Magnum Opus Challenge

Launch The Codex of Alchemical Engineering :: Magnum Opus Challenge (640×480)

If you haven’t played The Codex of Alchemical Engineering you definitely do not want to play this game. It will destroy you.

A few notes about the game:

  • This time around, all levels are unlocked; they will be marked as you complete them and can be done in any order.
  • The music playing this time is Greendjohn’s “Nights and Day”, which you can find here on jamendo.com.
  • v1.01: Fixed bug that deleted Baron Wheels when loading in a design.
  • v1.02: Fixed typo on level select screen and enabled dropping Glyphs and Manipulators behind Baron Wheels.

146 Comments to Magnum Opus Challenge

  1. January 31, 2009 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I have been struggling with these quite a bit.. one major pet-peeve I have is that you cannot set the initial state of an arm with it extending off of the board (even though it can do so during the course of play), and most importantly, if you have an arm that you have a very delicate program for and you swivel the arm off the edge of the map.. it gets deleted. :’-(

  2. January 31, 2009 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Zach, I believe there is a bug with loading levels that have pieces on the board already (like Lvl 4 – Baron Wheel):
    b,9,12;d,10,7;
    m,7,12,90,1,clor;
    m,9,14,270,1,olcr;
    m,13,12,180,3,wwcdouwwww;
    m,12,12,180,1,wrolc1w1w1;
    m,12,11,270,1,wwc22owwwww;
    m,7,7,90,1,cljwwww1111www;
    m,12,5,0,1,lorrucd111l;
    m,10,3,0,1,wcllorrwwww;
    Upon loading, the key wheel disappears from the board.

  3. January 31, 2009 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Ooh, these look fun. Since you changed the bonding rules for targets and the position of the sources, I even have to re-solve my own level!

  4. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    January 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Scott: I fixed the bug with v1.01 and your solution now works. Congratulations!

  5. Gabriel's Gravatar Gabriel
    February 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    The level numerals for 14 and 15 are backwards. They should be XIV and XV, not IVX and VX (that’s 6 and 5).

  6. Phil's Gravatar Phil
    February 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Some of these are really hard… good show! Finding enough room on the board for V has me stumped atm. One comment though – not being able to move the initial position of the baron wheel on the levels you start with one is a little annoying, especially as you can’t put glyphs near/under it (although I get why this is the case). Would making it moveable at the start be possible or would it make it all too easy?

  7. Jon's Gravatar Jon
    February 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    As I recall, that same music was used in Ruckingenur II, wasn’t it? On level 3? :)

  8. Adam's Gravatar Adam
    February 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Agreed on finding room to solve V; seems difficult. So far, a very worthy follow up. I won’t be getting any work done for a while.

  9. February 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    V is solvable – very tricky to fit in but it’s doable. I’m having some trouble with VI. Zach, there’s supposed to be a one-phase restoral period on creation glyphs, right? (Meaning, you can’t grab a new atom in one phase, and then have that manipulator rotate off while another one grabs a new atom in the next phase.) I’m getting inconsistent results when I try it.

  10. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    February 2, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Gabriel: Good catch. Not quite sure how I managed that one…
    Phil: I think that’s a good idea; expect to see it in v1.02 where we’ll see if it works.
    Jon: You’re completely right. Oh well!
    Denis: That is correct – can you provide an example that reproduces the glitch?

  11. February 2, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    No, I don’t seem to be able to reproduce it. Guess I was just seeing things.
    Can you confirm that VI (Tychic Alloy) is solvable? It seems like it would need a 20-phase instruction cycle – there must be a clever workaround.

  12. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    February 3, 2009 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I cannot confirm that any of these levels are solvable until one of us beats it, which, considering I’m quite bad at my own game, means the burden falls heavily on you all. If you suspect that a level is indeed impossible I can fix it, but lets give it a little more time…

  13. Tiralmo's Gravatar Tiralmo
    February 3, 2009 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    VI can be done.
    Here’s my slow solution (334 cycles) with _lots_ of trash:
    b,3,9;
    p,6,11;
    b,12,12;
    b,11,5;
    b,2,5;
    m,6,14,180,1,cruodlww;
    m,10,11,270,2,rrcrolcrolwwwwcrol;
    m,7,14,0,2,clor;
    m,10,12,90,1,rrwwwcluordwwwwwww;
    m,0,5,90,3,clorwwww;
    m,4,2,90,2,wwcluord;
    m,8,5,270,2,c2ruoldw;
    m,9,5,0,1,cuuoddww;
    m,14,5,180,2,wwwwcdou;
    m,6,9,90,1,cruodlww;
    m,5,5,180,1,cuod;
    m,3,7,180,1,rwwwwwwwcllorrwwww;
    Effective cycles on the manipulators are 4, 8, 36, and 72.
    The compound is deposited every 72nd cycle, starting at 46.
    For every 72 cycles, I add copper-copper-tin-iron to one trash chain, a single copper to another trash chain, and two mercury to a third trash chain.
    For an even slower solution, you can remove the last two manipulators and a glyph of binding for a solve time of 1198 cycles… That’s gotta be some sort of record.

  14. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    February 3, 2009 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty certain that VI is solvable. Yes, it does take 20 moves to collect enough mercury for the final product, but that does not mean that any particular manipulator needs that many instructions. It just means you can’t produce the end product very rapidly.
    I don’t quite have it solved yet, but I think I can manage it tomorrow when I’ll have more time to work on it.

  15. Big Red's Gravatar Big Red
    February 3, 2009 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    FINNALY!!! omg this is so cool… Thanks for making harder challenges. :) I cant wait to start working on these new challenges!!!

  16. Phil's Gravatar Phil
    February 3, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    VI is definitely doable. This is my (somewhat inelegant) solution in 184 cycles. Everything is 4-, 8-, 16- and 32-periodic. It’s not as simple as Tiralmo’s but it gets the job done.
    b,3,10;
    p,7,12;
    b,1,4;
    p,10,5;
    b,11,8;
    m,8,14,0,1,wwjclor;
    m,7,10,90,1,wcurodlw;
    m,10,12,90,1,jcrolcrolcrolwwww;
    m,1,14,270,1,crol;
    m,6,14,180,1,crolwwww;
    m,4,12,0,1,wwcuodww;
    m,3,7,90,2,wwwwwcrrowwwwwww;
    m,7,14,180,3,cllorr;
    m,2,14,180,1,wwwwwwcluoldwwww;
    m,4,8,180,3,cdou;
    m,0,11,0,1,wcluodrw;
    m,1,6,90,1,rruwwwwwdorrwwwc;
    m,4,2,0,2,drwwwwwwwwcluuod;
    m,6,5,0,1,cuudl11odrwwwwww;
    m,9,8,0,1,cuod;
    m,13,10,180,2,curdol;
    m,13,5,90,1,crol;
    m,8,10,0,1,lwwwwwwwwwwwwclo;
    m,3,8,270,1,wwwllowwcrrwwwww;
    m,0,10,0,3,ouwwwwcd;
    m,1,10,90,1,oulllwwwwwwwwcrd;
    m,11,11,90,2,cdlluorr;

  17. Sax's Gravatar Sax
    February 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Elixir of Youth, 55 cycles:
    b,6,12;
    b,9,10;
    b,10,8;
    t,7,6;
    t,5,6;
    t,3,8;
    t,3,10;
    t,3,1;
    m,13,14,180,2,jwwcrolww;
    m,13,8,180,1,julwwcdro;
    m,6,14,180,1,crol;
    m,9,12,180,1,wucdowww;
    m,3,12,0,2,wwwwcuod;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwclorww;
    m,9,6,90,3,jwwwwcduo;
    m,10,12,90,1,cllollww;
    m,12,10,180,1,wwwcuodw;
    m,7,9,90,2,wjwwwwclor;
    m,6,9,0,3,jldlorruc;
    m,3,5,0,3,jrwwcrror;
    m,3,3,270,1,jwruodlcw;

  18. Tom's Gravatar Tom
    February 3, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my solution for VI. I went with the minimum 20-move cycle, so the manipulators all have 4, 5, or 10 commands. 116 moves, although I’m pretty sure the end of the cycle has room for improvement.
    p,9,8;
    p,6,11;
    b,2,8;
    b,6,6;
    m,13,8,180,2,olcr;
    m,13,14,180,2,crol;
    m,9,6,90,1,wwcurdolww;
    m,10,11,180,2,olcr;
    m,6,14,270,1,wwcuodcuod;
    m,4,12,90,1,clorclorww;
    m,4,3,270,1,ocl11;
    m,6,8,90,2,crolclorww;
    m,1,6,0,1,dodrcuul12;
    m,5,8,180,1,dwcuo;

  19. Axoren's Gravatar Axoren
    February 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    To tell you the truth… Everyone’s submissions turned the tables on me… I have no idea how to do any of these… I’m reluctant to view others’ solutions because that would be cheating… And I’m genuinely sad that you didn’t like my idea of turning gold into lesser metals… :(

  20. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    February 4, 2009 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    Axoren: Don’t be offended – I ended up cutting out the notion of stationary glyphs when I discovered your other comment suggesting I drop an atom-key to be used with the Glyph of Duplication and a salt spawn. While you may have not “designed” any of the levels, you created a mechanic that I used extensively. Good job!

  21. Adam's Gravatar Adam
    February 4, 2009 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Here’s my level VI. Haven’t looked at Tom’s yet, but sounds similar:
    p,7,12;
    p,4,7;
    b,12,10;
    b,12,5;
    m,8,14,0,1,clor;
    m,8,10,0,1,olwwwwwwcl;
    m,4,12,90,1,cluod;
    m,10,7,90,2,crolw;
    m,9,7,180,1,wdcuo;
    m,8,7,180,1,uodwc;
    m,4,11,90,2,uodwwwwcrr;
    m,9,10,180,3,rrorrwwwwc;
    m,7,10,180,1,rwwwwwwcro;
    m,7,9,0,3,uuwwcddlor;
    m,11,12,0,2,wwcrowwwww;
    m,4,5,270,1,lowwwwwwlc;
    m,9,5,180,2,wcrrollwww;
    m,10,10,0,2,cdouw;
    m,11,8,270,1,rrcl11luod;
    m,11,3,90,1,wcrro;
    m,10,5,0,1,wwwwcuodww;
    m,13,1,180,1,wwwwcuuodd;

  22. Big Red's Gravatar Big Red
    February 4, 2009 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    VI. Tychic Alloy
    With no trash and is on a 20 cycle system.
    p,7,12;
    b,11,7;
    m,10,12,180,1,lcro;
    m,8,14,0,1,lorc;
    m,4,12,90,1,cluod;
    m,5,12,0,1,rclo;
    m,7,14,180,1,rolc;
    m,7,9,90,2,dourrcdouc;
    m,1,14,0,2,rjrcuodcuodr;
    m,2,14,180,1,drcuo;
    m,7,7,90,3,lorc;
    m,11,11,270,3,lcro;
    m,9,7,0,1,uodc;
    m,11,12,180,3,wcrow;
    m,11,5,90,2,doucw;
    m,7,8,270,3,doulc;
    m,14,5,270,1,croww;
    m,11,3,180,1,owcll;

  23. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 4, 2009 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Hi all,
    I really enjoyed TCoA so I tried this one. I completed levels one to four. I gave up on level 5 very quickly as there was no room. I tried level 6 forever and ever and ever and went bald!
    I have some suggestions, if anyone is interested. I would be very nice to pause the game or even better have a scroll bar where you can go back and fourth in the cycles to see where a problem occurs.
    It would also be very nice to have a scrollbar on the arms that moves the arm through it’s sequences as you scroll back and forth trying to get the start synchronization right. This would mean fixing the bug where arms that are partially off screen disapear.
    A realy good game but I found it takes too long to syncronise at times. On level 6 I had 4 transformations in a circle and the two atoms going around in opposite directions. I used two arms to get the right input cycle (20 cycles) for one atom and I almost got it but then found out that I needed a 20 cycle to get them out again. Too hard to syncronize!
    Another great feature would be an ability to store pre programmed parts as most parts are repeatedly used. The long cycle parts are different each time but parts like to push atoms into a binder are always the same. Oh yes and the binder would be great if you could make it verticaly alligned as well. This would help so much when you have to use a duplicator.
    Fantastic game however I must say I enjoyed TCoA more as this new one is very time consuming.
    Thank so much.

