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[NeoLemmix] Levels by NieSch
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:50:57 pm »
Hi all! I'm new to level making using the great NeoLemmix Level Editor and I've made nine levels so far that I'd like to share.

I'm pre-releasing these nine levels, learn from the feedback, then make more levels and release a small pack of them someday.

Level Name: Cliff Diving
Graphic Set: Dirt (Orig)
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Level Name: Capture Me
Graphic Set: Pillar (Orig)
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Level Name: Liftboy Wanted
Graphic Set: Brick (OhNo)
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Level Name: Pythagolem's Theorem
Graphic Set: Marble (Orig)
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Level Name: Why Worry?
Graphic Set: Bubble (OhNo)
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Level Name: Out of the Frying Pan
Graphic Set: Fire (Orig)
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Level Name: Bashing through the Snow
Graphic Set: Christmas + Snow (OhNo)
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Level Name: Enjoy Yourself
Graphic Set: Crystal (Orig)
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Level Name: The Amazing Rodents
Graphic Set: L2 Circus
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See the attachment for the (latest updates of the) levels.
Edit: attachment deleted. The level pack (20 levels) will be released soon. :)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 04:20:42 pm by NieSch »

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Re: Levels by NieSch
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 11:19:02 pm »
These levels look very nice :thumbsup: I'll definitely be checking them out sometime this week.

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Re: Levels by NieSch
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 06:02:51 pm »
Solved "Liftboy Wanted". :)

I have a basher to spare, so it could be a backroute. I really like the design though. :thumbsup:

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Re: Levels by NieSch
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 06:23:51 pm »
Thanks Nessy and IchoTolot.

Solved "Liftboy Wanted". :)

I have a basher to spare, so it could be a backroute. I really like the design though. :thumbsup:

Well done! Yes, that's a backroute I didn't think of.

Edit: I changed the level to make your backroute impossible. There's now one basher less and one digger more. I can't see how, but I'm sure you'll find a new backroute now by using the digger...:P
« Last Edit: July 22, 2019, 07:11:02 am by NieSch »

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 10:53:26 am »
Hehe, nice! You're not the first to use the Brick teleporter and receiver as lifts! ;) I actually did that for my levels "Sweet Home Alabama" and "House of the Rising Sun", for which I added those teleporters to the Old-Formats version of Brick. This used to be one of the features that were only added for the New-Formats conversions.

Interestingly enoug, I haven't seen any other teleporters aside from the Brick one being used as lifts. I guess it's just down to the association that comes with seeing a teleporter as a part of a wall or a building.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 11:39:51 am »
I guess you're right. I associated them with the lifts from another game I used to play in my childhood: Thunderbirds. Also for the Amiga like the original Lemmings.



The levels you mention look really nice. It's incredible the amount of great levels you all have made. It's like rediscovering Lemmings again. :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 11:51:32 am by NieSch »

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Re: Levels by NieSch
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 06:51:34 pm »
Hey, this one was quite simple. Maybe a backroute?

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 07:37:08 pm »
Oops! I forgot to lock the release rate. Thanks for testing, I'll fix that. ;P

Edit: Fixed and new version uploaded, see attachment to my post above.

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Re: Levels by NieSch
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 08:39:27 pm »
I just did it right on time. :)

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Re: Levels by NieSch
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2019, 08:56:29 pm »
Well done! It's a backroute so it's back to the drawing board for me.;)

Edit: I changed the level slightly.

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Level Name: Pythagolem's Theorem
Graphic Set: Marble (Orig)

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« Last Edit: July 23, 2019, 08:16:18 pm by NieSch »

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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 08:03:29 pm »
It took me a bit, but then I found a solution ;)

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2019, 08:41:38 pm »
I like it! Again, it's not the intended solution, but it's close this time. It leaves the same triangle in the landscape that the title of the level is referring to. So I'm not gonna change the level this time. Thanks again for playing. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2019, 09:02:39 pm »
Ah, that's what the title is referring to. Of course also here in Germany the Pythagorean theorem is well-known :), but I wouldn't have linked this to the level in the way you had in mind. One question: Will these levels be part of a pack?

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2019, 06:09:12 am »
One question: Will these levels be part of a pack?

Yes, I would like to release a small packsome day including these levels. A fun one that's not too hard but still challenging for most players.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 02:51:52 pm by NieSch »

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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 04:52:15 pm »
Can't play it at the moment since I'm off for holidays, but I will make up for it later. Looks nice.

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2019, 05:48:45 pm »
Thanks. Have a nice holiday.

Also, I changed "Pythagolem's Theorem" so that your solution is no longer possible. See the original post for the new attachment.

