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#119637 - 10/06/05 06:30 AM So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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My subscription jigsaws have been going for well over a year.

Judging by all the e-mails I receive and the fact that nearly everyone re-subscribes, they are enormously popular. Many folk count the days to "Puzzle Day" each week! It seems there's something very special about a new jigsaw arriving every week.

But I don't want you to take my word for it!

So this is what I've come up with:

A free one month's subscription to anyone who wants it!

Just click on the link to take a peek:

http://mulawa.net/pj/free_sub.html

But ... be warned ... it's not all good ... I know one husband who lies awake on Puzzle Night listening to his wife snap the latest puzzle pieces together.

But in amongst all this puzzle mania I'm still finding time to work on my next game. I was rather certain that there would be no more after Magnetic but time heals all and last January saw me off on a creative binge once again. I estimate the new game is about one third finished so it will probably be more than a year before release.

Visitors to the Mulawa Dreaming forum are just now starting to see screenshots - all very exciting!

Best wishes ... Peter
www.mulawa.net

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#119638 - 10/06/05 07:11 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Becky Offline
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Fantastic news! happydance happydance happydance

Where are the screenshots???

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#119639 - 10/06/05 07:40 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Hi Becky,

Many thanks for pinning my topic.

The screenshots (currently only one) are at the Mulawa Dreaming private forum - I can't afford to have my ideas on public display when the release date is so far in the future. Anyone with one of my games will already know how to get to the forum.

Peter

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#119640 - 10/06/05 08:09 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
burpee Offline
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I'm a subscriber and LOVE receiving my new jigsaws on "jigsaw day". My hubby too, has had to lie alone in bed listening to snapping jiggy pieces laugh

What I like best about Peter's Jigsaws is that they are full screen images, not those small, cramped kind where you have to scroll left or right. The pictures are all original and unique...lots of fun! smile

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#119641 - 10/06/05 09:32 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Namma Offline
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Hooray! happydance Another game is wonderful news.

While I'm waiting for that is there any chance you have plans for more Moving Jigsaws? I have finished all 3 sets and am now reworking those. A new set would be terrific! thumbsup

Cheryl
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#119642 - 10/06/05 09:38 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
granny Offline
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Burpee said "pictures are all original and unique...lots of fun!"

They surely are, some are well known places, but with a special viewpoint, others are great nature/landscape shots, some are creations from his own designs, some are local folk art, the list is endless.

Tuesday and Friday are the high points of my week.
happydance happydance happydance
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#119643 - 10/06/05 02:37 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jenny Offline
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Peter, I don't know how I happened to miss subscribing to your jigsaw puzzles, but you have just made my day with this offer!! Many thanks, and I'll be seeing you every week from this time on... happydance
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#119644 - 10/06/05 07:33 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
colpet Offline
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I have the twice a week puzzles, and I love them. Lots of fun, especially as time constraints have put a damper on my advenure gaming. Peter's Jigsaws are just the thing to while away a spare 1/2 hour.
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#119645 - 10/06/05 08:02 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Melanie1 Offline
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I love my puzzles also. smile It's always fun to work on one of them. Especially when time is restricted & it's not convenient to play a big game or I just want to relax with something graphical & fun.

Jenny, you will be happy you signed up. smile

Melanie
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#119646 - 10/06/05 10:08 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
looney Offline
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Oh my...major warning here! I'm addicted! I've had a subscription for quite some time and as silly as it sounds, I still drool on friday morning..."where is my puzzle?" happydance

Very nice intro offer Peter! bravo

It's kinda like those potato chips...ya can't do just one lol
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#119647 - 10/07/05 07:27 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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How exciting. Just sent off this week's jigsaw with heaps of extra names on the list! If you put your hand up for a Trial Subscription and it hasn't arrived yet, please e-mail me straightaway (you can always contact me via my website).

And well done to all those wise people who heeded the addiction warnings and didn't put their hand up ... but we'll still understand if you weaken later ... the offer is ongoing.

Namma ... the bad news is that the New Game makes a new series of PMJ unlikely for a long time ... the good news is that there's a neat variation of PMJ included in the New Game.

Dreary calling it "The New Game" all the time ... it of course has a title ... but, sadly, I can't risk someone else using it before me frown

Peter
www.mulawa.net

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#119648 - 10/07/05 08:20 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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I just clicked to take a peek & you got me! What a strange & wonderful thing to see "Craig, the wandering minstrel" (a good friend of mine) as one of your picts!!! Small world!

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#119649 - 10/07/05 08:56 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Even smaller than you realize Jen cos that picture was taken by burpee smile

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#119650 - 10/07/05 09:10 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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Makes perfect sense, Burpee's my "neighbor"! I didn't think the Renaissance Faire traveled THAT far. praise

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#119651 - 10/07/05 10:33 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Namma Offline
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I was sold as soon as you said there was a new game in the works Peter. Now knowing that there is a variation of my favorite jigsaw in the new game, all I can say is "Can I preorder now?"

Those moving jigsaws are just so fiendish! evil

Cheryl
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#119652 - 10/07/05 04:14 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jenny Offline
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Peter, I edited the title of this thread so that the great offer you are making would be obvious.

I hope you get tons of new subscribers... luck
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#119653 - 10/07/05 04:25 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Thank you Jenny ... much appreciated.

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#119654 - 10/07/05 06:28 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
burpee Offline
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JenInChgo...I'm willing to come over and snap some shots of that "wench" dress, lol smile Even the kids (they are SO cute) carving pumpkins smile Not that I'm begging, you understand, lol.

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#119655 - 10/07/05 08:00 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Pib Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by mulawa1:


A free one month's subscription to anyone who wants it!

Just click on the link to take a peek:

http://mulawa.net/pj/free_sub.html
Cool Peter very cool.

