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Re: The List

Postby robly18 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:13 am

I recently found this... I guess you could call it a game?

http://projecteuler.net/

You might already know it, but here's how it works:
There's a bunch of mathemathical challenge you must solve, but most of them are most easily solvable by the use of coding. I've solved about 5 of them so far, and boy is progress going slow. But still, it's taught me a lot about optimizing code in lua, and I think I might use this to learn how to code python!
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Re: The List

Postby testtubegames » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:23 am

robly18 wrote:I recently found this... I guess you could call it a game?

http://projecteuler.net/

You might already know it, but here's how it works:
There's a bunch of mathemathical challenge you must solve, but most of them are most easily solvable by the use of coding. I've solved about 5 of them so far, and boy is progress going slow. But still, it's taught me a lot about optimizing code in lua, and I think I might use this to learn how to code python!


That's a neat one, I hadn't seen it before. I really enjoyed seeing the first problem (multiples of 3 and 5) and thinking 'okay, this is basic stuff'. Then, of course, jumping to the last page to see the real bruisers of problems at the end. Seems to get complex fast!

It's nice to see something like this set up as a challenge -- where each new level is a badge of pride to wear. Good luck with your progress in it, Robly!

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Re: The List

Postby robly18 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:47 pm

Oh, I got a new one!
This is actually something I found in '09, but didn't have the smarts to do anything worth the effort.
Then the other day I remembered its existence, looked it up, and found it!
Sadly, the community appears to be dead. Oh well.
Anyway, it's called Golems, and it's a... I guess you could call it a physics simulator, but that doesn't quite describe it. So I'll leave a video that does:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xjOxHamwMU
Enjoy.
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Re: Golems

Postby exfret » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:07 am

For some reason, it keeps on crashing when I try to run my machine. Any hints?
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Re: Golems

Postby robly18 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:58 am

exfret wrote:For some reason, it keeps on crashing when I try to run my machine. Any hints?

Huh, odd. Does it give any error messages or something?
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Re: The List

Postby exfret » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:07 am

robly18 wrote:
exfret wrote:For some reason, it keeps on crashing when I try to run my machine. Any hints?

Huh, odd. Does it give any error messages or something?


Nope, it just crashes. Do I need to have things like a floor, or should it always work?
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Re: The List

Postby robly18 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:00 pm

exfret wrote:
robly18 wrote:
exfret wrote:For some reason, it keeps on crashing when I try to run my machine. Any hints?

Huh, odd. Does it give any error messages or something?


Nope, it just crashes. Do I need to have things like a floor, or should it always work?

In theory it should work...
What OS do you have? I don't think it supports any other than windows, sadly :\
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Postby exfret » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:47 pm

It had a Mac download button, so it must work for Mac. I'm thinking I just did something wrong in the download process. Well, I don't really have the time or desire to play it anyways, but it does seem like a very interesting game. I like how they include lots of features. Lots of games don't have that depth, making them more like a proof-of-concept than a full-fledged game.
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Re: The List

Postby robly18 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:31 am

http://www.kongregate.com/games/krispyk ... the-people
This game.
Is hard.

I'm on level 11 with no clue as to how I'm supposed to do this.
Basically this is an electronics simulator. You get metal and two types of silicon: P and N. Your goal is to build things out of them, like adders and such. By placing one type over the other you create a gate. It's hard to explain, so I recommend you watch the video guide included.
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Re: The List

Postby A Random Player » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:08 pm

robly18 wrote:http://www.kongregate.com/games/krispykrem/kohctpyktop-engineer-of-the-people
This game.
Is hard.

I'm on level 11 with no clue as to how I'm supposed to do this.
Basically this is an electronics simulator. You get metal and two types of silicon: P and N. Your goal is to build things out of them, like adders and such. By placing one type over the other you create a gate. It's hard to explain, so I recommend you watch the video guide included.

I played that once. It was really confusing. I think I watched the video tutorial for level 1, went "what", copied their design, passed the level, and had no idea for level 2.
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