Crap Tournament 8

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Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:29 am

Crap Tournament 8 is now open for registration!

http://tournaments.twingalaxies.com/#/e ... ment8/main

Participants may be prompted to sign up for the site before they can register for the tournament.
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The Crap Tournament is a yearly MAME competition where all the titles are selected based on their relative obscurity or overall lousiness.

Every year brings in new pure crap and some hidden gems - you'll play some of the worst games ever made, and discover some amazing titles you never would've played without the tournament.

The games are hilarious, but the competition is fierce. Think you're a true gamer? Come prove it in the Crap Arena.
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The tournament will last 10 days, stretching over 2 weekends, beginning May 20th at 12:00 AM EDT and ending May 29th at 11:59 PM EDT. This is a hard cutoff. All scores must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on May 29th.

The tournament will consist of 12 games, none of which will be announced until moments before the tournament start. Of these 12 games, 10 will be announced at the start of the tournament, while the remaining 2 will only be announced at the beginning of the closing weekend (May 27th). Proper game settings will be detailed for each title.

The scoring format is simple: 12 points for first on any given title, 11 points for 2nd,... 1 point for 12th, and points are only awarded for places 1 through 12. Thus, a perfect score for this tournament would be 144, regardless of the number of participants, and it's entirely possible to accumulate 0 points despite submitting a score for every game. In other words, the competition will be rough, and the winner will be the player who is the best all around crapper.
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Once the tournament officially starts, an easy submission process, live updating standings for each game, and an overall leader board will become visible for all registered participants.

As part of the submission process participants will have the option to upload an INP and screenshot, link to a Twitch stream highlight, or link to the RetroUprising scoreboard. Screenshots are mandatory for all submissions. For scores that achieve a top 5 placing on a game, the player must submit an INP or Twitch highlight.

To be clear: streaming and creating Twitch highlights is not a requirement, recording INPs is not a requirement, but a top 5 score submission will not be accepted without one of the two. Submissions done with RetroUprising automatically fulfill the screenshot and INP requirement.

WolfMAME 0.106, WolfMAME 0.172, and RetroUprising are the acceptable MAME platforms for this competition. If a player somehow actually has cab access to one of the crap titles they are of course welcome to play on the original hardware. There were some reported issues with WolfMAME 0.173, so we will not be using that version.

General tournament rules still apply: For MAME, no autofire, no pausing, and average recorded speed must be 95% - 101%. All scores must be submitted within 24 hours of when they were achieved.
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Get busy crappin' or get busy dyin'
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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:15 am

Please note

Tournament registration may be a two-step process if you have not previously participated in a tournament hosted at TG:

1) Create an account for the tournament site.
2) Register for the tournament itself.

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Fri May 13, 2016 12:13 pm

Less than a week to go before the tournament starts! Sign up now!

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Fri May 20, 2016 1:30 am

Crap Tournament 8 has begun!

Please be sure to read the tournament and game rules thoroughly so we can avoid as many problems as possible!

Things to note:

1) WolfMAME 0.173 is being replaced with WolfMAME 0.172. Do not use 0.173.
2) All games are playable in WolfMAME 0.106, WolfMAME 0.172, and at RetroUprising. The choice is up to you.
3) All games use default settings EXCEPT Talbot in WolfMAME 0.106. Check the game rules for more information.
4) All game settings match existing TG tracks EXCEPT Ponpoko, Streaking, Super Rider, and Talbot.
5) Please be sure to use the correct romset for the version of MAME you're using (see: Boggy '84). Check the game rules for more information.
6) Remember that a top 5 score requires an INP or Twitch highlight.
7) Get to crappin'! Good luck to all the competitors!

If you need help locating games, send me a PM.

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by Phil Lamat » Fri May 20, 2016 11:21 am

xelnia wrote: 3) All games use default settings EXCEPT Talbot in WolfMAME 0.106. Check the game rules for more information.
Yes, default was 6 lifes before 0.124.
For info I've fixed on Marp the only pre-124 score to match with other scores made with 3 lifes only, and edited the special rules.

