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Author Name:Sims
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Hold Name:Blast Castle
Theme:Lots of Scripting and new JtRH elements
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Number of Levels:11
Number of Rooms:71
Number of Monsters:1013
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File: Blast Castle.hold (432.7 KB)
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You friend, Swick, invites you to a party at his Castle, when you get there its not what you expect.The monsters, led by the 38th slayer, have invaded the castle and imprisoned Swick, will you be able to save him?

I hope you like the hold!

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05-10-2005 at 04:21 PM
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There doesn't seem to be any way to go any further than "The First Floor". The stairs in 3S end the hold.

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05-10-2005 at 08:13 PM
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Ok, i'll update it, but updating is disabled at the mo
05-10-2005 at 08:20 PM
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Ah... a new JtrH Hold (...) including script work and (funny) custom floors. I played the hold now till the first floor tower and the stair bug really annoys me..... The idea of rescuing your mate, a castle king is new I think and ok. I like the tar technican which annoys you all the time. The first levels are full of easy hack and slay. The Stick Mess Entrance in the first level is ####### :twak !
The Rattlesnake room in the first level is quite interesting due to the rattlesnake head left by the guard.... Overall nice and Ok this first part. Getting to the first floor (and farther in the debug mode) I discoverd some nice puzzles and puzzle rooms that consist of many small puzzles. A room I found very challenging was the roachqueen + roach + WUBBA room. The bonusses are good scatterd and contain funny pictures. Scripts work well expect you can sometimes get stuck when leaving the room to the wrong direction.

Fun : 6(-) (If bugs are removed I will maybe change to 7)
Difficulty : Raising from 2 to 6.... so.... 4

[Edited by MeckMeck GRE at Local Time:05-11-2005 at 08:24 PM]
05-11-2005 at 08:23 PM
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I've updated it, now you can go further than the first floor, it is better past there by the way...
06-30-2005 at 07:58 PM
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I can't get out of the roof 1n 1w
the yellow door traps you in 1w

07-03-2005 at 11:50 PM
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The Second Floor: Once South.

I could do with a little help here. I can't figure out how to kill the eyes on either the left or right before the long yellow doors get opened again by the bombs.
07-07-2005 at 12:28 PM
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Unfortunately this hold, in its current state, is not solveable due to that exact room.
I assume swan_88 got to the roof on an older version in which case Schik's new spider should remove his/her high scores...

Disappointing, I know, as I found it a fun hold...

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07-07-2005 at 07:18 PM
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The Tunnels, 2S, 1W:

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Also, that room isn't solvable, but you can conquer the hold without it. Be more creative.

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07-08-2005 at 07:27 PM
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Actually Second Floor:1S is solvable.
I'm stuck in the same place as swann_88 for the same reason.
08-18-2005 at 09:34 PM
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Mouse wrote:
Actually Second Floor:1S is solvable.

It is in previous versions of JtRH (definitely in 2.0.5, not sure about 2.0.7) as the orb isn't touched by the bombs. If you have the latest updates and can still solve that room, please let us, or me at least, know how.
08-20-2005 at 11:48 AM
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AFAICS, that level is impossible in 2.07+...
08-22-2005 at 12:06 AM
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...does somebody know, why this hols is impossible in some versions?

i updated to 2.10 today and i will try to go through the roof again. hope it worx...

zaubberer

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10-04-2005 at 09:50 AM
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The hold is impossible because it has a room which relied on buggy behavior to be solvable. When the bug was fixed, the room became impossible.

The room is still impossible in 2.0.10. No patch will make the hold possible again - it will only become possible if someone corrects the hold file.

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10-04-2005 at 09:56 AM
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subkel wrote:
Are there plans to fix it?

Possibly not. Sims5000 hasn't posted on the board for 2 months and hasn't posted in this thread for 4 months.

If you don't mind starting over, there is an anyone edit version here.

A while back, someone suggested holds which can't be completed ought to be removed after a certain time, and if it wasn't possible to contact the author. After 4 months, I think the time is ripe for this one to be removed before any more players get disappointed.
10-28-2005 at 11:12 AM
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As it appears that the creater is not going to fix this hold would it be possible to have a version fixed by someone else uploaded onto caravelnet to update the hold that is currently there? Or is this likely to fall foul of the new licensing scheme for attachments?

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10-30-2005 at 12:36 AM
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This is a plea to Sims5000 to somehow fix this hold.

The killer bug of course is Floor 2: 1S being unsolveable and thus one can not complete the hold. You can conquer the hold using other stairs, but you can not play the entire hold because of this bug.

There are many minor bugs that it would be nice to fix as well.

I don't know whether you could replace the existing hold, but at worst you could post the revised hold as "Blast Castle Updated" or something.

Why go to all the trouble?
Because you put a lot of work into making what should be a very good hold, but is currently a problem hold.
11-16-2005 at 07:00 PM
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*bump* ?

Really enjoyed the hold until 1S...
04-11-2006 at 09:12 PM
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wallu wrote:
This room has been long impossible and there have been lot of asks for a fix for this hold. It is quite clear that sims500 won't correct this hold. So, I did some editing and corrected errors which prevented completing this hold. I did following changes in the three rooms:
Thanks! Fixed.

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05-09-2006 at 03:06 AM
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How do I even get to the roof? I finish Level Two, step on the stairs, and I get a message congratulating me on conquering Blast Castle, and I'm back at the beginning. Is there a hidden entrance that I'm overlooking?

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05-19-2006 at 12:52 AM
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Thank you. I have no excuse for missing that!

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05-19-2006 at 11:01 AM
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Hi Guys/Gals

Have also been stumped on this room and note that alterations have been made. How can I access them? My downloaded hold is still impassable @ 1South.

Cheers
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08-09-2006 at 09:45 PM
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Have you tried re-downloading the hold? It's possible that you might need to restore to the previous room after re-downloading, and then enter the formerly buggy one.

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08-09-2006 at 11:29 PM
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Hikari wrote:
Have you tried re-downloading the hold? It's possible that you might need to restore to the previous room after re-downloading, and then enter the formerly buggy one.

Thanks Hikari - that worked. My previous downloaded hold said it was the updated one. Easy when you know how & have some kind help.

Cheers
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08-10-2006 at 05:34 PM
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When the list says "updated" it means there's an update available, not that you have the updated version.

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