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Almost got the max high score on Microsoft Calculator, just slipped up at the very end.
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  1. oORaydenOo's Avatar
    This made my day lol....
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  2. sdwyer138's Avatar
    Rejected, no video evidence
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  3. Marcade's Avatar
    Was this a speed run? Or did you strategically take your time and plan this amazing feat?
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  4. GibGirl's Avatar
    Still tougher than some Atari 2600 tracks...
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  5. datagod's Avatar
    I will build a simulator to make sure this is possible.
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  6. baldbull's Avatar
    autofire on button 9 detected
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  7. Snowflake's Avatar
    but what platform do we track it under? I'm thinking speed runs
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  8. Snowflake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GibGirl
    Still tougher than some Atari 2600 tracks...
    oh come on atari's not that bad, just the M*A*S*H titles. This calculator score is definitely more impressive than M*A*S*H but you gotta give the rest of atari some love.
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  9. GibGirl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake
    oh come on atari's not that bad, just the M*A*S*H titles. This calculator score is definitely more impressive than M*A*S*H but you gotta give the rest of atari some love.
    Oh yeah, plenty are good.

    But then there are tracks like Codebreaker... guess, get it wrong, press reset, repeat until the first guess is correct. Ooh, a record!
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  10. Snowflake's Avatar
    i forgot about that one. yeah that game is fine, but its awkard for competiton since it rewards resets and guess more than anything else.
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  11. Rogerpoco's Avatar
    Hey, at least I stuck with an "important" number-my area code, lol on Codebreaker!
    :P
    That one could simply be tracked as "Least Guesses"?

    And I think a couple of the MASH tracks are harder than some of the Street Racer stuff.
    ;)


    Gets back too their just being room on the internet to bother with "I did this"-to be fair, most of the easier tracks are completely maxed by everyone subbing, is a "W/R", but virtually no ESI.


    It would take a hundred years, there are more 2600 games than most people think, but there's really no reason not to track every game variation of every game-will be a reference for people in the future, so they don't just know about Pac-Man and Frogger.


    The 5200 seems to be a big culprit-many of the games on the system have variations that should be tracked, and aren't.

    There's room for everything. Pomeranian Vanguard, Blindfolded Dragster, Burnout tracked backwards and forwards on every track in the game, just everything.

    I still support the idea that I mentioned a long time ago-it shouldn't cost users points to start tracks-they should be proposed and accepted or declined by the community, same as adjudication.
    Hmm. Laying even odds that that might happen. Mebbe my brightest idea ever, the "community approval" thing just popped in my head.

    423, Baby! JoCo Rules!
    ;)
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  12. GibGirl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco
    Hey, at least I stuck with an "important" number-my area code, lol on Codebreaker!
    :P
    That one could simply be tracked as "Least Guesses"?

    And I think a couple of the MASH tracks are harder than some of the Street Racer stuff.
    ;)
    Hmm, maybe we should look at replacing some of those tracks with ones that can balance out some of the luck. What if, for example, a codebreaker track took a player's average score over ten attempts? Something like that may be a good option for games like Dragster, too - sure, you can hit 5.57 once, but how consistent are you?

    At least for short games, where the total time isn't too long, this might make it more interesting.
  13. Snowflake's Avatar
    dont underestimate peoples obsession. you would just have pepole resetting until they got lucky ten times in a row. i realize the complexity grows exponentailly not linearly, but even still, i think it would just mean people sitting in front of the machine mindlessly hitting reset for even longer
  14. GibGirl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake
    dont underestimate peoples obsession. you would just have pepole resetting until they got lucky ten times in a row. i realize the complexity grows exponentailly not linearly, but even still, i think it would just mean people sitting in front of the machine mindlessly hitting reset for even longer
    Well, if someone wants to invent the means to survive through to the point where no more stars are forming in the universe just to get ten lucky guesses in a row on an Atari 2600 game... then more power to them, they can have the record. I think most people would probably prefer to do things in a more... practical manner.

    We can't completely eliminate luck in such ways, but we can make it effectively irrelevant if done right.
  15. Rogerpoco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GibGirl
    Hmm, maybe we should look at replacing some of those tracks with ones that can balance out some of the luck. What if, for example, a codebreaker track took a player's average score over ten attempts? Something like that may be a good option for games like Dragster, too - sure, you can hit 5.57 once, but how consistent are you?

    At least for short games, where the total time isn't too long, this might make it more interesting.


    I actually proposed to someone the idea of "most completed runs in a row" on Night Driver, so I definitely get the idea, is a good one.

    Not "replacing", but added to, for sure!


    The 5.57 is based on skill combined with chance, is most definitely an UNDERRATED accomplishment, because of the silly hype.


    But I can hit 5.61's every few minutes, on 2600, EMU, PS2 and GBA, if it comes down to that, if that's what you mean, I'd go head to head on Dragster with anyone in the world, anytime, and there's only one person I'd be sure would beat me...
    :)
  16. GibGirl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco
    I actually proposed to someone the idea of "most completed runs in a row" on Night Driver, so I definitely get the idea, is a good one.

    Not "replacing", but added to, for sure!


    The 5.57 is based on skill combined with chance, is most definitely an UNDERRATED accomplishment, because of the silly hype.


    But I can hit 5.61's every few minutes, on 2600, EMU, PS2 and GBA, if it comes down to that, if that's what you mean, I'd go head to head on Dragster with anyone in the world, anytime, and there's only one person I'd be sure would beat me...
    :)
    Yep. Imagine - you indicate the start of your attempt, do 10 runs in a row of Dragster, and average out the times - using some sort of appropriate penalty time for blown engines or early starts that would need to be ironed out. Then that becomes your score. It would definitely result in a change in how to play - what kind of times could you get in that set if you had to avoid blown/early attempts?
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  17. Snowflake's Avatar
    i'm sold. you two set up the tracks and i'll help fund them
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