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Re: Levels by NieSch [pack in the making]
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2019, 09:05:39 am »
Level 6

Level Name: Out of the Frying Pan
Graphic Set: Fire (Orig)

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« Last Edit: July 23, 2019, 08:15:39 pm by NieSch »

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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2019, 02:01:15 pm »
Hello,

I solved one. I'm working hard on the the other two, though (including the new version of Pythagolem's Theorem).

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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2019, 03:20:35 pm »
I solved one. I'm working hard on the the other two, though (including the new version of Pythagolem's Theorem).

I think "Out of the Frying Pan" is the toughest one yet.

Your solution to "Why Worry?" is a backroute again. You avoided those traps cleverly I must say! I'll have to make some changes. :)

Edit: I've added three buttons now. The buttons have to be pressed by lemmings walking by to open the exit. I think this is a really nice NeoLemmix feature that fits the level well. :)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2019, 07:06:44 am by NieSch »

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Re: Levels by NieSch [pack in the making]
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2019, 02:36:14 pm »
Hi, here are my new solutions for the Pythagolem level and Why Worry. I'm quite optimistic that the former isn't that much of a backroute this time. The bubble-level is the very first I ever tried with that button-feature and I must say I like it.

I couldn't solve "Out of the Frying Pan" so far, but that's just a matter of time :-)


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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2019, 03:37:42 pm »
Thanks Swerdis. I really appreciate you playing/testing the levels. :thumbsup:

Although your solution to 'Pythagolem's Theorem' wasn't the intended one, I won't change the level itself this time. Your solution is well done too.

What I did do is try to make the level look a bit less boring and to give an extra hint to the solution(s) by drawing a right-angled triangle and equal sign in the bricks:



Your solution to 'Why Worry?' is still a backroute that I'm not happy with. I changed the level again by moving one of the buttons (and adding 10 lemmings and 30 seconds). See the post above for the new attachments of level and intended solution.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2019, 05:47:10 am by NieSch »

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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2019, 08:56:40 pm »
After lots of attempts I must admit I couldn't crack your new version of "Why Worry". I saved 82, but not the required 85. Since I've got my holidays split this year, I'm off for another week from tomorrow on. When I'm back I'll give it another try, but I guess you will have come up with another level then. :)

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Re: Levels by NieSch [pack in the making]
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2019, 05:18:58 pm »
Has anyone solved "Out of the Frying Pan" yet? I like my intended solution and I hope there are no silly backroutes that I've overlooked. :)

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 06:31:42 pm »
Has anyone solved "Out of the Frying Pan" yet? I like my intended solution and I hope there are no silly backroutes that I've overlooked. :)

I will take a look at the new levels in August. Right now I am a bit busy. ;)

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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 08:14:40 pm »
I will take a look at the new levels in August. Right now I am a bit busy. ;)

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Level 7

Level Name: Bashing through the Snow
Graphic Set: Christmas + Snow (OhNo)

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« Last Edit: July 25, 2019, 09:09:57 am by NieSch »

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2019, 10:31:17 pm »
Hey, I named a level like that in LWT! ^^

Just kidding, there's no copyright on level titles, after all. ;)

Though I'm a little curious: Are you planning to pre-release every single level you make? I don't mean to stop you - it's just that you might find that, when you finally release the complete pack, interest might be somewhat lower than in any other freshly-released pack, because a lot of people have already played every individual level piece-by-piece.
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2019, 05:20:01 am »
Oops, I didn't know there was already a level called "Bashing through the snow" out there. It seemed like the ideal title for a Christmas level to me, of course referring to "Dashing through the snow". Also the main thing in this level is about bashing and the music is Jingle Bells so I really like to keep the title this way. :)

About pre-releasing each level: I will pre-release two more (crystal and rock) and then learn from the feedback I get. After that I'm planning to make more levels and someday release the whole (small) pack at once.
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Re: [NeoLemmix] Levels by NieSch [pack in the making]
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2019, 11:24:23 am »
Level 8

Level Name: Enjoy Yourself
Graphic Set: Crystal (Orig)

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I'm sure there must be a lot of possible solutions for this one. Attached is just one of them. :)
« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 07:23:23 am by NieSch »


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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2019, 04:53:40 pm »
Thanks! :)

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Levels by NieSch [pack in the making]
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2019, 09:20:11 pm »
Finally played some levels :)

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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2019, 06:09:20 am »
Thanks Nessy! :)

About your solutions:

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Edit: New version of Why Worry?:

« Last Edit: July 30, 2019, 01:53:13 pm by NieSch »

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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2019, 09:17:10 am »
This is the last level I will pre-release so I'll soon stop :spam: -ming. ;)

It's just a silly and easy one.

Level Name: The Amazing Rodents
Graphic Set: L2 Circus

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Enjoy! :)

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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2019, 12:09:12 am »
Fun little level! I especially enjoyed the Lemmings you made from the terrain performing several tasks. The one with the barbells in the center was my favorite :)

Attached my solution below.