Quote:
Originally posted by mulawa1:

But in amongst all this puzzle mania I'm still finding time to work on my next game. I was rather certain that there would be no more after Magnetic but time heals all and last January saw me off on a creative binge once again. I estimate the new game is about one third finished so it will probably be more than a year before release.
www.mulawa.net
Hurray! I thought you'd eventually recover and do another game. After all, I'm pretty sure at one point you thought Xiama was going to be it too. happydance bravo

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#119656 - 10/07/05 08:05 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
SuMac Offline
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Hooray!!!! I am so ready for a new game from you, Peter. I was just wishing for one a couple of weeks ago. I guess I'll have to be patient until it's done, but I know it'll be worth the wait! Thanks!

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#119657 - 10/07/05 08:28 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Bea Offline
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I can't say much about the new game smile smile smile
But I can say that its not Xiama and its not Magnetic but it is going to be up to Peter's usual standard of game. Each one is better than the one before and I think you will all enjoy this one laugh
The jigsaws, well, as anyone who has them knows they are really great (and this is from a person who would not go out and buy a jigsaw) but there is something really satisfying about doing a jigsaw on the computer and Peter has come up with some really fantastic ideas.
I think the nice thing is that each one is different - not all the same type of picture and like Burpee I am really honoured that Peter has used some of my images as jigsaws - makes me really proud when he thinks one is good enough. My latest one he likes will be number 300 and something laugh
If you decide to weaken and try the one month free offer then pop over to the Mulawa forum and let us know - after all - that's where Peter drops hints on anything he is involved with smile
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#119658 - 10/07/05 09:24 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
BillyBob Offline
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O.K., just subscribed and downloaded. Haven't peeked yet but will get on it soon. laugh
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#119659 - 10/07/05 09:41 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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My e-mail's been busy all day! So pleased that so many of you are prepared to give the sub idea a try.

Subscribers in the last 24 hours should realise that the next mailout isn't till next Friday (well Friday my time but I think it's Friday for most folk also). But you've got plenty to go on with - 2 jigsaws from the demo plus "Roses Are Red" ... not to mention the NINE moving jigsaws! Almost too much isn't it?!

I should also mention that folk who decide to continue with their subscription are invited to the Mulawa Dreaming private forum - where I'm starting to post screenshots of "The New Game".

Best wishes ... Peter
www.mulawa.net

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#119660 - 10/08/05 12:25 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
flutist Offline
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I still haven't been able to finish Magnetic. Several puzzles I can't seem to get even with the hints.

Bets
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#119661 - 10/08/05 01:49 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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I think I'm doing something wrong. I've downloaded the 'Roses are Red', and Installed it. However, the Mulawa file is not showing up in the start menu (the Mulawa file is in the C:\programs) and when I click on it, all I get are individual picts of the pieces. How do I make it work? duh

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#119662 - 10/08/05 03:52 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jenny Offline
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When I downloaded the rose puzzle, Jen, a shortcut was automatically placed on my desktop. Did you get that shortcut--it takes me straight to the puzzle?

I'll send Peter a note--hopefully he will be able to get things working right for you... wave
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#119663 - 10/08/05 03:55 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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I saved the uninstalled downloaded file to my desktop, but I'm not getting the puzzle. When I click on the icon, it just wants to install again. frown No play icon.

laugh Love, jen laugh
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#119664 - 10/08/05 04:18 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Hi Jen,

This is how it works:

1. When you install the demo, you end up with a PJ icon on your desktop.
2. When you install each week's jigsaw, it is added to PJ ... there is no new icon.
3. To get to the new jigsaw, start PJ and press the "N" (for "New") key.

Let me know if this helps.

Peter

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#119665 - 10/08/05 04:21 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Bets,

Have you tried Tallyho's walkthrough?

Also the folk at the Mulawa Dreaming private forum just love helping Magnetic players. In fact that was how the forum started in the first place ... it was part of the release of Magnetic.

Peter

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#119666 - 10/08/05 05:23 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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Hmmm....well I've installed it several times now & I'm not getting a PJ icon anywhere, that's the problem. Shouldn't there be a 'mulawa dreaming' folder in my start menu under programs? It's in the C:\programs. All it contains is puzzle pieces. But as I said, I'm not getting the PJ icon on my desktop, or anywhere else for that matter. frown What am I doing wrong here? Can you please tell me the path I'm supposed to download/install to. I downloaded it to desktop instead of programs & I think that might be why. duh

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#119667 - 10/08/05 05:28 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Hi Jen,

It sounds to me like you haven't downloaded the demo yet. Here's the url:

http://mulawa.net/download/peters_jigsaws.exe

Dowload this and run to install - this is what gives you the PJ icon. You will not need to re-install the new puzzle again.

Hope this helps.

Peter

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#119668 - 10/08/05 05:51 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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"9990roses1ebfd627tf" is the name of the file that I have on my desktop. When I double click it, it goes through some sort of installation. duh I'll try re-downloading it & see if that doesn't do the trick. Thanks, Peter!

smile Love, Jen smile
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#119669 - 10/08/05 05:59 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Jen,

What you need on your desktop now is peters_jigsaws.exe from the url I just gave you. Double click IT and it will go through "some sort of installation" THEN you will have a PJ icon on your desktop ready to go.

Please keep at me till you've got it working ... Peter smile

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#119670 - 10/08/05 07:01 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Jen, take a look in your C drive for "program_files/mulawa_dreaming/jigsaws.exe".

Should be there smile

Bets, I'd be happy to try and help you with Magnetic...just say so smile

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#119671 - 10/08/05 07:10 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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It's actually

C:\Program Files\Mulawa Dreaming\Jigsaws\jigsaws.exe

but it will only be there after you do what I suggested in my last post.

Peter

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#119673 - 10/08/05 09:14 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Have done so Ana ... thanks for the heads up.

And this must be some sort of a record ... one person subscribed for the free trial and 55 minutes later ordered a full subscription!

And ... before you ask ... folk doing that still get the extra free month!

Best wishes ... Peter
www.mulawa.net

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#119674 - 10/08/05 11:32 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jen in Chgo Offline
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Re-downloading it did the trick! I got the roses file, I just didn't have the Peters Jigsaws part. I guess that's sorta needed, eh? lol

Thanks, Peter!!! wave

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#119675 - 10/08/05 11:41 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jenny Offline
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Gee, it's nice to know that I set a record for something... blush lol
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#119676 - 10/08/05 11:54 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Thanks for letting me know Jen ... it's always a worry for me when things don't work the way they're meant to.

