Golden Era Game of the Week 10/30/04: Swimmer

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Golden Era Game of the Week 10/30/04: Swimmer

Post by Weehawk » Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:16 pm

Golden Era Game of the Week

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The Game: Swimmer

romname: swimmer

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Reward: $50 (usd)

Deadline for submission to MARP: November 5, 2004 2359 hours GMT

Further Bounty: none

Don't remember this one. Just found it while looking for something to play here. Not much to it really, simple, but sort of fun.

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Post by LN2 » Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:24 pm

John, you are killing me.

first, several of your recent picks are all games I used to play regularly in the arcades.

second, they are also games I have/had score set that were good for first or second place.

...to then easily get beat etc. from these contests which I can't even participate in.

Today, I actually started leaning toward perhaps getting a used PC portable...perhaps in the 1-2 GHz range so fast enough for at least all the golden era games in MAME.

..cuz the $1300+ I need to save for a nice new G5 will likely be months down the road....and ideally nowadays I really don't need that speed except for MAME...so getting a cheap PC for that...and just continue to use this older, slow mac for e-mail, web, and other net crap seems ok for now.

Odds are I will get Panther installed and running on this old mac...so can still work on that project....but any version of that likely wouldn't be done before spring 2005 at the earliest.

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Post by mahlemiut » Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:08 pm

$1300?
[12:36] <News> mahlemiut: 1300.00 USD == 1,898.3644 NZD
Macs are nowhere near that cheap down here.... http://www.bigbyte.co.nz/imac/index.html
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Post by LN2 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:51 am

mahlemiut wrote:Macs are nowhere near that cheap down here.... http://www.bigbyte.co.nz/imac/index.html
Typically in other countries macs were about 50% more versus in the USA.

It seems that roughly 50% export price hike is still there.

I checked that link..that $2649.99 model they show is only $1299 USD in the USA which IMHO is a pretty decent price.

The 20 inch 1.8 Ghz iMac model in the USA goes for $1899 USD.

BTW my above noted prices from directly from the Apple Store here in the USA.

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Post by The_Pro » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:23 pm

LN2 wrote:
Today, I actually started leaning toward perhaps getting a used PC portable...
Come over to the dark side :wink:
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Post by The TJT » Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:35 am

The_Pro wrote: Come over to the dark side :wink:
Nowadays you call it axis of evil... :twisted:
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Post by dbh » Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:27 am

Gee, Ian wins again...what a surprise :) Weehawk, can't you find a game that he is unable to play?

Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to play this week so I'm actually happy with third. I'm sure I could break 100K on this without too much effort.

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Post by Weehawk » Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:13 am

Results:
1st: Ian Sutton
2nd: gastrainga
3rd: Don Hayes


A close second by gastrainga, but Ian still appearing unstoppable...
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Post by LN2 » Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:55 pm

whoa, the MACMAME score held up! :P

I had played it a bit myself...got 108k...beating what I have at MARP.

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