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Tahnan
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The long-awaited Elemental Showcase compilation is here!

Note that the "start here" puzzles are only semi-complete. (Hopefully it'll be apparent which ones are.) Chaco volunteered to write me a few puzzles for these rooms, and I'll be in touch with him.

Testers, please check: stair associations; completability; all the other things you usually check.

Architects, please check: that your level looks correct. Note that I have corrected spelling/grammar errors. If that's a problem, let me know and I can undo my corrections. It's also possible that, in clicking on rooms to edit/test/whatever them, I may have accidentally placed a wall, roach, etc. I've tried to keep intact whatever "hold ending" messages you had, slightly adapted for consistency, so check that, too.

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07-16-2008 at 10:22 AM
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I noticed that you did mention that Doom got a second place tie, but I see no mention that PoPS won. Inconsistent :).
07-16-2008 at 02:43 PM
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I noticed that you did mention that Doom got a second place tie, but I see no mention that PoPS won. Inconsistent :).

Yeah, I realized that just after exporting. I've gone back to add places to all five highlighted holds.
07-16-2008 at 08:12 PM
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Mine looks good, but I was wondering if you could add checkpoints. I was having a difficult time with it, and I built it. Thanks, and great job!
07-17-2008 at 01:21 AM
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I've been working my way through this one. Tahnan, the hub level looks great so far - one of the more interesting compilation hubs I've seen yet. :)

Here are the entries I've completed so far:
* Jason's Oremites levels
* Lst6's Builders levels
* Lst6's Platforms level
* voyager's speed potions level
* BoyBlue's Lightposts level

Here's where I'm currently stuck:
* I'm at the end of Someone Else's stalwarts level, Deeper 2E, trying to get the stalwart to kill the guards that are trapped in the yellow door. Seems like endless trial and error. Help please?
* I also tried Kevin's gel level, The Basement, but couldn't even get started. I realize this level is a maze in disguise, and it's intended that I can only cut my way to one of the possible exits of each room. So, from the Entrance, I can cut my way out to the west. But then in 1W, I'm having trouble getting anywhere. I need help on this one too.

07-27-2008 at 12:31 AM
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* I also tried Kevin's gel level, The Basement, but couldn't even get started. I realize this level is a maze in disguise, and it's intended that I can only cut my way to one of the possible exits of each room. So, from the Entrance, I can cut my way out to the west. But then in 1W, I'm having trouble getting anywhere. I need help on this one too.



See my post from the original poll thread, where I helped jbluestein with the same problem.

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07-27-2008 at 01:36 AM
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This is something I've brought up before privately, but if it isn't a problem, could I have the green doors removed from the entrance room of my entry? While it won't be the same as it was during the contest, I would like for players to have the option of solving my puzzles in any order they want when playing my entry in the compilation.

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07-27-2008 at 02:22 AM
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Pointing out that the "Tokens" end stairs and all the stairs that are supposed to go to hot tile entries lead to the end of the hold. I haven't found any other stairs like that yet, but if I do I'll post them.

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07-31-2008 at 06:53 AM
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Also, in "Building and Destroying," if you backtrack from Puzzles 4N to 3N, Beethro becomes swordless and stays that way, making it impossible to do other entries afterward.

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07-31-2008 at 07:26 AM
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Hold updated in first post. Changes include:

* Removal of green doors from NoahT's hold (sorry, NT! Utterly forgot)

* Scattered checkpoints added to Someone Else's hold

* Scrolls for the top five finishers now indicate their placement

* End-hold stairs fixed for Tokens and the Hot Tile holds (I think only one needed it? Maybe two)

* B&D:Puzzles:4N now has a "set player sword on" command

* B&D:Puzzles:5N now has an editor's note to indicate an utterly unclued and random piece of scripting that was necessary for finding the secret room

(EDIT: whose stupid idea was it to turn the ":P" in "B&D:Puzzles" into a graphical smilie thing? Man I hate those.)

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07-31-2008 at 08:07 PM
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Downloaded this for the first time.

Tried three levels at the hot plate room in the main hold, all three stairs conquered the hold. Didn't even bother checking the rest, you should do a full stair re-verification.

Also played through my hold in the editor. Seems to be working as intented.
07-31-2008 at 08:37 PM
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Tried three levels at the hot plate room in the main hold, all three stairs conquered the hold.
*splutter*

None of those stairs ended the hold in the version I exported. I think there's got to be some kind of serious exporting bug here, and since I don't know how it happened, I can't even report it coherently.

There's a new version attached to the first post. G-d willing, this one'll work. (EDIT: According to Chaco, no. Posting a bug report.) RE-EDIT: seriously this time. Working version attached.

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07-31-2008 at 09:25 PM
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