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  1. 6 points
    Hi, chipsters! My name is Patrik Nilsson and I used to play Chip's Challenge as a young kid. I struggled to get past level 61. Now, nearly 25 years later, I decided to return to the game and finally finish all the 149 levels without solutions. Afterward, I began to pursue some of the easier bold times (according to the CC1 MS Easiest Bolds list) and found it rewarding. I have accumulated numerous bold times over the last couple of weeks and I thought I would play the game casually until I had bolded half of the levels. So without further ado, I would like to submit my full set of bold times (75 to be exact): #1 (LESSON 1): 83 #2 (LESSON 2): 90 #3 (LESSON 3): 89 #4 (LESSON 4): 116 #5 (LESSON 5): 85 #6 (LESSON 6): 94 #7 (LESSON 7): 139 #8 (LESSON 8): 96 #9 (NUTS AND BOLTS): 306 #10 (BRUSHFIRE): 51 #12 (HUNT): 270 #13 (SOUTHPOLE): [982] #15 (ELEMENTARY): 89 #16 (CELLBLOCKED): [971] #17 (NICE DAY): 83 #18 (CASTLE MOAT): 553 #19 (DIGGER): 171 #20 (TOSSED SALAD): 340 #21 (ICEBERG): 119 #26 (CHCHCHIPS): 254 #27 (GO WITH THE FLOW): 147 #28 (PING PONG): 239 #30 (MISHMESH): 454 #31 (KNOT): 6 #34 (CYPHER): 297 #36 (LADDER): 232 #38 (SAMPLER): 462 #39 (GLUT): 17 #42 (BEWARE OF BUG): 187 #43 (LOCK BLOCK): 126 #44 (REFRACTION): 146 #46 (THREE DOORS): 222 #49 (PROBLEMS): 162 #50 (DIGDIRT): 318 #51 (I SLIDE): 655 #52 (THE LAST LAUGH): 382 #53 (TRAFFIC COP): 478 #57 (STRANGE MAZE): 229 #58 (LOOP AROUND): 550 #59 (HIDDEN DANGER): 368 #60 (SCOUNDREL): 288 #62 (SLO MO): 282 #66 (VICTIM): 292 #67 (CHIPMINE): 518 #69 (BOUNCE CITY): 229 #70 (NIGHTMARE): 136 #71 (CORRIDOR): 355 #75 (STEAM): 479 #77 (INVINCIBLE CHAMPION): 481 #79 (DRAWN AND QUARTERED): 220 #80 (VANISHING ACT): 733 #82 (SOCIALIST ACTION): 969 #84 (WARS): 580 #86 (SUICIDE): 381 #88 (SPIRALS): 317 #90 (PLAYHOUSE): 318 #92 (VORTEX): 444 #95 (FOUR SQUARE): 335 #96 (PARANOIA): 320 #97 (METASTABLE TO CHAOS): 290 #98 (SHRINKING): 338 #101 (APARTMENT): 240 #102 (ICEHOUSE): 177 #103 (MEMORY): 488 #105 (SHORT CIRCUIT): 255 #107 (BALLS O FIRE): 260 #113 (OPEN QUESTION): 462 #114 (DECEPTION): 172 #118 (MISS DIRECTION): 260 #122 (TOTALLY FAIR): 272 #128 (ALL FULL): 315 #129 (LOBSTER TRAP): 286 #131 (TOTALLY UNFAIR): 26 #135 (TRUST ME): 293 #149 (SPECIAL): 955
  2. 6 points
    Well, I never would have thought I'd ever be making this post, but here it is...I have made the difficult decision to begin the process of shutting down my website. Over the last few years I had already begun to explain my diminished presence in the CC world as due to real life, and there were moments here and there where I did manage to carve out time for certain projects (level set page changes, playing through CC2/CCLP1, designing a few new levels). But they were few and far between, and I was always just assuming that "down the road" things would slow down and I would get into a routine where I could make "real life" and "CC life" coexist. But here we are, a few years later, and I find myself with a full-time job, a wife, a house to take care of, changing interests and priorities, and it is just seeming less and less likely that I can make that happen. Even when I do find myself with some CC time, I feel oddly divided. On the one hand, I feel like it is never enough - I get a chunk of time to solve two CCLP4 levels and wish I had more time to better optimize my scores or to continue playing. On the other hand, after playing I see household chores piling up that I should have been taking care of, and feel guilty that I even took the time that I did to play CC. Either way I look at it results in an unsatisfying feeling. I'm not at all saying it's not fun anymore - it is - and this is not a goodbye post. However, I might be less active than before and will not be able to keep on maintaining my site any longer. I am open to a bankruptcy buyout if anyone would like to keep certain aspects of my site going, especially: - the Tile World 2 homepage - the Chip's Challenge Creator homepage - the level set pages and if someone really desires: - the AVI archives - MikeL2/3/4 scoreboards - the page with the latest 64-bit CC options - my listings of links Whoever would like to take over hosting any of these pages, I will send them (and the database) to you to officially become "yours". (For Chip's Controls I plan on re-uploading the latest version here with all the HTML pages included.) Hope everyone is doing well - thanks for reading, and now back to your regularly scheduled Chipping. Mike Lask
  3. 4 points
    CC1: #89 (BLOCK BUSTER): 402
  4. 4 points
    CC1 MS #146 (Cake Walk): 721 (+9, b+4) joint bold with IHNN 5,977,680 - 142 b (Melinda >= 726)
  5. 4 points
    Announcing CC Creator Public Beta! The editor is finally sufficiently done for a public beta release! Get it here: http://www.pillowpc2001.net/CCCreator. (Thanks to Mike for hosting it!)
  6. 3 points
    CC1: #136 (DOUBLEMAZE): [917] (b-9)
  7. 3 points
    CCLP3 MS: #72 (Fireball Tourism): 132 (+5, nr) #107 (Lazy Hourglass): 553 (+1, b) 6094160
  8. 3 points
    CCLP3 MS #71 (How to Get Around in Venice): 429 (+23, b+23) 6,070,020 - 113 b
  9. 3 points

    Version 1.1.1

    169 downloads

    One strange thing about being away from participating in the CC level design scene consistently for several years is that returning to the editor doesn't quite feel as natural as riding a bike for the first time in several years. Design trends shift; even the way people play the game somewhat shifts as well. The last time I made a 149-level set, it was around the time CCLP1 was being produced. I created JBLP1 as something of a reactionary response to my previous level design efforts that made the cut for CCLP3. With that set's high difficulty, perhaps something easier was in order, and it certainly helped that the community was producing a level pack that seemed to be assembled with many similar sentiments at the forefront. Between then and now, we've seen three official set releases, one for an entirely new-to-us CC game, one a Lynx-compatible version of CCLP2, and the fairly diverse CCLP4, which saw many of the design trends seen in CCLP1 evolved a bit further. So with all of that as part of the community's history, and with many designers trying to find their voice in the world of CC2 design, it seemed like as good a time as any for CC1 design to experience a bit of experimental renaissance as well. Perhaps not everything had to be a crowd-pleasing medium-weight level, or a neatly symmetrical design, though those certainly have their place. But there was still that element of where to even start with respect to design. That's when the latest level design trend offered a solution: the Walls Of level. Although Joshua Bone's Walls of CC1 (built for CC2) was the first to begin construction as a full reimplementation of an official level pack, Jeffrey Bardon's Walls of CCLP4 was the first such reimplementation to be fully completed. As a collective whole, CCLP4's walls offered some of the most open-ended redesign opportunities of any official set, and Jeffrey exercised a lot of care in ensuring that he built in concepts that complemented the layouts with which he worked while also giving them a distinct personality of their own. After recording a full Let's Play of Walls of CCLP4, I was energized to begin construction on my own full Walls Of set. CCLP1 felt like the next best thing, and arguably more than CCLP4, it provided a decently wide range of level sizes in addition to wall patterns. If anything, I knew building an entire set out of an official set's walls would stretch me as a designer in ways I wasn't used to, and force me to embrace unconventionality that I wasn't normally so quick to embrace. The first level, Miniature Overture, was built on April 18, 2018, somewhat as a shoutout to Jeffrey's set opening with a layout from an Archie Pusaka level. From there, The Manhattan Project, Open Circuit, and Crown Jewels were built within that one night, and the rest of the set took off from there. Many of the most difficult levels were made within the first third of the set being built, which helped define some degree of expectation of what the difficulty curve could look like (certainly steeper than CCLP4). I took a break after building the 60th level, Just Passing Through, but would return to the editor in September while on a business trip to construct the next stretch of 20 levels, starting with Every Bomb Has a Silver Lining after I thought about building a spiritual successor to Color Coordination. After building level 80, Chip! In! Spaaaace!, I took another hiatus to focus on optimizing, but later came back in the new year to build the remaining 69 levels within an eight-week sprint, starting with A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste and ending with Manaan on February 28, 2019. Looking back, I'm thankful for the various opportunities to get out of my design comfort zone. I probably wouldn't have had the idea for, say, You Break It, You Buy It if I didn't have Present Company to work with. Half the challenges in When One Door Closes probably wouldn't exist if Utter Clutter wasn't such a tightly constructed set of walls that inspired outside-the-box thinking. And the unusual layout of Booster Shots pushed me to use a palette of tiles in some fun ways to create Slick Slimy Slurpee. Every challenging layout crossed off the list felt like a personal triumph and urged me to keep pressing on and continue designing, and I'm so grateful for that. Overall, I'm fairly happy with how the set turned out! A few notes on the distribution: this download contains a .zip file with three versions of the set, much like Josh Lee's Walls of CCLP3 (which was also inspired by Jeffrey's set as well!). The "unlabeled," vanilla version, Walls_of_CCLP1.dat, is the intended way to play through the levels and is ordered mostly by difficulty. Walls_of_CCLP1_A.dat is the "wall order," in which all the levels are ordered by where their originating counterparts appeared in CCLP1. Finally, Walls_of_CCLP1_B.dat is the "design order," in which all the levels are ordered by when their first version was completed. Most updates from this point forward will more than likely be minor. Enjoy playing, and be sure to leave a comment! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  10. 3 points
    CCLP1 MS #47 (Bombs Away): [956] (+1, bc)
  11. 3 points
    It makes me happy to see you're still here from time to time, raising the bar for the rest of us to aspire to reach. Do you have any plans to look at CCLP1 or CCLP4 ever? (CCLP1 in particular would probably take you no time at all to blaze through.) Have you checked out Markus' SuperCC optimization tool; if so how does it compare to your own programs that you no doubt have made? Is there any chance of you ever gracing us with your presence in the Discord server? Hopefully your life is going well; when you achieve world domination please treat us kindly
  12. 3 points
    CC1 (MS) #136 (HUNT BOLD): [926] (b, p+0.6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBHntAKQ_go Reveal video of the incredible hunt bold
  13. 3 points
    CC1 (MS) CC1 (Lynx) CC1 (Steam) CCLP1 (MS) CCLP1 (Lynx) CCLP2 (MS) CCLP2 (Lynx) CCLP3 (MS) CCLP3 (Lynx) CCLP4 (MS) CCLP4 (Lynx) CC2 16 CC1 bolds (Completing "The James List"), 1 CC1 lynx bolds, 1 CC1 steam bold, 1 CCLP1 ms bold, 1 CCLP1 lynx bold, 1 CCLP2 bold confirm, 1 CCLXP2 bold, 1 CCLP3 MS bold, 1 CCLP3 Lynx bold, 1 CCLP4 MS bold, 1 CCLP4 Lynx bold, 1 CC2 bold. 27 bolds on report Reason for reporting: Sick loop confirm.
