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 27 10x15 puzzle (level 0) Gray Matter 2020-07-05 23:59 EST
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 - NEW 15x15 puzzle (level 0) POSTAL 2 2020-07-26 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! ~

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Join the fun!

Would you like to feature your own giveaway in the Café?

This is an effective way to counter bots, and forever expand the puzzlers community :).

How?

You can create a private giveaway and send me the link (or a hint to it) in private through Steam messaging, and I will generate and post the nonogram puzzle that will uncover the link.
You may also link back to the Café in your giveaway description, if you want.

[Link to the puzzle page](https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/B0nXr/rosimincs-nonogram-cafe)

Past Puzzles

Contributor Puzzle link (level req.) Game End Date
RosimInc (Week 1) 10x10 puzzle (level 0) Labyronia RPG 2 2020-01-05 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 2) 15x10 puzzle (level 0) BEEP 2020-01-12 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 3) 12x12 puzzle (level 0) Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora 2020-01-19 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 4) 10x15 puzzle (level 0) TIMEframe 2020-01-26 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 5) 10x15 puzzle (level 0) Scrap Garden 2020-02-02 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 6) 15x15 puzzle (level 0) Toren 2020-02-09 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 7A) 15x15 puzzle (level 0) Bezier 2020-02-16 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 7B) 15x10 puzzle (level 0) Heroes of Annihilated Empires 2020-02-16 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 8) 10x20 puzzle (level 0) Kingdom Rush Frontiers 2020-02-23 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 9) 12x12 puzzle (level 0) Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller 2020-03-01 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 10) 15x15 puzzle (level 0) Velocity Ultra 2020-03-08 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 11) 10x15 puzzle (level 0) Chime Sharp 2020-03-15 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 12) 12x12 puzzle (level 0) ReThink 2020-03-22 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 13) 15x15 puzzle (level 0) POSTAL Redux 2020-03-29 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 14) 10x15 puzzle (level 0) Back to Bed 2020-04-05 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 15) 14x14 puzzle (level 0) The Last Door - Collector's Edition 2020-04-12 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 16A) 10x15 puzzle (level 0) The Inner World 2020-04-19 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 16B) 8x8 puzzle (level 0) POSTAL Redux 2020-04-19 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 17A) 18x10 puzzle (level 0) On Rusty Trails 2020-04-26 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 17B) 15x15 puzzle (level 0) Paradigm 2020-04-26 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 18) 10x10 puzzle (level 0) THOTH 2020-05-03 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 19) 10x15 puzzle (level 0) Sudden Strike 4 2020-05-10 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 20) 14x16 puzzle (level 0) Distrust: Polar Survival 2020-05-17 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 21) 12x12 puzzle (level 0) Arcade Mayhem Juanito 2020-05-24 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 22) 10x10 puzzle (level 0) Ellipsis 2020-05-31 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 23) 14x15 puzzle (level 0) Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found 2020-06-07 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 24) 12x12 puzzle (level 0) Spectrum 2020-06-14 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 25) 8x15 puzzle (level 0) Wick 2020-06-21 23:59 EST
RosimInc (Week 26) 15x15 puzzle (level 0) Re-Legion 2020-06-28 23:59 EST
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Bump, thanks for unusual puzzles!

6 months ago
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I'll have to say it, I hate you and I love you, really, nice puzzles!

6 months ago
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Haha I'm okay with that, you would have valid reasons for both ^^ ~

6 months ago
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Bump, the Hot Tin Roof give me a hard time, but was able to solve it perfectly

6 months ago
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nonograms?
count me in :D

6 months ago
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thanks for the fun :)
iwshed there was some site like jigidi for it though. solved 2 nonograms using photoshop.

6 months ago
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You're very welcome, glad you're enjoying it!
Yeah I agree with you, it would be nice to have a Jigidi-like interface for making and solving nonograms, that could fit in with the QR code approach of these puzzles.
For now the websites I've seen would require me to manually enter all the clues (and I'm lazy by nature) so I prefer to just code generators that will do it for me ^^.
But I'll be on the lookout for alternatives, thanks for the feedback! <3

6 months ago
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You're welcome :)

6 months ago
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Wow, that’s an awesome idea

6 months ago
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Just solved some of them. Nonograms don't typically show up here so nice one.
Bump!

6 months ago
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btw, you could use some page like https://nonograms.relaxpuzzles.com/create-a-nonogram and send the links

6 months ago
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I thought about it, yes, but given as the solution must fit nicely inside the QR code I've decided to go with the generated image instead.
For now with the fill tool in MS Paint I'm able to solve them without too many issues, but yeah once a cell is set to white or black it's quite hard to change our mind. Which could be bothersome to some people depending on their solving style.

