Sunday, 22 October 2017

Beta 2.1.6, 2.1.7 Released

Changes

  • 2.1.6
    • Fixed being able to shoot several bullets at once
      • People were rebinding their keys and pressing all the 'fire' keys at once. This made me laugh out loud. Well played.
    • Fixed Enemy Lock
      • If you killed the last few enemies at the same time, enemy locks wouldn't open.
    • Colour doors & locks now have something other than colour to distinguish them
      • In case anyone's colour-blind or has a broken monitor. I should do the same for red/blue stuff at some point too.
    • More levels
      • This brings the level count up to 70.
      • Also, many existing levels altered and rearranged.
    • Unlockables
      • Some levels now have rewards other than just getting to the next level.
    • New Items
      • Quite a few new items in this release. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil the fun. See what you can find!
  • 2.1.7
    • Fixed an unwinnable level that I left in 2.1.6 because I'm a total pro.

121 comments:

  1. youpi!!! bravo!!! merci Rob!!!

    Obie, don't forget to send an e-mail to the lost players!!! :D :D :D

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    1. and don't forget to copy me!!! :D
      so, i will also mail them!

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  2. addicting stuff,
    well done rob

    burri

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  3. Great update, can't stop playing!!!!!!! Thanks for the update Rob!!!!

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  4. i've just seen we can not anymore watch the replay of a player who did a better time!!! that's great!!! thanx a lot Rob!!!

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    1. we are having a nice battle for the top score with tatascan on my "New Toyz Story"...

      this system of replay is great!!!
      lovin it!!!

      "Let the game wars begin" ;D

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  5. Mills, I saw a couple of new items in your new level, but I can't find them in my build inventory... I have 6 or 7 positions with a question mark, but no new items... Maybe it's because I'm on a mac?:-)

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    1. maybe yes , maybe no!!! ;D ;D
      Rob said:
      "Unlockables
      Some levels now have rewards other than just getting to the next level."

      ;D ;D ;D

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    2. I see what you did there...:-)
      Alright, I know what needs to be done then!

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  6. Rob, the update that automatically happened on my ASUS is different than the one which I had to manually download on my other computer. Level 62 is impossible because you are missing an enemy to get thru the gate plus probably a sizzler. I will re-download it and try again but first have to uninstall the first one and get rid of the sub-directories.

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  7. I figured it out Rob, my laptop has 2.1.6

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    1. Rob, for some reason your 2.1.7 build did not automatically updated on my office computer and I must have jumped the gun on my laptop and got 2.1.6

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    2. Damn, now I have to start the game over again! Fak!

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  8. hi mills
    i cant find a solution for "luck" from tascasan .
    you have solved this level,
    can you help me?
    what is about the symbols at the colored lamps, does it means something?

    best burri

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    1. yes i can help you !!!
      you have to find a way to shoot a bullet to the yellow unlocker, and reach the yellow door before it opens it... Although you will be able to start a race against the bug, and reach the final line before it close the road.

      i 'll give you a 2nd clue if you need ;D

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    2. about the symbol, i think it's only an ingenious idea from Rob to help the color-blind people !

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    3. hi mills

      your level "the new toyz story" is great, thanks!!!

      and yes, i need a further hint.
      i am always too late, the way to the finish tile is blocked by the upwards falling stone.
      i have no idea ???
      best burri

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    4. i agree with burri, the toyz level is bloody awesome!

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    5. thanx guys, i'm happy you like it!! :D :D

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  9. thanx burri !!! it's a pleasure!!! :D

    there is a yellow rolling barrel in front of the yellow unlocker. it's because of this barrel that you can not start the race earlier!!!
    i think you need to eliminate this barrel...

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    1. a murder level, really hard.
      thanx mills for help

      burri

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  10. Obie, did have you already mailed our friends Bobby, Wunk, zxin, Swiftshade etc... ???
    because i have not received anything... :(

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    1. Having trouble finding them. I know I have them but don't know which email address I used. Will check again today.

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  11. new level published : "Loopy Woops"

    It's a little level quite easy to understand but not so easy to do.

    Good luck ;D

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  12. hi @ all,
    Trailblazor:
    i have to push the 3 stones in the right corner to enter the laser cannon room, but it seems that it is immpossible for the the gravity stone?

    i need a little bit support please :)

    burri

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    1. nooooooo, don't enter into the laser cannon room!!! (it looks like an horror movie... ;D )

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    2. what else can i do, i am helpless
      it is a little bit frustrating to see other players havnt any problems with this level.
      mills please a further hint

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    3. did you try anything with the weird yin/yang stuff?

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    4. burri, think about how to get out of the yellow door button. Let the bug die or he might kill you when you go back in the laser field.

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    5. thanx!!!
      great level, but i got a spasm in my fingers

      burri

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    6. He changed it burri - same principle but you have to go thru the first to kill the zapper.

