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I'm back and I have another maze for you. This time it'll be an image with squares of color.

Maze

Start at the yellow block and end at the red block, both of which are at the bottom border of the maze. You have to move with one-square steps. You'll have to find out the rest.

There's a pattern that allows you to determine if something is a wall or not. (not counting for the outside black border)

Here are some of the colors you can step on:

Dark green color example, desaturated purple color example

Here are some of the colors you can't step on:

The stack of colors near start with the top color being first color and the bottom color being last color. The full stack of colors looks like the below image.
Full row of colors

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    $\begingroup$ Are there any rules? $\endgroup$ – Reibello Jul 20 '16 at 17:10
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    $\begingroup$ Start at the yellow block and end at the red block, both of which are at the bottom border of the maze. You'll have to find out the rest. $\endgroup$ – haykam Jul 20 '16 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ This looks like the piet programming language... $\endgroup$ – Klyzx Jul 20 '16 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure any "digital conversion" similar to your other maze would work (i.e. "black" becomes 000000 and would therefore form a direct path). I think the puzzle would become a bit better with a little instruction on what is allowed and what isn't. Otherwise I agree with @Areeb: No rule means taht I can just directly connect... As I'm sure you've had a nice idea in mind, ammending the puzzle a bit seems like a good idea. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jul 20 '16 at 18:51
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    $\begingroup$ Peanut, I think if you want to have people "work" on this, you need to at least give a general direction of the puzzle. Is the colour image to be "converted" to something which gives a regular maze, i.e. walls and paths? Are we to find out a reason why we can step on some colours, but not on others? Are the "moves" continuous horizontal/vertical steps or arbitrary, but linked by colour? etc. Right now, the parameter space of possibilities is just too big as to make this into a proper puzzle. You not even provide what one must NOT do, so "I jump from the yell to the red) is a valid solution! $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jul 21 '16 at 13:56
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This answer is based on the newly given hints.

Based on the "forbidden steps" hint, essentially the only way from yellow is straight upwards (as all tiles to the right are outside wall and to the left are forbidden.) until one reaches the dark green.

From there on...

There is a direct path to the exit only using dark green and desaturated purple tiles. Both are specified as "allowed" so that's the way to go...

Why?

I do not have the faintest idea, but the hints give only that choice...

According to the OP:

The only thing that counts is if a pixel's hex-value is even or odd. So, what is needed is to either look at the last digit of the full hex-colour-value, or just the "blue" channel

which gives you the following image:

Solution

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the correct way, but explain how you determine what is the wall and what isn't. What is different between the disallowed tiles and the allowed ones? $\endgroup$ – haykam Aug 2 '16 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ The maximum number of adjacent tiles of different colour is 3? (Not counting border tiles) $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Aug 3 '16 at 5:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Peanut Do you think it is time to "solve" this puzzle as you intended it? (Either in a comment here, as a self-answer, or as a comunity wiki?) $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Aug 15 '16 at 18:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Peanut: Can you explain why this was the solution? Why are those colors specifically allowed? $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 15 '16 at 18:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Peanut I think the criticism here is, that the condition is kind of arbitrary and can not be logically derived at. So, without "Your" statement, there is not really a single "true" solution. Multiple solutions become equally valid. Also it seems that your solution allows more than one path, which makes it even harder to guess what you meant. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Aug 16 '16 at 11:20
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A kind of arbitrary solution to a - so far - arbitrary puzzle:

- I assume one square represents one "pixel" or one "field".
- I assume one may not step on BLACK and DARK GREEN squares.
- I assume the move has to be like the chess knights.
- I assume we have to start on the Yellow and end on the red dot.

With all these assumptions, and because there is no rule-set given, this would be my solution:


I should add, that while the answer above is a bit of a joke, I did take the puzzle serious and was/am searching for some more obvious relationship. This is what I have thought so far:

  • The puzzle should need the color information somehow, otherwise it is all just a huge, red-herring. (Any only red is relevant.)
  • If BLACK squares would be allowed to be moved on, this would be trivial, so I rule that out.
  • If all NON-BLACK sqaures can be moved on, this would be trivial, so I rule that out.
  • If we are allowed to move on the DARK-GREEN squares, we could basically move nearly everywhere, so I rule that out.
  • Any CONTINUOUS move has to step either on BLACK or DARK GREEN, so I rule them out.
  • Trying to utilize the PEANUT pixels: The rect of pixels is 23x4 or 28x10 depending if you just cut the text or the whole white area. Unfortunately the colour-dots form a grid of 14x8 (or 14x9), so I can see no relationship.
  • I followed the idea of "teleporting" fields, assuming pixels of same color are linked. Unfortunately, the very pixels next to the yellow entrance (both the pale yellew and the light green) are of a colour nowwhere else to be found (exactly), so that fails...

It was suggested that the colours in the pixels could be shown in their RGB hex representation with considering the zeros as wall. Doing this with the image, assuming one square is the "natural" resolution of the image, gives:

enter image description here

which does not lead to a useful maze.


Another observation is, that - starting with the yellow pixel on the right - neighbouring pixels always seem to have one channel (red/green/blue) with value zero. Unfortunately, this breaks down when coming to the left side, as the red pixel does not neighbour to a colour with one channel being zero.

Also: The pale purple which touches the red pixel is not of the same colour (exactly) as the one given as "allowed" hint...

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  • $\begingroup$ (On mobile) What is the resolution? Is each "pixel" actually a pixel or is it finer than that? Possibly breaking it down into rgb will show "borders" that are linked by a common value. $\endgroup$ – LeppyR64 Jul 21 '16 at 4:11
  • $\begingroup$ @LeppyR64 Its a 256 x 256 PNG file with "sharp" edges between the squares, but nice idea. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jul 21 '16 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ @BmyGuest, I resized it so it wouldn't appear as a tiny square. It was originally smaller than that (probably 64 by 64 pixels) $\endgroup$ – haykam Aug 2 '16 at 14:54

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