Author Topic: [NL]Holiday GigaLems 2016 "The Harsh Winter" - Yay another post holiday release!  (Read 13301 times)

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Offline ericderkovits

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I still don't understand this. Yes 1-6 and  5-11 both use kiwi but the only style I have in the style folder is lm_tundra.  both those 2 levels open for me. and I don't have a levels folder either.
Never had to use the NXPextractor.


anyways I uploaded the Gigalems 2016 to my Dropbox and then tested it in a new folder. It works so just make another Gigalems 2016 folder and download this rar file and extract it to the new folder.

Gigalems 2016 dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/okicywcxjnt4k55/AADAa7YkCaC4BEDti2uksd0ra?dl=1

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Ok, thanks. You might not had to, but the .nxpextractor is still quite helpful in order to see what's possibly causing the problem as well as to compare differences in the files. In your .nxp, there were way more files than the one I had, 150 compared to only around 115. It appears that the issue was related to the NL player I was using. v10.13 does work, but only after I rebuilt the .nxp and even then both 1-6 and 5-11 crashed due to complaining about not being able to load kiwi.dat. This likely means that the style hasn't been updated to work with the latest Old Formats version. However, yours uses v10.12.12-C, which doesn't cause any problems. In any case, my download had the exact same files as yours. It seems that it was simply a NL player version incompatibility, where upon loading with v10.13 that it threw a warning that the pack hasn't been tested and that one should use v10.12.12-C. Tried looking for this NL player version, but I can't find it anywhere. Thanks for this.

Indeed, I tested my download of the pack and used your NL player. Everything loads just fine. This therefore confirms that there's nothing wrong with my download. Just that it doesn't work on the latest Old Formats NL player and that the version to use is 10.12.12-C. It's quite a specific one. Thanks again.

@Gigalem Played the first level and all I can say is wow, the pack's already starts off brutally difficult. Will report back later with how I get on.

Edit: First level solved. Nope, it's not that hard at all, but the fact that the pack already starts off harder than normal should be a big sign that this pack is much harder than your Holiday 2015 pack which I just finished solving last week. I apparently haven't learned my lesson from LPI :crylaugh: Anyway, I'll continue later on in several hours as it's quite late where I am.
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Ok, I'm currently up at Shivering 6, and it appears we have a case of an impossible level. Either that or I'm just a dumb dumb. I would like to think it's the former. Darn shame, because this was a pretty good pack up until I hit this seemingly impossible level before my eyes.

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I guess with this I'm not going to be playing anymore of the pack until I'm told that it's indeed solvable or when it's fixed if it turns out to be indeed impossible. Along with this, it would be nice to get confirmation of if any other levels are impossible as well. 
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Offline GigaLem

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Did a quick fix to shivering 6, new link in first post.
edit:I had to fix the link since I uploaded the wrong file

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Thanks for the quick fix, Gigalem! :thumbsup: I have confirmed that Shivering 6 is now possible, so I can continue with the pack. If you can check the other levels in the pack past Shivering 6 and confirm solvability that would be great as well. However, I understand that you're currently busy getting your Millas stuff ready for release, and so no worries if you can't. It's just that I hate to be hit later on with another impossible level, so confirmation from you would be nice. This is a great pack and I'm enjoying it quite a lot ;)
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Season greetings, everyone! Back to play another Christmas pack. I recently solved all of Gigalem's 2015 Holiday pack. Now I'm doing the follow-up pack, Gigalem's Holiday 2016 pack.

All rightie, I have solved up through the third rank. I'm back with some replays. The zip file contains my replays from Snuggly 1 up through Frigid 12. Except for Shivering 6, which you have already fixed, everything so far is solvable. That just leaves 24 levels that need checking to see if they are still possible. So really, I have already done most of the work for you :P

This is a really great pack so far. Definitely better and only slightly harder than your previous one, your 2015 Christmas pack which I recently solved everything. Then again, this is just for the first three ranks. I still need to do the final two ranks.

Snuggly Rank Feedback (click to show/hide)

Shivering Rank Feedback (click to show/hide)

Frigid Rank Feedback (click to show/hide)

24 more levels to go! I'm really enjoying the pack ;) Great job so far. I will post again when I finish the rest of the pack.
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It has been done. All 60 levels solved, and, except for Shivering 6 which was impossible due to an oversight and went unnoticed for almost 4 years since the pack's release (mostly because no one has played through the pack, and so I couldn't had known about the level being impossible) and has since been fixed by Gigalem, I have confirmed that the pack is 100% possible. All 60 of my replays are attached. I've already given feedback on the first 3 ranks, so this post will be for the last 2 ranks.

For the most part, I felt the levels got easier after the Frigid rank. In contrast to the Frigid rank, the Glacial rank overall was easier, but it still took a while to get through it. The Krampus rank itself is definitely the most difficult rank of the pack, mostly due to a lot of the levels being huge. It's also the final rank, so it makes perfect sense.

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Krampus Rank Feedback (click to show/hide)

Overall, an excellent pack which I definitely like way more than your Holiday 2015 pack. The Holiday 2015 pack was great too, but your Holiday 2016 pack is even better IMO. These levels were far more satisfying to figure out and solve. I believe with the completion of solving this pack, I have now played all of your very old packs for Old Formats or older. I will be giving your Festival Millas packs a look-see soon! The ones that are released I haven't played at all yet. 
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