TicTactics

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Title Screen

TicTactics

Also known as: 3-D TicTacToe, Qubic
Developer: Robert Donner
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Windows


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

It's Tic-Tac-Toe in 3D glory!

Contents

Options screen

TictacticsOptions.png

This options screen isn't used at all in the game, which instead has the options available from the drop-down menu. The developers probably thought it was useless to have a dialog box for the two features that can actually be changed.

The "Computer Player" part references two non-existing icons, which may have been icons denoting the difficulty level. Interestingly, it can be unchecked - maybe the game once featured a two-player mode?

Tictactics-dunce.png Tictactics-genius.png Tictactics-tic3.png Tictactics-tic4.png

Interestingly, the missing icons are present with the game's source code (included in the leaked NT 4 source), along with 2 icons depicting the 3x3x3 and 4x4x4 modes.

Source Code Oddities

In 2004, a large portion of the Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 source code was leaked. Despite most of them not being in NT 4.0, the source code for several Microsoft Entertainment Pack games were included as well. These oddities are also present in Rattler Race and Minesweeper.

Alternate Names

/****************************************************************************

    PROGRAM: 3-D TicTacToe   (a.k.a. Qubic, TicTactics)

****************************************************************************/

At the start of tictac.c, a couple alternate names for the game are mentioned.

Unused PC Speaker Code

A large chunk of sound.c, which appears to be code for beeping sounds through the PC speaker, is commented out. See the Notes page for the code.

Misc.

NO NO NO NO NO
Please copy tic.exe and aboutwep.dll to your machine and run it from there.

In an early version of the game this message would appear if it was ran from "X:\\WINGAMES\\TICTACTO\\TIC.EXE".

SORRY
This game has expired. Please obtain an official copy from the Windows Entertainment Package.

This would appear if an early version of the game was ran after October 1990.