MagicCube4D Hall of Fame

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This page is devoted to documenting the milestone achievements by all the brilliant 4D cubists. There are several categories of milestones that deserve proper recognition. Each category tends to have two variations: First person to reach that milestone, and the person with thrtest no-macro solution to it. Macros allow the user to define sets of moves that can be automatically replayed. They remove much of the tedium involved in solving these sorts of puzzles. Using macros that you develop is not cheating, but milestones achieved using them should not be compared with ones that don't.

The most important milestone category is clearly that of solving a fully scrambled 4D cube. Only a few people in the world have ever achieved that goal and they clearly deserve much applause. Don Hatch, one of the authors, solved the full 4D cube in or around 1988. We thought that to have been the first time the 4D cube has ever been solved though in 2010 Andrey Astrelin came forward to claim to have solved his own implementation the previous year! He never kept his original code but reimplemented his entire puzzle just for us and all in an astounding 129 lines of C code! Amazing.

This page will continue to list all known solvers along with all other significant achievements. Note that although record holders in "Firsts" categories will hold their records forever, records in "Shortest" categories are always at risk of being broken. Names and links to shortest log files will be updated as those records are broken.

We hope these lists will grow and we encourage you to attempt to join this elite group. It is quite possible with a bit of effort, having even solved by the 12 year old Raymond Zhao. Please email us with any questions and especially with your solution log files. We also have a Yahoo mailing list you can join but don't think you must solve it before getting into the discussion. everyone with an interest in the subject is welcome.

Also as mentioned on the main 4D page, Roice Nelson wrote a 5D version of this puzzle. Please be sure to see his  5D Hall-Of-Insanity for the completely certifiable solvers of this monster. Also, you can find records for all of the many puzzles other than the cube that MC4D supports on the Superliminal wiki. RubiksSolver.com maintains a list of the current world record solutions that highlights the most important 4D solutions among the records for 3D cubes, mainly speed-solving.

First and Shortest Solutions
First 34 Solution Ever Andrey Astrelin
~1987
First 34 No-Macro Solution Roice Nelson
1/15/2000
Shortest 34 Currently 251 twists Matthew Sheerin
 5/11/2010
First 44 Roice Nelson
4/23/2000
Shortest 44 Currently 978 twists Andrey Astrelin  6/7/2010
First 54
Eric Balandraud
2/7/2003
Shortest 54 Currently 1,981 twists 6/1/2010
First 24 Jay Berkenbilt 7/2/2004
Shortest 24 Currently 46 twists
Daniel Kwan 6/12/2012

Note that Remigiusz maintains a history of the shortest record in his Hall of Shortests.


First and Shortest Checkerboards
First Checkerboard 24 Remigiusz Durka 8/8/2005
First Checkerboard 34 Roger Breitenstein  
Shortest Checkerboard 3 4 24 twists
Remigiusz Durka 2/1/2008
First Checkerboard 44
Don Hatch  
Shortest Checkerboard 44 14 twists Remigiusz Durka
8/26/2006
First Checkerboard 54  Remigiusz Durka 8/6/2005
Shortest Checkerboard 54 40 twists Mark Shaw
9/21/2008

