Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint Version 4.0 beta 1


Introducing Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint Version 4.0 beta 1. Brace yourself, as this release essentially redefines the way you play the game.

In previous versions, you had to remember the solutions to your Wheel of Fortune puzzles in your head (or on a solution card). There was friction between you and your contestants as you fumbled trying to remember how many M's were in your puzzle and where they were located. Starting with this release, I am proud to state that those days are numbered. Introducing Set Up Puzzles, a new method to prepare your puzzles in advance!

Monday, October 23, 2017

New Icons for PowerPoint Games

I'm still migrating files out of MediaFire, but in the meantime, I thought it was a good idea to add icons to all my PowerPoint games on the Projects page. Yes, even the ancient projects I've abandoned years ago have been given icons. Here's a glance of what I've made.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tim's Slideshow Games is switching to Google Drive

Update (Nov 10): The migration process is complete.

After six years of service, I am planning to retire MediaFire and migrate all of my downloadable projects to Google Drive. The reason? Unlike MediaFire, Google Drive does not serve ads while downloading and appears to be more robust to use.

For cleaner download links, I am using my Github page to process download queries. Here's an example on how it works. The below URL,


will download the latest stable release of Bingo Master Board PLUS.

To download a specific version (in this case version 1.0), you'd add the following parameter to the URL, like so:


So far, I have only moved Bingo Master Board PLUS to Google Drive. The migration process will take a while for all projects, especially the old ones. So for the time being, expect a mixture of MediaFire and Github -> Google Drive based download links. I'll edit this post when I'm done migrating every project.

Hope this proves to be a better download experience!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bingo Master Board PLUS Version 2.0: Features Galore!


Version 2.0

I'll admit, the first release of Bingo Master Board PLUS was rushed. The code was a mess, it only had one distinguishing feature, and it was all built up within less than a day. That's why version 2.0 is ready to roll, addressing the sloppiness from v1.0 and introducing a plethora of new useful Bingo features. Let's take a look, shall we?

What's Changed

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bingo Master Board PLUS for LibreOffice - More Info

Want better rendering and animations? Check out the PowerPoint version.



Released: October 15, 2017
Size: 161 KB

Description
Now you can project and play Bingo games using free open source software.

This LibreOffice version, a macro-powered presentation, tries its best to port as many master board features as it can from its PowerPoint brethren. Although not everything could be ported due to LibreOffice limitations, it retains the core PLUS feature: the ability to randomly (and manually) draw Bingo balls.

Need help setting this game up? Click here for my troubleshooting tips.

Compatible with:
- LibreOffice Impress 5.4 or newer on Windows, macOS, and Linux

You'll need to enable macros for Bingo Master Board PLUS to work. Instructions can be found within the file and on my LibreOffice troubleshooting post.

Screenshots:



 

LibreOffice Troubleshooting Tips

LibreOffice is impressive for being a completely free office suite, but it's not without its share of problems. Here are some issues I've encountered while testing Bingo Master Board PLUS for LIbreOffice and what I recommend to solve them.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Bingo Master Board PLUS - More Info

Don't have PowerPoint? Try the LibreOffice version.


Click here to Download

Released: September 24, 2017
Updated: October 17, 2017 (version 2.0)
Size: 210 KB

Description
Bingo Master Board, taken to the next level.

Bingo Master Board PLUS is a macro-powered PowerPoint that adds several key features from the original: The big one is the ability to draw Bingo balls within the presentation. That means you no longer need a mechanical roller or a separate program to play Bingo. Simply press a button within the master board, and it'll take care of the rest! You can also select a winning pattern and even hide the master board from view.

Despite its name, Bingo Master Board PLUS is free of charge. The VBA is also open source, so you can feel confident enabling those macros. 

Compatible With:
-Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or newer
-PowerPoint for Mac 2011 or newer

You'll need to enable macros for Bingo Master Board PLUS to work.

Screenshots: