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Author Topic: Rolling Thunder - Reasonable Score  (Read 13664 times)
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« 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:


It's been submitted to Twin Galaxies this morning, so lets just hope the verification process is quick and passes!
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 03:21:39 PM »

Nice mate  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 05:48:20 PM »

A.W.E.S.O.M.E  Shocked

For immediate release   arrow



I hope Twin Galaxies will be fast on this  Smiley

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

Once again : CONGRATULATION

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ps : no kill screen so far ?  Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 06:04:58 PM »

Woooww  Great Score !!!

Good job Dazza  Space Ace
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 07:59:37 PM »

AWESOME stuff, and FANTASTIC score Congrats  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 08:48:11 PM »

Congratulations!! Wink Grin

I checked twin galaxies and your score is there already!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 09:49:18 PM »

Thanks for the headline Bruno  Cool Grin I'm ready to take on anyone at Funspot anytime!  Cheesy

I just checked too, WOW!

It's OFFICIAL already:



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

That was incredibly quick.... Last submission took over a month!
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« Reply #7 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 ?

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 10:58:34 PM »

Yes... very fast  Wink

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

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

Be ready for an upcoming movie :

"Darran vs Jordi" / The King Of Thunder part II... the revenge  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 08:34:47 AM »

I couldn't imagine your score officialized so quickly.
congratulations,

respects from another rthunder lover.  oppps
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« Reply #10 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 Wink

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

Happy scoring!
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« Reply #11 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.  Grin
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« Reply #12 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.  Grin

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.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2009, 01:57:42 AM »

Congratulations on your accomplishment! 
 pacman  Ghost  Space Ace


How long were you playing to get your score?
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« Reply #14 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

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
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