Message #3971

From: Roice Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Andrey biography and code
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:53:32 -0600

Hi all,

I’ve been working with Melinda in the background and we think we have a
good build of Andrey’s *Magic Puzzle Ultimate* on GitHub now. It does
require installing some older DirectX libraries (details are in the
readme). You can clone the repository here:

Let us know if you have trouble building… or better yet, send pull
requests for any needed fixes :D

Melinda, thank you so much for securing and hosting Andrey’s code, web
pages, and biography. I think it’s wonderful that you did this, and I’m
sure others feel the same.


On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Melinda Green
[4D_Cubing] <> wrote:

> Dear Cubists,
> I’ve been in contact with Andrey’s family who have recently written an
> biography of him for the web site. You’ll find the English version here
> <> and Russian here
> <>. For the new members who
> never knew Andrey, he was one of our brightest lights who created and
> solved many of our most special puzzles.
> His resourceful family was also able through heroic effort to recover data
> from his damaged hard drive including what appears to include all of the
> source code to his incredible creations! For a long time, we assumed this
> was lost forever, so this is big news. I plan to get most of it uploaded to
> either his GitHub account or my own (opinions anyone?), but I would first
> like to see if I can get some clean builds. His source control is a
> surprisingly similar mess to my own. Would you like to try building it?
> I’ve placed a minimal archive of the code for Magic Puzzle Ultimate
> <> on that page and would love for you
> to try building it and then share any project files you need to build or
> give tips on how you think it should best be packaged. I have more pieces
> if you run into trouble. Just let me know. I’ll then get it uploaded to
> GitHub we can begin doing the same with his other puzzles.
> January will be the first anniversary of Andrey’s death. So much has
> happened in that short time, and the large hole he left in our community is
> may remain a permanent feature. We really miss you, Andrey!
> -Melinda