CTAN update: dPS

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Wed Jun 10 14:48:05 CEST 2020

Donald P. Story submitted an update to the



Version number: 2020-06-03
License type: lppl

Summary description: Create a "matching" game with a hidden message

Announcement text:

Das Puzzle Spiel (dps) is a LaTeX package for creating a puzzle, a message 
actually, and a series of questions and answers. The document consumer 
matches the questions with the answers. With each match, another letter 
appears in the puzzle. Upon completion of all questions, the message 
hidden in the puzzle is revealed. The puzzle is primarily designed for the 
screen, but you can optionally create the game for paper. DPS was created 
as a learning tool.

What's new (2020-06-03) Several options usebtnappr and uselayers. These 
are to support the creation of extended questions; the latter uses layers 
to typeset the questions into the document; the former uses icon 
appearances to do the same. Also, new is you can optionally create a 
sideshow. A sideshow is a tiled graphic that is progressively revealed as 
the player works through the puzzle. There is an additional option of 
having the tiled graphic appear randomly in the designated area and have a 
bubble sort rearrange the tiles into their proper order. There are many 
other changes and bug fixes.

The package should work for users of dvips->distiller, pdflatex, lualatex, 
and xelatex. The usebtnappr option is available to all workflows. The 
uselayers option requires the dvips->distiller workflow and the aeb_pro 




This package is located at 

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Erik Braun


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