Message #694

From: matthewsheerin <>
Subject: Re: 3^4 parity problems
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:14:23 -0000

I certainly know how you feel, I had the same problem doing a fewest moves solve on the 2^4. I could not find a very short solution for it (relative to the required solve length) so I did trial and error until I chanced upon a solution without the problem. If you are interested, I have just created a save file with a 22 move solution (the best I can manage I think) which I will now attempt to upload to the site for you to find.

I intend to try a fewest move solve on the 3^4 and 4^4 eventually, after setting the records on the other two puzzles, but for now I wish you good luck! :)

Happy hypercubing,

— In, "Klaus" <klaus.weidinger@…> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I’m currently trying to do the 3^4 in as few twists as possible and I think this could get a really good try. But at the moment I’m stuck with some constellation that I could solve, but which would take about 40 twists which would really worsen the result. So I’m looking for a shorter solution to the folling problem:
> I’m doing corners first, so I’m only concerned about the 4c-pieces. I’ve already solved 12 of the 16 corners and the rest of them (arranged in a square) is already oriented but the have to be rotated 180°. That means I need to twist half of the pieces on one face around 180°.
> If you don’t understand what I mean, I’ve added an image to the photo section. Just disregard all but the 4c-pieces and you get what I mean.
> I hope you can help me with this problem because otherwise I won’t get a good turn count with this cube and I’ll have to try another shuffle which is very time consuming.
> Have a nice twist,
> Klaus