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Levels for other engines / Turrican's Lemmix Projects
« on: March 10, 2022, 06:21:48 PM »
Hi! The previous years , I had created several Lemmix projects , that I had posted them on the Lemmix level pack topic.

These projects are divided into two categories : The first one are my own custom levels , and the second one are level modifications/fixes , that I have done on levels from the Lemmix version of ''Revenge of the lemmings'' .

But now , all further Lemmings projects that I will make , I will post them on this thread .

To begin the thread , here is my modification of ''Jumble Sale'' by Gronkling .
The modifications on that level , compared to the original version are : I have fixed the trigger area of the exit , I have made a very small modification in the starting area of the level , so the trick needed at the beginning of the intended solution , can work the same way as Lemmini , and I have extended the time limit to 3 minutes , in order to make it more relaxed .

As an additional level , I have posted here also , ''Lemming Storage Facility'' by Gronkling .
That level is the same as the ''Revenge of the lemmings'' version ( it doesn't contain any modifications )  . The reason that I post it here is because recently , I have made a video of that level , and I would like to have that level posted here , for anyone who would like to try that level too .

I have also attached here , the replays of the solutions of the levels . The replays are viewable on ''DOS original lemmings" viewing style .

Link for the music tracks , that I use for the levels :

Jumble Sale : https://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=82722
Lemming Storage Facility : https://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=602

Here is how the levels look :

Jumble Sale :


Lemming Storage Facility :


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Hi! Here is my first pack for Neolemmix. It's called "Mikes Lemmings" .

The pack contains 17 levels. It contains two main ranks with 7 levels each , and a Bonus rank which contains 3 levels. The 14 levels in the two main ranks , and one level in the bonus rank are made by me , and the other two levels from the Bonus rank are "Lemmix to Neolemmix" level conversions , that I have done in the past.

The two converted levels are: "Is There a Pilot in the Rocket ?" by Dodochacalo , and "Bubble Bath" by Gronkling.

The levels have already made their appearance in the "Levels by Turrican" thread , but now they make their appearance in a levelpack too.

You will find the pack , as an attachment in the bottom of this post. I have attached also , the replays of the solutions of the levels.


About the tilesets : Some of the levels use tilesets that are new , so here are the links to download them , if you haven;t already :

Loderunner 2 styles by 92Dexter11 : https://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=5535.0

Rayman tilesets by David : https://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=5483.0


About the music :

Here is the link for my Dropbox , where you can download the music tracks for the levels of the pack:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ygrdpehl0zrdlu/Mikes%20Lemmings%20music.rar?dl=1

It contains a folder , called "Turrican projects". You need put that folder , inside the music folder.

All music tracks , have appeared also in the "Levels by Turrican" thread . There was a level , that had it's music track changed, so , you will find the new music track , in the Dropbox link.

Special thanks to :

Nessy and Namida , for putting some of their levels in the "Bits of levels you can finish" thread , so I could use them as basis for four of the levels , contained in the pack.

IchoTolot ,  for giving me permission to put his solution for "FC Lems screwed by the refs" , in the replay collection.

Armani , IchoTolot and Kaywhyn , for sending me solutions for several levels , that are contained in the pack ( in the "Levels by Turrican" and LOTY 2020 threads.

EDIT : I have uploaded the version 1.09 of the pack.

                                            Here are some pictures from some of the levels in the pack:



                    "Miniature Lemmings"


                                                          "Dockside Warehouse"


                                                                                                      "Airborne Rodents"



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SuperLemmini / Turrican's Remix Pack
« on: May 28, 2021, 08:42:09 PM »
Hi! After a long time , here is my first level pack , called "Turrican's Remix Pack".

  It contains 20 levels , divided in 2 ranks. The levels have already made their appearance in the "Turrican's Superlemmini projects" thread , but now , it's time to appear in a levelpack too. 2 of these levels have been made by me , and the other 18 levels , have been made by other authors for Lemmix , and I have converted them to Superlemmini. You will find the pack , as an attachment in the bottom of this post.

