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by SprintGod
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Alien Syndrome life leeching
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Alien Syndrome life leeching

I doubt early players used the stage 4 method as it's difficult to set up and needs a lot of research. It's SUPER easy to do on stage 1. Reach 100,000 points by shooting the blobs that the boss spawns, then walk around until time runs out. Stage 1 pattern is to get the bottom [?], then get the one i...
by SprintGod
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Alien Syndrome life leeching
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Alien Syndrome life leeching

Pac-man is definitely referring to what I've been describing here. Spend an hour grabbing lives and 12 million is easy even if you're terrible at the game. Life leeching works on any stage. It's just a lot faster and less stressful on stage 4. On stage 1-2 you gain 1 life per 3 minutes. On stage 3 y...
by SprintGod
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Alien Syndrome life leeching
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Alien Syndrome life leeching

That isn't accurate. Score must be exactly 100,000 points. 1,000,000 does not work, neither does 1,100,000. If the entire displayed score is not EXACTLY 100,000 then obtaining a 1up is impossible. This applies to every version of the game in MAME. Container code (aliensynj) 008C0E btst #$6, ($0,A5) ...
by SprintGod
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Alien Syndrome life leeching
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Alien Syndrome life leeching

Not entirely inaccurate.

I did find out about this roughly 12 years ago. I just couldn't be bothered to write it up. For 12 years.
by SprintGod
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Alien Syndrome life leeching
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Alien Syndrome life leeching

I expect this is why Gamest had scores of >10 million. Summary: - It is possible to leech 128 lives at the beginning of the game. - It can only be done when you have exactly 100,000 points, so point leeching is impossible. - It is not possible to top up your lives afterwards unless you clock the sco...
by SprintGod
Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: MAME Championships
Topic: K6 - Round 2 - Tinkle Pit
Replies: 83
Views: 22919

SprintGod wrote:This is the last time I leave it until 4 hours before the deadline before I start playing...
I lied.

Though I may not bother at all. I'm bored with crappy games, and I've got better things to do. Like playing not-crappy games. Or picking my nose.
by SprintGod
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: MAME Championships
Topic: K6 - Round 1 - Part 3 - Phelios
Replies: 60
Views: 19147

This is the last time I leave it until 4 hours before the deadline before I start playing... My eyes are sore now.

(Edit: I couldn't even see the version right... Fixed it now)
by SprintGod
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: MAME Championships
Topic: K6 LIST OF PLAYERS
Replies: 129
Views: 35703

I'm in. Nothing better to do :D
(List me as Gavin Ward, since that's my display name on the main thingy)
by SprintGod
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Week Challenge Championship
Topic: WCC6 week 1 : TANGTANG
Replies: 17
Views: 17046

It's very easy to leech from there without harming the boss. Just find a spot in one of the upper corners where the boss can't hit you, then block yourself in with the spawn point so you can't hit the boss either.

It's probably better to just disregard all points scored on that level.
by SprintGod
Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: [poll canceled]New rule, using multiple button mapping
Replies: 129
Views: 25304

Example2: You map keys Q,W,E,R,T,Y to mame button 1 and smash them simultaneously, to get unhuman firing speed ---not allowed Doing that will end up worse than just tapping a single button. You will only ever be able to fire if you release all of the buttons before pressing another one, which will ...
by SprintGod
Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: PRE POLL discussion :two buttons mapped to the same key
Replies: 49
Views: 8704

I just measured the performance of my controllers' buttons. Basically I pressed a few buttons at once, and measured the time between the presses. A = Average time between the buttons (In frames. Averaged from 100 results at 60 frames per second) D = Distribution: (Frames : Ratio) 2 buttons Keyboard ...
by SprintGod
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: PRE POLL discussion :two buttons mapped to the same key
Replies: 49
Views: 8704

Gavin has a special gift for that. ...only when heavily under the influence of Irn-Bru. Which is all the time. So I guess that's irrelevant. Seriously, though... The advantage gained by using digital input for Analog controlled games is just as significant as using one button for two (unless very p...
by SprintGod
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: PRE POLL discussion :two buttons mapped to the same key
Replies: 49
Views: 8704

While we're at it, let's ban playing OutRun with anything other than a steering wheel. Using anything else is clearly in violation of the spirit and intent of Rule 2.
by SprintGod
Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: MAME Championships
Topic: MAME Championship 2004 - Semifinal.
Replies: 33
Views: 12888

zlk wrote:Sprint vs BBH in smashtv, I would like to be repeatedly smashed in the face with a toaster!
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by SprintGod
Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: The Pit
Topic: MARP Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 17
Views: 6002

Hehe, people are voting for me because I dissed "Ye respected PL" (who seems unable to read through discussions before attempting to contribute over a month into them, and for some reason thinks that a 1-1-1 system doesn't cut off after 3rd place) and "Ye ignorance complainer LN2" (who appears to be...