Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

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Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Layman on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:28 pm

This thread is to list all the best Magnum Scores on the 42 official levels. As most of you will know, the Magnum score of a design is simply the number of pieces, multiplied by the number of ticks. This means that multi-piece brown weights are out, and simple powered solves are in - my favourite!

For a start, here are the current best Magnum scores on the first 21 (free) levels, with some suggestions in the second post of how to beat them. The second 21 (official, paid) levels are also included - some of the records on these levels are pretty good, some are eminently beatable. Please, post your best solutions here.

This thread is designed to revive and expand on sanderlennart's thread here. Please also see Dean-o's excellent thread here, which includes all of the simplest designs for levels 1-21.

Where the Magnum score of two designs is identical, the design with the lower number of pieces will take precedence.

When you post a design, please give the appropriate credit.

And, to paraphrase Dean-o,
One last thing, this thread is NOT AT ALL about badges. You can build a longway 7-piece :unconnected: :water: :champ: for Tube, and you can pat yourself on the back. But you won't get any credit for it here, unless it takes less than 27 ticks.


Best scores - levels 1-21
1. Rolling Away: N/A (0 pieces)
2. Reach Up: 31x2=62 - Linkzcap (& pacifist)
3. Mind the Gap: 25x3=75 - Linkzcap (& Layman / SuperSheep)
4. Junkyard: 59x4=236 - flagitious
5. The Wall: 52x3=156 - Skips (& flagitious)
6. On a Roll: 27x3=81 - ID36
7. Full-Up: 108x2=216 - FCFTW!! (& flagitious)
8. Higher: 21x2=42 - mnielsen (& SuperSheep)
9. Around the Bend: N/A (0 pieces)
10. Up the Hump: 124x3=372 - jofjltn4
11. Mission to Mars: 14x3=42 - lord_hamybal (& Skips)
12. Up the Stairs: 56x3=168 - mason
13. Big Ball: 48x3=144 - FCFTW!! (& flagitious)
14. Four Balls: 187x3=561 - flagitious
15. Down Under: 65x4=260 - SuperSheep
16. Awash: 134x3=402 - Maestro (& goran)
17. Handling: 81x2=162 - flagitious
18. Tube: 62x3=186 - Cruiser40 (& jofjltn4 / flagitious)
19. Back and Forth: 245x6=1470 - osiris2 (& flagitious/[unknown])
20. Unpossible: 129x6=774 - Kalma
21. U-Turn: 62x4=248 - lord_hamybal (&jonnychoob)
Total levels: 21
Total pieces: 64
Total ticks: 1662
Total Magnum score: 5789

Best scores - levels 22-42
22. Pit & Pendulum: 205x2=410 - jonnychoob
23. Chimichangas: 479x2=958 - skitters
24. Ack and Forth: 115x2=230 - Magnum1000
25. Tote 'em Pole: 73x5=365 - Cruiser40
26. Canyon: 291x5=1455 - DoktorQ
27. Default: 32x3=96 - Cruiser40
28. Brick Layer: 294x5=1470 - heliwr
29. Stuck: 67x3=201 - redreoicy
30. Crown Jewels: 65x3=195 - Linkzcap (& babyhir)
31. Projected: 160x6=960 - DoktorQ (&lord_hamybal)
32. Be a Champ: 217x3=651 - fate156
33. Sunset: 91x3=273 - Kai Laddiman (& chris4a4 / Wafflekins)
34. Displacement: 224x2=448 - pillageTHENburn
35. Gate Keeper: 90x3=270 - oozle2
36. Fix Big Ben: 88x3=264 - flagitious
37. Close the Door: 131x3=393 - Cruiser40
38. Skyscaper: 163x5=815 - Stygg
39. On the Edge: 257x6=1542 - DoktorQ
40. Sisyphea: 193x8=1544 - 2phun
41. Under Over: 65x3=195 - lord_hamybal (& corpsegrinder1 / Magnum1000 / skitters)
42. More Balls: 734x4=2936 - Jaimon
Total levels: 21
Total pieces: 79
Total ticks: 4034
Total Magnum score: 15671
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Layman on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:29 pm

This is a list of "near misses" (some not quite so near) that could possibly be tweaked to beat existing records. Please see Dean-o's thread for credits for the solves of levels 1-21.