  24. Sax's Gravatar Sax
    February 4, 2009 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Elixir of youth (84 symbols-44 cycles)
    b,6,12;
    b,8,10;
    b,3,10;
    b,3,6;
    t,1,8;
    t,2,4;
    t,2,2;
    m,8,6,90,3,wwcrol;
    m,14,12,270,1,wwclor;
    m,12,10,180,1,uodlcr;
    m,14,14,180,3,crolww;
    m,10,12,180,2,dlcruo;
    m,8,14,270,3,olwwcr;
    m,6,10,90,1,rolwwc;
    m,3,12,270,1,rrcrro;
    m,1,14,0,2,cdouww;
    m,6,14,180,1,wwcrol;
    m,4,4,180,1,lrolcr;
    m,4,3,0,1,llcrro;
    m,10,3,180,3,2owwwc;
    m,3,8,180,1,lcrrol;

  25. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 4, 2009 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Level 1
    b,7,12;
    b,5,9;
    t,12,9;
    t,10,9;
    t,2,12;
    t,10,5;
    t,12,5;
    m,8,14,0,1,clor;
    m,4,12,0,1,odcu;
    m,6,14,180,1,crol;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwclorww;
    m,2,9,0,2,2orwclw2;
    m,8,10,90,1,crol;
    m,8,9,180,1,wwcrroll;
    m,11,7,270,1,orrwwcll;
    m,11,2,90,2,cru2odlw;

  26. Axoren's Gravatar Axoren
    February 4, 2009 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Never said offended, however I’m glad I was the inspiration behind the Baron’s Wheel. I just said I was sad. I actually lit up when I saw the wheel of elements, I thought “I know EXACTLY how to utilize this!” The one thing I still don’t like, Duplication Glyphs still take up a lot of space, and in the Elemental Spirits one, I just noticed that I’d have to move the potential axle of the wheel before starting the assembly line to allow for usage with the duplication glyphs (still haven’t finished this I’m preoccupied by playing your other games, Infinitron looks spectacular).

  27. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 4, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Level 2 – only two components, a binder and duplicator
    lEVEL 2
    b,7,12;
    d,4,7;
    m,8,14,0,1,clorclor;
    m,10,12,90,1,wwcrolww;
    m,11,12,180,3,odcu;
    m,5,10,90,1,c2llorrw;
    m,5,11,270,3,odcu;
    m,4,12,0,3,cdou;
    m,3,5,0,1,clor;
    m,7,3,180,1,crrollww;
    m,5,5,90,2,cdou;
    m,3,9,0,3,cl1wwwwwwwwddouurw;
    m,0,7,0,2,w1wd11wuwd11wuc2;

  28. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 4, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Level 3 – reasonably symmetrical
    Level 3
    b,1,12;
    b,12,12;
    b,7,9;
    b,12,4;
    c,5,7;
    m,2,14,0,1,clor;
    m,4,12,180,2,odcu;
    m,10,12,0,2,odcu;
    m,12,14,180,1,crol;
    m,1,14,270,1,wwwwwwwwc2ow;
    m,13,14,270,1,wwwwwwwwc2ow;
    m,5,12,180,3,crddouulwwww;
    m,9,12,0,3,cldourwwwwww;
    m,11,9,180,1,wwwcuodwwwww;
    m,2,9,0,2,wwwwcuuoddww;
    m,12,9,180,3,wwwwwwwcrolw;
    m,10,3,0,1,cllorr;
    m,4,2,0,3,cd11ou;

  29. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Level 4 – too easy
    lEVEL 4
    b,9,12;
    d,8,6;
    m,7,12,0,1,orcl;
    m,9,14,180,1,crol;
    m,7,11,270,2,cuod;
    m,12,12,180,1,oucdw1w1w1;
    m,10,9,90,1,cllorrwwww;
    m,12,6,180,1,wwwc111oww;
    m,10,2,90,3,cllldourrr;
    m,5,6,0,1,c1ww111oww;
    m,4,2,0,2,c1oww;

  30. Phil's Gravatar Phil
    February 5, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Finally finished! (So just incase anyone was wondering they’re definitely all solvable.) Great game, some of the levels are definitely harder than others. My favourite was probably XIV but I forgot to save my code so here’s XV (Pillar of Unity) instead:
    b,3,10;
    b,7,11;
    b,7,13;
    d,5,7;
    t,13,11;
    t,13,13;
    m,6,4,90,1,rwwcluod;
    m,8,7,90,1,uodrwwcl;
    m,11,10,180,2,wcdouwww;
    m,9,9,90,2,uoddwwwwwwwwwwcu;
    m,9,7,90,2,wwwcuodw;
    m,11,11,180,1,wwwwwcuodwwwwwww;
    m,11,13,180,1,wwwwwcuodwwwwwww;
    m,1,4,270,1,cruodlww;
    m,0,10,0,2,wwwwcuod;
    m,1,10,90,1,clorwwww;
    m,1,7,0,2,11orrwcd2uwwwwww;
    m,2,7,180,1,11orrwcw1wwwwwww;
    m,6,9,90,2,wcuodwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,4,12,0,1,2owcuodwwwrcrud2;
    m,10,12,180,3,dwwwwwwcllduluol;
    m,7,9,0,2,uoddwwwwwwwwwwcu;
    I’m convinced that V can be done using only one of the spawning glyphs, gonna try that next time I can.

  31. Perfection's Gravatar Perfection
    February 5, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    My solution to Five makes me giggle every time I watch it go! So Cute!
    t,4,9;
    b,6,11;
    d,8,7;
    m,4,7,0,2,cj1;
    m,1,9,270,1,cruduodlw;
    m,6,9,180,1,wwwwwclor;
    m,9,11,180,1,rouucddl2;
    m,9,5,0,1,wwcrolwww;
    m,13,5,90,1,crolwwwww;
    m,11,9,180,1,wwcl22orw;
    m,7,3,0,3,cl11lorrw;
    m,3,7,270,3,cl11lorrw;
    m,11,7,90,3,cl11lorrw;

  32. Perfection's Gravatar Perfection
    February 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    STEALING PHIL’S THUNDER!
    FIVE ON ONE GLYPH!
    t,4,9;
    b,6,11;
    d,8,7;
    m,4,7,0,2,cj1;
    m,1,5,90,1,clorwwwww;
    m,6,5,180,2,wwcrrollw;
    m,9,3,90,3,ddwwwcuuo;
    m,9,11,270,3,ddl2rouuc;
    m,11,9,90,1,orwwwcl22;
    m,11,7,90,3,wcl11lorr;
    m,7,3,0,3,wcl11lorr;
    m,3,7,270,3,wcl11lorr;
    m,1,9,0,1,lwcruduod;
    m,6,9,90,1,orwwwwwcl;

  33. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 5, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    I was sure that you couldn’t put a duplicator under where the wheel is at the start. When did that happen? I have been doing it the hard way by moving the wheel to a duplicator which makes the start synchronization difficult as well as taking up extra room.
    I will have to start over at level one.

  34. Perfection's Gravatar Perfection
    February 6, 2009 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Cheer up, Robert, there’s no Baron wheel on level one, so you’ll only have to start over at level two!!!!

  35. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    February 6, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Robert: It came in with version 1.02; I documented it in the game notes below the link, and will continue to do so in the future.

  36. Tiralmo's Gravatar Tiralmo
    February 6, 2009 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    Level XII on the minimum 8-cycle system, completed in 75 cycles total with 168 symbols:
    c,13,11;
    t,11,9;
    p,5,10;
    b,1,7;
    b,2,3;
    c,7,6;
    t,12,3;
    t,12,1;
    m,13,14,180,2,crol;
    m,10,11,0,2,orcl;
    m,11,11,0,1,clor;
    m,13,9,180,1,olcr;
    m,6,12,0,1,clor;
    m,8,10,180,1,olcr;
    m,11,12,180,2,orcl;
    m,8,9,0,2,crol;
    m,7,12,90,1,wwwwcrol;
    m,5,12,180,1,oucd;
    m,0,13,270,2,cuod;
    m,0,12,270,3,odcu;
    m,0,11,270,2,cuod;
    m,3,9,90,2,cdou;
    m,1,11,270,1,orcl;
    m,1,12,270,2,cuod;
    m,1,10,270,2,odcu;
    m,4,7,180,3,cdou;
    m,5,8,90,2,douuwwcd;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwwjclor;
    m,0,10,270,3,odcu;
    m,0,9,270,2,cuod;
    m,2,10,270,2,oc1orwcl;
    m,0,14,270,3,wwwwwwwjorcl;
    m,0,0,90,2,oucd;
    m,0,3,0,1,orcl;
    m,4,6,270,2,ldwwcruo;
    m,3,5,270,1,c1owcrol;
    m,9,6,180,3,ddouuwc1;
    m,12,6,180,2,wwcrrlol;
    m,10,2,270,1,l1orrwcl;

  37. Grant's Gravatar Grant
    February 6, 2009 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Elemental Spirits had me stumped for a long time. I did it with all the arms on 9 or 12 moves, making a 36 move cycle. I’m not an engineer but I love this game!
    Level V.
    t,11,7;
    b,7,5;
    d,6,9;
    m,7,7,270,1,llwclwlow;
    m,11,5,180,2,odlcudruw;
    m,10,5,180,1,wwwwwwcluodr;
    m,12,9,90,1,uodrwwwwwcl1;
    m,9,7,0,3,cddouuwww;
    m,5,1,90,1,wwwwwcr1olww;
    m,3,5,0,3,cdllulolwwuw;
    m,7,3,90,1,wwwcrolwwwww;
    m,7,11,90,1,cllollwww;
    m,5,7,0,1,crjwwwwwwww2;
    m,8,3,0,1,uoddrwwwwclu;
    m,1,9,90,1,lwwwwwcru1od;

  38. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 6, 2009 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Here is an easier solution Grant.
    Level V
    d,7,6;
    b,4,9;
    t,7,11;
    m,13,9,270,1,clor;
    m,5,6,0,2,crol;
    m,1,9,0,3,cdou;
    m,5,11,0,1,lwcrud1o;
    m,9,11,180,1,crr2ollw;
    m,11,6,180,2,olcr;
    m,7,3,0,3,cll11orr;
    m,11,7,90,3,cll11orr;
    m,3,6,0,3,c1odcjd1wwuwww;
    m,3,7,270,3,cll11orr;

  39. Perfection's Gravatar Perfection
    February 6, 2009 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Baron in 56 cycles:
    d,4,12;
    b,9,8;
    m,5,14,0,1,wwclorclor;
    m,3,9,0,3,cdrjw1w1w1w1ww;
    m,7,12,180,1,olwwcrolcr;
    m,9,12,270,3,olwwcrolcr;
    m,10,14,180,2,crdoluwwww;
    m,10,10,90,1,wwwcllorrw;
    m,12,8,180,1,w1owwwc1w1;
    m,5,8,90,3,clorwwclor;
    m,9,5,90,2,wwcrrollww;

  40. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 6, 2009 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Check this out.
    No more need to bind trash or struggle with uneven numbers of atoms.
    An example here is Elixir of Youth -
    Level 1
    b,12,12;
    t,9,7;
    t,2,3;
    m,5,12,0,1,orcl;
    m,9,12,180,1,clor;
    m,7,14,0,2,odcu;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwjcrol;
    m,1,14,0,2,cuodcuodll;
    m,2,14,180,1,wwwwrrcuod;
    m,10,12,0,1,cuod;
    m,13,10,270,1,wwwwc1owrr;
    m,13,9,270,2,rrc2owwwww;
    m,10,11,270,3,orcl;
    m,13,0,180,2,cuod;
    m,5,7,0,3,cdou;
    m,2,7,270,3,orcl;
    m,4,2,180,1,c111rrowll;

  41. Serax's Gravatar Serax
    February 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Bummer my suggestion didn’t make it in! And I didn’t ever get my 2nd suggestion in. :( Really like the Baron Wheel though!

