|Points (Single Player Only)||See the full adjudication thread here:|
|Rules||Test Menu settings, found in the game's main test menu under "7. Coin,Game Options":|
Coin Setting: (any)
Player Life: 2 Lives
Sound in Attract Mode: (any)
Video Screen Flip: (any)
Sound Output: (any)
Special Rules: The above are the default internal settings for this title and need not be changed. This is a Single Player ONLY Variation! You may freely choose your character. Continues are NOT allowed!
|Submission Message||Achieved 5/20/2015 at Galloping Ghost Arcade. Settings shown in test menu before and after gameplay, game PCB shown after gameplay as well. I made it to the 3rd stage of the second loop - Didn't even know it looped! I'll probably put up a MAME submission soon for this game, as well. Thanks for considering and adjudicating my submission!|
|NTSC - Fastest Completion||See the full adjudication thread here:|
|Rules||5 Life Game|
Special Rules: Timer begins when you hit Start on the Start/Password screen and Ends the instant you walk through the door/complete Floor 10, Room 5. Passwords are NOT allowed! You MUST complete the game, or your record/attempt will disqualified.
|NTSC - Points [Jungle Pinball]|
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|Rules||1 Player Only, Medium Difficulty|
Special Rules: 3 Lives only
|When||June 26th - 28th 2015|
|Hours||Friday : 2:00pm - 10:00pm|
Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Where||Greater Philadelphia Expo Center|
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA 19456
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|Rules||Demo Sound: On|
Free Play: Off
|Submission Message||Taking back my record. All 50 levels complete on one credit. Final score 2,909,840|
|NTSC - Nirvana - "In Bloom" - Guitar - Easy - 1 Player [Points]||See the full adjudication thread here:|
|Rules||Pausing is NOT allowed!|
Scores can be achieved during Quick Play or Tour Modes.This MUST be played with a Guitar Controller. To ensure the Guitar Controller is being used, players will be required to cycle through the fret buttons at least ONCE at the start of each song. Meaning... click and release each fret button just to show that you are using a guitar controller.
|Submission Message||Yet another Rock Band score.|
Haha - Very observant... I never connected point 3 before and agree it's impossible. However, in comic book logic it could happen.
After many months of planning, Stark Industries goes public. Tony, never one to pass on a cocktail or a dozen, celebrates the successful IPO. He wakes up a week later with an unbelievable hangover and learns Stark Industries stock has plummeted. Maximizing his narrow window of sobriety,
good score, the points started increasing much faster as well. i just cant get the feel for those odyssey games and i think i even had this one too.
nice to see scores going up for it. accepted.
I hope watching enough videos (like this one especially) of other people playing Zen Pinball I will become a better player. Congrats! I accept. :)Desidious Today, 05:26 PM
The original list of games that TG "would not track" was initially quite small. Click here and go to the "High Scores" link on the left and then select "Settings" and go way down to the very bottom. This was the original short list and it was intended for MAME although equally applicable to arcade.
Incidentally, if you click on the "Rules" section some of the original rules as maintained by the
Oh yes...the "single screen" option.
This is most definitely NOT a game where as a player you want to be sequestered to a single screen...it works against you, trust me, especially once the speed reaches peak at I think 300 points. Keep in mind that in this game there is a bit of a lag from standing still to moving, and in that short span of time you can easily get hit by something.
As a rule of thumb to be consistent
I actually know quite a bit about this game...I think my WR still stands on it !!
OK, when I played the game back then it was always using a single joystick. If a possibility existed using a second, not only did I not know of this but I can't see how to do so without it being extremely awkward holding the joysticks let alone firing. So it is not already stated, single joystick should be the rule.
We have Freedom Fighters on the scoreboard for Odyssey 2 / Videopac. The rules indicate to use button 0: which is to play the game firing disabled. Button 1 plays the game with firing enabled. Something the rules don't cover is which joystick to use: one joystick will play the game in a scrolling environment like Defender but the other joystick will play the game on a single screen. Does anyone have any clarification on this
Video has been removed for being too long.
