is a tile:
Each tile has pieces of four patterns on it.
When two tiles with matching patterns touch, the line between the tiles disappears:
All the tiles is a puzzle are different.
Rearrange the tiles so the edges of all the tiles match.
Opposite edges at the sides of the board must also match.
There is always a winning arrangement of the tiles.
Here is a solved puzzle:
Tap a tile to select it, then tap another tile. The tiles swap places.|
You can also drag one tile over another to swap them.
Tiles may not be rotated.
The left number is how many moves you have made.|
The right number is elapsed time in seconds.
| ||Hint ||Highlight two tiles it would be good to swap. You must swap them yourself. Kills scoring|
| ||New ||Start a new puzzle.|
The up and down buttons, and the two buttons next to the up and down buttons,
move the whole board. This lets you easily see if tiles on opposite sides of the board match.
The relative positions of the tiles stays the same, and this does not count as a move.|
| ||Edge ||All the edge patterns are blank. Easiest.|
| ||Corner ||The corner patterns are blank. Middlest.|
| ||Full ||No patterns are blank. Hardest|
| ||6 ||Six different patterns. Easiest.|
| ||5 ||Five different patterns. Middlest.|
| ||4 ||Four different patterns. Hardest.|
Width & Height: Set the board size in tiles, from 3 to 8.
Width and height may each be set to different values. Higher values are harder. Much harder.
Animate Moves: Check this to animate the tiles swapping.
Otherwise they just appear in their new positions.
Background The background may be set to black, white, or random colors.
Hide Patterns The puzzles are harder when the tiles are solid colors.
Keep the best score (least number of moves to solve) for the largest puzzle you have solved in each Game and Pattern.
Also keep how long the best score took to solve (in seconds).
If you looked at a hint, the puzzle will not be considered for a best score.
Register through Paypal:
Registration costs $5.00
o Go to
o Send Money to firstname.lastname@example.org
o Send just your Hot Sync Username* in the Subject field of the payment.
o Put 'Tetrod' in the body of the payment email, just to be sure.
o You will be sent an email with your registration code.
*To find your Hot Sync Username:
Tap the Hot Sync program on your handheld.
The name is shown at the upper-left. of the Hot Sync screen.
The name also appears in the PC program you use to sync.
|1.5||Feb 2004||More color control options|
|1.4||Jul 2003||Scoring error|
|1.2||Nov 2002||Palm OS 5.0 and 64000 Color support added.|
|1.1||May 2002||Palm OS 4.1 Fix|
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