  42. Perfection's Gravatar Perfection
    February 6, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Baron Wheel needs a 10 step process so 10*5=50
    50 turn Baron!
    d,4,12;
    b,9,8;
    m,5,14,0,1,wwclorclor;
    m,7,12,180,1,olwwcrolcr;
    m,9,12,270,3,olwwcrolcr;
    m,10,14,180,2,crdoluwwww;
    m,10,10,90,1,wwwcllorrw;
    m,12,8,180,1,w1owwwc1w1;
    m,5,8,90,3,clorwwclor;
    m,3,9,0,3,cdrjc1w1w1w1ow;
    m,9,5,90,2,wwcllorrww;
    m,3,7,0,3,owwwwwwwwcl;
    m,7,5,180,1,rocr11;
    :p

  43. Tiralmo's Gravatar Tiralmo
    February 7, 2009 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    I’m getting a weird bug on level 2 when grabbing a compound atom which is partially off the screen where I seem to grab a different part of the compound than I should be grabbing. Code to reproduce the bug is as follows:
    b,1,12;
    m,2,14,0,1,clorww;
    m,4,12,180,1,wwcuod;
    m,0,10,90,1,lorwwwwwc;

  44. steve's Gravatar steve
    February 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Here is my solution to V using just one spawn point. I’m sure it can be optimised but I’m too lazy. 393 cycles!
    b,7,5;
    d,8,9;
    t,11,8;
    m,11,5,180,2,wwwucdwwwwwwwwlorw;
    m,7,3,270,2,dcllollcllollwwwww;
    m,13,9,180,2,ddl1uodwwwwwwwrcuu;
    m,9,12,0,2,wwwwwuc2ddlluorrww;
    m,7,11,270,2,ucddjwwwww1;
    m,5,12,180,2,orrwwwwwwwwwdcllu1;
    m,2,9,90,2,wc11dllorruwwwwwww;
    m,2,5,90,2,wwwwwwwcdll11uorrw;
    m,5,2,180,2,ll22orruudwwwwwc1d;
    m,9,2,180,2,wwwdcllu1orrdwwwww;

  45. February 8, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Skipped ahead to my own contribution – here’s a rather baroque solution for XIV Sunlight Heart.
    p,12,11;
    b,1,12;
    b,7,8;
    b,12,5;
    b,12,3;
    t,4,5;
    d,1,1;
    m,14,7,180,2,rollcrrollcr;
    m,10,4,0,2,ucdoww;
    m,13,1,90,1,uwwcuodwwcdo;
    m,10,11,90,2,clorclorclol;
    m,10,10,90,3,wwclorclolww;
    m,7,11,90,2,cluodlwwwwww;
    m,6,6,90,3,wwwwclorclor;
    m,11,8,0,1,wcuw22odwwll;
    m,9,11,270,2,ordcuwwwwwwl;
    m,12,8,180,2,2ollwwcu1rld;
    m,4,12,90,1,crol;
    m,5,12,270,2,olcuodcuodcr;
    m,3,8,0,1,cuuoddwwwwww;
    m,4,8,90,3,2222olcl2222;
    m,2,4,0,1,wwwwcl22orww;
    m,4,2,0,2,2odllwwwcrru;

  46. steve's Gravatar steve
    February 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    VI
    Links four together first then paints them.
    b,1,11;
    p,6,8;
    m,4,11,90,2,crolcrolww;
    m,5,11,180,3,wwcdoucdou;
    m,8,10,0,1,wwwwwwwwwwwjclor;
    m,12,10,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwjolcr;
    m,14,12,270,1,wwwwwwwwwjolcr;
    m,14,8,90,1,wwwwwwwwwjcrol;
    m,11,8,180,3,wwwwwwwwwjodcu;
    m,10,8,180,2,wwwwwwwwwwwjodcu;
    m,8,6,0,1,wwwwwwwwwjcrol;
    m,12,6,180,1,wwwwwwwwwjolcr;
    m,8,11,180,2,douwwwwwc1;
    m,6,6,90,3,wcdwwwdouu;
    m,10,12,90,1,wwwwwwwwwwwjclor;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwwwwwjcrol;
    m,6,5,270,2,wcdorruwww;
    m,2,6,0,3,lowc1;
    m,4,2,180,1,wcurr1olld;

  47. steve's Gravatar steve
    February 8, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and no trash and only 127 cycles.

  48. Johannes's Gravatar Johannes
    February 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    And my solution for the spirit thing :) (many manipulators)
    d,8,7;
    t,4,5;
    t,4,9;
    t,3,7;
    b,6,3;
    b,6,11;
    m,6,7,0,2,;
    m,7,9,180,3,rrwwwwwwwwuucddrro;
    m,6,9,180,1,wwwclrlorclrlorwww;
    m,9,11,270,3,wwwwcddl2rruoulwww;
    m,9,9,0,1,wwclorclrrwlowwwww;
    m,13,9,270,1,clorclorwwwwwwwwww;
    m,13,5,90,1,wwcrolcrolwwwwwwww;
    m,9,5,0,1,wwwwcrolcrllwrowww;
    m,9,3,90,3,wwwwwwcddr2lluoruw;
    m,1,5,90,1,wwcluordculordwwww;
    m,6,5,180,1,wwwwwcrlrolcrlrolw;
    m,7,5,270,1,lorruuwwwwwwwwcddl;
    m,2,9,0,2,r2olwwwwwwwwwwwwwc;
    m,2,5,0,2,wcl2orwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,5,7,0,1,cwww1w1w1w1wwwwwww;
    m,1,9,270,1,curoldcuroldwwwwww;

  49. steve's Gravatar steve
    February 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Messy solution to Resina Draconis (VI)
    t,4,10;
    p,6,7;
    c,8,10;
    b,6,12;
    b,10,5;
    b,10,10;
    b,1,4;
    c,2,12;
    m,2,10,0,1,orwwclorclorclorcl;
    m,7,14,0,2,cdlorucdloruwwwwww;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwclorclorclorclor;
    m,4,12,90,1,clorclorcrwrollwww;
    m,8,14,270,3,olwwwwwwwwwwcrolcr;
    m,6,9,270,2,wwrrcll2orrcll2oww;
    m,6,10,0,1,cuuoddwwwwwwwwcuod;
    m,13,10,180,2,d1ouc2wwdouuwwwwcd;
    m,11,7,0,1,wwwwwruolwwwwwwc1d;
    m,10,7,180,3,wwcrwwwd1oulcrroll;
    m,11,8,270,3,dowwwwdrrcuul22wwl;
    m,4,7,90,2,clorwwclorclorclor;
    m,1,10,0,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwcdloru;
    m,3,8,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwwcrolw;
    m,1,6,270,1,rwwwwwwwwwwwwwwclo;
    m,6,5,0,3,wcd1dllur11uoruwww;
    m,4,1,0,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwcuuodd;

  50. steve's Gravatar steve
    February 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I meant Resina Draconis (VII) above.

  51. barsin's Gravatar barsin
    February 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Here’s V using all spawn points in 72 cycles.
    d,6,7;
    t,7,3;
    b,9,5;
    b,9,9;
    t,7,11;
    m,7,9,0,2,jodlcur;
    m,7,5,0,2,wwjodrcul;
    m,9,11,90,1,rrlolc;
    m,9,3,180,1,orcllr;
    m,5,1,0,1,wwjcuuodd;
    m,5,13,0,1,cuuodd;
    m,4,7,0,2,ollcll;
    m,3,7,0,3,cddj1ww;
    m,10,7,0,2,cllorrcllorr;
    m,9,0,0,2,1orwcl;
    m,9,14,270,3,cr1olw;
    m,5,11,0,3,oddwwwwwwcuu;
    m,5,10,0,1,wwwcrolwwwww;
    m,5,14,180,1,rwwwwcl11uod;
    m,5,3,0,2,dcuuodwwwwww;
    m,5,4,180,1,rrwwwwcl1l1o;

  52. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 10, 2009 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Baron Wheel
    d,4,12;
    b,8,9;
    b,8,7;
    m,7,12,90,1,wjcrol;
    m,8,12,180,2,crol;
    m,6,9,0,2,odcu;
    m,13,11,270,1,cuod;
    m,9,11,270,2,owc2;
    m,9,5,90,1,cdou;
    m,11,5,180,2,odcu;
    m,3,9,0,3,cdrjw1ww;

  53. Jmart's Gravatar Jmart
    February 12, 2009 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Finally got #4 after 3 hours of work
    d,8,9;
    b,11,7;
    m,7,11,90,2,wwwwwcluodrjw;
    m,12,9,0,1,wwwwwwwwclorwwwwww;
    m,11,14,180,3,cdrolu;
    m,9,11,270,1,wjrcloww;
    m,12,5,90,1,jc1owww;
    m,11,9,270,1,wjlcroww;
    m,12,11,180,1,wwwjcruuoddlwwww;
    m,10,14,180,2,wjcrowww;
    m,5,9,0,1,cjwwwww1;
    m,8,7,0,3,wjwwwclo;
    128 cycles, sets of 6,12,18, and 24. had to do some weird rotations to get sets of 24 to actually work.

  54. Adam's Gravatar Adam
    February 12, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    I finally beat them all…I would have appreciated at least a ‘congratulations’ screen, Zach!

  55. February 13, 2009 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Great programs … I teach computer programming and I’ve been using them for classes. I believe I’ve stumbled onto a bug that shows up in the Stannite level. The following generates it …
    b,6,6;
    p,6,11;
    p,9,8;
    b,12,2;
    b,1,4;
    t,13,10;
    m,4,11,90,2,wwwwcrrollwwwwww;
    m,6,14,180,1,wwcruodlwwwwwwww;
    m,4,6,90,1,wwwwwwwcluodrwww;
    m,7,14,180,2,curodlwwwwwwwwww;
    m,6,9,90,1,wwwwwwcrwruodllw;
    m,7,8,90,1,wwwclorwwwwwwwww;
    m,6,8,270,1,urwwwwwwwwwwcdlo;
    m,11,6,180,2,11ouwwwwwwwcddwu;
    m,10,11,90,2,crolcrolwwwwwwww;
    m,10,12,90,1,wwwwwwclluuoddrr;
    m,13,14,180,2,wwcruodlcruodlww;
    m,12,6,180,3,wwcr11olwwwwwwww;
    m,13,6,270,1,orruucllorrcddll;
    m,10,4,0,2,cdlluuodllwwwwww;
    m,4,4,0,1,wwwwwwcrurodllww;
    m,2,2,90,1,cluuoddrwwwwwwww;
    m,2,0,90,3,oddlwwwwwwwwcruu;
    m,10,0,0,1,dwwwwwcr2ruuorrd;
    Thanks and I look forward to more levels.

  56. Kagamin's Gravatar Kagamin
    February 14, 2009 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Elixir of Youth
    48/85
    b,9,7;
    t,1,11;
    t,4,8;
    b,7,11;
    m,4,11,90,2,crrrorww;
    m,4,10,90,3,wwcddrruorruwwww;
    m,7,7,0,1,luu2oldwcdrr22ww;
    m,10,11,270,2,rrcdrruo;

  57. Steve's Gravatar Steve
    February 15, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Anyone want a screensaver? Following Tiralmo

  58. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    New commenter here. Thank you for a great diversion, Zach!
    I’m doing one level a day, striving for top speed. Some of the posters above have done better than I did on some levels. My better ones so far:
    Level I Elixir of Youth in 42 (80 symbols):
    b,7,11;
    t,7,9;
    b,11,4;
    t,9,9;
    t,11,6;
    m,4,11,0,2,orcl;
    m,7,14,180,2,crol;2
    m,8,13,270,1,cuuodd;
    m,11,9,270,3,odlcru;
    m,14,4,270,1,wclorw;
    m,14,6,90,3,cllorr;
    m,11,2,90,2,c22oww;
    m,8,5,270,2,rwwclo;
    m,12,8,270,3,llcllo;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwjcrolww;
    m,14,14,270,3,lwwcro;
    m,11,11,180,1,ouwwcd;
    m,5,11,0,1,wwcuod;
    Level II Potash and Orpiment in 49 (182 symbols) — drawing both sources at maximum rate:
    b,6,12;
    b,10,9;
    d,2,7;
    d,12,6;
    m,4,12,90,1,clor;
    m,6,14,270,1,olcr;
    m,9,12,180,1,ouwwcd;
    m,3,12,0,2,wwcuod;
    m,0,2,0,1,c2owww;
    m,2,5,90,1,wwwwwwwwwjrrollc;
    m,0,7,0,3,wwwwwwwwjddouuc;
    m,5,8,0,1,cruruwwwwwdojw;
    m,6,7,180,1,wwwwwwwwcudwuuojw;
    m,6,6,180,3,wwwwwwwwwwwcrr2ojw;
    m,11,11,0,1,clor;
    m,8,8,90,3,crolww;
    m,13,3,90,2,cuddou;
    m,10,5,270,2,orwwcl;
    m,10,6,0,2,orwwcl;
    m,14,9,180,2,cuodww;
    m,13,9,180,1,olcr;
    m,8,9,0,2,wwcdou;
    m,7,6,0,3,oddcuu;
    m,9,6,0,1,c1www2;
    m,10,11,90,2,wwwwjlorc;
    m,13,14,180,2,wwwwwwjrolc;
    Level VI Tychic Alloy in 112 (112 symbols) — taking the assemble-then-transmute approach (is there a faster way, doing transmutation first? Tom?)
    b,7,11;
    b,1,11;
    p,11,7;
    m,12,10,0,1,lorc;
    m,14,8,180,1,lcro;
    m,12,5,90,2,douc;
    m,12,4,90,2,ucdo;
    m,10,10,0,3,wwwjrclo;
    m,14,14,180,3,wwwjrolc;
    m,8,8,90,2,clorwwwwww;
    m,11,12,270,2,dwwwwwwcuo;
    m,4,11,180,2,olcrolcrrr;
    m,7,14,180,2,crolcrorww;
    m,5,11,180,3,wwwwcdouww;
    m,11,11,180,2,uwcdwwwdou;
    m,11,3,90,2,wwwcdouwww;
    m,11,1,90,2,roluwwwcdw;
    Level VII, Resina Draconis in 109 (276 symbols) — messy (how could it be otherwise), there should be opportunities to shave some cycles off this, but it’s fun to watch the several near-collisions in it
    t,11,8;
    c,9,8;
    p,13,11;
    b,4,6;
    b,1,6;
    c,4,8;
    b,1,13;
    t,2,3;
    m,7,8,0,1,uuoddc;
    m,13,8,180,2,ucddou;
    m,14,8,180,2,wwclor;
    m,11,11,0,2,olwwcr;
    m,2,11,0,3,ouuwwwwwwwwwwwwcdd;
    m,1,11,0,2,cdrolu;
    m,6,14,180,1,cruodl;
    m,6,13,270,3,lorrcl;
    m,4,11,0,1,rucdlo;
    m,8,11,180,1,uuoddwwwwwwwwwwwwc;
    m,6,8,90,2,wwwwwclorwwclorwww;
    m,9,11,180,2,wwwcrolwwcrolwwwww;
    m,4,10,180,3,rorrcrrorrcrrorrcr;
    m,7,6,180,2,wc1uodwcdouwwcdouw;
    m,2,10,90,2,wcudow;
    m,1,9,270,1,wwwwwwwc1owwwwwwww;
    m,1,10,90,3,dwwwcrrollcru1roll;
    m,0,8,0,2,wwwwc1d2ouwwwwwwww;
    m,2,9,270,3,wwwwwwwwwc11udowww;
    m,4,4,0,1,orrwwwwwwwwwwwwcrr;
    m,10,11,90,1,lcrdou;
    m,13,14,270,2,lcrdwwwwwwuolcrduo;

