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Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:42 pm

A couple of days ago I randomly decided to make a batch of very tough levels. The levels in general are geared towards powered solves, but brown/green should be possible for many of them. I would greatly appreciate it if you guys gave them a try and collaborated to find a solution to some of the more challenging ones. More levels will be added periodically.

Levels now have "edits", which are small variations on the level. Edits to the levels can be found next to the level name and will appear like this: [1]


Gangplank [1] [2] [3]
Coccyx
Macadam [1] [2]
Vendange [1] [2]
Contretemps [1]
Glazier
Iridule
Sophrosyne [1]
Carcophore

Hammerlock
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby zhyrek on Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:03 pm

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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:10 pm

Wrong Link?
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby zhyrek on Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:12 pm

portgoose wrote:Wrong Link?

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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Not really the intended solve, but I'll let it slide (other people, try the intended method). I just assumed that the static was low enough :\

Well, I guess that gets the whole "Zhyrek-finds-a-loophole-in-a-level" thing out of the way. I think you have done this on nearly every level thread I have made :wink:
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby zhyrek on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:13 pm

Yea, but all the other ones look excellent, and mighty difficult :???: :)

Maybe i'll get around to doing it the right way :lol:


Edit: Almost got Vendage, Just need to get a ramp and a poker to get the other 2 balls: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11055972
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby rianbay812 on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:23 pm

Gang plank! :D
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11056033
the easiest level though. haha
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby Wafflekins on Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:03 pm

portgoose wrote:Contretemps

Glazier


wow are those even possible ._.
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby lord_hamybal on Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:12 pm

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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:37 pm




Here is another way (rolling to the left): http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11056254

New level Sophrosyne added.
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby Protogenius on Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:18 pm

Your levs kill pg!
:)
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11056627

just what the doctor ordered.
lol i was trying to do it like this: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11056607 but then i realized it would be so much easier to solve with just an extra wheel on the bottom guy.
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:35 pm

Yup, you got the intended solve there with that extra wheel. Great solution!
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby Protogenius on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:03 am

Coccyx: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11057725 also fun, very hard to tweak i think a brown puncher would have got the job done.
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:27 am

Very nice. A simple brown puncher would work as well, but the powered method is more challenging, and I would assume more fun.
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby Wafflekins on Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:41 am

Wow Protogenius you are just sick o_o I suppose I'll give one of these a try.
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby rlbabits on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:25 am

Glazier: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11057915 pretty easy :P but good thinking level :)
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:29 pm

Nice. I figured that one would be simple once you figured out how to avoid blocking the path to the goal.

I just had a random idea: what if for each level I posted "edits", which would basically be the same level layout but with goal and goal piece in different areas or a slight change added to make it easier or harder? Example: Macadam Edit. These would be easier and quicker to make than entirely new levels yet still provide an adequate challenge.

EDIT: I'm just going to go ahead and do this. Edits to the levels can be found next to the level name and will appear like this: [1]
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby IGLima on Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:20 pm

Attempt at Coccyx brown: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11058107

Nice levels Portgoose. :)
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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby ~Jon~ on Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:31 pm

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Re: Another Thread with Stupidly Difficult Levels

Postby portgoose on Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:33 pm

Thanks IGLima! That would be an awesome solve for coccyx if you can get it!

Jon's sexy vendange solve added to op.
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