M.A.M.E. - Robotron [Solid Blue label] - Points [Marathon Settings] - 2,264,450 - Mark Hoff

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  1. M.A.M.E. - Robotron [Solid Blue label] - Points [Marathon Settings] - 2,264,450 - Mark Hoff

    03-25-2015, 07:41 AM
    Points [Marathon Settings]
    Track
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=5218
    Rules
    ROMSet: Robotron
    Internal Settings
    -----------------
    Extra Man: Every 25000 Recommended
    Turns Per Player: 3 Recommended
    Fancy Attract Mode: Yes
    Difficulty Of Play: 5 Recommended
    Special Rules: None
    Submission Message
    Testing out INP submission with 159 version, INP attached, no WLF file available. difficulty5, 3 lives start, 25k bonus, 2,264,450. shutdown on wave 84ish. 159 uses the same 1982 "blue" robotron.zip romset as 106.
    Attached Files Attached Files
  2. 03-25-2015, 09:01 AM
    I am having trouble playing this back, so I may need some advice.

    First, I played back as is, but the difficulty was at 3, and the game ended on wave 3.

    Knowing that this wasn't correct, I set the difficulty at 5 myself and played back again. Settings screen from your playback looked like this, which I believe is correct:

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    This time, it seemed to playback correctly until Wave 9, when the game ended unceremoniously at 197,025.

    I am definitely using the correct romset (robotron.zip). Does anyone have any thoughts?

    Dave
  3. 03-25-2015, 09:17 AM
    I am still trying to understand this stuff so who knows if it recorded correctly. i sent a PM to barthax about more details on how recording works and presets on the keymappings and such.

    ha ha, this may be a blow-out test. don't work too hard at it. i'll post another when i learn more.
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    TG employee (82-84)
    robotron2084guidebook.com/
  4. 03-25-2015, 09:25 AM
    OK, let's use this as a run thru for learning how to properly record a mame session. please fill in the blanks.

    1- Get mame at wolfmame.mameirc.net
    2- put the desired romset in the mame\roms folder
    3- start>run/search, type CMD
    4- navigate to the mame folder, ie cd\mame
    5- type record gamename gamename (record robotron robotron , which runs the robotron rom and saves the inp as robotron.inp in the \inp folder)
    6- How do you get it to save the key mappings so you don't have to remap with the tab key each time starting a game?
    Are you inspired to find the joy in gaming?

    TG employee (82-84)
    robotron2084guidebook.com/
  5. 03-25-2015, 09:43 AM
    Setup the files
    1- Get mame at wolfmame.mameirc.net

    2- put the desired romset in the mame\roms folder

    map the controls
    3- start mame by double clicking the mame.exe found in the windows folder
    4- navigate to Configure General Inputs
    5- navigate to Player 1 Controls and set the key mappings to match your controller
    6- navigate to Other Controls and set the key mappings for the start and coin buttons on your controller
    7- navigate to Return to Previous Menu, then Exit

    start and record a game
    8- start>run/search, type CMD
    9- navigate to the mame folder, ie cd\mame
    10- type record gamename gamename (record robotron robotron , which runs the robotron rom and saves the inp as robotron.inp in the \inp folder)

    retrieving the recording
    11-navigate to the mame\inp folder and find the .inp file

    playing it back
    12- use playback robotron robotron from the CMD prompt
    Are you inspired to find the joy in gaming?

    TG employee (82-84)
    robotron2084guidebook.com/
  6. 03-25-2015, 10:01 AM
    robotron.inp

    as another test, i just attached a 400k game that stopped on wave 16 using the exact steps above.
    would you mind seeing if it replays on your system?
    i am able to replay it on mine with playback robotron robotron
    Are you inspired to find the joy in gaming?

    TG employee (82-84)
    robotron2084guidebook.com/
  7. 03-25-2015, 10:38 AM
    This kind of stuff needs to be added/organized into a TG Wiki MAME section ^
    Craig Rout Gallant

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  8. 03-25-2015, 10:40 AM
    agree. it shouldn't be so confusing. I'm a slow learning until a trail is laid and clearly explained anyway. so i'm sure many others are in same boat.

    If you can confirm that the new 400k inp works properly. we can set this submission to reject and i'll try another submission using the exact steps outlined.
    thank you
    Are you inspired to find the joy in gaming?

    TG employee (82-84)
    robotron2084guidebook.com/
  9. 03-25-2015, 10:46 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by 1500points View Post
    robotron.inp

    as another test, i just attached a 400k game that stopped on wave 16 using the exact steps above.
    would you mind seeing if it replays on your system?
    i am able to replay it on mine with playback robotron robotron

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    Plays back fine. However, for this variation you have to enter the service mode (F2 repeatedly) until you get to the pictured green settings screen and then change the settings accordingly.
    Lots of 1sts to be surpassed: what are you waiting for? Play the game, submit the score...
  10. 03-25-2015, 10:47 AM
    when i started the recording i did the f2 to get into the settings. are you saying to go into the settings a second time?
    Are you inspired to find the joy in gaming?

    TG employee (82-84)
    robotron2084guidebook.com/
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