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#26 peedenmark7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:49 AM

30,978
Neither of my 2 ports like this game.. Put in some quality "night play" this AM on my 4 port .
I may have to drag 'er along with me for the weekend as I am feeling the magic again.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:07 AM

Neither of my 2 ports like this game.. Put in some quality "night play" this AM on my 4 port .
I may have to drag 'er along with me for the weekend as I am feeling the magic again.


what's it doing on the two-port?
I've had my four-port hooked up as of late as I was playing some Mountain King, Beamrider seemed to run ok on my two-port… I was just curious what the issue was

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:21 AM

The 2 port that I broke galaxian on is the system I keep at our cottage. the last 3 rounds i have spent most of my time there and It seems finicky with this game. It might be me, but I seem to be all over the map score wise on it . High teens, mid 20's , I am NOT consistent on it at all !
My side to side movement seems delayed in comparison with my 4 port where I have consistently hit high 20's and 30 in warm up rounds. My stumbling block is round 9/10 , after they are out of the way I play with ease again. Must be the transition from slow to fast, then back.

I also have a brand new boxed 2 port which I un-boxed to check against my other 2 port. Better , but the same basic game glitches exist... Both are up to snuff and are calibrated.

On the other hand , Galaxian played weird on my 4 port during that round [summer humidity?], hence moving it over to a 2, where at the end of the round I was increasing my scores dramatically.
I found some interesting quirks between the 2 and 4 on countermeasure as well.

Depending on the game I will use other brand sticks that afford me the best game play.

Again, it could be me, but I am thinking my 4 port is spot on , and certain games being designed for the 4 may not cross over well to the 2.

Best has said they believe that I need a new 4 port motherboard by some of my rebuilt controller complaints...I beg to differ... For $25 I'll order one for grins and If it cures the few "minor" issues I have, great.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:35 AM

Sounds like the analog buffer chips. :ponder:

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:46 AM

Are they listed on the best site as such >? how many are there ? I may just replace them all,.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:58 AM

there are 5 of them on 4 port boards and only 3 on some 2 port boards. I've been using used ones from a dead system.
CD4052BEXV RCA 223 (usually one per system)

CD4052BEXV RCA 227 (usually 4 per system)

These should be still available at many parts suppliers. The are positioned right behind the ports on the system board. These are soldered on some later systems unfortunately. :(

Edited by zylon, Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:59 AM.


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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:30 PM

Thanks for the numbers Zylon. I'll be checking into this further :)

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:03 AM

I'd prefer to save this one for the end, but every little bonus point counts... 39,950

It's 5 AM I'm going back to bed...

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:37 AM

Here's a first round go for me:

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:27 PM

The HSC record has changed hands 3 times now. The sharks are on the prowl. :)

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:14 PM

The HSC record has changed hands 3 times now. The sharks are on the prowl. :)


Brutal round to say the least... The competition is almost gut wrenching :)

I have been playing in the middle of the night all week... In a room that is all glass , its miserable playing during the day...
At night I can see the TV !!

I am anticipating a wild finish !

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:13 PM

Final attempt in 2600 Beamrider - 381,688 / Sector 49

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WOO HOOOO!! I beat my personal record (273,798 points).

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:01 PM

While I'm not the "2600 score tracker", I must say Nice job! :thumbsup: Now go have a beer and enjoy the moment. :party:

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:36 AM

Dear Activision,

Please accept the below photo showing a score of 44,230 as evidence that I have earned entry to the ranks of the "Activision Beamriders" on the Atari 5200. I will understand if the extreme lateness of this request means that you can no longer send me the associated patch.

Sincerely,

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:57 PM

50,438 final entry.

My Beamrider patch request to the Activision folks, sector 14 score of 41,570. Pic snapped prior to engaging sector 15.

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:01 PM

Epic score sdamon!!:thumbsup:
I only fared slightly better in emulation, assuming the response delay in controls would be less. I think your hands have to be a step ahead of your mind in this game.
On the Atari 8-bit version I did quite a bit better.

5200: 18,168
8-bit: 27,372

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:22 PM

Congrats and thanks to all who played, especially our winner and new record holder: peedenmark7 who has raised the bar in this often changing round. :thumbsup:

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:30 PM

Millipede is our next game. Any objection to my allowing A8 version as well seeing as it is a conversion after all?

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:33 PM

No objection here to allowing A8 players to join in with Millipede.

Congrats to peedenmark on the Beamrider high score! Yet another game in which a future rematch should be interesting. :-)



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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:36 PM

Yes. Next season should be quite interesting indeed. :cool:

Do I have a "second" on allowing A8 Millipede?

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:39 PM

Thanks guys !




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