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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #105 on: June 27, 2020, 02:45:26 am »
I solved 13 and eliminated swimmers, and WillLem has gotten the remaining skills down to 3 of each. I am far from confident this is the final result, but don't feel like looking at it any more tonight, after spending a long time getting most of the talismans in this rank.

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #106 on: June 28, 2020, 02:50:42 am »
Here's seperate eliminations for Bashers and Fencers on Tricksy 13. I still haven't had much of a look at Platformers and Builders yet.

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #107 on: June 28, 2020, 02:52:12 am »
Some activity on the Pandemonium rank in discord tonight:

1 "Lemmina City Steel Facility" - No result
2 "Milkshake Party" - 5 walkers, 1 shimmier, 1 climber, 1 glider, 1 stacker, 1 fencer, 1 digger, 1 cloner
3 "Nightmare on Lem Street III" - No result
4 "Lemgate" - No result
5 "The Cherry Cola Conundrum" - 1 basher, 1 digger
6 "L-Pop" - None
7 "Falling Forever Part II" - 2 climbers, 1 floater, 1 glider, 1 platformer, 1 builder, 1 stacker, 1 cloner
8 "Staircase To Nowhere III" - 11 walkers, 3 builders, 5 stackers
9 "With a Twist of Lemmina Please" - 3 walkers, 1 climber, 1 glider, 2 blockers, 3 platformers, 1 stacker, 1 fencer, 2 cloners
10 "I'll Just Wait Here, Shall I?" - 1 walker, 3 platformers, 1 stacker, 1 fencer, 1 cloner
11 "Mary Poppins' Land II" - 7 platformers, 1 builder
12 "Erm..." - No result
13 "Constellations II" - No result
14 "Save Us!" - 14 stackers
15 "Nothing is Impossible" - 7 builders, 1 basher, 8 diggers
16 "Rendezvous at the Mountain Part II" - None
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 03:54:12 pm by Proxima »

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #108 on: June 28, 2020, 07:44:03 pm »
Here's seperate eliminations for Bashers and Fencers on Tricksy 13. I still haven't had much of a look at Platformers and Builders yet.

Genuinely love these solutions - excellent work! :lemcat: :thumbsup:

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2020, 11:04:06 pm »
I can solve Milkshake Party with 5 walkers of the 8 given, plus everything else, so:
5 walkers, 1 each of shimmier, climber, glider, platformer, builder, stacker, fencer, digger, cloner.

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #110 on: June 29, 2020, 01:35:56 am »
* Milkshake Party, no platformer (essentially the same solution works for no builder; the platformer will stop just before the screen edge)
* Staircase to Nowhere, 11 walkers
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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #111 on: June 29, 2020, 03:51:23 am »
And, I took a look at Builders and Platformers on Tricksy 13 now. I'm pretty sure this is optimal for both - 1 of each.

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #112 on: June 29, 2020, 09:47:33 am »
I thought I might download Lemminas again and have a go at these too.

I'm pleased to announce that Lemminas' largest level, Pandemonium 16 (Rendezvous at the Mountain Part II) can be confirmed as None. The quantity of Cloner Pickups and the save requirement are a big giveaway here. Another big giveaway can be seen in my no disarmers replay to save the cloners. I did forget to attach the replay for no stacker/no basher, but hey, this is so easy to work round right?

This just leaves 1, 3, 4, 12, and 13. I've looked at WillLem's solutions from the download and have recorded his results. Here they are for reference.