Happy Puzzling!

Only 5 days till the next one!

Peter

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#119677 - 10/09/05 12:36 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Bea Offline
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Of course - if you become truly addicted you can also organise getting two jigsaws a week smile smile
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#119678 - 10/09/05 12:57 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jenny Offline
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What day does the second puzzle come on, Bea... think
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#119679 - 10/09/05 01:53 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Bea Offline
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Midweek Jenny Wednesday smile Can you tell some of us are real addicts of Peter's jigsaws laugh
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#119680 - 10/09/05 10:06 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jenny, I get my 2nd one each Tuesday.

I'm looking forward to the THIRD weekly puzzle.. evil evil
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#119681 - 10/09/05 01:57 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Just a note to say that I got the puzzles working. Re-downloaded as "Administrator" and got two puzzles and the desktop icon. Even put a few pieces together to see how it works. Reminescent of the 830 piece 3D Puzz Bavarian Castle that I did a long time ago. Had forgotten how entertaining these puzzles can be.

Also reminded me of when I was a kid and we kept a puzzle in progress on the dining room table and we would each put in a piece (or a few) as we passed by during the day.....untill it was finished. That was a long time ago! smile
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#119682 - 10/09/05 02:00 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
flutist Offline
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Where can I find Tallyho's walkthrough?

Bets
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#119683 - 10/09/05 02:38 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Jenny Offline
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It's here Bets... luck
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#119684 - 10/09/05 03:09 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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BillyBob,

That's great news - you had us all worried for a moment there.

And so glad that you found the puzzles reminscent of the old days cos that's exactly what I had in mind! Obviously I love jigsaws too and have a cupboard full of old favourites.

Peter

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#119685 - 10/09/05 04:36 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Yes, never lost my interest in jigsaw puzzles. Have one minor problem now. Cannot get pieces into any box other than BOX 1. What am I missing? laugh
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#119686 - 10/09/05 05:04 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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The arrow keys will move you from box to box.

Remember at any time you can press H for Help to see all the keys that are available to you.

Hope this helps ... Peter

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#119687 - 10/10/05 12:16 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Pib Offline
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Peter,

Are there any secret keys for turning off the sound. I quit a moving puzzle cause the noise was driving me mad (der)

Lynn
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#119688 - 10/10/05 12:33 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Delete C:\Program Files\Mulawa Dreaming\Jigsaws\wav\music.ogg - that should do the trick!

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#119689 - 10/10/05 01:46 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Bea Offline
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Of course you could always switch your sound off or the volume down smile smile
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#119690 - 10/10/05 01:54 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Ahh ... but then you'd miss those satisfying little clicks as the pieces snap into place smile

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#119691 - 10/10/05 01:18 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I'm just having a go at the free demo puzzle to see how things work. I see that you can have the edge pieces visible or invisible, but can you have it so that ONLY the edge pieces are visible? I like to do the edge pieces first, but it's hard to see them with all the other pieces in the way woozy smile

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#119692 - 10/10/05 03:26 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Clare,

Press Z to clear all the pieces then E for just the edge pieces.

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#119693 - 10/10/05 07:30 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Peter,

I'm enjoying the puzzles very much, but I don't understand the moving jigsaw. Can you get me going in the right direction?

Thanks for any help,
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#119694 - 10/10/05 08:30 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Kim,

The moving jigsaws are exactly the same as the others except that the picture moves all the time. It may help if you slow it right down by pressing the V key to Vary the speed.

Peter
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#119695 - 10/10/05 11:04 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I also find that it you press O all the inside pieces will disappear just leaving the edges smile
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#119696 - 10/11/05 02:25 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I love the puzzles! I get them 2 times a week. Keep them coming, Peter, and thanks!
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#119697 - 10/11/05 02:36 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I just got today's puzzle--beautiful!!! Thanks so much for these Peter... bravo
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#119698 - 10/11/05 03:31 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Before everyone says ... "Where's mine?" ... Jenny has joined up for two-a-week ... this one is her mid-week jigsaw. I'll post here when I send out the next normal weekly jigsaw.

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#119699 - 10/11/05 04:29 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I've downloaded the demo and am having a terrific time with my puzzle, BUT...I put some pieces of the puzzle in "Box 1", but now don't know how to get them out! Can someone please help?
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#119700 - 10/11/05 05:19 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Back on the main page just press "1" to show the pieces that you put in box #1. Press "1" again to hide them.

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#119701 - 10/11/05 06:49 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hey Peter! Thank you for your gift of the jigsaw puzzles. Its been a while since I played them much, but I did enjoy them as a kid. And I find I'm still a kid, just in an older body.

I've played with it some a few days, which I know makes me ignorant of a lot of aspects, but I offer these constructive criticisms. I hope they are taken in the spirit they are given, not as complaints but as thoughts on making the world a better place.

The Help Menu could use a few enhancements. Press the "H" key for those that haven't found this yet. I found it by the old tried and true PRK "Press Random Keys" method.

1. "C", background colour swatch on/off. It wasn't obvious that clicking on the swatch changes the background color. A lot of the darker edges of pieces were difficult to see against the default dark blue background. Of course, this woud be true of a light background and lighter edged pieces. The option is there if you know how to use it. Something like "Change background colo(u)r" would be more informative.

2. Piece management needs enhancement. Think about how you solve a real world jigsaw puzzle. Do you just open the box and try to solve it in place, or dump it try to sort things? The five boxes in box mode aren't enough. Trying to sort things before going into box mode doesn't help, they seem unconnected. When in box mode, you can't sort, just select something for a box, and things are piled up. You've got piles of stuff to sort through. You just can't see everything at once, and it can get very cluttered. I was dragging pieces all over the place to be able to see other stuff in puzzle mode. With pieces stacked all over each other, you just can't see all the edges to sort. There were times when I wished could just click and drag an area away to make room to work instead of clicking and dragging hundreds of pieces to see what I was working with. Since the puzzle is full screen, maybe having different windows to work in with would help.

