Help on Maze Generator
This website generates what is called "perfect" mazes, i.e. mazes with exactly one solution and without any isolated sections. The generated maze is displayed on the screen, but you can also download it as a PDF or SVG file.
Currently, there are three styles available:
- Orthogonal (Square cells) - The most common format, where cells have passages intersecting at right angles.
- Sigma (Hexagonal cells) - A maze composed of interlocking hexagons, where each cell may have up to six passages connected to it.
- Delta (Triangular cells) - A maze composed of interlocking triangles, where each cell may have up to three passages connected to it.
Width and Height
The width and height describes how many cells the maze should consist of. They must be between 2 and 200. Please note that the proportions of the maze also depend on the style of the maze.
These settings control the maze generation algorithm. But since the generation algorithm uses a good random number source they will not guarantee that the maze has a specific style. I.e. setting the E-value to 100 will not necessarily generate an elitist maze every time.
- E-value - Controls the elitism tendency of the generation algorithm. An elitist maze has a short solution relative to the size of the maze, while a non-elitist has a solution going through a lager portion of the maze.
- R-value - Controls the river tendency of the generation algorithm. A maze with a high river factor has few but long dead ends, while on with a low river factor will have many short dead ends.
It is, of course, possible to print the maze by just printing the web page or by right-clicking the maze and select "Print image...". However, you will get much better print quality by downloading the PDF file (in a suitable page format) and print it instead. The reason for this is that the maze is stored as a vector image in the PDF file and as such it will scale to your printer's resolution without losing sharpness.
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