Full 34 Solutions

in Order of Achievement
1 Don Hatch
~1988
2 Jay Berkenbilt
10/1/1998
3 Roice Nelson
1/15/2000
4 Roger Breitenstein
3/15/2000
5
Sebastian Mrosovsky
4/9/2000
6
Jussi Kumpula
5/1/2000
7
Christian Lundkvist
7/21/2000
8
Jonathan Vaughan
4/23/2001
9
Olav Bakke
10/22/2001
10
Eric Balandraud
1/19/2002
11
Olivier Le Tiec
1/29/2002
12
Douglas Li
4/18/2002
13
Michael Miller
8/1/2002
14
Daniel Hayes
9/30/2002
15
Wolfgang Würfel
3/28/2003
16
Jure Jerkovic
4/22/2003
17
Andy Olsen
6/21/2003
18
Ryan Sarson
7/6/2003
19
Will Bruckert
7/7/2003
20
Tomasz Piotrowski
7/15/2003
21
Rob Harper
9/9/2003
22
Carl-Johan Kjellander 11/11/2003
23
Matthew A. Young 12/5/2003
24
Mark Oram 3/3/2004
25
Denny Köhler 4/16/2004
26
Christopher J. Watson 6/11/2004
27
Ivan Timofeev 6/27/2004
28
Marius Mirea 6/27/2004
29
Andras Ecseki 7/28/2004
30
Katarzyna Lazar 9/14/2004
31
Marcelo Marques 10/7/2004
32
Peter Bollerman 10/14/2004
33
Guy Padfield 12/6/2004
34
Phil Tynan
1/17/2005
35
Aron Fay 3/5/2005
36
Mark Shaw
3/24/2005
37
Remigiusz Durka 4/2/2005
38
Marc Guegueniat 5/2/2005
39
Liat Blatman 5/16/2005
40
Yiping Zeng
5/20/2005
41
Sebastian Dumitrescu 6/17/2005
42
Michal Wizner
6/27/2005
43
Tomasz Tomaszewski 7/4/2005
44
Andrzej Komisarski
10/4/2005
45
Alan Christiansen
10/6/2005
46
Danny Whittaker 11/9/2005
47
Ilia Smilga 11/16/2005
48
Kevin McLeod 6/7/2006
49
Noel Chalmers 6/7/2006
50
Zoltán S. Márk 6/18/2006
51
Konrad Przetacznik
7/18/2006
52
Łukasz Staśko
7/23/2006
53
Matt Galla
8/27/2006
54
Quentin Jouet
11/22/2006
55
Wouter Meesen 12/22/2006
56
Nelson R. Garcia 2/12/2007
57
P6CoFRen
2/21/2007
58
Norbert Hantos
3/3/2007
59
Christopher B. Gilsdorf
5/30/2007
60
Michael Kokosenski
7/13/2007
61
Mateusz Burnicki
7/19/2007
62
Kamil Górski 7/28/2007
63
Kamil Pawlak
7/29/2007
64
Juan Escamilla Anguiano 7/31/2007
65
Joseph McKeown
8/6/2007
66
Jenelle Levenstein
9/9/2007
67
Chester Lian
10/10/2007
68
John W. Gibson III
10/11/2007
69
Stephen H. Face
10/16/2007
70
Chris Ahna
2/1/2008
71
Dale Waldo
2/24/2008
72
Lucas Awad
2/25/2008
73
Marvin Castellon
3/12/2008
74
Zsolt Fábián 3/17/2008
75
Levi Wegner 3/18/2008
76
Marcin Kostrzewa
3/25/2008
77
Oscar Gerardo Lazo Arjona
3/31/2008
78
TsengLiang Jun
5/9/2008
79
Jřrn Bersvendsen
5/13/2008
80
Fucatus (aka Julius Zauleck)
5/18/2008
81
Arthur Fusco
6/19/2008
82
Anthony Deschamps
7/27/2008
83
Geoff Cadorette
8/22/2008
84
Thibaut Kirchner
8/25/2008
85
Dawn Zeng
9/11/2008
86
Jeff Snyder
9/24/2008
87
Daniel Sheppard
10/16/2008
88
Marco Bagliani
10/29/2008
89
Christopher Locke 11/24/2008
90
Tomasz Ciesla
11/27/2008
91
Chris Witham
12/17/2008
92
Alexander Goldberg
12/21/2008
93
Kyle Headley
12/22/2008
94
Tyler Poole
12/28/2008
95
Christian Lyoiti Watanabe
1/6/2009
96
Melinda Green
1/8/2009
97
Ethan Muldoon
2/8/2009
98
