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And the other level, which is called Sifting. (The filename reflects the first name I came up with, which I then decided isn't as good.)

It doesn't have a valid solution recorded, because after recording the solution I had to change something so that you would not be able to get the keys from inside the bin. However, I'm pretty sure it is solvable.

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Here's my first new level in a while.

As I was working on today's crossword in one of the local newspapers, I started to see cryobirds marching through the squares. Either I'm trying too hard to come up with level ideas, or there might actually be such a thing as playing too much SubTerra. In either case, the result is this rather simple level.

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Behold, I've created another level! I don't think it's too hard, but you may find it a little tricky.

Have fun getting the blue key. ;)


Oh, and I feel I should mention that dragons eat balloons, causing them to explode.

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Okay, all levels up to that one are being considered for the 2009 level design contest. Results coming in a week or so.

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Oooh, it's that time again! :D

Out of curiousity, who are the judges who determine these each year?

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Danjen02 wrote:
Out of curiousity, who are the judges who determine these each year?

It used to be me and Gerben47, but these days it's just me.

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Ah. Too bad all the level designers from the SubTerra Prime levels seemed to have moved on and don't frequent here at all.

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Winners for the past year are,

(1) BJ Earles - Make a Wish
(2) Danjen - Parallax
(3) Celtic Minstrel - Four Quarters

And the levelpack is available for download at the usual place. Thanks to everyone who sent in a level!

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Some of the authors' names for the monthly contest levels seem to be messed up.

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I tried installing the expansion set (twice) but nothing seemed to happen: the 2009 level set wasn't available when I started the game and when I looked through "C:\Program Files\SubTerra\Data\", there was no 2009 file like the other years.

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hatkirby wrote:
I tried installing the expansion set (twice) but nothing seemed to happen: the 2009 level set wasn't available when I started the game and when I looked through "C:\Program Files\SubTerra\Data\", there was no 2009 file like the other years.
D'oh, my mistake. It's there but it places it in the wrong directory, I think. I'll fix the installer tonight.

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...and fixed. If you've got the "wrong" version, simply move the .LVL file to your DATA folder.

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Some of the authors' names for the monthly contest levels seem to be messed up.
Which ones? Note that author names are stored in the level files and I do not usually alter those, so if an author misspelled or omitted his own name, it would stay that way in the level pack compilation.

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Hey, neat! I placed in the top 3 :D

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I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that four of my levels were in the level-set. Thank you! :D

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I thought all new levels were in it...

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Hmmm, I noticed this before but forgot to mention it: the hints are cut off in the description levels (a.k.a. "April", "May", "September"....)

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Wonkyth wrote:I thought all new levels were in it...

No, not all. I noticed that about four of my levels were left out. I understand that Strata-gem and Munchies were to small, but I have to wonder why Eyes Without Pity and Misconceptions were left out.


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On second thought, I think I know why Misconceptions was left out. I'll be the first to admit that the whole bit with the laser, the emerald, and the dirt was pretty mean. :)
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B.J.Earles wrote:
No, not all. I noticed that about four of my levels were left out.
A quite possible answer is that I overlooked them. In which case, my apologies. I suppose they are in this thread? Could you please link to them and I'll take a closer look.

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So... here's my first level.

I know, I know. I'm lazy and all that. One editor screen. However, this level still includes some very interesting ideas and I hope that you'll like them.

Also, yeah, this level is strictly about the hard mode. Easy mode is a no-brainer, all the difficult problems are for hard mode. :)

The time limit is fairly lenient (I think) -- I *hate* those levels that give you a huge amount of puzzleness to solve and then there's a short-short time limit that requires you to be perfect ("Diamonds are Forever", I'm looking at you) and I decided to give you more time.

Have to say I really, really like the main trick of the hard mode solution. The red exit will require some thought.

Easy gem quota: 13
Hard gem quota: 24

I think the hard mode solution is recorded properly here... at least it works for me when I press "Replay Demo" in the editor...
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Here's my first level in...(*checks date of last post *) Yikes, it's been almost a year. I really have to get back in the level-designing habit.

