Message #1114

From: Andras <>
Subject: mc5d solved
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:21:13 -0000

greetings from Hungary!

Yesterday evening I’ve finally finished solving the monster (file sent to Roice).
The log file shows 3916 moves, which means 3712 twists if we subtract the first 100 twists (scrumbled position) and the 104 rotating moves I did.

I’ve been using the good old layer by layer method. The first 2 layer required ca. 2000 twists. Then I "translated" my mc4d macros for the mc5d, and invented two 5c-macros (26 twist for switching three 5c piece, and 20 twist for rotating two 5c piece in their place) for the last layer.

I think it’s possible to break the 3000 twist limit with this method, since my macros usually switch three pieces, so one can solve two pieces simultaneously with them, but I made it easier for myself for the first try, and I solved only one piece at the same time.
(But there’s no way I’ll try this again in the near future).

(Btw, do we have a "hall of shortest" list for mc5d…? Roice held the record with 6112 moves till now.)

best regards and have a nice twist!

Ecseki András

PS.: "MC5D, MC5D, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

(sry William, couldn’t resist;-)