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by robertw
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Reviews and Testimonials
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 12937

Welcome!

Welcome to the MineSweeper3D Reviews and Testimonials Forum! If you've got something to say about MineSweeper3D, 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...
by robertw
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 110535

Looks great! Yeah, send me the .stel files. I'd like to watch the cross-sections animating if nothing else! :D Might even add some to the standard library. I could at least upload a collection to this site so everyone can access them. I expect the two .stel files that should act the same act differe...
by robertw
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Mitre Angles
Replies: 7
Views: 22495

Here's my first attempt: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd237/RobertCWebb/Base.gif I used faceting mode to create a separate cupola (the cap above the red line), then augmented one of these to another at the top pentagon, then used faceting mode again to create the convex hull of this but with a...
by robertw
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Polytope compound generation
Replies: 6
Views: 22485

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: 20201

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: 37760

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: 11675

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: 20201

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: 13595

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: 12231

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: 21643

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: 41611

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: 110535

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: 110535

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: 21324

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.