Here is the list with all the authors , whose levels appear in this pack and which level belongs to each of them:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

  Also, I have attached the replays of the solutions of the levels . The replays that I had attached in the "Turrican's Superlemmini projects" thread , don't work with the levels here in the pack , so if you want to view the replays of the solutions , use the relays , that I have attached here.

About the music:

Here is the link for my Dropbox , where you can download the music tracks for the levels of the pack:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/139006m12paemao/Turrican%20projects.rar?dl=1

   It contains a folder , called "Turrican projects". You need put that folder , inside the music folder.

  All except one of the music tracks , have appeared also in the "Turrican's Superlemmini projects" thread . But , as I said here , there is a music track that hasn't appeared in that thread. If you have downloaded already all the other tracks in the "Turrican's Superlemmini projects" thread , and you don't want to re-download them again from my Dropbox, here is the link for that music track:

https://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=108047

EDIT : I have uploaded the version 1.01 of the pack. It contains updated versions of Wild 4 and Wicked 6.


                                                                        Here are some pictures from some of the levels in the pack:

                                 
                                                                                                  "Fortress 13" by H0ru5
                                 

                                                                     
                                                                                    "Everything you don't need" by Geoo
                                 


                                                                                            "The Crystal Coves" by Turrican                                                            


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SuperLemmini / How to compose a levelpack.ini file ?
« on: May 27, 2021, 07:00:43 AM »
The following days , I will try to make a levelpack , which will contain 20 Superlemmini levels , divided in two ranks .

My question here is how to make the levelpack.ini file ? What I need to know about that ?

Also how I should handle the music tracks for the levels ? Can Dropbox free do the job ? How it works ?

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SuperLemmini / Turrican's Superlemmini projects
« on: September 21, 2020, 11:55:01 PM »
Hi! Today I have tried Superlemmini for the first time!

So I've decided to start testing levels that I have originally made for Lemmix , and whatever of these will be proved to be possible in Superlemmini , to post them here, with the replay of their solution! Also if at the future , I will make more multiplatform levels , or Superlemmini specific levels , I will post them here!

So for the first level of the thread , here is "The Crystal Coves"! I have attached the level and the replay of its solution!

Link for the music track of the level: https://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=78413

EDIT : For the music track , create a folder , called "Turrican projects" in your music folder , and put the music track  inside that folder.

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Lemmings Main / My new video - Exploring a vey exotic glitch
« on: July 16, 2020, 08:17:59 PM »
As my new project ,  I have made a video that contains solutions for eight custom levels ,  that require one of the most exotic glitches , ever existed in any Lemmings game!  ( or maybe the most exotic ? ) . As you can see in the video that glitch due to it's nature , can have several different uses/applications. Prepare for eight levels that push the physics of the game to their limits!

Levels in the video :

The entire geooPkG pack ( by Geoo ) :

(Un)pleasant side effect
One Step Ahead
Reverse effect
Steel in Motion
Cascade
Feet on Fire

"Don't Stop Me Now!" by Geoo ( from the geooPk1 pack )

My level , "Unreachable Heights"

As for the solutions , Geoo has provided me the solution for Cascade. All other solutions are mine!

Many thanks to Geoo who's help , made this video possible! :thumbsup:


Link for the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_pHJiUh_c


Links for the packs/levels:

geooPkG:
http://lemmings-db.camanis.net/levelpack/ag1zfmxlbW1pbmdzLWRichALEglMZXZlbFBhY2sYsAUM/

geooPk1:
http://lemmings-db.camanis.net/levelpack/ag1zfmxlbW1pbmdzLWRichALEglMZXZlbFBhY2sYgRUM/

"Unreachable Heights":
https://www.lemmingsforums.net/index.php?topic=943.msg73901#msg73901

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Hi! Recently , I have made a youtube channel . I have also made some levels for Neolemmix and Lemmix. I would like to record the solutions for these levels (and from whatever other level , I will make in the future), and put them on my channel.

