I just got a 4x4 today and happily(and somewhat fruitlessly) been working on it. I have all the centers solved, and all the middle edges in pairs!(However, all the pairs do not line up with their sides.) I have reached step three in these instructions: http://www.speedcubing.com/chris/4-step3.html
It tells me(like other tuts I've read) That now I can "solve like the 3x3". Unfortunately...whenever I DO try to 'solve it like a 3x3'...something goes wrong!
Normally to move(in a 3x3) a top edge piece into a side edge cubie I use for example(to move it right) U-R-Ui-Ri-Ui-Fi-U-F. However, when I try this algorithm with my 4x4 it..fails. Yes I'm gripping the both the R and the r(right inner) side when the "R" parts of the alg come up. I also tried(separately) grabbing U and u, as well as F and f to see if perhaps they ALL needed to be grasped with their internal companion.
I guess what I'm saying is..I'm at my wits end! What am I doing wrong!?
This link is to a PNG of what I'm trying to do
No the colors aren't the say but at least the theory is, hope it helps![url]https://8860362742008085105-a-180274477 ... edirects=0