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  1. #1

    2048

    http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/

    It's more addictive than heroin!

  2. #2
    http://dimit.me/Fe26/

    Even more addictive.
    And when the moment is right, I'm gonna fly a kite.

  3. #3
    That's great.

    If I hit them hard enough together, do you think I can get a nucleon to decay?

  4. #4
    Seriously?
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  5. #5
    are you referring to my lame joke? Or the fact that I'm hooked on a kid game.

  6. #6
    Unwitting troll accomplice
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    I got to 256 and I don't feel I understand how it works.
    If you think the waiters are rude, you should see the manager.

  7. #7
    Unwitting troll accomplice
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    On the other one I had five Magnesiums and even less idea how it works.
    If you think the waiters are rude, you should see the manager.

  8. #8
    At an operational level, you are simply combining equal powers of 2 for as long as you can. Wikipedia says 2^17 is the absolute maximum, but the odds of doing this are astronomically small.

    I've only gotten to 1024 myself, which is pretty low in comparison to what's possible once you master the technique. A friend recently claimed he pulled off 16,384 (= 2^14).

    In a nutshell, the strategy (as far as I understand it) is to coalesce your largest numbers in one corner (or just one side), and to line up a row of successively smaller powers to the left of it. So, for example, you might have 32 in the bottom right corner, with 16 to its left, then 8, and then 4, so that the bottom row is filled up. Then the bottom row is fixed so long as you only move right and left.

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    At this point you should try to get another 4 next to the 4 at the bottom left. Once you do that you can combine all of the bottom row into a 64, since 64 = 2^6 = (2^5 + 2^4 + 2^3 + 2^2 + 2^1) + 2^1. After a bit you can probably get something like this:

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    ...and continue in this manner until the corner number gets bigger and bigger. You can see I did not totally succeed, since the 512 tile isn't in the rightmost square. As you progress it becomes harder and harder to avoid this issue, until you are overwhelmed completely by low number tiles, at which point you lose.

    As you go higher, each new power of 2 takes longer, requires a longer chain (in the strategy), and the board gets more and more cramped. Frankly, I don't quite know how to do it, or else my score wouldn't suck so much.
    Last edited by Reverend Jones; 05-01-2014 at 12:18 AM.

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    ALL GLORY TO THE CONTEST WINNER

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbk View Post
    http://dimit.me/Fe26/

    Even more addictive.
    Fe26 is actually much easier than 2048. Unless you **** up and get like 7 Magnesiums.

  10. #10
    I finally got 2048.

    I don't recommend playing this game, for it is evil.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    are you referring to my lame joke? Or the fact that I'm hooked on a kid game.
    you're just a bit late to the party is all, this was all over the internet about a month ago
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    ALL GLORY TO THE CONTEST WINNER

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    Also what Det said.

  13. #13
    sorry

  14. #14
    i was in jail during that time

  15. #15
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    And then there's this

    http://doge2048.com/
    error; function{getsig} returns 'null'

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