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  1. Old Scores Mass Imported From Third Parties - call to action!

    06-29-2019 at 01:48 AM
    Dear All,
    A long-standing issue for Twin Galaxies is the lack of precise and consistent record keeping relating to scores imported en masse from third parties.
    We have been considering how we deal with this in the long and short terms. Future improvements on how members can interrogate the database ...
  2. Your Modern Gaming Rigs, Custom Jobs, Peripherarls

    04-25-2019 at 05:21 AM
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    Personally I indulge in my gaming on a PC – it’s the same PC I use for work and is still pretty high-end despite being three years old. Things have come a long way since the days of the virtually indestructible Kempston Quickshot 2 joystick for the speccy and there is now an almost ...
  3. State Of The Galaxies Quick Update - World Records vs Other Records

    04-23-2019 at 05:21 AM
    Dear All,We have changed our systems so that all scores that are first place on a score board count toward a player’s World Record count. Scores lower than first place count towards Other Records.This means your first place counts toward your World Record count irrespective of how many other scores ...
  4. Flashback Friday Feature!

    04-01-2019 at 07:16 AM
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    Dear all,We are seeking images of old-school gaming and hardware and all things related. Past tournaments, arcades and cabinets, home computer and console stuff, collections – if it’s relevant you name it!This will be for a new Flashback Friday feature we are currently planning. ...
  5. Best Moments in Submission Footage

    03-28-2019 at 02:49 AM
    Dear All, We would like to make a compilation video of some of the best/funniest moments that people come across while watching and adjudicating score submissions. To do this we need help from the community. If you see something amazing, cool or funny in a submission video, please post ...
  6. Your Epic Moments in Gaming

    03-11-2019 at 11:09 AM
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    When I was in my early teens I was on vacation with a friend and his family. The holiday park had all kind of attractions including roller coasters. Most importantly there was an arcade – not a big one - but enough to satisfy all the teenagers who were there for the week. This arcade ...
  7. Quick Certificate Update

    01-21-2019 at 08:36 AM
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    Dear all,
    We have ironed out some kinks in our supply processes for certificates. Anyone who ordered before Christmas who still has not received delivery please check your email – the one you are registered with here.
    Some orders were attached to profiles that lacked a zip code and we have ...
  8. Happy New Year!

    12-31-2018 at 12:58 PM
    Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year from all of us at Twin Galaxies.
    To say that 2018 was an interesting year for us would be an understatement. We promise and look forward to an awesome 2019. Please expect some more updates soon...
    Apologies to those whose certificates missed the Christmas ...
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2 tracks

    11-12-2018 at 03:12 AM
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    Attention Red Dead Redemption 2 players!
    We intend to add tracks for this game so, if you are one of the many millions who have been enjoying RDR2, we would like your input.
    What kind of tracks would you like to see based on your game play experience so far?
  10. State Of The Galaxies

    10-24-2018 at 02:54 AM
    State of the Galaxies
    Dear All,
    Once upon a time Jace Hall would post a substantial update on all that has been going on and all that is to come. We will be posting more regular general updates that should fill the gap left by Jace's videos. Jace Hall is still very much in charge of Twin ...
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  11. Derivative Tracks

    09-13-2018 at 11:23 AM
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    Dear all,There is currently a minor issue with the creation of derivative tracks. Thank you to the members who have alerted us to this. Please expect a fix tomorrow – we will announce here once it is done.
    Thanks everyone for your patience.
    Dave Hawksett
    Head Custodian
    www.TwinGalaxies.com ...
  12. Voting on one’s own submissions

    09-12-2018 at 09:55 AM
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    Dear all,
    Currently voting on your own score submission is allowed and has been since the introduction of the modern Twin Galaxies Submission and Adjudication Process (TGSAP).
    We are considering removing the ability to vote on one’s own score submissions. If we decide to do this it will ...
  13. Cancellations