Levels 1-42 - Possiblities for better scores

:siren: One tick to go :siren:
31. Projected - 6 pieces - 160 ticks required - current record 160 ticks
2. Reach Up - 3 pieces - 20 ticks required - current record 21 ticks
Two ticks to go
8. Higher - 4 pieces - 10 ticks required - current record 12 ticks
8. Higher - 5 pieces - 8 ticks required - current record 10 ticks
Three to ten ticks
8. Higher - 3 pieces - 13 ticks required - current record 16 ticks
7. Full-Up - 3 pieces - 71 ticks required - current record 77 ticks
3. Mind the Gap - 4 pieces - 18 ticks required - current record 25 ticks
6. On a Roll - 2 pieces - 40 ticks required - current record 48 ticks
3. Mind the Gap - 1 pieces - 75 ticks required - current record 85 ticks
Ten or more ticks
13. Big Ball - 4 pieces - 35 ticks required - current record 45 ticks
20. Unpossible - 5 pieces - 154 ticks required - current record 165 ticks
3. Mind the Gap - 2 pieces - 37 ticks required - current record 50 ticks
15. Down Under - 3 pieces - 86 ticks required - current record 99 ticks
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Wafflekins on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:31 pm

Mind the gap is actually 29 ticks making it 29*3=87

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10241022 this design beats that 1*85=85
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Layman on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:39 pm

Thanks Waffle - actually I had the wrong link for the 3pc solution - hopefully it's now 26 ticks. I've put your 1pc in the "near misses" section.
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Magnum1000 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:50 pm

Shaved a measly tick off of Up the Stairs: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10243825 (3*60=180)
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Linkzcap on Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:37 pm

Thank you Layman! I'll get right into some scoring now! :)

Earilier ID for Reach up: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10213865 :P

Mind the Gap: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10244120 25 x 3 = 75
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby ID36 on Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:26 am

On A Roll 81 (3p @ 27t)
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Layman on Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:35 pm

Thanks guys - updated (hopefully the attributions are right)

Levels 22-42 coming soon! (probably tomorrow)
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Linkzcap on Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:18 pm

Mission to Mars has an incorrect link.

Also, here's a 452 (improved from the old version) for Up the Hump: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10252633
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby jonnychoob on Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:52 am

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=9802017 U-turn 4 pieces, 77 ticks

I've been waiting for a home for that thing :)
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Layman on Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:59 pm

Thanks - updated posts 1 and 2. I've changed post 2 round quite a bit to make it clearer which records are there for the taking - hope you like the format.

Still working on the second set of levels - get your magnum solves in now!
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby patacoman on Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:10 am

Up The Hump tweak - 3 piece, 150 ticks : http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10262105
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby mtdewd on Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:38 am

When I considered doing this some months back, I thought it would be more interesting to not allow '0' scores.
Here's my best non-zero scores for Rolling Away and Around the Bend:
Rolling Away 1*49= 49
Around the Bend 2*132= 264
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby jacuzzi_ on Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:54 pm

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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby DoktorQ on Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:08 pm

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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby 2phun on Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:11 pm

jacuzzi_ wrote:http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10264230
>.>

Worth making it work, even if not the fastest... http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10264583
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby 2phun on Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:24 pm

I'm sure someone will have a better scoring one...but figured I'd throw it out there to get us started.
Sisyphea 1544 (8 pc @ 193 ticks) http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10266983
My 6 piece one is substantially slower.
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby Linkzcap on Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:38 pm

I agree with the "no non-zero scores" idea. In fact, here is proof that it shouldn't be allowed.

0 pieces x any ticks = 0
0 = zero ticks
Zero ticks = impossible

Or something like that. Anyways I like the idea.
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby zhyrek on Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:38 pm

Just an FYI, the goal piece counts as a piece towards the 120 piece limit...

Just saying... :P

Edit: 2000th POST :toot:
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Re: Magnum scoring thread - levels 1-42

Postby chris4a4 on Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:56 pm

Up the stairs 56 Ticks. not by me

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10268116 By my accountless freind Mason.
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