If someone can find a way to track one of the old "not to be tracked" games: it can be tracked in the new TG. A number of those old decisions were biased. For example, Leprechaun was considered a "children's game" for many years and was actively prevented from being added until it could be proven that the game had a finite "child element" and became a difficult game. Times change, opinions change and now there areBarthax Today, 12:10 AM
Just to bring this into the wider discussion: http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthre...drew-Mee/page2
Most (all?) Android mobile phone have a USB or Bluetooth connection capability and can have a keyboard, mouse or gamepad. With this in mind, I fail to see why there should be a separate platform for "touchscreen" or "no touchscreen". They are equal as the use of controller
I remember a list with the prior TG, or maybe it was several lists of titles that won't be tracked for certain reasons ...
There may be confusion about the glitches permitted on the old TG tracks. However, it is easily rectified as there were many standardised rules in place and "no glitches/cheats/codes unless specifically stated in the rules" was one of them.
As far as who permitted the individual glitch on any given track: it will be down to one or more individuals comprised of at least one staff member and very likely a non-staff member that
RTM REPLY - apples-to-oranges...I remind you that a great many of TG's fastest completion rules were established in accordance with general TG standards and without input or influence from the speed run community of either that era or the modern era.
The whole thing may be moot once Jace makes provisions for the speed run community performances to incorporate into the TG site under their own rules and constraints.
I would say it's far more clear that you are required to beat the game in order to beat the game. Even though it almost always says that it is a requirement... Glitches are FAR too vague matter. And if it would say "No glitches" everywhere, then it simply is a matter on what a glitch is and the problem is still there. And which is why the rules are so different, no one knows what a glitch is as it isn't always clear, therefore judges justTompa Yesterday, 09:09 PM
RTM REPLY - keep in mind that when TG started accepting fastest completion runs, standard TG policy applied. It was a given that glitches were not used unless they allowed opening up an otherwise inaccessible level, or a code that allowed use of a character (such as "Axelord" in "Castlevania: SotN").
Therefore, at the time, it would have made sense not to write for every single variation sub-rules such as "no
RTM REPLY - not sure which former TG staffer came up with that rule. I had watched and accepted a DK64 submission a long time ago and definitely do not recall "Lanky Kong" being a consideration at the time...if memory serves the gamer used the small little money ("Diddy" ?)
EDIT - huge mistake on my part...I was thinking about "Donkey Kong Country" here so my comments make no sense...but for those who already
Please reject this score due to being submitted on the wrong track.
Dont sweat it, John. From my experience, I have improved in many of my own scores/times in the past, (of the same exact submitted track) while pending adjudication on prior ones. In the end, everything irons out properly, and your "best time/score" ALWAYS overrides. Never had an issue yet.
The only scenario one should request a "self-reject", is if it was inputted as a score error, or the wrong game was submitted,
Which is one of the problems with TG rules currently, that some glitches are allowed and some are not. It doesn't follow any logic or set definitions. They should technically all be rewritten with better definitions that make sense so that newcomers know what rules to follow. You can't just say "No glitches" without giving a detailed explanation on what this indicates. And at the same time, not writing "No glitches allowed" wouldTompa Yesterday, 01:42 PM
On speed runs, I found it odd that on Donkey Kong 64, the rules state ¨Players MAY use Lanky Kong in order to bypass the Gate Guardians.¨ The Gate Guardians require you to have a certain amount of bananas in order to get to the next level.
Why is that glitch allowed, if it is even a glitch.
I remember Rodrigo Lopes posted on the SDA forums making fun of the SDA times, specifically TSA's Legend of Zelda runs, saying that he is the only one with the best times and bashed SDA. He basically said that he does not have to prove anything to anyone because TG has the true WR's.
In my opinion, at the time, Rodrigo had literally perfect TAS like times on Legend of Zelda. Now, glitches have been discovered to beat Rodrigo.
that would be fun to see. In working out a couple of past events with TGL. It is simply a matter of contacting Jenn to advance schedule a timeslot (not last minute planning).
They are very professional and cover all the details.
Remembering that TGL and TG are two completely separate things.