  59. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    LEFT-MARGIN BUG
    Tiralmo reported a bug that I can still reproduce in Level II; I find that this error occurs only at the left edge, not the right. If you grab at an atom at the left edge, the arm actually grips the atom bound to its left and the compound jumps right.
    On Level VII, I got stumped for a while by a similar problem. I tried to grab an atom deposited at the left edge, but could not. I saved my partial solution. Sorry I did not edit this down to a minimal demonstration of the problem.
    t,11,8;
    c,9,8;
    p,13,11;
    b,1,13;
    b,4,6;
    b,1,6;
    c,4,8;
    t,2,4;
    m,7,8,0,1,uuoddc;
    m,13,8,180,2,ucddou;
    m,14,8,180,2,wwclor;
    m,11,11,0,2,olwwcr;
    m,13,14,270,2,lcrwdwwwwwuolcrduo;
    m,10,11,90,2,lcrdoulwwwwwwcrdou;
    m,2,11,0,3,ouuwwwwwwwwwwwwcdd;
    m,1,11,0,2,cdrolu;
    m,6,14,180,1,cruodl;
    m,6,13,270,3,lorrcl;
    m,4,11,0,1,rucdlo;
    m,8,11,180,1,uuoddwwwwwwwwwwwwc;
    m,6,8,90,2,wwwwwclorwwclorwww;
    m,9,11,180,2,wwwcrolwwcrolwwwww;
    m,4,10,180,3,rorrcrrorrcrrorrcr;
    m,7,6,180,2,wc1uodwcdouwwcdouw;
    m,0,8,0,2,wwwwc1d2ouwwwwwwww;
    m,1,9,270,2,wwwwldc1rolwcu1row;
    m,2,10,90,2,wcudrolcudrolwwwww;

  60. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 16, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    A nicer solution for Level VII, Resina Draconis
    106 cycles, 198 symbols
    c,8,11;
    p,12,12;
    t,10,9;
    b,3,8;
    b,1,4;
    c,1,10;
    b,5,6;
    t,2,1;
    m,10,11,270,1,olwwcr;
    m,5,11,0,2,orwwcl;
    m,8,9,90,1,clorww;
    m,13,9,180,2,clorww;
    m,10,12,270,2,wwcrol;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwwwcrolwwcrolw;
    m,12,8,180,3,olwwcr;
    m,6,8,0,1,crroll;
    m,8,14,180,2,wwcrol;
    m,1,14,0,1,oucuodwwcuodwwcldr;
    m,3,11,270,2,llcrro;
    m,7,14,180,2,cdouwwcdouwwcuodww;
    m,5,10,180,3,wcrolw;
    m,4,10,180,3,doulcr;
    m,9,6,180,2,ouwwcd;
    m,0,8,0,2,luorwcdluodrwwwwwc;
    m,4,4,180,3,wwcdouwwwcddouuwww;
    m,4,1,90,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwc1lorw;
    m,2,6,0,2,wwwcld11ourwwwwwww;

  61. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Zach, the “Left margin bug” happens at the top margin too.

  62. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    February 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    pantoglot: This is a known issue that is unlikely to be fixed, but thank you for the accurate and detailed bug report!

  63. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 18, 2009 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Level V, Elemental Spirits in 72 cycles and 148 symbols
    My achievement for the day. As fast as Barsin’s above, which I have not yet examined. Mine uses two of the spawn points, has a cycle of 12, and forms one finished compound every three cycles — but the start of the pipeline is "syncopated."
    This is another funny one in the I-can’t-believe-it-works category. See the silly way my wheel must bounce up and down while spinning.
    t,10,5;
    b,6,9;
    d,3,6;
    t,6,3;
    t,8,11;
    m,9,1,180,1,cuodww;
    m,7,5,90,3,llcrro;
    m,14,5,180,2,uodwwc;
    m,10,9,270,3,wclorw;
    m,7,6,180,2,lwwcro;
    m,6,5,90,3,llcrro;
    m,11,7,0,1,lorwwc;
    m,13,5,180,1,lwwcro;
    m,11,9,270,3,wclorw;
    m,3,8,0,3,clddojw;
    m,4,9,0,2,clorww;
    m,6,11,0,1,cll1orrwwwww;
    m,8,3,180,1,wwcllu11odrr;
    m,5,1,180,2,lwwwwwwwwcro;
    m,6,6,180,1,r2olwcr22olc;
    m,8,7,180,3,wwcl22orclor;
    m,9,14,270,2,wwwwwwcrolww;
    m,2,9,270,2,wwwwcju2d;

  64. McD's Gravatar McD
    February 18, 2009 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    What I thought was a rather nice solution for Verditer:
    p,7,10;
    b,4,8;
    b,9,6;
    b,11,1;
    m,4,11,270,2,llcrro;
    m,7,8,90,1,crolww;
    m,12,10,180,1,oddcuu;
    m,10,12,90,1,cllorr;
    m,7,12,90,1,cllorr;
    m,5,10,270,1,wwwwwwwwc1owwwwwww;
    m,4,10,270,1,2owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwc;
    m,4,5,90,1,wwcl1uuorddwwwwwww;
    m,5,5,90,1,dwwwwwwwwwwcluuodr;
    m,10,3,90,1,wwwwwwwcrrollwwwww;
    m,14,0,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwcuuoddww;
    m,4,0,0,3,uwwwwwwwwwwwwcddou;
    The ones requiring >18 cycles are fairly difficult due to the programming limit, at least for me. For those of you who solved them, did you write out how the different manipulators would match up, or just sort of wing it?

  65. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Well done Barsin, your Level V, Elemental Spirits is nicer looking than mine!
    I easily found a few improvements that shortened the delivery of one of the four compounds, and cut the total time to 71. (Exercise for the reader :-)
    I couldn’t find similar slack in my own design. (I have improved one of the four compounds, but it’s not the critical one for total time.) So yours beats mine!

  66. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 18, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    My Level I, Elixir of Youth, corrected. I left out one “m”.
    b,7,11;
    t,7,9;
    b,11,4;
    t,9,9;
    t,11,6;
    m,4,11,0,2,orcl;
    m,7,14,180,2,crol;
    m,11,9,270,3,odlcru;
    m,14,4,270,1,wclorw;
    m,14,6,90,3,cllorr;
    m,11,2,90,2,c22oww;
    m,8,5,270,2,rwwclo;
    m,12,8,270,3,llcllo;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwjcrolww;
    m,14,14,270,3,lwwcro;
    m,11,11,180,1,ouwwcd;
    m,5,11,0,1,wwcuod;
    m,8,13,270,1,cuuodd;

  67. February 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my solution of L VI in 123 cycles! Everything is 10 or 20 cycles long
    b,6,12;
    p,8,7;
    m,6,14,180,1,wwcrolwwww;
    m,4,12,90,1,cluodrwwww;
    m,10,12,180,2,wwwwcdouww;
    m,10,10,90,1,wwwwwjcrolwwwwww;
    m,10,11,90,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwwjclor;
    m,9,11,0,3,clor;
    m,13,14,270,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwwjolcr;
    m,13,7,180,3,olcr;
    m,8,9,270,2,wwwwwwwjcuwodwwwww;
    m,8,5,90,3,wwwwwwwjcdwwwdouuw;
    m,4,4,270,3,wwwwwwwjddoruuwwcl;
    m,2,2,0,1,wwwwwwwjwwcuodwwww;
    I love the new levels!

  68. Profligate's Gravatar Profligate
    February 20, 2009 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    This game is fiendishly addictive. I can’t remember the last time I’ve thought so hard about anything.
    Here’s my amazingly convoluted solution for V:
    d,8,7;
    t,4,5;
    t,4,9;
    b,7,11;
    b,7,3;
    m,5,7,0,1,cw1www1www1www1w;
    m,13,5,90,1,crol;
    m,11,7,180,1,orcl;
    m,9,9,270,1,crrorrww;
    m,2,5,0,2,drcluduo;
    m,4,7,180,2,cdou;
    m,7,9,180,1,wwwclorw;
    m,2,9,0,1,uduodlcr;
    m,7,5,180,1,rolwwwwc;
    m,5,3,0,2,ucdodwwu;
    m,5,11,0,2,uwwcdodu;
    m,9,5,0,1,lollwwcl;
    m,5,1,0,2,wwwwwwwcll11orrw;
    m,9,0,90,1,1lu2odrwwwwwwwwc;
    m,8,5,270,3,ddwc1uuoddwcu22o;
    m,5,13,0,2,wwcrrollwwwwwwww;
    m,8,9,90,2,uoddwc11owddwc2u;
    m,9,13,270,1,wwwwwwwwcru11odl;

  69. McD's Gravatar McD
    February 20, 2009 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Level 15 on one spawn. 204/118.
    b,3,10;
    b,7,13;
    d,5,5;
    t,10,1;
    t,12,1;
    m,1,10,90,1,clorclorclorwwclor;
    m,3,12,90,1,orcrolcrolwcrolwcl;
    m,5,14,180,1,cllorr;
    m,4,13,0,2,wwwwwcdouwwwwwwwww;
    m,4,3,90,3,2cdd2wwwwwww2ww2ww;
    m,7,11,90,1,wwwcdouwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,7,10,180,3,wwcdw1w1wdwouuwwww;
    m,7,9,270,1,wwwwwrrclluodwwwww;
    m,7,8,270,1,wwwwwwwwwwwcuuoddw;
    m,4,12,0,1,1olddwwwwwwc1wuuwr;
    m,7,1,90,2,uulodrwwwwwwwwcd11;
    m,12,3,270,1,wwwcudurrolldwwwww;

  70. February 20, 2009 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Just a thought here, wouldn’t it be great to be able to turn the glyphs just like the arms? Keep up the awesome work guys!

  71. payjack's Gravatar payjack
    February 20, 2009 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    i’ve been asking for this since the predecessor of magnum opus.
    But I think it’s by Design. At least the no Man’s Land (where you can’t place anything) around the Disposers seems to be smaller.