David Cohoe
2/25/2009
99
Matthew Sheerin
3/14/2009
100
Douglas Kavner
4/14/2009
101
Michael Podolsky
4/16/2009
102
Jon Sorrells
4/22/2009
103
Alexandre Mah
4/26/2009
104
Zach Johnson
5/9/2009
105
Alex Lubker
5/17/2009
106
George Silvis, III
6/13/2009
107
Marek Ossowski
7/9/2009
108
Kitti Varga 8/3/2009
109
Jonathan M. Mecias
8/16/2009
110
Pavel Krtous
9/14/2009
111
Riccardo Grandi
9/30/2009
112
Klaus Weidinger
10/2/2009
113
Massimo Secci
10/17/2009
114
Shawn Redmond
11/8/2009
115
Brandon Enright
11/13/2009
116
Craig Durward
11/14/2009
117
Brandon Wong 12/23/2009
118
Mateusz Skubel
12/26/2009
119
Alexander Sage
1/19/2010
120
Zoltán Lábszki
3/11/2010
121
Gijs Van Laer
3/21/2010
122
Jon Scott
4/7/2010
123
Andrey Astrelin
4/14/2010
124
János Uray
5/16/2010
125
Andreas Schreiber 6/12/2010
126
Conrad Stansbury
7/13/2010
127
Raymond Zhao
7/16/2010
128
Nan Ma (AKA schuma)
9/8/2010
129
Andrew James Gould
9/23/2010
130
Scott Kenneth Punshon
10/24/2010
131
Adrian Vasvari
10/26/2010
132
Jeremi Niedziela
11/19/2010
133
John Spencer
12/30/2010
134
咖啡味的茶
1/15/2011
135
Eduard Baumann
1/25/2011
136
Adam Ford
1/27/2011
137
Kevin Cabral 2/27/2011
138
Giovanni Gasparini
4/3/2011
139
Diego Martinez Blanco
5/6/2011
140
Johannes Jonas Leo Philp
5/31/2011
141
Ian Stewart
8/20/2011
142
Karl Laczko
9/16/2011
143
Michiel Vandecappelle
9/22/2011
144
Callum Moseley
11/28/2011
145
Hiroki Kanamori
12/27/2011
146
Leiv Erik Rosseland
1/13/2012
147
Mathias Smits
2/1/2012
148
Russell Sherrill
2/16/2012
149
Balazs Kustar
3/17/2012
150
Tassilo Hufnagel
3/24/2012
151
Sahil Pandey
5/7/2012
152
Jeremy Fleischman
5/10/2012
153
Jacob Houdyschell
5/18/2012
154
Kevin Rocheleau
5/28/2012
155
Brendan Dosch
5/31/2012
156
Jacob Sherrow
6/5/2012
157
Daniel Cohen
6/18/2012
158
György Frank
7/9/2012
159
Chris Lewis-Brown
7/13/2012
160
PJ Apruzzese
8/8/2012
161
Damjan Zagorec
9/7/2012
162
Siwakorn Chusuwan
10/13/2012
163
Matt Ennis
10/27/2012
164
Kevin Cabral
12/2/2012
165
Jordan Baum
1/25/2013
166
Johan Pääkkönen 1/30/2013
167
Keshav Deeljur
2/16/2013
168
Lars von und zu Aichelburg
3/3/2013
169
Roman Tershak
3/15/2013
170
Emanuele Lorenzetti
3/21/2013
171
Christopher Kwiatkowski
3/22/2013
172
Eero Neijonen
3/27/2013
173
Ben Crabbe
3/27/2013
174
Müller Máté
4/11/2013
175
Kevin Liu
4/14/2013
176
Huang Ze Ming Benjamin
9/29/2013
177
Cain Corriveau
10/22/2013
178
Victor Quach
10/22/2013
179
庄小姐的猫
11/3/2013
180
Michael Gottlieb
11/18/2013
181
Eric Kanters
12/29/2013
182
Claude Domec
1/3/2014
183
Jason Elder "Waka"
1/10/2014
184
Nathan Tamashiro
4/9/2014
185
Csaba Gradwohl
4/16/2014
186
Tamara Macadam
5/8/2014
187
Neil Sullivan
5/9/2014
188
Jose Manuel Molina Gonzalez
5/28/2014
189
Jack Mills
4/28/2014
190
Youshi Sun
7/8/2014
191
Joseph Snyder 7/13/2014
192
Zsolt Árpád Papp
7/19/2014


