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"Block Shortage" by Henri

added 17 Nov 2005 00:28
Shortest Solution
NameSpeed Record
Length471 moves
On07 Oct 2022 12:35

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20925 Block Shortage noname (559) Fri 07 Oct 2022 12:35 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 471 moves (old: 473).
7768 Block Shortage Henri (1214) Sun 25 Mar 2007 06:30  
  I've been a bit behind with the different versions, and just replayed this one only to see that I hadn't even seen Erik's cook before. I found it pretty neat, actually (wouldn't call it 'boring'), and I think that having one version for the original (cook doesn't work) and one version for the cook (original solution doesn't work) is perfectly fine.

In summary, variations lose a lot of importance if there's one specific solution that works in all of them, and Erik's solution is different enough to justify a modification.
7767 Block Shortage mm (690) Sat 24 Mar 2007 23:06  
  Hi Henri, I guess it's up to you to solve or comment the problems we're acutally having with our mods of your wonderful original level?! Could you please let us students know what the great master thinks about our work?

Thanks! ;-)
7093 Block Shortage Eric119 (921) Thu 12 Oct 2006 00:20 SPOILER
  Added solution "Another cook":
You can use the hugbot as a spare block.
6930 Block Shortage Mom1 (1051) Sat 09 Sep 2006 12:12  
  I FINALLY got it. Thanks for the hints.
6929 Block Shortage Doom (371) Sat 09 Sep 2006 12:04  
  No problem, go ahead. I actually have an improved v2 in my level directory that varies the beginning a bit and tries to fix the biggest cooks of this version.

However, there are still some ways to solve it trivially that I didn't manage to fix, so I've not uploaded it.
6928 Block Shortage mm (690) Fri 08 Sep 2006 19:46  
  Doom, do you mind if I'd make a mod of this level?
6924 Block Shortage KWM (603) Fri 08 Sep 2006 14:04 SPOILER
  Ok, I don't want to give it all away at once so I'll be a little cryptic. After you connect the wires for the red switch there's only one spot where you'll be able to stand to push the button. So first, you'll have to fill that in with something. Where should you stand to push it into place? You can't do it alone. Is there someone who could help you put things in the right spot at the right time?

P.S. please use the spoiler check box when discussing solutions
6922 Block Shortage mom (607) Fri 08 Sep 2006 10:05  
  Thanks for the comment to "The other Mom" but I had that part, still can't get my brain around the red switch. Really want to get this one to see the amazing solution by Doom and the cooks. BTW I noticed there are actually 3 Moms having problems here. It must really be a "MoM" thing. Maybe my 4 year old can get it. Thanks in advance.
6918 Block Shortage KWM (603) Thu 07 Sep 2006 16:11 SPOILER
  Without going into too much detail: If you use the D and Y keys you'll see that the green slider will make the exit appear. To get the slider in place you'll have to manipulate the stop signs. So you'll need safe passage to the buttons that control those stop signs.
6917 Block Shortage Mom1 (1051) Thu 07 Sep 2006 12:09  
  O.K. maybe it's a mom thing but I have also had a complete brain freeze with this level. I agree with the other mom, ANY SMALL hint would be more than a little appreciated at this point. PLEASE!!!
6794 Block Shortage mom (607) Wed 16 Aug 2006 10:20  
  This Mom Still needs help. Maybe a bigger hint. I must be totally missing something....maybe a brain.
5042 Block Shortage mom (826) Fri 20 Jan 2006 22:06  
  Is there any way to get a hint on this level. I feel like there has to be something that I'm just not getting?
5032 Block Shortage noname (559) Sun 15 Jan 2006 04:17 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 473 moves (old: 616).
4813 Block Shortage mm (690) Wed 07 Dec 2005 18:26 SPOILER
  Great level, this was a challenge! I cooked it like mjn and estatin and was really surprised by Doom's amazing original solution.
4802 Block Shortage estatin (325) Sat 03 Dec 2005 08:02 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 616 moves (old: 655).
4717 Block Shortage Doom (371) Thu 17 Nov 2005 11:19 SPOILER
  Yes, that's a cook. I'll try to fix it, but right now I have no idea how to do it.
4716 Block Shortage mjn (118) Thu 17 Nov 2005 05:02 SPOILER
  P.S. That's a great trick down below with the hole next to the red switch. Took me a good long time to think of that...
4715 Block Shortage mjn (118) Thu 17 Nov 2005 05:00 SPOILER
  Cooked, I believe: if you use the blue and green switches on the first part, you can trap the hugbot between two stop signs and have him push the green steel himself, making it unnecessary to murder him.
4714 Block Shortage mjn (118) Thu 17 Nov 2005 04:51 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 655 moves (old: 793).
4712 Block Shortage Doom (371) Thu 17 Nov 2005 00:28  
  'Block Shortage' uploaded by Doom:
This should be more difficult to cook.