Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

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Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by DMarden » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:21 pm

I stumbled upon these two videos on YT today and they appear to show someone (username: EasternHermit) achieving 180 mines on 16x30 and 250 mines on 24x30. Bearing in mind that the current records on these boards are 161 and 225 respectively, what do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8anaHg ... QEO3fr7Egw 16x30 / 180 mines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxBljlF ... QEO3fr7Egw 24x30 / 250 mines

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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by Tjips » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:12 am

I had a look at both videos and they create a mixed impression. In the first one (on 16x30) he guesses very confidently and sometimes before really needing to, which suggests to me that he'd seen the board before. In the second one, however, he plays the first half of the board without much need for guessing, which immediately implies that this is most likely the first time he's seen this board and that it is simply a friendly board. If he had already seen it he would most likely have tried to get the uncomfortable guessing out of the way before proceeding to the more time consuming part.

In short, I suspect that the first one may be a replayed board, but the second doesn't arouse any such suspicion.
The number of minesweeper boards:
Exp: 140055249834355336357264746443955277014822625680974475320364702381803619892657792049596418323789908370400 (1.4e104)
Int: 13115156192346373485000211099954895788134532256 (1.3e46) &
Beg: 18934455246 (1.9e10)
:D

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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by pauv » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:24 am

Tjips wrote:I had a look at both videos and they create a mixed impression. In the first one (on 16x30) he guesses very confidently and sometimes before really needing to, which suggests to me that he'd seen the board before. In the second one, however, he plays the first half of the board without much need for guessing, which immediately implies that this is most likely the first time he's seen this board and that it is simply a friendly board. If he had already seen it he would most likely have tried to get the uncomfortable guessing out of the way before proceeding to the more time consuming part.

In short, I suspect that the first one may be a replayed board, but the second doesn't arouse any such suspicion.
Yeah I keep the same opinion with you. The first one, it seems that he had some preknowledge about the board, but he missed a lot of easy patterns. The second one, looks reasonable.

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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by Judith Sunrise » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:33 pm

One could just write something in the comments like "Wow, cool. Did you restart the board, or is this your first try?" ... Basically pretending to be a naive girl that started playing on Windows Vista/7 and thinks being able to restart is the normal way to go. (Maybe I shouldn't do it from an account that has uploaded an int-NF-19 on MSX)

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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by EWQMinesweeper » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:03 pm

edit: posted a comment on youtube, got an answer, case solved
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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by Judith Sunrise » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:09 pm

Excellent comment, excellent reply. :D

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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by pauv » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:54 pm

GOOD JOB ;)

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Re: Custom Density (16x30@180m & 24x30@250m)

Post by DMarden » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:28 pm

Well, that was a helpful tip - comment on the video. Yes, I should have thought of that first hahaha.

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