TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

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TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby RAX » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:38 pm

TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

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Well, a race game is a natural TimeTrial, so we couldn't miss the genre: here is Power Drift, by SEGA, year 1988.

This is a very fast race, with sharp curves and excited gameplay.
It has 5 courses, a little too much for a week, so I chose the Course A only, which is quite enough. And a F14-Tomcat is nice to drive. (If you don't get the point of this last phrase, get 1st every time and you'll realize ;)
According to my data there's no difference between drivers, so feel free to pick the character you prefer.

Just like the first turn: Wolfmame 150 and default settings. The maximum goal in this tournament is the Course-A completed (all 6 stages). Uncompleted games will count, with the time of the last finished race.
EDIT 2013-11-16: Method to count frames is: Start with the frame in which green light goes on, Stop in the frame when your car appears in the table at the center of the screen of the last completed stage.
Old rule was: "For this turn we'll use the official in-game timing."

Round Duration: Sunday November 10th, 00:00:00 GMT - Saturday November 16th, 23:59:59 GMT
TIME REMAINING


Suggested digital-input regulations.
For digital controller I use these settings:
Gear Shift = Joystick button 2
Paddle analog = none
Paddle analog dec = Joystick left
Paddle analog inc = Joystick right
P1 pedal 1 analog = n/a
P1 pedal 1 analog dec = none
P1 pedal 1 analog inc = Joystick button 0
P1 pedal 2 analog = n/a
P1 pedal 2 analog dec = none
P1 pedal 2 analog inc = Joystick button 1


Here are the resources:
Wolfmame 150 - Batch files for this game

There are 3 batch files inside each zip:
Play.bat (normal play without recording, you can train with pause or savestates)
Record.bat (to record a new inp, keeps backup of the previous recording)
Replay.bat (to see the last recorded inp)
*ATTENTION PLEASE*: differently from the two previous titles, that did not use NVRAM, Power Drift DO create and use it. These batch files I have prepared for you delete nvram file just before recording/replay. If you use something else to play, pay attention in deleting the NVRAM by yourself!


Go!
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby RAX » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:40 pm

Scoreboard:
1 - (Stage6) 21.502 frames [05min 58sec] - TRB_MetroidTeam - download - Ok - 25 pts
2 - (Stage6) 21.772 frames [06min 03sec] - Krj - download - Ok - 20 pts
3 - (Stage5) 18.036 frames [05min 01sec] - Kernzy - download - Ok - 16 pts
4 - (Stage5) 18.307 frames [05min 05sec] - TheBSM - download - Ok - 13 pts
5 - (Stage5) 18.520 frames [05min 09sec] - Paulo Valmir - download - Ok - 11 pts
6 - (Stage5) 18.812 frames [05min 14sec] - DaLar - download - Ok - 10 pts
7 - (Stage4) 14.503 frames [04min 02sec] - Shahbaz - download - Ok - 9 pts
8 - (Stage4) 14.503 frames [04min 02sec] - Giro-x - download - Ok - 8 pts
9 - (Stage3) 10.682 frames [02min 58sec] - SFCHAMPION - download - Ok - 7 pts
10 - (Stage2) 6.615 frames [01min 50sec] - nibbler69 - download - Ok - 6 pts
11 - (Stage2) 6.715 frames [01min 52sec] - Agodzilla - download - Ok - 5 pts
12 - (Stage2) 7.049 frames [01min 57sec] - CrazyKongFan - download - Ok - 4 pts

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Pos. PLAYER            TOTAL       Out Zone     Pitfall II    Power Drift
 1 - TRB_MetroidTeam    75            25            25            25             0             0
 2 - Krj                49            13            16            20             0             0
 3 - Paulo Valmir       39             8            20            11             0             0
 4 - Giro-x             32            16             8             8             0             0
 5 - Shahbaz            26             7            10             9             0             0
 6 - Franco Benedetti   24            11            13             0             0             0
 6 - nii-san            24            20             4             0             0             0
 8 - Kernzy             23             6             1            16             0             0
 9 - SFCHAMPION         20             4             9             7             0             0
10 - Beejay             16             5            11             0             0             0
11 - TheBSM             13             0             0            13             0             0
12 - nibbler69          12             0             6             6             0             0
12 - DaLar              12             0             2            10             0             0
14 - CrazyKongFan       11             0             7             4             0             0
14 - Agodzilla          11             1             5             5             0             0
16 - Chrono256          10            10             0             0             0             0
17 - Sawys               9             9             0             0             0             0
18 - Colman Paolo        5             2             3             0             0             0
19 - BDFil               3             3             0             0             0             0
20 - Phil Lamat          0             0             0             0             0             0
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby RAX » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:43 pm

Tomorrow morning I'll change my information sign, for now it's better to keep the actual countdown for people playing Pitfall2, there are still 21 minutes :)
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby kernzy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:52 pm

ok, can someone help me to get my PS2 style controller working so i can play this game properly? i cannot get it set up!
cheers! :)
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby Agodzilla » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:05 pm

kernzy wrote:ok, can someone help me to get my PS2 style controller working so i can play this game properly? i cannot get it set up!
cheers! :)

Just use the setup that RAX suggest in the first post Paul,and you'll be able to play in the right way..
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby kernzy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:18 pm

cheers, i will have to. but i still want to find out how to setup the controller so i can play other racing games... 8)
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby RAX » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:31 am

If I have correctly understood, your problem is of the "unrecognized USB peripheral" kind.
Googling "ps2 joypad win drivers", better with the model of your pad, will show some options.

Since the week is short and these drivers issues can last a lot, maybe you can try with your habitual digital controller. This game doesn't really need an analog steering wheel, possibly an analog accelerator only: but you'll find that both can be substituted with digital controllers quite decently.
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby RAX » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Well we have a one-man-scoreboard so far :D

Scoreboard:
1 - (Stage5) 6'52"38 - DaLar - download - Ok
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby kernzy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:31 pm

this game makes me feel sick!! :mrgreen:

every time i restart, i have to set controls again. how can i stop that? that never happens on other games.
sweet!. :)
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby TRB_MetroidTeam » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:34 pm

Frame counting or in-game counter for this round?
I never player it too!
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby kernzy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:55 pm

track 4 is horrible.
honestly, it makes me feel ill after 10 minutes. dizzy. :-&
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby BeeJay » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:30 pm

TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:Frame counting or in-game counter for this round?
I never player it too!

RAX provided the answer to this in his original post:

RAX wrote:For this turn we'll use the official in-game timing. Uncompleted games will count, with the time of the last finished race.

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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby TRB_MetroidTeam » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:33 pm

Thanks BeeJay!
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby CrazyKongFan » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:41 pm

kernzy wrote:this game makes me feel sick!! :mrgreen:

every time i restart, i have to set controls again. how can i stop that? that never happens on other games.
sweet!. :)


I'm guessing which ever script you're using to record is deleting the cfg file, which I think stores your controls.
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Re: TimeTrial 2013 - R3 - Power Drift (Course A) [pdrift]

Postby RAX » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:57 am

I think you are deleting the file cfg\pdrift.cfg in the cfg directory, instead (or besides) deleting the nvram\pdrift\backupram file.
The only file you need to kill every time is nvram\pdrift\backupram .

An easier option is to delete the directory nvram (if existing) and create in its place an empty file called nvram.
This works in 99,9% of cases, because emulator can't create nvram directory at all.
In 0,1% of cases you have a game that needs to create a nvram file to work, for example Hyper Athlete: in this case you have to delete the file every time before recording, and can't use the fake nvram file trick.
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