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Cipher  1990

Cipher is a cryptogram game. A quotation is encrypted by switching all instances of each letter to another letter. These look hard, but I have learned to really enjoy them. The most frequent letter in any phrase is often the letter E, and single letter words must be A or I. Two letter words often end with T, and by looking for three letter words that start with the same letter that could be "the", and four letter words that begin and end with the same letter that could be "that", you slowly fill the other words with letters until you can guess what the words might be. Cipher fills in every instance of a letter when you guess what it is, can show you every other instance of that letter in the phrase, and can offer hints like giving a list of letter frequency, remove your incorrect guesses, or tell you the correct answer for whatever letter you want to know. Scoring is based on things like completion time and incorrect guesses. There are 200 quotes in this game, with only the first 32 playable in the shareware version.

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Graphics modes

EGA Mode 10h
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Cipher

Downloads

Complete version history:

Cipher v2.2 Shareware (103,985 bytes) 1 September 1994 DOS Play online
Cipher v2.11 Shareware (79,393 bytes) 11 February 1992 DOS
Cipher v2.1 Shareware (86,083 bytes) 9 October 1991 DOS
Cipher v2.0 Shareware (83,737 bytes) 7 March 1991 DOS
Cipher v1.2 Shareware (68,367 bytes) 18 April 1990 DOS
Cipher v1.0 Shareware (60,461 bytes) 22 January 1990 DOS
Cipher v1.1 Shareware (Still searching) xxxx DOS

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Availability

Arcanum Computing still sells the registered version of this game for $15 on floppy disk.