So which program or programs should I use for that?  The program should work well with WIndows 10, should be free, easy to use for someone who is not tech savvy like me,  not have large requirements in terms of system power (unfortunately my laptop is very weak) , and it needs to be able to capture gameplay from Neolemmix, all Lemmix programs and Superlemmini.

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Other Projects / Issues with Custlemmix
« on: April 22, 2020, 09:34:13 PM »
Hi! Recently , I have posted some levels in the ''Lemmix level pack topic" . Some of these have issues in Custlemmix ( owws and water appear misplaced ) . In the ''playtest mode'' of the old Lemmix editor (where I usually play Lemmix levels ) , they appear in their normal position ( as shown in the pictures , I have posted ). For two of my levels ( ''The Crystal Coves'' and ''Now you're stuck (part2)" ) , I had promised when I posted them , that the following days , I will try to release fixed versions of them. So I tried to fix them today , starting with  ''The Crystal Coves''. I fixed easily the water, but I couldn't get the position of the owws right. So I gave up for today.

This is not a large issue for my levels , because it's only aesthetic ( Their gameplay and solutions are not affected ) , but for other levels , it may cause problems in their gameplay . One example is ''Mont Blanc Tunnel" by Clam ( In the Clamspam04 pack ) . That level is impossible in Custlemmix.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also one thing that didn't help , is that I have the "search for lvl files" option on , but for some reason , the program allows me to serch , only for dat files , something that makes playtesting levels in Custlemmix after small changes , difficult.






 

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In Development / Levels by Turrican
« on: March 29, 2020, 11:05:34 PM »
Hi! Now that my second level for Neolemmix is ready I've decided to create this thread. I will not make any levelpack ( I will always post only single levels ) ,so everything I will make for Neolemmix will be in this thread . In this post I will post my second Neolemmix level , and in the following posts , I will put links for my first Neolemmix level and a "Lemmix to Neolemmix" conversion I have made in the past ( I have posted both in the "Random level sharing" topic ).

My second Neolemmix level is called "Shadows in the sky"

I have attached in this post both the level , and the replay of the solution of the level.

The music track for this level is "The moria labyrinth" by D Lusion .
Link fot the track : ( https://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=80874 )

For the music track , create a folder , called "Turrican projects" in your music folder , and put the music track  inside that folder.

EDIT : Uploaded the version 1.04 of the level

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General Discussion / The general football thread
« on: March 05, 2020, 01:38:09 PM »
Hi! Now that the second leg matches of the Champions League matches come close , I've decided to make a thread about my favourite sport , football.

I watch a lot of football the last decade , and I watch several teams . The teams I support is Olympiakos on the league of my country ( Greece ) , and Bayern Munich on the Champions League.

Matches I watch the most are Olympiakos matches for the Greek league ( of course ) , Bayern matches on Bundesliga ( and more ocasionaly , matches from Dortmund and Leipzig ) , Premier league ( I may watch matches from Liverpool ,Tottenham , Arsenal , Manchester City/United and Chelsea ) , and La Liga ( matches from Real/Barcelona/Atletico . My father is a huge Barcelona fan , so we often watch Barca matches together ).

Matches I am looking forward the most the upcoming weeks are ( from the Champions league ) Bayern - Chelsea , PSG - Dortmund , Liverpool - Atletico  , Leipzig - Spurs , Manchester City - Real , Juve - Lyon , Barca - Napoli and from the Europa league , Olympiakos - Wolves .

Which is the team you support ? Which impression it gives you this year , and what are your expectations from your team for this year?

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Hi! This post was inspired by a groupie level on Strato Incendus lemmings world tour levelpack. The level in question was inspired by Clam , and it inspired me to put some thoughts about Clam's level design philosophy, chalenge solutions in general , and how Clam was influenced by the challenges board. Originally I had posted this post in the world tour thread , but it was way off topic so I instead , decided to put it here.

 Original post:

Hi Strato! After seeing the description for the groupie level for Clam, I decided to put here some thoughts about the author, and more importantly to put here a small piece of the lemmingsforums history , back in the beginning of the decade. Personally I joined the forum in 2013. There were several authors whose packs made me solving custom packs , but Clam was the main one and he is still my favourite level designer. This post is not a critique for the groupie level . Unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to try the pack , very probably I will try it next month. This post is just an opportunity to put here some small pieces of the history of the forum.