I would like to see more live world record attempts on TGL. Whether that's for arcade, speed running, etc. Maybe as a show of good faith that TG wants to be more welcoming to the community, reach out to the top speedrunners and see if they would like to do some lives speed running on the show?d3scride Yesterday, 11:27 AM
This track is for the Fastest Time. It's currently set at "Highest to Lowest". It needs to be reversed. Thanks
I see that a lot of people are talking about lower score overwriting higher score. Just to clarify that a lower score will never overwrite a higher score.
We have database services which calculate percentages and assigns ranks first and then remove duplicates if any.
So if you already have a rank 1 on a track and you submit a score which would be placed at rank 4 then it would be placed on 4th position
Here's the deal. If someone requests that a valid submission be rejected, they're screwing themselves and all the people that vote on their submission. They're screwing the voters because some people are going to fall on the wrong side of the adjudication. They're screwing themselves because no one will touch their submissions with a 10-foot pole after they start messing with them in this manner.
I realize it wasn't intentional, but
The ranking method has been resolved
The Andrew mee score will be deleted and all credibility recalcualtion will be done on the friday night . We will run an automated service to resolve this issue during low traffic hours
If you're looking for a concrete example, I found a recent one. All times are expressed as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
1) Submitted on April 14, 2015 at 11:36 PM; Accepted on May 25, 2015 at 12:20 AM
2) Submitted on April 20, 2015 at 1:27 AM; Accepted on May 10, 2015
I've discovered something on the scoreboard which I had thought was limited to the Arcade platform: a game with scores from the 1980s and the rules don't seem to match the scores from the game. On the scoreboard, the game Blockout! for the Odyssey 2 exists with five entries each having the same score of 8: http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=21622 . This game was cart #29 and released in the UK as Dam Buster but in
Even if there is a mistake by the scoreboard that does perform the worst-case scenario: the thread will still be in the Accepted forum and the case can be highlighted to TG staff and fixed. :)
The only thing we should be adjudicating is the evidence submitted (and supplementary evidence if required). If the score was good enough for the user to submit it, it is good enough to be reviewed in light of the evidence provided. The only
Thats very positve news then. Previously I saw this as a case of "the lesser of two evils". Not rejecting could lead to a score being overwritten, but rejecting could lead to someone who previously accepted getting a credibility ding when they did nothing wrong. I think we alll care about credibility. So if you're sure about scores not being overwritten, then going forward, i'll only be rejecting scores that are actually incorrect.Snowflake Yesterday, 04:31 AM
There have been numerous "battles" between players whose back-and-forths have and still are in adjudication before the previous attempt(s) completed adjudication: only the most relevant score remains for those that have completed. There have been very few requests in the scoreboard errors thread to rectify accepted adjudications and they're usually caused by the track being incorrectly "highest to lowest" or reverse (and someBarthax Yesterday, 04:24 AM
jace has stated that the voters outnumber the commenters, so the problem is that there is no guarantee of being on the winning side of a submission vote when confusion is interjected.
Sure you say to reject, but the submission is actually acceptable therefore you are going to get a variety of votes on either side of it.
what I think you might be alluding to would be an abort/jettison/reject button by the submitter...which
whenever someone starts this view of, "I have 2 valid scores so reject one. I tend to unvote on the reject one."
there is too much confusion interjected. when the simple thing as stated above is to just leave both and let them go thru. there are quite a few examples of that via TGSAP and I've even done it on two or three different situations, most recent example is ZK99.
this is all beta right now, so I am positive
why do you believe the score will not be overwritten? do you have a source? I'll admit i cant be 100% sure, but the reason i believe that, is because there was a state of the galaxies adress where jace was asked, he was also unsure how the system would handle that, but he believed that it would be overwritten. In the absence of proof otherwise, i'll go by Jace's admittedly unsure guess.Snowflake Yesterday, 03:21 AM
I think it would be easier to add a platform that encompasses all limited-capacity devices such as these. Game & Watch were a clear brand winner but not the only devices in the category. I don't have a phrase that could be used as a title, however.Barthax Yesterday, 12:33 AM