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08-31-2017 at 06:42 AM
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DRAGSTER BOUNTIES

There's been a lot of talk over the last day or two about sample size, and if only more people were attempting this on an original Atari 2600 with the original cart that these times would have already been achieved. I think this is understating the hundreds of people who have found out about Todd's score over the years and have made serious attempts to match it...I expect millions of attempts of this game have been made. If it is merely a matter of sample size and attempts as some are positing, then here is what I'm putting forth-

Standard rules for the submission apply:
If anyone is able to achieve a 5.54 on an Atari 2600 system (TAS or without) using an original cartridge, and the time is verified I will pay them $100
If anyone is able to achieve a 5.51 or faster on an Atari 2600 system (non-TAS) using an original cartridge, and the time is verified I will pay them $300

In either of these cases, the cartridge needs to be disassembled, the game chip taken out and both sides shown clearly in a continuous video in which the cartridge, Atari, and screen remain in view until the chip is removed and a close up of the chip is provided (so keep a screwdriver on hand).

The video needs to be verified by either the TG process or the process at Speedrun.com (I know the extras of showing the system and game for the entire time are extra steps not generally required, but acceptable footage can still be shown of the screen and the hardware).

This bounty will last from now until 11:59PM December 31st 2017. The footage must be submitted to one of the two sites by that deadline (it does not have to be verified by that deadline).

If others would like to add to the bounty (even just $10 or $20) feel free to comment here or PM me if you'd prefer to keep it anonymous. I will keep a running update of the total. I do ask that you be serious about contributing though...please don't offer to contribute unless you know you can pay out if the bounty is met.

Anyone, including Todd Rogers, is eligible for either of these bounties
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  1. Blackflag82's Avatar
    please feel free to spread this bounty announcement beyond the TG community
  2. Desidious's Avatar


    Interesting. I just got this game last week.
  3. Rogerpoco's Avatar
    I rarely break 6 anymore, mostly run in the .80's, but every single .77(My best)feels like a World Championship.
    Again, I don't want a bounty.
    I just want a 5.6 something.
    Bad.
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  4. Bayrock's Avatar
    I'll have to prioritize getting an Atari console. I would be interested in building a device that can interface with the Atari 2600.

    However, I strongly believe that any time possible on console is possible on emulator, and vice versa. The chances that a score better than a 5.57 will come up are very slim.
    Updated 08-31-2017 at 03:03 PM by Bayrock
  5. Naegleroa's Avatar
    Todd Rogers already has a 5.51 verified by the TG process, shouldn't he automatically get $400 if he is eligible?
  6. Marcade's Avatar
    There is an old thread offering a bounty for his Skiing times.

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthre...318#post651318
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  7. Blackflag82's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naegleroa
    Todd Rogers already has a 5.51 verified by the TG process, shouldn't he automatically get $400 if he is eligible?
    "In either of these cases, the cartridge needs to be disassembled, the game chip taken out and both sides shown clearly in a continuous video in which the cartridge, Atari, and screen remain in view until the chip is removed and a close up of the chip is provided (so keep a screwdriver on hand).

    The video needs to be verified by either the TG process or the process at Speedrun.com (I know the extras of showing the system and game for the entire time are extra steps not generally required, but acceptable footage can still be shown of the screen and the hardware)."

    The key component there is video.
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