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Peeking into the Queue
This is one of the games that can be quit and continued later because it saves the game on your harddisk each time you start a new level, or go to the main menu. This also allows you to peek into the entire queue and plan your strategy on the whole queue and not just the 4 you can see. Just start a level, and write down the entire queue but don't place the last piece on the board. Instead, just click Quit. After that when you play the game, select "Resume Game" and you will get the same game again. But this time you know what's coming. Since getting ML10 requires large combos, this may be the only way to get ML10.
Since the Flowerz solver is available, you can view the entire queue at once just by uploading your savegame to the solver.
If you are in the middle of the game with a reasonably high score, you can quit and restart the game. You can then continue where you left off, but your score will also be added to your lifetime total. Your score is only reset if you place the final flower and lose the game.
If you are using the solver, you can use the 60 seconds it takes the solver to run to quit (you must press "Main Menu" before pressing "Quit"), restart the game and watch the pre-game ad.
There is no difference in scoring between Standard and Export mode. Although the game does support a different scoring system for Expert mode.
The formula for calculating the score for a single match is :
score = (10 + 10*(length of match - 3))
for cascade matches (matches made by cleverly matching the inner colors of flowers) additional bonus is given:
score = score * CascadeLevel * 4
For example :
The first match (the 5 blue flowers) will score score = 10 + 10 * (5 - 3) = 30
The Cascaded match (5 yellow flowers) will score score = 10 + 10 * (5 - 3) = 30 but because of the cascade it's multiplied score = score * 1 * 4 = 120
The Next Cascaded match (5 red flowers) will score score = 10 + 10 * (5 - 3) = 30 but because of the cascade it's multiplied score = score * 2 * 4 = 240
So in total, if you ever manage to create the example, it would give you 30 + 120 + 240 = 390 points.
Another example :
This combo gives you 2490 points. Allthough the game stops showing your score after the 5th cascade level, you still get the points.
How to use the solver
Step 1: Start a game of Flowerz (New Game or Resume Game)
Step 2: Locate the file called FlowerzSave.sol on your computer:
The path is something like:
- For XP users: C:\Documents and Settings\<Your_Name>\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\<AAAAAAAA>\zone.msn.com\
- For Vista users: C:\users\<my_name>\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\#SharedObjects\<AAAAAAAA>\zone.msn.com\
- Open "My Computer"
- Access the C:\ drive
- Access "Documents and settings"
- Access <yourself> (the computer user you are logged in as)
- In the browser menu, select "Tools" and "Folder Options" from the drop-down menu. Select the "View" tab and in the "Advanced Settings" panel select to "Show hidden files and folders". Then close the folder option window.
- You should now see extra folders. Access "Application Data"
- Access "Macromedia"
- Access "Flash Player"
- Access "#SharedObjects"
- Access the 8-character folder - different for every computer. (Mine is 3YHG....)
- Access "zone.msn.com"
- The file is there as "FlowerzSave.sol"
Step 3: Make a backup copy of the file FlowerzSave.sol (this will allow to go back to your last saved game)
Step 4: Launch the solver
Step 5: Hit the Browse button (This will open an explorer type window), Follow the path identified in Step 2 to select the FlowerzSave.sol file located on your computer, Click the Open button (this will select the file and close the window) and Hit the Upload button.
The solver will load up the status of your board, all the tiles in the queue and start computing a "solution". Once the computation is done, you can start making the suggested moves in the game screen.
Step 6: After making the moves suggested by the solver (or part of them), Hit "Main Menu" and "Resume Game" in Flowerz, Hit Browse in the solver, Select the file and Hit Upload. Alternatively, before hitting 'solve' for the first time, select the entire file path from the text box, and either right click copy, or press ctrl+c to copy the whole file path. Then each time you wish to upload the file, just press ctrl+v to paste it back into the box. I have saved a notpad document with the file path, so each time I used the solver I had it to hand.
According to the title page, we are currently running v1, dated May 16 2008.