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Quote Originally Posted by Barthax

Got a dilemma with https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/ghost-pilots/mame/ . Roughly half of all INPs in the TG archive were played on the wrong settings. The rules state to use difficulty 4 and the game default is difficulty 3. There's a current submission which also uses the defaults. The player must change the setting during recording prior to starting to play to meet the rules and there's no hint in the rules that this is necessary.

If it was just the odd one, I'd dispute the one but as this maps more as a scoreboard split (both single and two player scores are affected) I figure I'd ask what the better play was under these circumstances.

It may be better to alter the rules to allow for either difficulty. Thoughts?

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Quote Originally Posted by Jace Hall


It may be better to alter the rules to allow for either difficulty. Thoughts?


Don't think it would be fair to change the rules to an easier difficulty for the people that followed the rules. I suggest creating 2 new tracks with the default difficulty then moving the appropriate submissions into the new ones. Modify the difficulty 4 rules to explain that the difficulty needs to be changed from the default of 3 to the correct difficulty of 4.

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Quote Originally Posted by Excelliron

On the PS1 game 'Asteroids' TG has two tracks for the game, "New Version" and "Classic Version", each with one (pre-TGSAP) submission, each from a different gamer.
https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/asteroids/playstation
I am playing this game now, there are not two different versions of the game, there is no "new version" or "classic version", there is only one version.

Furthermore, the two tracks presently on the game require the same difficulty settings, 'Normal (Default)'.
For this reason I believe these two tracks should be combined.

I would like to submit to this game but as it presently stands that will prove difficult and confusing.


Check out from 1:03:05 in the longplay video. ;)

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Due to the ongoing bug preventing duplicate track names across the database, I created a new track with a purposeful typographic error. For the track https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/rovio-classics-angry-birds/android/poacheg-eggs-1-1/page/1 could the title be changed to, please:

Poached Eggs - 1-1

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Quote Originally Posted by jmb



Don't think it would be fair to change the rules to an easier difficulty for the people that followed the rules. I suggest creating 2 new tracks with the default difficulty then moving the appropriate submissions into the new ones. Modify the difficulty 4 rules to explain that the difficulty needs to be changed from the default of 3 to the correct difficulty of 4.


I've initiated the new track proposal: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/254410-M-A-M-E-Ghost-Pilots-Single-Player-Difficulty-3-Points?p=1173709#post1173709 - this will be easy to derive into the two player version also.

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Request for a rule update to Lethal Thunders on MAME. In MAME 0.107, some DIP switches labelled "Unused" were correctly identify as being the "Bonus Life" setting. The rules were written for 0.106 with the Unused DIP switches in the Off position. The defaults for all versions match these rules, thankfully and the "Bonus Life" defaults to '700K & 1.5M' at the same position as the 0.106's Off setting. So this is an aesthetic clarification only.

Tracks affected:

Rules, Points [Single Player Only]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=23039
Rules, Points [2 Player Team]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=23040

Could the following paragraph note be added, please:

NOTE: in version 0.107 two previously 'Unknown' DIPs were identified as the 'Bonus Life' DIP switch. The 0.106 rules require the Unknown DIPs to be 'Off' and were the default position for these Unused DIP switches. From 0.107 the correctly translated 'Bonus Life' setting is '700K & 1.5M'. This is also the default.


An expanded explanation from TerenceW is in the discussion on the tracks already and now also on the wiki at https://www.twingalaxies.com/wiki_index.php?title=Game:MAME-History-L-ROM-sets#lethalth .

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Could the game name for Rough Ranger [v2.0] be updated with the new knowledge in MAME, please. The ROM set rranger in 0.106 was later suspected to be the bootleg version in 0.135u4 and then confirmed as such in 0.153:

MAME History:
- 0.135u4: Worked around protection in sranger, srangerw and srangerb [Angelo Salese]. Changed clone Super Ranger (v2.0) to parent and 'Rough Ranger (v2.0)' to clone 'Rough Ranger (v2.0, unprotected, bootleg?)'.
- 0.153: bodger319, AeroCityMayor, Brian Troha and The Dumping Union added clone Rough Ranger (v2.0). This new dump is an original non patched dump of rom 1. The older unprotected set has now been labeled as a bootleg. Changed description of clone (v2.0, unprotected, bootleg?) to 'Rough Ranger (v2.0, bootleg)'. Renamed (rranger) to (rrangerb).