1: 1 glider, 5 platformers, 3 bashers, 1 climber, 4 builders, 1 cloner, 1 digger
3: 2 diggers, 2 climbers, 2 floaters, 4 builders, 2 miners, 4 bashers, 4 platformers, 4 walkers, 4 fencers.
4: 2 basher, 2 fencer, 1 stacker, 1 blocker, 1 builder, 3 walkers, 1 miner, 1 digger.
12: 1 miner, 1 basher, 2 fencers, 1 builder, 2 walkers, 1 stacker
13: 19 builders, 2 climbers, 2 gliders, 10 platformers, 4 stackers, 4 bashers, 5 walkers.
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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #113 on: June 30, 2020, 05:28:39 am »
I had a look at Nightmare On Lem Street III this evening. I've eliminated everything except 1 Floater and 1 Builder (see attached replays). This level hasn't been very popular so far, but it was great to SYCLW, and it's still one of my pack favourites!

Anyways, it seems that the results for Pandemonium so far are these:

1 "Lemmina City Steel Facility" - 1 glider, 5 platformers, 3 bashers, 1 climber, 4 builders, 1 cloner, 1 digger
2 "Milkshake Party" - 5 walkers, 1 shimmier, 1 climber, 1 glider, 1 stacker, 1 fencer, 1 digger, 1 cloner
3 "Nightmare on Lem Street III" - 1 floater, 1 builder
4 "Lemgate" - 2 basher, 2 fencer, 1 stacker, 1 blocker, 1 builder, 3 walkers, 1 miner, 1 digger
5 "The Cherry Cola Conundrum" - 1 basher, 1 digger
6 "L-Pop" - None
7 "Falling Forever Part II" - 2 climbers, 1 floater, 1 glider, 1 platformer, 1 builder, 1 stacker, 1 cloner
8 "Staircase To Nowhere III" - 11 walkers, 3 builders, 5 stackers
9 "With a Twist of Lemmina Please" - 3 walkers, 1 climber, 1 glider, 2 blockers, 3 platformers, 1 stacker, 1 fencer, 2 cloners
10 "I'll Just Wait Here, Shall I?" - 1 walker, 3 platformers, 1 stacker, 1 fencer, 1 cloner
11 "Mary Poppins' Land II" - 7 platformers, 1 builder
12 "Erm..." - 1 miner, 1 basher, 2 fencers, 1 builder, 2 walkers, 1 stacker
13 "Constellations II" - 19 builders, 2 climbers, 2 gliders, 10 platformers, 4 stackers, 4 bashers, 5 walkers
14 "Save Us!" - 14 stackers
15 "Nothing is Impossible" - 7 builders, 1 basher, 8 diggers
16 "Rendezvous at the Mountain Part II" - None

I'm pretty happy to call most of these for now; I'll have another look at 13 tomorrow evening because that one seems to be another troublesome one that people don't like, and those results are almost certainly improvable.

Massive thanks again to everyone who's contributed to these so far.

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #114 on: June 30, 2020, 10:07:01 am »
I had a look at Nightmare On Lem Street III this evening. I've eliminated everything except 1 Floater and 1 Builder (see attached replays). This level hasn't been very popular so far, but it was great to SYCLW, and it's still one of my pack favourites!

Darn. I did this earlier this morning and forgot to check the forum. I've ended up with the same result too. Your Gold Talisman replay certainly came in handy. ;)

12 "Erm..." - 1 miner, 1 basher, 2 fencers, 1 builder, 2 walkers, 1 stacker
13 "Constellations II" - 19 builders, 2 climbers, 2 gliders, 10 platformers, 4 stackers, 4 bashers, 5 walkers

I made improvements to both these levels. My results are below. My zip compressor program expired so I'll just put up my best ones. At least I was able to get the talisman replays. Still, I'll need to find another one, probably PeaZip or something like that. :P

12: 1 miner, 1 fencer, 1 builder, 1 walker.
13: 8 builders, 1 stacker, 2 bashers.

1 walker replay attached for 12.

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Several replays for 13, including a no platformer solution. 8) I've had no luck on levels 1 and 4 I'm afraid.
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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2020, 06:22:47 pm »
Thanks for these results, Minim. I'm quite happy to go ahead and post what we have so far on the Lemminas Records page. Of course, if anyone finds any improvements in the meantime I'll be sure to add them in.

