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Offline Simon

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xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:32:21 am »
Hello,

just in time for the festive season, Forestidia and I present xmas2018! This is a holiday-themed singleplayer pack for Lix with 24 levels, including one by Raymanni.

Get it: Download newest version of Lix, xmas2018 has been included since Lix version 0.9.22. Look in the folder levels/single/misc/.

Ideas behind the pack: This season is about love and caring. You don't have to implode, cube, or kill lix: In these levels, all lix must be saved. The 24 levels stand for the 24 days until Christmas. You can play one level per day, or try to solve them all in a single sitting. It's your choice.

Have some hot chocoloate and enjoy the pack!

-- Simon



Advent Calendar
The first level of the pack. 24 little doors with 24 little surprises.



Decorate the Tree
Join us in the homely living room. The holiday porcupine can't wait to see your newest tree stylings.



Home Time for Santa
Santa has delivered all the presents. The cookies were tasty. Let's help him leave the house through the chimney.



Docked at the North Pole
Join the expedition to Santa's home in the icy north.



Three Wise Visitors
Earlier, you've guided the Three Wise (Wo)Men through the desert. Now they must agree where to meet in the shed.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 09:05:05 am by Simon »

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed Lix pack with 24 levels
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 01:01:12 am »
Oh wow! :thumbsup: Looks very nice and inviting and most certainly in season, very enticing already w/o even playing anything yet.  Love the idea of no-kill (the original Xmas Lemmings sort of have that same idea too but didn't quite go as far, they merely kept the levels hazard-free as I recall) and other references like the 24 to align with the holiday spirit. :tal-gold:  (hmm, wonder if we should add some new holiday-themed emoticons......)

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 05:40:06 pm »
:lix-blush: I will definitely be playing one per day so I'll comment on the levels later.

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 05:48:56 pm »
Impressive, Simon! I haven't seen anyone "painting" with level tiles in Lix so far, only in NeoLemmix.
Ghost Lemmings - help us test a possible new NeoLemmix skill!
My packs so far:
Lemmings World Tour, my music-themed flagship pack, 320 levels, JUST RELEASED!
Paralems, a more flavour-driven one, 150 levels
Pit Lems, a more puzzly one, 100 levels
Lemmicks, a pack for NeoLemmix 1.43 full of gimmicks, 170 levels

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 08:52:40 pm »
This looks great!
I'll probably stream a playthrough tomorrow around 16:30 UTC (2.5 hours before the multiplayer session) and see how far I get.

EDIT: Playthrough videos online for 14 days: https://www.twitch.tv/dont_delete_my_account/videos
Had to make a new twitch account because my old one apparently got deleted for no reason.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 10:36:57 pm by geoo »

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 09:42:33 pm »
Here are my replays. ;)

I think I still found a few little backroutes. :P

Btw: The update zip you linked for Win 64bit has the folder named "lix-V.0.9.22" instead of just "lix" so instead of just extracting and overwriting I had to manually merge after extracting. Don't know if this was intended, so I'm reporting it. :P Before that I just had to extract and overwrite.

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 11:20:07 pm »
Thanks for the replays, Icho.
Feedback to the replays (click to show/hide)

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Re: xmas2018: Holiday-themed pack with 24 levels
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 05:07:12 am »
Thanks for all the nice feedback! :lix-grin:

I'm happy about the looks, too. Raymanni designed the Holiday set in 2017 and I've always wanted to show its quality. It mixes well even with the other drawing styles. Indeed, painting in Lix's finer physics resolution seems harder than in NeoLemmix, but I'm glad it's still possible.

Right, the 1993/1994 Holiday Lemmings levels didn't allow hazards by tileset design. Those levels had a feeling of homeliness, we've tried to recapture that.

When Forestidia showed me Advent Calendar, I immediately knew that this had to be among the preview images. :lix-grin: But for long, it was sorted second among the 24 levels. Only very late in development, we sorted it first, where it really belongs -- the entire pack is an advent calendar after all.

I've spent far more time than expected on xmas2018 and realized how much care is behind the maintenance of packs with ≥ 100 levels.


-- Simon
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 10:06:07 am by Simon »