  14. 3 points
    CC1 (MS) 089: 402 (+2, b) [Block Buster] 5,977,370 (137 bolds) Some stats... I attempted this a lot a couple years ago, during my initial CC1 push. I had 0 successful green keys (on pace) but managed to get it once after a couple hours and played out the level for a 387. My score stayed there until yesterday. I grinded for about 2 hours and didn't get the green key at all, but through careful analysis of the 402 video, I was able to slowly but surely figure out common mistakes and avoid them. Then I got the green key and immediately messed up the second room. A while later, I'd gotten more green keys, bu no second room successes. Then I got one that was a move behind- died at third room. Then I got one on pace that ran into a wall immediately after the 4D. That was discouraging. What wasn't discouraging was the fact that I was starting to get the green key much more often, so losing attempts past it didn't hurt as much. Then I finally reached the last room on 402 pace... and immediately missed the first block intercept. I played it out and ended up with a 385, which didn't even improve. A few green keys later, I got back... and missed the final half wait. Day 1: Green Keys: 35 Second Rooms: 12 (6, 12, 16, 19, 21, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35) (bolded numbers oofed after 4D) (italics is technically a fail) Third Rooms: 7 (16, 21, 24, 27, 30, 31, 35) Fourth Rooms: 0 After that set of attempts, I wanted to keep going, but my hand was too fatigued to get the DDDUULUR chain at the end at this point, so I stopped for the night. The next morning I tried for another hour, and after 2 consecutive failures to the DULUR to get the second block at the end, I took a pause. I'd been inputting at full speed and thinking I was going too slow. But a quick analysis showed that it was actually DUL (small pause) UR! With that gotcha realized, I had a few other boosting mistakes on the last 2 blocks, but I was consistent enough at getting to the end that it hardly mattered. I even got to the last 2 blocks on two consecutive attempts! Day 2: Green Keys: 17 Second Rooms: 10 (1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17) Third Rooms: 10 (1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17) (bolded numbers are 401s that mis-executed the final boosting chain, but were perfect until after the last blockslide) Fourth Rooms: 1 (17) Total green keys to success: 52. Total successful second rooms: 22 (yeah, 30 failures on the half waits and UU[1/2]UU stuff, + 4 5D instead of 4D) Total attempts at the last room: 17.
  15. 3 points
    Hey everyone. Remember me? Maybe, maybe not. My last visit was in 2016. The year 2017 was, honestly, quite a mess. It had its share of good things and bad things, but let's not go into the details. A few months after I left, I found myself missing CC. Josh's email about CCLP4 rather made me want to come back. Looking back on it, I don't know why I didn't. Sure, life WAS busy, but surely I could have just stopped by? Ah well. As my former girlfriend said, "regret is pointless. But the future is something we can change." So I'm back. Real life still IS busy, so I probably won't be as active as I used to. No more LPs. But I DO plan to check out CCLP4, and some custom sets, and keep expanding C1059-CC2. Also, I wish to apologize to some people here. When I logged in today, I realized that I had a few PMs. I THOUGHT I had enabled email notifications, but apparently I didn't, leaving these people without a reply. Also, I wish to apologize for being somewhat of a jerk to Josh, Cyberdog, Michael, Zane, Alice, and other members I'm not thinking about at the moment. I'm sorry. I'll try to improve. Also, Happy New Year everyone
  16. 3 points
    MS scores for Ryan Feenstra CC1 (5938480) 1: 83 2: 90 3: 89 4: 116 5: 85 6: 94 7: 138 8: 96 9: 304 10: 51 11: 190 12: 263 13: 0 14: 188 15: 76 16: 0 17: 83 18: 553 19: 140 20: 340 21: 118 22: 266 23: 199 24: 376 25: 324 26: 243 27: 143 28: 212 29: 281 30: 273 31: 6 32: 324 33: 0 34: 297 35: 530 36: 226 37: 534 38: 435 39: 17 40: 191 41: 149 42: 187 43: 118 44: 116 45: 292 46: 218 47: 182 48: 265 49: 157 50: 299 51: 528 52: 376 53: 478 54: 309 55: 64 56: 144 57: 203 58: 502 59: 368 60: 288 61: 0 62: 282 63: 472 64: 381 65: 290 66: 292 67: 387 68: 367 69: 222 70: 132 71: 314 72: 0 73: 422 74: 350 75: 479 76: 353 77: 481 78: 467 79: 199 80: 630 81: 0 82: 961 83: 287 84: 580 85: 185 86: 381 87: 0 88: 314 89: 313 90: 303 91: 363 92: 423 93: 466 94: 0 95: 335 96: 300 97: 290 98: 325 99: 377 100: 0 101: 222 102: 177 103: 430 104: 184 105: 202 106: 0 107: 246 108: 254 109: 130 110: 230 111: 0 112: 0 113: 440 114: 172 115: 0 116: 603 117: 0 118: 260 119: 191 120: 0 121: 0 122: 255 123: 257 124: 630 125: 0 126: 188 127: 423 128: 300 129: 286 130: 0 131: 14 132: 559 133: 0 134: 0 135: 293 136: 0 137: 377 138: 130 139: 0 140: 230 141: 0 142: 0 143: 0 144: 0 145: 0 146: 525 147: 0 148: 0 149: 950 CCLP2 (5976630) 1: 347 2: 242 3: 103 4: 237 5: 375 6: 163 7: 248 8: 293 9: 197 10: 363 11: 372 12: 311 13: 341 14: 247 15: 233 16: 234 17: 247 18: 202 19: 276 20: 293 21: 234 22: 14 23: 243 24: 294 25: 200 26: 120 27: 265 28: 244 29: 163 30: 239 31: 335 32: 343 33: 71 34: 347 35: 424 36: 423 37: 290 38: 11 39: 221 40: 238 41: 195 42: 205 43: 15 44: 201 45: 126 46: 37 47: 173 48: 115 49: 27 50: 388 51: 371 52: 272 53: 56 54: 281 55: 69 56: 231 57: 236 58: 300 59: 306 60: 553 61: 348 62: 227 63: 91 64: 162 65: 33 66: 225 67: 233 68: 223 69: 230 70: 202 71: 20 72: 153 73: 217 74: 195 75: 98 76: 207 77: 161 78: 278 79: 102 80: 303 81: 282 82: 240 83: 282 84: 349 85: 269 86: 228 87: 11 88: 296 89: 367 90: 172 91: 333 92: 405 93: 350 94: 594 95: 307 96: 157 97: 125 98: 24 99: 248 100: 186 101: 890 102: 347 103: 235 104: 324 105: 145 106: 329 107: 3 108: 334 109: 561 110: 344 111: 360 112: 80 113: 623 114: 59 115: 328 116: 274 117: 435 118: 175 119: 260 120: 301 121: 283 122: 207 123: 616 124: 162 125: 173 126: 152 127: 47 128: 309 129: 593 130: 310 131: 222 132: 196 133: 758 134: 336 135: 363 136: 303 137: 202 138: 324 139: 323 140: 406 141: 383 142: 399 143: 495 144: 465 145: 415 146: 192 147: 207 148: 336 149: 196 CCLP3 (6026890) 1: 189 2: 329 3: 302 4: 234 5: 251 6: 89 7: 148 8: 105 9: 111 10: 77 11: 388 12: 112 13: 97 14: 338 15: 176 16: 251 17: 90 18: 341 19: 174 20: 210 21: 211 22: 108 23: 244 24: 215 25: 99 26: 381 27: 187 28: 392 29: 280 30: 230 31: 206 32: 157 33: 35 34: 845 35: 59 36: 193 37: 132 38: 287 39: 32 40: 218 41: 155 42: 392 43: 314 44: 212 45: 378 46: 247 47: 355 48: 360 49: 297 50: 148 51: 305 52: 246 53: 262 54: 270 55: 211 56: 312 57: 185 58: 238 59: 315 60: 129 61: 253 62: 432 63: 210 64: 302 65: 34 66: 235 67: 167 68: 303 69: 355 70: 371 71: 382 72: 104 73: 222 74: 260 75: 312 76: 465 77: 188 78: 352 79: 280 80: 180 81: 100 82: 376 83: 201 84: 319 85: 491 86: 384 87: 380 88: 776 89: 372 90: 204 91: 199 92: 387 93: 34 94: 264 95: 373 96: 512 97: 445 98: 493 99: 251 100: 219 101: 551 102: 362 103: 294 104: 237 105: 199 106: 203 107: 413 108: 362 109: 296 110: 235 111: 589 112: 217 113: 402 114: 501 115: 536 116: 261 117: 574 118: 351 119: 323 120: 525 121: 52 122: 426 123: 408 124: 410 125: 356 126: 134 127: 250 128: 363 129: 410 130: 237 131: 594 132: 335 133: 742 134: 185 135: 508 136: 360 137: 790 138: 134 139: 500 140: 0 141: 178 142: 326 143: 721 144: 0 145: 701 146: 0 147: 375 148: 318 149: 654 CCLP1 (5874090) #1 (Key Pyramid): 145 #2 (Slip and Slide): 179 #3 (Present Company): 178 #4 (Block Party): 195 #5 (Facades): 198 #6 (When Insects Attack): 