Screens

I guess you’d like to see what it looks like before you consider downloading it. These shots are obviously much smaller than their actual size which is designed to almost fill a 1024×768 screen.

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Select how many teams/players will be playing

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The Stu’s Quiz Boxes Game Board

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The Quiz Boxes Question Panel and Scoreboard

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New in v3.0! You can now easily insert images/photos into any question panel!

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The Quiz Boxes Question Editor

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Just one of the built-in Quiz Boxes Skins

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30 responses

2 04 2008
Jean

I have downloaded the game, but I can’t see the entire screen, so I can’t find the exit and have to control alt delete to get out of the game.

2 04 2008
jeopardygame

Hi Jean, Are you running at 1024×768 or higher resolution? You need to be. If you are only 800×600, you can’t use the game.

Also, in the Display Properties in Windows Control Panel, you need to make sure you DON’T have Large Fonts turned on. It screws things up. Let me know if you are still stuck.

18 04 2008
Sean

Hi Stu,

I can tell already that this program is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks so much for giving your time away. I know many will benefit. Bravo.
I do have a dilemma, however. I tried the FAQ’s but still no help. I’m running Window XP sp2. I’m at 1024×768 res. Normal Fonts (not large) and yet the game board and player selection window all sit low and to the right of my monitor. This causes all buttons at the bottom to be out of reach as well as I can’t see the far right category. Any ideas? Thanks Again!

19 04 2008
jeopardygame

Hi Sean.
Can you take a screenshot and e-mail it to me as an attachment? Is this a desktop or a notebook? Perhaps you are running a 1024×768 display size on an 800×600 screen size?

22 04 2008
paralleldivergence

Sean, thanks for sending me the screen cap.

OK, yes. You DEFINITELY have LARGE FONTS turned on.

– Right-click your desktop wallpaper
– Choose Properties from the popup menu
– Click the Settings tab
– Click Advanced
– Change DPI setting from Large Size (120dpi) to Normal size (96 dpi)
– Click OK.
– Click OK.

It may ask you to reboot – depending on the graphics card.
Try Jeopardy agin. Should be fine.

28 06 2008
steve gauthier

Is there a way to synch a sound clip when application opens. “this is Jeopardy”

28 06 2008
steve gauthier

I work in the Health and Safety field and can see this changing the way I train, making it fun… Is there any timers available?

28 06 2008
jeopardygame

Hi Steve. No, there is no opening sound that is played. There are no timers included at present. Unfortunately you can’t expect everything in a free program, but maybe one day I’ll add that functionality.

4 12 2008
Matt

Hey Stu
me and my teacher don’t know how to put pics in the quizes
Can you help us!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

4 12 2008
jeopardygame

Hi Matt,

Firstly, have you followed the step-by-step instructions here:

https://jeopardygame.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/include-images-in-your-quizzes-step-by-step/

If yes, tell me where you are stuck.

31 03 2009
profBev

Love the new version—-I have used this in my college classroom to review before exams on books like “Rocket Boys” and “A Place to Stand”. I have 28 students in 4 groups. The group captain selects the question and the group has 30 seconds to discuss the lower questions up to a minute for the 1000 point question and the daily double. This has been an incredibly fun activity for the students who created the questions. Much interaction is visible. Thank you—I have just donated to the cause and am so appreciative of your efforts.

31 03 2009
paralleldivergence

Excellent profBev. It’s great how different educators find different ways of using the software and they’re all effective! Thanks very much for your kind donation.
Stu.

30 04 2009
Melissa

I am so excited to find this! I was searching for jeopardy type games to play with my 6th graders. I am giving a quiz next week and I want to use this as a review game. I just downloaded it to my classroom computer. If I want to make quiz files at home (on my own laptop) do I need to download it to my own computer, make the quiz file and save to my flashdrive? I am not sure how to transfer the quiz file from my flashdrive to the classroom computer so we can play it in school. Please help!

Thank you! I can’t wait to play this game with my students!

30 04 2009
paralleldivergence

Hi Melissa. There’s a couple of ways. You can setup Jeopardy on the classroom PC and set it up at home. Make your quiz at home and save it. When you make the quiz in the first place, it asks you where you want to save it and what you want to call it. It can go in any folder, even the desktop. the file ends up as a .txt file called whatever you called it. Find that file in My Computer and copy it to a USB stick or email it to yourself. Back at school, place that file in any folder (but the Jeopardy\quizzes folder is the best to use) and then open that quiz file. Simple!