That said, I think this could be way more fun than solataire or hearts. Its something most folks could win everytime without a walkthrough or other help, and with the reward of a beautiful photo. The Roses are beautiful.

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#119702 - 10/11/05 07:00 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Peter,
I can get to the different boxes to see what I've got, but how do I get the pieces back on the main screen so I can put them in place? Right now I've placed all the pieces that were on the main screen, but I've got a bunch that are sitting in "Box 1" that I can't get on to the puzzle screen. What am I missing?
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#119703 - 10/11/05 07:09 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Albert

Thank you for taking the time to make such lengthy comments. Have you had a look at the FAQ section where I outline how I go about solving the puzzles? I obviously love jigsaws myself - my main aim was to recreate the dining room table experience - hence the full screen and the lack of pop up windows.

It is a fine line between not enough info and info overload - I probably err toward the former.

Basically I hope that people's knowledge will grow as they play each week. I also find that people tend to share new things they've discovered via the Mulawa Dreaming forum.

Best wishes ... Peter
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#119704 - 10/11/05 07:12 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Mary,

Just press 1 on the main screen to show the pieces from box 1.

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#119705 - 10/11/05 07:29 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I just "accidentally" found the pieces. They ended up BEHIND the completed parts of the puzzle. Only by moving the partially-completed puzzle around on the desktop was I able to find all my missing puzzles by looking through the open spaces. Except for my blundering upon them, I NEVER would have found them.
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#119706 - 10/11/05 07:55 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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What I do Mary is press 1, move the mouse to the center of the screen and then press T for "Tidy"

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#119707 - 10/11/05 10:24 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Whereas toward the end of the puzzle, I find myself hitting 'E' (hide edge also hides all connected to edge) grab one of those pieces sitting under the almost completed puzzle then press 'E' again to reveal the edge.

Of course, towards the end of the game, what I really really want is a virtual box-lid that I can put the remaining pieces into and move around above the puzzle. That's what I tend to do with pieces in physical puzzles. smile
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#119708 - 10/11/05 10:34 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I think I know what you mean Pib - towards the end I hit "A" for All, drag the finished lot half way off the page (down for example), move the cursor (to the top for example) and press "T" for Tidy - sheer magic!

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#119709 - 10/12/05 12:05 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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whereever you click on the screen with the cursor before you click T is where the loose pices will ed up so I sometimes have them in the centre or at the top the bottom or the side depending on what part of the jigsaw I am working on.
I am really a beginner at jigsaws, so I have to admit I always turn all the pieces the correct way, do the outside first and then I normally just use one box because I search to find only a few pieces that I want to work with at a time.
You will notice that each time you press on the B to go to the screen with the boxes and the pieces the view of the pieces has changes so I can normally track down the elusive one of one colour that I didn't see the first time
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#119710 - 10/12/05 06:42 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Despite all the conveniences that Peter has provided, I make use of just a few. I love a challenge!
When I start a new puzzle, that is the only time I look at the picture. I pull out all the edge pieces, and sort the other pieces into piles by color. I haven't needed to use the boxes at all.
The button I use the most is the background color one. I change it depending on what color I'm working on. Other than that, I just dive in!

There was only one exception to this - Tierazon Revisited - had a lot of plain black background. I did use the tidy up and unrotate for that one smile .
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#119711 - 10/12/05 06:51 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thank you Peter and Bea - I have it worked out now and have nearly finished my first puzzle. I've been doing it with the pieces all the right way up - it would be very hard indeed with them rotated, I think. I hope to find out cos I've enjoyed doing the first one and will sign up for the free trial. Yippee!

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#119712 - 10/12/05 09:56 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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The free trial is nice - I've enjoyed the puzzles and figuring out how everything works. The pictures are interesting to work on! I just ordered a years subscription and look forward to more puzzles:))

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#119713 - 10/12/05 11:31 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Just be warned smile some of them are more difficult than others smile But you will all have quite a way to go until you get to the most difficult one - which was designed by a non jigsaw player smile smile smile
But they are fun aren't they smile
Clare, I hope you enjoy the free month trial and hope you try out the subscription smile
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#119714 - 10/13/05 10:44 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanks Bea, Jenny and Mulawa1 for the heads up on TallyHo's walkthrough on Magnetic. Because of it I was able to master the bowling ball puzzle. Have some more to do yet. Thanks again.

Bets
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#119715 - 10/13/05 10:50 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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That's OK Bets - if you need any more help do pop into Mulawa and one of us will be along as quickly as possible
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#119716 - 10/14/05 07:00 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Wow! Just sent out this week's jigsaws with heaps of new ones going out! If you put your hand up for the trial and your e-mail hasn't arrived yet please e-mail me directly via my website. I've had one bounce so far with @earathlink.net in the address which I suspect is meant to be "earthlink.net"

Best wishes to all the new subscribers ... Peter
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#119717 - 10/14/05 11:56 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Just got my puzzle- and I gotta tell you- I may not get anything else done at this rate- I love these puzzles!
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#119718 - 10/14/05 07:25 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Bonnie I am sure we have warned you these are addictive smile
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#119719 - 10/16/05 10:47 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Peter, I have the PJ icon on the desktop. To download Roses are Red puzzle, do I just download it to the desktop or select the PJ file?

Bets
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#119720 - 10/16/05 03:53 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Bets,

Download Roses to the desktop, double click it to install it. When it is finished you can delete the file from the desktop.

Now ... run PJ ... press "N" ... and Roses will be there.

Hope this helps ... Peter

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#119721 - 10/18/05 05:17 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I'm really enjoying them - thank you Peter! But I agree with the person who said they wanted a box lid. Towards the end it gets really difficult to see the remaining pieces and the whole jigsaw at the same time. I'm doing the Roses puzzle at the moment, and there are lots of holes all around the puzzle with similar pieces. So if I use Peter's suggested method of moving the jigsaw to the side to reveal some pieces, I can't see some of the places where the pieces need to go. Tricky! But fun!