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    7. i would say:
      same principle, but you have now to open all the colored doors (the red, the yellow, and the green)

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  13. yesnomaybe - just add another bug and I won't be able to do that!

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    1. Still learning over here... - thanks, bug(s) inserted.

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  14. thx burri to have helped me to fix ( twice!!! ;D ) my "Love your Enemy" !!!
    i think (i hope) it's good now...

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    1. nice job burri!

      i had not thought about this way to pass the last part! very smart!

      :D

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    2. One more time, sorry again burri! your run was perfect, but NYNM showed me a new flaw in my building... so i tried to modificate my level without unvalidate your score, but i have not succeeded...
      sorry burri

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    3. no problem mills.
      please more so fantastic creative levels like "the new toyz story", but i think it takes a lot of time and effort to build it. best burri

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    4. oh thanx burri! i will try , i promise!

      have you already try my "Chateau Puzzle 2005" ? you might like it ...

      you can also try "Cleany Clown", "Bo & the 3 Sapphires" , "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE" , "underground Slums" , "Quadricolor XD" , etc.

      let me know how you feel about

      Blackshifty, Mills ;D

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    5. Quadricolor D is impossible. I am stuck in the blue section and will problbly never get out...

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    6. yes, the blue section is quite hard...

      but two players got out!!! :D

      first you have to stop the laser, then you have to open the wood-block below to get the green bomb. and then you have to re-open the laser to eliminate the barrel and open the wood-block at the top...

      then , ready to go to red section!!! ;D

      (but ssshhhhh !!! it's our secret, don't tell it to Obie, he has not won it yet... ;D )


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    7. Believe me, I thought I'd tried everything. I must have played it close to a 100 times. I've thought of your approach, but I always find myself lacking either a bomb cluster or a bullet or a reflector. I've tried letting the one-directional box out from behind the three green ones but it keeps on killing me.

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    8. It's DONE!!! Diabolical, thank god it doesn't show how many times you tried...

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    9. great job dude!!! 100+ times is not so much... there are some levels i tried at least 1000 or 2000 times!!!

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    10. @ mills
      i can not solve Quadricolor the yellow door
      the craft can not push the second stone through the bottleneck, because in the way back is a bomb.
      the level was genious, but too difficult for me.
      burri

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    11. mmmhhh :~
      you should be able to blow up this bomb, just as you blew up the other ones...

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    12. the bomb in the bottle neck could be destroyed by the craft but than the craft can not go upwards because there is a undestroyable bomb, so i can push the stone to the left glas field, but the stone is no more moveable there, ...you know?
      burri

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    13. i think i know what you mean (But not sure...)
      If i'm not wrong, when you push the block to the left, then the block is still moveable.

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  15. Wunk and Bobby are Back!!! Youpi!!! bravo!!! :D :D :D
    please guys, build some new great levels for us!!!

    I'm building the new toyz story 2 for your "WELCOME BACK" !!!
    As the movies, everyone knows that the #2 are never so good than the first, but i'm trying to build something good with the new stuff...

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  16. pkay my champions!!!

    I've just published "The New Toyz Story 2" :
    it's quite hard, there are some tricky moves, but i let at least 10 save tiles... so, i expect you to use it smartly ;D ;D

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  17. Wunk, i'm too too happy to see you are back!!! i missed your fantastic levels so much!!!
    I think my "New Toyz story 2" was not hard enough for you !!! ;D

    Your Volcano is a great trip!!!
    could you (and others players) give me your e-mail adress?
    i created a trashable adress mail: zubngidh@tafmail.com
    you can send me an e-mail, that will save you from making public your adress... ;D

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    1. Hi there, and sorry for being gone so long. I hope it wont happen again.

      Not hard enough? I wouldn't say that, it really was challenging, especially the last part confused me a lot. Great ideas there :)

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  18. Is the level "Careful now" by Czar of explosions (Rob?) winnable?

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    1. oh i overlooked this level

      yes it is, think about the protective shield

      great level car of explosions, thanks!

      burri

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    2. sorry i meant: "czar of explosions" :)

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    3. Hmmm:-) . Guess I'll have to give it another go.

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    4. a further hint
      use the protection shield and press the arrow key simultaneously

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    5. Burri, I don't understand... My fingertips are blue from pressing:-)

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    6. @HTFU

      you can block the downward gravity stone by the craft by using the protection shield and pressing the down-arrow

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    7. Yeah, I figured it out finally...! Thanks man.

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  19. I just tried to build somethin' new, when all of a sudden a good portion of my map was buried in sand. Is that normal? While it does look neat, it would make the level unfairly hard since you can't tell normal floor from safe tiles, slideys or conveyor belts. Or is this an editor thing?

