Message #362

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Announcing version 3.2
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 13:31:21 -0800

Jesse Thompson wrote:
> Greetings Melinda, fellow hypercubists.
> I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I just wanted to say I’ve
> had a chance to try the newest Java version of the game, and it is a
> thing of beauty. :)
Thank you Jesse.

> The one nit pick I might have would be for our 5^4 friends. It seems
> when I select a 5^4 puzzle the view is no longer centered? Is it just
> me? *cough*cough*persianflaw*cough*
I don’t see a problem but if you can describe how to reproduce and
perhaps send a screenshot I’ll look into it.

> Also I enjoy how this version is capable of doing simple scrambles
> that include third and fourth order cubie rotations. It is good for me
> to practice visualizing those! I thought I was some kind of brainwave
> just for getting my mind around a second order rotation with a slice
> command. ;)
I like the new dimensions in scrambling too. I was a little worried
about making it harder for new users but this way is more faithful to
the puzzle as we’ve defined it, and I suppose that’s enough of a reason.
> Now maybe armed with Macros .. and with a version too savvy to be
> thrown out of sync by rapid multiple undos .. I’ll be able to solve
> one of these bad boys. :)
> Thanks again for your tireless efforts!
Oh believe me, we do get tired sometimes, but then with no particular
deadlines there are eventually moments of energy and inspiration to move
it forward.

Good luck with your first solution!