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by Zhorik
Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Analog Overflow in Centipede games
Replies: 17
Views: 4511

Pokey

Why would one chip (pokey) be used to produce sound and random numbers? That sounds like an odd combination. The reason is distortion. The Pokey chip can actually do even more stuff than just sound and random number generation (POKEY stands for "POT" and "KEY" as in Paddles and Keyboard). The way t...
by Zhorik
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: The Pit
Topic: Safety Spot
Replies: 25
Views: 20088

Gorf Safety Spot

It doesn't work in the gorf ROM set with current versions of MAME. If you notice, the screenshot above was from the gorfpgm1 ROM set which is better emulated. It worked in the arcades too, but the emulation for the gorf ROM set is not very accurate and has a lot of other problems besides just the sa...
by Zhorik
Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the most you have sunk into an arcade game?
Replies: 29
Views: 5248

Most money would be Hard Driven', largely because it was more expensive per game and I had more money at the time. I almost certainly dropped at least $150-200 on that game. Other interesting questions would be: 1) What game you spent the least money "mastering"? 2) What game you spent the most mone...
by Zhorik
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

I watched the recordings for 2nd and 3rd (Seance 834K and JSW 801K) and both of them looked ok (leech-free) to me. Both of them reach level 24. The recordings for Seance and JSW look clean on all of the Time Pilot clones. I feel a bit bad for Renzo on this, since while there is some leeching, his pl...
by Zhorik
Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

If the other scores have been zeroed, then Renzo's timepltc score should probably be zeroed as well. He does some more of this end of level leeching (for example after 5 stages he's picked up an extra 90-95K or so). He reaches level 22, while the 2nd and 3rd place scores both reach level 24 but have...
by Zhorik
Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

Renzo's spaceplt score probably just needs to be nuked. He does even more of this end of level leeching and on more levels. For example level 1 he leeches for about 125K, level 2 for about 15K, level 3 for about 190K, level 6 for 35K, level 8 for 20K, etc., up to level 16 for 40K. He reaches level 2...
by Zhorik
Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

I think zeroing it is a bit harsh since it is an old and "prestigious" score and even with the leeching it is still the best recording on MARP (although only slightly better than 2nd). It looks like he leeches about 155K on level 1, about 10K on level 3 and 30K on level 6, so about 195K total. He pr...
by Zhorik
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

Different settings for timepilot: diff ships extras MAME DEFAULT 1 3 10,000 every 50,000 TG -SETTINGS: (Original) 3 3 20,000 every 60,000 (New) 8 3 20,000 every 60,000 Zhorik, I suggest using TG (original), since most MARP inps are done on those settings, including 1st and 3rd places...That is if y...
by Zhorik
Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Week Challenge Championship
Topic: WCC4 week 7 : SPDCOIN
Replies: 43
Views: 106002

Missing INPs

Destructor, I see you already found a copy of your Speed Coin INP. I found a copy of TRB's 1st place score and it is attached in case somebody wants to re-add it.

-gastrainga
by Zhorik
Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

Time Pilot TGTS

Thanks for the replies TJT and LN2. My main reason for posting the Time Pilot INP was that there was a thread over on the TG forums discussing leeching on the new TGTS as a theoretical possibility. I wanted to show that it was more than just theoretical, and that if the point was to prevent leeching...
by Zhorik
Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

Time Pilot new TGTS

They were trying to address the leeching problem on the game. The game naturally has HUGE leeching issues since it has no timers. Rather than trying to impose subjective leeching rules about how much leeching is too much, and rather than imposing an alternate leech-proof scoring scheme (e.g. 5 men o...
by Zhorik
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Time Pilot
Replies: 34
Views: 12342

Time Pilot

Are TGTS allowed for Time Pilot? These settings are Difficulty 8 (Hardest) and extras at 20K and every 60K, as opposed to defaults of Difficulty 3 and extras at 10K and every 50K, BUT TG allows leeching on TGTS.

- George
by Zhorik
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Using Easier TG Settings on Clones
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Using Easier TG Settings on Clones

What are the rules (or more likely what should be the rules) around using TG settings for clones, particularly when TG settings are easier than MAME defaults? MAME TG settings, as specified by TG, are (almost?) always for a particular ROM set. Should you be able to use them for clones as well? For e...
by Zhorik
Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Q*Bert
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Qbert Rules

I like the idea that if there are multiple rom sets that play identical (or almost identical) and there are multiple possible rule settings (such as marathon vs 5 men or MAME defaults vs TG settings), then one ROM set could be played under each rule. It at least serves to differentiate the clone in ...
by Zhorik
Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Jungleh
Replies: 12
Views: 2108

Jungle Hunt MAME settings

Chad, In MAME the monkeys don't move up and down on the vines after you jump onto the same vine as them on EITHER TG settings or MAME defaults, in either Jungle Hunt (jungleh) or Jungle King (junglek). Unless one of the "Unknown" dip switches controls this, I don't think the actual arcade game does ...