Rough Ranger [v2.0]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/rough-ranger-v20/mame/

Could the game name, therefore be updated to reflect the new knowledge:

Rough Ranger (v2.0, bootleg)


For the record, the ROM set in the rules can be updated to reflect up to 0.251 also:

ROMSet: 0.106-0.135: rranger - "Rough Ranger (v2.0)"
0.136-0.152: rranger - "Rough Ranger (v2.0, unprotected, bootleg?)"
0.153-0.170: rrangerb - "Rough Ranger (v2.0, bootleg)"

^ the last ROM set line can reflect that no further changes have occurred:

0.153-0.251: rrangerb - "Rough Ranger (v2.0, bootleg)"

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Could the 3-Player track for Beast Busters on MAME be updated to correct the title, please:

https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/beast-busters-world-/mame/points-3-lives-to-start/page/1

Current title:

Points [3 Lives to Start]

Intended title:

Points [3 Player Team]

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Reposting a request made by Intellivision Master back in 2018 that seems to have never got fixed:

"I added a track on TG:

Nintendo Wii - Lego Star Wars - Multiple Players - Up to 3 players / 2 max at a time - Fastest Completion of the full Saga.

My new track was 'approved' then it disappeared.

The only track for this game is a generic tack that doesn't mention the console, under the 'speedruns', there's no rules, and no way to enter the score.

Here's the generic track:
https://www.twingalaxies.com/lego-star-wars-the-complete-saga/nintendo-wii/page/1?ref=fbshare
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Could the rules for the Blaze On [Japan] game on MAME be updated to reflect the changes in MAME, please. The tracks are for the Japanese version of the game and in MAME 0.206 the ROM set was renamed to blazeonj:

- 0.206: rtw and The Dumping Union added Blaze On (World). Renamed (blazeon) to (blazeonj).

Rules, Points [1 Player Only]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=10805
Rules, Points [2 Player Team]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=10806

Could the single line ROM set indicated be updated as follows. Current wording:

ROMSet: BlazeOn

Requested 3-line wording:

ROM Set:
0.106-0.205: blazeon - "Blaze On (Japan)"
0.206-0.251: blazeonj - "Blaze On (Japan)"

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Could an update be made to the rules for Born To Fight on MAME to reflect changes to the interface after two of the "Unknown" DIP switches were identified. These are aesthetic changes only.

Rules, Points [1 Player Only]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=24376
Rules, Points [2 Player Team]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=24377

The current rule for the Unknown DIP switches read as the follow two lines:

Unknown 1, 2-6: Off
Unknown 2: 180

Could these be changed as follows:

Sound Test: Off (Note: prior to 0.141u3 this was the first Unknown DIP switch must have the value "Off")
Free Bullets: Off (Note: prior to 0.141u3 this was the second Unknown DIP switch which must have the value "180")
Unknown switches: Off


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Hi. Please can you update the track names for Space Panic: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/space-panic/arcade

Factory Default > Easy Difficulty (3k first man, 3 men) - Fixed Oxygen Depletion versions

Hard Difficulty (3k first man, 3 men) > Hard Difficulty (3k first man, 3 men) - Dynamic Oxygen Depletion versions


Feel free to tag me if in any doubt for any clarification needed.

Further info if required: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/254650-Space-Panic-Arcade-Discussions

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Quote Originally Posted by Mr2NuT123

Hi. Please can you update the track names for Space Panic: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/space-panic/arcade

Factory Default > Easy Difficulty (3k first man, 3 men) - Fixed Oxygen Depletion versions

Hard Difficulty (3k first man, 3 men) > Hard Difficulty (3k first man, 3 men) - Dynamic Oxygen Depletion versions


Feel free to tag me if in any doubt for any clarification needed.

Further info if required: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/254650-Space-Panic-Arcade-Discussions

I have changed the title of the track that you are founder of, as it does not yet contain any scores.

