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Site Discussion / SERVER MOVE - APRIL 01 2013
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:53:39 PM »
Hey all!

As I mentioned in the Level Jam thread, I've been having a LOT of issues with my current web hosts, and as a result, I've been left with no option but to move servers.

This will be happening today, so there will be some downtime during this period, and for some of you, the forum will be inaccessible for 24 hours, or so.

Please bear with us as we make this move - it's very last-minute, and had to be done quickly to minimise disruption.

Adam :)

Contests / Lemmings Level Jam - #1
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:20:20 AM »
Thanks to Geoo for suggesting I run the next contest.

I think it'd be good to have our first Level Jam to take us to the end of the month, before starting our next serious competition in April.

As this is the first Level Jam, I feel it'd be appropriate to use the original five styles to create the level - the style with the highest number of votes will win.  I've also randomly selected three topics to choose from, and again, the topic with the highest number of votes will win.

Copypastaing from geoo here.. here are the rules:
Level design phase.

As this is a short and fun contest, the deadline for level submissions is Wednesday, April 10th, at noon UTC. (May be extended upon popular demand or if I end up needing an overnight stay in hospital.)

You may submit only one level. There are two ways of submitting a level:
1. You can post them in this thread. Then players can attempt your level already before the deadline. If you update your level, please post a notification and make clear which version of your level is the one to be used in the contest.
2. You can send your level via PM to me if you don't want other players to see your level before the deadline. If you don't trust me, you can send me the level in an encrypted archive, and send me the password within one day of the deadline.

The topic of the contest is to design a level using the crystal style with NO builders.

The game the levels have to be designed for is Lemmix, specifically 'Custom Lemmings' viewer style.
If you have trouble setting up Lemmix, feel free to ask here.

Levels must be solvable without glitches. To determine what is a glitch and what isn't, use these lists for reference: non-glitches and glitches. If some behaviour is not listed in the glitches list, you should be safe (unless it's something really obscure; try to use common sense here.) Note however that other players may use glitches to solve your levels, so you should try to protect your level against glitchy solutions.

Level solving phase.

I will try to post all level within one day of the level submission deadline.

The level solving phase will probably last about 10 days as well, but may be longer if many levels are submitted. The exact deadline for phase 2 will be announced once the levels are posted.

I will post the solution to my level (and votes) one day before the deadline in an encrypted archive, and I will not change them. I will announce the password for the archive once the deadline has passed.
Submit your solutions to me via PM (as an attachment). Solutions may be posted in an encrypted archive, and the password sent one day before the deadline.

3 categories:
  • Most original level
  • Best looking level
  • Most fun level

Stealth edit: Unlike in the main contests, you can rate every level - give each level a rating between 1 and 10 in each category. 1 is the lowest score, 10 is the highest score. You must vote for every level in this Jam. The level with the highest combined score wins!

Submit your votes in a PM (it can be the same PM as the one with the solutions). You can put them in a text file and encrypt them as well if you want.

If anyone has any suggestions for modifications to the rules, feel free to suggest them. If the general consensus is that the rule change will benefit the contest, then it shall be changed.

Lemmings Main / Random Questions / Random Thoughts Thread
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:41:46 PM »
Okay.. I'm having a very ditsy moment and can't remember something Lemming related, and it doesn't warrant its own thread, so I'm setting this thread up instead.

My question is this: Tim3p was used in another game, and I can't for the life of me remember what it is. What game was it used in?

Well, apart from Lemmings - which everybody should play regularly, what video games are tickling your pickles at the moment?

I'm quite enjoying the Call of Duty series at the moment - it's a refreshing change from Lemmings, but what are you enjoying?

Site Discussion / New Stuff!
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:49:14 PM »
Hey all!

I've got a few updates for you all!

Firstly: Following Simon's suggestions, Geoo & Clam Spammer have Global Moderator status. This is subject to their acceptance, but I'm perfectly happy for those two people (and anyone else who volunteers and the consensus is that they'd make a good moderator) to moderate the forums.