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#119722 - 10/18/05 06:32 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Here's a trick I use.
Try and clear out a quadrant, then move the puzzle to it. since you'll only see 1/4 of it at a time, rotate the whole puzzle to get various sections into the cleared quadrant.
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#119723 - 10/18/05 07:28 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Clare, if you don't want to see all the pieces at one time hit O which moves them all to the page where you can select them and place them into boxes and only bring that box back to the main picture screen. I hope that makes sense. To get to the screen where you can select the pieces and put them into boxes you hit B. Of course I do the jigsaws the simplest way LOL I know there are some who refuse to even look at the picture until they have completed the puzzle and also don't want to rotate the jigsaw pieces so that they are all the correct way up. but they are experts and I am not.
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#119724 - 10/18/05 10:06 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I'm having a wonderful time with these puzzles--the doll one was a bear to get finished, but today's seems to be easier. I have a hunch this will be the way it will always be, some easier than others.

About the only shortcut I use is to isolate the edge pieces. I always start a jigsaw puzzle by picking out all the edges, but with the whole puzzle in such a small place, it's very difficult to see which ones are edges, so I reluctantly take a shortcut.

Peter, are we all getting the same puzzle each week, and if so, is there any way we can access the old ones that other subscribers have already received... think
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#119725 - 10/19/05 01:48 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I like mine with no shortcuts also & with the pieces in random order, Jenny. I have used that edge feature a few times, but prefer to do it all myself. smile I love jigsaws, especially the photos of people and places, pretty landscapes.

I work on them whenever I feel like a break.

I think you might be getting them from the beginning, Jenny, the same order that we all did when we started so you are accessing the old ones. At least it seems so from some of your descriptions of the images?

Melanie

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#119726 - 10/19/05 06:57 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Oh, so everyone doesn't get the same puzzle each week, depending on when they subscribed? So far, besides the roses and dolls, I've gotten a horse race picture, one of a booth with all sorts of things for sale, and the one on Tuesday was too hard to describe. Are those the beginning puzzles?

I'm having a ball--if anyone enjoys jigsaws and hasn't tried Peter's program, I strongly encourage you to check it out...
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#119727 - 10/19/05 11:02 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jenny, normally each person starts at the beginning of the list - Peter has produced over 300 jigsaws now so you have lots to go. You will notice that each time you get the jigsaw you get a link to your own personal gallery showing which jigsaws you have had and in most cases a small amount of information about them. And yes - some of the jigsaws are nice and easy and some of them are really really difficult. There are also a few of them that have different style edges as well smile I think the nice thing about these is that they are all so different that you don't easily get bored with them. When Peter first started the jigsaws the templates for the jigsaws were the same so the really skilled jigsaw players could tell where pieces had to go where but Peter quickly changed that as well smile
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#119728 - 10/19/05 11:32 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I absolutely loved the Doll puzzle.. it was the easiest for me (and I like that!).
I want more, More, MORE!!! happydance

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#119729 - 10/20/05 05:35 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Yes, Jenny, those are the first puzzles. enjoy! smile

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#119730 - 10/20/05 08:59 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Bea, you had to remind me of the "ball" puzzle. I'm having flashbacks right now, lol. This is one that the diehard jigger will adore; just wait and see!

I like my puzzles EASY! I always start by hitting "O" to leave the edge pieces exposed. Sometimes there's a missing piece at the end and you can't find it...just hit "A" and it will appear.

You can hit "T" to tidy up and depending on where you place your cursor, they will go to the top, bottom, either side or the middle. This will make placing them when the puzzle is almost done, much easier.

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#119731 - 10/20/05 10:01 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Colpet, that's ingenious, thank you.

I was wondering about who gets which puzzles too. Interesting! lol think

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#119732 - 10/20/05 03:11 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Clare, ROTFL! I don't know where "fall" came from unless it means "the leaves fall" but autumn is actually correct. If I use the word "fall" it's said "the fall".

All new subscriptions start from the very beginning. There used to be a gallery showing all the jigsaws but I think it was done away with because it spoiled the surprise smile

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#119733 - 10/20/05 06:30 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Clare, yes it is coincidental - and Peter as I said has these jigsaws worked out months in advance - it was really spooky because one of them was a picture of the Vatican City and we got that one the week the Pope died.
Burpee - yes I was thinking of the "ball" puzzle - which is so hard and yet was designed by a non jigsaw player and looks incredibly easy.
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#119734 - 10/21/05 02:48 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanks for the information, everyone. The one I got yesterday looks very much on the "challenging" side!! happydance

One thing I've been wondering--is there a puzzle using the picture of the castle in Gabriel Knight 2? That would be beautiful...
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#119735 - 10/22/05 09:48 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jenny, I don't think so - Peter does use quite a few from his games. But he is always happy to have suggestions for jigsaws - particularly for example if you have any photographs that you think would be ideal
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#119736 - 10/22/05 11:44 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Uh oh, Bea. smile That's just asking to be swamped by everyone's favorite cute pictures. lol

I love the different shaped pieces. They make the puzzles so much fun and much more challenging. I always play with the pieces randomized and in no order. I love to discover the edge pieces hidden away somewhere.
rotfl

I think my favorite might be the puppets. They are so interesting!

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#119737 - 10/23/05 04:26 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Doesn't mean he would use them Melanie smile
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#119738 - 10/23/05 04:45 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I'm going to buy a subscription. How do you order the two a week puzzles? The demo has me hooked. Thanks thumbsup wave
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#119739 - 10/23/05 01:49 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bea:
Doesn't mean he would use them Melanie smile
True, but he'd probably be deluged! lol

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#119740 - 10/23/05 01:56 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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wave Hi Connie,

The link to order is here: mulawa.net . If the option for 2x is not there, you could email Peter from the link on the same page.

