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MazuLems - Converted for new formats
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:31:05 PM »
For those who aren't familiar with it, MazuLems is a very highly-regarded pack of 30 levels made by Martin Zurlinden, back in the very early days of Lemmings fan content. Much of MazuLems still holds up even by today's standards - if perhaps a bit easier than the average pack these days.

As well as the 30 main levels of MazuLems, this download also contains two levels that were originally in MazuLems but were later replaced.

Download: https://www.neolemmix.com/download.php?program=40

All levels are confirmed solvable in NL 12.4.0. Although, as with all NeoLemmix conversions, the original solution to "It's A Magical World" no longer works and you'll need to find a new one.

EDIT: Updated; requires NL V12.7.0 or higher.
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Re: MazuLems - Converted for new formats
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 06:26:34 PM »
Thanks for this pack. I finished it today and uploaded my solutions. There are some decent levels in it, though I think it's probably the only pack that gets easier towards the end :-) For me, the hardest levels were 9 ("Holy Cow!") and  16 ("It's a Magical World").

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Re: MazuLems - Converted for new formats
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 10:50:33 AM »
Holy Cow is indeed a very hard level. At the time MazuLems was created, it was even more so, as the main trick - quite commonplace nowdays - was entirely unheard of back then.

It's A Magical World, the original intended solution actually doesn't work on NeoLemmix (and there's no way to make it work, as it relies on a glitch in DOS Lemmings - the "magic" the title is referring to) - and this level nearly got removed from the NeoLemmix version as a result, until I discovered that it's still possible to solve with an entirely different solution, and a very interesting challenge in the process.

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Re: MazuLems - Converted for new formats
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 09:27:54 PM »
Updated to address the "some levels expect simple autosteel but don't have it" issue that also affected the official game conversions.

Affected levels are "Can You Dig It?", "It's A Magical World" and "Meet & Greet".

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 03:41:35 AM »
I solved all the levels.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 12:15:00 AM »
Quoting this from DireKrow's review topic, since I'd like to leave that as a space for DireKrow to post his reviews.

MazuLems is turning out to be an awesome pack, looking at these reviews. I was put off it quite early by a massively difficult level: would anyone be up for doing a MazuLems Redux which re-orders the levels into general difficulty order? This might be a good idea for this pack...

I don't think we should make it a separate pack, but I think we should consider updating MazuLems with the levels arranged in difficulty order. (We wouldn't be able to agree on an exact order, but if a few of us put forth suggestions, we could combine them into a pretty reasonable order.) Despite the pack's age, it is still a good recommendation for new players, but the levels being unordered really hurts it.

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 12:33:58 AM »
I would be in support of re-ordering a bit it for the purposes of promoting it as a beginner pack. Though part of me generally doesn't like doing stuff to other people's work without their blessing, too.
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