182 #7 (Under Pressure): 169 #8 (Switcheroo): 226 #9 (Swept Away): 212 #10 (Graduation): 250 #11 (Basketball): 214 #12 (Leave No Stone Unturned): 218 #13 (The Monster Cages): 248 #14 (Wedges): 151 #15 (Twister): 275 #16 (Tetragons): 191 #17 (Tiny): [983] #18 (Square Dancing): 248 #19 (Feel the Static): 252 #20 (Chip Suey): 335 #21 (Generic Ice Level): 158 #22 (Repair the Maze): 245 #23 (Circles): 216 #24 (Chip's Checkers): 233 #25 (Mind Lock): 136 #26 (Trafalgar Square): 137 #27 (Teleport Depot): 243 #28 (The Last Starfighter): 198 #29 (Sky High or Deep Down): 214 #30 (Button Brigade): 213 #31 (Quincunx): 15 #32 (Nitroglycerin): 202 #33 (Spitting Image): [910] #34 (Just a Bunch of Letters): 275 #35 (Mystery Wall): 308 #36 (Rhombus): 215 #37 (Habitat): 319 #38 (Heat Conductor): 371 #39 (Dig and Dig): 225 #40 (Sea Side): [832] #41 (Descending Ceiling): 154 #42 (Mughfe): 370 #43 (Gears): 202 #44 (Frozen Labyrinth): 259 #45 (Who's the Boss?): 223 #46 (Sapphire Cavern): 255 #47 (Bombs Away): [904] #48 (Sundance): 67 #49 (49 Cell): 237 #50 (The Grass Is Greener on the Other Side): 90 #51 (H2O Below 273 K): 95 #52 (The Bone): 223 #53 (Start at the End): 241 #54 (Mini Pyramid): 54 #55 (The Chambers): 296 #56 (Connect the Chips): [908] #57 (Key Farming): 254 #58 (Corral): 219 #59 (Asterisk): [968] #60 (Guard): 248 #61 (Highways): 307 #62 (Design Swap): 309 #63 (New Block in Town): 166 #64 (Chip Kart 64): 33 #65 (Squared in a Circle): 270 #66 (Klausswergner): 264 #67 (Booster Shots): 216 #68 (Flames and Ashes): [649] #69 (Double Diversion): 222 #70 (Juxtaposition): 156 #71 (Tree): 132 #72 (Breathing Room): 162 #73 (Occupied): 326 #74 (Traveler): 314 #75 (ToggleTank): 138 #76 (Funfair): 108 #77 (Shuttle Run): 7 #78 (Secret Passages): 372 #79 (Elevators): [939] #80 (Flipside): 303 #81 (Colors for Extreme): [820] #82 (Launch ): 82 #83 (Ruined World): [836] #84 (Mining for Gold Keys): 21 #85 (Black Hole): 923 #86 (Starry Night): 273 #87 (Pluto): 368 #88 (Chip Block Galaxy): [571] #89 (Chip Grove City): 159 #90 (Bowling Alleys): 85 #91 (Roundabout): 307 #92 (The Shifting Maze): 490 #93 (Flame War): 190 #94 (Slime Forest): 330 #95 (Courtyard): 142 #96 (Going Underground): 251 #97 (Gate Keeper): 282 #98 (Rat Race): 276 #99 (Deserted Battlefield): [740] #100 (Loose Pocket): 328 #101 (Time Suspension): [610] #102 (Frozen in Time): [936] #103 (Portcullis): [956] #104 (Hotel Chip): 326 #105 (Tunnel Clearance): 123 #106 (Jailbird): 323 #107 (Paramecium Palace): 186 #108 (Exhibit Hall): 265 #109 (Green Clear): 273 #110 (Badlands): [531] #111 (Alternate Universe): [924] #112 (Carousel): 182 #113 (Teleport Trouble): [896] #114 (Comfort Zone): 292 #115 (California): 47 #116 (Communism): 237 #117 (Blobs on a Plane): 126 #118 (Runaway Train): 15 #119 (The Sewers): 253 #120 (Metal Harbor): [637] #121 (Chip Plank Galleon): 209 #122 (Jeepers Creepers): 146 #123 (The Very Hungry Caterpillar): 46 #124 (Utter Clutter): 110 #125 (Blockade): 168 #126 (Peek-a-Boo): 298 #127 (In the Pink): 206 #128 (Elemental Park): 316 #129 (Frogger): 214 #130 (Dynamite): [506] #131 (Easier Than It Looks): 104 #132 (Spumoni): 328 #133 (Steam Cleaner Simulator): 137 #134 ((Ir)reversible): 295 #135 (Culprit): 218 #136 (Whirlpool): [-1023] #137 (Thief Street): 132 #138 (Chip Alone): 380 #139 (Assassin): 208 #140 (Automatic (Caution) Doors): 224 #141 (Flush): 88 #142 (Bummbua Banubauabgv): 351 #143 (Amphibia): [-117] #144 (The Ancient Temple): 135 #145 (Chance Time!): 232 #146 (Cineworld): 345 #147 (Thief, You've Taken All That Was Me): 715 #148 (The Snipers): 281 #149 (Clubhouse): 337 CCLP4 (5894350) #1 (Molecule): 108 #2 (Pixelated Fire): 203 #3 (Fossilized Snow): 149 #4 (Oasis): 198 #5 (Non-Dimensional Layer): 244 #6 (Proving Grounds): 241 #7 (In the Pool): 81 #8 (The Fourth Dimension ): 240 #9 (Pinball): 123 #10 (Stuck in Emerald): 36 #11 (Keyboard Malfunction): 71 #12 (Rivets): 113 #13 (Encased in Carbonite): 158 #14 (Poly-Gone): 239 #15 (Cross Back): 215 #16 (Reservoir Frogs): 195 #17 (The Three Trials): 92 #18 (Inferno Dynamics): 89 #19 (Conservation of Keys): 153 #20 (It's No Skin Off My Teeth): 291 #21 (Glacial Palace): 237 #22 (Bodyguards): 142 #23 (Western Standards of Living): 266 #24 (It's Easy Being Green): 148 #25 (Difficulty Switch): 256 #26 (Shrub): 15 #27 (Suburban Legend): 167 #28 (Zephyr Heights): 279 #29 (Flipper Departments): 212 #30 (Hoodwinked): 27 #31 (Big Boulder Alley): 245 #32 (Blended Brussels Sprouts): 114 #33 (Tool Shed): 179 #34 (Frozen Waffle): 57 #35 (Chasing Chips): 267 #36 (One Who Raids Tombs): 64 #37 (Tropical Hibiscus): 256 #38 (Detonation Station): 7 #39 (In the Walls of Gravel Castle): 262 #40 (Periodic Lasers): 124 #41 (Ghetto Piranha): 121 #42 (Nova Prospect): 172 #43 (Coral Reef): 189 #44 (Blobfield): 364 #45 (Seven-Layer Salad): 113 #46 (Exclusive Or): 183 #47 (Antidisruptive Caves): 139 #48 (Key Insight): 236 #49 (Block Parking): [822] #50 (Secret Underground Society): 128 #51 (Ice in a Blender): 99 #52 (It Suits the Purpose): 6 #53 (Protect Your Fortress): 163 #54 (Split Path): 142 #55 (If I Ran the Zoo): 506 #56 (Fireworks Factory): 73 #57 (Bisection): 293 #58 (Ruinous Plaza): 40 #59 (Blockpick): 119 #60 (Flippant): 36 #61 (Blue Tooth): 308 #62 (Block Unpuzzle): 66 #63 (Pneumatic Diversity Vents): 374 #64 (Excuse Me): 89 #65 (Duplex): 78 #66 (Anaconda): 250 #67 (Nuclear Energy for Dummies): 221 #68 (Cold Fusion Reactor): [751] #69 (Ball in an Awkward Place): 301 #70 (Science Museum): 129 #71 (Puuf): 155 #72 (Sewerway): 283 #73 (Sealed Doors in the Spacecraft): 158 #74 (Technopathic): 203 #75 (Unmitigated Hint Factory Disaster): 70 #76 (Flow State): 148 #77 (Brick Block Facility ): 276 #78 (Aquatic Ruins): 53 #79 (Spring ): 223 #80 (Monster Swapper): 240 #81 (Estranged for a Season): 230 #82 (Puzzle Box): [728] #83 (Frozen Over): 318 #84 (Forsythia): 143 #85 (Nectar Meadow): 341 #86 (Cyprus): 241 #87 (And the Walls Kept Tumbling Down): 252 #88 (Empty Rooms): 224 #89 (Diametric Opposition): 352 #90 (Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy): 242 #91 (How to Retune Your Harp): 331 #92 (Fire Is My Enemy): 366 #93 (Bombs Are a Beautiful Thing): 158 #94 (Ditchdigger): 350 #95 (Ravaged): 415 #96 (Lean Thinking): [730] #97 (Lockdown): 17 #98 (Clay Tunnel): 395 #99 (Ice Cavern): 108 #100 (One Tank's Adventure): 641 #101 (Condo Management): 309 #102 (The Key Issue): 183 #103 (Malachite): 323 #104 (Dual): 155 #105 (Living Things): 377 #106 (Gridlock): 153 #107 (Combinations): [166] #108 (Scatterbrained): 87 #109 (Shemozzle): 7 #110 (Keyrithmetic): [849] #111 (Water Bottle): 108 #112 (Triple Mint Slurpee): 207 #113 (Half of You, Half of Me): 233 #114 (Repugnant Nonsense): 218 #115 (Overlap): [873] #116 (They're Not Called Blocks for Nothing): 209 #117 (Greenian Motion): 140 #118 (Chip Controls): 367 #119 (Strandquist): 391 #120 (Construct-a-Sokoban): 289 #121 (Death and Destruction): 191 #122 (Jigsee): 277 #123 (Life Is Not a Puzzle): 523 #124 (Air Bubble): 17 #125 (Beautiful Struggle): 372 #126 (Bind Mender): 65 #127 (Wrong Exit): 147 #128 (Mindless Self-Indulgence): 348 #129 (Undefined Fantastic Object): 186 #130 (Bam Thwok): 426 #131 (Jigsaw): 294 #132 (Monorail): 343 #133 (Monochrome): 301 #134 (Pushover): 361 #135 (Propaganda): 357 #136 (Seeing Red): 289 #137 (The Longest Track): [771] #138 (Zipper): 331 #139 (Unravel): [879] #140 (Repair the Automatic (Caution) Doors): 543 #141 (World of a Thousand Flames): 576 #142 (Stratagem): 38 #143 (Color Coordination): 504 #144 (Paradigm Shift): 523 #145 (Hacked Save File): 309 #146 (Japanese Game Show): [135] #147 (Gimmick Isle): 604 #148 (Gravity Well): 166 #149 (Mental Marvel Monastery): 404
