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06-30-2019 at 03:36 PM
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N64 Emulator category

Quick question: If I were to play an N64 title on an emulator, would I be able to submit it under the N64 section? *or* Are N64 emulator scores simply not accepted?

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    You would have to start a track for it, unless one already exists.

    I.e., you couldn't compete on a non emu track using emu.

    Tag me and I'll put in some points if you start a track(otherwise I'll likely miss it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco
    You would have to start a track for it, unless one already exists.

    Ahhh ... so just like normal, then. Excellent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpcoc
    Tag me and I'll put in some points if you start a track(otherwise I'll likely miss it).

    Will do! Gosh, I knew the answer had to be that simple!


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  3. Garrett Holland's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco
    Tag me and I'll put in some points if you start a track(otherwise I'll likely miss it).

    So after further consideration, I think instead of making a bunch tracks that nobody will ever play other than myself perhaps (apparently LOL!), I should just get an N64 on eBay and buy a few games. Looks like they're not too expensive, $50ish for a console and $7-$10ish for used loosies, and just simply play the console. I have an uncomfortable feeling about the legal exposure for possessing these particular ROMs, so I think I'll just not seek them out and be safe. Besides, I like to have the actual hardware anyway.

    You're rubbin' off on me, dude! GOTTA HAVE 'EM ALL! ... uh ... well maybe not all of them. Can't see myself going out of the way to acquire a Vectrex or an Odyssey any time soon, as cool as they are.

    So I won't likely be creating any tracks, but thank you for keeping on my toes, Roger!

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  4. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    The Vectrex is a "wait" proposition-keep yur eyes open, one day one will pop up, and...just get it.

    The O2 is actually not too hard to find, and I think it would be a system you would really enjoy-many of the "standards" on it are "one life" games, which is pretty interesting.


    Speaking of N64...

    I need an N64 flashcart, lol, thanks for reminding me!
    :P


    When/if the tournament system ever comes up, I'd say people would play along on N64 emu.




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  5. timmell's Avatar
    Michael Sroka here Running for Commissioner 2020.


    In the past and currently , console emulated tracks fall under the same platform as orginal hardware. But only distinguished by an additional three letter acronym (EMU) in the track title to insinuate it is emulated.


    It makes it confusing as MAME and Arcade are separate platforms. So why the different treatment??


    I would get a N64 like you mentioned before in this thread. Way more fun.


    But if you do, just add “EMU” somewhere in your track title.


    If i could.... I would create sub platform in the database for EMulated console games. Cause finding existing tracks in the current database is a nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmell
    Michael Sroka here Running for Commissioner 2020. In the past and currently , console emulated tracks fall under the same platform as orginal hardware. But only distinguished by an additional three letter acronym (EMU) in the track title to insinuate it is emulated. It makes it confusing as MAME and Arcade are separate platforms. So why the different treatment?? I would get a N64 like you mentioned before in this thread. Way more fun. But if you do, just add “EMU” somewhere in your track title. If i could.... I would create sub platform in the database for EMulated console games. Cause finding existing tracks in the current database is a nightmare.


    Not agreeing or disagreeing with the "why", but I would think it would come down to MAME essentially being a console.


    In many instances, the act of playing is just not that different on consoles, hardware or EMU, many people use adaptors to use original controllers and such, you are sitting in your home on a couch, and the experience is essentially the same.


    Performing on an arcade machine though, to me, seems vastly different than playing on MAME-many of us do have machines in our homes now, but playing a stand-up machine, usually in a crowded spotlight, is just "different" than any other form of gaming, apologies for my opinion but the platform reserved for the true "greats" of the industry.

    I went to great lengths on MAME Burgertime to get the controls right, dedicated 4-way sticks, pepper button in the right place, etc-I'm super proud of the score, to this day.

    It just doesn't compare to a similar arcade score, IMO, it's just not the same. I hate to say, but it's true.

    2600 Dragster?

    Oh yeah, hardware matters because it's hardware, but the 5.57 doesn't feel any less special on either.

    :)

    (Feels neat, being one of three people in the World able to offer that opinion...)

    C64?

    We're just playing C64 on a modern PC, no real difference at all.


    I don't have an opinion on EMU/Hardware being separated, if so, just more leaderboards for me to conquer, but I do think that's why arcade is intentionally kept separate, quarter crunchers started this whole thing, is meant to be as "pure" as a scoreboard could be, reserved for Top Dogs.



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  7. Barthax's Avatar

    Arcade/MAME vs. other platforms:

    Historic TG had a massive divide: Arcade was _the_ platform, everything else was lumped together. Eventually Mark Longridge took on MAME exclusively and thus MAME was treated separately from everything else. Turn of the century & "everything else" included all emulators that weren't MAME - it's just most weren't very good and there weren't many competitors willing to use them to submit. However, all non-Arcade/MAME submissions were mixed on the scoreboard until the 2004-2006 "big NTSC/PAL/EMU split".

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    Updated 07-03-2019 at 06:17 AM by Barthax
  8. Ragequit's Avatar

    I would submit to your n64 emu tracks by the way....

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