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    1. sorry, i have no idea what you mean... :(

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    2. I've seen the same, what I did was to quit the editor and restart the game and then it was gone. Some sort of memory issue perhaps?

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    3. For Rob's sake I'd add that it saw this in 2.1.7.

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  20. Wunk, your "Extract into" is awsome!!! i've been waiting for this kinf of levels for months (since "no bug but a feature" or "i lost my mind" ...)
    I think it's a perfect level because we are able to understand what we have to do, but it's a puzzle hard to solve!!! (and i can't, for now... but i will win it soon!!! ;D :D
    That's exactly what i love!!!

    thank you Wunk!!!

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    1. and thank you Rob for this easter egg!!! ;D

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    2. Done :D :D :D

      great great great level!!! i won it with a quite different way than yours, but it was a very brilliant puzzle to solve!!! My brain was blowing out!!!

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    3. I like your approach :)
      It makes half the stuff I built in redundant, but I should have known what that switch does.
      Great job.
      Also, you were right, I did your Noth'n hidden.

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    4. yes my approach is very less beautiful than yours, and you can trust me, i would have prefered understand perfectly what there was in your mind...

      nice job on my "noth'n hidden". i built it fastly for obie, because he complained there were hidden stuff in my levels.

      BTW, where hell is Obie?????????????????

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    5. I wondered the same thing. And yes, I too made sure there was nothing hidden in my latest one :-)

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  21. rest in peace obie

    i am sad ...

    thanks for all that you gave to me.

    burri

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  22. i will miss you, obie...
    you will be always the Master Builder Obie,
    and you will be with us forever.
    One Love,
    RIP dude

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    1. Wow, this feels so unreal. Only two weeks ago you hit me up and told me about the new stuff here, and now we won't get to play together again.
      Rest in piece. We will miss you.

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  23. @ Mills
    a very good idea to honor Obie with a own level!
    i like this kind of challenging levels, but in my opinion is it a little bit too hard to solve.
    best burri

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    1. yes, sorry burri, i know that i can hardly find the perfect balance between "hard" and "tractable"... but you can trust me, i'm trying!!!

      However, wunk did it!!! so, the puzzle is solvable...

      you have to figure out the order of actions to blow out the bomb in the central zone. When you will have found the right sequence, go in each room to activate the right stuffs.

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    2. just start from the end : how to blow up the bomb ? (and go up backwards to find the good sequence)

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    3. thankx Mills,
      this level needs endurance
      burri

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  24. OMG Obie died? How did you find out, Burri? So so sad. Has has been a truly constant fan of all the versions of Blackshift. Rest In Peace, Obie.

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    1. hello Bobby
      i got an email from Robin, and i couldn't hide this Information thats why i wrote this comment. It was a spontan reaction.
      i did know Obie from blackshift as a genious levelbuilder and from the current postings here.
      best burri

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  25. wouaw burri!! what an amazing win on my "stressful room"
    very smart!!! i'm lovin it!!!
    i 'be been forced to win a better score to see your replay and know how you did that, but your way to win is very faster than mine...
    Grand Bravo !!

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    1. this level can finished under one minute, i guess.
      but it was very hard to solve, there are a lot of distractions.
      thanx for your work!
      burri

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    2. pushing the craft by a gravity stone is very smart.
      normally the craft could not rotate in this direction.
      burri

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  26. great level burri!! "Catch me" need brain and agility/rapidity/synchronisation
    lovin it! :D

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  27. thanx, I'm looking forward to your next creative levels :-)

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  28. Hey, I've run into a bit of a problem since attempting to run this game on Direct X9. Whenever I try to open the game, it simply says 'Error: File not found', and refuses to load from that point on.

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    1. Hey Nathan, sorry about that! I'll look into why the DirectX 9 renderer isn't working, but in the meantime you can reset your options by deleting your preferences file.

      It's at %APPDATA%\Blackshift\Preferences

      To delete it, press Windows+R to open the “run” box, type %APPDATA%\Blackshift, press enter, then delete the Preferences file you should see there.

      This'll reset your options and you should be back to DirectX 11.

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    2. Thank you so much! That worked perfectly.

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  29. Hi nathan!!!
    i can not help you but i'm sure Rob will help you very fastly.

    Are you a new player?
    :D ;D :D

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  30. hello rob
    if i win a user level i want to watch all won levels, because i want to see how mills did it, but beating mills best time is impossible.
    best burri
    best burri

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  31. Hi, I had an issue in Mills' latest level because, after multiple mirror deflections, the bullet often drifts off to one side too far and doesn't hit the next mirror, therefor not going in the direction it's apparently supposed to go. I made a mini-map to show what I mean. I don't think that's intentional, is it? Because this could become quite frustrating when you place the mirrors correctly but still randomly miss the target.