Full 44 Solutions

in Order of Achievement
1 Roice Nelson
4/23/2000
2 Jay Berkenbilt
7/19/2000
3
Jonathan Vaughan
4/5/2002
4
Eric Balandraud
1/17/2003
5 Guy Padfield 4/26/2005
6
Remigiusz Durka 7/23/2005
7
Michal Wizner
12/10/2005
8
Noel Chalmers 6/15/2006
9
Konrad Przetacznik
7/30/2006
10
Łukasz Staśko
8/1/2006
11
Wouter Meesen
12/27/2006
12
Nelson R. Garcia 3/3/2007
13
John W. Gibson III
10/27/2007
14
Lucas Awad 4/12/2008
15
Jenelle Levenstein
4/27/2008
16
Marvin Castellon
5/8/2008
17
Levi Wegner 11/9/2008
18
Christopher Locke 11/27/2008
19
Matthew Sheerin
3/26/2009
20
Jon Sorrells
5/4/2009
21
Kitti Varga
8/6/2009
22
Alex Lubker
9/15/2009
23
David Cohoe
9/17/2009
24
Jonathan M. Mecias
10/2/2009
25
Brandon Enright 11/15/2009
26
Craig Durward
11/19/2009
27
Andrey Astrelin 6/3/2010
28
Raymond Zhao 7/28/2010
29
Nan Ma (AKA schuma) 9/14/2010
30
Adam Ford
2/3/2011
31
咖啡味的茶 4/5/2011
32
Olivier Le Tiec
8/26/2011
33
Russell Sherrill
2/20/2012
34
Tassilo Hufnagel
3/24/2012
35
Mathias Smits
4/18/2012
36
Damjan Zagorec
9/18/2012
37
Brendan Dosch
9/27/2012
38
Siwakorn Chusuwan
10/29/2012
39
Kevin Cabral
12/2/2012
40
György Frank
12/11/2012
41
Roman Tershak
3/15/2013
42
Emanuele Lorenzetti
6/15/2013
43
Jacob Houdyschell
9/6/2013
44
Michael Gottlieb
11/21/2013
45
Claude Domec
2/8/2014
46
Youshi Sun
7/19/2014
47
Joseph Snyder
7/20/2014


Full 54 Solutions

in Order of Achievement
1 Eric Balandraud
2/7/2003
2 Remigiusz Durka
8/2/2005
3
Michal Wizner
12/27/2005
4
Noel Chalmers 7/4/2006
5
Konrad Przetacznik 8/8/2006
6
John W. Gibson III
11/3/2007
7
Levi Wegner 11/9/2008
8
Christopher Locke 11/30/2008
9
Ethan Muldoon
2/18/2009
10
Matthew Sheerin
4/30/2009
11
Jon Sorrells
4/30/2009
12
Kitti Varga 8/18/2009
13
Craig Durward 11/22/2009
14
Brandon Enright 11/22/2009
15
Jon Scott 5/15/2010
16
Andrey Astrelin 6/1/2010
17
Raymond Zhao 8/11/2010
18
Nan Ma (AKA schuma) 9/16/2010
19
Alex Lubker 10/21/2010
20
Scott Kenneth Punshon
11/8/2010
21
Adam Ford 3/12/2011
22
David Cohoe
8/5/2011
23
Russell Sherrill
2/28/2012
24
György Frank
8/5/2012
25
Chris Lewis-Brown
9/11/2012
26
Damjan Zagorec
9/28/2012
27
Brendan Dosch
10/2/2012
28
Siwakorn Chusuwan 11/25/2012
29
Roman Tershak
6/10/2013
30
Michael Gottlieb 11/25/2013
31
Claude Domec
2/8/2014
32
Youshi Sun 7/28/2014

Notes on playing log files
 

    You can examine log files using the Java version as follows:
    1. Click one of the log file links in the tables above and save the file to your hard drive.
    2. Run MagicCube4D and use File->Open to open that file.
    3. Use Edit->Undo and Edit->Redo to move backwards and forward in the file.


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