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Apjjm Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

It's not quite as difficult as the previous challenge - i couldn't really think of a problem like that so instead opted for a more gameplay oriented challenge:

Counterweight puzzle
A room contains two bridges. One of the bridges must be lifted by weighing down another enough to permit the player to cross the bridge to the edit door. Barrels and the player both act as weights.

Specification
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  1. A counterweight puzzle must be designed (as bridge_1 moves down, bridge_2 moves up by the same amount). The movement of the bridges must be affected by the weight of the objects on the bridges (E.g. having one barrel on each bridge, then adding a second one to a bridge should move the second bridge down).
  2. Barrels or the player may be placed on a bridge to weight it down
  3. At least 4 barrels must be placed on the bridge_1 before the puzzle can be completed
  4. Bridges must move up and down according to the weight difference.
  5. The player must "weigh" more than a barrel.
  6. It should not be possible to weight down a bridge so much that either clips through walls/floor.


Additional notes
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  • You are free to change the bridge entity files
  • You are free to add or remove entities/areas/etc from the map
  • You may want to download this entity file (it may help depending on your approach).
  • Barrels should ideally be touching the bridge entities if they acting as weights.

Map file download

(This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 01:58 PM by Apjjm.)
04-26-2012, 02:00 AM
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Rapture Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

Sounds fun to try out later in my free time (Not opting in the challenge thread).

But for the file you ask us to download, can you give a description to what it is? I trust you enough to click it without a second thought. But I'd like a description beforehand to what it is. Smile
(This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 05:18 AM by Rapture.)
04-26-2012, 05:17 AM
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Homicide13 Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

(04-26-2012, 05:17 AM)Rapture Wrote: Sounds fun to try out later in my free time (Not opting in the challenge thread).

But for the file you ask us to download, can you give a description to what it is? I trust you enough to click it without a second thought. But I'd like a description beforehand to what it is. Smile
It seems to be a .zip file named "puzzleApjjm." Upon closer inspection, I found that it includes a .map file also named "puzzleApjjm." I highly doubt such a file is hazardous, so I am only left to conclude that this must be the .map file we are expected to use in order to solve the challenge. Smile

04-26-2012, 06:44 AM
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Apjjm Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

(04-26-2012, 05:17 AM)Rapture Wrote: Sounds fun to try out later in my free time (Not opting in the challenge thread).

But for the file you ask us to download, can you give a description to what it is? I trust you enough to click it without a second thought. But I'd like a description beforehand to what it is. Smile
There are two files linked. One contains the map file which the puzzle should preferably be completed on (but as i am allowing changes to the map file this is an optional download), the other file contains an entity which may be useful depending on your approach.

04-26-2012, 01:57 PM
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nemesis567 Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

And what's the time you want it done?(Please be reasonable, last time was absurd.)

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04-26-2012, 01:59 PM
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Apjjm Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

5 days (ending noon on the 1st?) sound reasonable enough.

(This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 07:32 PM by Apjjm.)
04-26-2012, 07:29 PM
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Homicide13 Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

Haha if I solve it first can I declare myself not the winner? I can spend some time messing around with it but I don't really have the time atm to create another puzzle. D:

Also, does anybody know if there is a function or something that returns the weight of an entity?

(This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 10:11 PM by Homicide13.)
04-26-2012, 09:26 PM
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nemesis567 Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

There isn't.


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04-26-2012, 10:34 PM
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

Is there any way to use the AddEntityCollideCallback to call a function that is a part of an object? (or a function that is a part of a class I suppose?) I can't get the AddEntityCollideCallback to recognize that such a function exists.

(This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 11:37 PM by Homicide13.)
04-26-2012, 11:36 PM
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nemesis567 Offline
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RE: [CHALLENGE THREAD]

No, I don't think so. But I believe it can be done with function pointers if you wanted to do such a thing.

Try naming the callback function MyClass::MyFunction...

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(This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 11:44 PM by nemesis567.)
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