Saturday, 30 June 2018

Beta 2.1.15 Released

Just a small update this week.


Changes

  • Bugs fixed
    • The fix for copiers in the last update mistakenly applied to copiers in all old levels, not just new levels.
    • If you got the secret on level 41, the game wouldn't recognize it.
  • Minor changes to some levels

31 comments:

  1. @RGA
    i have still the problem with the visible mouse cursor at level mode,
    could you hide the cursor, if i press "Play" in the menu?
    this should clear this problem.
    burri

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  2. oh i'm so happy !!! i was afraid you answer me you would be forced to keep this new rule applied to all old levels !!!

    i am reassured !!!

    :D :D :D

    thanks a lot Rob !!!

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  3. i wanted to build my lvl "skill&logic" a little bit harder...
    one blue jet should survive, but the "yellow enemy counter" is no more in the editor.
    the secret sign in lvl 41 is shown, thanx rob for fast update.
    by the way, i need a hint for lvl i, please.
    burri

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    1. for level i: look closely, it's right there:-)

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    2. i always turned in a circle! i ve got two bullets and i can blow up two bombs with it, but i can not pass the way directly under the the minefield. should i draw a map from this level? does it helps? i do not understand your hint :(
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    3. How to avoid cognitive blind-spots: "Examine an object, not just by mentally applying your preconceived image of the object, but really look at it.".

      And I'm not talking about the one fan that doesn't move:-).

      If that doesn't help: there is a useful hint in the last blog post's comments!

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    4. thanX HTFU !
      i passed the mine field, but now is a bullet missing for shooting the barrel.
      I ll try it later again ...
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    5. very very hard !!! but done! ;p

      but your yellow enemy counter is not eficient because there is another enemy in the second board...

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    6. i also noticed with the unnecessary counter later when playing, but had no desire to realize my idea differently.
      Can you give me a hint for lvl "i"? I dont get any further.
      i miss a bullet to shoot the barrel.

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    8. Ive decided to start removing hints that make things too easy — I’d like to keep this blog relatively spoiler-free.

      Of course, there’s no way I’m going to be totally consistent with this. I left HTFU’s hint in the other thread. But that was a nice obscure hint :)

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    10. Paulus14 July 2018 at 16:47
      As a survivor of the original Blackshift (99 levels of it, anyway . . .), it's great to be working through the new improved version. You've done an amazing job. I'm not looking for spoilers, just basic reassurance. Are you certain nothing has gone awry in the changes to Level 41? I have no problem getting out of the first room, no problem getting the secret, but the middle room, the escape room, looks impossible to me . . .

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    11. hi paulus!!!

      it's great to see you here!!!
      yes, the 41 is ok, i'm sure you're able to win it !!! ;D ;D

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    12. Ahhhh . . . Apologies, finally I see it. How could I ever have doubted?

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    13. great !!!

      but why don't you come into the Level Pit, we could play all together ?!!!

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  4. Right!!!

    And furthermore, HTFU's obscure hint can also answering to this last Burri's question!

    #UniversalHint ;D

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  5. @mills
    "the "iii" is totally empty on py pc, but there might be a real level iii on a Mac ?!!"
    on my pc too, i think that is normal...
    sorry rob, that was my last posting :)
    burri

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  6. Hey my Blackshifty friends !!!

    i don't have a lot of time, but it's stronger than me : i've just published a new Level.

    At the beggining, i wanted to make a well balanced level, not too hard, not too easy... but that ,too, is stronger than me : i added some difficulties, and little by little, i think this level became hard !!!

    give me your opinion !

    good luck!

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    1. no, your level was well balanced, not too hard but very challenging and entertaining. thanx!

      but i had to set my resolution to "Blurry Mess" to rewind the speed part (the explosion field), my pc is terrible slow :)

      burri

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    2. oh thanx Burri, but you're a very good player, and maybe, what is well balanced for you, could be too difficult for others players ??!!! ;D

      Anyway, i'm just glad you liked it, despite the speed part !!

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  7. 2 new little levels !!! "ATTENTION" & "Stop" . Both are based on the 3 new ships

    by the way, i published my level too early, so i had to make some changes, and the game is not at all buggy anymore when you edit it after it has benn published!!! congrats Rob, great job !!!

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    1. "Stop" is genius, very very very good, i had a lot of fun to puzzle it out.

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    2. thanx burri ! i was sure you would like it !!! No Speed, Only Brain ! ;p #NSOB

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    3. BTW, i had to try to beat your score to watch your replai, and i liked your way to win!!

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    4. #NSOB
      what does it mean?

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    5. NSOB : No Speed, Only Brain ;)

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  8. Oh tatascan!!! you won my 14 Juillet with a great score !!!

    i dont know how you did it, but i don't want to know!!! just congrats !!!

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  9. Hi Mills. 14 Juliet is a great level, the kind of level I love. I take me forever to finish it and once I solved it I played several times trying to beat your time just to see how you solved it. I think that at least 300 plays of the 500+ plays the level has are mine LOL!!!!

    Tatascan

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    1. yes, i did the same : i played and played and played again, very fastly to try to beat your time, but then, your time was still 9 seconds better!!! so i had to try and try again, and i finally succeeded to beat your time, with 9s ! ;p

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