    07-02-2018 at 05:24 AM
    Dear all,

    In order to keep the cancellation of submissions down to a minimum we have already added the requirement to enter the score/time twice and the ability to add footage to an existing submission for when the video did not upload correctly. We have also already upgraded the upload ...
  14. test

    06-30-2018 at 04:46 AM
    This is just for testing
  15. Quick Research Update

    06-25-2018 at 05:08 AM
    Dear all,

    Last Friday I took TG Research to lunch in sunny Leigh on Sea and much fun (and drinks) were had. Minus Glen, our consultant, who lives in the wrong country, the team spent several hours discussing everything TG-related. This was only our second physical meeting since the team ...
  16. Donkey Kong for the Nintendo Switch

    06-20-2018 at 07:56 AM
    We will be adding Donkey Kong for the Nintendo Switch, now that it is available. We will start initially with a track for overall high score.

    Has anyone played Donkey Kong yet for this platform? If so, we would welcome recommendations for which rule set we should use.
  17. The Certificate System is now live!

    05-30-2018 at 03:23 AM
    Dear all,

    The system for ordering Twin Galaxies certificates is now live. This has been a long time coming and has taken a huge amount of work. The certificates are of very high quality and will be stamped using a carbon copy replica of the embosser originally used by Walter Day for certificates ...
  18. New Feature added to Player Profiles

    05-14-2018 at 06:51 AM
    Dear All,

    Some may have noticed a change to player profiles. Clicking on Activity in a profile now includes ‘Founded Tracks’, which shows all tracks founded by that member, including which ones are derivative.

    Thanks to @admin staff for creating this new feature. We will continue ...
  19. Update on World Records vs Other Records

    05-11-2018 at 07:54 AM
    Dear All,

    Following the discussion started by @Marcade on his wall regarding how World Records and Other Records are counted, some reforms are coming.

    https://www.twingalaxies.com/marcade...g-world-record

    ...
  20. Engineering Update: Video Upload Issues

    04-27-2018 at 01:45 PM
    Dear all,

    We have updated the uploader code from Vzaar version 1 to version 2. This should resolve all video upload issues some members have been experiencing. There is no change to the process or interface for players, and the maximum file size remains at 5 GB. Thanks to @admin staff for ...
  21. Research Update: Fortnite Tracks

    04-25-2018 at 04:05 AM
    Dear all,

    In addition to working on rules and fixing errors, TG Research has been writing some new tracks with rules for more modern games. This has been done with community input.

    The first of these new tracks are for Fortnite and can be found here:
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/fortnite/pc ...
  22. INTELLIVISION TRACK FIXES

    04-19-2018 at 02:52 PM
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    @Dave Hawksett – Here is a preliminary list of fixes needed. I’ll have to go through the rest of the tracks when I have a chance.

    Here is a fix needed for Intellivision Lock 'N Chase

    Lock 'N Chase

    Needs to say in the Rules (added at the end of the current Rule): ...
  23. Policy change regarding video evidence

    04-18-2018 at 04:51 AM
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    Dear all,

    We have updated our policies on third-party video evidence and the need for comprehensive video evidence. Please see What I should put in my submission evidence package. https://www.twingalaxies.com/help.php

    Any submissions that do not have the video evidence directly ...

    Updated 04-18-2018 at 11:32 PM by admin staff

  24. Quick Update on Submissions

    03-28-2018 at 09:54 AM
    Dear all,

    Some may have noticed a small change in the submission form. Scores and times must now be entered twice, just as when you change a password. The submission will not go live unless the numbers are the same. Admin Staff mentioned earlier that this is being introduced. We have now ...
  25. Quick Research Update

    03-03-2018 at 05:07 AM
    TG Research has been busy. Ben has been posting updates on what he has been up to. Stephen and Glen both joined recently and have hit the ground running. Glen has been talking with community members on various issues but with a heavy focus on MAME.

    One area Stephen has been looking into ...
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