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by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Polytope compound generation
Replies: 6
Views: 22466

Maybe sometime. You'd probably be one of the only people who'd know how to use that feature! :lol:

Rob.
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: "Branko Grünbaum" Vertically Transitive Polyhedra
Replies: 5
Views: 20182

I don't see any mention of "vertical" on that link you sent.

Did he send you a physical copy of the paper? If he just emailed it, maybe you could forward it to me. I'd be interested to have a look, whether or not I'm able to make any sense of it myself :?

Rob.
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Feature Requests
Topic: Ideas For New Boards
Replies: 11
Views: 37655

Ah, excellent idea for a thread. You asked me about this once before and I don't think I ever got back to you :oops: Not sure Quith would work very well. How are you thinking of breaking up the octagram arms? The Net of hexagon duoprism is an interesting choice. For anyone reading with Stella4D, it'...
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Feature Requests
Topic: The No-Flag Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 11658

One problem with adding new features like this, and other features that customise the game-play, is whether I would also then have to support local/world records for them, and for all combinations of them. It gets kind of unweildy, but then it's a shame to let that limit what features can be added. ...
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: "Branko Grünbaum" Vertically Transitive Polyhedra
Replies: 5
Views: 20182

I'm not familiar with these polyhedra. How does "Vertical" have meaning with regard to polyhedra? Do you have a link to a site describing these polyhedra in more detail? Probably no new feature is required in Stella for this. Just need someone to figure out the face normals and put them into "Stella...
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Reviews and Testimonials
Topic: Sound "Effects"
Replies: 2
Views: 13581

The yawn always scares me, if I have sound on. It happens after a lengthy delay without opening a tile, so it happens when I've either forgotten about the game, or I'm concentrating on figuring out where to go next.

Rob.
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Quick tips: Loading Platonic solids quickly
Replies: 0
Views: 12213

Quick tips: Loading Platonic solids quickly

Most likely all users know how to load the Platonic solids into Stella, but do you know the fastest way? It can be done very quickly just via the keyboard. First use Ctrl+N (same as File->Polyhedron List , the N stands for New, as in loading a new model). Then enter the first letter of one of the fi...
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Big constructions
Replies: 2
Views: 21629

Looks like a nice model, complete with advertising space :lol: For anyone not sure how to recreate such a model, here's how: Load an icosahedron (Ctrl+N, i, Enter) Create a geodesic version (Ctrl+G, or Poly->Create Geodesic Sphere ) Choose the frequency (3 for the above model). Then view the dual. R...
by robertw
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Creating convex polychora from vertices
Replies: 14
Views: 41580

What I'm refering to, is taking a list of vertices (but you dont have a polychoron loaded) and finding the convex hull - as opposed to writing a huge 4D OFF file describing edges, faces, and cells. Oh, OK. I can probably add that sometime. If a 4D OFF is loaded with only vertices, it should ask if ...
by robertw
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 110457

I think whether it works or not may depend on the internal order of the faces of the verf (vertex figure). Oh, so once you get it to work, make sure you save the 3D vertex figure you used. Then hopefully it will work again next time. If you didn't save it before generating the 4D compound, you can ...
by robertw
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 110457

Hmm, I don't know that anything changed in that part of the code between 4.3 and 4.4! I think whether it works or not may depend on the internal order of the faces of the verf (vertex figure). If you create the verf via faceting, you get to create the faces in whatever order you want. The problem wi...
by robertw
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Percent of Boards Completed
Replies: 4
Views: 21305

One idea I've had is to add a hall-of-fame for MineSweeper3D, where users are ranked according to how many boards they have completed. You may come in at number one if I get around to it! :-)

Rob.
by robertw
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Creating convex polychora from vertices
Replies: 14
Views: 41580

Jabe wrote:One feature I would like to see added is the ability to generate a convex polychoron, by using only the vertices - sort of a convex hull feature.
Ah, this is already possible! Just select "Poly->Create Convex Hull" from the menu with a 4D polytope loaded.

Rob.
by robertw
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Stella Reviews and Testimonials
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 9948

Welcome!

Welcome to the Stella Reviews and Testimonials Forum! If you've got something to say about Stella, this is the place for it :D To upload images use the "Add image to post" link below where you type. To subscribe to this forum, click the "Subscribe forum" link at the bottom when viewing the list of p...
by robertw
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 10357

Welcome!

Welcome to the Stella Feature Request Forum! This is the place to suggest that feature you've always wanted. If you're not sure whether it's possible to do something, you might want to ask on the main Stella forum first. Bug reports should generally be sent directly to me rather than posted here. Se...