Chapter 2 Red Carpet?

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Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Peronthious10/09/2008 - 11:56

I'm generally a bit averse to asking for help, but I'm totally at a loss here, and everyone else seems to be sliding right by it.  At first I thought that you were supposed to pile goo on top of the block to push it down, and tried that to no effect.  Only other thing I could think of was to rock the block back and forth with a structure extending to both sides and luring the loose goo around with the whistle, but that didn't work either. ???

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?tair00110/09/2008 - 12:00

Keep piling Goo sky high on the block, it'll go down eventually. Build directly above it.

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Peronthious10/09/2008 - 13:27

Heh, I must have not waited long enough the first time.  Thanks.

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Ballisticsfood10/09/2008 - 14:57

Red Carpet almost made me cry the first time I played it. Before then i'd been playing a long with a 'we don't leave our gooballs behind' policy, and Red Carpet just smashed it into a thousand pieces. Those gooballs trusted me dammit! and i led them to their deaths! and.. and.. *sob*

For some reason the music on that level reminded me of Saving Private Ryan. Don't know why, it just did. Which made it even more heart wrenching.

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Dil99910/09/2008 - 17:26

I loved the music on that level- it was epic.

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Therlun10/09/2008 - 18:37

That chapter baffled me too.
Even when I moved every last goo on to the switch (without building a tower, i just placed them on the existing frame) it wouldnt move.

So I had to find another way...
I built under the ledge that was holding back the beauty goo and forced it up... :p
A great thing about physics games is there is often more than one solution. :)

Last modified Thu, 10/09/2008 - 18:46 by Therlun
Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?kyle10/09/2008 - 19:23

Our QA guy found a way to complete the level without killing any balls except for the initial structure.

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Jimlad10/09/2008 - 20:35

haha hadn't thought of trying that one, although I didn't really have that objective in mind when I played first time.

Remember guys: Goo weighs more when it's connected!

Does anyone know how this weight increase is calculated? I've wondered about these options, but it's pretty hard experimenting to find which is right:
- each ball of connected goo weighs a fixed amount, which is more than unconnected goo balls
- each connection "strut" weighs a fixed amount in itself, which would account for the extra weight
- each connection "strut" weighs an amount varying according to its length
...or some combination of the above?

Re: Chapter 2 Red Carpet?Marius10/10/2008 - 04:42

[quote author=kyle link=topic=277.msg2278#msg2278 date=1223598236]
Our QA guy found a way to complete the level without killing any balls except for the initial structure.
Nice, found it as well :D

Following up on that, I'm working on a proof of concept that it can be done without killing any goos. I've got 2 different strategies, both viable and extremely difficult.