On the Subject of Discolored Squares

Order gives way to entropy. Entropy is the disappearance of order. Welcome... to the real chaos.

  • At the start, if there are not four colors that occur exactly once each, you are looking at a different module.
  • Begin by pressing those four colors. Remember their positions and colors in the order you pressed them. Then stage 1 begins. If none of the squares in stage 1 are of the first remembered color, you are looking at a different module.
  • At each stage, look at the below table and read the cell in the respective remembered position to obtain an instruction.
Instructions
Move NW
(wrap)
Move NE
(wrap)
Move N
(wrap)
Rotate
180°
Mirror
about \
Move SW
(wrap)
Mirror
about |
Stay in
place
Mirror
about /
Move E
(wrap)
Rotate
90° CW
Move W
(wrap)
Mirror
about —
Move S
(wrap)
Rotate
90° CCW
Move SE
(wrap)
  • Take all the squares of the respective remembered color in the order specified below and do the following for each such square:
    • Modify its position as instructed by the table cell.
    • If the modification takes you to an already white square, keep applying the modification.
    • Press the first non-white square you land on.
    • If the square you pressed is of the current remembered color, remove that square from future consideration for the remainder of this stage.
  • Process the squares in the following order:
Stage 1
512115
141373
94610
162811
Stage 2
11467
1215310
164211
98135
Stage 3
169712
61535
1181314
21014
Stage 4
411314
161278
5269
1131510
Movements
A1D4B4A4D4A1D2D1A1D4
A2D1B1A1D3B1D3D2A2C4
A3D2B2A2D2C1D4D3A3B4
A4D3B3A3D1D1D1D4A4A4
B1A4C4B4C4A2A2C1B1D3
B2A1C1B1C3B2A3C2B2C3
B3A2C2B2C2C2A4C3B3B3
B4A3C3B3C1D2A1C4B4A3
C1B4D4C4B4A3B2B1C1D2
C2B1D1C1B3B3B3B2C2C2
C3B2D2C2B2C3B4B3C3B2
C4B3D3C3B1D3B1B4C4A2
D1C4A4D4A4A4C2A1D1D1
D2C1A1D1A3B4C3A2D2C1
D3C2A2D2A2C4C4A3D3B1
D4C3A3D3A1D4C1A4D4A1
A1B1D1D1A4A2A4B2
A2B2C1D2A3A3B4B3
A3B3B1D3A2A4C4B4
A4B4A1D4A1A1D4B1
B1C1D2A1B4B2A3C2
B2C2C2A2B3B3B3C3
B3C3B2A3B2B4C3C4
B4C4A2A4B1B1D3C1
C1D1D3B1C4C2A2D2
C2D2C3B2C3C3B2D3
C3D3B3B3C2C4C2D4
C4D4A3B4C1C1D2D1
D1A1D4C1D4D2A1A2
D2A2C4C2D3D3B1A3
D3A3B4C3D2D4C1A4
D4A4A4C4D1D1D1A1