  72. February 20, 2009 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Yes! I finally solved level 7. Unfortunatly with 1 trash atom, but with a ccyle of 18,
    c,2,12;
    b,3,7;
    p,10,7;
    t,4,10;
    b,11,1;
    t,6,7;
    b,1,2;
    m,0,7,0,2,orclorwwclorwwwwcl;
    m,4,12,180,1,olcrolcrolwwcrolcr;
    m,2,10,0,1,orwwclorclorclorcl;
    m,10,10,90,3,wwwwwwjwcdrrorru;
    m,0,12,0,1,clorwwclorwwwwclor;
    m,11,4,0,2,wwwwwwwjclorwwwww;
    m,10,3,90,3,wlorcduwwlorwwcduw;
    m,14,1,90,1,wwcrolwww;
    m,1,7,0,1,cuudwlordwcuodwwww;
    m,11,5,270,3,wwwjclorwwwww;
    m,9,5,180,1,wwjwwwcuuodd;
    m,1,6,270,1,wwwwwwc22uodwwwwww;
    m,2,5,0,2,c2ulodrwwc2lorwwww;
    m,11,10,180,2,crolcrolwwcrolcrol;
    m,8,12,270,1,olcrolwwcrolcrolcr;
    m,6,10,180,1,clorwwclorclorclor;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwwwclorwwclorclor;
    m,8,14,180,3,cllorrwwcllorrwwww;
    m,14,8,90,3,wjwwwcllorr;
    m,14,14,180,1,wwwwwwwwjwwwcrolww;
    m,12,12,90,1,wwwclljw;
    m,4,2,180,2,wwwwwrwwwrollc22ww;

  73. February 20, 2009 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    level 8, cycle of 20 195 symbols, in 118 cycles its done! And no trash this time, anyone an idea how i can get rid of my trash atom in the previous post?
    c,12,12;
    t,10,10;
    b,4,12;
    p,7,8;
    b,1,9;
    b,1,7;
    b,11,6;
    c,7,5;
    m,7,12,90,1,crolw;
    m,4,10,90,3,cdouw;
    m,12,8,90,1,wwwwwwjwwc11uodrr;
    m,14,6,180,2,wwwwwwjcdouwwwwww;
    m,7,1,180,3,wwjclr2o;
    m,1,5,270,3,jc22ddorruu;
    m,2,5,90,1,wjcudlulorrd;
    m,4,7,180,1,wwwwwwwjwwrlowwucd;
    m,4,9,90,3,jwcdou;
    m,5,8,90,3,wjwwcddloruu;
    m,1,12,0,2,wwjwwwwwwclor;
    m,12,14,180,1,crolw;
    m,12,10,90,1,jwcrol;
    m,12,9,270,3,wwwwwjuwwc11dorr;
    m,11,8,270,3,wwwwwwwjwluucr1ddo;
    m,10,8,90,1,wwjwcrol;
    m,9,6,90,1,wwwwwwwjddlwwcuulo;

  74. February 20, 2009 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Level 9, easy one, 135 symbols, 30 cycle scheme, and 173 cycles till the end.
    b,12,12;
    b,4,12;
    t,11,4;
    t,13,4;
    b,7,8;
    m,12,14,180,1,crolw;
    m,13,10,90,1,wwwwwwwjwwwwwwwc2o;
    m,10,12,0,1,wjcuodw;
    m,10,10,0,1,cll11orrwwwwwww;
    m,7,12,270,1,crolcrorwwwwwww;
    m,4,10,270,3,cdd2ouurrwwwwww;
    m,7,10,0,2,wwwwwcluodrwwww;
    m,4,8,90,3,wwwwc1wwlolwwww;
    m,11,8,180,1,rodlwwwwwcuu12d;
    m,12,2,90,1,wc11ruuolddwwww;

  75. February 20, 2009 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    level 10! 161 symbols, done in 99 cycles and i used a cycle of 16. Cool level!
    p,9,10;
    t,12,12;
    d,3,5;
    b,1,12;
    b,9,5;
    t,4,10;
    m,6,6,90,1,wjl1ollc1l;
    m,1,14,0,2,cdlourww;
    m,2,14,0,1,wjclorclor;
    m,7,10,90,3,cddloruuwwwwwwww;
    m,12,14,180,1,crol;
    m,10,12,270,1,orcl;
    m,9,7,0,2,wjorwwwwwwwwwwwwcl;
    m,10,7,0,1,wjclorwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,2,9,0,3,cdoucljwwwwww11;
    m,12,5,180,3,wjwwcdodc11ouucdou;
    m,4,12,270,1,wwwjlcuwwrod;
    m,4,7,90,1,wwwwwwwwwjc12lloll;
    m,7,5,270,3,wjorwwwwcl;

  76. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 20, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Level VIII, Asisite and Rust, neatly done in 89 cycles, with 96 symbols. Cycle time is 8. Is there any way to squeeze the cycle?
    b,2,11;
    b,5,8;
    c,2,6;
    t,12,8;
    c,12,12;
    p,9,6;
    m,7,11,90,2,crol;
    m,1,14,0,2,clor;
    m,5,11,180,2,oucd;
    m,0,11,0,2,oucd;
    m,3,8,90,2,clorwwww;
    m,2,8,0,1,2uorcld2;
    m,5,5,90,3,wwcdrrolluwwwwww;
    m,6,5,90,3,wwwwwwwwwwcdloru;
    m,12,14,270,1,olcr;
    m,10,8,0,1,clor;
    m,12,6,180,3,wwwwwwwrolwwwwc1;
    m,10,12,0,1,clor;
    m,12,10,270,1,olcr;

  77. February 20, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    your cycle time is 16 i think, nice solution though! I’m still working on 11. Already spend too much time today…

  78. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Gandalf, you are right, I misspoke. I construct a “square” every eight cycle but alternate squares go different ways.
    The question is whether the cycle time could be improved. The glyphs of spawning would put the lower bound at just 8 cycles, but I doubt you could fit enough manipulators in.

  79. February 21, 2009 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    yea i se,
    In the meanwhile i made a solution for level 11! cycle of 10, done in 75 cycles but with 204 commands.
    p,7,12;
    b,3,9;
    b,9,9;
    t,12,5;
    t,12,7;
    m,7,9,90,2,wwwjcrolcrolww;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwwwcluodr;
    m,7,14,180,2,cdroulwwww;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwclorwwww;
    m,3,11,180,1,wwwwcrolww;
    m,6,9,180,1,wwwwwwjcuwwwwrold;
    m,9,5,180,2,wwwjc2luodrwww;
    m,9,6,90,2,wwwjlorwc22www;
    m,12,3,90,2,wwwjwwwcr2uodl;
    m,10,2,180,2,wwwwwjdwwwwcuuod;
    m,12,9,90,2,jwwwwcdroul;
    m,13,9,90,1,wwwwjwwwwcruodl;
    m,10,12,90,1,crolcrolww;
    m,10,11,90,2,wjwwwwclworw;
    m,8,14,0,1,wwclorwwww;
    m,12,14,0,1,wwwwwwwwwwwjwcror;

  80. February 21, 2009 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    level 12, 144 commands, 16 cycle, took 100 cycles. I think it’s doable with a 8 cycle though
    t,10,10;
    c,8,12;
    p,7,8;
    b,4,6;
    c,2,12;
    t,2,8;
    m,8,10,90,1,wjclor;
    m,10,12,90,1,crol;
    m,10,8,90,1,crol;
    m,7,10,90,3,cddllorruuwwwwww;
    m,0,6,0,3,wwwwwwwwwjorwwwwcl;
    m,4,10,90,3,wwwwwwwwwjwwwwcrol;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwwwwwjwwwwcrol;
    m,2,10,90,1,wwwwjclludorr;
    m,2,6,90,1,wwwwwwwwwjwwwclorw;
    m,5,8,270,1,orclww1ww1ww1www;
    m,4,2,90,3,cl2orwwwwwwwwwww;

  81. February 21, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    …and level 13. cycle of 12, it takes 77 cycles and has 124 symbols.
    p,11,11;
    b,8,8;
    b,3,5;
    b,2,2;
    m,12,9,90,2,wjcdou;
    m,4,10,90,2,wjcdou;
    m,8,11,0,1,wjcuod;
    m,11,8,90,2,cdou;
    m,9,10,0,1,wjclor;
    m,4,8,90,3,clor;
    m,4,11,90,2,cdou;
    m,7,11,90,2,clor;
    m,12,14,180,1,crol;
    m,1,5,0,3,douuwwwwwwcd;
    m,8,5,90,2,wwwjcrol;
    m,5,7,270,1,wwwwcuodwwww;
    m,5,8,270,2,wwc1owwwwwww;
    m,7,5,180,2,dwwwwwc2uuod;
    m,0,4,0,1,owwwwwwwwwc2;
    m,2,0,90,3,cl22orwwwwww;

  82. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 21, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Level IX, Focusing Crystal — it’s not so easy if you aim to minimize the time. I managed to get it down to 46, with 116 symbols. The two arms at the top do the same steps on a 12-cycle, on alternate compounds — just to save one cycle of hand-off from arm to arm. (One of these two is slower than the other, but the faster one does the fifth and last unit.)
    All the rest is on a 6-cycle.
    I wonder if some cleverness might trim out another cycle.
    b,1,12;
    b,12,12;
    t,13,3;
    b,10,4;
    b,9,6;
    b,6,8;
    t,13,1;
    m,5,12,180,3,odcuw2;
    m,2,14,270,1,orcl;
    m,4,12,90,1,crol;
    m,9,8,270,1,lwwcro;
    m,7,6,90,3,cddouu;
    m,7,12,90,1,clloll;
    m,6,12,180,3,cr2olw;
    m,13,14,180,2,cdrolu;
    m,10,12,0,2,drcluo;
    m,12,14,270,1,olwwcr;
    m,12,8,90,3,cl2orw;
    m,10,8,0,1,rcrror;
    m,11,8,270,1,orucdl;
    m,13,5,180,2,cudrol;
    m,7,11,270,2,llcllo;
    m,7,10,90,2,lorucd;
    m,10,2,0,2,wwwwc12llorr;
    m,11,2,0,1,2lulordrwwc1;

  83. February 22, 2009 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    geez, nice work. In my solution for 9 the first molecule isn’t even ready yet when your done. Thats fast. I wasn;t focussed on the speed on that one, but i’ll give it a try i think since i’m done with the last 2 levels!
    14: cycle of 16, 167 symbols, time: 96. Maybe it cam be done faster if you manage to use a glyph of duplication.
    p,12,11;
    b,9,9;
    b,1,10;
    b,5,7;
    b,1,12;
    m,4,12,180,1,wjcuodcuodcu1odwww;
    m,2,14,0,1,clorclorclorclor;
    m,4,10,90,3,wjcddroruu;
    m,4,11,90,2,wjwwwwclorclorclor;
    m,7,11,90,2,cluodlww;
    m,8,11,0,2,wwjcuod;
    m,10,11,90,2,clorclorclorwwww;
    m,12,9,90,1,cllwlorw;
    m,10,7,90,1,wwwwwcr1uu1oddlw;
    m,7,9,90,1,clorwwwwclorclor;
    m,6,9,0,3,www2dowwwwcuodcu;
    m,1,7,0,3,wjrwwwcl1o;
    m,6,5,270,1,drrclluo;
    p,12,11;
    b,9,9;
    b,1,10;
    b,5,7;
    b,1,12;
    m,4,12,180,1,wjcuodcuodcu1odwww;
    m,2,14,0,1,clorclorclorclor;
    m,4,10,90,3,wjcddroruu;
    m,4,11,90,2,wjwwwwclorclorclor;
    m,7,11,90,2,cluodlww;
    m,8,11,0,2,wwjcuod;
    m,10,11,90,2,clorclorclorwwww;
    m,12,9,90,1,cllwlorw;
    m,10,7,90,1,wwwwwcr1uu1oddlw;
    m,7,9,90,1,clorwwwwclorclor;
    m,6,9,0,3,www2dowwwwcuodcu;
    m,1,7,0,3,wjrwwwcl1o;
    m,6,5,270,1,drrclluo;

  84. February 22, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    level 15: Cycle 16, 119 symbols, time: 98. Could be done faster i think, but it’s pretty hard.
    b,3,4;
    b,6,7;
    t,11,13;
    t,9,13;
    d,3,9;
    m,11,10,0,2,lorrwwcl;
    m,10,11,0,1,lcrr11ol;
    m,8,4,180,3,ouuwcdwd;
    m,7,4,180,2,cldoruww;
    m,6,4,180,2,wwcdouww;
    m,1,4,270,1,crolcror;
    m,3,2,270,1,olclorcl;
    m,4,7,90,1,jclor;
    m,2,6,90,2,wwcwwwjwww2;
    m,2,7,0,1,crojw;
    m,7,10,270,1,11uwuoddwwwwwwwc;
    m,7,9,270,3,wjwwwcuwrolcddouww;
    m,1,9,90,2,wwwjlorc;

  85. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 22, 2009 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Level VIII, Asisite and Rust again –
    Now only 87 cycles (two less than my last solution), and 128 symbols (32 more).
    Cycle time is still 16, but I figured out how to deliver the mercury at a faster rate, intermittently, which reduces the trip time for Rust by 5 — though it saves me only 2 overall, because of the overlap with the Asisite.
    b,2,11;
    b,5,8;
    c,2,6;
    c,13,11;
    t,11,9;
    p,8,7;
    m,7,11,90,2,crol;
    m,1,14,0,2,clor;
    m,5,11,180,2,oucd;
    m,0,11,0,2,oucd;
    m,3,8,90,2,clorwwww;
    m,2,8,0,1,2uorcld2;
    m,5,5,90,3,wwcdrrolluwwwwww;
    m,6,6,90,2,wwwwwwwwwwcdloru;
    m,13,14,180,2,wwwwwwcrolcrolww;
    m,10,11,90,2,wwwwwwwwclorclor;
    m,11,11,0,1,clor;
    m,13,9,180,1,olcr;
    m,9,9,270,1,orcl;
    m,11,7,90,1,crol;
    m,7,3,90,3,wwwlorwwwwwwwwc1;

  86. payjack's Gravatar payjack
    February 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    the levels with a baron wheel are a pain in the rear as you cant place them freely.
    they take up precious space, too.

