RosimInc's Nonogram Café


Greetings, traveler!

It's been a long while since my last puzzle thread, and with the new year, I thought it might be the perfect opportunity to start anew.

52 weeks, 52 puzzles, under the form of bite-sized nonograms.
Every Sunday night will be the deadline of a puzzle, and I will try to post them as early as possible.

Wishing you a puzzleful 2020! ~


Weekly Puzzles

The links below contain everything you need to access the giveaways I made.

Week Puzzle link (level req.) Giveaway prize End date
Week 28 12x12 puzzle (level 0) Pathologic Classic HD 2020-07-12 23:59 EST
Week 29 10x10 puzzle (level 0) Eador: Genesis 2020-07-19 23:59 EST
Week 30 15x15 puzzle (level 0) POSTAL 2 2020-07-26 23:59 EST
Week 31 - NEW 10x15 puzzle (level 0) Painters Guild 2020-08-02 23:59 EST

* Region restriction: None at the moment


Bonus Puzzles

More puzzles!
Here are the generous contributions of fellow SteamGifts members :)

Contributor Puzzle link (level req.) Giveaway prize End date
Reserved

Want to contribute and have a nonogram giveaway of your own? Instructions in the Join the fun! section.


Hints

Hint 1 : You might want to know how Nonograms work
Hint 2 : You might want to know how to decode QR codes (I personally recommend phone apps)
Hint 3 : You might want to use a graphical tool like MS Paint / Paintbrush / GIMP


Feedback

Feedback and ideas are most welcome! ~

6 months ago*

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bump incoming
:)

1 month ago
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Week 25 puzzle added - Wick

1 month ago
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something is different about the image this time?

I used to be able to just use MS Paint with the "bucket fill" tool to solve the nonogram (with black & white colors), then cut-paste it into position, but now there are diving lines between the cells which are of slightly different colors that messes with the simple fill-color process...

1 month ago
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this might explain a few things: https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/JhStFf5

1 month ago
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oh I see, I guess I'll have to fill the grid another way

1 month ago
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In principle, even though there are lines, the QR code reader will still be able to decipher the code.

I still proceed the same way with the MS Paint bucket fill tool to blacken/whiten the cells, and I paste the result (with the lines and all) into the QR code to solve it.
Let me know if it works out for you.

The goal with the change was to make life easier but if it causes more actions for the solving then I can always revert to the previous way.

1 month ago
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I didn't try submitting the image containing the dividing lines into the QR code reader, didn't think that would work.

In the meantime I found another way :)

I solved the nonogram as usual, wrote it down as a 0-1 matrix, and using a quick Python script I generated the black-and-white image patch from that matrix where each block is 15x15 pixels, finally I manually cut-paste it into position.

Here's my script if anyone is curious:

import numpy as np
import imageio

# 1=black, 0=white
A = np.array([
[0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0],
[1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1],
[0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0],
[1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1],
[0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0],
[1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1],
[0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0],
[1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1]])

AA = np.repeat(np.repeat((1 - A).astype('uint8') * 255, 15, axis=0), 15, axis=1)
imageio.imwrite('out.png', AA)

Obviously you have to fill the correct solution (above matrix will simply create a checkerboard pattern)

You can test it online over at: https://repl.it/languages/python3

View attached image.
1 month ago*
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That's some dedication right there :)
I am currently starting to work on a system to determine if my generated puzzles have a unique solution, because it sometimes takes me as much as 10 tries before I generate a subset of the QR that is actually possible.
My own code is in Processing (Java) but at some point I'm planning on translating it to P5.js so that I could embed the puzzles in a webpage. Someday...

1 month ago
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I didn't try submitting the image containing the dividing lines into the QR code reader, didn't think that would work.

they can read a lot and are really less prone to errors, so give it a try

1 month ago
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Thank you! bump

1 month ago
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Week 26 added! - Re-Legion

40 mins left for the Week 22 puzzle

By the way, I've blacked out one cell because otherwise there would have been 2 solutions.
This may happen in the future, I usually try finding other areas to generate the puzzle from but for a 15x15 it's not easy lol.

1 month ago*
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Religious bump!

1 month ago
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bump!

1 month ago
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Bump and thanks!

1 month ago
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Thanks for the puzzle. I do love a nonogram

1 month ago
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Bump and thank you for another nice nonogram!

1 month ago
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Week 27 added! - Gray Matter

1 month ago
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Love the puzzles :)
Bump

1 month ago
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Thanks & bump.

1 month ago
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Thanks.This is my first time play nonograms.It's interesting:))

1 month ago
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Anotherone solved, another thanks, another bump! :)

1 month ago
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bump

1 month ago
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Bump

1 month ago
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Bumf

4 weeks ago
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Week 28 added! - Pathologic Classic HD

1 day left for the Week 24 puzzle!

4 weeks ago
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☠ Very enjoyable puzzle ☠

4 weeks ago
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Just did the latest puzzle, BUMP!

3 weeks ago
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bump

3 weeks ago
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Week 29 added! - Eador: Genesis

1 day left for the Week 25 puzzle

3 weeks ago
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Thanks & bump.

3 weeks ago
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bump!

2 weeks ago
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Aaaand solved! Have my thanks and a bump!

2 weeks ago
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