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Yolympics 2019

Yolympics has returned! The tournament will run from February 1 through March 10. This will be a 4-team tournament where the top 6 scores from each team will be used to score points for that team. Please use the new Yolympics Discord server for discussions and questions. Read on for the dates, rules and more info. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

Quick Links
Yolympics Discord
Tournament Site

Final Game List
Team List

Team Captains
The Fast Fires: Barra
Camel Toe Silhouette: TIF
Verizontal 3D: ExedExes
Mekanix: Dalar

Tournament Start: Feburary 1, 6:00 PM PST.
Tournament End: March 10, 11:59 PM PDT. This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

4 games each from the following range of dates for a total of 20 games:
1982 and earlier
1998 and later

Game Nominations and Voting
Players will nominate 1 game per time period, using this Google Form. Players will then vote on the nominations to decide the final game list. The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games. Don't pick shitty games.

Banned Games
There are NO banned games for this tournament.

Player Registration
Players must register at https://www.cagtournaments.com. The registration period is from now until January 25, 12:00 AM PST.

-Autofire is not allowed.
-Pausing is not allowed.
-Mapping multiple keys to a single input is not allowed.
-All MAME submissions must maintain an average recorded speed over 95%.
-All submissions must include an INP or link to a stream or video. Acceptable platforms are WolfMAME 0.183 or an original arcade cab. Video-only WolfMAME submissions will be required to show the startup of the WolfMAME program and the game settings. Please submit only one attempt per INP.

The top 6 scores from each team will score points for that team.

  1. spectre's Avatar

    Whats the idea behind having to check nominated games before you nominate? To not nominate the same game twice or am I missing something?

  2. xelnia's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by spectre

    Whats the idea behind having to check nominated games before you nominate? To not nominate the same game twice or am I missing something?

    Yeah, just to avoid multiple nominations for the same game.

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    Game nominations will only be accepted for a few more days, so get them in ASAP! And please let me know if you see any problem games on the nomination list; I may not be able to go through the entire list before voting opens!

  4. spectre's Avatar

    I don't think Emergency Call Ambulance is playable in mame v.0.183 also I see DoDonpachi in 1998 - Later. DoDonpachi came out early 1997 and it's in that category too. Might be that the DoDonpachi in 1998 - Later category is DoDonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou?

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    Voting has opened for the final game list! Not all nominations made the list, for various reasons, but we have plenty of games to choose from!

    Final Game Voting
    Current Vote Tally

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    A few notes and answers to questions I've already seen:

    First: PANG PANG CAR HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE VOTING LIST. For lewdness. Those who voted for it please submit new votes.

    1) Voting is open until the player draft starts, which right now is January 27th-ish. We are still working to schedule a time that works for everyone involved in the draft.
    2) You can re-vote. Just submit a new, full vote and I'll delete the old one. Please try to keep this to a minimum though.
    3) Please only vote for 3 games per time period.
    4) Please be registered before you vote. If I don't recognize you or you're not on the list, I will eventually delete your vote.
    5) In the case of tied votes I will choose the game that is the more unique of the tied votes and/or hasn't been in a tournament before.
    6) If we end up with too many similar games (Bubble Bobble, Raiden, etc.) I will replace one with the next highest vote.

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    Couple of announcements/reminders:

    1) The player draft will be this Sunday, 5 PM PST/8 PM EST. It will be hosted by CaptainJivePants and BackdoorFred and will be streamed on Jivey's channel: twitch.tv/captainjivepants. Don't miss it!

    2) Player registration ends tonight at midnight PST, so you have about 19 1/2 hours to sign up!

    3) Game voting will end when the player draft starts. Please get your votes/re-votes in ASAP.

    4) Please use the time between now and the start of the tournament to familiarize yourself with WolfMAME 0.183, the Yolympics Discord server, and even your potential captains and games.

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  8. spectre's Avatar

    ouch! sunday at 2am here in CET part of the world

  9. xelnia's Avatar

    Registration is now over! We have 71 players registered, which should make for some pretty solid teams!

    Don't forget to submit your game votes/re-votes by Sunday, 5 PM PST!

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    Draft is in about 12 hours at twitch.tv/captainjivepants! Get your game votes in now!

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    The draft is over and the final game list has been determined! Check them out below.

    Game List

    Team List

    The tournament officially starts on Feburary 1, 6:00 PM PST. Take the next few days to coordinate with your captains and practice the games (and MAME command-line >.<)!

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    By popular demand, the romset for 1942 has been changed to the parent set...1942. This is Rev. B. Do not use 1942a.

    Updated 01-28-2019 at 05:35 AM by xelnia
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    The tournament officially starts in 4 1/2 hours! A few reminders before we kick off:

    -Please double-check the Games/Rules. Some romsets and rules have shifted since the announcement of the game list.

    -Even if you've been playing/practicing already, only games started/scores achieved after the start of the tourney are eligible for submission.

    -Make sure you're using WolfMAME 0.183 for MAME submissions. Wolf. MAME. Not regular MAME. And double-check that your INPs are being recorded with the correct settings.

    -This tournament is about fun and friendly competition, but don't forget to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

    Good luck to all the players and teams (but mostly my team)!

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  14. datagod's Avatar

    I always want to participate, but always get side tracked. Good luck everyone.

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    The tournament has officially begun! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  16. Conjured Entertainment's Avatar

    I have a few questions about the draft there at twitch...

    Why were the names of the players in the draft displayed in different font sizes?

    Why were some of the names displayed so small that they could not be read??

    Is there a video playback of the draft available?

  17. xelnia's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Conjured Entertainment

    I have a few questions about the draft there at twitch...

    Why were the names of the players in the draft displayed in different font sizes?

    Why were some of the names displayed so small that they could not be read??

    Is there a video playback of the draft available?

    I think it was just an effect of the software they were using. Each box was a fixed size so longer names were automatically resized to fit.

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    We're two weeks in! The Fast Fires are currently leading the field by 106 points. V3D and CTS are 3rd/4th, but they still have some empty slots in their game submissions. And some of the strongest players in the field have yet to submit a single score, so there could be a shake-up brewing! BBH is leading the individual standings, but Zerst is hot on his heels. Will Toobin' be the deciding game?!

    Keep grinding, keep submitting, and good luck!

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    One week left in the contest! Make sure you get scores in by the deadline...it's a hard cutoff! https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20190310T2359&p0=137&msg=End+of+Yolymp ics+2019&font=serif

    TFF have a strong lead, but not completely unassailable. 2nd-4th are anyone's game.

    Also, there are number of scores on all teams that have the potential to be DQ'd for various issues: INP playback problems, missing evidence, etc. The team captains should have alerted their respective teams by now...if you haven't heard from the lately, let me know! Bad scores will be DQ'd Wednesday night.

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    24 hours left in the contest! Get those scores in!

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