Line Rider: Trading Lines and .Sol’s

Line Rider is an amazing online toy that is a combination of precision illustration, luck and sledding. Vegankid and I were wondering if we could turn Line Rider into a social experience. Sort of like a Line Rider version of PhotoShop Tennis.

Thus, Line Rider Badminton™ was created. The easiest way to play Line Rider Badminton™ is to save a local copy of the Line Rider .swf file. The .swf file can be saved anywhere on your computer.

I discovered that Line Rider tracks are saved in a locally hosted folder. For windows users, the path is located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\e\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\58GDNSJJ\localhost\savedLines.sol

Vegankid uses a mac…hey VK, where are .sol’s located on mac’s?

After you have located your .sol (pun intended :) ), create a track (examples of Line Rider awesomeness are below…), name the track, and save it. Your .sol file size will change each time you save a track or update a track. This is an easy way to determine if you are editing the correct file.

To play Line Rider Badminton™, simply email your saved .sol file to your Line Rider Badminton™ challenger. They can then replace their .sol file with your file. Note, it is prudent to move your original .sol to another folder on your computer so you can retain your original work. I have a folder full of folders of .sol’s. You could say that I collect .sol’s ;-)

Line Rider Badminton™ rules are as follows:

  1. Create and save tracks
  2. Archive a copy of your .sol
  3. Email your .sol to your friend
  4. Your friend has 1 hour to modify your .sol and send it back.

Thus a back and forth volley of .sol’s can commence ending in numerous flips, jumps, loops, and illustration. A winner is declared after a dialogue regarding the technical and aesthetic qualities of each players entry.

Examples of amazing Line Rider creations: