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