Secondly: I'm installing a gallery to make it easier for you all to upload images. It's still very bare, but it works - find it at

Thirdly: I've upped the security for new registrations for the time being. After the recent spam attacks, I've set every member to require manual activation. I also found out that email activation was disabled, so this has been re-enabled.

Fourthly: Mr. K is going to be upgrading the forum software at some point soon, so expect some downtime whilst this is happening.

And finally: The Lemmings Encyclopedia made the 15,000th post on this forum! So, well done to him.

In more personal news, I've been able to get the next couple of months off to rest up after my latest battles with anaemia (amongst other things), so I'll be able to dedicate more time to this site.

Site Discussion / Lix board?
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:56:56 PM »
Hey folks!

Busy few months here. Moved into a new place, lost decent net access for the past few months, and I generally haven't had any time to myself.

Just a quick Q: Would you like to see a dedicated board on here for Lix? It seems to be very popular, and IMO, a sub-forum in Level Designing, or a dedicated board would be a good place to keep all Lix-related stuff together.

Would appreciate some feedback! :)

Adam :)

Site Discussion / Christmas
« on: November 18, 2011, 01:03:26 PM »
Hey folks!

Quick Q: Would you guys appreciate a Christmas theme for the forums during the month of December? If you would, I'd better get to work on it. If not, I can leave it the way it is!

Any ideas/suggestions for Xmas stuffs would be appreciated too.

Thanks =)

Lemmings Main / Worst port of Lemmings?
« on: July 18, 2011, 11:18:11 PM »
Okay, today, I played the NES port of Lemmings, and it is, by far the worst version of Lemmings I have ever played.

Compared to the other 8-bit options, the game has virtually no redeeming factors whatsoever.. sloppy controls, terrible graphics, crap music, very few sound effects and gameplay which is enough to make you want to hit somebody over the head with a hammer.

However, is there a worse port which may cause me to go on a murderous rampage? If so, what is it?

Site Discussion / Important Notice about Cookies
« on: May 28, 2011, 04:42:56 PM »
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Lemmings Main / MOVED: Lemmings 2 glitches
« on: May 17, 2011, 01:49:05 PM »

Site Discussion / This Server..
« on: May 11, 2011, 09:08:59 PM »
Hey Folks,

As you've probably noticed, we've had a lot of downtime over the past six months, or so. As a result, we're moving to a different server within the next couple of weeks, and this server is being binned. I'm not sure on the timescale yet, but I'll keep you updated with the news as I get it.

With a bit of luck, it'll be the beginning of the end for our server issues.


General Discussion / The Joke Thread...
« on: May 06, 2011, 10:19:26 PM »
Okay, I'm feeling under the weather, and need some good jokes to perk me up, methinks!

Please just keep them relatively clean, 'cause we do have some younger people browsing!

I'll give you one I heard today:
A nursery school pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead.
"How do you know that the cat was dead?" she asked her pupil.
"Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move," answered the child innocently.
"You did WHAT?" the teacher exclaimed in surprise.
"You know," explained the boy, "I leaned over and went 'Pssst' and it didn't move"

Level Design / Unrepeated levels..
« on: April 22, 2011, 10:28:56 PM »
Okay, this is a VERY rough idea at the moment which may have been done in the past, but I think it could have legs with the right tailoring.

In the Original version of Lemmings, there were quite a few levels (about 35, I think) which had no repeats. Most of them were from the harder two difficulties, but there were a few easier levels which didn't have a repeat. I suggest trying to create repeats of these levels which either increase difficulty, or completely change its solution. Of course, some levels will be harder to do than others, but still, I like a challenge.

Take a running jump, And then there were four, and Tailor-made for blockers instantly spring to mind for me, but, of course, there are loads to pick from.

So, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? "Shut up, Adam!"?

General Discussion / The Japanese Quake
« on: April 06, 2011, 05:37:16 PM »
Okay, this is one of those annoying threads that comes on a forum from time to time.

Basically, tonight, a few friends and I are going to be doing a 24 hour quiz marathon to raise money for the Japanese earthquake.

From 7pm BST, we'll be having live games here and you can donate here. There's no obligation to donate, but if you could all spread the word as well, I'd much appreciate it.

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