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#1 2014-03-25 06:14:59

AMWhy
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Puzzle Castle

After losing my second large house, I've decided to take a different route and I've made a puzzle maze. It can be cracked for just one saw, but can you solve it blind without tools?

Totally commit free!

My name is Charles Kendrick Jones.

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#2 2014-03-25 06:17:18

AMWhy
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Current value 390 1:1. The first person to enter died in a pit (his choice - careless button pressing).

The three pits are merely brick deterrents.

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#3 2014-03-25 06:20:19

gyuri
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Charles Kendrick Jones. Nice concept, let's have a look.

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#4 2014-03-25 06:40:29

AMWhy
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Thanks. 3 foolish deaths and I've already enough to strengthen some walls! Same mechanics inside though, just harder to brute force (well, 2 saws now!).

I've made it safer overall: no walking fast into the pits now.

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#5 2014-03-25 06:46:41

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Re: Puzzle Castle

I cheated so I killed myself, it wasn't foolish but wise and fair ;-)

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#6 2014-03-25 06:48:30

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Re: Puzzle Castle

Haha, the temptation to break the walls is a hard one to resist!

I thought you were the person after, who had a good go at it (1000+ steps)

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#7 2014-03-25 06:50:57

AMWhy
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Hmm... I need to be clear. Did you commit suicide?

Two people broke in. One walked into an electric floor after a look around inside, the other found the vault and killed themselves (just now).

Edit: I'm guessing you were the first. The second killed my wife.

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#8 2014-03-25 06:53:16

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What a shame. I just looked inside and when I saw broken walls and vault I just turned around. I would really like to build house that can be solved without dying, but the problem is it would be brute forced really quickly sad


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#9 2014-03-25 07:00:49

gyuri
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Yes I was the one who had a look from the outside and then from the inside, and after I knew what to do I wanted to be fair and died on the electric floor.

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#10 2014-03-25 07:03:09

AMWhy
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MMaster, I've fixed it.  To prevent 2k brute forcing, it would need a lot of pits around it.  Time and patience...

Gyuri, I thought so - I didn't figure you for a wife killer.

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#11 2014-03-25 07:09:41

poor
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Solved!

BTW, your house looks scarily similar to one that is a commit trap. I was really careful the first few tries.


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Current life: None; I'm quite dead.

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#12 2014-03-25 07:16:07

AMWhy
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Mr Ames! You solved it, but I have no idea how... You didn't use the correct method and showed me a flaw with the design (to be corrected when I can get back into the house).

However, how did you know that one and a half full circuits of the house would open the door?  After going around, you waited (jiggled up and down) until the door opened.

Regardless, the insides are about to get a makeover (thanks to the 700 I just scored from another house)

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#13 2014-03-25 07:17:47

gyuri
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Re: Puzzle Castle

AMWhy wrote:

Gyuri, I thought so - I didn't figure you for a wife killer.

Sometimes I am, given the circumstances.

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#14 2014-03-25 07:25:29

AMWhy
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Aren't we all... but in a gentlemanly fashion, of course.

The puzzle is fixed with a couple of deterrents to prevent poor's simple circuit solution (with impeccable precision and foresight).

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#15 2014-03-25 07:25:36

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AMWhy wrote:

MMaster, I've fixed it.  To prevent 2k brute forcing, it would need a lot of pits around it.  Time and patience...

Gyuri, I thought so - I didn't figure you for a wife killer.

Hm. Apparently someone was at your house when I was looking for it. But while looking for Charles in the list I found other Charles that I have already robbed in the past. His vault had $19k so I went to look what has changed since last time I were there and after some scouting I robbed him again smile So thanks AMWhy that your name was Charles big_smile


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#16 2014-03-25 07:33:45

AMWhy
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Haha, don't you just love little serendipities like that!

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#17 2014-03-25 07:36:14

poor
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I guessed. On a previous attempt, the door opened just as I was leaving the house.


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#18 2014-03-25 07:40:49

AMWhy
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Haha! So it did! I didn't notice that the first time I watched. The catch has been reinforced now, so luck won't open it any more.  Until I have more finances, the mechanism will remain kind of simple.

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#19 2014-03-25 08:24:48

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Re: Puzzle Castle

What's your value now?  I want to try my hand against it.


Fortress Theory Mod - New objects, tools, and paintings!

I keep dying of a natural cause - Stupidity
The biggest thing that Castle Doctrine has taught me is that the price of your house is proportional to the stupidity of the mistake that kills you.

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#20 2014-03-25 11:18:23

FreeLove
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Also, just curious, what was your large house that was lost?


I only post because I care <3

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#21 2014-03-25 16:42:30

AMWhy
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Down to zero as someone inadvertently pointed out another flaw with the design. Hard to exploit (luck on their part) but I'll have to change it, nonetheless.

My second house was this one:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234 … p00027.tga

There were no commits until you cross the bridge to the second island, but most people didn't get that far.

Can you solve it?  I lost it due to a new part I was adding near the entrance. I'd changed the pitbulls to chihuahuas but put in real pits to test out some doggy death mechanics and I walked into a pit *sigh*

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#22 2014-03-25 16:46:32

AMWhy
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And as I typed that, some 2k idiot came in, scouted it, then returned with a ladder and a brick to make the house broken.  Decisions decisions... rebuild or restart...

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#23 2014-03-25 16:47:51

poor
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Uh, it appears dropbox displays TGAs as an uninterpretable mess. Could you please convert to PNG, and possibly rehost it somewhere like Imgur?

edit: apostrophe

edit: Thanks. PNG version works.

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#24 2014-03-25 17:03:29

AMWhy
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Re: Puzzle Castle

Funny, I've never had a problem with dropbox or .tga files.  What imaging software are you using?

Here's a .png version.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/234 … p00027.png

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#25 2014-03-25 18:48:16

AMWhy
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Re: Puzzle Castle

I've completely redesigned the house. It's a circle now.

New name: ???

Currently priced at 358 0:0

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