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D.S.Masters

Band on the Run

B is the next one up in the Battle of the Bands, but first he needs to get his R(oad) crew to cooperate. (elevated zapper, cancel tap used)

Band on the Run
D.S.Masters, Nov 27, 2020
wbogacz, delator77 and cimarronline like this.
    • D.S.Masters
      Thanks to @Meko Guy for explaining the elevated zapper... that one is fun.
      elevated zapper - a zapper pressed against the side or bottom of a block that a bot can't normally walk over turns it into a pathway for them. Cancel tap is also needed in a couple of spots.
      "Band on the Run" is a song from the British rock n' rollers Paul McCartney and Wings, from the album of the same name released in 1973. It's the 3rd album from Wings, and the 5th from Sir Paul after leaving the Beatles, and it remains one of the most commercially successful albums from Wings.
      McCartney had been reluctant to issue singles before this, but in January of 1974 he allowed the song "Jet" to be released as a single, and then in February the title track was released as a single, and with their popularity, they shot the album up the charts, and it hit #1 on the Billboard albums chart in June of 1974.
      Paul McCartney and Wings, "Band on the Run" -
    • Rating:
      4/5,
      ridgerunner
      Not so straightforward this time and I wasn’t sure about the ending but tapped the winblock to see what would happen.
    • Rating:
      4/5,
      Meko Guy
      The herding was slow and slow. Sure glad we have the new version as hidden (the zapper) would have been hard to see. The ball to the left of B at start isn't required. The stone pillar where P waits isn't required to be stone either as that was the jest of my level yesterday. If the stone pillar was replaced with another R walkable block like a metal pillar, R will not walk on it as P's legs are normal length and R will only get off to a higher level.
    • Meko Guy
      @D.S.Masters - I forgot to mention that this is the 2nd card in a row that wouldn't read into my device. I had to zoom in and make it larger which is a pain. If I export your card and optimize it, mine is much larger and reads into my device.
      [​IMG]

      Too bad Martin didn't fix the smaller QR code thingy in the new version.
    • ridgerunner
      @Meko Guy ..where was the hidden zapper as i never came across it despite playing meko V1
    • Rating:
      5/5,
      Jom
      I enjoyed that! I find the herding quite therapeutic, ;):D. Relaxing and fun!
    • D.S.Masters
      @Meko Guy It depends on required - I wanted it so that once the two bots get to that upper section, there's no way to herd them back down. As for the zapper, I left a hole in the side (with two rails) just so I could see it go up myself.
    • D.S.Masters
      @Meko Guy Hmmm... interesting, as I use Mekostudio to optimize the size of the QR code - everything else is Mekorama.
    • D.S.Masters
      @ridgerunner That fence in the grass on the way to the exit - the zapper presses up against that, making it a passable block for any bot.
    • Meko Guy
      @D.S.Masters
      or your device's output? Your output according to this card is 572 x 800 while mine is 732 x 1024.

      So that ball I mentioned has a purpose?
    • Rating:
      4/5,
      Don G Rowe
      Nice long form herder. There were a few glitches that caused restarts,
      one being that R got knocked off P, which I suppose was caused by the release ball making P wobbly. And I timed it perfectly so the zapper failed to lift apparently. :rolleyes:
    • Don G Rowe
      @Meko Guy Could that aspect ratio be caused by exporting the card image from landscape orientation vs. portrait?
    • D.S.Masters
      @Meko Guy I think it's the difference between versions - apparently the cards generated by the latest version are not as backwards compatible as they should be; I've already let Per know about it.
    • Meko Guy
      @Don G Rowe - I don't think so as all cards are portrait. MEmu (android emulator) has 3 resolution settings 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 810 and 1280 x 720. No matter which setting I use, all the cards are exported at the same size.
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    D.S.Masters
    Date:
    Nov 27, 2020
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