Fun With Balls

dOUBLEbAD - Custom level - from Android
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I was bored and started to add some rails for a metal ball to follow. Simple enough I thought, but, what started with boredom turned into obsession. I've done my very best to get every piece to work exactly as intended every time. This should continue as an infinite loop but if something fails please let me know.

Thoughts, comments, likes and subscriptions are appreciated.

Enjoy!

-Update-

Reduced lag
Bug fix
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More bug fixes and fixes and fixes, lol
Attempted to adjust for the PC error. Again...
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Final revision to make it work on PC and mobile... Yay!

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  • JOELwindows7: @dOUBLEbAD: np
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JOELwindows7: thanks!
  • JOELwindows7: Artistic Railart work!!! Awesome div by zero!!
  • dOUBLEbAD: @The_breakout: thank you
  • The_breakout: Very well made
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: yup! Nobody said that it couldn't be decorative, lol.
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: No problem! Did that contingency look like a fish? : )
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: Oh yeah, and thank you for your help :D
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: Turns out this problem could not have been solved even with a video of it. Fortunately I was able to set up a contingency that corrects the balls path that was altered due the physics discrepancy. All without altering the performance of the android based run. I am just glad to be done with this and am now armed with the knowledge that there are small instances where the physics may not totally line up between the platforms.
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: Well I was going to tell you that I finally have my video capture working again so I could help you out, but you've already got it fixed! I just ran the level and it cycled three times smooth as silk. You can sleep well tonight!
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: There, it is fixed, finally, lol.
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: in the meantime I made another shot in the dark edit, lol.
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: I do have one but it is not here and I do not have internet at home. I can broadcast wifi from my phone but it is heavily throttled. Probably good enough to download and play the level though. I'll check it out as soon as I can... Maybe tonight... Seems I am on a quest now, lol.
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: When I play KSP I can record in-game video with Win10's built in video capture but it doesn't seem to work with Principia. I was going to post a video for you. Do you have a PC to run it on? Still not running correctly on my PC, but it runs great on my tablet. Without a PC to run it on I think your are searching for a needle in the haystack. : P
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: without being able to see where it goes wrong I am finding it difficult to isolate the problem. Perhaps this fixes it?
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: Sorry no luck. Here's a screenshot of the last piece of hardware that the ball interacts with before ending up by the white block on the floor: https://www.screencast.com/t/cQzs4hMjCc3f
    Hope this helps. As the Android and Win10 operating systems continue to evolve this will only get worse! If they don't provide the open source code soon we may not be able to share levels! : ( Last night the level ran through three or four times on my tablet before I shut it down so the issue is definitely associated with what platform it is being run on.
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: ok, so I made a very small alteration by adding a shape extruder to the beam I believe to be involved in whatever is causing it to fail on PC. Has it helped?
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: I'm writing this on my Samsung Tab Pro 8.4, and the level would have run all night if I'd have let it! Guess we will have to pay attention to whether the level is designed with a PC or Android tablet from now on! : )
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: maybe you can watch on your tablet? I am really confused as to why it is so different for you. I am not sure it is really as simple as a physics discrepancy so much anymore.
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: I guess this just won't run on a PC. : ( I would like to have seen it in it's entirety. I ended up by the white box again just as in the screenshot I posted last time. No worries though. Don't spend any more time on it on my account! : )
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: final final revision, lol
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: ok, it really must be complete now, lol.
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: Well there was no debris on the ground this time! : ) I still ended up by the white box on the ground. I don't think the ball is making it's last or next to last jump. Here's a screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/Bbrr4JZI
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: I did a couple of tweaks, let me know if that improved the performance for you any.
  • JD55: @dOUBLEbAD: This thing is huge, and cosmetically it looks fantastic! The first two times the ball stopped under the King & King Slayer (GOT :P). The third time it went much further but ended up rolling on the floor amid a bunch of fallen planks and debris. I'm sure it just needs a little tweaking and it will be back to running infinitely. I'm impressed! BTW I just updated Rube 2 with a slow motion sequence where the ball goes into the bulls-eye cup. Check it out. : )
  • kobedog44: @dOUBLEbAD: OK
  • dOUBLEbAD: @JOELwindows7: derivatives allowed lol
  • JOELwindows7: Allow Derivatives







    Duper Awesome!
  • dOUBLEbAD: @kobedog44: if you like that then you should check out some of my other stuff.
  • kobedog44: Wow
  • Chad64: @LemonHeroman: Yes, we want moar BAALLLSSS
  • dOUBLEbAD: @LemonHeroman: I was running into lag issues that I later resolved otherwise it would have been even more epic, let me know when you get yours completed. I'd like to see it.
  • dOUBLEbAD: @Chad64: thanks
  • LemonHeroman: GERD I WAS JUST MAKING A BALL TRACK! I guess I will have to work harder.
  • Chad64: After that, I watched the full level, and I never knew u hid a dummy orgy somewhere in the level.
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  • dOUBLEbAD: @JackJakeJakeyTwo: that means no one has to ever stop playing with balls :D
  • JackJakeJakeyTwo: I like how the balls are infinite XD.
  • builder123: Thanks! :D
  • dOUBLEbAD: @Coolblocks749: it's called double entendre, lol
  • dOUBLEbAD: @Chad64: lol
  • Coolblocks749: THE PUNS!!!!!
  • Chad64: Anyways u should put out 111 rails. :3
  • dOUBLEbAD: @Chad64: Whaaaaat?
  • Chad64: DRAAAAGGIINN BAALLLSSS.
  • dOUBLEbAD: @BobMonkeypimp: Thank you for noticing, lol. Anybody notice that there are 777 pieces? Lol
  • BobMonkeypimp: @dOUBLEbAD: Your balls are much smoother now.
  • dOUBLEbAD: @that guy: @Chad64: @builder123: @Coolblocks749: @BobMonkeypimp: Now with reduced lag! Also fixed that pesky plastic box attached to a beam problem. :D
  • Coolblocks749: IT GOT STUCK AT THE PART WHEN THE BALL HITS A PLASTIC BOX ATTACHED TO A BEAM. it just stopped.
  • builder123: Samsung galaxy s5 Lags! :D nice :)
  • Chad64: Looks nice, very laggy tho.
  • that guy2: @BobMonkeypimp: *struggling to determine meaning of noun*
  • BobMonkeypimp: @dOUBLEbAD: It didn't go unnoticed. I'm sure everyone will have a lot of fun playing with your balls. I sure did!
  • dOUBLEbAD: @BobMonkeypimp: Exactly what I was thinking. Of course in this case I was offering others to have fun with mine. After all, I put a lot of work into making it all look nice.
  • BobMonkeypimp: I suppose what everyone can learn from this is that we can all have fun with our balls.

LEVEL ID: 16824