Clam's main characteristic is that he liked small levels. I remember him saying that he liked to see what you can fit in one screen in terms of level size. Now for the exact quote I need to dig older threads but that's I remember him saying (another older user can correct me if I am wrong here). In any case he seemed fan of the idea that "less is more".

Also the way he designed his level had influences from challenge solutions in the challenges board ( ther were also other authors that had the same phlosophy like Geoo and Tseug). Back in the day almost every old member were participating in the challenges board. Clam was one of the most regular members there. There are still a lot of members here that were regulars in the challenges board, but unfortunately that board is not visited often nowadays because almost everything in terms of records has already been achieved. But you can still have a thread like the "oh!no more challenges" one and you can even make it Neolemmix exclusive if you want.

The vast majority of the challenge solutions were the several records that we have now, but you could setup a challenge solution with adittional requirements if you wanted ( for example: save 100% in the "what an awesome level" without the use of builders ). One characteristic of the challenge solutions is that the concept of a backroute was nonexistent for them . You needed to achieve the record period. For example Alfonz1986 , a regular of the challenge board achieved the world record for Wicked 9 by using a not known before builder trick that took his name afterwards. Ccexplore achieved the same record but with a different method. Both the solutions were legit.

And you could find other stories like this from that board. A newcomer back then named Fernito was browsing the max savings thread and he was stunned because of the "save me" record (78/80 lemmings saved). He was like " save me Is my favourite level and I was proud of my 95% solution . How the 78/80 solution is possible? " And then a regular of the challenges board , Lemsteven, guided him step by step and gave him all the hints needed. Fernito then managed and completed his favourite level with the world record solution. Here is the link for his awesome solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9UTfUNrOU

Also I can't leave a post talking about challenges without posting Geoo's legendary Tame 13 , 1 bulder , save 100% .
link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by3MunMkw1M

Clam not only had been influenced by the challenges board for his design philosophy, but released two packs that were practically challenge solutions.
These were called cstame 1 and 2. These were practically the onml tame levels "challenge edition" . Instead of describing how the challenges are setup he made two packs with challenge levels. There were some easy levels there , but most were pretty challenging. Several of the levels had very strict time limits (because there were practically speedrun challenges) , with most characteristic the final level called "speedrun challenge" and it was tame 20 , but you had to complete it in less than 30 seconds ( and things like framestepping and rewind didn't exist back then ).The pack also had some levels that required the use of glitches in order to be solved. That's was because using glitches was pretty common in challenge and world record solutions back then , and the cstame packs as I said, were challenge solutions. Two examples of glitch levels from these packs were " now you are struck" and "the squares fight back"

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Lemmings Main / Some good lemmings TAS videos I have found
« on: June 13, 2019, 07:04:55 AM »
I made this thread to post some very good lemmings TAS videos I have found. There are already some very good TAS videos that have been discussed in the forum ( by Lord Tom and Gronkling ) , but these are very good too imo , so I decided to post them . These have been made by the youtube users Snc76976 and Yoko ma. Both have made their videos on the snes version , the first one for several levels on the Mayhem and Sunsoft rating and the the second one for the Fun rating and for Tricky 1 - 15 until now.

links for the videos:

Snc76976:

Mayhem 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FzHhyi9zA8
Mayhem 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8-A1TGp2jI
Mayhem 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFEnP6PP8tM
Mayhem 18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBkZ7dP4ZrU
Mayhem 28: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQZshHnD6g
Mayhem 28 second solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkxmQOAyRSU
Sunsoft 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsQiAl8hWWk
Sunsoft 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZCJ5XDlI3A

Yoko ma:

Fun 1-15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMYw2VRiKBE
Fun 16-30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xN7ginTOZQ
Tricky 1-15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8clROJfizY
Tricky 16-30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKE2mzekAgo



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