Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint


Released: January 1, 2012
Updated: August 31, 2018 (Version 4.1.1) - What's New
Size: 2.2 MB (Windows), 2.7 MB (Mac)
Description
Now you can be the host of your own Wheel of Fortune game! Grab your contestants, and use this PowerPoint file to get your game going. It's great for your next class activity, party, or social gathering.
  • Create your own puzzles with a built-in editor
  • Play multiple rounds from the game show, such as the mystery and bonus round
  • Animate the stage, and toggle the backdrop of your choice
  • Quickly keep score with Quick Add and dedicated buy vowel/transfer totals buttons
  • Open source VBA so you know this is safe to use
This project reached 45,000+ downloads as of this writing. Thank you all for your support!

Compatible with PowerPoint 2007 or newer for Windows, and PowerPoint 2011 or newer for Mac.  When prompted, you'll need to enable active content and/or macros for the game to work properly. Wheel of Fortune will NOT work on PowerPoint Viewer because it doesn't support active content.

Wheel graphics created by wheelgenius, used with permission.


Screenshots (Click to enlarge)




"Wheel of Fortune" is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. For more information about the game show, visit www.wheeloffortune.com.

45 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm wanting to use this Wheel of Fortune game for a presentation I am giving. I am wanting to have more than one round, so I was wondering how I would be able to do that. I think you did an awesome job on this! I just want to be able to use it over and over again for several rounds. :) Thanks!

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  2. I am setting up a Christmas gameshow night for our church and found this game! This is by far the best Wheel of Fortune template I've found! Thank you so much for all your hard work on this and for making it free to the rest of us! Keep up the great work!!

    I imagine you are WAY over a thousand downloads now! :)

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    1. Wow, this means a lot to me! I'm glad you used this for your Christmas gameshow night. And you are correct, I do have over a thousand downloads now, 5000+ to be exact. Wow!

      By the way, I am preparing a massive update to this template, so if you thought this was the best template you've found, think again. I'm hoping to upload it tomorrow with release notes. Stay tuned!

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  3. Tim. You done an excellent job with this game. I notice you were working on a massive update. Did you ever complete it. I would love to see it. Thanks

    cadams77@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Cory. I'm glad you enjoyed this project! The current version posted IS the massive update I was working on. It was supposed to be released in 2012, but I procrastinated until this year to complete it. You can read more about my jubilation here:

      http://slideshowgames.blogspot.com/2015/01/wheel-of-fortune-for-powerpoint-version.html

      I hope all the features I added from that massive update benefited you while you used the game.

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  4. Hi, I love this template but do you have the wheel of fortune just numbered not with $, as I'm doing a presentation in the UK. thanks, Alice

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    1. Hi Alice. I can't remove the $ signs from the wheel since I didn't create the wheel image. However, you CAN remove the $ signs from the scoreboard. If you're using v2.0 or newer, the $ signs are in separate text boxes that can easily be removed using PowerPoint's edit view.

      Keep in mind that this Wheel of Fortune template was designed strictly for the U.S. version. Even without the $ signs, the numbers might feel out of place as the British pound's value differs from the U.S. dollar.

      Hope this helps!

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  5. i tried to download it and it says that it needs to be repaired, can you please help me.

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    1. Denise, is the repair problem happening only to this file, or does it happen with any other PPT document you open?

      For instance, let me know if the older versions of Wheel of Fortune work for you. You can find them in the Archive tab. Thanks.

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  6. Tim, this is pretty awesome. My mom is turnig 60 and LOVES Wheel of Fortune. We are planning her a Wheel party and her final puzzle prize will be her birthday present! Thanks so much for this!

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  7. Gosh I would love to use this, but I don't see a way to edit the white squares to create my puzzle. The whole puzzle board is just one big picture. Any hints?

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    1. Hi Anne. I assume you found out that clicking the top of each tile makes them white and that you enabled Active Controls, right?

      The way this template works is that you have to have the solution to the puzzle somewhere in your head or written down on a solution card. You set up the puzzle board by lighting up the necessary tiles, and during the game, you fill in these tiles with the letters.

      There currently isn't a way to pre-program the puzzle board with puzzles. That would take some insane VBA skills to pull off.

      I hope this helps!

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  8. Awesome! I see you've made some progress with VBA! There are some code optimisations you could make though - try exploring array variables and iteration structures. But great effort so far!

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  9. Wow I am an ESL teacher and I can definitely use this in the classroom! This is great. Thanks!!

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  10. Hello, I'm trying to set this up for a work training, and for whatever reason, when I click the tile, it does not turn white, it just turns into a white outline. What am I doing wrong? Thanks! :)

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    1. Hello, I'm not near my computer at the moment, but I'll do my best to help you.

      - What version of PowerPoint are you using? Do you have active controls enabled?
      - Are you clicking on the top of the tile? The cursor should change to two arrows pointing out.
      - If you can send a screenshot of the tile changing to a white outline, that'd be great. Perhaps you can use imgur or some other image site.

      Thanks.

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  11. Thank you very much for sharing this. I just bought one like yours last week and it's not even as good as yours. Keep up the good works.
    Also, is it possible to add sounds to the wheel and the wrong and correct answer sounds. I downloaded some game sounds and can send it to you.
    Finally, I'm in Japan and my students are low level students, do you think it can be possible to make the wheel with lesser amounts, say $50,$100 and $200? Cheers.

