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Author Topic: Sleeping Elephants - One Round on a Single Slide, Plus Many Other Features  (Read 7611 times)

Offline powelldr

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Dawson Powell - Slide Master
I would like convey my gratitude to everyone who has used my PowerPoint games in the past. To officially mark my “retirement” from making these PowerPoint games, I went back and updated all of my old games to add new features and fix bugs that I have learned about since the time they were originally made. All games are made to work for PowerPoint Viewer or PowerPoint 2010 and newer.

If you have any questions about using PowerPoint or making your own games, feel free to contact me through Facebook and I will gladly help you out. You can also check out my blog where I posted a few tips for PowerPoint and technology for the classroom.

"Ultimate" Games
Games for the entire period, with in-game scoreboards, randomized prizes, and stream-lined gameplay.
-Super Mario- -Super Luigi- -Mario Kart- -Sonic the Hedgehog-

"Redux" Games
My versions of commonly made games with updated features for easy editing and play.
-Trashketball- -Sleeping Elephants- -Golden Bell- -Jeopardy!-
-Connect Four- -Four Corners- -Super Mario Golden Bell- -골든벨-
-Pass the Bomb (originally by RUFUS)-
-Doraemon (originally by Kyle Ludeke)-


"Time-Killer" Games
Quick games that fill up extra time and don't require you to pass out any supplies.
-Lucky Die Word Lotto- -What's Wrong?-
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 04:31:37 PM by powelldr »

Offline jayrenegade

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Re: Sleeping Elephants - One Round on a Single Slide, Plus Many Other Features
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 03:26:07 PM »
This is a great template, thanks for making it. Really will save a lot of effort making sleeping elephant games.

Offline Kingeudey

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Re: Sleeping Elephants - One Round on a Single Slide, Plus Many Other Features
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 03:44:06 PM »
Stellar stuff.  Kudos.
The wide screen wouldn't work on mine, but I believe the Full Screen version does.  That makes me worry a bit as I work 3 different schools and if they're all different set ups, it's a pain, but either way, it looks pretty simple to use.
Well done!

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OMG! This is beyond awesome! Thank you!!!

Offline HORI TAKUMA

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Thanks.

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Nice intro slide, but the addition of pics means that entering a new text or pic slide requires you to heavily edit the timers for each slide.  In other words, you are now required to do a lot more editing than you would in the original sleeping elephants game. 

For easy edits, I would add an additional example slide featuring text slides only (no pics).
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 12:18:36 PM by maximmm »

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Nice intro slide, but the addition of pics means that entering a new text or pic slide requires you to heavily edit the timers for each slide.  In other words, you are now required to do a lot more editing than you would in the original sleeping elephants game. 

For easy edits, I would add an additional example slide featuring text slides only (no pics).

Don't copy the first slide, you don't need to. Click the arrow under "New Slide." You will see that there are templates for different timers and team sizes. Pick the one you want. This will give you a blank slide that you can easily add text or pictures into.

Please read the slide notes underneath the first slide. They explain everything about the game.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 08:15:44 AM by powelldr »

Offline maximmm

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Nice intro slide, but the addition of pics means that entering a new text or pic slide requires you to heavily edit the timers for each slide.  In other words, you are now required to do a lot more editing than you would in the original sleeping elephants game. 

For easy edits, I would add an additional example slide featuring text slides only (no pics).

Don't copy the first slide, you don't need to. Click the arrow under "New Slide." You will see that there are templates for different timers and team sizes. Pick the one you want. This will give you a blank slide that you can easily add text or pictures into.

Please read the slide notes underneath the first slide. They explain everything about the game.

The new slide option really did solve my editing issues.  Thanks. 

Offline shellylbelle

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Thank you! This is great. It's the best Sleeping Elephants template I've used. The sound/music doesn't work for me though. Any advice? I downloaded it again just to make sure, but still no sound.

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Thank you! This is great. It's the best Sleeping Elephants template I've used. The sound/music doesn't work for me though. Any advice? I downloaded it again just to make sure, but still no sound.

Which version of Windows and PowerPoint are you using? That might help me figure out the problem.

Offline shellylbelle

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I'm using PowerPoint 2007. Too old?

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I'm using PowerPoint 2007. Too old?

It works in 2007 for me, but I am using Windows 8 and 7. Sometimes older versions of Windows won't play the sounds. You can make the game in PPT 2007, but if you want the sounds try playing it in PPT Viewer 2010.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13

Offline JennyC520

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Amazing stuff! Must have taken ages!! Good work!

Offline JNH

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I know it's been awhile but how do you delete the embedded sound file?

My students get sleepy playing this game so don't want to encourage them with the music, haha.

I see the icon but can't delete it... thank you :)

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You'll need to go to the View tab, then click Slide Master. You can delete it from the Master View.