Another bug fixed in Spellunker

Spellunker should now run happily for all users.

Bug fixed - system crashed if admin rights for Windows sound was disabled.  Some PC's in schools are set up so sound can only play through the headphones - so as not to annoy tired teachers.  Spellunker will now 'fail silently' in these circumstances.  If you are having no problems with version then there is probably no need to upgrade at this point.

Happy Spellunking!
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Bug fixed in Spellunker

I became aware of a bug in Spellunker that crashed the game shortly upon loading.  This bug is now fixed and you can download the latest version of Wordsworth's adventures on the downloads page by following this link.

I have now test the game on my Windows 7 and 8.1 machines and everything is working as expected.  I have also run the game from a USB device without any problems.  If anyone still has difficulties getting version working, please let me know through the contact forms on this page.

Join Worthsworth Spellunker on his adventures in the Qwerty Caverns.

Cast 'spells' using the letters provide to defeat the various obstacles in Wordsworth's way.

Defeat the Semanticore and the dreaded killer spelling bees.

Score points for the longest possible word within the time limit.
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Spellunker - the adventures of Wordsworth Spellunker

Introducing our latest game - Spellunker (the adventures of Wordsworth Spellunker)!

Spellunker is a spelling game for Windows.  Defeat each level by earning as many points as you can spelling words from the letters you are given.  Help our hero, Wordsworth Spellunker find his missing parents by defeating the Semanticore!  Ride the Lexicorn and out spellunk the cyclops.

Just beware of the Killer Spelling Bees!

Spellunker is a spelling game with a story (thanks to Ben for writing the story, and Pob for the artwork).

Play with your mouse or touch screen.  Over twenty levels of spelling fun awaits you...

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Three minutes - Sixteen letters.  Spell as many words as you can to defeat each level.  The longer the word, the more points you score.

Help our Hero Wordworth Spellunker find his parents by defeating the various perils of the Qwerty Caverns.

File Analyser

File analyser

There is a common misconception in computing that computer files have inherent qualities about them that define them.  For example, image files actually ARE pictures, and that .wav and .mp3 files actually ARE sounds, when in reality they are a series of binary values stored on disk. I have also seen students attempting to convert bitmap files into jpeg format by removing the .bmp extension and replacing it with .jpg (completely ignoring any compression codecs and metadata required)!

The reality is that all files a series of binary 'bytes' that are interpreted by your operating system or associated codecs as needed.  There is nothing inherently 'image-y' about the bytes of an image file - in fact you can load it into any other package - it just wont make much sense to your computer.

The Superdecade Games file analyser program is designed to show how files can be interpreted in different ways, in other words to show the binary nature of all files.

When you load the program you will have 12 options to choose from:  View your file as Binary, ASCII, Hex or denary values; view your file interpreted as colour information; view your file interpreted as sound information, or get a character distribution - ie which ASCII values are most common in your file.

The program is at an early stage of development, however your interest may prompt further development.

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Choose from one of 12 output modes.

View your file as binary data.

View your file as HEX, ASCII or denary.

Convert an image file into 'music' played on one of three musical scales.

Interpret your image as coloured 'pixels'.

Get character distribution data for your graphics package.  Here we are looking at the most common characters in a MS-WORD file (the most common character is an 'e' - by the way).