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  12. Hello! This is very brilliant. I'm trying to use this game for our school presentation however I can't use the wheel properly. Every time I click it to stop, it just keeps spinning. I wish you could help me with this. Thank you very much!

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    1. I cannot reproduce this problem on my end. What version of PowerPoint and Windows are you using?

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  13. Hi, I would love to use this for a group presentation the topic is on Humble Inquiry – The Gentle Art of Asking instead of Telling. How can I change the numbers on the wheel. I tried adding my own images but how do I get them to spin with it? I'm trying to change the animation on slide but still can't figure out how to get it to spin and stop with the wheel. If you can help me out that would be great. thank you for sharing.

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    1. Have you tried clicking on one of the wheels and using Change Picture in the Format ribbon tab? That way, you can directly add your own wheel images without re-animating the spins.

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  14. Trying to run with OpenOffice Impress. I know in Power Point it's compatible with macro's enabled. Is it possible to get this to work in OpenOffice by running/enabling/creating a macro? And, if it does need a macro to be created, does anyone happen to have a template so I don't have to write the whole thing, need it for a work activity.

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    1. Unfortunately, Wheel of Fortune for PowerPoint does not support LibreOffice Impress for more reasons than macros. I've actually been doing research on a separate version for LibreOffice, but I can't give any guarantees; the fact that there's a bug that causes the spin animation to not repeat isn't a good sign.

      I have however started working on LibreOffice projects. My first, Bingo Master Board PLUS, was released this week and is available to download if you want to try that.

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    2. I like this a lot...

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  15. Thank you very much. Based on the comments, I'm excited to try it out.

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  16. This worked out great!! Excellent response and fun.Very easy you did and excellent job with the formula's.

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  17. Hey, man, awesome Wheel PPT! Thank you very much! Is there any way to easily modify it so that it spins and stops by itself like the real wheel does? Also, any easy way to add sounds? Thanks a lot, man.

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    1. John, thanks for the compliments. It appears possible to add both features you mentioned, but they both require VBA edits. I'll consider sounds and a wheel that spins and stops by itself for a future release. Can't say if or when since I work on this during my spare time.

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  18. Tim, I want to thank you for creating this game ... This game is wonderful!

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  19. This looks great. Are you going to make any more updates? I want to see the 2017 Music, 1/2 Car Wedges and Million Dollar Wedge added.

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    1. Drew, I do plan to have more updates. Sounds and 1/2 cars are in consideration. Can't say if or when they'll arrive since I work on this project during my spare time.

      As for the million dollar wedge, I intentionally replaced it with the $10,000 wedge since I felt the million dollar wedge isn't relevant in a game night setting. Since the million dollar wedge would be at the same exact spot as the $10,000, you could treat that spot as the million dollars.

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    2. Thanks, and also the Gift Tag wedge is missing too.

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  20. for the life of me, i can not get this to work. macros/active control, everything is enabled. any tips?
    on powerpoint 2013

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    1. Can't think of any tips from this statement alone. Are you on a work computer that may block macros? If not, I have no idea since everything works fine on my computer.

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    2. I finally got everything to work when I viewed it within the slideshow mode. The licks would not work in the power point editing mode.

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  21. Hey I'm using this for a class of mine, but I don't see any option to enable the scripts needed to run the game. Any suggestions?

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    1. I get this question a lot, yet I'm not fully sure how to ensure scripts are enabled. From what I know, it's possible your copy of Microsoft Office is blocking macros by default without asking to enable them. Try going to PowerPoint's Options -> Security Center, and check your macro settings.

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  22. Can you use classic WOF wheels? like from wheelgenius?

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  23. Can you help me out, I don't know anything about Powerpoint WOF, and I want to use classic WOF wheels from wheelgenius, can you help me?

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  24. If anyone wants to help me, I'm on facebook

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  25. Can anyone help get this to work? I have enabled all controls, and I still do not get a pointing finger for my cursor to manipulate and use the template. When I press ctrl I can get the pointing finger on some of the bottom rectangles, but nothing on the numbers for the puzzles or to enter the puzzles themselves. I really like everything I see in the demo, but so far, I can do nothing.

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  26. This is incredible, and I am definitely going to use it in my classroom. Amazing work! But....I'd like to find a way to use 5 players (teams) instead of just 3. I'm having a bit of trouble updating it to add in a couple of extra players...any tips?

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! This is a common feature request, and I'm considering the ability to add more player slots for future versions of the game.

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  27. hi tim,
    i just download this powerpoint game..how to insert sound effect when the user success guess the letter. the guess box turns blue colour.. i just wondering how to insert the sound. i need your help.

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    1. To add sounds, you'll need to use VBA. Not for the faint of heart!

      1) Create a shape in slide 1.
      2) Go to the Selection Pane and make note of the shape's name.
      3) Select the shape and go to Action Settings.
      3) Insert your sound file in the Play Sound dropdown menu. Make sure it's a WAV file.
      4) In the VBA editor, locate the following code in the guessLetter subroutine:

      ActivePresentation.Slides(2).Shapes("Letter" & i).TextFrame.TextRange.Text = ""
      ActivePresentation.Slides(2).Shapes("LetterCounter").TextFrame.TextRange.Text = letterCount & "*"
      ActivePresentation.Slides(2).Shapes("LetterSelectionOverlay2").Visible = False
      End If
      End If

      5) Just before the two "End If"s, add the following line:

      ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes("[your shape name]").ActionSettings(ppMouseClick).SoundEffect.Play

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