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Pontifex => Records and Hints => Topic started by: chroniclogic on February 14, 2002, 02:28:51 PM

Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: chroniclogic on February 14, 2002, 02:28:51 PM
Please keep all discussion of the cost of your bridges for the second contest in this thread.  Also please note that costs posted here may or may not be true or accurate so dont give up hope based on the costs posted in this thread.

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Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: Gray on February 20, 2002, 12:35:57 PM
AFAIK, you're right.
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: falkon2 on February 15, 2002, 01:02:51 PM
Lost... all... my... old... bridges...

Gah, its been a long time since I played Pontifex, and now I don't even have my old references to go by for designs.

Ah well.

I've downloaded the contest bridge. I'm still trying to get it to work, then maybe I'll post my initial score =)

Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: bmowrey on February 20, 2002, 02:27:47 PM
I've submitted a 94K bridge. . . but I believe the winner will get to ~85K.

Those cables are tricky!

Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: mendel on February 15, 2002, 02:03:29 PM
My third approach ran to around 贘k (that was the first that actually had no links broken); and two concepts later I am at 贎k. I will try to get it to go below 贄k before I submit anything.
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: on February 21, 2002, 10:31:30 AM
I'm out of this one.  I didn't find out about it until late last night.  Maybe emails about the contests are in order.
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: Gray on February 19, 2002, 10:39:34 AM
Not much bridge cost discussion going on here... Surprises me somehow... Anyway, I got it under 贄k - did anyone else manage to do that?
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: Calis on February 21, 2002, 01:52:31 PM
Hmm.. just found out about the new contest - 3 hours to go is a bit too late for me, so I just want to say 'grats' to my successor, whoever will make it this time!

.. 3 hours later: Hmm, at least I could manage something sub 95k, so  I'm  going to send it in - who knows :)
(I'm sure my design can go sub-90, but now there is no time left to optimize it :(

(Edited by Calis at 2:46 pm on Feb. 21, 2002)

Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: on February 19, 2002, 10:52:17 AM
Me!

The only thing is, I'm terrified it might pop a link when they test it... haven't seen it happen myself but lots of its close relatives did :-(

Not much discussion going on at all, was frantic in here the last time we had a contest - wonder how many entries there'll be?

(Edited by Chillum at 3:57 pm on Feb. 19, 2002)

Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: mendel on February 21, 2002, 03:05:53 PM
If you want email notification of the next contest (anybody!), send an email to news-list@pontifex.mendelsohn.de and I will try to keep you updated on the latest developments. Your email adress will remain confidential with me and only be used for important pontifex-related info.
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: Juhis on February 19, 2002, 01:07:36 PM
I got it under 100k.
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: Gray on February 21, 2002, 05:54:17 PM
I think that this time, there will be much less submissions than the first time around... So not as much 'glory' for the winner... It's really sad that apparently a lot of people didn't know about the contest until lately... The mailing list is a Good Thing, hopefully there are more contests to come sometime soon.
BTW, my bridge is ๣k... :biggrin:
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: mendel on February 19, 2002, 07:08:12 PM
I'm too lazy to tweak it - my slow machine plays a part in this as well. I am currently debating myself whether I'll submit something in the 105k range or turn in my 110k solution and hope for a special mention for artistic merit... ;-)
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: falkon2 on February 23, 2002, 06:43:39 AM
Congrats, sir Maximus =P
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: falkon2 on February 20, 2002, 04:21:19 AM
Aw man. Amidst the mess and confusion that is both my life and my current computer status, I only managed to squeeze in a meagre amount of pontifex time, so I threw this 109229 monster together in half an hour

Maybe next time I'll put up more of a fight, ne? =)

Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: bmowrey on February 25, 2002, 10:18:43 AM
Ah, great job all.  I had a cable bridge (nowhere near as nice as the winners), but didn't submit it because I thought it was 'cheating' that the cables went through the land on the right side.  Guess not!  Should have read the rules better. . . Congrats all!
Title: Second Contest cost discussion
Post by: Juhis on February 20, 2002, 11:52:04 AM
I just had a scary thought.. How many cars/passes are used in the contest? The basic 3/4?