It's a simple block-pushing puzzle, with the added fun of controlling four players instead of just the usual one.

In the meantime, I'm recovering from my laptop crash. I didn't lose as much as I thought I did, thanks to a handy backup I did around the end of February. All my recent stuff has been consigned to oblivion (please observe a moment of silence for "The Time Machine," "With Six You Get Egg Roll," and "Finding Out," three nearly complete levels I lost), but I have enough old notes, started levels, etc. to start over. Back to the proverbial drawing board....

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With Six You Get Egg Roll
Now why does that sound familiar? I feel like that's a reference I should get.

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Danjen02 wrote:
With Six You Get Egg Roll
Now why does that sound familiar? I feel like that's a reference I should get.
It was a movie made back in the 1960's. I never saw the movie, but the title was the inspiration for one of the nearly complete levels I lost when my laptop died.

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I think I've just made the first random-based map that relies on player input transparently. It's more of a proof-of-concept than an actual level... I recommend you try the level out first, or at least look at it while you read this so it makes sense.

So, first off, it's a level like Factory Floor or I am Robot - you're in a contained room and have limited effect on the puzzle. You have to react to various objects falling. To do so, I used the fact that an object will roll combined with ice to create perpetual motion. However, the player stands under the ice, and controls when the rock rolls without actually touching it. These movements affect the seekers in the skelwing chamber, and thus, affect their near-random behavior enough that it alters some aspects of the puzzle (namely, the objects that fall).

When an object falls, the player must deflect it with the rock by moving it to the correct position using the method described above. This causes the object to either hit a cloner and fall to the chamber below, or hit a cloner and red button, then get destroyed. The red button affects the conveyor belt in the skelwing room, to further alter their path, and the cloner creates another skelwing. They bounce around their room, hitting walls, rocks, and seekers, until one happens to hit the trap at the top. Once it gets released, it hits the yellow button, causing a rock to potentially hit a mass cloner and a trap release (to potentially keep the flow going).

In short, the player affects how often skelwings appear and hit the trap, while the skelwings affect how often other skelwings and falling objects appear. Note that because of the trap at the entrance, these is a nearly fixed maximum flow of skelwings. Oh, and of course, there is a roulette action going on for the object that spawns - since you don't know when a skelwing hits the button, or if anything is lined up with the cloner when the rock hits the button, you have absolutely no way of knowing what will fall and when.

It fits on exactly two game screens, too. I challenged myself to keep it that way, which is why the items are evenly distributed on the right, but it looks rather busy.

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I've got one!

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I've got one!

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My first level! :D :D :D :glasses

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Hi guys and welcome to the forum... looks like you've both recently signed up! :)

Butch, regarding your level, it is a nice start, but it is missing quite a few things. For one, you need to set the gem quota for the level, as well as name it. You can do both of these in the Options menu, which looks like a piece of paper in the editor (or reach it by pressing "O"). There you can name it, set gem quotas, and even the time! I realize it is supposed to be DROD like, but you could always make it look more interesting, maybe by placing some background tiles in and centering the level in the view?

And regarding your level zxcvboy, it's a little on the simple side, but it works. Admittedly, I was a little annoyed by those cyrobirds, but it works. If you wanted to make it a little bit more difficult, expand it a bit! For example, make the elevator area taller so that you have to actually dodge the elevators, or make the player unable to run across the top part. And regarding the part with the traps, you could make it so that someone can't just go to the top right and walk down to get the key, because they will beat the rocks 100% of the time with no effort. The save disk is positioned perfectly, though!

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Oh, here is the improvised version.
P.S. Is there going to be a 2011 concert because I want to put this level in here. :) ;) :D

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:huh :huh ???? Try again....

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As far as I know Radiant will put a level pack together if there's enough interest. Maybe I should throw together some levels or something :)

Also! You can edit your old post to avoid double posts for next time.

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