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    Desidious

    Did I find buried treasure?

    http://youtu.be/JSwnz_f-MD4


    http://youtu.be/rVzKmWSpT7I


    Later that day I found the owner. He said maybe there are some that work and some maybe just parts but he will...

    Desidious Today 01:01 PM
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    MyOwnWorstEnemy

    PlayStation 3 PSN - Marvel Pinball - Iron Man - Points - 42,465,824 - Shaun Michaud

    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,

    MyOwnWorstEnemy Today, 07:24 PM Go to last post
    jmb

    Odyssey˛ / Videopac - Demon Attack - PAL - Normal Skill - 7,395 - Andrew Mee

    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.

    jmb Today, 06:59 PM Go to last post
    Desidious

    PlayStation 3 PSN - Marvel Pinball - Blade - Points - 73,854,500 - Shaun Michaud

    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 Go to last post
  • Recent Forum Posts

    RTM

    List of titles and tracks that can't be or won't be tracked.

    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

    RTM Today, 06:28 PM Go to last post
    Jesse Porter

    Requesting New Game Platforms for the TGIS

    oh and the Neo Geo Pocket

    Jesse Porter Today, 05:31 PM Go to last post
    RTM

    Freedom Fighters on Odyssey 2 / Videopac

    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

    RTM Today, 04:54 PM Go to last post
    RTM

    Freedom Fighters on Odyssey 2 / Videopac

    Hi Andrew:

    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.

    RTM Today, 04:51 PM Go to last post
    Barthax

    Freedom Fighters on Odyssey 2 / Videopac

    Hi all,

    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

    Barthax Today, 12:02 PM Go to last post
    Barra

    Having video upload problems?

    http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthre...-Andrew-Barrow

    Video has been removed for being too long.

    Barra Today, 10:53 AM Go to last post
    Dark Star/Key

    Scoreboard errors

    Strange, now it says I have no records on my current account at all on my profile, but they are still in the scoreboard.

    Dark Star/Key Today, 07:35 AM Go to last post
    Barra

    List of titles and tracks that can't be or won't be tracked.

    I remember some floating around in their respective forums:

    NES Not to be tracked list

    SNES Not to be tracked list

    Barra Today, 12:10 AM Go to last post
    Barthax

    List of titles and tracks that can't be or won't be tracked.

    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 are

    Barthax Today, 12:10 AM Go to last post
    Barthax

    Direct Capture: Mobile Platform

    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

    Barthax Today, 12:05 AM Go to last post
    jmb

    List of titles and tracks that can't be or won't be tracked.

    I remember a list with the prior TG, or maybe it was several lists of titles that won't be tracked for certain reasons ...

    Sticky: [GBA] The "Not To Be Tracked" list

    Is there a list that people can consult so we don't duplicate efforts in submitting a tracking request for already rejected titles for the entire database?
    Does the old TG rules for not tracking a game still apply?

    jmb Yesterday, 11:59 PM Go to last post
    Barthax

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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

    Barthax Yesterday, 11:55 PM Go to last post
    RTM

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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.

    RTM Yesterday, 11:16 PM Go to last post
    Tompa

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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 just

    Tompa Yesterday, 09:09 PM Go to last post
    Barra

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    Same was true for "no leeching" which came up in a similar argument recently. Although I'm sure you are very aware of that policy ;)

    Barra Yesterday, 09:00 PM Go to last post
    RTM

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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 Yesterday, 08:56 PM Go to last post
    RTM

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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

    RTM Yesterday, 08:53 PM Go to last post
    starcrytas

    Reject Me Please!

    http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthre...-Matthew-Felix

    Please reject this score due to being submitted on the wrong track.

    starcrytas Yesterday, 08:15 PM Go to last post
    marcamy

    Reject Me Please!

    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,

    marcamy Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    jmb

    Reject Me Please!

    well this has certainly been informational, i didnt realize that this rejection process was strictly a voter process. i thought the tg staff just removed it manually. f.

    jmb Yesterday, 05:20 PM Go to last post
    Tompa

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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" would

    Tompa Yesterday, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    starcrytas

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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.

    starcrytas Yesterday, 12:59 PM Go to last post
    starcrytas

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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.

    starcrytas Yesterday, 12:52 PM Go to last post
    1500points

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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.

    1500points Yesterday, 12:03 PM Go to last post
    d3scride

    Questions for upcoming State of the Galaxies

    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 Go to last post
    admin staff

    Scoreboard errors

    Hi Charles

    I have merged your accounts . Please check and update the status on your post .

