Looking for SPS Solver

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CellarDweller
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Looking for SPS Solver

Does anyone have a copy of SPS Solver from codecola.net? It is no longer available at that site, and I can't find it anywhere online. I had it many years ago but lost it.

If anyone has it and is willing to share, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!

ben
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The YASS solver (part of the Sokoban YASC program) is better than the SPS solver. You can just use YASS.

Is there a particular reason why you want SPS?

ben
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The YASS solver running within YASC has a nice GUI to use.
You can also use the command line version of YASS if you like.

CellarDweller
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No other reason for SPS than it was what I used to use and am familiar with it. I'll check out YASS. Thanks.

CellarDweller
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Not having any luck with YASS or other solvers. None of them appear to be compatible with Bjorn's program. With SPS, all I had to do was import the lurd file and click go, and then wait for it to solve the level. It could solve almost any level.

Is SPS really absolutely gone? No one has a copy or valid download link?

ben
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I don't know what you mean by "compatible".

All of the newer solvers support XSB level format and LURD solution format.

What's not compatible?

With YASS, you don't even need to save the level in a file, you just copy the XSB level data and then paste. Eliminating the need to save to an intermediate file.

ben
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Also, The Sokoban Puzzle Solver (SPS) is very limited by level size.
For example, for slightly bigger levels like level 1 of the SVEN set, it cannot even load.

And for all the small levels that it can load, many it cannot solve.
So, it's not really what you think that it can solve almost all levels you can throw at it.
(sure, it can solve the simple ones like the YM sets and some small levels.)

Also, it's probably better to stay away from solvers if you plan to improve your solving skill.

CellarDweller
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With no detailed documentation that I can find on how to use YASS and others, I haven't been able to figure out how to use them with Bjorn's game. They seem to be made to work only with other games like YASC or Sokoban++, etc.

I remember SPS doing just fine, but my memory could be flawed, as it was a long time ago. And I only use a solver after many attempts; I don't give up easily, but there are a few levels that really stump me.

ben
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I download almost all known solvers I can find and yes I have a copy of SPS. (but looking thru the web, it seems to be difficult to find a copy)

If you leave your email I can send it to you.