Universal Trainyard (by Matt Rix)

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  1. spidey

    spidey Well-Known Member

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    #262 spidey, Nov 21, 2010
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    It is a mighty good logo. :) Though I must say I like the trainyard express logo more :) Like the "Express" slipstream in it.

    !! 100th post !! :D
     
  2. keyser_soze

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    #263 keyser_soze, Nov 22, 2010
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    15, and I'm sure I can get it shorter too. For some reason I can't submit tracks unless I'm on wifi. I'll upload it tonight.

    Edit: uploaded as http://trainyard.ca/85h6
     
  3. alidemedi

    alidemedi New Member

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    longest solutions

    Hi. I have been playing trainyard and express for some time (not finished yet), submitted some solutions too. Great game, thanks a lot for this game. It really deserves more than 1 dollar.

    Now I try to submit a "longest running solution". But as you know it is going to take a few days for very long solutions (like 5M steps) to run completely on the phone. Are you going to do something for this issue? Example: the web page can check if the solution works, by making it run much faster on the server. Actually, if it just solves the given path instead of running it, it should not take more than a few seconds to find if the solution is valid and the number of steps.

    Or, can I send my solution to you if you have another ways to do this?
     
  4. ElectricGrandpa

    ElectricGrandpa Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately there isn't much I can do about this right now. I don't have a program that runs the solutions on the server, however if your press "t" on your keyboard when the solution is playing in the web player, it'll go 100 times faster.

    In the next update (hopefully coming before Christmas), I'm going to put in a turbo mode in the game where you can simulate the puzzles up to 100x faster than normal, so that'll make things quicker. Obviously not instantaneous, but fast enough for most people's uses.

    -Matt
     
  5. spidey

    spidey Well-Known Member

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    I just checked the trainyard site... And i must say i loved the "longest solution" section.

    Heck, it gave me an idea of a whole new puzzle mode in the game. Make a really, long, winding, and most importantly OVER-LAPPING route. Objective in this mode should be to figure out which track should be on top to begin with. It gets spectacularly complicated in some of the longest solutions.
     
  6. ElectricGrandpa

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    #267 ElectricGrandpa, Dec 4, 2010
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    Hah that'd be interesting :)

    In the next update (hopefully before Christmas), I'm including a little secret feature where if you double tap the status area in the bottom left while the trains are running, it goes into "warp mode" where it runs 100x faster than normal... Should make it so creating ultra long (million+ journey) solutions shouldn't take nearly as long.
     
  7. 2manyapps

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    Trainyard Strategy App?

    I noticed a new Trainyard Strategy app yesterday. I didn't bother to download it as I've already finished it on my own :). This doesn't sound like it's from the original developer, but the icon similarity is uncanny! Does it really belong in the App Store?
     
  8. ElectricGrandpa

    ElectricGrandpa Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it's bogus! Unfortunately there's no much I can do about this. There are apps like that for a lot of games. I tried emailing Apple but I got no response.
     
  9. headcaseGames

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    I guess you know you've officially "arrived" when people are making unofficial strategy guides about your game..
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  10. Osujxu

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    now we're waiting on the official 180 strategy guide...
     
  11. ElectricGrandpa

    ElectricGrandpa Well-Known Member

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    New versions of Trainyard and Trainyard Express are out!

    Trainyard is also back on sale for Christmas, whooot.

    Lots of fixes and enhancements and stuff.

    I moved A Barrel Roll and Clown Car back into the bonus puzzles... and if you were on bonus puzzles before, they aren't gone, you just have to solve Cooksville Creek first and then they'll be unlocked.
     
  12. andykn

    andykn New Member

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    Move to new iphone

    Anyone know how to move your status to a new iphone. I've got a new iphone 4 and it's loaded Trainyard from itunes but wants me to start at the beginning.
     
  13. ElectricGrandpa

    ElectricGrandpa Well-Known Member

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    It should bring it over... unfortunately the only other alternative is to go into options and press "unlock all puzzles", and then continue from where you left off. It's not ideal, but it should work.
     
  14. amn624

    amn624 Well-Known Member

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    Believer

    Thought it was just another silly app but a buddy was fawning over it and I got the lite. 10 minutes later bought the full version and maybe the best $0.99 I've spent yet.
     
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  16. ElectricGrandpa

    ElectricGrandpa Well-Known Member

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    Hey, if you guys could vote for Trainyard in the BestAppEver awards, I'd really appreciate it...

    It's up for: Most Innovative Game, Best Casual Game, and Best Puzzle Game.

    http://bestappever.com/vote/

    Thanks!
     
  17. Ashflow

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    any plans for gamecenter (specifically achievements)?

    love the game :)
     
  18. injuwarrior

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    Any new news on this game. too little hype for such an amazing game
     
  19. ElectricGrandpa

    ElectricGrandpa Well-Known Member

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    Not yet I'm afraid. I've been really busy with a whole bunch of other stuff, but I'm gonna try and get the update out within the next month.
     

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