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I was trying to post a hint topic for Spare Rooms 1S1W and/or 1S1E when I found this:

I go to Hints&Solutions, I hit "search/post new" and then I select "Spare Rooms" in the holds drop down.

Now I hover over the map trying to pinpoint the room I want. here's the thing: every room I hover over is shifted 1 west.

for example, if I hover over the entrance, the room drop down says "1 east", and if I click it, the image of the entrance comes up. I go to the room I want, 1S1W, it says "1S" and if I click it, the image of 1S comes up... it's like the whole map is shifted in memory west one room...

I suspect this might be related to the west-most room (and the only room to reach to the west-most column) being a secret room, but I can't be sure...

(I'm using IE6. this might be a local-to-me bug, or might be a browser bug. can't tell without other people replicating. if you're reading this - try to post a H&S topic in Spare Rooms and see if it does the same thing (but go ahead and abort before posting))

(possibly related and/or important to the bug. or maybe not: I've visited (and conquered) the secret room in the far west column)


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04-29-2006 at 11:15 AM
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silver wrote:
(I'm using IE6. this might be a local-to-me bug, or might be a browser bug. can't tell without other people replicating. if you're reading this - try to post a H&S topic in Spare Rooms and see if it does the same thing (but go ahead and abort before posting))
I can tell you I don't have any problems with the hints. (I use Firefox, and have not been playing the hold yet). Do you want me to make the thread instead?

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04-29-2006 at 11:26 AM
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Tim wrote:
Do you want me to make the thread instead?

no, that's fine :)

I just replicated both the correct behavior and the bug by switching to Firefox on a different machine.

When I wasn't logged in (i.e. the site had no idea I had visited the secret room in the far west), it displayed correctly (the map didn't include the secret room, and the mouse-hovers showed the correct coordinates)

When I logged in, however, it displayed the map with the secret room, but the room locations were off by 1-to-the-west just like when I used IE6+logged-in+had-visited-the-secret-room before.

(so the results are:
Firefox+logged-in+no-visit = correct (Tim)
Firefox+not-logged-in+(implicit no visit) = correct (me)
IE6+logged-in+visit = bad (me)
Firefox+logged-in+vist = bad (me)

leading me to conclude that the issue is with visiting. specifically, visiting a secret room which makes a column unto itself, shifting all the other rooms)

(oh, and I see Stefan logged in. no doubt all my 1st places are about to be supplanted and humiliated, and the rooms I can't solve are about to be conquered easily :) )


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04-29-2006 at 11:45 AM
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Until this bug gets fixed, hence here a hint for 1S1W (might need moving to hints & solutions board).

Turns out I'm the first to complete it, so hot off the press ;)

Click here to view the secret text
Click here to view the secret text
Click here to view the secret text
Click here to view the secret text
Click here to view the secret text
Click here to view the secret text


Let me know if you need any further hints...

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Grammar

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I've got hints for 1S1E too if anyone's interested. A pure gem of a level! Not sure whether to wait for the hints & solutions bug to be fixed first though and post there... ?

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04-29-2006 at 02:28 PM
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