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Topic: Great puzzle!
therethinker

Replies: 18
Views: 37791
PostForum: Tapeworm   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:45 am   Subject: Great puzzle!
Also, does everyone have the same problems?
There really shouldn't be an issue of sharing answers since solvers/code could be shared too...
Topic: Great puzzle!
therethinker

Replies: 18
Views: 37791
PostForum: Tapeworm   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:05 pm   Subject: Great puzzle!
Very awesome puzzle.

Hex board is fun, yet a PITA to work with (in a good way Very Happy) As tails said, its amazing how well this puzzle scales.

How are you generating the puzzles? I was doing some b ...
Topic: Some one has takeover my yahoo ID...
therethinker

Replies: 4
Views: 4653
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:23 am   Subject: Some one has takeover my yahoo ID...
I am in Australia so I can not even go to FBI.. there is nothing like FBI here...

What happened to ASIS?
Topic: King Mouse
therethinker

Replies: 19
Views: 12928
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:33 am   Subject: King Mouse
As for loops, all I'll say is that look at goto-style instructions. Conditions are also important. There's no "proper" way, but there's 1 or 2 instructions that are used.

And memory as a ...
Topic: King Mouse
therethinker

Replies: 19
Views: 12928
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:38 am   Subject: King Mouse
The point is to force you to think low and (ab)use tricks that you wouldn't dare do if you were writing in a high-level env. You really have to understand how the VM works and the oddities of the inst ...
Topic: King Rat submission fails
therethinker

Replies: 5
Views: 5206
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:28 pm   Subject: King Rat submission fails
There are no line breaks in "real" HVM, nor are there comments.
HVM programs should be 1 line.
Topic: Didactic Blue
therethinker

Replies: 44
Views: 53887
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:52 pm   Subject: Didactic Blue
If you don't have the answer, you're doing it wrong!
(that was a hint, not an insult Razz )
Topic: Wanna Be A Hacker, Please Help.
therethinker

Replies: 10
Views: 7067
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:08 am   Subject: Wanna Be A Hacker, Please Help.
Go out to a golf course, hit a bunch of bad shots and tear up the fairway.
You'll earn the "hacker" status, just not in the CS or EE circles ;-P
Topic: Visual IDE for SuperHack
therethinker

Replies: 21
Views: 19726
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:07 am   Subject: Visual IDE for SuperHack
Heh, expect us to abuse the heck out of superhack in order to cut down on cycles/codesize Razz
Topic: CipherQuest
therethinker

Replies: 16
Views: 20080
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:49 am   Subject: CipherQuest
Thanks for the clarification.

Interesting set of challenges... how many do you have so far?

I think the initial text was a bit misleading...
Topic: CipherQuest
therethinker

Replies: 16
Views: 20080
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:28 pm   Subject: CipherQuest
Is it safe to assume that the plaintext of these challenges are English? Can we go as far as to say that they are "real", and not just random words?

Or is it just english-like text, like ...
Topic: Spiral Bits
therethinker

Replies: 38
Views: 34453
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:20 am   Subject: Spiral Bits
I had my solver leave breadcrumbs of where it had been on the image, which it would then save so I could see how it was doing.
Topic: Available for help with challenges
therethinker

Replies: 29
Views: 17973
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:08 am   Subject: Available for help with challenges
Heh... we need to name the sections of land.

Didactic Peninsula
Crypto Valley
Coding Hills
HVM Castle

Razz
Topic: Available for help with challenges
therethinker

Replies: 29
Views: 17973
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:30 pm   Subject: Available for help with challenges
There should be space Razz

The whole bottom third (from my view) is largely unpopulated (except for the superhack @ the left). And there's some extremely dense regions -- the map could be done like t ...
Topic: Available for help with challenges
therethinker

Replies: 29
Views: 17973
PostForum: Challenges   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:01 pm   Subject: Available for help with challenges
Challenges have been added over time. This was the upper corner (At the time, the pathway was very linear, and this was considered the end.) Now, there's so many branches, it's harder to say where the ...
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