  87. February 24, 2009 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    You can place whereever you want, you just have to bring them there..
    And Pantoglot, i’m having a lot of trouble with improving level 9. Keep running out of space and time for contructing… Won’t give up though!

  88. Pantoglot's Gravatar Pantoglot
    February 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I saw a compilation of very fast solutions on Kongregate, and they all beat mine… I am humbled. Even bettered my Level IX by two.
    A cycle of just 8 is attainable for Level VIII, Asisite and Rust.

  89. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Focusing Crystal with very few parts – and recycles the trash
    b,7,11;
    t,5,7;
    t,3,7;
    m,4,11,90,2,clu2odrw;
    m,11,11,180,2,wwwwwjc2orwwwwww;
    m,10,12,0,1,wwwcrolw;
    m,12,14,270,1,wwwwcrowww;
    m,10,11,90,2,wwjcrdoluww;
    m,4,10,270,2,owwwwwcl12;
    m,8,6,180,3,crol;

  90. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 24, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Hello Zach,
    I was wondering if you would mind me making a website that stores and ranks solutions so that visitors can compare other peoples results?
    I will right it in PHP and if think it is useful then I will send on the scripts.

  91. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 25, 2009 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Focusing Crystal 54 cycles – and not an inch to spare
    b,12,12;
    b,8,7;
    b,2,4;
    b,2,6;
    b,1,12;
    t,11,5;
    t,13,5;
    m,10,11,0,1,wwc2ow;
    m,9,10,270,3,odcu;
    m,9,9,270,1,cuod;
    m,6,7,0,1,orcl;
    m,7,12,90,1,wjclor;
    m,7,11,90,2,wwwjcrol;
    m,6,11,270,1,olcr;
    m,8,9,180,1,crol;
    m,5,5,180,3,rrcllo;
    m,13,14,180,2,cdrolu;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwjcrolww;
    m,10,12,90,1,wjcluodr;
    m,9,12,0,2,clorww;
    m,6,12,0,2,clor;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwwwjcdloru;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwwwwwwwjclorww;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwwwwwjcruodl;
    m,5,12,180,2,wwwwjcruold;
    m,5,6,90,1,jwcr2ol;
    m,7,5,180,3,rrollc;
    m,12,7,270,1,wwc21o;
    m,12,2,90,1,llorrc;
    m,11,3,180,2,rwcwlo;

  92. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    February 25, 2009 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Robert: While that’s not a bad idea, it’s probably not necessary; the popularity of The Codex is winding down. A group of players over at Kongregate have effectively documented the entire game, including best solutions for every level, so if you’re interested in getting competitive you should check out what they’re up to. You can find their thread here:
    http://www.kongregate.com/forums/3/topics/31992

  93. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 25, 2009 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    Stannite 63 cycles
    b,1,12;
    p,5,10;
    b,5,6;
    b,11,4;
    t,8,8;
    m,1,14,0,2,cdloruwwww;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwwjclorwwwwww;
    m,4,12,90,1,wjcruodlwwww;
    m,5,12,270,1,wwoluucddr;
    m,6,14,0,3,wwjclor;
    m,5,8,270,2,llcdruurod;
    m,10,10,180,3,wwjolcr;
    m,8,10,270,1,lwwwwwwcro;
    m,6,8,90,1,wwwwwclorw;
    m,10,8,270,1,lwwwwwwcro;
    m,12,6,180,1,wwwwwcrolw;
    m,8,6,180,1,lcrowwwwww;
    m,8,5,270,2,rlolwwwwcr;

  94. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    February 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Sunlight Heart – 100 cycles
    t,13,11;
    b,1,12;
    b,2,7;
    b,2,9;
    b,10,6;
    p,7,8;
    m,5,7,0,2,;
    m,0,7,0,3,wwwwcddorucdlouu;
    m,2,5,0,2,uoddrwwcuuoddclu;
    m,4,11,90,2,clluodrrwwwwwwww;
    m,4,12,180,2,dlwwwwcruodlcruo;
    m,2,14,270,1,orwwwwwwclorwwcl;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwwwcdlorucdloru;
    m,0,14,0,3,wwclorwwwwwwwwww;
    m,0,9,90,2,clorwwwwwwclorww;
    m,7,6,0,1,lcruuoddrcluuodd;
    m,8,12,0,3,clor;
    m,12,8,180,3,olcr;
    m,7,11,90,2,wwwwwwwwwwcllorr;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwcrol;
    m,10,12,0,1,orwwwwwwwwclorcl;
    m,5,8,180,1,wwcr1olwwwwwwwww;
    m,8,5,270,1,luwwwc2dwwwrr2ol;
    m,11,2,0,2,lwlolwwwwwwwwwcl;

  95. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    March 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Potash 43 Cycles
    b,12,12;
    b,6,12;
    d,2,8;
    d,9,8;
    m,4,12,0,1,uodrcl;
    m,6,14,270,1,wjolwwcr;
    m,7,14,270,1,lucdro;
    m,0,14,0,3,clojw;
    m,3,5,90,1,llorrc;
    m,1,2,0,1,wwc1ow;
    m,7,8,180,3,lwwcro;
    m,7,5,90,2,cdojw;
    m,0,8,90,1,wwcluwwwwdojw;
    m,5,8,0,1,wwcluulrdrojw;
    m,6,8,0,1,1wwwc2;
    m,13,14,180,2,wjcdrolu;
    m,12,14,270,1,wjolwwcr;
    m,10,12,0,2,wjdrcluo;
    m,13,9,90,2,wjcrolww;
    m,10,6,90,2,douucd;
    m,10,5,0,2,rcllor;
    m,13,3,180,2,owwwc2;

  96. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    March 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Baron Wheel 51 cycles -
    b,9,12;
    d,4,8;
    m,9,14,180,1,crol;
    m,7,12,0,1,orcl;
    m,12,12,180,1,oucdw1w1w1;
    m,6,12,0,3,cl222orwww;
    m,1,8,0,1,c2222owwww;
    m,3,10,0,3,c2lodcd2oljw;
    m,2,4,90,3,wwwwwwclow;
    m,7,6,270,1,orrwwc2lwl;

  97. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    March 6, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Baron Wheel 49 Cycles -
    d,8,8;
    b,12,5;
    m,11,14,180,3,crol;
    m,7,10,0,3,orcl;
    m,11,8,180,1,olcr;
    m,9,10,0,1,clor;
    m,12,8,180,2,crol;
    m,9,5,0,2,orcl;
    m,9,6,0,3,wwwwclorww;
    m,6,12,270,2,c2oljw;
    m,10,5,0,2,w1w1odcuw1;
    m,4,8,0,2,w1doc1u1w1;
    m,6,5,90,2,wwwjr2wrolwwwc;

  98. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    March 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Baron Wheel 52 cycles (still trying)
    d,8,8;
    b,12,5;
    m,11,14,180,3,crol;
    m,7,10,0,3,orcl;
    m,11,8,180,1,olcr;
    m,9,10,0,1,clor;
    m,12,8,180,2,crol;
    m,9,5,0,2,orcl;
    m,9,6,0,3,wwwwclorww;
    m,6,12,270,2,c2oljw;
    m,10,5,0,2,w1w1odcuw1;
    m,4,8,0,2,w1doc1u1w1;
    m,6,5,90,2,wwwjr2wrolwwwc;

  99. Rodolfo's Gravatar Rodolfo
    March 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Lunar Caustic: Level X.
    It was hard and i cant find a way to be faster…
    111 cycles to finish and 572 symbols
    t,12,12;
    p,8,9;
    b,2,7;
    t,12,7;
    b,11,3;
    b,2,3;
    d,1,12;
    m,5,9,90,2,wwclorwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,0,14,270,1,11wwwwwwwwc11wwwww;
    m,7,12,90,1,crolwwwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,2,14,0,1,wwwwwwwwclorclorww;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwcrolcrolcrolwwww;
    m,10,12,90,1,clorclorclorwwwwww;
    m,0,10,270,1,wwwwwwcl2lorjw;
    m,0,6,90,2,wwwwcdorjw;
    m,4,11,90,2,wclluorrdwclluorrd;
    m,0,7,0,3,wwwwwcdouwwwwwcdou;
    m,9,12,0,2,wwclorclorwwwwwwww;
    m,8,5,90,3,wwwwwwwwwwcdroulww;
    m,2,10,90,1,clluorrdwwclluorrd;
    m,3,9,0,3,clldodjw;
    m,12,9,90,2,wwwwcrolcrolwwwwww;
    m,10,5,90,1,r11rorrwwwwwwwwwwc;
    m,12,10,90,1,wwwwwwwwwwclluorrd;
    m,14,12,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwcruold;
    m,14,2,90,2,;
    m,12,5,270,1,llwwwwwwwwwwwwcrro;
    m,14,3,180,3,wwwwcdouwwwwwwwwww;
    m,10,1,180,3,ouwwwwwwwwwwwwcdlr;
    m,14,7,270,1,ollwwwwwwwwwwwwcrr;
    m,11,5,0,2,currodllwwwwwwwwww;
    m,5,5,0,1,wwwwcluuorddwwwwww;
    m,2,5,90,1,wwwwcr2rollwwwwwww;
    m,10,0,90,2,wwwwwwcrw1olwwwwww;
    m,2,1,90,1,wwwwwwwwc1w2owwwww;
    m,0,3,0,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwcdouww;
    m,6,7,0,3,rrwwwwwwwwwwwwcllo;
    m,3,5,270,1,rwwwwwwwwwwwwwwclo;
    m,3,1,0,1,wwwwwwwwcrolwwwwww;
    m,3,0,0,2,wwwwwwwwwwc11rwlow;
    m,4,1,0,1,1uodwwwwwwwwwwwwc1;

  100. ORE's Gravatar ORE
    March 16, 2009 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I found a bug in his game.
    level 13
    b,1,12;
    b,5,9;
    b,5,7;
    m,4,12,90,1,crolww;
    m,5,12,180,2,wwcuod;
    m,0,8,0,3,orwwwwwwwwwwwwwwcl;
    m,2,8,0,1,cuuoddwwwwwwwwwwww;

  101. Zach M's Gravatar Zach M
    March 18, 2009 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    lvl 1
    This game is downright neat.
    t,6,12;
    t,2,12;
    t,2,10;
    t,6,10;
    b,10,9;
    b,11,7;
    b,5,8;
    b,2,8;
    m,2,14,0,1,cluuoddlww;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwcllowwww;
    m,0,8,0,3,wwcduodcuo;
    m,6,14,180,1,wddwcruuor;
    m,2,6,270,3,cddouuwwll;
    m,4,6,270,3,cddouuwwrr;
    m,6,6,270,3,cddouuwwll;
    m,8,8,0,2,cr1rowwwww;
    m,11,3,90,3,wwwwwwcrol;
    m,8,9,90,1,clolw;
    m,14,7,90,2,cdroruwwww;
    m,8,14,180,1,wwcluodlww;
    m,14,14,180,3,lljwcrorwwwww;

  102. Marc Durant's Gravatar Marc Durant
    March 20, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Elemental Spirits in 60 symbols, 181 moves:
    b,9,5;
    t,7,3;
    d,6,7;
    m,7,5,270,3,cddudouu;
    m,9,3,0,1,22orrcll;
    m,10,7,0,2,crrrdour;
    m,9,7,180,1,cuuj1wwwwwww;
    m,11,7,90,3,ollcrr22;
    m,7,11,270,3,rc11rror;
    m,3,7,90,3,11rrorrc;
    Tychic Alloy (this one took me weeks) 264 symbols, 118 moves
    p,6,11;
    b,2,8;
    p,5,6;
    m,6,14,180,1,cruoldcruoldwwwwww;
    m,4,11,90,2,wwcdloruwcdloruwww;
    m,2,11,0,3,wwwcdlourwwwwwwwww;
    m,7,14,270,2,wwwwwwwwwjorcl;
    m,10,11,90,2,wwwwwwwwwjcrol;
    m,10,9,90,3,wwcddlojw;
    m,13,14,180,2,wwwwwwcdrojw;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwwwwwwcrojw;
    m,10,10,90,3,cdoucdldojw;
    m,12,6,90,2,cdroluwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,12,7,90,2,cdouwwwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,12,8,90,3,cddouuwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,14,14,180,3,wwcdrwwdojw;
    m,10,12,0,2,wcdouucdowwwwwwwww;
    m,8,6,0,1,clloucr22ocruoddww;
    m,6,8,90,2,crolwwcrolcrolwwww;
    m,5,8,180,2,wwwdroldcuwwwuwwww;

  103. Robert's Gravatar Robert
    March 25, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Tychic Alloy 107 Cycles (two longer than the record)
    p,6,11;
    b,9,7;
    m,10,11,180,2,olcr;
    m,7,14,0,2,clor;
    m,13,7,180,2,oucd;
    m,12,6,180,2,cdou;
    m,6,13,270,1,olcr;
    m,6,7,270,3,wwwwrrcdou;
    m,6,8,270,2,wwcdouwwrr;
    m,1,5,0,2,;
    m,6,9,90,2,cdou;
    m,6,14,180,1,cruuoddrww;
    m,4,12,270,1,clolwwwwww;
    m,4,11,90,2,wwcdloulww;
    m,4,10,90,3,wwwwcdourr;
    m,9,10,180,2,crol;
    m,9,11,180,2,crorwwwwww;
    m,9,5,90,2,wwcdrrouww;

  104. wicherh's Gravatar wicherh
    April 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Yohimbine in 69 cycles:
    b,7,11;
    c,2,12;
    b,4,9;
    b,6,7;
    b,1,2;
    m,10,11,90,2,wwcdroluww;
    m,8,13,270,1,wwwwwc1oww;
    m,7,14,0,2,clorcdluor;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwcrruolld;
    m,5,11,0,1,wjwwwwwwclor;
    m,4,7,90,1,clulordrww;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwwwjclorw;
    m,1,6,270,2,jcuodw;
    m,1,0,90,3,cddouuwwww;
    m,2,4,0,1,wjwwcl2ww1or;
    m,4,2,180,1,jwwcrr22oll;
    m,1,8,90,2,wjwwcrruolld;
    m,1,7,90,3,crrollwwww;

  105. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    April 25, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    MAKE ANOTHER CODEX NOW!!!

