(see the original madness here and the screenshot archive is here)
Input the letters to make words with in the letters box, and a spec
in the spec box. The spec is a string representing the words that need
to be filled and the multipliers, e.g.:
1113,121 - A four letter word and a three letter word, the last letter
of the four letter word is 3x and the second in the three letter
word is 2x.
3/3/3 combos usually take a ridiculously long time,
so the system is limted to 2 word combos only, up to 8 letters
long, and a max of 15 letters in.
If you want to do more tests, download
the script and play with it a home.
Scoring and time bonus prediction are accurate as of 7/26/02, but who knows,
they might change it in the future.
I made a Spelldown bot that was playing at one time for about seven days. There are
screenshots and some rfb streams of the fun here
and now if you go to hoopajoo.net:1 using
VNC Viewer and in 8 BIT MODE
you can watch one of the streams. It is no longer live, there isn't a dedicated
spelldown machine anymore, and I don't plan on running it again be it seems
pretty silly. At the end, it had 3 million points, and there is no way anything
is going to beat that unless it just runs longer. I eventually just stopped it
because Yahoo! was trying to shut down the server and Ignignot was the only one left on it.