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Sat May 21, 2016 12:37 pm

Good start to the competition!

As a reminder, please use boggy84b in WolfMAME 0.172, not boggy84. Thank you!

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by Phil Lamat » Sat May 21, 2016 8:22 pm

Yes
0.138u3: Klaus Sommer, Team Europe and The Dumping Union added Boggy '84, original Kaneko. Changed 'Boggy '84' to clone 'Boggy '84 (bootleg)'. Renamed (boggy84) to (boggy84b).

So all scores for actual boggy84 should be made with 0.139 or later ; I think that Pat has missed this renaming.
And the boggy84-top3 scores on Marp belong to boggy84b

Pat, can you do the change and merge all scores on Marp, which are actually ALL boggy84b scores ?
(I will add special rule later)

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by Phil Lamat » Sun May 22, 2016 11:26 am

We've a serious problem of leeching with bogeyman (1st place score doesn't even pass the 1st manor)

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Sun May 22, 2016 7:16 pm

Phil Lamat wrote:We've a serious problem of leeching with bogeyman (1st place score doesn't even pass the 1st manor)
Yes, but in a Crap Tourney, all bets are off. :D Probably a good idea for some MARP rules though...

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Wed May 25, 2016 10:38 pm

We're over halfway through the tourney and Crap legend Zerst is in first place! Barra, the tudose, and ExedExes are looking strong as well...anything can happen! The final two games will be revealed Friday night, 11:59 PM EDT. Good luck to all the competitors giving this Crap a strong push to the finish!

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Sat May 28, 2016 1:30 am

Time for the last 2 games to be revealed and I've saved the crappiest for last!

Tugboat (tugboat)
Yosaku To Donbei (yosakdon)

As before, these games are playable in 106, 172, and at RetroUprising and use default settings.

PLEASE NOTE: There seem to be some control issues with Tugboat in the newer MAME versions, so it might actually be in your best interest to use 106.

As we begin the final 48 hours, Barra and tudose are battling for 1st, with ExedExes now in 3rd. Zerst has dropped to 4th, but anything can happen in the final hours. As a reminder, the submission deadline is 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, May 29th. All games must be completed and submitted by that time, so use your time wisely! Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Sat May 28, 2016 2:28 am

Tournament site hasn't updated yet, but the only rules to worry about are:

Tugboat: 3 Lives
Yosaku To Donbei: 3 Lives

Go ahead and start playing. However long it takes to for the tournament site to update will be added on to the 24-hour submission rule.

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Sat May 28, 2016 10:29 am

The tournament site had been updated! Any scores achieved on the two mystery games before this post can still be submitted within the next 24 hours.

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Re: Crap Tournament 8

Post by xelnia » Mon May 30, 2016 1:33 am

Crap Tournament 8 has ended!

Congratulations to our winner and top crapper: Barra! For winning, you get the crappiest prize of all: NOTHING. After a hard fought battle for first, and for the second year in a row, tudose takes the coveted Number Two spot. Perennial Crap favorite Zerstorung finished in a respectable 3rd. Strong showings by ExedExes and Max made for some exciting leaderboard action over the past 10 days.

A huge thanks to Wes Copeland, gstrain, QAOP Spaceman, and krehztim for their help in running the tournament, testing games, and verifying scores. I must also mention Bill House (Crap founder) and Ross Benziger for keeping this tournament alive over the years. I hope I was able to live up to their crappy standards.

We had over 550 submissions by 28 gamers. The games were awful, but the gameplay was amazing. There were several new world records set during this tournament:

Ponpoko - 217,910 by PG3
Porky - 288,200 by Zerstorung
Side Trak - 92,980 by Conjured Entertainment
Streaking - 47,620 by tudose

Crap-inspired serphintizer did not compete, but set a new record on Super Rider with 290,230.

Congratulations again to all the players for a job well-crapped. Please feel free to leave feedback and thoughts about the tourney in this thread. See you all next year!

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