January 17, 2015 in Gaming (F)
[prMac.com] Quechee, Vermont - PFiddlesoft has announced the release of version 1.1.6 of Waccy Accy(TM), the second application in the PFiddle Collection. Waccy Accy is a game based on Apple's Accessibility API that is pfun for all users, including users with impaired vision. This version of Waccy Accy includes minor code updates and fixes a few minor bugs.
To win Waccy Accy, reveal your full user name by flipping the placards displaying placeholders so they show their hidden characters. You fill in the blanks by moving the mouse pointer over text elements on the screen containing the missing letters. The more you play Waccy Accy, the more familiar you will become with where things are on your desktop. You play against the clock, and your best time is recorded for posterity. It's surprisingly hard, and pfun, too - really!
Be quick. Placards flip back to the placeholder side as time goes by, and they flip back faster if you have a shorter user name. It's hard to make up for a lost character, because once you use a UI element, it's dead - you can't use it again. Worse yet, if you click the mouse or use keyboard shortcuts to reveal more UI elements, all the placards flip back to the placeholder side as a penalty and you have to start over. And don't be too quick, or you'll pass over a UI element before there's time to read it. Whew!!! This is harder than it sounds!
Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of Waccy Accy 1.1.6 now. Visit the PFiddle Collection website now to watch a video of Waccy Accy in action. (Requires Safari or another browser that can display QuickTime HTML5 video elements.)
The PFiddle Collection is a growing collection of useful and pfun Macintosh software. Buy the collection once for $4.95 (USD), and enjoy any and all applications in the collection, now and in the future, without additional charge.
The first application in the PFiddle Collection, Applidude(TM), was released late in 2010 and updated today. Applidude floats over your screen and reminds you which application is currently active. Applidude is great for users with impaired vision, and for all of us who sometimes forget where we are. The third PFiddle, Pointer Noodge(TM), was released in the spring of 2011 and also updated today. Pointer Noodge slows down the system pointer, removing mouse, trackpad and trackball acceleration so you can place the pointer exactly where you want it in any application, and it includes many other ways to make the pointer more useful.
Formed by Bill Cheeseman to develop and market Macintosh software based on Apple's Accessibility technologies, PFiddlesoft(TM) has unmatched experience controlling the Macintosh Graphical User Interface using AppleScript and other technologies. PFiddlesoft distributes applications written by Bill Cheeseman and formerly distributed by PreFab Software, Inc., including UI Browser, UI Actions, Event Taps Testbench, and the PFiddlesoft Frameworks. These products for Mac OS X carry on the tradition of PreFab Player, a seminal product released for the classic Mac OS in 1994. UI Browser was first released in 2003 to support Apple's GUI Scripting and Accessibility technologies. It was followed in 2004 by UI Actions, implementing "universal attachability" for AppleScript, and in 2007 by Event Taps Testbench, a free developer utility to explore Quartz Event Taps. The PFiddle Collection was introduced in 2010. It is a growing collection of useful and fun Macintosh software. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 PFiddlesoft is a trademark of PreForm Assistive Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.