Guess Who Game

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    Guess Who Game

    Try out this game and tell me what you think. You just pretend you are some character from a TV show and answer the questions as such and the game will guess who you are. I wrote it a long time ago, but just came across it and thought it might be a little fun...
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    wow! it's smart!

    ...until it gets one wrong...
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    Well, do you think I could program in every single character ever on television? My goal was not to build a game that could identify every single character from the onset. It was to build a game that learns from the players. At inception the db had nothing in it and I had to play over and over to build it. You start from scratch and any time the computer can not figure out who you are you are obliged to add your character and a question to the database. Before posting it here I added several of the most popular characters I could think of. Sorry it isn't more comprehensive.

    If you want to get a real kick out of a game like this that you will likely not be able to stump, go to: http://www.smalltime.com/dictator.html which is where I got the idea for the game from (it actually has an extensive list of dictators too). After seeing that unbelievably unstoppable game in action I wanted to give such a game a try using a binary tree instead of a database and I succeeded.

    In any case, thanks for checking it out.

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    no really it is pretty smart. it got my 1st 2 correct: Rachel from friends and Homer Simpson
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    I picked Alf, and it guessed I was Chandler from Friends.


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    Well you gotta admit they are two very similar characters, except of course that one likes to eat house pets and the other one is an alien...

    Again, check out my program to see that it actually works and can guess a few (very few) very popular characters. To "really" play (and I recommed you do because it really is a ton of fun) go to that link I posted before. My program builds on entries made by the player, so if it is stumped, add your character and continue on. Originally I envisioned a central server with the database file and every time someone played it would be updated, but I just left it as a local game.
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    I did, but it wouldn't let me play because I don't feel like opening the correct port for it. I've played before (maybe not the same game), and it was really complete, but I think I stumped it using somethign retardedly obscure.

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    I guess it doesn't really know many Disney characters :P


    But that dictator knows like everything.

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    I stumped the dictator twice today with Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie from Simple Life. I'm betting all these reality shows have resulted in countless additions to the game.

    How about if you guys just list as many obscure and/or popular TV characters as you can and I will generate a huge file and distribute the game with the list I generate? But of course the solutionless problem in that is that it will always get stumped eventually and the user will have to add to it himself, thus taking away from the fun... Eh.

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    It'd be easier to just list more obscure TV shows and you could get the full casts from IMDB or something.

    I'll start with Sports Night, the greatest television show ever.

    edit: This won't work anyways - we'd have to answer all sorts of questions with them or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    This won't work anyways - we'd have to answer all sorts of questions with them or something
    The only reason this wouldn't work is that if I am the only one adding things to the DB, I won't be very successful not knowing each character from every show imaginable. Otherwise, the answering all sorts of questions would be just fine. That's exactly how the program works. You just go through the list until you are asked to add the character then the next time someone goes through it, they will answer the same questions and find them where you added them. It really is a thing best run just the way that site does it: over the net with contributions from countless players.

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    > It really is a thing best run just the way that site does it: over the net with contributions from countless players.

    That's kinda what I was trying to say, but being dumb, it didn't really come out right

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    Try this game http://www.20q.net/index.html - it's impressive. The anonymous login is "censored" - I suggest you become a member.

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    Every time I played it got it wrong. I tried Frasier from Fresier and Monica from Friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bludstayne
    Every time I played it got it wrong. I tried Frasier from Fresier and Monica from Friends.
    If you're talking about Lucky's game, I just did Monica and it worked just fine. Not male, not red haired, always cleaning up.

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