  17. 3 points
    ...which you might have known if you've been paying attention. I had a good clean break of one year from this game, and now I plan on hanging around for a bit again. It's nice to be back. I see most of you are still here and even some new people have joined the mix. That's great! If our community wants to survive for another decade, we need new blood. Do hang around for a year or two, and maybe a couple of you will stay for longer. And for those that feel they've had a good time but need to move onto other things, do take a minute and say good bye. You'll always be welcome back! Last year I got a new job and moved to another country. It was good to have a break from CC. Things have settled down a bit now, and it's good to not be away anymore. However, I'm going to try to manage my time and efforts better than I have in the past. There are simply so many interesting things to do in the CCverse that I will need some focus to get anything done without having it overwhelm my life. Mainly this means I won't be optimizing the official sets as much as I'd like but will rather try to chat and create content here. It's very likely you'll still see an occasional score report from me, and in particular working together with other people on problematic levels is something I'll gladly be doing. I was going to list some of my goals and plans for the coming year, but now I feel like any such list would be lacking as I haven't yet totally caught up with everything in my mind. I did read my previous blog post and was happy to see I did most of the things I was hoping to do last spring. I would like to post on this blog about once a month if I can find the time. I would like to finish CC2; so far I have played half the levels. Of course I also need to sort out my scores and totals on the official sets, even without any improvements. I'll definitely be running some competitions and judging them, even though those always take up a good chunk of my available time. I haven't decided on what I will do with CCLP4 voting, but at least I'll keep an eye open. (To clarify, I don't know if I will vote on all the levels this time.) Finally, I have a ridiculously long back-log of semi-interesting semi-important projects that I'll try to wade through every once in a while. Thanks for having me back. Let's have a great time again! -Miika
  18. 2 points
    CC1 (Lynx) #29 (ARCTICFLOW): 287 (+1, b) 5,898,000 CC1 (Steam) #29 (ARCTICFLOW): 292 (+1, bc) #129 (LOBSTER TRAP): 287 (+1, b) 5,971,930 CCLP1 (MS) #76 (Funfair): 384 (+1, bc) 6,006,020 CCLP2 (Lynx) #40 (Traps II): 252 (+2, b) #82 (The Block Stops Here LX): 246 (+1, bc) #102 (Chip’s Fight): 364 (+2, b) 6,043,430 CCLP3 (MS) #71 (How to Get Around in Venice): 432 (+26, b) #109 (Hidden Depths): 410 (+1, b) #111 (Bustin’ Out): 629 (+6, b) 6,093,990 CCLP3 (Lynx) #23 (Map the Path): 241 (+1, b) #71 (How to Get Around in Venice): 418 (+24, b) 6,079,320 CCLP4 (MS) #77 (Brick Block Facility): 504 (+4, b) #99 (Ice Cavern): 302 (+1, b) #138 (Zipper): 471 (+1, b) 6,111,280 (7 unreported seconds) CC2 (Steam) #46 (LONG LOST FRIEND): 27180 (+90, bc) | 418 (+9, bc) #102 (OBSTACLES): 57290 (+10, b) | 427 (+1, b) #142 (FISH AND CHIPS): 71300 (+10, b) | 30 (+1, b) #143 (CAVERNS): 74740 (+50, bc) | 324 (5, bc) #144 (THE VILLAGE): 75000 (+20, bc) | 87 (+1, bc) #157 (SWIVEL MOTEL): 81280 (+30, b) | 278 (+3, b) #158 (NO EASY TASK): 81170 (+30, b) | 217 (+3, b) #168 (PHASE FOUR): -1 | 334 (+1, bc) 14,537,071 (score) | 37,654 (time)
  19. 2 points
    Cheers Miika! CCLP3 done. Only one bold achieved during the play-through: #126 (Marooned): 134 Here is my full submission of CCLP3 high scores:
  20. 2 points
    Great to see you posting all your scores and hear that you are enjoying CC again
  21. 2 points
    CCLP1 MS: #113 (Teleport Trouble): [973] (b+1) CCLP2 MS: #133 (Block Maze): 834 (+2, b) #148 (Neptune): 550 (+2, b+1) 6051180
  22. 2 points
    CCLP1 MS #83 (Ruined World): [972] (+1, b+1) 6,006,010 - 144 b
  23. 2 points
    CCLP3 Lynx: #49 (All About Blocks): 292 (+2, b) #114 (Lead Us Not into Temptation): 515 (b+1) #117 (Mice Are Good for Something): 628 (bc) #126 (Marooned): 132 (b) #127 (Beat the Heat): 431 (bc) #132 (Commit Suicide?): 336 (b) #138 (Waterslide): 136 (b) #148 (Diabolical): 317 (b) 111 b
  24. 2 points
    CCLP3 MS #123 (type level name here): 737 (+419, b-2) #125 (Water Trap): 667 (+367, b+1) 6,069,780 - 112 b
  25. 2 points
    After various Discord discussions, here are the final level submission rules. I've mirrored this in the original post in this topic: Obvious criteria: no unsolvable levels, no busted levels, no levels that have appeared in any official level pack before, no blatant level mods Level content: It has been decided that no contents other than those listed above will restrict a level from being accepted into voting. CC1 boot levels, zero directional blocks, blank no signs, any misc hex edited tiles, hide logic, and inaccessible bonuses are allowed. Viewport, RNG setting, and map size can be anything. No preliminary bans were put it effect since these levels are in the minority and the voting results will better gauge community interest in these types of levels. Level solutions: MUST be provided. This is mostly to reduce time staff spends testing submitting levels (which, I know from CCLP1 and CCLP4, takes a while). If you are having technical troubles recording solutions to your levels, we can accommodate. What to submit: Your submissions need only be C2M files. C2G files are not required and are not even encouraged. Levels will be jumbled during the voting process and the final pack assembly so C2G files are unnecessary. This also means advanced scripting (level warps, inventory setting, etc.) are implicitly banned since they aren't contained within a C2M file.
  26. 2 points
    CC1 (MS) CC1 (Lynx) CC1 (Steam) CCLP1 (MS) CCLP1 (Lynx) CCLP2 (MS) CCLP2 (Lynx) CCLP3 (MS) Local man goes streaking through internet forum, and accidentally dumps load of scores. 81 cc1 ms bolds (top 30 ms bold count!), 10 cc1 lynx bolds, 1 cc1 steam bold, 5 cclp1 ms bolds, 1 cclp1 lynx bold, 2 cclp2 ms bolds, 2 cclp2 lynx bolds, and 1 cclp3 ms bold (lunit LUL) for a grand total of 103. Reason for reporting: Top 30 MS bold count and so that I can use the fortune cookie feature!
  27. 2 points
    Sup Chipsterz, There have been some short conversations about the first CC2 community pack on the Chip's Challenge Discord, mostly involving me complaining about how lackluster the main game is and how a community pack would be 10 times better. But before we even begin opening submissions, there are a few opinions I'd like to get from the community about the structure of the set and what should and shouldn't be allowed. Here are my questions, I'll post my own thoughts in a reply soon. What should the set be named? How many levels? Allow levels with CC1 boot rules? Consistent viewport size (9x9 or 10x10)? Map size limit? Namely, should the 40x40 limit from the CC2 main game be retained? Should any tiles or techniques be banned? Some "unsupported" tiles are innocuous, like the zero-directional block or the blank "no" sign, but hex editing can lead to weird and wild tiles, as seen in TSAlpha's Enter the Void. There also are some non-obvious techniques, like block slapping and the gimmicks in TSAlpha's Great Job CC2! levels, that may not be well-suited for an official pack. Any other standards that should be set in place?
