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Hey, it's been a while, hasn't it? :P

So, here's the compilation hold with all architects' names or player profile names included. I haven't made any changes to the entries themselves; of course all architects are welcome to suggest fixes they would like to see included. Please refer to the original voting topic for demos and feedback, including some descriptions of unintended solutions.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed! And good luck to anyone still working on entries for the current contest!

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04-28-2018 at 05:45 PM
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I made a lot of changes to this from the contest version and I don't even remember the reasoning behind all of them. Most of it is preventing unintended solutions, a small amount of it is making some fiddly parts (like 2E with the invisibility potion) a little easier to execute.

There is one rather major change I feel is worth explaining. For the sake of maintaining something similar to the "briar puzzle" in 1S, I put a separate (much simpler) briar mechanism that affects the final path, but does not require you to do it at the same time. The room might be better without it, but it was a significant mechanism so I want to include some reference to it.

I'll put together a demo pack soon showing both intended solutions for all rooms. It's possible I'll tweak things further as I attempt to put those together, but this is what I've got right now.
04-28-2018 at 06:05 PM
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A small update to my entry I made a while ago. As far as I remember the changes are:

1S 1W - fixed unintended solution (hopefully)
1N - removed scroll which shouldn't have been there


(also, while I don't think 1E is too bad, apparently a lot of people didn't like it, so I can make a more reasonable room in its place if that's what people want... Then again, that'll probably be a new room rather than some sort of fix to original 1E I made for contest, so don't know if I should)

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04-28-2018 at 06:17 PM
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Instead of fixing "leaks", I added challenges. It turns out that Doom's "leak" in 1N2E actually involves some really clever wraithwing manipulation so I think it deserves a challenge named for him.

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04-28-2018 at 06:34 PM
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Demo pack for Last-Minute Shopping. I tweaked 1N1W a bit while running through rooms, and will be posting that in a moment. Grabbed demos for most of these a while back, actually, but I didn't break any of those ones.

There also seems to be a scripting bug in 1S1E (the speed potion room); I took the speed potion, activated the seeding beacon, and cleared the room without taking it, but it was gone when I returned. I couldn't figure out the issue by glancing at the code, maybe someone can tell me what I did wrong.

I also can't remember what I intended the "no squad horn" solution to be in 1N1W, so I guess I'm leaving it as-is even though my demo doesn't use the tunnels.
04-28-2018 at 08:42 PM
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Update to the level. As mentioned in the above post, there's a scripting problem with the speed potion room, which I'd appreciate help with locating.

Edit: Figured it out, it was a turn order issue. The character had to wait a turn after the bomb went off to respond to the seeding beacon, but it was possible to leave on that turn and prevent the script from triggering.

So to prevent this, I just made stepping on the fuse lock you in, and blowing up the bomb lets you out. I've attached the updated version.

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04-28-2018 at 08:44 PM
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My "real" entry was all kinds of broken. I had a set of confirmed fixes at one point, but that was a hard drive or two ago and they no longer seem to exist. I'm pretty sure I've recapitulated them here, or at least made a different set of USes.

The hint system remains in, but the author is rarely the best person to give practical hints - if someone has better ideas and cares enough to do so, by all means replace them.

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04-29-2018 at 07:05 AM
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Apparently I fixed some rooms in my entry between now and then: Specifically 1N, 1W.

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04-29-2018 at 07:12 AM
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My entry with some changes, mostly aesthetics and with a comment in every room I made after see the solutions and fixing some US.
04-29-2018 at 03:45 PM
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I seem to remember a few unintended solutions in my entry, but at this point I'm happy to just leave most rooms as they are. I think the only thing I'd change is in 1S1W. In my last minute shuffling around of rooms before submitting I accidentally messed up an important detail. The tile at (23,28) is supposed to be ormites, not trapdoor.

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Here's my fixed version. The stairs in the first room should return the player to the hub. I'm not sure it will be possible to have two different stairs lead back to the hub, so you might need to remove the first set.

All of the changes made here are just fixing USes.

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