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Lemmings Main / Re: Looking for info on "book club" PC Lemmings
« on: December 10, 2023, 03:43:44 PM »
That's really cool :)

I don't know how rare this is, but it definitely seems like few if any mentions of this specific version exist on the web, which I feel would boost it's price.

Maybe Justin Castle would know something about it? Justin wrote a book about the ports of Lemmings:

If info exists about this version, maybe it's in that book. I had a pdf of it. I think the author shared it on these forums at some point (link is now dead). Unfortunately, that hard drive with my pdf failed, so I can't check for you.

Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 10, 2023, 03:18:19 PM »
I replayed Jolly Roger with the new terrain piece. I feel like I'm getting closer to the intended solution, but it's still definitely a back route. I have three variations of essentially the same path, just using different skills.

Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 10, 2023, 05:29:46 AM »
Both solutions are intended, though you made your life much harder on the second one

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Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 10, 2023, 04:57:49 AM »
I replayed some more revisions. Brick or Treat and Where No Lem Has Gone Before are solved as indented, I think. Both very nice levels 8-)

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Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 07, 2023, 01:32:04 AM »
I replayed kaywhyn's revisions. I'm still stuck on R1, but here's R2 and R3.

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Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 06, 2023, 12:29:54 AM »
Intended solution to my R2!

Yay! Good good.

I played through the rule 3 levels. I'm still stuck on level 3, but the others are complete.

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Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 05, 2023, 03:01:36 AM »
@kaywhyn, @Armani

Ooo, interesting changes. I will give these levels another try soon.

Attached are my replays for the rule 2 submissions:

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Contests / Re: Level Design Contest #29 - Playing Phase (Discussion Topic)
« on: December 03, 2023, 10:53:46 PM »
I played through the Rule 1 submissions. Attached is a replay for Tensegrity, Brick or Treat, and A-MAZE-ing Brick House Evacuation. (I'll come back to level 3)

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Lemmings Main / Re: Looking for info on "book club" PC Lemmings
« on: November 26, 2023, 08:23:38 PM »
Interesting. I found a forum post on that references The Home Computer Club, which I think is a UK based, PC game subscription magazine. A forum member said they got their copy of lemmings from this company, and their disc had "book club" just like yours. However, this is for Atari ST, not IBM/Tandy. Everything I find related to The Home Computer Club is specifically NOT IBM/Tandy.

Video from The Laird's Lair describing this club: discussion: (See attached png for exact comment)

Is there any way you can play the discs to find out if they have the specific changes Namida mentioned? If they do, it could make this copy pretty special. If it doesn't, I'm guessing this company just redistributed a normal copy of Lemmings with their own label.

Lemmings Main / Re: Looking for info on "book club" PC Lemmings
« on: November 26, 2023, 02:26:36 AM »
Neat! Here's a little more info here on this post from 10 years ago:

Some of the links here are dead, but the neatest thing about this version seems to be it has a couple of exclusive levels. I have played these levels, but I didn't realize they were from this version, so that's kinda cool.

In terms of price, I'm really not sure. It is a limited time version of Lemmings, but I'm not sure how much that boosts the price. Someone is selling a lone floppy of the Atari ST Book Club version on Ebay for $90 USD, but that seems kinda insane to me without the box or manual or anything. A standard boxed copy of IBM lemmings is in the ballpark of $35 I think. So maybe, a complete boxed copy of Book Club IBM Lemmings is something like $50-65? That would be my guess.

Lemmings Main / Re: Lemmings Title Font
« on: November 19, 2023, 02:59:41 AM »
I looked into that too when helping out with the NeoLemmix menu redesign. I made the title graphic in NeoLemmix using a font called Cooper. It may also go by Cooper Black, Cooper STD. The actual font used for the original box art is likely hand drawn original font art and not like a digital font one could just download and use. Most Psygnosis games have beautiful box arts with equally beautiful font art. While it's probably pretty easy to find the artist for Lemmings' box art, I'm not sure if that same person did the title font. Not sure.

Cooper gets kinda close. You may search for cooper-like fonts to find one closer, ones with thick rounded serifs. You could probably warp and stretch Cooper to get it pretty darn perfect. I think Cooper is an adobe font. I have an old copy of photoshop, so it probably came with that. However, I'm sure there's other ways to get it.

Ah, gotcha. Yeah, it's my scaling, but I can't really set it at 100% because text is unreadably small on that setting. I could change my resolution to 1920x1080 w/ 100% scaling, but that's a pain to do every time I load NeoLemmix.

I poked around for a bit and found a fix for me:

Right click the NeoLemmix exe
Click "Properties"
Click the "Compatibility" Tab
Click "Change high DPI settings"
Check "Override high DPI scaling behavior"
Select "System or System (Enhanced)" from the dropdown right under the above option.
Click Ok, then Apply, Launch the exe

This makes the text less crisp because I assume it disables the High DPI font in game, but I think I prefer that over changing my res.

Thanks for linking that post! I figured this was probably a Windows issue rather than a NeoLemmix issue. This isn't the first time an app has given me issues because my 4K screen. Windows handles that stuff very poorly IMO :P I basically can't use my old version of photoshop on my laptop (on high rez) because of stuff like this lol. Thanks Microsoft.

Hmmm... I just did some more clicking. I still can't get the arrows to do anything, but I discovered clicking on the lines to the right of the arrows which connect to the group names actually does unfurl the group. However, even clicking the lines is very difficult. I have to be very specific with my cursor placement compared to previous versions.

I'm not sure why my installation is acting different lol. Does NeoLemmix have some sort of dependency that might be out of date on my system? Something like DirectX, XNA, or some C++/# redistributable? Also just updated my Windows to see if that was a problem.

Here's a video that hopefully shows what I'm looking at. In it, I try clicking the arrows for a bit, then I click on the lines. When I click on the arrows, the list flashes a bit like it's trying to refresh, but nothing changes.

The arrows that are collapsed look greyed out if that helps any. The arrows for the group that is open is noticeably darker compared to the collapsed groups.

Sorry if this is a duplicate or already known:

I've just downloaded the V12.12.4 player. I've ran into an issue with the Level Select window. In the hierarchy view of the various packs and subgroups, the little arrows that usually unfurl the groups do not seem to work. I used to be able to click on the little arrows and the group unfurls. Now, I have to select the group in the hierarchy, close the level select window, open the level select window again, and the group I selected will be unfurled. I have to repeat this process every time I want to see the levels within another group.

Attached is a picture of what my hierarchy looks like. It doesn't look any different, beyond the new high DPI font, which maybe makes the arrows a bit smaller? Maybe the hitbox has changed, making them unclickable?

I'm trying this on my Windows 10 laptop, which has a 4K display. I don't have access to my desktop right now, so I can't test on that until this weekend. I tried changing my resolution and UI scaling to see if that fixes the issues, but it behaves the same.

NeoLemmix Levels / Re: [NeoLemmix] Zemmings Complete V3.3
« on: March 13, 2022, 05:10:25 PM »
Version 3.4 is uploaded. This version is bug fixes only. If you've downloaded and installed the patch in my previous post, you basically have version 3.4. There were no more additional changes.

Change log:

Backroute fixes:
1-5 The Story of One Pick Lemmy
2-2 Think Vertical Thoughts
3-3 Fort Nimbus
3-8 The Vood Mirror

All of these changes are very subtle, but close off various back routes. Thanks to Apjjm and kaywhyn for their feedback!

A note on kaywhyn's solution for the patched 2-2 in their LP:
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