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#119741 - 10/23/05 02:41 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanks, I just ordered the regular subscription and the upgrade to twice a week. thumbsup
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#119742 - 10/23/05 07:30 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Connie I am delighted you enjoyed the demo smile smile
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#119743 - 10/24/05 05:43 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I have a few questions: wave
Now I have another question. Just finished the doll puzzle. Got the finished music and final automatic positioning of the puzzle. But, I do not have the center piece of the face for the doll on the left. Moved the puzzle all over, no missing piece. Has this happened to anyone else?
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#119744 - 10/24/05 09:51 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Joanie, I'm new on this myself (in fact I just managed to tear the doll puzzle back apart in an attempt to save another one blush ). But if you push "H" on your keyboard, you will get a menu, and there are a couple of things on that which sound as though they would reveal a missing piece. For instance, you could slide the almost finished puzzle down, put your cursor up to the top and press "T"...
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#119745 - 10/25/05 01:27 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Joanie, sometimes a piece does not show. If you hit A it will show in its correct position.
I don't think the number of jigsaws would slow down the operation of the computer but of course it is difficult to say without knowing how large your computer is and what operating system you are using.
There are only a few jigsaws that I would call really really difficult and they are well spaced out. I think the moving jigsaws are more difficult than most of the ordinary ones. I hate to say this - but I think you can become addicted to these. I think it is probably just as well that Peter only produces a maximum of 2 a week smile
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#119746 - 10/25/05 06:41 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Well, this is really weird. thumbsup
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#119747 - 10/25/05 07:43 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi everyone,

Just returned from a little holiday - hence my lack of response to all your questions. I must say it's a real treat to read that so many of you are enjoying the puzzles. And thank you to all the "old-timers" who helped out with answers in my absence.

Jenny mentioned a Castle pic from a game - I rarely use unoriginal material because I'm uncertain on the copyright situation.

And ... no .... I haven't been deluged ... and ... yes ... I do love to receive contributions from as many people as possible ... this assists greatly in creating a variety.

Here's an example of how a piece goes "missing" - you have one piece in box 1 - you press 1 and the piece becomes visible - BUT if you press 1 again it becomes invisible. Pressing A will Always make All pieces visible.

As to the question of space - the PJs take very little space - but if this is a problem, e-mail me and I'll tell you how to delete them as you go. They certainly won't slow down your PC in any way.

As to the question of unfinished housework ... PJs are guaranteed to exacerbate this problem. Maybe I should introduce a one-a-year subscription for folk with this dilemma.

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#119748 - 10/25/05 08:07 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Well, Peter, the PJs definitely exacerbated my "unfinished housework and unfinished yard work" issues too! I signed up for the trial subscription, but never got any more puzzles after the first one. I thought this was probably for the best, but in a weak moment sent you an e-mail which I'm sure you will get to eventually. Don't hurry! I have work to do!!
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#119749 - 10/25/05 08:52 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Peter, My mother loves these puzzles and I had sent her a subscription for her Birthday. She is 87 yrs.young and going to purchase a new computer. Is there some how I can copy the program onto a disk for her so I can put it on her new computer? Thanks Diane

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#119750 - 10/25/05 03:58 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Diane,

What usually happens is that you e-mail me and request all the PJ links that I've sent to date. Then you re-install the demo and all the PJs on the new PC.

Hope this helps ... Peter

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#119751 - 10/25/05 05:30 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Draclvr, the twice-a-week puzzles that some of us have been talking about are only available by subscription. The free trial should bring you a new puzzle every Saturday. If you've missed a Saturday, I'm sure Peter will take care of it when he gets caught up with his e-mail.

Peter, I can't tell you how delighted I am that you are getting a good response to your offer... happydance
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#119752 - 10/25/05 05:35 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thank you I will e-mail you after she gets her new pc set up. Diane

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#119753 - 10/25/05 05:40 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Jenny,

The response has been overwhelming and folk are still taking up my offer.

Draclvr is now ok - an exchange of e-mails sorted out the problem - a mistyped e-mail address.

Again ... I encourage anyone who has "signed up" and who hasn't received a new e-mail jigsaw by this Saturday to e-mail me directly.

Peter

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#119754 - 10/26/05 12:02 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hiya Peter thumbsup

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#119755 - 10/26/05 02:21 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanks, Peter--I knew that you would get it sorted out quickly. And I see what you mean about the castle picture and copyrights--I hadn't thought of that. Too bad, it would have made a gorgeous puzzle... frown
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#119756 - 10/26/05 04:49 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jenny, can you point us towards something that will show what you like. Perhaps we can produce a picture that although not the same you would enjoy as much
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#119757 - 10/26/05 06:03 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Well, I must say I am still enjoying these a lot. I'm doing the doll puzzle right now and am even managing to do it without getting the computer to put the pieces the right way up first!

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#119758 - 10/26/05 06:05 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I give up! I give up! I give up! laugh

Can't imagine going on without these puzzles. They are consuming, addictive, mesmerizing, fascinating, etc., etc., etc. happydance
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#119759 - 10/26/05 08:22 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Well, Joanie at least you are joining an elite group of addicits smile
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#119760 - 10/28/05 06:53 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Another Big Mailout and ... for some ... the end of their month's trial ... many thanks to the many who have renewed already.

And still some bounces ... if you subscribed and your "This Week's Jigsaw" e-mail hasn't arrived yet, please e-mail me directly so we can sort it out. In some cases it's simply a typo ... in others your system is not set up to accept my e-mail. Obviously I can't reach you so please contact me.

And the offer's still open - see the start of this thread for details.

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#119761 - 10/28/05 10:13 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I'm thoroughly enjoying these puzzles! But I have a question about my "gallery": When I view my gallery, it shows as the 3rd puzzle a bunch of beautiful red roses, but I haven't gotten that one. The ones that follow it in the gallery I have gotten, but not the roses. Isn't the gallery for puzzles I've already received?
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#119762 - 10/28/05 03:15 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Mary,

When you subscribed the link to the roses was shown on the screen. e-mail me if you can't find it and I'll send it to you directly.

