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Title: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 12, 2009, 10:46:10 AM
For all you Rolling Thunder fans I thought I would share a little bit of good news.

I have obliterated my previous world record score and in the process I.....

BROKE THE MILLION BARRIER

I scored 1,023,380:
(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu19/drevans112/Random/drevans-rthunder-1023380.png)

It's been submitted to Twin Galaxies this morning, so lets just hope the verification process is quick and passes!


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: funkycochise on March 12, 2009, 03:21:39 PM
Nice mate  ;)


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: DarthNuno on March 12, 2009, 05:48:20 PM
A.W.E.S.O.M.E  :o

For immediate release   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/onemillionRT.jpg)

I hope Twin Galaxies will be fast on this  :)

Are you ready to travel to US in order to master the game in the Twin Galaxies Arcade room, in 'live' and 'public' condition?  ;) ;D

Once again : CONGRATULATION

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

ps : no kill screen so far ?  ::) :P


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: scr33n on March 12, 2009, 06:04:58 PM
Woooww  Great Score !!!

Good job Dazza  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dexter on March 12, 2009, 07:59:37 PM
AWESOME stuff, and FANTASTIC score Congrats  ;D


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: petieken on March 12, 2009, 08:48:11 PM
Congratulations!! ;) ;D

I checked twin galaxies and your score is there already!


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 12, 2009, 09:49:18 PM
Thanks for the headline Bruno  8) ;D I'm ready to take on anyone at Funspot anytime!  :D

I just checked too, WOW!

It's OFFICIAL already:

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu19/drevans112/Random/RollingThunder-TwinGalaxies-1023380.jpg)

Link:
http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=22&pi=46&gi=6916&vi=11854 (http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=22&pi=46&gi=6916&vi=11854)

That was incredibly quick.... Last submission took over a month!


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dexter on March 12, 2009, 10:56:21 PM
How do you get it verified ? I know I can beat the 100K ones, is it just a screen grab ?



Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: DarthNuno on March 12, 2009, 10:58:34 PM
Yes... very fast  ;)

Rolling Thunder is a great and well-know game from the 'Golden Era', so they should headline your hi-score  ::)

Anyway... the most important is done : IT'S "OFFICIAL"  8)

Be ready for an upcoming movie :

"Darran vs Jordi" / The King Of Thunder part II... the revenge  ;D


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: funkycochise on March 13, 2009, 08:34:47 AM
I couldn't imagine your score officialized so quickly.
congratulations,

respects from another rthunder lover.  :oops:


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 13, 2009, 10:28:31 AM
How do you get it verified ? I know I can beat the 100K ones, is it just a screen grab ?

I have only submitted on emulated format so far. So if you are playing on MAME the following applies:

You HAVE to play on Wolf Mame 106, which is downloadable from the Twin Galaxies website. This also means you have to be running a compatible set of ROMS. If this is a problem I can sort you out, as I know you own the board and their are not any legality problems ;)

Wolf Mame is used, because when you are recording, a lot of functionality is removed, you cannot pause or save / load states, for obvious reasons.

Anyway, you then have to record your game to a file. Use the GUI version and simply select "Play and record input...". This will create an INP and WLF file, if you want to play it back simply select "Playback Input..." from the menu and select the INP file.

When you have a recording of your high score and want to submit you have to rename the two files. yourname-romset-score.xxx is what I used (drevans-rthunder-1023380.inp) and zip them up using the same naming convention. You then simply log onto Twin Galaxies and select "Submit your scores" from the front page and follow the process through, it's pretty self explanatory.

Now if you want to submit on Arcade format you have to jump through a hell of a lot more hoops, record attract mode, record opening cabinet, record dip switches and board etc. etc. All the details for that procedure can be found here:
http://www.twingalaxies.com//index.aspx?c=70&id=4#HL31 (http://www.twingalaxies.com//index.aspx?c=70&id=4#HL31)

Happy scoring!


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: vib_ribbon on March 13, 2009, 12:59:37 PM
what are the sizes of these recording files??

what is there to stop you from using one of those key press sequence recorders, so all you need to do a complex move is push 1 button?? i know twin galaxies are anal, they have to be, just wanted to see how anal.  ;D


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 13, 2009, 01:14:18 PM
what are the sizes of these recording files??

The actual INP files range in size from a few k to 10s of mb. Depends on the game, how many keys get pressed, and the length of the recording. My Rolling Thunder recording was around 17mb. I saw a flying shark recording that was about 70mb (lots & lots of button presses). They zip down REALLY small, my RT one comes in at around 110k zipped.

what is there to stop you from using one of those key press sequence recorders, so all you need to do a complex move is push 1 button?? i know twin galaxies are anal, they have to be, just wanted to see how anal.  ;D

There is probably nothing to stop that, it would be limited to certain games though and I don't know if you could tell from the INP as the key presses would always be identical. I know they can detect if auto fire has been used and DQ them, but don't know the full extent of their "verification" process.


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Sonic 1992 on March 14, 2009, 01:57:42 AM
Congratulations on your accomplishment! 
 :pac:  :ghost:  :spaceace:


How long were you playing to get your score?


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 14, 2009, 06:57:11 PM
How long were you playing to get your score?

I played back in the day and could probably get to level 4. I picked it up again for the first time since '86 last July as part of a competition on Jamma+

http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=10087&PN=1&TPN=1 (http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=10087&PN=1&TPN=1)

So 8 months total to get the Million, but some serious play in that time, probably 5 nights a week. So some serious time invested. It's only because I love the game so much I managed to continue for so long. There were times I was close to giving up, playing levels 1 & 2 over and over and over again.... It was only the million barrier that kept me going  :shock:


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: funkycochise on March 20, 2009, 08:36:22 AM
I did a small try yesterday, to see where the ranking score were in terms of play on the game.
I did a relax play untill the 5 level.

Despite I was very far from your million, being second in the world ranking wouldn't be that hard...



Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 20, 2009, 10:51:04 AM
What did you score?

Now I have made my INP file public you should view it and be able to pick up some pointers as to where you can pull some serious points (ie end of level 4 / 8 ). Taking second position shouldn't be too difficult with a bit of practise.....  :P


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: funkycochise on March 20, 2009, 01:17:09 PM
What did you score?

Now I have made my INP file public you should view it and be able to pick up some pointers as to where you can pull some serious points (ie end of level 4 / 8 ). Taking second position shouldn't be too difficult with a bit of practise.....  :P
i would say, without any pretention of mine, it seems I already have the skills to score the second place.
I'll try tomorrow if i have time.
That said, your million score is a far dream for me by now.

You talked about the end of level 4, what's sepcial about it ? (is it the volcano level ? I Don't really know remember the number / lanscape match )


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: Dazza on March 20, 2009, 05:12:42 PM
Excellent, if you got the skillz go for it.

Level 4 is, using my method of point pressing, the most lucrative level in the game. It nets around 125,000 points, flamers are your friends.

So where do you do most of your point pressing?


Title: Re: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score
Post by: funkycochise on March 20, 2009, 06:03:13 PM
Excellent, if you got the skillz go for it.

Level 4 is, using my method of point pressing, the most lucrative level in the game. It nets around 125,000 points, flamers are your friends.

So where do you do most of your point pressing?
I don't really do point pressing, I'm still only enjoy playing the game, no matters the amount of point I'm doing.
Just try to stay alive. In other words, I don't play really seriously.