My zip compressor program expired so I'll just put up my best ones. At least I was able to get the talisman replays. Still, I'll need to find another one, probably PeaZip or something like that. :P

I recommend 7Zip, that one seems to be the most user-friendly of the bunch and allows you to extract directly from context menu to basically wherever you want.

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #116 on: July 02, 2020, 02:02:05 am »
Totals for Pandemonium: 27 Builders, 25 Stackers, 19 Platformers, 14 Walkers, 12 Diggers, 9 Bashers, 6 Cloners, 6 Fencers, 5 Climbers, 4 Gliders, 3 Blockers, 2 Miners, 2 Floaters, 1 Shimmier

I've also posted some interesting statistics regarding the SYCLW here!

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #117 on: July 02, 2020, 03:26:07 am »
Why the hurry? You knew I was still working on this. I'm sorry I couldn't finish the rank at your pace, but I do have a life outside Lemmings >:(

I've got Lemgate down to 1 walker, 1 builder, 1 stacker, which is a result I'm happy with. The builder is obviously necessary; the other two very likely are but it's not absolutely certain.

As for the rest: Haven't solved 1 yet. 3 is clearly unimprovable. I looked at 12 without finding anything. On 13, the bashers are obviously necessary since you don't start with enough skills to avoid the pickups. I was able to eliminate the stacker. Optimising builders remains to be done; I'll save this for another day.
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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #118 on: July 02, 2020, 02:00:04 pm »
I've got Lemgate down to 1 walker, 1 builder, 1 stacker, which is a result I'm happy with.

Nicely done! Some very clever solutions here. I've updated the records accordingly (including 0 Stackers for 13).

I wanted to upload the records as they were yesterday simply because I had some time to do so. I expect further improvements will happen, I don't think any set of SYCLW results is "final!" 8-) ;P

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Re: [NeoLemmix] Skills you can't live without
« Reply #119 on: July 03, 2020, 08:05:34 am »
My zip compressor program expired so I'll just put up my best ones. At least I was able to get the talisman replays. Still, I'll need to find another one, probably PeaZip or something like that. :P

I recommend 7Zip, that one seems to be the most user-friendly of the bunch and allows you to extract directly from context menu to basically wherever you want.

Thanks for the help, but I found PeaZip. :) It might be slow, but at least it gets the job done for me. I might look into 7ZIP if PeaZip starts letting me down.

Meanwhile, WillLem and I started on MiniLems/Taxing:

1 "Watch out, there's traps about" - 1 builder
2 "Heaven can wait (we hope!!!!)" - 4 builders, 1 digger
3 "Lend a helping hand...." - 7 builders
4 "Compression Method 1" - 1 bomber, 1 blocker, 1 basher
5 "The ascending pillar scenario" - 6 builders
6 "Livin' On The Edge" - 5 builders, 1 basher

It's possible that 5 and 6 in particular may be improvable.

Good start. Great job getting Taxing 2 down to 4 builders! Containing the crowd without builders and blockers is always tricky.
I've done all of Taxing before I saw this post, and am currently working through the whole of Mayhem. I have improved Taxing 5 to 5 builders. Replay attached in the bundle containing all the other harder (or longer) challenges. 6 is very annoying indeed, particularly for no bashers so try avoiding improvements to that one. :P

Here are the rest of my results:

7: 1 builder, 1 basher
8: 7 builders
9: 5 builders
10: 7 builders, 2 bashers
11: 16 builders
12: 15 builders
13: 4 builders
14: 6 builders
15: 2 bombers, 6 builders
16: 5 floaters, 5 builders

Because 11 is so long and involves switches, I can't be bothered improving the builder count here. The 16-builder result is in my 0 digger solution. I thought it would be best to try eliminating the other skills first (or at least get everything down to 1, if not, a single digit) before uploading them. 16 is also likely to be improvable.
Musical fact: All of Tim Wright's compositions for Original Lemmings are 125 BPM.