Comments for Lightbot 2.0

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internet_handle

Jul. 11, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) hey, I liked this game a lot, but could you add some way for the player to tell how the points work? I know they count down, but I have no idea how I am scored. for example, should I be aiming for fewer calls or fewer commands? what's the most points that I could get on each level? and so on.

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vlasec

Dec. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I am not sure if the game is easier for programmers or not. A programmer is usually feeling bad about writing such a fugly code.

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vmills

Jan. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) A nice challenge. The programmer in me rages a little at the last two levels because they require lots of extra calls to be made since our helper functions have a limited number of allotted commands. Definitely hard to wrap my brain around, but I liked it!

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ChaoticBrain

Jun. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I'd really like to have my solutions saved so I can try to improve directly on them later.

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SilverHx

Sep. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) What's good about programming is that programs made by different people never look the same. What's bad about programming is that it can be difficult to understand programs written by other people. This puzzle mostly forces you to guess the developer's solution, instead of finding your own :/ This is not necessarilly a bad thing, but with the addition of conditionals (especially since you don't have a "not" condition) it makes the game much less intuitive than the previous one. I definitely can't understand some of the expert levels.

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missuschainsaw

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The walkthrough button in the game goes to a 404 page.

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alexnobody

Jun. 27, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Every time I have to turn, I wind up spinning my hand in the air to figure out which is which, and I'm on the colored levels! You should really change those to L and R, or, at the very least, put the "turn left" button on the LEFT and the "turn right" button on the RIGHT!

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NoGodsNoMasters

Jul. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, what a game. The last expert level was waaaay out of my league. After 4 days of screaming things like "No, no, don't jump" and "I need a f*cking variable", I had to choose between clicking the walkthrough or looking for another wife. I don't like my chances, so I clicked... :(

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SilverNova

Jun. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Cool game, but the GUI needs some work (like being able to insert commands in between other commands without having to manually drag them all.) 5/5 because it's still a lot of fun.

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torveaux

Mar. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Score = total calls across all levels + (2000 * number of incomplete levels)

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Eggy

Jul. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I wonder why I'd procrastinate my own programming to do this. I'm technically doing the same thing >_>

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chandl34

Jul. 5, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) If you do another game, I'd like to see "gray-only" conditionals. It would give players a lot more power over what their lightbot can do.

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Killabandaid

Jul. 5, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Lightbot and Lightbot 2.0 are two of my favorite flash games. Please keep creating along these lines. These are incredibly fun. 5/5

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DupSauce

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So you can't actually create loops in this game, because the structure of your conditionals doesn't always allow for an if/else construction, where one condition yields a unique response and ALL others yield another. The only way to loop in this game is to recurse and have a condition(s) to break out of it.

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hugoooo

Jun. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) but i get confused with the turn buttons every time xD should be re-drawed or just write "turn L" and "turn R"

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Lord_Lucien

Jul. 16, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Honestly the last two levels you have to brute force it so much that the solutions stop really making logical sense and only work through excessive ugly loops

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mcoyne

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Complicated (at times), and hurts my brain occasionally, but very satisfying when you see it all work out

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luminous2000

May. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) @BahaaDhrymm Colour conditionals work based on the colour of the bot, not the colour of the tile the bot is on, hence why you need to use the light on the first conditional level. The stop function works using this logic "if bot colour is {chosencolour} then break" and I have never seen it work incorrectly.

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legacygurl

Jan. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Just so you know, if you click where it says "Main Method, Function 1, or Function 2," you don't have to drag each one, you just click them, and they pop up there. I didn't figure this out until the 3rd to last level... ):<

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gamerulermicro

Jul. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Oh, the amount of programming it must take to program a game about programming...

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mekklar

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) ingenious design. Must play. Glad this was the badge of the day.

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MephySix

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) As a programmer, I really miss comments lol.

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morrisson

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i got headache by just playing the basic level...

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TheLinkToThePast

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So I learned from this game that I am absolutely awful at looping.

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Sally300

Apr. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm at the menu. First into the game. Literally have NO idea what the heck I'm supposed to do.

