Mike L's Chip's Challenge Site
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Discussion Groups for the Game
- Chip's Challenge newsgroup — official discussion group for Chip's Challenge. Use this link if you have a newsreader such as Outlook Express; you will also have to get a username and password from Annexcafe. If you don't want to use a newsreader, then use the newsportal at Anders Kaseorg's site to access the group through your Internet browser.
- CC Zone — a message board started by Tom P. Another popular discussion group (sometimes more active than the newsgroup). Originally started in 2008 but was re-launched from scratch at the beginning of 2012.
- Chip's Challenge Bit Busters Club — a Facebook discussion group (you need a Facebook account to view and post, however)
Tips and Solutions, Information about the Game, and More
- Chip's Challenge Wiki — started by Craig Arnold, with much of the information added by Andrew Bennett. A "wiki" containing tons of CC info and level walkthroughs (video and text) for all CC1 and CCLP2 levels, with CCLP3 solutions now being added. This is one of the most informative CC sites out there.
- Chip's Plus Site — by Alice Voith. Has excellent maps and tips for CC1 levels.
- Chip's Challenge Solution AVIs — maintained by Mike L (me). Animated solutions for all CC1 and CCLP2 levels, and some CCLP3 levels.
- Public TWS — from pie guy's site. TWS solutions for all CC1, CCLP2, and CCLP3 levels. To view the solutions, you need Tile World (listed below in the "Chip's Challenge clones" section).
- CC solutions from StrategyWiki — has walkthroughs for CC1 and CCLP2 levels
- Richard Field's site — includes his level guides, and links to a few other level guides.
- Svatopluk's site — contains tips and maps for all 149 CC1 levels
- Some CCLP2 level maps and solutions maps — ZIP files containing maps of some CCLP2 levels. The solution maps were made by Jimmy Vermeer; it is unknown who made the others. Thanks to Jan Altman for finding and sending me these.
- Chip's Challenge Mania — by Reynaldi Judianto. Contains links, CC1 and CCLP2 walkthroughs, AVI solutions, and some other CC information.
- Andrew E.'s Chip's Challenge Site — has his level sets, links, a list of alternate graphics, and his program cclpinfo.
- Chip's Challenge Downloads — by Tyler Sontag. Contains a list of almost all CC-related programs and graphics available. Some are links to other pages, and some are files directly from his site.
- Chip's Challenge Corridor — by Anders Kaseorg. Includes a FAQ with questions and answers submitted by CC fans. Included in the FAQ is general CC info, info on the Microsoft port (the most popular version), info on other ports, and information on the famous unreleased Chip's Challenge 2. Also included is the old AVI site.
- Information on why Chip's Challenge 2 was never released — includes an interview from the creator of CC and CC2 himself, Chuck Sommerville
- Information on Lynx mode — by Madhav Shanbhag. Originally created as a guide for CCLP3 level design; a great resource for the differences between the MS and Lynx rulesets. You can also check out Brian Raiter's comparison of the two rulesets.
- Chris Elsby's site — has some links, CC and CC2 info, and some patches he made for Tile World, plus some information about the various versions of Tile World.
- Craig Vilbig's site — has his level sets and a level editor by Icy001
- af380's site — has many links to CC sites and some CC levels you can play online
- Dan Padgett's site — has some links, and his level set and solutions for it.
- A Chip's Challenge triva quiz game by Tyler Sontag
- Some screenshots of the original Lynx game
- Jimmy Vermeer's CC links — contains many links to CC sites.
Download Chip's Challenge Levels
(To play them, you will need Tile World (listed in the "Chip's Challenge clones" section below) or, if you already have Chip's Challenge, you can use MyChips, Chip's Controls, or CCTools from the "Programs" section below.)
- Chip's Challenge Level Pack 2 (CCLP2) — the official sequel to CC1. CC fans voted for levels they wanted to be included. If you play using Tile World 2, you can download the CCLP2 CCX file by Madhav Shanbhag which will tell you the author of each level and if the level is unsolvable in Lynx.
- Chip's Challenge Level Pack 3 (CCLP3) — the second official sequel to CC1. For more information about this set, go to the official CCLP3 site.
- Chip's Challenge Level Pack 1 (CCLP1) — the official "prequel" level set. Like the other CCLP's, this was fan-voted from the custom levels available, but is meant to be a CC1-replacement set for those who never had the original game (therefore the levels will tend to be simpler than CCLP2 and CCLP3 levels). For more information about this set, go to the official CCLP1 site.
- The Yahoo group — has many level sets available for download, and you can upload your own. You have to be a member, but it's free.
- pie guy's site — has some level sets, including his own. You can become a member and upload your own level set here too.
- My level set page — contains links (not direct downloads from my site) to almost every level set on the Internet.
- MikeL2, MikeL3, and MikeL4 — my level sets
Scores for the Levels
- James Anderson's high score site — contains updated lists of CC1, CCLP2, CCLP3, and CCLP1 high times, as well as individual scores for CCLP3 and CCLP1.
- Jimmy Vermeer's site — lists everyone's times and total scores on CC1 and CCLP2 levels (hasn't been updated since 2006. Jimmy's actual site seems to have gone down as well; the link here is hosted by a site that archives old Geocities sites.)
- Ruben Spaans' page — former high score site with CC1 and CCLP2 high times (wasn't updated since 2004)
- pie guy's site — scoreboards for various custom level sets. You can upload your own set here and have a scoreboard for it.
