# DUMMIES DISC

Dummies disc is a kind of experiment. It is not useful in**any**way. Really !

## WHY

This is demo of simple A.I. algorithms of**best solution seeking**.

Dummies disc teaches how to use "deep-search", "breadth-search" and "a-star" search.

Written with DirectX 8 API. It

**doesn't use any external graphic**(only font is imported, no .png or .jpg files used in project) - all

**graphic is generated with code**.

Written in 200

**x**(don't even remember what the

**x**may be).

It's a proof of concept... of some concept...

## RULES

Imagine a ring (a toro). The ring contains 8 separated parts (slice) - every part the same size, but different color.Imagine 3 more rings as same as that one before. Each smaller than the previous...

You've got Disk of Dummies - look at image below:

Now, spin randomly each ring in any direction you want, as many times as you want. You'll get something similar to this:

The GOAL is to turn the disk back to the ordered state with

**MINIMAL SET OF MOVES**. The MOVE is defined as turning one ring by 45 degrees in any direction.

It looks simple - and it IS simple. The problem is 4-year-child level. So, what's the point ?

The math behind it... A thousands of hard-math problems similar to this - but large scale...

## The screenshot

The "application" look'n'feel:click to enlarge

## DOWNLOAD

If you really want this... Download and share - this is freeware:DOWNLOAD DISK OF DUMMIES - *.exe 248 KB