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unspeakablenoise

Mar. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This game reminds me a lot of a game I played as a kid, The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain... one of the minigames was almost -exactly- like this one, with a little programmable 'bot! Anyone else played it? :)

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sleepyknot

Jul. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) algo.. algo.. algo.. haha.. this is a nice puzzle for praciticing my logical skillz.. damn 5 stars!

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Cirpacha

Jun. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, thanks for making a second one! I remember playing the first years ago and remember it being awesome. 8)

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lht001300000

Sep. 26, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I think I'm kind of figured out the scoring system. If you don't play a level, the commands and calls are all 999. So you have 47952 score at the begining. If you play a level, you replace 999 with your commands and calls number, so if you play a level, you should at least have -9xx score. Therefore, getting calls less is more important. (You can play twice, once for calls and once for command, so your score will have both minimum)

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joojamoi

Aug. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Great game. But sadly it seems to be very CPU intensive and controls are very laggy. CPU usage is about 20% when mouse pointer is outside game widnow and about 40% when inside (idle). And moving the mouse inside the game causes CPU usage to instantly strike to 100%! Also that causes even several seconds lag in registering clicks + pointer movement.

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umod47

Apr. 14, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You need to understand recursion to understand recursion.

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wierailia

Jul. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) mighty,it's because your points decrease the longer you advance.read the achievement more closely.;)

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31l41l59

Apr. 15, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) what are those "blues" you want?

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Beschutzer

Mar. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Shot here

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TamGarTrinKi

Jul. 6, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I like it, some very challenging levels. And that 'bug' where it doesn't exit a function when on orange? You need to BE orange...not ON orange.

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Jarface10

Jul. 6, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Two things. One- Really fun game. It gets pretty difficult but if you sit down and toy with it the levels start to get easier. I like light bot one better though, I cannot exactly put my finger on why. 4/5 for the game great job! Two- Sorry for earlier post didn't read the description.

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Chazmon

Jun. 29, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) A good game but i dislike the restriction of the levels, surely the point to programing is there is more than one solution to a given problem?

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PTGDevD

Jul. 18, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) All programmers are lazy as we know, we like to do things the easiest way. While I won't state the flaws of some of the retarded patterns for functions to do it the most 'optimal' (highest scoring) way, I will ask: where is the copy-the-nearest-tile-I-click-on key as part of the controls so that I can place tiles with as little effort as possible?!

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10crystalmask01

Jan. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Yep, definitely felt like an engineer while I was playing this game lol.

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meliral

Jul. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) As far as I can see, the way to the best score is to run play a number of levels twice - once optimising commands, and once optimising calls. Both appear to contribute to one's score, but the game saves the *best* for each.

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Saizken

Mar. 4, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) hard bagde: Archive an overall score from 3000 or less! kinda confusing

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Jikoniau

Apr. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Really fun game, I love the logic of it. Though I did have to use the walkthrough to understand how to use the color scheme it didn't make sense at first. Sometimes it is confusing having to use a roundabout route to get to the final destination, but for the most part a great game! 5/5

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grok

Jul. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) For the longest time, I thought conditionals were activated by STEPPING on a colored tile and couldn't figure out why it wasn't registering. You should have seen my jaw drop when I realized I had to lightbulb.

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majorbummer

Apr. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @moxoxo the conditional requires you to turn on the light (so the robot can check what colour the tile is, we assume) - once you do that, it works just fine

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Rumit1989

Jun. 27, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I cried as my head exploded when I saw the solution for the last level... This game has potential to put you off programing... still 5/5 :D

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Ariq1144

May. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I really like fast forward.

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DementiaDisdain

Jul. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) So far the conditional levels aren't near as hard as the ones before it. And I don't think it's to hard to comprehend the score goes down instead of up. So don't get why people are whining about that. I <3 puzzle games that make me think. Obviously giving this 5/5 since it seems unique to me.

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Padawan420

Sep. 14, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Needs ability to place multiple pieces without having to click the pieces over and over.

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EthanH178

Apr. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) the last level. WOW.

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pawnticket

Jun. 28, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Click on the main method tab(or the function tab), then when you click a command it automatically adds it to the command list. This way you don't have to manually drag them all.

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