  28. 2 points
    CCLP4 (MS) #3 (Fossilized Snow): 208 (+4) #5 (Non-Dimensional Layer): 253 (+19) #6 (Proving Grounds): 305 (+3) #13 (Encased in Carbonite): 198 (+3) #14 (Poly-Gone): 302 (+37) #32 (Blended Brussels Sprouts): 299 (+1) #45 (Seven-Layer Salad): 331 (+8) #46 (Exclusive Or): 239 (+1) #47 (Antidisruptive Caves): 337 (+9) #48 (Key Insight): 277 (+1) #49 (Block Parking): [893] (+15) #50 (Secret Underground Society): 292 (+25) #53 (Protect Your Fortress): 275 (+2) #54 (Split Path): 205 (+13) #62 (Block Unpuzzle): 283 (+46) #67 (Nuclear Energy for Dummies): 303 (+4) #68 (Cold Fusion Reactor): [935] (+1) #82 (Puzzle Box): [880] (+2) #83 (Frozen Over): 432 (+8) #84 (Forsythia): 387 (+1) #86 (Cyprus): 307 (+25) #89 (Diametric Opposition): 380 (+32) #97 (Lockdown): 264 (+1, b) #101 (Condo Management): 411 (+5) #102 (The Key Issue): 304 (+1) #105 (Living Things): 407 (+1) #109 (Shemozzle): 21 (+3) #116 (They're Not Called Blocks for Nothing): 267 (+2) #117 (Greenian Motion): 256 (+1) #118 (Chip Controls): 398 (+2) #128 (Mindless Self-Indulgence): 487 (+29) #138 (Zipper): 427 (+12) #144 (Paradigm Shift): 637 (+6) Total Score: 6,074,860 All these except Split Path and Lockdown were improvements made in my CCLP4 LP last year and just never got around to reporting them until now. I know a lot of them are dumb but oh well.
  29. 2 points
    CCLP1 MS #51 (H2O Below 273 K): 271 (+4, b-3) #93 (Flame War): 327 (+4, b+1) (joint with IHNN) CCLP4 MS #8 (The Fourth Dimension ): 333 (+1, b) #17 (The Three Trials): 254 (+1, b) #74 (Technopathic): 347 (+2, b)
  30. 2 points
    CC1 (MS) #33 (ON THE ROCKS): [684] (+1, b) 5,977,650 CC1 (Lynx) #33 (ON THE ROCKS): [631] (+6, b+6) #89 (BLOCK BUSTER): 380 (+1, b+1) #116 (BLOCK BUSTER II): 699 (+3, b+2) 5,897,990 CCLP2 (MS) #127 (Escape from Chipkatraz): 113 (+1, b) 6,050,880 CCLP2 (Lynx) #124 (Paramecia *): 223 (+1, b) 6,043,170 CCLP4 (MS) #81 (Estranged for a Season): 317 (+1, b) 6,109,860 (b) CCLP4 (Lynx) #81 (Estranged for a Season): 309 (+4, b+4) 6,100,350
  31. 2 points
    SET/RESET: The outer four buttons can be 'set' independently, and the middle button resets them all. SEPARATE ON/OFF: A simpler version of SET/RESET. Basically like a toggle switch except the on and off functions are separated. MULTI-TOGGLE: You can add more branches as needed. Each press of the button moves the toggle to the next state. EDGE TRIGGERS: The STEP ON trigger fires a 1-tick pulse on tick t+1 after the button is pressed. The STEP OFF trigger fires a 1-tick pulse on tick t+3 after the button is released. The ROCKER fires either a 1-tick or 2-tick pulse on tick t+1 after the button is pressed, and another 1-tick or 2-tick pulse on tick t+1 after the button is released (the pulse will be 1-tick wide for a short press of the button, and 2-ticks wide for a long press).
  32. 2 points
    So after almost a year of relative absence from the game, I'm back! I'm between jobs right now, and the Seattle weather is nothing but rainy, so what better opportunity could I expect to dedicate some time to Chip's Challenge 2? I spent the last week or so dedicating myself to a complete Let's Play and levelset review of "Nanamin's Challenge 1.0" which was released by Nanamin on February 25th this year. I picked a brand new set by a designer I know nothing about for a couple reasons. First, the CC2 community has been somewhat dormant for some time (due in part I think to a poor editor and the ongoing CCLP4 voting), so I would like to do what I can to generate interest in the game. Second, I've never created a Let's Play video series before, and I wanted to try it out on a truly blind experience -- I've never seen any of these levels before. The videos are available on my Youtube channel at the following links: Part 1: (Levels 1-20)Part 2: (Levels 21-26)Part 3: (Levels 27-35)Part 4: (Levels 36-42)Part 5: (Levels 43-48)Part 6: (Levels 48-55)Part 7: (Levels 55-60) Summary: Nanamin's Challenge 1.0 is a wonderfully designed 60-level set with a medium difficulty curve. There are several themes I've noticed that run through the set: 1) The most common and most enjoyable levels are small, compact puzzles that always manage to bring together a variety of elements in some very creative ways. 2) There are a fair number of cooperative levels where you switch between Chip and Melinda. 3) There are 6 GRID MAZE and 3 CHAOS levels that are interspersed throughout the set and even act as a weak story line. GRID MAZE levels take place on typically on repeating patterns of decorational walls, while CHAOS levels involve picking your way gingerly through unintelligible jumbles of tiles (think NONSENSE or SCRAMBLED EGGS form the original CC2 set). 4) There are bonus flags everywhere! I'm not an optimizer but this set would either be a dream or a nightmare. Curated Levels: If you don't have time to play through the whole set, I'd recommend the following subset of 10: 15 STRATEGIC DETONATION 23 THE WRONG FOOT 25 THE DUEL 26 GOLDILOCKS 30 THE SECRET OF THE BLUE SCARAB 33 THE ICE KINGDOM ADVANCES 39 OBSTACLE MACHINE 42 EXPULSION CUBE 48 COMPANION CUBES 50 CONTROLLED RELEASE And if you can only check out one level, please check out the masterpiece that is 48 COMPANION CUBES. Recommendations to the designer: 1) make more levels! these were great! 2) add a secret eye tool to 55 FLOODGATES. Remove or redesign the guesswork in levels 05 OUTBREAK and 29 GRID MAZE 3. Redesign 58 WATERFALLS to not depend on monster order. Redesign 19 DESICCATED SWAMP to add more depth to the gameplay. Individual level reviews: 01 MIRROR CUBE (Part 1, 0:50 - 10:24) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) The highlight of this level was the interesting opening puzzle with the swivels, doppelganger, yellow teleport, and toggle doors. The enormous blue wall bonus maze and the lower room with all the arrows felt somewhat haphazard. On the plus side, it added a sense of exploration to the level, but it also felt confusing and space-inefficient. Using the TNT to pick up the last chip or blast through the walls to the exit felt loose. I thought it was a bug and demonstrated it in the beginning of my LP video part 2, but a viewer pointed out that the exclamation points suggest placing the TNT there. But with the final chip merely one room over it seems like it only saves a second or so. Overall a playable and decent level, but it feels like an amateur-ish introduction to what turns out to be an excellent set. 02 GRAVITY CURTAIN (Part 1, 10:24 - 11:48) Concept: (3/5) Design: (2/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) Another level that felt very loose and like it was thrown together fairly quickly. It is short and easy. I think the design falls short compared to some of the work that clearly went into later levels in the set. I think there is potential to turn the Melinda/gravel/force floor maze into something a little more creative. 03 WAIT (Part 1, 11:48 - 16:20) Concept: (3/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) After a slow start to the set this is the first real puzzle level that shows, in my opinion, what the set is all about. It's one of many small to medium sized levels that use diverse elements to create compact puzzles of surprising depth. The glider/bear-trap puzzle is nicely connected to the block/flame-jet puzzle. The interplay between the pink button wired to the flame jet and the orange button is instructional. The tank and button do feel somewhat underutilized however. I like the way the recessed wall section works to bridge the two halves of the level together. 04 FLOODMARSH (Part 1, 16:20 - 27:01) Concept: (4/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (4/5) I've always loved the 'maze within a maze' idea of levels such as SHORT CIRCUIT in the original CC1 game, or TRIPLE MAZE in CCLP3, for example. FLOODMARSH is a fun and easy entry into that category. You initially navigate the maze as Chip (with flippers), and can use the water and floor paths. Once you gather all the chips, you transmogrify into Melinda and lose the flippers, taking the floor and chip socket route back to the exit. I appreciate the restraint in level size and the tight-but-not-terrible time limit. A nice concept executed well. 05 OUTBREAK (Part 1, 27:01 - 36:22) Concept: (4/5) Design: (2/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) I have mixed feelings about OUTBREAK. I think the concept is thoroughly unique (finding a route through a 'minefield' of block cloners and area buttons); however, the only thing that makes this implementation *barely* playable is the small size of the level. Upon further thought, I think one major factor bringing this level down is that the direction of each clone machine is not visible, so the gameplay is in fact a guessing game. I would suggest to the designer that an arrow marking on the floor next to each machine would help to make the level fair. 06 SHOVEL TEAM (Part 1, 36:22 - 39:39) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) This is a simple, unique concept that ends up being an extremely fun and loose level to play. A great early level in a set. Fun to figure out what's going on underneath all the ice blocks, and then easy to execute. 07 DOUBLECROSS (Part 1, 39:39 - 41:15) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) Average level, fun and quick to play. Not sure I 'get' it, but it works for an early level, especially for a player still learning the elements. 08 POOL PARTY WITH ANTS (Part 1, 41:15 - 46:27) Concept: (2/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (3/5) Fun: (4/5) This is very much a gimmick level, but it works wonderfully as such. The wing boots are an underutilized design element. The level did a nice job of putting me into such a rush that I didn't see the 'twist' until I was just beginning to get frustrated. 09 ANTI SWAMP ZONE (Part 1, 46:27 - 50:34) Concept: (2/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (4/5) Another decent early-game level. The block pushing is both interesting and forgiving. The teeth, bowling ball, and perimeter of slime all contribute to the aesthetics. Great design rescues what might otherwise have been a somewhat boring concept. 10 BLOCK COURIER (Part 1, 50:34 - 56:31) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (3/5) I don't generally like levels that require 'block-sliding' (hitting a moving block sideways off an ice or force floor), however this level is at least mercifully short enough to make the challenge fair, similar perhaps to ANNOYING WALL in CCLP3. (One nice bonus would be adding the helmet to protect the player). This level is also technically busted (see the beginning of the second Let's Play video), but the bust is creative and fun enough that it might be worth leaving in. 11 ANT NEST (Part 1, 56:31 - 1:01:24) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (3/5) Fun: (5/5) I loved this level. I liked the way that opening more doors in the level added to the number of ants milling about. I liked how the green door/yellow door balance ensured that Chip and Melinda both had roles and had to help each other out. The gravel squares in the center of each room ensured that the dodging wasn't too bad. Finishing the level off with a TNT blast was fun. 12 FORKPATHS (Part 1, 1:01:24 - 1:11:30) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) A great concept with really great execution as well. I've struggled as a designer with using area buttons and force floors well, but this is a great use of the theme. At initial glance it seemed very intimidating, but it was fun to explore the paths, and it seemed like it was always pretty obvious which button to press next. It would certainly have been easy to make this level more unforgiving! A fun level to figure out. 13 GRID MAZE 1 (Part 1, 1:11:30 - 1:16:03) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) The first of 6 levels bearing the name GRID MAZE. It's alright to play. The confusion of colors between the custom walls, floors, bombs, and bonus flags adds to the difficulty. Decent filler level. 