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    1. hi wunk,

      sorry guy, i'm gonna check it, but i'm afraid i can not do anything....
      but i can say someting: there are several ways to win!!!

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    2. but you're right, that is not intentional...

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    3. It seems like it depends on the distance. On the first try, I couldn't get past that corner no matter how often I tried, so I gave up. Later after your mail I tried again and it worked sometimes, still couldn't figure out what else to do yet ^^

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  32. oh my god, wunk, your latest level is absolutely awsome (again) !!! :D

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    1. Not quite. This one is actually really old, from before the final version of netshift went online. Back then, we built levels in the original (offline) blackshift and mailed them each other.
      If it wasn't for Obie, it would have been lost on my first hard drive.
      I simply made a few changes so it would work in the new version and re-published it because I couldn't think of something new and I had left you hanging for too long.

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    2. oh i loved all the brilliant levels in the level!!! the first one with a puzzle to get all the diamonds (-10!), the second one to open the yellow door, the 3rd with the 10 diamonds left, the 4th with the key in the red/blue room, and the final with a puzzle to blow up the woodbloc and the goal!!!
      it was hard and it was great!!!

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    3. To be honest, when I found this level again after all that time, I had trouble solving it myself. Seems like the young Wunk was smarter than me XD
      Also, you did it in less than half the time? Yeah, I was really sloppy in my playthrough, but still, didn't think you would get through this fast!

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  33. to be honest (;D) i found some shortcuts! i'm gonna try to send you a video capture , you will see....

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  34. Hi Mills,

    i had tried "Cleany Clown", "Bo & the 3 Sapphires" , "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE" , "underground Slums" , "Quadricolor XD" but i couldnt finishing it.
    speed levels are not my favourits, seems i and my pc are to old for that.
    "Make your own Maze" by drerio is awesome, i like it.
    will you build a level soon again?
    best burri

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  35. oh yes , of course!!! i'm very busy these last weeks, but i feel blackshifty forever!!!

    i will have more free time soon and i will build some new levels with no speed needed !!! only brain !!! ;)

    and i hope i also will have a lot of new levels to play , from you and the other friends!!!

    :D

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  36. hi mills,

    i couldnt find the ying yang item in the editor.
    can you help?

    burri

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    1. i think it's not available yet.

      your Eazyjet is really great!!! i can't find the solution, and that is what i prefer!!! but i will win it soon ;D :D

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    2. Done!!!

      it was a really hard level as i love !!!

      thanx burri!

      ----

      sorry for not building , i should build a new level in a few days...

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    3. did you solve the level in the same way as i?
      i can not see your solution, because your winning time is unbeatable.
      rob should change this back again. how do you think about it?
      best burri

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  37. yes, it's almost the same ways!

    i think it's great to be not able to watch the replay of a better time-score. But that's true there should be an exception for the builder.

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    1. I agree on that one. It makes sense to prevent players to copy solutions and then beat them by a split second or something. However, for a creator it is very helpful to see how exactly one can sneak past your puzzles so you can plug these bypass holes. Maybe excluding the creator's scores on their own levels or adding a penalty (much like for suicide-wins) would work?

      Oh, and of course: Happy new year to all of you! ☺

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  38. hi Burri!!!

    my last level is not really as i would have liked... but it doesnt need speed !
    there are certainly ways to pass some obstacles speedly, but all the obstacles can be passed slowly, only with brain ;D

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    1. a happy new year to all.
      This level is a tough nut to crack, I love these challenges.

      burri

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    2. very creativ, it was a big pleasure to play, thanx Mills!

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    3. you're welcome Burri!! and i have to thank you, (and apologize...) because as usual, you showed me a mistake in my level (for the green door) ... and i fixed it...
      So, thanks and sorry ;D

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    4. Are you sure that the green lamp can be destroyed?
      I think a bullet is missing to destroy the bomb.

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    5. the circle under the bomb is a hint, but i can not use it.
      i tried it over and over again i can not destroy the green lamp!

      please mills or noyesnomaybe i need a hint, because im going mad.
      is speed needed?
      burri

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    6. oh shit , i don't know why this fu***** circle is here !!!

      it's not a hint!!! >:(

      here is a hint:

      no speed needed, but timing...
      you have to use the heavy block and the yellow barrell as a lateral rail to lead the Left Block in the hole.
      A good timing is needed, but no speed.
      Use the save tile just before to do this ;D

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    7. oh man, i had a blackout ...
      i did not realize that i can use the bullet in the next tilefield to destroy the bomb.
      i thought, i can not carrying the bullet over the two safety fields.
      burri

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  39. hi guys,

    i've just published a new level: "Chapter 1 - Lesson 1"...

    sorry for the experts, it's a level for the beginners!!! a level to learn the basics...

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    1. ... and i love Level (game) exploring too.

      thanks mills for your effort and for this great Levels :)

      burri

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