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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2001, 06:20:24 AM »
Yowza!... I just got the game yesterday, downloaded the Contest1 map, and within a couple hours turned in a monster of a bridge.  Wish I'd have gone through and read these forums first -- could have gotten a bit lower cost.  But, I'm a physics major and have to believe that my knowledge of statics served me well.  we'll see!

I cannot wait to see the top entries (and see where I could have done better).  ^_^

(Edited by Tyree at 7:21 am on Oct. 21, 2001)


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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2001, 09:33:36 PM »
I've already submitted my bridge, but I just decreased the cost of my bridge by a fairly substantial amount. Admittedly it currently has 2 broken links, but I'm sure I could work it out with not too much effort. Unfortunately it doesn't matter, since I already submitted my solution!

DOH!

Anyways, as everyone else, I can't wait to see how "rediculously low" some people built the bridge for!


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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2001, 09:59:10 AM »
I for one hope very much that people don't post their costs immediately after the deadline, because ChronicLogic's server can't handle too many simultaneous users, and an influx of Pfx Contest result submissions at 7 pm EST tonight would probably crap out their server.  ':('
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2001, 12:19:45 AM »
Chillum: For me it is just the opposite:
I come up with a design, optimize it a bit and send it in.
Probably I have not the slightest chance to win now.
Seeing other numbers, I would have put in as much time as needed to reach and beat those - as long as others are in front of me, I can try to reach them. Not knowing where others are, I'll always think I am the greatest anyway and just take it easy ;)

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2001, 12:27:56 PM »
After waiting a week and not seeing any results it would be awfully anti-climatic to see peoples scores and then have the already known winner announced.  The winner will be announced on Monday (early Tuesday in some parts of the world), and if you can hold off on posting your scores until then, that would be great!

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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2001, 02:40:14 AM »
Yeah, I probably have no chance of winning, but I just want to see what other people came up with and how they cut the costs.  Since I submitted my bridge I've cut about 20k off the cost, but oh well.

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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2001, 01:20:40 PM »
It's easy - the winner must not post his score, then we won't know who he/she is ;-)
We non-winners could go right ahead....

ChronicLogic, please understand me right this time - it is not a practical suggestion in defiance of your post, but a humorous repartee not to be taken seriously ;-)

(Edited by mendel at 1:57 pm on Oct. 26, 2001)


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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2001, 07:40:59 AM »
My final bridge has just been sent.
It was the fifth try, which was a bit cheaper than the second try.
My third try was kind of a new type of bridge but more expensive. When the contest is over I'll make the bridges public, on my soon to come fan site.
http://www.hoelgaard.dk/pontifex
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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2001, 02:19:34 PM »
I guess the winner also must wait untill monday.
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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2001, 10:07:19 AM »
Quote: from Ramjet on 12:14 pm on Oct. 23, 2001
1. For this contest, only PERFECT BRIDGES will be accepted. That means that your bridge must have zero broken links on HARD difficulty and that the train cannot pass through any links on its voyage.

Hopefully it came out quoted ':)'
My question might be kind of stupid,but anyway. The ting im not completely sure about is the "and the train cannot pass through any links on its voyage." Could someone explain this to a Norwegian not so god in english wannabe bridgebuilder ?

1. I denne konkuransen vil bare perfekte broer bli godtatt. Det betyr att du må ha 0 'broken links' på hard vanslighetsgrad, og toget kan ikke kjøre igjennom noen linker (bygge materialer) på sin reise.

Værsågod

Lars...

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2001, 03:32:10 PM »
Quote: from Argonut on 11:35 pm on Oct. 25, 2001
But I do have one question that isn't clarified in the rules. What speed will the train run at in the official tests? slow, medium, or fast? or all? My bridge doesn't mind what speed, but I could definitely see that some designs might break with a fast train, or even fail with a slow train instead of fast, etc.

The speed setting doesn't affect the actual speed at which the train travels, only at what rate the simulation is drawn. Slow slows it down by over half, (.5x) and fast goes as fast as your comp. can do the calculations. So, a different speed won't affect your results at all. Good question though, if that had been the case, some decision would have to have been made. ':)'

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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2001, 04:10:02 PM »
hehe.. i have allready made a tribute page to my contest bridge.. i have to say.. i think it would have won.. if just i hadnt forgotten to include the #### password in the first email ':('(

i will post the url to the bridge tribute site as soon as the contest is over

anyway.. to take screenshots, just press F8 it saves the screen in screens/

(Edited by u2pa at 3:13 pm on Oct. 26, 2001)


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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2001, 04:23:54 PM »
I have just one thing to say: MONDAY?'???' *laughs*
The tension will kill me!
I guess CL are working the weekend double checking their inbox, so we shouldn't complain.  If anyone wants to send me their entry though, I'll happily tell them that I beat them ;)
Did anyone else think to bcc a copy to themselves so they can check that it got to their email sender at least?  In future confirmation would be nice....

Good luck to everyone, and congrats in advance to the winner, who I bet would rather have "Pontifex Maximus" under their graphic than a cash prize :cheesy:


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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2001, 05:05:28 PM »
I just want to thank everyone, without whom this would not be possible... I think that is how I'm going to start my acception speach. As far as I'm concerned we're all winners. :cheesy:

This waiting is going to kill me. I already know that the bridge I submitted is not going to be the best offering, but I'm tormenting myself, wondering if my current, private design will best the winner of the contest.

I need to take some Valium. ':cool:' I can't believe I'm going to have to wait until Monday.

beaujob: I wouldn't mind doing kung-fu in the shadow of a bridge that I built while death and a clown get it on in the bathtub next door, but that's a long ways off.

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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2001, 02:59:15 PM »
Here's a question... what was that roadway cheat all about?
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