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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:03 pm     Reply with quote
burn0ut wrote:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=249652

it eventually works...

I like how the last stick just happens to create a nice ramp for the ball.

My early attempts looked a lot like that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:28 pm     Reply with quote
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=250174

2nd attempt, trying to make it as simple as i could..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:57 pm     Reply with quote
This one isn't mine:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=63080
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:38 am     Reply with quote
ha so simple!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:43 am     Reply with quote
I was trying to make a "mole" that would dig his way under the avalanche level. I ended up with something better.

Zoom out a step on this, and then watch it for a few minutes (until the mole is gone...):

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=255919
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:15 am     Reply with quote
Haha!
I was thinking that those little nose lurches were odd.
The end was surprising!

Oh and I like the ears, nice touch.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:44 pm     Reply with quote
Sumaleth wrote:
I was trying to make a "mole" that would dig his way under the avalanche level. I ended up with something better.

Zoom out a step on this, and then watch it for a few minutes (until the mole is gone...):

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=255919



Hahahaha !!! Suma thats awesome.

At first i thought to myself "What am i looking at, that thing isnt going anywhere"
i was about to close the window when it bucked and sent a few balls flying ...
thats when i decided to keep watching, and saw the craziest suicide spring...


i noticed the mole cocked it's ears forward moments before the surprising end ...


You really should record these and stick it in youtube.




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Anyway these are not mine,
But from the many catapult designs for AWASH i like this one .
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=254679

and from the many digging machines that guide the orange balls over the top,
this guys decides to forcefully fling the boulders away.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=249717

and this guy, takes the alternate route, and climbs over all the orange balls,
simple and effective.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=248693
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:22 pm     Reply with quote
Yes the catapults are great fun!

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=112800
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:23 pm     Reply with quote
A playful solution to 4 BALLS ..

"The Cage"
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=270363
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:43 am     Reply with quote
I wanted to do a different solution for Unpossible:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=303423

That last _pixel_ took forever to tweak into the goal.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:21 am     Reply with quote
nice one.

after checking out the forums there and seeing others solutions, i feel slightly retarded. there are some insanely creative solutions...

gah!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:18 am     Reply with quote
Hey Suma, could you come up with another level to play ?
i'd pay for this game, but i dont have paypal ....

plus the last one was annoyingly fun ...

Oh god ... POST 666 ....... about damn time ...


*pops party balloon ....*


and your springy mole contraption ..
some people actually used that glitch to complete a stage.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=218659

and this

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=223298
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:18 pm     Reply with quote
burnout: I know what you mean. You can play through all 20 levels and not even use most of the really interesting machine techniques, like slings, catapults, tracks, etc. Good replay value.

andromeda: Here are the only other free levels:

New01 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=160813
New02 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=47735
New03 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=182093
New04 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=63080
New05 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=55665
New06 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=49221
New07 - http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=49073

They were from beta-testing, and happened to be left in there. New04 is the level I posted on the previous page.

If you want a challenge, beat New01 using no powered wheels (ie. a "green" or "gravity games" solution). That'll keep you busy. Smile

I registered it yesterday. I figured I'd already got $10 of value out of it, and wanted to try some of the multi-player challenges like Sumo Arena. BTW, I don't think you need a PP account -- the PP site should let you pay directly with a VISA card or a card like that.

Re the bug: I've seen lots of contraptions go crazy, but I don't know what triggers it. Be fun if it was controllable.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:07 pm     Reply with quote
Not my solution:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=221623

Nice and elegant.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:20 pm     Reply with quote
I wanted to do a walker.

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=320310
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:06 am     Reply with quote
Thanks for the links ..

I like this one .

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=324241
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:17 am     Reply with quote
Just testing out another solution.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=326831
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:09 pm     Reply with quote
my simplest solution so far

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=331563
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:33 am     Reply with quote
Hey got a solution for New01 unpowered?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:57 am     Reply with quote
Here's my solution:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=307360

It takes a long time to run. Something like 30 minutes. But it does eventually get there.

I haven't seen any other green solutions for that level.

--

I just did an entry for the "juggling" challenge, where the aim is to make a machine that "juggles" two or more balls.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=353376 (2 balls)
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=353410 (3 balls)

You can't construct something precise enough to create perfectly repeatable actions, so eventually the balls always knock together and throw it out of whack.

--

I also entered a "weight lifter" for the Olympics challenge:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=340592

I think it might beat the current winner by about half a pixel.

(oh, I just realized you won't be able to see those last three without the reg'd version)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:33 am     Reply with quote
i can see the 2 and three ball juggling, cant see the weight lifter
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:00 am     Reply with quote
Oh, juggling is on one of those New maps.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:12 am     Reply with quote
Andromeda wrote:
Sumaleth wrote:
I was trying to make a "mole" that would dig his way under the avalanche level. I ended up with something better.

Zoom out a step on this, and then watch it for a few minutes (until the mole is gone...):

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=255919



Hahahaha !!! Suma thats awesome.

At first i thought to myself "What am i looking at, that thing isnt going anywhere"
i was about to close the window when it bucked and sent a few balls flying ...
thats when i decided to keep watching, and saw the craziest suicide spring...


i noticed the mole cocked it's ears forward moments before the surprising end ...


You really should record these and stick it in youtube.




.

Anyway these are not mine,
But from the many catapult designs for AWASH i like this one .
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=254679

and from the many digging machines that guide the orange balls over the top,
this guys decides to forcefully fling the boulders away.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=249717

and this guy, takes the alternate route, and climbs over all the orange balls,
simple and effective.
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=248693


OMG, that last one is mine Very Happy
Or atleast I solved it exactly the same way.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:52 am     Reply with quote
oh, didn't notice there was a scenario called u-turn as well.

here's my 5 min solution to it


http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=892898
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:25 am     Reply with quote
There was a mini-competition to design a 21st level. They should have gone with something much more difficult IMO.

I did an "infinite loop" for it:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=818714

And one going the other way, which wasn't as easy:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=816836

I've seen much better loopers though.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still really into the game. Particularly the nearly-impossible levels; the ones that really get the brain materials flapping.

Keep an eye out for a guy named Entity on the forum. You'll need the registered version to view most of his stuff, but he's like a Fantastic-Contraptions savant. Imagine someone who is unbelievably good at the game, and then multiply by himself.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:23 am     Reply with quote
you are a man of great patience suma ..
i left this one http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=818714
running for an hr, and sure enough, its an infinite loop.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:50 pm     Reply with quote
suma u freak! that infinite one is the bomb
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:58 pm     Reply with quote
gasp!
http://ingenuitywelcome.com/game/
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