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#1 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:00 AM

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#2 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:33 AM

Mid-January, give or take.



#3 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:40 PM

And here I just bought a Harmony cart this week so I could start participating in the Atari 2600 high score club. Time to hurry up and wait! :lol:

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Posted Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:49 PM

plenty of time to practice up :)



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Posted Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:44 AM

Really, really excited to get in on this.



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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:30 PM

January? *faints*



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Posted Thu Nov 3, 2016 6:24 AM

Geez it's been a long time since participating in HSC. Will see what happens with work and all, might be back for season 6 if the schedule allows it. Miss playing HSC :(



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Posted Sat Nov 5, 2016 1:50 PM

Be thankful that I didn't win the Bronze medal again, I had a couple doozies in mind like Kaboom or Circus Atari no paddle edition.



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Posted Sun Nov 6, 2016 9:27 AM

Be thankful that I didn't win the Bronze medal again, I had a couple doozies in mind like Kaboom or Circus Atari no paddle edition.

I would have picked eggomania  if I had won the silver medal bracket.


Edited by Atarian7, Sun Nov 6, 2016 9:32 AM.


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Posted Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:11 AM

Hello everyone . I'm new to this site. How does this season 6 thing work? How do we sign up and stuff.?

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Posted Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:31 AM

Welcome to the site!

 

When season 6 starts (I'm told it will be in January)  all you have to do is play the assigned game every week and post your score in the thread for that week.  You will be

automatically added to the participants list.

 

Last place for the week scores 1 point and each score above that goes up 1 per player.   So if there are 40 players for the week last place gets 1 point and 1st place gets 40. 2nd place gets 39, 3rd place gets 38, etc.

 

Check out some of the season 5 posts to get a better idea of how it works.



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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:49 AM

Thank you for the warm welcome. Ok I'm understanding we get broke into groups. Will the game for the week be for everyone or just the group? How long in advance will we know the game?

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:41 AM

No grouping during the normal season. You might have mixed that up with the medal bracket challenges at the end of each season, where rank 1-8, 9-16 and 17-24 do playoffs.

 

During the season, everyone just plays.



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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:13 AM

I think the game gets revealed a day before each week's competition begins.      Sometimes they're a little late but if they are they give an extra day to play.

    Like karo said, everyone plays the same game during the regular season.   At the END of the season the top 24 get grouped into gold , silver, and bronze medal brackets for  single elimination tournaments.



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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:33 AM

One more thing I just thought of:  You don't have to play every week.   Your cumulative points will stay intact.



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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:50 PM

Will there be a list of games that are going to be played so we know which game we need to get?

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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:23 PM

Will there be a list of games that are going to be played so we know which game we need to get?


We don't get any advance notice for what games will be played each week, so you basically have three options for how to make sure you can participate every week.

Option 1: Emulation

By playing Atari 2600 games emulated on a computer, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, or any other system that supports the Stella emulator you can have full access to the entire Atari 2600 library. Best of all it's free!


Option 2: Build an enormous library of every Atari 2600 game released in the United States.

Is money no object to you? If you said "yes" then this might be your preferred option. For the other 99% of people there's...


Option 3: Buy a Harmony cartridge

This is really the premiere option for anyone who would rather play games on an actual Atari 2600 system than emulate them on a computer or more modern console. For anywhere from $60 to $85 US dollars (depending on the options you choose) you can buy a Harmony cartridge, which is a flash cart for the Atari 2600 that let's you insert an SD card loaded with the ROMs for any Atari 2600 games you want to play into it then play those games on a real Atari 2600 system. Personally I'd recommend the Harmony Encore cartridge for $85, since it has beefed up hardware inside that allows it to play every Atari 2600 game there is including all the latest homebrew games. You can order one here: http://harmony.atari...te/Harmony.html


Hope that helps! :)

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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:49 AM

Thanks. How do we sign up?

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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:59 AM

Thanks. How do we sign up?


There's no sign up or anything like that. You just play the game of the week, post a picture of your highest score, and that's that. You can join in or drop out as you please, no obligations required. I think I only did like 3 weeks last season, since I didn't have a Harmony cartridge yet at the time.

You can check out some of the other High Score Clubs in the meantime while we wait for the Atari 2600 one to get going again if you want to get a better idea of how it works. Personally I'm keeping myself occupied with the Atari 7800 high score club at the moment: http://atariage.com/...igh-score-club/ :)

Edited by Jin, Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:04 AM.


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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:37 AM

LOL @ option 2 

 

I actually had most of the games that were played this past season. I think I have about 350 to 400 different games.  I didn't have the supercharger games or the homebrews. 

I bought a copy of Elevators Amiss for the silver medal bracket competition.



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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:49 AM

Will there be a list of games that are going to be played so we know which game we need to get?

Stella is a great emulator and can cover you for most of the games played. I use emulation with a logitech game pad, works well for me, well the only tough time is with paddle controller games. Having said all that you can buy cables so you can use paddles/original controllers with Stella.

 

Great thing about HSC is can find some gems you would never had given the time for. It can rearrange your top 10 favorite 2600 games really quickly, also great for knowing what games you might want to buy in physical cartridge form. Anyway welcome to the site


Edited by Tony The 2600, Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:51 AM.


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Posted Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:33 PM

Since I didn't win the bronze medal, I'll suggest some games to use this season.

 

 

Cosmic Arc Game 2 or 5

 

Combat You as one tank take out the helpless non moving tank.



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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2016 3:53 PM

I'm new to the site and looking forward to participate

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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2016 10:55 PM

Welocome to AA, Brian. I'm sure you'll have fun here.



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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:11 AM

It won't be long now. :party:

 

 

 







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