    Regards
    Twingalaxies Staff

    admin staff Yesterday, 11:18 AM Go to last post
    admin staff

    Scoreboard errors

    Hi John73

    I have merged your accounts . Please check and update the status on your post . Please do not reply to this post

    Regards
    Twingalaxies Staff

    admin staff Yesterday, 11:14 AM Go to last post
    admin staff

    Scoreboard errors

    OK This issue is resolved . Please update the status on your post

    Regards
    Twingalaxies Staff

    admin staff Yesterday, 11:03 AM Go to last post
    RaGe

    Scoreboard errors

    This track is for the Fastest Time. It's currently set at "Highest to Lowest". It needs to be reversed. Thanks
    http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=132445


    EDIT: Fixed!

    RaGe Yesterday, 10:59 AM Go to last post
    ssdninja

    Reject Me Please!

    It's in the shoutbox and I think that's it. Stella keeps notes of that information though for data analysis.

    ssdninja Yesterday, 10:28 AM Go to last post
    admin staff

    Reject Me Please!

    Hi All

    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

    admin staff Yesterday, 10:27 AM Go to last post
    Snowflake

    Reject Me Please!

    Its easy for me to verify which score one. Its also easy for me to verify submission date. Where do you look to determine when the adjudication completed though?

    Snowflake Yesterday, 10:26 AM Go to last post
    ssdninja

    Reject Me Please!

    I'm glad you mentioned that Don. I remember Jace saying it but I couldn't be sure. I'm glad I wasn't going crazy :3

    ssdninja Yesterday, 10:24 AM Go to last post
    Snowflake

    Requesting New Game Platforms for the TGIS

    For semantics, there is no "neo geo x gold". Gold is name of the package, the system itself is just "Neo Geo X". I do have one, disappointed there's no more games coming out.

    Snowflake Yesterday, 10:06 AM Go to last post
    donatreides

    Reject Me Please!

    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

    donatreides Yesterday, 10:04 AM Go to last post
    admin staff

    Scoreboard errors

    Hi ssdninja

    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

    Regards
    Twingalaxies Staff

    admin staff Yesterday, 09:37 AM Go to last post
    Jesse Porter

    Requesting New Game Platforms for the TGIS

    Neo Geo X Gold. and i also want Nokia N-Gage

    Jesse Porter Yesterday, 09:20 AM Go to last post
    stella_blue

    Reject Me Please!

    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

    http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthre...Corey-Chambers

    2) Submitted on April 20, 2015 at 1:27 AM; Accepted on May 10, 2015

    stella_blue Yesterday, 05:24 AM Go to last post
    Barthax

    Blockout! / Breakdown! on Odyssey 2 / Videopac

    Hi all,

    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

    Barthax Yesterday, 05:01 AM Go to last post
    stella_blue

    Reject Me Please!

    No argument from me.

    Whether a player submits a better score or accidentally creates a duplicate submission, each one should be adjudicated on its own merit.

    I wish we could all agree on that point.

    stella_blue Yesterday, 04:51 AM Go to last post
    Barthax

    Reject Me Please!

    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

    Barthax Yesterday, 04:41 AM Go to last post
    stella_blue

    Reject Me Please!

    Yeah, I "unvoted" a few minutes ago.

    It's the safest choice, given the uncertainty that has been expressed within the past 8-9 hours.

    There's no way to be sure that everyone is on the same page, and I find it frustrating.

    stella_blue Yesterday, 04:40 AM Go to last post
    Snowflake

    Reject Me Please!

    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 Go to last post
    Barthax

    Reject Me Please!

    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 some

    Barthax Yesterday, 04:24 AM Go to last post
    1500points

    Reject Me Please!

    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

    1500points Yesterday, 04:14 AM Go to last post
    jmb

    Reject Me Please!

    well i hate to be on the fence about this but it would be so simple to just reject my slower first submission and not leave it to chance. i actually didnt think i would be achieving a good lap time for a few days.

    jmb Yesterday, 04:01 AM Go to last post
    1500points

    Reject Me Please!

    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

    1500points Yesterday, 03:52 AM Go to last post
    Snowflake

    Reject Me Please!

    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 Go to last post
    Barthax

    credibility points

    Head over to the Reject forum and you'll see the status of your vote: Green for Accept, Red for Reject and White for not vote (can also be interpreted as abstain).




    Alas, no. We all get bitten the same way. :(

    Barthax Yesterday, 02:51 AM Go to last post
    Barthax

    Requesting New Game Platforms for the TGIS

    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 Go to last post
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