Peter

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#119763 - 10/28/05 04:01 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I've sent you an e-mail, Peter; somehow I either lost, or never got the link to the rose puzzle. Thanks for your help! thanks
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#119764 - 10/28/05 08:35 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Its a lovely jigsaw Mary, you will enjoy that one
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#119765 - 10/28/05 08:39 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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This is very generous of you to let us all try your work, Peter. thanks

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#119766 - 10/28/05 09:38 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Yes, Bea, I am looking forward to working on the roses. Red roses happen to be my favorite flower!
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#119767 - 10/30/05 08:12 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I am trying out the jigsaw puzzles, but for the life of me, I can't get the puzzle pieces out of the boxes. I have several in all 5 boxes, but when I press #'s 1-5, nothing happens, and they aren't hiding behind the finished part of the puzzle. I have tried this with two different puzzles and is same result. I give up! Is there a glitch somewhere, or am I doing something wrong?

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#119768 - 10/30/05 09:07 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jeepers, I don't use the boxes, but I think if you press "B" that may bring up all five boxes. You either click and drag the pieces or just click on them--I'm not sure which.

Bea, the castle I was talking about is that gorgeous one that King Leopold (the one who went mad) built in Germany. It was featured in GK2, and there is also a 3D puzzle using it, I believe. So I can see what Peter means about copyright problems! But most pictures of castles, even the deserted and partially ruined ones, are lovely...
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#119769 - 10/30/05 09:12 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jeepers, I just went into my puzzles and tried it--just a little bit more complicated than I thought!

First I clicked "B" to bring up the boxes. The arrow was pointing to box #1. I moved the arrow to box #2 and clicked the piece, which moved to box #2. I did the same thing for box #3--then moved the arrow to box #4, and when I clicked, instead of going into box #4, the piece went back into the body of the puzzle. The same routine worked no matter which box I started with--as you click on the fourth box, the puzzle piece comes out of the boxes.

Oh yes, and you move the arrow by using (surprise, surprise lol )--the arrow key... rotfl
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#119770 - 10/30/05 09:41 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Jenny,

I have no trouble moving the pieces into the boxes or shuffling them from one box to another. What I have trouble with is getting them from the box to the puzzle. RE: I get all the puzzle pieces placed on the puzzle and am ready to start on some more pieces, so I try to empty box 2 onto my puzzle face, but they won't come out of the box. I have tried everything and it shouldn't be complicated.

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#119771 - 10/31/05 12:43 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Jeepers, you may have to move them out one at a time (I'm not sure about that), but if you'll check my post, when I moved a piece from one box to another three times (that is from box #1 to box #4, for instance) it went back to the puzzle rather than into the next box...
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#119772 - 10/31/05 02:57 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Jeepers,

Sorry for the slow response ... I'm away at the moment!

Suppose you have put some pieces in box #1:

Press B to go back to the main puzzle
Press Z to hide all the pieces
Press 1 to show all the pieces from just box 1

Hope this helps ... Peter

PS if you can find your way to the FAQ via the Info Page, there's a lot of useful info there on the boxes and their use.

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#119773 - 10/31/05 08:10 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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As Peter says you have to press B to go back to the main puzzle and then press the number of the box that hold the pieces you want to see. The number key is a toggle key. Press it once and you will see the pieces from the box press it again and they will be hidden.
The pieces will be on the screen in a random order and if you want to have them neatly stacked - for instance at the bottom of the screen or at the top then move your cursor to that position and then hit T and the loose pieces should all move to that area and line up neatly for you. I normally do the edges first and then when I have selected the first few pieces I want to work with when I bring them in I actually line them up in the centre of the screen - put the cursor there and then press T. I don't move them to the sides until the puzzle starts to be completed.
As Jenny has found out you move between the boxes with the arrow keys and the pieces will go into whichever box is active.
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#119774 - 10/31/05 11:46 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanks, Bea and Peter--I knew we could count on you to give us the necessary information... bravo
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#119775 - 10/31/05 02:19 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Oh, wow! I am doing my first moving puzzle and feel sort of seasick. woozy
I need some advice on how to do these things. Once the edges are done, what is then the best procedure? Is this a case of only going by the shape of each puzzle piece? Seems like lengthy hit-or-miss method.
think
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#119776 - 10/31/05 06:15 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Joanie, I've only worked the demo of the moving puzzles - aren't they diabolical? I had the best luck working from the outside edges in, trying to grab a piece that matched the coloring of the edge where I was working. It takes more patience than the regular jig saws, but it gets easier as you go on.

Try putting your favoite CD on while you're working - it almost put me into a trance!

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#119777 - 10/31/05 06:35 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Peter, will these work on a Mac (now or in the future?)
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#119778 - 10/31/05 11:42 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I think with the moving jigsaws it really depends which one you are doing. Particularly in the first set they are all so different. The first thing though I found was it was best to slow the speed down smile Which one are you doing?
Beasong, I can't answer for Peter on the Mac question - I know he will answer but he is away from home at the moment.
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#119779 - 11/01/05 12:02 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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I had to turn the speed down too, Joanie. Once I did that, I could really enjoy them.

I work them by the colors and then the shapes like SuMac but don't always work towards the inside. I just work them at random after doing the edges, according to what colors/changes I recognize first.

They're a lot of fun but I love the still ones the best. smile

Melanie
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#119780 - 11/01/05 03:44 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Sorry BeaSong - not for the Mac - not now or in the forseeable future. A couple of Mac users have tried using Virtual PC but most report the result is too slow. If you have Virtual PC and want to give it a try, you could try the demo and see for yourself.

Peter

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#119781 - 11/01/05 03:46 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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As to the Moving Jigsaws - I find them a very exciting concept but don't enjoy solving them myself - I find I get really tense trying to put pieces in place before they change. I prefer jigsaws for relaxation!

