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Cross+A Frequently Asked Questions

Installing Cross+A

Question I used the previous version of Cross+A (added new words and edited existing descriptions in the program's database). Now I have download the new version of the program. What must I do to keep my changes in the database?
Answer Before the the new version installing it is recommended to copy the file crossa.dic from the folder 'Documents\Cross+A' to the temporary folder. Install the new version of Cross+A, run it and choose the main menu item "File | Text File Import". Choose the name of the file crossa.dic saved in the temporary folder and insert words into the new database.
Question Should I uninstall an older version of Cross+A before installing the newer one?
Answer Yes, we strongly recommend you to do that.
Question I found a registration code for Cross+A on the hacker's server. Why should I pay money for the program registration when I could get it free?
Answer We don't guarantee the correct work of Cross+A with registration codes found on the hacker's servers. It can be dangerous to your computer.
Question The application crashes or dispays characters with the wrong encoding when the "Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support" region setting is enabled on Windows 10. How can the problem be solved?
Answer It is recommended to disable this setting. Open the Control Panel and select the Region settings. In the Region dialog window, on the Administrative tab, click Change system locale and deactivate Beta: Use UTF-8 for worldwide language support setting. Click OK and restart your computer.

Spell Checking

Question Does Cross+A support check spelling?
Answer Yes, it does. The program can use language modules from Microsoft Office 97/2000 for spell checking. If Microsoft Office is not installed on your computer, or you use the other version of Microsoft Office, you can download the spell checking component from our web-site. Also the free spell checkers Hunspell, Aspell and Ispell can be used.


Question Does Cross+A allow me to solve puzzles manually on the screen?
Answer No, the program supports the automatic mode of the puzzle solving only.
Question I tried to solve the nonogram puzzle 50 x 50 in Cross+A, but even after few hours the puzzle was not solved. Why?
Answer The logic puzzles may be very complicated. Some of them can not be solved by logic methods only. The solving of such tasks will demand the using of computing mathematics methods with large-scale calculations.
Question Does Cross+A create puzzles with unique solutions?
Answer Yes, the created puzzle has only one solution.
Question Does Cross+A create puzzles, that can be solved by human-like logic only?
Answer We can not promise this. The program creates puzzles, using both logic methods and brute force algorithms.
Question May I suggest the new kind of logic puzzles for Cross+A?
Answer Yes. We can not promise that such kind of puzzles will appear in our software, but we shall certainly think about this.
Question Can the generated puzzles be used for commercial purposes?
Answer Yes. Puzzles you create with Cross+A is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes.

But you can not copy the description of the puzzle's rules from our web-site. You have to rephrase text before publishing (you can use synonyms, change the order of words, etc.).


Question Can Cross+A solve Jigsaw Sudoku?
Answer Yes. Jigsaw Sudoku is the variation of the classic Sudoku with irregularly shaped regions (blocks). The Sudoku solver window contains the button Regions. You may click this button and change the default layout of regions. Also the Sudoku generator window contains the option Generate random regions automatically: if the option is selected, the application will create a new layout of regions for every puzzle.


If you have a personal question, please send a message and we shall answer you as soon as possible.