6 months ago
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One could set the cells to red or green, then convert to black and white when done. ;)

1 month ago
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Actually the problem is that by using the Fill tool in Paint, if I mark two neighboring cells the same color, but then later on realize that one of them needs to be changed, I can't use the Fill tool to undo it, as it would also undo all the other contiguous cells.
The same problem would happen if I used red/green.
Like in this example, as soon as I realize the cell (marked in red) is wrong and I try to set it to white, everything next to it becomes white.

Regarding this conversation, I just posted a new comment to gather opinions about this issue.

1 month ago
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Interesting I've done Sudoku and the rules feel pretty similar.

6 months ago
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Week 4 is broken, it's unsolvable 😢
Check the numbers again please 🙏

6 months ago
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Unless I'm doing it wrong I have come to that conclusion as well

6 months ago
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I lied I am just very dumb

6 months ago
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I solve manually all the puzzles before posting them to make sure that there is one unique answer that can be found without any guessing, but you did make me doubt for a second ^^.
I solved it again without issue, and a few people have entered the giveaway, so it is possible. it can be quite tricky though.

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"No barcode was found in this image. Either it did not contain a barcode, or did not contain one in a supported format, or the software was simply unable to find it. Go "Back" in your browser and try another image."
I sent you a friend request to see if my picture is correct

6 months ago
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Thanks for the puzzles!

6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Why you blacklist me without any reason ?

5 months ago
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hi, Janediel ( https://www.steamgifts.com/user/Janediel )
Why you are so mean?
blacklist without any reason and delete your message
now even block me on steam too
just because i solve this puzzles and i look likes a bot ???

5 months ago
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I think he gonna ignore me forever.
However, I still had some fun to figure out who blacklisted me so i create another GA for whoever saw this.

hint : easy steganography

View attached image.
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Bump

6 months ago
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Nono-bump!

6 months ago
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How about combining itstoohard.com and http://ichrisi.bizhat.com/custom_js/picross_maker.html to make the question can be solved without photoshop?

6 months ago
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I thought about it (did not know this specific site but I found other similar ones), but given as each nonogram would need to be manually made, the generation would take more time and be more prone to mistakes from my part.
But I am definitely thinking about possible alternatives.

6 months ago
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Unfortunately, I have not yet seen a well working way to link nonograms with GA links. I've solved the one for the TIMEframe... and this will be all for me, unless you are able to change the format. For me it's definitely too much hassle with importing/exporting pics between programs, that are quite awkward to use for this anyway. I didn't look into this in-depth, but on Steam we have free Nonogram - Master's Legacy with Workshop feature, maybe it could be used to create/share nonograms, that give clues for istoohard? I think, it also supports color nonograms.

All the best in 2020 :)

5 months ago*
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I see what you mean yeah.

Now I have found myself a kind of workaround by installing a QR code scanner app on my phone, so once I'm done solving the nonogram on Paint, I place the answer in the QR code and scan my screen with my phone. That prevents me from having to save the file and then upload it to the website. So now 95% of my time is spent solving rather than trying to get an answer out of my solution. A big improvement from the first couple of times I solved them.

If this can help reduce the tediousness of the process in the meantime while I work on alternatives.

5 months ago
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Would this one work? It has a hidden text option too.
Click here

5 months ago
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It does seem very promising, I'll have to look more into it, but if it works as well at it seems, it will be much easier to manage both for solvers and for me, that's for sure :)
I will look into adapting my code to generate the files that this website takes as input and I'll do a couple of tests.
Thanks a lot for sharing!

5 months ago
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Bump for all solved. Thank you, that brought back good old memories of Picross on my Nintendo-Handhelds! Had no problems using GIMP.

5 months ago
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I used to play Picross 3D so much on my Nintendo DS, I really liked the 3D twist on it and the creativity of the puzzles and designs.
As for Picross in itself, I played it a little bit but I had a book with tons of 2D Nonograms and I preferred to do them on paper.

5 months ago
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Oh I love nonograms! :D

5 months ago
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nice idea, will solve some of these when I find time

5 months ago
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Fun Usage of Nonograms!

And for future ones, could you post the empty nonogram in a CSV format?
That way one can open them in any table editing program and build the nonogram by coloring in the table cells.

Afterwards a screenshot and paint is enough to combine the two pieces.

But... what exactly do I do with the solutions?

5 months ago
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For now they're all generated in image format, but I'll definitely be looking into the possibility of also generating CSVs.

As for the way to use the solutions, here's a small hint: SteamGifts giveaways URLs are constructed in a very specific way.

5 months ago
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AAAAAHHHH!!!

Wish I had that hint yesterday already xD

But well... the Nonogram was more motivation than the game anyway xD

5 months ago
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Thank you, that was fun :)

5 months ago
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Week 5 added!

5 months ago
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Bump

5 months ago
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thanks for sharing! nonograms are my favourite puzzles <3

5 months ago
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happy cakeday! 🍰

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great puzzles ! tks !

5 months ago*
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Week 6 added!

And only 3 hours left for Week 2 puzzle!

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