Peter

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#119782 - 11/01/05 05:02 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Uh oh! I'm REALLY in trouble because I don't even understand your answers.
I'm doing the coin one, slow as possible. All edges are done. What do you mean "match by the color"? When I start out, the background is maroonish brown and all the pieces are dark blue. The only other color are the coins and letters passing through. Do you mean if one of the edge pieces has a piece of gold, either coin or letter, passing through it I have to find and grab an inside piece that has gold passing through it and see if it fits? That can't be right. That seems impossible.
Why is this so contrary to the illogical logic in my brain? cry
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#119783 - 11/01/05 08:40 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Sorry, Joanie, some of the other jigsaws have a lot more colours, or the colours start at one part of the jigsaw and move outwards or across - or up and down. I actually found the coin one quite hard but I found the best thing as you said was to grab pieces that a bit of a coin or text on it. As the jogsaw builds up it does become easier smile
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#119784 - 11/04/05 12:31 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanx for your answer, Peter.
I have a PC too, just for the occasion
when something doesn't work on my Mac.
And I LOVE puzzles, so thanx again.
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#119785 - 11/05/05 05:06 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Is this what you had in mind, Jenny?



Peter

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#119786 - 11/06/05 10:43 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Peter, my subscription for your puzzles ran out in October. I have been unable to re-subscribe because my main computer that plays the puzzles crashed. I do want to re-subscribe. Can I do so now before I get my computer back? You can email me at the addess listed here for me. Thanks.

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#119787 - 11/06/05 11:29 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Hi Glenna,

You can resubscribe even if your subscription has expired - all I do is add a year to today's date and your subscription will pick up from where if left off. Of course, if you resubscribe BEFORE your sub expires, I add a year to your expiry date.

Hope this answers your question ... Peter

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#119788 - 11/07/05 03:09 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
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Thanks Peter. I will re-subscribe through email.

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#119789 - 11/10/05 07:30 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Albert Offline
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Registered: 11/21/99
Posts: 1066
Loc: Glennville, Ga., USA
OK, I have to admit the free month's demo hooked me. It took a bit to get the hang of piece management, but its not that bad when you get the hang of things. For others trying this, I also found changing the background color to a light grey helps a lot.

I'd like to order a subscription, but refuse to use paypal. As I understand it, its a violation of my credit card agreement. Can other arrangements be made? I'm willing to mail a cashiers check to Austalia and patiently wait for it to clear.

Anyway, thanks Peter. I think you're on to something.

Albert

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#119790 - 11/10/05 08:03 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/00
Posts: 664
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Hi Albert,

Please e-mail me direct for alternative arrangements.

Thanks ... Peter

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#119791 - 11/11/05 07:20 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
joanieS Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
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Loc: Piney Woods of East Texas
What do you mean, a violation of the credit card agreement? Is this something I need to know about?
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#119792 - 11/11/05 08:55 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Albert Offline
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Registered: 11/21/99
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Loc: Glennville, Ga., USA
There was a thread here at GameBoomers several years ago about paypal. A fellow Boomer ran into some overcharge problems. Normally, most credit cards limit your liability for fraudulent charges to $50, but this case was way over that. She got stuck eating the whole thing because of a clause in the credit card agreement about third party arbitration of disputed charges. Something like that. I don't remember the details, but I do remember our dear Gatorlaw's response that it was indeed a violation of the credit card agreement. Things may have changed since then, I don't know. But I tend to be a very cautious person and remember such things. I don't have a problem using my credit card over the internet because of the above mentioned liability limit. Online transactions are a two way street. I suspect vendors are more susceptible to fraud than consumers, so I understand the interest in such services. If someone knows better, please enlighten us.

I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers here.

Albert

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#119793 - 11/11/05 11:03 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
joanieS Offline
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I wonder how much traffic slows down on this site on Fridays?

wink
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#119794 - 11/11/05 03:19 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Quite so joannieS - I'm thinking seriously about putting a one minute delay between each e-mail - trouble is the folk at the end of the list may get a little upset at the late arrival of their weekly fix smile

Peter

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#119795 - 11/12/05 06:29 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
joanieS Offline
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Loc: Piney Woods of East Texas
Actually, I meant the GameBoomers site. We are all so busy on Friday with our new puzzles we don't have time to post on GameBoomers.
I introduced Peter's World to my neighbor after I got hooked. She just subscribed yesterday and now we have a great connection and discussions over the proverbial backyard fence about the puzzles.
Hmmmm! Subscriptions would make good Christmas presents to enlarge my personal group of Mulawaites. think
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#119796 - 11/12/05 06:35 AM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/00
Posts: 664
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Have a look on the Info Page (the link comes in your weekly e-mail) and check out the Gift Subscription - you can even have it delivered on Christmas Day!

Peter

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#119797 - 11/14/05 01:36 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Clare Offline
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Registered: 01/12/00
Posts: 691
Loc: London, UK
Well, I just ordered a subscription using my first ever PayPal transaction and came on here to share my excitement happydance when what should I see but the news that PayPal violates my credit card agreement! slapforehead

keeping my fingers crossed that all is ok. eek

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#119798 - 11/14/05 02:03 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9665
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
Peter, I don't know about Jenny, but I would love a puzzle with a castle on the order of the one in your post. Beautiful.
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#119799 - 11/14/05 02:38 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
mulawa1 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/00
Posts: 664
Loc: Queensland, Australia
Draclvr,

It's already done and I really enjoyed solving it but sadly it's No 304 so you'll have a little time to wait smile

Clare,

All I can tell you is that I have been using PayPal for years both buying and selling. In all of the hundreds of transactions I've never had a single problem or a single complaint from my Credit Card Company.

I think Albert's comment may arise from the time when PayPal used to make a little posting (1 cent from memory) to your account to check the validity of your info when you joined - some credit card companies didn't like that but I don't think PayPal do that anymore.

Anyway ... I repeat ... I have alternative arrangements for anyone who doesn't want to use PayPal - just e-mail me.

Peter

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#119800 - 11/14/05 05:48 PM Re: So ... what's Peter up to? Free jigsaw subscription...
Clare Offline
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Registered: 01/12/00
Posts: 691
Loc: London, UK
Thanks Peter - I got your welcome email so something must have happened right. I must admit I find the whole process somewhat mysterious and magical (the paying, not the jigsaws - though they are magical too!) smile

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