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Topic: Making a size puzzle -- need to create cheat-proof bridges

    So this will eventually be a puzzle level involving changing the ball size at the correct moments (think Hard Bonus V). However, I have a problem. It is possible to "cheat" by gaining speed and jumping platforms that you are not supposed to be able to cross, like I did in the replay. The bridge is designed to prevent a small ball from passing through yet I was able to get to and stay on the platform.
    Other variations sometimes cause the medium and/or large balls to lose their balance and fall sideways, even at somewhat moderate speeds. You should not have to slow to a crawl before entering and exiting a bridge.
    What I need is a cheat-proof system for only allowing the size(s) that I want to be able to cross the bridges that does not look extremely ugly and thrown-together. Cheat-proof includes disallowing tricks like a medium ball getting up to speed on a medium rail and edge-jumping to bypass a large rail.
    (Ideas for how to create it would be preferred to just uploading a .map file with everything ready to use... I want to learn from this, after all.)

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problem.nbr 314.49 kb, 24 downloads since 2018-10-12 

http://neverforum.com/fmpbo/viewtopic.php?pid=34398  I keep forgetting to work on 18.
The only other unfinished level, V, will come after I do all the others. I have a reason for this.

Name pronounced /tʃə.ˈmɑd/ ("chuh-mod") followed by the digits "seven zero zero".

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Re: Making a size puzzle -- need to create cheat-proof bridges

Here's the map file, can't wait to see this finished! smile

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3 (edited by chmod 700 2018-10-23 22:12:43)

Re: Making a size puzzle -- need to create cheat-proof bridges

    OK, so I was playing around with KodeBreaker's idea (after managing to circumvent it...) and eventually this turned into a tunnel system. Please test this playground level and post replays if you manage to cheat my tunnels.
    EDIT: Just so you know, jumping completely over the tall barriers will not be possible -- I will add a teleporter that will cause you to fail if you attempt that.

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19_SizePuzzle.map 57.26 kb, 25 downloads since 2018-10-23 

http://neverforum.com/fmpbo/viewtopic.php?pid=34398  I keep forgetting to work on 18.
The only other unfinished level, V, will come after I do all the others. I have a reason for this.

Name pronounced /tʃə.ˈmɑd/ ("chuh-mod") followed by the digits "seven zero zero".

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Re: Making a size puzzle -- need to create cheat-proof bridges

I tested your map, and I found no ways cheat the tunnels. You're all set! smile

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