Towers

from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection


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Most modern browsers should support WASM. I've had reports of success from:

If this puzzle isn't working in one of those browsers (or a later version), check to see whether you have any local configuration that might have turned off WebAssembly completely, or some kind of blocking software that might have prevented the WASM code from being downloaded in the first place.

(For example, in Firefox, it's possible to turn off WASM completely by setting javascript.options.wasm to false in the about:config interface. If you've done that, or something analogous in another browser, this puzzle won't run.)

In other browsers, the problem might be that WebAssembly isn't supported at all (for example, Internet Explorer 11), or that a browser update is needed.

If you think that your browser should support WebAssembly, but this puzzle still isn't running, then please report the problem, including as much diagnostic information as you can find.

In particular, try opening your browser's Javascript error console and then reloading this page, and tell me if it reports any error messages.

Also, if your browser has a network diagnostic tab, try the same experiment, to make sure it is successfully loading both of the auxiliary files towers.js and towers.wasm.


Fill in the grid with towers whose heights range from 1 to the grid size, so that every possible height appears exactly once in each row and column, and so that each clue around the edge counts the number of towers that are visible when looking into the grid from that direction. (Taller towers hide shorter ones behind them. So the sequence 2,1,4,3,5 would match a clue of 3 on the left, because the 1 is hidden behind the 2 and the 3 is hidden behind the 4. On the right, it would match a clue of 1 because the 5 hides everything else.)

To place a tower, click in a square to select it, then type the desired height on the keyboard. To erase a tower, click to select a square and then press Backspace.

Right-click in a square and then type a number to add or remove the number as a pencil mark, indicating tower heights that you think might go in that square.

Left-click on a clue to mark it as done (grey it out). To unmark a clue as done, left-click on it again.

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(last modified on Wed Apr 28 01:47:05 2021)