  106. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    April 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    …..with a level editor please?

  107. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    April 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    LEVEL EDITOR!
    NOW!
    OR I’LL SEND YOU TO YOUR ROOM!

  108. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    May 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Steve’s excessively slow Tychic Alloy fails by jamming after 4057 cycles.

  109. Keldor's Gravatar Keldor
    May 4, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Yep, Steve’s jams alright, though I got it jamming at 3875 cycles. Interesting that it’s a different place, since a jam (as opposed to a collision) shouldn’t be having any time sampling based errors…

  110. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    May 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    strange…

  111. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    May 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    oops…my comment (a few above this) should have said doom, not room.

  112. StageLeft's Gravatar StageLeft
    May 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my Level VII (Resina Draconis) in 107 with 9 and 18 cycle manipulators;
    c,6,12;
    t,8,10;
    p,10,6;
    b,2,9;
    b,2,5;
    m,4,12,90,1,wwclorclorclorwwww;
    m,6,14,180,1,crolcrolcrolcrolww;
    m,8,12,180,1,wwwwcrolcrolwwwwww;
    m,6,10,90,1,wwclorclorclorwwww;
    m,11,10,180,2,wwwwwwcrolwwcrolww;
    m,14,6,90,3,wwcrolwww;
    m,11,4,90,2,wwwwwwcdouwwcdouww;
    m,11,9,270,1,wwwwwwwwcuodwwcuod;
    m,10,10,90,3,clorwwwww;
    m,8,7,90,2,wwwwclorwwclorwwww;
    m,6,9,90,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwwwcrol;
    m,3,12,0,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwclorww;
    m,5,9,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwwwcuod;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwwwwwwwwwwwwwclor;
    m,4,11,180,2,olwwwwwwwwwwwwwwcr;
    m,7,6,0,2,wclorwwww;
    m,0,9,0,2,cluodrwwwwwwcdouww;
    m,4,7,180,3,wwwcddouu;
    m,3,7,0,1,cl2orwwwwwcrolwwww;
    m,5,10,0,2,wwwwwwwwclorwwwwww;
    m,1,7,0,3,orclorwwwwwwwwwwcl;
    m,4,3,180,2,llwclldou;
    m,5,5,90,1,wwwwclwwwwwwrrolww;
    m,2,7,270,2,douuwwwcd;
    m,6,5,270,3,lwwwwwcdouc111wrow;

  113. StageLeft's Gravatar StageLeft
    June 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my Level XIV (Sunlight Heart) in 93 with an 18 cycle.
    b,3,9;
    b,6,6;
    p,10,9;
    m,1,14,0,2,clor;
    m,4,11,180,2,olcr;
    m,1,9,90,1,clor;
    m,3,11,270,1,olcr;
    m,6,8,180,1,wwwwwwwwcrolwwww;
    m,6,9,180,1,ouwwcdw1ouwwwwcd;
    m,13,9,90,1,wwcrolcrolcrolww;
    m,10,11,90,2,clorclorclorwwww;
    m,7,11,90,2,clorwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,10,7,90,3,wwcddouuwwwwwwww;
    m,0,9,0,2,cuodwwwwwwcuodww;
    m,7,9,270,2,orwwwwwwwwwwwwcl;
    m,4,6,90,2,wwculdorwwwwclor;
    m,3,6,0,2,oucdodwwwwc1ouc2;
    m,4,5,0,2,wwwwwwcluordwwww;
    m,3,1,0,1,wwwwwwwwwcuuoddw;

  114. Darren's Gravatar Darren
    June 11, 2009 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    How’s this for a cool baron wheel:
    b,9,12;
    d,6,9;
    m,9,14,180,1,crolcrol;
    m,13,12,180,3,wwcdw1w1w1ou;
    m,7,12,0,1,wrclorclowww;
    m,3,9,0,3,cdwdwj1;
    m,10,9,0,2,dll111oluwcl;
    m,8,6,90,2,wwwwwwcllorr;

  115. Tobiwanz's Gravatar Tobiwanz
    June 11, 2009 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I love this game, it’s a real mental workout.
    Can anyone enlighten me on how you get a 20-cycle system? Or (more likely) what that means?
    Cheers :)

  116. compsciguy's Gravatar compsciguy
    June 11, 2009 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    It’s impossible to get a manipulator to run on a twenty cycle system. You CAN, however, set up an entire system that takes 20 cycles to finish a structure, but only on the original game. Magnum Opus is WAAAAAY too hard to do anything in under 20 cycles. It takes 20 cycles just to beat Aqua Vitae (#1 from Codex).
    All of the different cycle listings posted are for different parts of the system. One cycle is the amount of time it takes to completely execute one symbol’s instruction. A manipulator can only hold 18 symbols though, so you can’t actually get a manipulator to run on a twenty cycle loop.

  117. Tobiwanz's Gravatar Tobiwanz
    June 14, 2009 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    ohhhhhhh! Thanks compsciguy :)
    Also, in trying to solve Potash and Orpiment, i think i’ve found a bug.
    Note the manipulators around the right hand side spawning glyph, sometimes when the fire atom is moved (from rest above the spawning glyph) sometimes the two atoms collide and sometimes they don’t. Is this a bug?
    Level code:
    d,7,10;
    b,10,8;
    b,1,10;
    m,9,5,90,2,cl1l1ollwwwwwwwwww;
    m,10,10,90,3,uwcddwroluuwwwwwww;
    m,8,13,270,1,wwwwwcloruwwcrdolw;
    m,2,13,0,3,wwwwwwwcdl11oruwww;
    m,1,14,0,2,cluodrwwwwwwcluodr;
    m,3,6,90,3,crrorrwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,11,10,180,2,wwwwwwwcdllloluwww;
    m,13,8,180,2,wwwwc22owwwwwwwwww;
    m,5,9,0,1,c2ww11ww2wwwwwwwww;
    m,10,11,90,1,clluodrrwwwwwwwwww;
    m,8,14,0,1,cluudodrcluuorddww;

  118. compsciguy's Gravatar compsciguy
    June 14, 2009 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure. There have been reports of that happening before. I think it just depends on when your computer decides to do a collision check during the movement. Zach, IS it a bug?

  119. Zach's Gravatar Zach
    June 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Probably.

  120. green eagle's Gravatar green eagle
    July 19, 2009 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    Absolutely love this engineering game

  121. Blueation's Gravatar Blueation
    July 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    good news for you, green eagle, there are forums!
    http://forums.zachtronicsindustries.com/

  122. Tezmeister's Gravatar Tezmeister
    July 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    You can get a manipulator to run on a 20-cycle loop, but it won’t be very useful for most of those cycles :D . You can either give it four symbols, then rotate it one quarter, or give it eight and rotate it halfway round. This way, it takes 20 cycles to get back to the start of the loop.
    You can see 20-cycle loops in my rather minimalist solution to Elixir of Youth, which I am quite proud of seeing as it uses just 39 symbols and only one spawn. Unfortunately it takes 139 cycles to produce 5 molecules :D
    b,7,12;
    c,8,8;
    c,10,8;
    t,12,6;
    t,12,4;
    t,12,2;
    m,5,12,0,1,oucd;
    m,6,8,90,3,cdrou;
    m,10,12,90,1,crol;
    m,7,14,270,1,rc2ow;
    m,7,10,270,1,owrc1;
    m,10,2,270,1,olcll2;
    m,12,8,270,2,lllcdruuod;

  123. Tezmeister's Gravatar Tezmeister
    July 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I have a 60 symbol/72 cycle Yohimbine if anyone’s interested :)
    b,1,12;
    b,12,12;
    b,8,8;
    c,4,4;
    m,12,14,180,1,crol;
    m,2,14,0,1,clor;
    m,4,12,180,2,odcuowc1odcu;
    m,10,12,0,2,odcuowc2odcu;
    m,9,12,0,3,cl22ol;
    m,5,12,180,3,cr1orw;
    m,4,8,270,3,ddrcuu22loww;
    m,4,2,0,1,rclo;

  124. Tezmeister's Gravatar Tezmeister
    July 29, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I see what you mean now… Baron Wheel is not as easy as it first seems :/

  125. Tezmeister's Gravatar Tezmeister
    July 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Turns out I managed to solve Baron Wheel with just 37 symbols, and 111 cycles. Doing the 20-cycle loop isn’t too hard, all you need is the right method. Anyway here’s my Baron Wheel solution:
    b,1,12;
    b,12,12;
    b,8,8;
    c,4,4;
    m,12,14,180,1,crol;
    m,2,14,0,1,clor;
    m,4,12,180,2,odcuowc1odcu;
    m,10,12,0,2,odcuowc2odcu;
    m,9,12,0,3,cl22ol;
    m,5,12,180,3,cr1orw;
    m,4,8,270,3,ddrcuu22loww;
    m,4,2,0,1,rclo;

  126. Tezmeister's Gravatar Tezmeister
    July 31, 2009 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Ignore my Baron Wheel solution, just realised I put my Yohimbine solution in instead :/

  127. Tezmeister's Gravatar Tezmeister
    July 31, 2009 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    It turns out I forgot to save my old Baron Wheel – but I’ve got another with only 3 more cycles – a total of 114 :D
    b,9,12;
    d,8,9;
    m,12,12,90,1,urcdo;
    m,10,14,270,1,owc1;
    m,9,14,180,1,crol;
    m,14,12,180,2,crdou;
    m,12,9,180,1,rorcll1111;
    m,12,2,90,3,rolc;
    m,7,11,270,1,c1111;

  128. Axoren's Gravatar Axoren
    August 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    d,12,6;
    t,11,10;
    c,9,12;
    m,9,14,180,1,crol;
    m,9,10,90,1,clor;
    m,13,10,180,1,crol;
    m,13,11,270,2,cuod;
    m,13,9,270,1,cuod;
    m,13,2,90,3,cdou;
    m,13,1,90,3,cdou;
    m,13,0,90,3,cdou;
    m,10,3,0,1,oucd;
    m,13,3,180,1,odcu;
    m,4,5,0,3,crol;
    m,10,5,270,1,clor;
    m,14,3,180,1,odcu;
    m,2,14,0,1,cuod;
    m,3,14,0,1,cuod;
    m,4,14,0,1,cuod;
    m,4,7,90,1,odcu;
    m,4,8,90,1,odcu;
    m,4,9,90,1,odcu;
    m,4,10,90,1,odcu;
    m,4,11,90,1,odcu;
    m,7,6,90,2,cluj2www;
    Baron’s Wheel. The March of the Elements.

  129. hxhl95's Gravatar hxhl95
    August 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    verditer:
    If anyone can help me (somehow….) get rid of that jam at cycle 24, that’d be appreciated :)
    p,7,10;
    b,2,4;
    b,2,2;
    b,3,8;
    m,8,8,90,3,uucddo;
    m,5,10,0,1,wclorw;
    m,4,12,270,1,llcrro;
    m,7,12,90,1,crroll;
    m,10,12,90,1,crolww;
    m,3,0,90,1,wwwwwwwwwwclorwwww;
    m,6,8,180,2,dwwcuo;
    m,3,6,180,2,rodllwwwwwwwwwcru2;
    m,4,6,90,3,ddouuc;
    m,2,6,90,1,wwwwwcru2rodllwwww;
    m,7,8,180,2,uoddcu;
    (I’m pretty convinced it’s not possible unless there’s a major change in design, but I just MIGHT be wrong)

  130. Josh's Gravatar Josh
    October 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I agree, there needs to be an editor. This game is to much fun and It would be even better of we could make our own levels so that others can solve them.