Programs Made for Chip's Challenge
- MyChips — by Dale Bryan. Use this to make a separate .exe file for all the level sets you make or download. That way, the scores of each set won't interfere with each other.
- Chip's Controls — by Mike L (me). Play many level sets with just one EXE file and one INI file. Also contains other tools such as a DAC file generator for Tile World, an INI file editor, and a CCX file editor for Tile World 2.
- CCTools — by Michael H. Comes with a level editor, level set manager, and an advanced CHIPS.EXE customizer. The editor and manager are compatible with Mac and Linux in addition to Windows.
- ChipEdit — by John Elion. The first level editor released.
- Chip's Workshop — a level editor by Chris Elsby
- Chip's Challenge Level Designer — a level editor by Icy001
- cclpinfo — by Andrew E and Madhav Shanbhag. Outputs level specs for all the levels of the specified level set. A batch file has now been released by ChipHome5 that allows you to avoid having to use a command prompt to use cclpinfo; this file can be found at the Yahoo group.
- ccdiff — by Madhav Shanbhag. Compares two versions of a level set. This file is at the Yahoo group, so you will need to be a member if you aren't already.
- T-Chip — by Ruben Spaans. Get timed on the untimed levels!
- MapMaker — by Ruben Spaans. Make maps of CC levels.
- ChipCap — by Anders Kaseorg. Record animated solutions (AVIs) of Chip's Challenge levels.
- CCpatch — by ccexplore. A CC patch that fixes the bug that causes the game to crash when Chip steps on a square that has a monster, key, or boot on both the top and bottom layer. I'm not sure if this patch is legal for scorekeeping purposes.
- fullsec — by ccexplore. A CC patch that gives you the full first second every time you play a level (except for the "pre-move" bug - don't worry about it if you don't know what that is).
- pgchip — by David Stolp (pie guy). A CC patch that adds a new tile to the game - the ice block.
- tws2json — a new program by Andrew E that can convert Tile World TWS solutions to a more readable format. Source code and instructions can be found here.
- Tile World — by Brian Raiter. An emulation of Chip's Challegne - both the MSCC and Lynx versions. Compatible with Windows and Linux, and maybe Mac with some modification.
- Tile World for Mac — by Thomas Harte. A version of Tile World that will definitely work on Mac.
- Tile World 2 — by Madhav Shanbhag. An update to Tile World with more features and an improved user interface.
- Will's World — by Stadia Games. A port of Tile World for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Can play standard CC DAT files.
- Rommy's Gauntlet — by Richard Porteous. A Tile World port for Android. Can play standard CC DAT files.
- Chipper's Challenge — by Altriak. Another CC port for Android, which only contains the first 26 original levels.
- WebCC — by PsuFan. An online Chip's Challenge clone, with some differences - the main ones being that it is missing tiles from the original game, and it also includes some new tiles not found in the original. There is also an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch version of this clone.
- Tile World for the PSP — by "Thepixelatedpoo". A port of Tile World for the PlayStation Portable.
- Pocket Chip's Challenge — by Iceboxman Technologies. A clone of Chip's Challenge for the PocketPC.
- Chip's Challenge for TI-83+ — by Brendan Fletcher. A port of CC for the TI-83+ graphing calculator.
- Chip's Challenge for TI-Nspire — by "apcalc". A port of CC for the TI-Nspire graphing calculator.
- TileGame — by Frode van der Meeren. A port of Chip's Challenge for the TI-83/84 graphing calculator, although it doesn't include all of the tiles found in the original CC. Located at the Chip's Challenge Yahoo group, so you'll need to become a member if you aren't already.
- Online TileGame — by Frode van der Meeren - an online version of the above TileGame clone.
- Some CC levels you can play online — by Norman DeForest and Madhav Shanbhag
- Cyborg's Challenge — by op157. Some CC levels you can play online, with a cyborg as the main character instead of Chip. Still in progress, and may not work correctly in Internet Explorer.
- A Java port of CC — by Patrik Weibull. This still might be in the works; kind of buggy which would probably prevent it from being used for serious play, but if your computer can run Java programs and you've been missing the original CC interface, this could be worth a look. The source code can be found here.
- CC for GameBoy Advance emulators — by Alekmaul. A port of CC for GameBoy Advance emulators. The message board post in this link says that it could also work on Android and Windows Mobile, but I wouldn't know how to set that up. Note that this port is in French.
- Tile World for GP2X — by Dan Silsby. A port of Tile World for the GP2X handheld gaming system.
- Chip's Challenge for Dingoo — by Harteex. A port of Chip's Challenge for a handheld device called the Dingoo.
Other Games Similar to Chip's Challenge
- Chuck's Challenge — by Chuck Sommerville, the creator of Chip's Challenge. A puzzle game for the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone. PC and Mac versions are on the way, and possibly an Android version as well.
- Block Pusher — by William S aka Starfire
- Maze Runner — by Scott Feeney aka "Catatonic Porpoise"
- Challengo — by Xanthom
- Block Manouveres — by Gavin Duncan aka "CHEESEtwoK"
- ML Maze — by Mike L (me)
- Escape — by Tom Murphy VII
- Wonderland — by Midnight Synergy
- Pocoman — by Sleepless Software
- Wizard Tower — an online Flash game by Lode Vandevenne