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Battlecache lll The Final Leap
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Trove Chasers



Joined: 10 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Battlecache lll The Final Leap Reply with quote

DONE !!! Very Happy

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netleyhunter



Joined: 03 May 2007
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Location: Selkirk

PostPosted: Dec 28, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done! Very Happy
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ruylopez



Joined: 16 Aug 2010
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jan 01, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took a look today and it turns out I am done as well.
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressed that you guys are done already. Well done!
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AngelFreak



Joined: 17 Aug 2010
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jan 23, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found my last two hits tonight! *dancing*
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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the TBA's going to be filled in?
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MissionMode



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I got a find for my last Battlecache square the other night and now had to do the sorting in order to make sure a cache wasn't doing double duty. I think I spent 3 hours on the first 50 squares, and that was after using a computer program I wrote last year to tell me the possibilities for each square and for each cache. At that rate I was going to spend another 10 hours choosing which cache to put in each square. So instead I bit the bullet and completed the program, essentially adding the game AI to solve my puzzle for me. It probably took 2 hours.

If anybody knows how to run a simple Java program and wants my code I would be happy to share. If you don't know that and can prepare a list of your GC codes in the format "GC1X2Y","GC3B6Z"... then I can run the program on your list and give you the result. (message me) . I make no guarantees but at the moment I am trusting it for myself.

For anybody wanting the code, be aware that due to the late hour at which I have generally worked on this and the 3 different times months apart that I worked on it, it is not a shining beacon of the coding standards I enforce at work. I use multiple names for the same data in some places but in general you should find it pretty readable and if anybody does want it I will add a few more comments than I did for myself.

Now to enter them all.
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GeoPahkers



Joined: 26 May 2009
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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2012 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless I"m completely blind the contest has disappeared off of the MBGA's website so no need to sweat entering them all. Exclamation Question Exclamation
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MissionMode



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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just got more articles ahead of it now. There is a link at the bottom to view previous entries or something to that effect.

It can also be found here http://www.mbgeocaching.ca/node/884


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GeoPahkers



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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All figured out and thanks for the insight. All done with BC3 yay!!!!
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Georgia



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 150
Location: East St. Paul

PostPosted: Feb 29, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: February 29th invalid date? Reply with quote

Trying to enter one of my VERY few hits, and it doesn't seem to like Feb. 29, 2012 Sad
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myst354



Joined: 30 May 2008
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PostPosted: Feb 29, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: logging battle cache on Feb 29 Reply with quote

I tried to log my finds this afternoon and it didn't like todays date. So I had to log them as found yesterday.
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Mar 01, 2012 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, no worries if you had to log for the 28th any caches found on the 29th. Something messed up in the coding. We won't be penalizing for that. Smile
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Mar 01, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Manitobans! The Battlecache III game is now closed. We entered a record 6,410 hits on the game board!

The Battlecache III winners will be drawn at the AGM (Baconpalozza) on April 14th, 2012. Ship placements will be posted before then.

(The random ship placements still need to be done before we can post them.)

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trag_cachers



Joined: 05 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So why were we not given a few days after February 29th to get our entries in? I usually wait until the end to log my hits because I want to try to fill as much of the board as possible, so I was waiting until the end. I go to log my hits today and I find the contest is closed and we can't log anymore?

IMHO, the contest should close at the end of February, but cachers should be given an additional week to get all their hits logged, especially this year considering the size of the board.

Just my opinion, I'm interested in hearing other peoples thoughts. Thanks.
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