  131. snowyowl's Gravatar snowyowl
    October 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Here’s my level for the Baron’s Wheel. It’s not particularly fast or economical (77 symbols and 111 cycles to complete, and a period of one molecule every 20 cycles), it just has one cool feature: the wheel you are given at first is not kept. Instead, each wheel is duplicated off the one that came before it; once it’s complete, it takes the place of the old one. Unfortunately, the occasional salt atom slips through the system, hence the trash pile at the top-right. Still, it only has 5 atoms by the end of the level, so not too bad. I’m trying to make a workaround so I don’t need trash at all.
    d,10,10;
    b,7,6;
    b,12,2;
    m,4,10,0,2,cu1odwww;
    m,7,10,90,3,clor;
    m,3,14,0,3,wwclo;
    m,3,6,90,3,clor;
    m,5,6,0,1,c2ow;
    m,6,9,0,2,orwwwwwwcr;
    m,9,12,270,1,c2ow;
    m,9,13,0,2,rwwwwclorr;
    m,1,13,270,3,rclo;
    m,1,3,90,3,lorc;
    m,2,3,0,3,c2o;
    m,11,6,90,2,crol;
    m,11,12,270,2,odcu;
    m,12,6,180,3,wwcro;
    m,10,2,0,1,cuod;

  132. October 11, 2009 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    PS: McD, my solution required a period longer than 18 cycles, but seeing as 20 is a multiple of 4 I didn’t even bother making the manipulators match up in complex ways. I just gave some a program 5 or 10 symbols long that turned them through a quarter- or half-turn each time. Instant programming length!

  133. October 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    By the way Steve, you remember your supposed 700,000-cycle solution for Tychic Alloy? Shoulda tested it; it jams after 97 cycles. So you’re out by a factor of 7,000 :)

  134. tc's Gravatar tc
    December 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    one-by-one elixir of youth (78 symbols, 17 components, 61 cycles):
    b,6,12;
    b,6,10;
    c,12,12;
    b,12,10;
    b,9,7;
    t,3,7;
    t,12,6;
    t,12,4;
    m,6,14,180,1,crolwwww;
    m,4,10,90,3,wjcddloruu;
    m,7,14,0,2,cdl1uorw;
    m,13,14,180,2,wwcruold;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwwjcruuoddl;
    m,6,7,90,2,cr2rrorw;
    m,9,5,90,1,cluduodr;
    m,13,8,90,1,cruodlww;
    m,12,2,90,1,cruuoldd;
    first time i’ve finished a magnum opus puzzle, so i’m proud!

  135. brandon's Gravatar brandon
    December 14, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    you should be – I took a hiatus? for around 8 months and have came back. I am still stuck on VI. yours looks much more complex, but actually more efficient than mine
    b,6,12;
    b,9,10;
    b,9,6;
    t,5,6;
    t,5,8;
    t,3,7;
    m,4,12,90,1,clor;
    m,3,12,0,3,odcuodcu;
    m,10,12,90,1,wwwwcllorrww;
    m,12,14,180,1,cruuoddlwwww;
    m,14,10,180,1,wwwwcrolwwww;
    m,10,8,0,3,uuwwwwcddlor;
    m,9,12,180,1,cruu11oddlww;
    m,7,7,180,2,uroddrcll11u;

  136. Jason's Gravatar Jason
    January 16, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Hey hey, After painstakingly working on them, I’ve been able to get these done.

    Elixir of Youth
    b,7,11;
    t,3,8;
    t,4,6;
    t,2,6;
    m,7,14,180,2,wcrolcrolcrolwwwww;
    m,5,11,0,1,wwwwc1uodcuodc1oww;
    m,8,14,0,1,cluodrwwwwwwculodr;
    m,8,7,90,3,cr21r2orrwwwwwwwww;

    Potash and Orpiment
    b,1,10;
    d,7,10;
    b,11,7;
    m,4,10,90,3,clorclorclorclorww;
    m,5,10,0,2,wwwwwwwwwwcrr11oll;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwcluodrwwclwwuodr;
    m,8,7,90,2,wwclorcul11odrclor;
    m,7,7,90,1,c1www2ww2ww11ww2ww;
    m,11,5,90,1,clluodrrwwwwwwwwww;
    m,3,6,90,3,crrwollwwwwwwwwwww;

    Yohimbine
    b,12,12;
    b,6,12;
    c,5,8;
    b,9,8;
    m,6,14,270,1,wlcrolcrowww;
    m,10,12,90,1,culoc2odrwww;
    m,12,14,270,1,wlcrolcrowww;
    m,13,9,90,2,crolwwwwwwww;
    m,7,8,90,3,cddr1rr2oruu;
    m,4,12,90,1,culoc1odrwww;
    m,10,3,90,3,crddoluuwwww;

    Elemental Spirits
    d,8,7;
    b,5,9;
    b,5,5;
    t,3,7;
    m,5,7,180,3,cddudouuw;
    m,9,9,180,2,drwwwwwwwwwwcrrruo;
    m,9,5,90,1,wwwcllluodlwwwwwww;
    m,3,5,90,1,wwwwwwwcll11uodllw;
    m,7,3,180,3,lc1orcrr11ollwwwww;
    m,11,7,0,1,crrorrwww;
    m,3,9,0,1,rwwworrwwwwwwwwwcr;
    m,7,11,0,3,1orrwwwwwrc1olcll1;

    Focising Crystal
    b,12,12;
    b,9,10;
    b,1,12;
    b,10,8;
    t,11,1;
    t,11,3;
    m,10,12,0,1,wwcuwww1www1odclor;
    m,12,14,180,1,crolcrolcrolcrolww;
    m,2,14,0,1,clorclorclorclorww;
    m,4,12,270,1,lwcuodcuodcu2wwrod;
    m,7,10,0,1,uuwwwwdowruwwwcddl;
    m,7,9,180,3,cdd1llwwlouc2woluw;
    m,11,6,180,3,cr22olwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,14,2,180,1,wwwwwcruuloddwwwww;
    m,4,2,0,3,wwwwwwwwwwcddouuww;

    :-D

  137. Xolroc's Gravatar Xolroc
    February 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Axoren’s March of the Elements makes me want a mod that has an option not to show the manipulators. Zach, could you release the source so someone could do this, or just do it yourself?

  138. Neill's Gravatar Neill
    March 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Pretty much the same thing I said before: How could people create these levels and submit them? I’d love to make one myself.

  139. Abe Edlin's Gravatar Abe Edlin
    March 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Here is a fun little thing. It runs forever with 4 atoms. I am not sure it has a use, but it makes me happy. It is set for the Elixir of Youth, but it will go anywhere.

    m,4,12,90,1,cro;
    m,4,11,180,2,cro;
    m,4,10,270,3,cro;
    m,6,14,270,1,clo;

  140. InvncibiltyCloak's Gravatar InvncibiltyCloak
    March 22, 2010 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Well, I just found out a cool little bug. It is reproducible, but I cant save it in its bugged form. So, just load this up.
    b,4,10;
    m,14,10,270,2,;
    Then, take the manipulator on the right, and rotate it so the claw is facing right, then drop it right on top of the glyph of binding. Voila! Works on other glyphs too!
    BTW, I really love this game. The levels are soo challenging its incredible.

  141. TheLaughingMan's Gravatar TheLaughingMan
    March 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Baron Wheel: 61 Symbols, 66 Cycles
    d,8,9;
    b,9,12;
    m,9,14,180,1,crol;
    m,7,12,0,1,orcl;
    m,6,12,0,2,wwcuodwwww;
    m,10,14,270,1,owwwc1w1w1;
    m,14,12,180,3,cllldoluww;
    m,12,9,180,1,11rorwcll1;
    m,7,11,270,1,cj1;
    m,12,2,180,3,olwcr;
    m,4,2,0,2,wc11o;

  142. TheLaughingMan's Gravatar TheLaughingMan
    March 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    man…I’m on a roll today….

    Elemental Spirits: 91 Symbols, 169 Cycles
    d,8,7;
    b,7,3;
    t,5,7;
    t,5,5;
    m,3,5,270,1,wclorww;
    m,5,13,180,3,wcllorr;
    m,9,11,0,1,orwwcl2;
    m,1,9,90,3,orrcll2;
    m,3,7,180,1,cllorrw;
    m,7,9,270,1,c1wwwww;
    m,7,5,180,1,crwroll;
    m,5,3,180,1,orwwcl2;
    m,9,1,0,3,wcllorr;
    m,8,5,270,2,wdorucl;
    m,13,5,270,3,olwwcr2;
    m,11,7,0,1,crrrwor;
    m,5,9,270,1,oddcuuw;

  143. komet's Gravatar komet
    April 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    This is my non-solution for Baron Wheel, which does a poor rendition of the Macarena:

    m,4,4,90,3,wdwuwlwlllwdrluw;
    m,10,4,90,3,dwuwrwrwrrdwrluw;
    m,7,12,270,2,owwwcwwwowwwcoc1;

    My complicated Yohimbine:

    b,12,11;
    b,9,9;
    b,3,10;
    c,2,12;
    b,6,6;
    b,1,3;
    b,11,4;
    m,12,8,90,2,ouwwcd;
    m,12,9,90,1,crolww;
    m,10,11,90,2,clorww;
    m,12,14,180,1,wwcrol;
    m,7,14,270,2,orwwcl;
    m,9,11,180,1,crolww;
    m,9,12,270,2,wwclor;
    m,2,8,90,1,uucddo;
    m,0,10,0,1,uodwwc;
    m,6,9,180,2,olwwcr;
    m,7,10,270,2,lcdruo;
    m,2,14,0,2,clordw;
    m,0,6,0,3,uorcdl;
    m,0,14,0,3,wjcrrror;
    m,1,7,270,3,llcrro;
    m,2,6,0,2,dcuuod;
    m,1,14,0,2,wwwwwwwwwjcrrror;
    m,3,7,0,3,lorwwc;
    m,4,3,270,2,lcrrol;
    m,10,2,180,3,wwwjcrrorr;
    m,11,1,0,1,wcrolw;
    m,12,2,180,2,2olcwr;

  144. alex's Gravatar alex
    May 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I just realized that the tune “Powerhouse”, by Raymond Scott, would go perfectly with some of the more complicated solutions.

  145. Austin's Gravatar Austin
    June 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    There seems to be a bug in Verditer, when I am moving the molecule along the left side it suddenly pops left 1 slot, this actually makes the solution using my current method easier, but it is a bug none the less. I have solved all except Sunlight Heart and Pillar of Unity. Excellent follow-up to the original :)
    Verditer w/ Bug:
    b,4,10;
    p,9,10;
    b,1,7;
    m,4,12,90,1,crrollwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,7,10,90,3,cddllloluuwwwwwwww;
    m,10,12,90,1,cllorrwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,5,8,90,1,wwwwwwcrolwwwwwwww;
    m,5,7,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwcuuodd;
    m,3,5,90,2,wwwwwwwwc11doulwww;
    m,1,4,90,2,odwwwwwwwwwwwwwwcu;
    m,0,5,90,1,c2owwwwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,3,4,270,3,wwwwwwwwcdoulwwwww;
    m,5,5,180,3,wwcrdoulwwwwwwwwww;
    m,3,1,0,1,wwwwwcuuoddwwwwwww;

  146. Austin's Gravatar Austin
    June 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    UPDATE: My Correct Code. The above was a draft I mistakenly copied.
    b,4,10;
    p,9,10;
    b,1,7;
    b,12,7;
    m,4,12,90,1,crrollwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,7,10,90,3,cddllloluuwwwwwwww;
    m,10,12,90,1,cllorrwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,5,8,90,1,wwwwwwcrolwwwwwwww;
    m,5,7,180,1,wwwwwwwwwwwwcuuodd;
    m,1,4,90,2,odwwwwwwwwwwwwwwcu;
    m,0,5,90,1,c2owwwwwwwwwwwwwww;
    m,3,4,270,3,wwwwwwwwcdoulwwwww;
    m,5,5,180,3,wwcrdoulwwwwwwwwww;
    m,3,1,0,1,wwwwwcuuoddwwwwwww;
    m,11,12,180,3,wwwwwwwwwwwwwwcrol;
    m,9,7,0,2,uoddwwwwwwwwwwwwcu;
    m,3,5,90,2,wwwwwwwwc11doulwww;
    m,6,8,90,2,wwwwwwwwwclu11odww;