Download link for BETA tester(s) ... provide Statz Page image of a "PERFECT!" score.
Originally I had a Go-Kart (representing the (Jaguar) XKE), but it was found to be unnecessary.
I would like a "View the map!" image. Between Windows 10 and this new HP laptop computer (with reversed action of program functions switches requiring the use of the "fn" key with the top row to do a SAVE or Restore) I have been unable to do a prt sc of the Gruntz game ... what I get is the contents of the current Windows desktop when I try to access the paint program. F12 also fails to capture the image. Found where F12 stores the image!
I read somewhere on-line that there is a way to change the keyboard action so that F5 works as it used to, providing a refresh in many programs ... or SAVE in Gruntz ... instead of back-lighting the keyboard keys. But the method doesn't 'stick'! Every Microsoft update returns the function to the default ... and I keep forgetting to do what is required to make it 'normal' again. As far as computers designed for Microsoft Windows is concerned, progress is NOT their most important product. Every new version seems to be even less user-friendly than the previous one. Things that used to be readily available on the desktop, such as File Manager(!) and NotePad now require multiple steps to invoke the program. Yes, I have the icons tacked to the task bar ... but only one iteration is accessed that way. To have two copies of FM, I need to go through the start menu, because if I use the open window I already have, it is replaced by the one I want to also have open!
Last Edit: May 2, 2018 7:26:03 GMT -8 by GooRoo: Comments no longer valid, added others
Swietymiki has already given me some feedback, so I will be making some changes, and re-uploading the map to the web host (probably tonight). But first, I have to take off my blinders and see if the unintended solutions he found are really that obvious. :-[
I'm not sure about the difficulty level of this one, since I did not achieve the PERFECT! score on my last test. I could not reach the Red Warp before it went away. :-[ So I did not get the Warp Letter . That result would be PERFECT! for someone playing in 'Easy' mode.
P.S. This is about the difficulty level I would prefer of a "Secret Level" if we were to expand the original Gruntz series to have one in every map, instead of just for "The Giant Rock".
P.P.S. This also proves (to me!) that Gruntz can be played on a 64-bit Windows 10 Operating System computer, with use of Compatability mode and dgVoodoo.
Post by swietymiki on Jan 28, 2019 12:36:37 GMT -8
In August there was a small competition between MMM, Tomalla and me on the Discord server - who can complete this level the fastest. Times kept dropping with every replay and we even found some unplanned solutions to the puzzles that made it possible to get the "Perfect" a lot faster.
I ended with the fastest score (4:33), but leading only by 3 seconds.