14 DUAL CORE (Part 1, 1:16:03 - 1:19:35) Concept: (4/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) A great little block puzzle, fairly easy, and well-placed in the set. I love the use of both the green and purple toggle walls to add interest to the sokoban concept. 15 STRATEGIC DETONATION (Part 1, 1:19:35 - 1:25:52) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (5/5) Another great little puzzle. Fun, short, and satisfying. Instructive on blue teleports. The order of doing things is non-obvious. 16 STAMPEDE (Part 1, 1:25:52 - 1:28:04) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (1/5) Action Difficulty: (3/5) Fun: (4/5) Out and back monster-dodging. Memorable and fun. 17 SNOW PLOUGHER (Part 1, 1:28:04 - 1:33:28) Concept: (3/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (4/5) A deserving puzzle level. Possibly a minor bust since the ice block cloners change direction when blocked. Aesthetically pleasing due to diagonal symmetry. 18 FLIPPER (Part 1, 1:33:28 - 1:34:40) Concept: (3/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) A great and easy introductory puzzle level that requires planning ahead. 19 DESICCATED SWAMP (Part 1, 1:34:40 - 1:38:53) Concept: (3/5) Design: (1/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) A weak entry in the set in my opinion. The level is aesthetically pleasing and the concept has a lot of potential, but it feels thrown together and poorly designed. This level would work great as a 'maze within a maze' similar to FLOODMARSH, where Melinda goes through the whole maze to get the dirt boots, then collects the chips, then loses the dirt boots but can open chip sockets, etc. Instead, she gets the dirt boots halfway through the level, which opens pretty much everything up. There's a blue key and two red keys which don't make much sense, and then a key thief by the exit that seems to serve no purpose at all. 20 CHAOS ENCROACHES (Part 1, 1:39:04 - END) Concept: (4/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) The first of 3 'Chaos' levels (at the 20, 40, and 60 level numbers) is also my favorite of the series. It plays more like a puzzle (reminiscent of NONSENSE in the CC2 official set) than the other two which feel more like mazes. 21 GRID MAZE 2 (Part 2, 4:07 - 15:28) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) I'm not a huge fan of the Grid Maze series in this set, although I do think they (for the most part) make good, short, filler levels, and serve to provide a sense of interconnectivity between earlier and later levels. This one for some reason really stumped me during my LP since I kept seeing a camo floor as a wall, but that was my fault. A decent maze level. 22 HOMEOSTASIS (Part 2, 15:28 - 19:01) Concept: (4/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (4/5) Fun to figure out, not terribly challenging but definitely some wrong paths to go down. Good puzzle with great aesthetics. 23 THE WRONG FOOT (Part 2, 19:01 - 26:42) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (5/5) Love, love, love this bowling ball puzzle! We don't see enough of these... 24 LATTICE PALACE (Part 2, 26:42 - 28:52) Concept: (2/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) Nothing remarkable here, but it's a simple and fun level. 25 THE DUEL (Part 2, 28:52 - 35:25) Concept: (5/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (3/5) Fun: (5/5) One of the few action levels in the set. Great use of bowling balls, going head to head with monsters. It's a tough concept to do well but this succeeds. The high point of the level is definitely the shootout with the four fireballs in the lower right corner. Very fun. 26 GOLDILOCKS (Part 2, 35:25 - 48:26) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) Masterful puzzle, very compact, one of my favorites in the set! Nice take on the directional block/railroad track concept. The flame jet portion works beautifully. 27 PALACE DUNGEON (Part 3, 0:00 - 7:36) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (4/5) Definitely a fun puzzle. I loved the bear trap/ant combo to allow pushing blocks around the level. The itemswapping at the end felt a little less inspired but it's a solid level. 28 DRAIN CLOGGER (Part 3, 7:36 - 10:54) Concept: (3/5) Design: (2/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) I like the idea of filling up the force floor to gain access to the other side of the level, but the block puzzle just wasn't very interesting. I'd like to see it reworked into a slightly less trivial sokoban. 29 GRID MAZE 3 (Part 3, 10:54 - 13:56) Concept: (3/5) Design: (1/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (1/5) Unless I'm missing something with the hints, this is purely a guesswork level. The hint tiles certainly do lie! At least the level is mercifully short. I would recommend removing this level entirely. Worst of the Grid Maze series, unless there's a puzzle with the hints that I didn't understand. 30 THE SECRET OF THE BLUE SCARAB (Part 3, 13:56 - 29:36) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (5/5) Another excellent variety puzzle. I love the way the rooms connect, and how you make your way around the level and return to the start. 31 CONTAINMENT CHAMBER (Part 3, 29:36 - 32:30) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (1/5) Action Difficulty: (3/5) Fun: (3/5) Decent level, I admire the attempt to use rovers. The fire squares make the dodging easy at least, although the monsters feel almost as random as blobs. 32 TANK! (Part 3, 32:20 - 36:24) Concept: (4/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (4/5) A solid design. Fairly easy level but it manages to feel very fresh. A lot of fun to play! 33 THE ICE KINGDOM ADVANCES (36:24 - 38:34) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (1/5) Action Difficulty: (3/5) Fun: (5/5) Well done! I experimented with this concept a bit during the original CC2 design phase (see GLACIER and GLACIER 2 in the CC2 Rejects set) but they were pretty awful. This design does a much better job of giving the player choices without the solution being obvious. Great level! 34 PUSH'N'SWIVEL (Part 3, 38:35 - 48:03) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (4/5) This level as well as EXPULSION CUBE do a great job exploring the 'sokoban with swivel doors' concept. Both are great puzzles and very satisfying to solve. 35 FLAMOSPHERES (Part 3, 48:03 - END) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) Great concept, great use of the 'hide logic' feature. I think the level is just the right length for this idea. I like that taking the wrong path doesn't kill you immediately (similar in that respect to SPOOKS from CC1). Very unique level. 36 CORE (Part 4, 0:00 - 8:18) Concept: (3/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) I like the idea of getting all the blocks across to positions on the opposite side. The symmetric design is top-notch. Gameplay isn't going to be particularly interesting on a level like this but it works and doesn't take too long. I don't know if it was intended, but you can get away with some tricks by pushing blocks onto the force floors and then pushing them off on the other side of the level. I rescued my 1st attempt on the Let's Play this way. 37 GRID MAZE 4 (Part 4, 8:18 - 19:26) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) Decent level, my favorite in the GRID MAZE series since it's more of a puzzle than a maze. It's hard to keep track of the different areas and what needs to be done, but in the end it comes together after a couple tries. 38 WASHOUT (Part 4, 19:26 - 26:08) Concept: (4/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (4/5) Really fun and unique design, satisfying to solve. I like the symmetry of the central puzzle while retaining the variety between the right and left 'wings'. 39 OBSTACLE MACHINE (Part 4, 26:08 - 40:58) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (5/5) Another phenomenal 'variety' puzzle in a set that's already full of them. One of the best levels in the set. Great use of a lot of different elements. 40 SURROUNDED BY CHAOS (Part 4, 40:58 - 54:13) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) The second entry in the CHAOS series is an awesome design! I don't even know how I'd go about designing a maze that works on this level. The level map even looks like a work of art. The gameplay is really frustrating at first but turns out to be quite playable. 41 COUNTDOWNER (Part 4, 54:13 - 58:07) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) I really loved this puzzle. It makes a great tutorial on counter gates, yet without feeling like a tutorial. 42 EXPULSION CUBE (Part 4, 58:07 - END) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (5/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) The ONLY things that might drag this level down are the two blocks that have pop-up walls underneath them. For this reason I'd recommend giving the player the secret eye tool. But even as it is, you discover those secrets fairly early on your first playthrough. The rest of the level is a top-notch, straightforward, and quite difficult puzzle involving blocks and swivel doors, and is one of the best puzzles in the set. 43 PARADIGM SHIFTER (Part 5, 0:00 - 10:08) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) Another wonderful variety puzzle. Excellent use of the key and item thieves, as well as the connection between rooms. 44 OFF RAIL (Part 5, 10:08 - 15:10) Concept: (3/5) Design: (2/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) It has potential but didn't feel like it played very well. The long railroad tracks with recessed walls at either end felt somewhat reminiscent of CAMPGROUNDS (although not quite as evil). It seemed that to play the level 'right' you'd need to make a map. Fortunately it's short enough that I was able to take a random route and beat the level on my second try. 45 GRID MAZE 5 (Part 5, 15:10 - 19:25) Concept: (4/5) Design: (2/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) I've always loved the idea of the toggle wall maze that 'switches' half-way through to create a brand new maze. This level plays with that idea, but ultimately doesn't execute very well. The biggest drawback are the invisible walls that block off many of the exits, an unfair move that feels off-putting after you've essentially solved the maze. 46 GHOST TO GHOST (Part 5, 19:25 - 23:50) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (3/5) A decent entry in the set, although the design didn't make a whole lot of sense to me for such a simple concept. It works though, and is pretty easy. 47 SPRING CLEANING: WITH ICE! (Part 5, 23:50 - 26:05) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (3/5) Good filler level. 