Even easier, don’t setup Jeopardy on either PC. Set it up on a folder on your USB stick and run the whole thing from there in any computer. All your quizzes AND the program can follow you around, ready to be played from the stick itself. Hope that answers.

17 08 2009
Ken

Anyone who needs theme music to play off to the side: The website http://www.televisiontunes.com/ has any theme music you can think of to download. The 30-35 second ones are the theme often played in final jeopardy as they get 30 seconds to write. Others are opening credits over the years. With a little practice you can get good opening the final jeopary question, and then click on something to the side to start up the tick down in Windows Media or Real or some other audio player.

Stu — Anyway to remove or replace the “Stu’s Double Jeopardy” on the screens?

17 08 2009
paralleldivergence

Hi Ken. Thanks for sharing the link. For Final Jeopardy Music, I rename the 30 second music file as JFJ.MP3 and place it in the same folder as the quiz I am hosting. It then displays the sound icon on the question panel and I just click that when the question appears to start the Jeopardy thinking music going. Works well.

Can you remove or replace the “Stu’s Double Jeopardy” title? Unfortunately no. That’s the price you pay for getting the program for free. 🙂

6 12 2011
JP

Hey there. This game is AWESOME. I can’t wait to use it during my presentation. I am trying to follow your steps for adding the mp3 file and and isn’t working. Should it be placed in the sound folder? I think I’m missing as step…..P.S. DONATIONS coming 🙂

6 12 2011
Stu

Hi JP. Glad you like it! The MP3 files must be named specially and placed in the SAME folder as your Quiz (.txt) file. Full instructions are here: https://jeopardygame.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/make-an-mp3-jeopardy-game-step-by-step/ – download a quiz like this one which includes sounds and you’ll see exactly how it works – https://jeopardygame.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/audio-visual-trivia-quiz/

21 05 2012
feq

Hello! I am wondering why my questions in the second and 3rd categories have not been saved only the answers. what I got in stead where images. what should I do next?

21 05 2012
paralleldivergence

Because you saved your Quiz file into a folder that already contained another quiz that had images in it. Try move your quiz file into the Quizzes folder.

8 09 2009
Lise

Just downloaded the program… but the default skin is not the default I would expect… it is Sydney… I went to the skins folder and it appears that the images for the default version are missing… can you make these available for download please as I need a less cluttered look for my lower functioning students.

Thanks!

8 09 2009
paralleldivergence

Hi Lise.

That’s not right. I just downloaded it and the default skin is the noomal one shown above. “Sydney” is one of the optional skins included. When you go to the Skins menu, is there one called “1Jeopardy Original”? if yes, double-click it.

16 08 2010
Sally

First, thanks for your wonderful program!
My question is whether there can be any changes made to the Question Panel and Scoreboard screen. I’d like to change the color, if possible, to coordinate with the outer skin.

16 08 2010
paralleldivergence

Hi Sally. No, you are stuck with the question panel background that is built into the program.

8 04 2011
Natalie

Hi,

I am making a medical jeapordy quiz and was hoping to insert powerpoint slides AFTER the answer screen to better explain to the residents why the particular answer is correct. Is there a way to do that?

9 04 2011
paralleldivergence

There’s no option to do this within quizboxes, but you could have the powerpoint running simultaneously and switch between them using Alt-TAB. Of course, that would only work if questions were asked in a specific order.

7 12 2011
JP

Hi Stu-
Thanks for your help. Works great! After seeing all the presentations my classmates have done (boring standing in front of the class READING), I’m so excited about presenting on Friday. My professor is as well 🙂

1 02 2012
Alan Kmiecik

Stu, are you making the source code available for Quizboxes? There are a few mods I would like to make (eg. change font size, enable pictures in answer)?

Thanks for the software, been having a blast with it in class for a few years now.

1 02 2012
Alan Kmiecik

ps. Could the Student Response Network be used as a buzzer for teams to buzz in?

1 02 2012
paralleldivergence

Hi Alan, glad you’re liking QuizBoxes. I’ll be starting work on an update shortly and these options are on the wish list. SRN is perfect for buzzing in for QuizBoxes – have a read: http://studentresponsenetwork.com/2009/11/29/playing-quizboxes-with-srn-clients-as-buzzers/

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