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Snowflake
09-22-2021 at 01:09 PM
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bug of feature?

obvioulsy crashing is a bug, as well as the warp from 13 to 15, but it looks like things were intended to be different after 13. "space dust" is an interesting word choice considering the later mines stay point sized and dont grow to normal size like normal. I just assumed the mini mines were also bug, but perhaps they're features.

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Bug of Feature?

    Only guessing you mean Bug OR Feature.

    Man, F and R are on different rows of the keyboard...

    :P


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  2. wwdkong's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco

    Bug of Feature?

    Only guessing you mean Bug OR Feature.

    Man, F and R are on different rows of the keyboard...

    :P



    they ARE adjacent, u big meanie. ;)

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  3. Snowflake's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco

    Bug of Feature?

    Only guessing you mean Bug OR Feature.

    Man, F and R are on different rows of the keyboard...

    :P


    That does it spiderman! Now i'm coming for your top spot on vectrex. I mean i was playing vectrex anyway but thats not the point, the point is, take that!

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  4. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Haha!

    I suppose explaining it takes away from it, but I am SURE you know I was just busting yur balls for fun, trying to make you laugh.


    I prolly need to catch up on making fun of myself to balance it out some, I think it's been a while...

    :)


    Oh, I love it, seeing you on the Vectrex, Man, and you KNOW I do!!!

    You can catch me, but I may have left some meat on the bone, back in them days, I really only went for #1 scores mostly.

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    only a few k shy of you on scramble. not sure how far i plan too push that one. its so good but so full of "feels bad". you know, when you lose its not like "well i deserved that need to work harder" its more like "gosh dang it that wasnt fair". so we'll see. but i'm not throwing inthe towel yet

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  6. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    only a few k shy of you on scramble. not sure how far i plan too push that one. its so good but so full of "feels bad". you know, when you lose its not like "well i deserved that need to work harder" its more like "gosh dang it that wasnt fair". so we'll see. but i'm not throwing inthe towel yet


    Oh, lol-when I said "mostly", on going for #1 scores, Scramble was EXACTLY the one I hoped you wouldn't notice, lol!!!

    I think, and only think, that's one I did for the heck of it, way after my actual run on the system-I own it, and the overlay, just figured I'd give it a shot-I think my goal was to pass JD, for whatever reason(because he's "good", a bar for me, tbh, at that time), can't remember if I did or not.

    I'm super impressed with yur Minestorming, TBH, I LOVE that game, but am SOOO bad at it.


    Rage's Narzod is the one I am most impressed with on the system, if ya ever get around to that one.

    :)


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    i'm on vectex early due to my o2 controller going. i seem to be going through these early 80s systems controllers. its controllers by the way, not consoles and certainly not cartridges that need preserving. vectrex controller is extra pricey so i'm planning my gaming accordingly. i'm still kinda obsessing but within limits. my pole position score is a good example. no crashes, dodged a few slicks, but not a top score. i wanna go through all my vectrex games before the controller breaks/loses its full responsiveness. after that i may well go back to a few and try to get top scores. i'll also be avoiding mini marathons like cleansweep for this reason.

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    for context i bought my vectrex, lightpen, all common games in box with overlays for $350. man i loved collecting before it was popular. Between inflaton, and collectability raising prices regardless of inflation i'm pretty much done buying new stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    i'm on vectex early due to my o2 controller going. i seem to be going through these early 80s systems controllers. its controllers by the way, not consoles and certainly not cartridges that need preserving. vectrex controller is extra pricey so i'm planning my gaming accordingly. i'm still kinda obsessing but within limits. my pole position score is a good example. no crashes, dodged a few slicks, but not a top score. i wanna go through all my vectrex games before the controller breaks/loses its full responsiveness. after that i may well go back to a few and try to get top scores. i'll also be avoiding mini marathons like cleansweep for this reason.


    OK-don't exactly quote me, but I am pretty sure-

    The hardwired O2 sticks actually aren't-you can crack open the shell, and the DO plug in, inside, like Intellivision controllers.

    From what I understand, you can use a CX-40, is the same pinset and all, and get the same(or better...?) results?

    I wouldn't see that as an untoward "modification", especially if done out of necessity.

    Ah-another option, crack it open and simply swap out the controller plugs, use the other O2 stick?



    Vectrex controllers-

    First, I actually have a youtube vid on taking apart the controller to work on it, w/o damaging it-isn't terribly technical, and I don't explore the inner workings, just safely taking it apart w/o ruining the cover sticker. (Blowdryer/patience...)

    It's gotten an unusual amount of views, for me, and seems to help someone every so often-there was a vid before mine of someone mangling their cover sticker, people were put off on taking them apart, I just wanted to show that it could be done by a dumbass even, with patience...

    The homebrew community is amazingly large for Vectrex, and the controller design is somewhat simple, I think replacement parts are available, so dealing with a bad controller isn't actually all that bad really.


    I get what you are saying, for sure-tho I certainly wouldn't modify anything to make it better, my accidental half-talent of taking different controllers apart and repairing them to normal function, 2600 paddles, etc, has helped me stay on track scoring, otherwise I'd just have a bunch of broken controllers, lol!!!


    Cleansweep was a cool game, till I figured out you could break it, then it just became a marathon. Not sure if it was "known" before then or not, but I accidentally figured it out, I think you might can even tell on tape.


    Ugh-Web Wars. I don't remember the details, but somehow with Rage's blessing, me and Dane stunk that one up, made it almost a "no fun", but again, I don't remember the details. Plodding and scoring.


    Well, now I'm just friggin talking, aren't I?

    I like the Vectrex.

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    213385 uploading for minestorm now. one life even remaining but i wanted to show level 13 cleared, so had i killed off the guy instead to redo level 13 the scorecould've been higher

    i knew about O2, but didnt wanna open it, i did not know the atari controller was compatabile thx

    also appreciated vextrex info. with the stick being analog (but i think only pole position takes advantage of that) i figured it broke more quickly. and the ccag had a controlland parts at very high prices. perhaps it was a rip off? perhaps prices just went up since you last checked.

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    oh and i'm not much of a homebrew fan. i play the games of my childhood for nostalgia. for new games, why not make new games with the most advanced hardware possible? at first i was impressed by the homebrews, or actually ports, like final fantasy 7 to nes, so i do get it takes skill and is impressive. but it wasnt so much i wanted to play the games as i could appreciate the skill and effort behind making them. at some point though with game after game being pumped out i kinda stop noticing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    oh and i'm not much of a homebrew fan. i play the games of my childhood for nostalgia. for new games, why not make new games with the most advanced hardware possible? at first i was impressed by the homebrews, or actually ports, like final fantasy 7 to nes, so i do get it takes skill and is impressive. but it wasnt so much i wanted to play the games as i could appreciate the skill and effort behind making them. at some point though with game after game being pumped out i kinda stop noticing.


    Well, mostly what I meant by that, not the fact that there are GAMES still being made, but there are fanboys like us in their own way, who have an interest in keeping the equipment running, so I am SURE you can find help with repairs.

    I do appreciate homebrew some, but I prefer released games myself.


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