48 COMPANION CUBES (Part 5, 26:05 - End, plus Part 6, 0:00 - 24:45) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (5/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) This level is simply a masterpiece!! Best level in the set, and one of the best custom levels I've played. It's not often you spend an entire hour solving a CC puzzle and feel like you wouldn't mind restarting and playing it again just to appreciate what just happened. The two thieves in the ice block room caused me so much grief, but that only added to the pleasure of circumventing them! 49 FOUR LINES (Part 6, 24:45 - 27:36) Concept: (3/5) Design: (2/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (3/5) A teeth level that works okay, but I'm not thrilled with the design. I love the idea of Chip clearing a path through the dirt for Melinda, and I love the idea of teeth that only follow the active player, but neither concept was really explored in much depth here. My solution was pretty much to just run for it, and since that worked it didn't feel like it had much depth. 50 CONTROLLED RELEASE (Part 6, 27:36 - 35:21) Concept: (5/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (4/5) Fun: (5/5) Winning concept, and great process of discovery to figure out what is needed. Great blend of action and puzzle elements. One of the best of set. 51 PINPOINT (Part 6, 35:21 - 48:22) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (4/5) This puzzle really wouldn't be that difficult if it was visible all at once, but being as spread out as it is, ends up being a very satisfying challenge. 52 MONOPATTERN (Part 6, 48:22 - 1:04:56) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) Didn't care for this level much. The idea of using repeating patterns on the map reminds me a little of COLOR COORDINATION by J. B. Lewis, but isn't really put to good use here in my opinion. The problem is the patterns don't really serve much of a purpose or present a challenge in most of the rooms. The mazes are too simple, the turtles and recessed walls room can be solved in pretty much any way you feel like, the puzzles feel trivial. (Although I do like the final room with the ice blocks and fire.) I'd like to see the concept revisited with a little more care. 53 GRID MAZE 6 'FINALE' (Part 6, 1:04:56 - 1:11:44) Concept: (3/5) Design: (4/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) One of the better GRID MAZEs. The teleports are nicely confusing, and it's just the right amount of frustrating at first, but you learn the level after a bit. The time limit is short but fair (I beat it with 20 seconds left on my first try). 54 DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING (Part 6, 1:11:44 - 1:16:03) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (2/5) Cool concept with two ways to win: either collect all the chips but no green key, or else collect both red keys without collecting all the chips. I will point out that the hint is incorrect, and the level is poorly named, because you may push blocks and collect green keys to your heart's desire, and still exit as long as you get both red keys and only 3/4 chips. Either way it's a very easy level, but feels looser than intended. 55 FLOODGATES (Part 6, 1:16:03 - END, Part 7, 0:00 - 12:19) Concept: (4/5) Design: (1/5... but 4/5 if the secret eye is added) Puzzle Difficulty: (3/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (1/5... but 3/5 if the secret eye is added) So... the hint says 'Think before you push' and 'Beware the outside', but as the level is designed you might as well 'pray before you push' and 'beware the inside'. The puzzle is actually quite a nice one in theory, but it plays horribly because about half the ice blocks have recessed walls underneath them, so just when you think you're clearing the path to the exit, suddenly there's a wall there and you've busted the level. Over, and over, and over. I eventually made a pen and paper map and recorded all the blocks that have recessed walls underneath, and then beat the level fairly easily and enjoyably, which proves that's it's actually a good puzzle. But it's unplayable as is. The good news is that simply adding a 'secret eye' tool should make it fair. 56 COCCOON (Part 7, 12:19 - 16:23) Concept: (2/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (2/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) It's playable, not one I'll remember. 57 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (Part 7, 16:23 - 24:46) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (5/5) A solid teamwork puzzle with a lot of nice variety. Very enjoyable. 58 WATERFALLS (Part 7, 24:46 - 39:27) This is the only level in the set I didn't beat. Initially it looked provably impossible. It turns out to be possible due to different behaviors from blocks on force floors depending on whether they are before or after the player in the monster order, but I personally consider that to be invalid as a puzzle concept. If there's a way around the monster order part, the level looks like an interesting puzzle, and I'd like to see it reworked so that it doesn't depend on that. 59 MANDALA (Part 7, 39:27 - 59:56) Concept: (4/5) Design: (5/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (2/5) Fun: (5/5) A sprawling teamwork level, reminiscent of MELINDA 911, that stitches together portions of earlier levels, and manages to stay 100% fresh. I think my solution busted the level somewhat since I didn't need the force boots, but I kind of like that it's busted since there are several creative ways to win. 60 AND OUT OF THE CHAOS (Part 7, 59:57 - END) Concept: (3/5) Design: (3/5) Puzzle Difficulty: (4/5) Action Difficulty: (1/5) Fun: (3/5) The final level in the set, and the third CHAOS level. My least favorite to play, but still fun. Frustrating to pick your way through the maze, as I never felt like I could remember my past routes, felt more like feeling blindly the whole way. I really did not like the blue tank next to the red teleport, as it is too easy to accidentally die when exploring the teleports. I don't understand the cryptic hints, but would like to believe that there's an Easter egg there to discover. Also, does "Nanamin" equal "Alice Cox"?
  33. 2 points
    So you're gonna leave before CCLP4 is out? That's a shame. I'm also extending JoshL6 to 149 levels that I hope to have done by the end of the year so you'll also miss out on that as well as some other CC2 updates maybe, if they ever happen. CCZone has died down quite a bit yes but that's not really a good enough reason to just leave, unless it's temporary. No matter how dead this site is or how busy I will ever be, I will always come on every day just because I appreciate the game and love the community and vice versa. Maybe if you got Skype and were added to the CCBBC Skype group you'll realize the community isn't as dead as you think.
  34. 2 points
    I've been wanting to make a post about this for a long time. Here are my thoughts on the subject. MS is perhaps my least favourite ruleset, because it's just so full of glitches. Like you, I especially hate slide delay. Boosting can also be a pain in some levels. Perhaps the only levels I prefer in MS are so called "insane levels". When I first started playing in Lynx, I was absolutely annoyed at the animations, although I got used to them and now I like them. Perhaps the only problem I find with it is splash delay, and explosion delay. So Steam is probably my favourite ruleset. It's also got wall slapping, which makes blue wall levels a whole lot less frustrating, and shorter animations. Also, CC2 supports some tile combinations that were invalid in Lynx, such as objects on locks or water, which gives the designer more freedom without having to worry about ruleset compatibility. There are a few annoying things with CC2, such as the recently discovered force floor bug (it completely ruined one of my level ideas) and I find block slapping harder than in Tile World, but overall I think it's better. Thank you for posting this.
  35. 1 point
    (temp post until James gets back, based on: ) [10:17 PM] jamesa7171: got it just in time PogChamp [10:20 PM] jamesa7171: i give you permission to report my score by proxy in #optimization if you're worried about some kind of "pieguy reports in-between us" scenario CC1 MS #146 (Cake Walk): 723 (+2, b+2) joint bold with IHNN 5,977,700 - 142 b (Melinda >= 728)
  36. 1 point
    CC2: 141 (LOGIC PRISON): 77080 (+270, b+10) | 658 (+27, b+1) total score: 14,534,821 total time: 37,513 Passed J.B. in yet another metric.
  37. 1 point
    I agree with that. Sometimes, bonus flags don't add much to the overall gameplay experience and/or the level would be better off without them. Like in H2O's level, the flags aren't bad, but they don't add much either. But you say that you experimented with them, and honestly, it would have been really interesting to see how the level would have turned out with them, even if it broke CC1 compatibility. Making a level compatible with all three rulesets is really hard, especially if tanks are involved. I vaguely remember some CC1 tank levels that had an elaborate off-screen mechanism to ensure that the tanks moved the exact same way in Lynx and MS. Sadly, such a mechanism here would have required expanding the map for the CC2 version, which wasn't an option. Regarding Jeffrey's commments, aesthetics can be really difficult to handle. If you can make a fun level that looks good, that's great. But sometimes, making the level look good gets in the way of fun, and I'm afraid the unranked entry is a prime example of this. Not sure why I didn't mention those monsters on walls, though. I used to have something written about them in an earlier draft, but for some reason I edited it out. In the end, most of them are nice (the red teeth is especially clever), but the blue teeth is quite annoying because of the custom walls that were added to keep it contained. Which brings us to: Yes, that would probably be a great idea. In CC1, it's mostly straightforward, keep the walls and remove everything else. But CC2 adds so many types of walls, which makes things much more complicated and not everyone will agree. For example, walls of "Globs", do you keep those pink walls or just those four "regular" walls? And if you end up keeping only the pink walls, could you add some "regular" walls elsewhere? If there were clearer rules, this would have solved the issues I mentioned for three of the five entries. Also, regarding Tyler's entry...honestly, I don't know how things would have turned out if it weren't for that bust. I remember some entries in past contents that lost partly because of such busts, which can be pretty annoying since the level is otherwise very fun. Here, it probably would have been ranked at least 2nd, but I don't know if I would have given it 1st. It's all speculation
  38. 1 point
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  39. 1 point
    CCLP4 (MS)122: 772 (+1, b+1) [Jigsee] (joint bold with Bacorn and Hornlitz)6,104,620 (130 bolds) Alright, so Shane and I collabed when the bold was 769 and after pooling our 766s, found 767, and shortly after 770. A little while later, we found 771, and before we could settle on it/score it/report it, Bacorn here revealed that he had scored 771 (!!!). That snipe was kind of awkward, but we ended up pooling our routes and... still having 771. And then this morning broke through to 772.
