Where to start...Twix wrote:Well my neighbor brought his PC over to my home office today and I played Gravitar in WolfMame 88 through the entire game -- 614,200 points -- so that should be enough to win as long as the game can be replayed on John's machine. My neighbor emailed the zipped file before 5PM MST -- the file was 19+ MB and compressed down to about 170K he told me.
It made a huge difference playing in my office on my 19" monitor as opposed to his house (bedroom) on his 17" monitor -- I had total control over my environment.
John, Let me know if you got the file and if it works for you.
I almost didn't make it through the entire game -- I really thought I wouldn't be able to do it -- some how I managed to dig down deep and persevere. I had 3 ships and about 5-6,000 fuel units going into the last part of the final planet of the 4th universe (Negative Gravity/Invisible Landscape) and my hands were cramping -- again, I really thought I would not be able to complete it.
A few highlights are the final planet of the 3rd universe (positive gravity, invisible landscape) -- I make my way out of the planet through the end of the maze -- then I have to go back in to finish off the final 2 turrets (that part is normal play for me - not the exiting the planet in the dark though)
Also right near the end of the game I make it back to the invisible planets and go into the Red Planet -- I make it through the spiral to shoot the Reactor -- though the game only gives you 9 seconds to get in, shoot the reactor and get out. It takes about 9 seconds to get in there and shoot the reactor as it is, so no time to exit.
I would have played to a higher score, but my wife had her jewelry show and I had to help her get ready for that, so I purposely ran the last few ships into the death star at the very end of the game -- still I was very pleased with the game. (my second highest Mame game so far).
Hope you all like it, enjoy,
First, the contest is for MARP submissions. The inp wasn't submitted to MARP.
Also, the inp that was emailed to me on your behalf is not a WolfMAME recording.Weehawk wrote:Each week I will name a "Golden Era Game of the Week" for which I will offer a monetary prize for the highest MARP submission on.
Prior to 2359 hours GMT each Friday I will post in this forum (or if the Game of the Week forum has been abandoned, with Seymour's permission I may hijack it) the name of the game, the amount of the reward, any rules I may choose to apply, and in some cases in addition to the reward for the highest score submitted that week (before 2359 the following Friday) I may offer a further "bounty" for reaching some goal I choose to set on the game achieved by a more distant deadline.
It may have been recorded with regular MAME .88, I cannot be sure. It starts correctly when played back with MAME .88, but desyncs on the second planet. Does it play back all the way for you? If you did use regular MAME, the playback problem may be from the use of NVRAM. That is one of the advantages of WolfMAME, it disregards NVRAM unless otherwise instructed. With regular MAME, you must delete the NVRAM file every time you start a recording or a playback for the game to be in the same state, and therefore play back correctly.
Not sure how you thought you were recording with WolfMAME if you weren't, but the further bounty for finishing the game is still availlable if you figure it out.
The zip file is attached in case anyone wants to try to play it.