I can not change the title of the Twin Galaxies founded track you requested. That title change is effectively a rule change and there is at least one score on the track that has not been objectively and definitively proven to have been played according the the rule change you are requesting. Unless I missed something.

If you believe that a score is invalid then you must open a dispute on that score and provide objective and definitive evidence that supports your claim. You can learn more about the dispute system here:

https://www.twingalaxies.com/wiki_index.php?title=Policy:The-Dispute-Process-Guidelines-and-How-To-Submit-a-Dispute-Claim

Thank you.

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The following scores are still missing on the scoreboard.

I linked the scores' threads from the accepted archives.

NES Classic Edition - Super Mario Bros. - NTSC - Points [TGTS] - 1,223,750

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/249811-NES-Classic-Edition-Super-Mario-Bros-NTSC-Points-TGTS-1-223-750

Nintendo Game Cube - Sonic Mega Collection - NTSC - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 [Points] [TGTS] - 3,654,150

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/250398

Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - Gorman Race - 47.71

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/250396

Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - Goron Race - 01:03.94

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/250397

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The rules say 10k, but it awards a bonus life 100k. M.A.M.E. - Heart Attack

1. The Twin Galaxies rules should reflect 100k, the game still only gives 1 life.

Rules
ROMset: HeartAtk
Colour: option 1
Cabinet: Upright
Bonus: 10k Only
Lives: 3
Meter Pulses: 2
Special Rules: None

M.A.M.E. - Heart Attack - Points - 410,980 (twingalaxies.com) https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/253701

Twin Galaxies https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/heart-attack/mame/points/

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Could the following tracks be changed to a Float instead of Integer, please:

British Racing Green - Chapter 5: 38 MPH [MPH, No Rewind]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/forza-horizon-4/xbox-one/british-racing-green-chapter-5-38-mph-mph-no-rewind/
British Racing Green - Chapter 6: The Finest Sportscar [MPH, No Rewind]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/forza-horizon-4/xbox-one/british-racing-green-chapter-6-the-finest-sportscar-mph-no-rewind/
LARacer @ Horizon - Chapter 3: Number 8 [MPH, No Rewind]: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/forza-horizon-4/xbox-one/laracer-horizon-chapter-3-number-8-mph-no-rewind/


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HI !

maybe i not have to post it here, but i cant find the scefific forum or place to do my question...

i want to know if its posible to change somehow the USERNAME of my account....(not my real name)

well... please let me know! thanks!!!

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The MAME rules for the game "Bucky [EA]" were incorrectly edited in 2018. This was discovered in 2019 and a full description can be found in TerenceW's post at https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/209746-M-A-M-E-Bucky-O-Hare-Ver-EA-Points-1-Player-Only-126-750-Salim-Farhat?p=1055661&viewfull=1#post1055661 .

TLDR; "Bucky [EA]" was correctly identified and renamed "Bucky [EAB]" in version 0.145u4. Later in 0.152, the real "Bucky [EA]" was added to MAME.

In order to correctly reflect the original MAME 0.106 intended rules could the following changes be made, please:

- Change the game name of "Bucky [EA]" to be "Bucky [EAB]".

- For each track which currently cites ROM set "buckyea", change the ROM set to be "bucky".

- Add a note to the rules:

Note: prior to 0.145u4 this ROM set was incorrectly named "Bucky [EA]".


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Another mistake of mine has been uncovered. I used the wrong template to derive the track at https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/final-fantasy-xiii/xbox-360/battle-result-chapter-7-corps-pacifex-corps-tranquifex-score/page/1 .- Time based, Low to High and references "Battle Duration result" in the rules.

The track should have been derived from the track "Battle Result - Chapter 11 - Ambling Bellows, Cryptos x2 [Score]" - Integer based, High to Low and references "Score result" in the rules: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/final-fantasy-xiii/xbox-360/battle-result-chapter-11-ambling-bellows-cryptos-x2-score/page/1 .

Are you able to make this change or is it easier to delete the track?

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I just received an email notification about an action that occurred on the dev version of the site. I should probably not be receiving this.


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