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« on: October 13, 2001, 10:11:03 AM »
Finished it after about 2 hours of playing... Definitely harder than the original 32 levels... I'd even say it requires some hardcore tactics ;)
What I didn't like is that those huge levels (15, 16) make the game really slow on my system (Celeron 566@850, 192 RAM, Voodoo3 3000)... This way, Pontifex is about as CPU/hardware-intensive as some modern FPS games... I understand this most probably can't be helped, but the huge jump from the BB system requirements to those of Pfx is really ...umm... HUGE? ;)
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2001, 04:30:12 PM »
Well if it doesn't work on hard then its not worth it. I'll just keep trying. It'll make me just that much more happy that i figured it out on my own. ':)'

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2001, 03:57:11 PM »
jah.  jump large.

ver cool tho.

it isn't the graphics, its that every member you put in has some 20 peices, and the cpu has to process the stress on each one of those pieces like 100 times a sec . . . .  im suprised mine hasn't melted yet.


BEUTIFUL, tho . .

i have exams next week, so i don't have much play time . . i on lvl 6.  def. better than origanal . . i especially like #1 . . the valley tyupe deal . . .

mmm, tasty.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2001, 03:29:13 PM »
Agreed, I like solving them on my own too. The warm fuzzy feeling you get is worth the hours(?) you spend on it. Sorry about it not working on hard, never thought to try, not very surprised though.

(Edited by kvinge at 8:19 pm on Oct. 15, 2001)


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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2001, 06:13:19 PM »
Level 11 is the coolest IMO (at least my solution is pretty spectacular, but I think any solution to that level is).
What's weird is that my bridge on level 13 EXACTLY fits the budget - �... I can't come up with another (cheaper?) one... Could it be that level was intended to be solved exactly the way I did it? ;)
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2001, 07:13:32 AM »
Quote: from Gray on 5:13 pm on Oct. 13, 2001
Level 11 is the coolest IMO (at least my solution is pretty spectacular, but I think any solution to that level is).
What's weird is that my bridge on level 13 EXACTLY fits the budget - �... I can't come up with another (cheaper?) one... Could it be that level was intended to be solved exactly the way I did it? ;)

*grins* I never thougth of reaching your records (mine 16 Complex just didn't worked under 73k :-(  )
But I got level 13 of the mappack with 41172


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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2001, 10:55:25 AM »
hmmmmm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..   . . . .


is it just me, but about 6 of the 7 bridgesi have completed in map pack 1 have been suspension bridges . . . . .

you get that too?

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2001, 06:35:29 AM »
OK, I take that back, got it with � ':)'
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2001, 11:32:40 AM »
well i cant get past MP level 5 ':('

I had just a little more money i could do it but i've been fooling with this level for 2 days now (total of 4-5 hours) and i just cant come up with a design that fits in teh budget that works. ':('


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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2001, 09:32:04 AM »
Why did everyone have such a hard time with level 5? I got it bang on first shot on hard at 58988 (no breaks).

It's simple... I'm going to draw a crappy ASCII diagram.

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I might play around with it soon and see if there's a cheaper way.

(Edited by King at 8:35 am on Oct. 18, 2001)


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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2001, 01:45:36 PM »
here's my rather unimpressive solution for level 5. right click on the link and say save target as to download the save and put it in your pontifex/bridges directory http://krazykvinge.tripod.com/kvinge1.pxb

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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2001, 02:06:41 PM »
tripod doesn't allow off-site links and therefore i cant download that file

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2001, 02:11:27 PM »
You can trick tripod:
Go to http://krazykvinge.tripod.com
and then download http://krazykvinge.tripod.com/kvinge1.pxb

BTW, that solution doesn't even work on hard ':)'

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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2001, 02:48:33 PM »
Level 5 was one of the most challenging ones, and the solution i found is definitely my favourite of the MapPack 1.

I got it at 47848$. It gets well stressed, but it survives with 0 broken links. I can make it a lot more solid at 49768$.

If anyone wants the bridge file, i can email it to you, send me a msg at alcorrr@icqmail.com.
I don't have any hosting right now, but i ordered internet through cable and i think that comes with some web space, so i'll put all my solutions up in a week or two.