# Message #3534

From: qqwref@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: MagicTile Solving

Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:08:00 -0700

Ed, congrats on solving all those difficult and long puzzles… you must have some very long algorithms, I hope you are not doing many of those moves by hand. I don’t like using macros so even a few thousand moves take me a lot of time.

It’s really cool to see so much excitement on the Klein Bottle Rubik’s Cube - 75 solvers is huge for MagicTile. If they start solving the other stuff though, it’ll be hard to keep track - maybe someone can implement a kind of online leaderboard and have the program automatically upload solves to it? My friend Ben Whitmore (a Klein Bottle Rubik’s Cube solver) did something very similar for his sliding puzzle simulator.

Oh, and since the last version of MagicTile I had, there are 41 new puzzles, and I went and solved 30 of them, mostly with the same strategies as other puzzles I’ve done. So that’s

Tetrahedron V0:0:0.55 V0:0:1 (Pyraminx) - 13 turns

Icosahedron F0:1.3:0 - 122 turns

Cube Circle Cube F1:0:0 F0.67:0:1 - 142 turns

Cube F0:0:1 F0.67:0:1 - 210 turns

Cube F1:0:0 F0.5:0:1 F1:0:1 - 262 turns

Dodecahedron Circle Dodec F1:0:0 F0.67:0:1 - 579 turns

Dodecahedron F0:0:1 F0.67:0:1 - 693 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color F0:0:1 - 148 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color E0:1:0 - 162 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color E1:0:0 - 524 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color V0:0:1 - 88 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color V1.33:0:0 - 150 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color F0:1:0 V1:0:0 - 140 turns

Torus {3,6} 14-Color E0:1:0 V0:0:1 - 350 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color F0:0:1 - 2 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color F0.33:0:1 - 8 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color F0:2:0 - 6 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color E0:1:0 - 16 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color V0:0:1 - 8 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color V2:0:0 - 10 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color F0:1:0 V1:0:0 - 30 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color F0.7:0:0 E0.7:0:0 V0.7:0:0 - 57 turns

Torus {4,4} 4-Color F0:1:0 E1:0:0 V1:0:0 - 242 turns

Klein {4,4} 4-Color F0:0:1 - 60 turns

Klein {4,4} 4-Color E0:1:0 - 26 turns

Klein {4,4} 4-Color V0:0:1 - 28 turns

Klein {4,4} 4-Color F0:1:0 V1:0:0 - 22 turns

Klein {4,4} 4-Color F0.7:0:0 E0.7:0:0 V0.7:0:0 - 74 turns

Klein {4,4} 4-Color F0:1:0 E1:0:0 V1:0:0 - 263 turns

Klein Quartic {7,3} 24-Color Circle KQ F0:0:0.7 F0.67:0:1 - 2507 turns

–Michael