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  41. 1 point
    I didn't feel any guesswork whatsoever throughout the level. It was mainly just planning ahead.
  42. 1 point
    "If I use the block, I render the block unusable for detonating the bomb up top." "I don't see any other way to detonate that bomb, so I need to save the block." "If I use the tank, then the tank turns around when I hit the blue button" These 3 statements are all true. And yet, there is a solution to this seeming paradox. Further hint in the spoiler tag and exact answer nested deeper.
  43. 1 point
    Here's part 2 (11-20) 11. Very well crafted key puzzle. 12. Cool level and the tight time limit makes it more interesting. 13. Cool looking maze, reminds me of Josh's "Zabriskie Point". Second level I've played so far that has this maze concept. 14. Awesome puzzles rolled into one fantastic level. That checker sokoban is legit. 15. Brilliant sokoban and twist on the "my friend' concept. 16. Wild level is wild. Better than the original level too. 17. This level has great puzzles which are a blast (no pun intended) 18. Cool force slide section level. 19. Simple level with somewhat of a brain teasing twist. I was stumped on how to get the fireball to blow up the bomb below the exit, I figured it out. 20. Extremely fun level to play. This is kind of like "elemental park" but in a twisted way.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    The pink ball used to be a tank but somehow I forgot to make it a tank again not a bust, just another oversight. I've updated the set to fix this. Thanks for pointing it out!
  46. 1 point
    26: There are some really fun tank puzzles here. The starting sokoban, and the final room, are my favourites. 28: It's a decent level; I especially like the tank room. 29: A clever puzzle, surprisingly hard. 36: It took me a while to figure out that I didn't need to hold down the trap buttons It's a fun sokoban. 37: This level was surprisingly hard, but it was fun; I especially like the tank room. 38: 39: Decent blue wall maze. 40: There are some clever puzzles here. It's a decent itemswapper. 41: I love the blobs on fire and the recessed walls. Really nice level. 42: This was a decent maze, and quite hard I think. 43: The blank hint tiles slightly annoys me. However, I really liked this level, and I agree with Miika that it is your best Walls of CCLP4 contest entry. 45: Really fun key level 46: Really good-looking maze concept; surprisingly hard. 47: My favourite rooms are the toggle/block room (nice use of ice under a block) and the pink ball room. 48: There are some really fun puzzles here. 49: This is an awesome compressed level, and I like the pointless chips and socket, as well as those sevens only visible in the editor and the 77 time limit. 50: I have already seen several levels using this concept, but this is one of my favourites. 51: Yeah...the title IS disturbing...it's a fun ice maze though. 52: Really fun puzzles. This is the type of level, however, that would work better in CC2 with bonus flags. 53: At first I misread the title as "Paranoia Ranch". I'll probably use that title. Anyway, this was a fun level, and it had some nice puzzles. However, it is not necessary to press the tank button; is this a bust? 54: Nice level with a strict time limit; I especially like the teeth, walker and partial post sections. 55: A really fun level. 56: One of my favourite levels so far in the set. Very creative use of teeths. 57: Better than Unmitigated Hint Factory Disaster. 59: There are some fun puzzles here, but I'm not a fan of the glider/fireball room at the end, it's easy to cook and at the very end. 60: A really creative puzzle. One of the best levels in the set. However, I managed to solve the level without using the recessed wall at (14,28). 62: This was a nice twist on the original concept, and I like how some blocks need to be pushed into water. 64: Decent pink ball level. I'm not really a fan of the skate trick at the end though. 65: Really clever awesome trick to solve. 67: A really amazing level, the title is very appropriate, and the ending block puzzles are very clever. I haven't solved the other levels yet, but I will leave feedback on them once I have
  47. 1 point
    Part 5 (57-70) 57. This level is just hilarious. Just as hilarious as Unmitigated Hint Factory Disaster. 58. Difficult level, I really do not like block checkerboards. Key is to just learn from your mistakes and practice. 59. This has a nice "Force Square" aesthetic at the start and a unique method of creating a nail. 60. Yet another brilliant level with critical thinking required. 61. In my opinion, this was the hardest level in the set for me. This level is chock full of deceptions and some luck was required for some sections. One I can think of is the blue and green lock section mixed with RFF's, I had to restart the level several times in order to unlock the right blue locks. Also, I got stuck in many different places and had to look at the map quite a bit. This garden is more evil though, but nevertheless well crafted level. 62. Reminds me of Gridlock by cybersmack. Somewhat difficult level cause you can screw up some blocks but I like this one. Made me think. 63. Fun level and the safe spots for the bug dodging after the ice section beginning is appreciated. 64. Simple chip collecting level but with annoying pink ball dodging. Thankfully not as chaotic as your "Fireball Territory" level. 65. Amazing level and feels like I am playing "Off The Beaten Path" by Jeffrey. 66. I love how this level looks in the editor and I had a really fun time playing this level. The beginning feels like "Tunnel Clearance" from CCLP1. 67. Also an another level that looks awesome in the editor. Pretty simple maze chip collecting level. 68. Fantastic puzzle and glad to bust the level too. 69. Another fantastic puzzle. 70. Great closing level to amazing set. Thanks Josh for creating this set I had so much fun playing it. There were many levels that were really fun and has a decent mix of easy and difficult levels. I also had a smooth experience playing the set meaning that I had little to no frustration. There are just so many great levels in this set that its hard for me to pick a favorite. My a top three though which are Megalo Tower (60), Master Class (47), and Warehouse of Lost Hopes and Dreams (34). The hardest for me was Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (61) and Bloated Biomass (41) which wasn't too difficult but very nerve wracking. All in all, this was an amazing set which is equally great as your JoshL5 and JoshL6 sets. Sad though that this is your true CC1 set. Maybe you can do JCCLP3 if you want to but that's your choice and a suggestion. I might play your upcoming CC2 set "Flareon1" but I more towards CC1. But in conclusion amazing set!
  48. 1 point
    I played and solved most of the new levels, and overall I liked them I also replayed the levels that have been modified in the new version. 1: I like the change. I still got full bonus, but it was much harder, and I only had 2 seconds left when I exited. 4: The decreased time limit was all right. 6: This is a massive improvement. The puzzle is very clever, and I like the blank space tiles. The added bonus rooms were also great; I got the full bonus. 7: Overall, I think the changes are good. 18: I like the changes, but this level was still very easy. 19: The walker room is better now, I think. Also I don't recall seeing the bonus flags in the blob room in the previous version; I think they are a nice addition. 20: This is really a massive improvement, really creative. 26: I really like the new starting room, and the presence of the eye tool to spot the bonus flags. 27: The ghost part was really creative and fun. The starting/ending room had me completely stumped, and it took me a long time to figure out how to handle it, but it was fun, and the concept is creative. In the end, my bonus was of 200. 29: This is a really fun puzzle, and a good use of the hook. I managed to get the full bonus. 31: I like most uses of swivel doors in this level; the yellow key and tank rooms are especially creative. However, the bug dodging is overly difficult; I only made it through once, and died on the way back. Therefore I have not solved this level. 33: The puzzles are really clever. The yellow tank and red teleport mechanisms are amazing, and the hook is very well-used. 34: This was great. In most situations I don't like long chip-collecting levels, but this one was really fun and creative. The track puzzle is perhaps my favourite part of the entire level, and I like how you put some area control buttons in the toggle section. 49: I haven't solved this one yet. 53: This is a really awesome concept, it's really creative. I think it's busted though: by dropping the lightning bolt during the final passage, it is possible to exit without disabling the security system. So far, a really great set
  49. 1 point
    thanks for hints; didn't get to play lately so here's the rest of what I did a while ago; OOOH IT'S A GHOST fun dodging level that really keeps you on your toes! HYDROCITY A pretty good one, simple but effective. I wanted to get the bonus but I freaked out at the end, worrying about how the tanks would effect the gliders so I exited and didn't get any. LEVEL THAT WILL DRIVE YOU INSANE Reminds me a little of scrambled eggs (from CC2). I don't mind it too much and it doesn't drive me insane :P. THIS TEETH... I seem to recall this one having a different title before?
  50. 1 point
    thanks very much for the feedback!!! level 6: I plan to alter this level quite a bit. Version 1 isn't what originally intended but I couldn't work it out at the time. level 11: I personally find it a bit tedious actually. I'd like to make it smaller or less tedious somehow but not sure how without altering the original layout greatly. I like how it requires you to manage how/where you put the blocks so I may not change it. 15: that is not a bust: It's supposed to be pretty open-ended. I really couldn't think of much for this one so I decided to make it a simple melee dodging level. I'm not sure the cloner is really necessary actually as you can solve it pretty quickly before many walkers clone. 18: based on your comments maybe I'll make this one harder. 19: I'll make the walker room smaller. 20: I struggled to come up with something good for this level. I might change it slightly or make something new altogether. 21: I'm aware all keys aren't necessary. I got frustrated coming up with a good key puzzle. 23: That mimic/tank device I first saw in a Joshua Bone's level. Gah! Dumb bust. I'll fix that. I also don't really like how you can easily die doing that incorrectly (the non-bust way) so I might change that as well. I currently have a couple of new levels almost done and as stated I may fix some existing ones in the next update.
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