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heiowge

Post subject: Square2 help needed Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:34 pm 

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Solve error. I'm trying to solve my square2. I thought I'd got all the corners paired up correctly (after accidentally pairing up orange / orange etc ), but it seems I was one pair out. Is there an alg to fix this without having to scramble it completely? I can fix the edges, but it's the corners I'm annoyed at. I'm indicating the two swapped corners here: Anyone help?
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WilliamF

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:02 pm 

Joined: Fri May 15, 2009 3:12 pm

you'll find many algorithms to solve the square 1 http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/square1.htmand you can use them for the SQ2. a great part to solve it is without algorithm learned by heart, only intuition. I only need 3 of them for both of those cubes. method 2 phase 1 e. 1. Swap DFRDBR: (1,0)/(0,3)/(3,0)/(3,0)/(3,3)/(3,0)/(2,0) method 2 phase 2. 9. Swap DRUR, UFUB (1,0)/(0,3)/(1,4)/(1,1)/(0,3)/(0,3)/(1,0) method 2 phase 3. b. 5. Swap UFUR (0,3)/(3,0)/(0,3)/(0,3)/(0,3)/(2,0)/(0,2)/(2,0)/(4,0)/(0,2)/(0,2)/(1,4)/(0,3)/ with the second one you can swap a piece on a bad place from top to bottom, then turn top to put good place right and then swap piece back to the right place on top.


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roger

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:33 pm 

Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:50 pm

I've managed to solve the Square2 entirely with algorithms I also use for Rubik's UFO and the cheese. They may be a little easier to remember.
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Luke

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:49 am 

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm Location: Chichester, England

Just repair the corners, whilst making sure you don't scramble the rest. I got two of them yesterday, and I've solved them about six times or so. Just work it out like that, it makes it more fun!
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RubixFreakGreg

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:39 am 

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SEBUVER wrote: Just repair the corners, whilst making sure you don't scramble the rest. I got two of them yesterday, and I've solved them about six times or so. Just work it out like that, it makes it more fun! The question should be: Is there a method for the square2, without passing by the square1? That would be great for solving!!  Greg
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heiowge

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:54 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:23 pm

I've fixed the edges, but I'm not sure what WilliamF means with his method. What I'm hoping for is a simple alg that will switch those pieces (with notes on which way to hold the cube to use the alg  I don't want to end up switching the wrong pair ). Cheers.
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WilliamF

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:08 pm 

Joined: Fri May 15, 2009 3:12 pm

RubixFreakGreg wrote: The question should be: Is there a method for the square2, without passing by the square1? That would be great for solving!!  Greg Off course, it should be, just need someone to seek. heiowge wrote: I've fixed the edges, but I'm not sure what WilliamF means with his method. What I'm hoping for is a simple alg that will switch those pieces (with notes on which way to hold the cube to use the alg  I don't want to end up switching the wrong pair ). Cheers. Maybe there is the exact algo for your case but what I explain is my method for solving this cube : few algo to solve all possibilities. Swap DRUR, UFUB means : edge DownRight swap with edge UpRight and edge UpFront swap with edge UpBottom the algo is (1,0)/(0,3)/(1,4)/(1,1)/(0,3)/(0,3)/(1,0) for notation, see http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/square1.htm#s2What I want to say is that when first face is done ( for you down face) you can use one piece in this face ( down) as pivot. You swap a piece from Upface to downface , then you turn upface in order to put the right place for the piece you swapped down. Then with the same algo, you put this piece up. Maybe I can add pics if you need.


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WilliamF

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:27 pm 

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heiowge

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:22 am 

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:23 pm

I didn't use your exact method, but it did make me realise that I could swap half corners using my normal edge swapper alg:
Swap UR with UB and Swap DR with DB alg  (0,2) / (0,3) / (1,1) / (1,2)
I repositioned one corner piece in the DR slot and swapped the edge with the back. This left me with 3 to swap. I then swapped the same corner piece (now 90 degrees closer to the place I wanted it) with the other one where I wanted it.
This left me with 2 corners to swap 90 degrees apart. I repeated and it put them right. Just left me with a standard square1 parity case, which was no problem.
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Konrad

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:03 am 

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 am Location: Germany, Bavaria

Obviously, there are many possibilities to solve the SQ 2. Another method is viewing it as a Masterball variant. Jaap has described an easy method for "any masterball" on his webpage.
I believe, if you have neither seen the Square1 or the SQ2 before, the SQ2 is the much easier puzzle, because it is very regular. Any opinions?
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mitchblahman

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:13 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:27 pm Location: California

try treating the corner halves like edges you should be able to use an edge switching algorithm to solve that
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Luke

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:16 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm Location: Chichester, England

The only problem with that is that you have to be able to recognise the pieces and their permutations, and that's quite a skill. What you can do however, is quite literally put the two halves next to each other of the corner, and then solve it like a Square1. My Square2 solve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cKsDr1JfbQYou can sort of see my method in it.
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mitchblahman

Post subject: Re: Square2 help needed Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:07 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:27 pm Location: California

i just got mine yesterday and i found it to be a really easy solve yes it would be easier if there was a square2 method but it's just as easy to pair up the corners (FIRST) then solve it like a normal square1 that's what i will continue to do until someone comes out with a method (because im LAZY)
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