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#26 Dope OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:58 PM

No, timer does nothing, at least in this version of the game. It's just run in circles.

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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:34 AM

No, timer does nothing, at least in this version of the game. It's just run in circles.

or when it runs out does a new fungus start ;)

Learning more each go!

 

Played on Expert - we could all do this like RedThunder said it's not that much different. I scored 11/21 Bronze Solar Flare Cluster :)



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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:50 AM

SS Achilles: Silver order of the lunar winds
Snowplow: 5010

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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:43 PM

SS Achilles: Silver order of the lunar winds
Snowplow: 5010

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Impressive....

 

No w, I have to play the Abominable game again ;-)


Edited by RedThunder, Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:47 PM.


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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:46 PM

or when it runs out does a new fungus start ;)

Learning more each go!

 

Played on Expert - we could all do this like RedThunder said it's not that much different. I scored 11/21 Bronze Solar Flare Cluster :)

 

 

You might be onto something here :-)

 

and

Lets go "Full Expert on Achilles".    Never go Full Expert.... ;-)   What film was that .....IGMC.



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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:52 PM

@TTRB

 

I think you are right the timer is only related to Fungal Growth.

 

Just stuck it on Expert and stuck it on fast forward watching the map. Growth seem to occur on at key timings.

 

Check out on your Altirra.

 

On Expert:

 

Growth spurt every 30 secs. Possible new growth within the 2m:30s window.


Edited by RedThunder, Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:55 PM.


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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:06 AM

OK SS Achilles latest theory: perhaps you can finish the level by getting onto the shuttle if you've got all the items and have no fungal outbreak? You guys who have get the furthest - did you collect everything, even the items in the rooms with the fungus?

 

Now just how did JK40001 :thumbsup: get that score on his Snow Plow :ponder:  must be missing something unless it rewards lives left at the end or something or perhaps he did an A-Team style upgrade on it in his garage  :-D

 

 

End of Season Poll Part 1 - OPEN

If we get a few more votes then we can start the final poll soon :)

 

[edit] on Inept had a "Steel Meteor Medal" 9/21 and "Steel Order of the Lunar Winds" for 14/26. Keep running out of power :mad: :grin:



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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:51 AM

SnowPlow 5,010 Ahhh so you can get more points :D :P

 

OK 9,660 now we're having fun. Game seems to make raspberry noise after go so wonder if it's trying to save score or do something clever like print out? Perhaps try the XEX on a proper DOS menu/disk?

 

Just searching (after playing) and found the author's web page with SnowPlow Info and an  Editor too - will try and send him a message :)

 

Looks like there should be 6 boards/levels so will search for an ATR version ;-)



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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:08 PM

 
Now just how did JK40001 :thumbsup: get that score on his Snow Plow :ponder:  must be missing something unless it rewards lives left at the end or something or perhaps he did an A-Team style upgrade on it in his garage  :-D


Sorry, not any fancy stuff used here. I have no idea how I got this score, I was just playing the game:)

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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:56 AM

SnowPlow probably most of us (apart from JK40001) were avoiding the cars but it's more fun (and points) to plow them! The instructions on the link above tell all and the backstory is very amusing :)

 

 

I've started another thread on the main forum asking for more info on both games



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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:49 AM

Found this:

 

SS Achilles

 

https://archive.org/...agazine-1985-01

 

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:-)



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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:08 PM

I don't know whether this might help...or hinder.

 

I grabbed a screen grab of map and went at it in MS PAINT.... who needs photoshop ;-).

 

The routes marked in red IMO are the key corridors marked in. [HSC Top Tip] keep a eye on the corridor that are two blocks wide, they always lead to Rome [/HSC Top Tip]

 

There is a little orange room link... quite handy ;-)

 

Scanner rooms in Blue, Beige colour room towards the bottom with 9 blocks is a strategic hub IMO

 

:-)

 

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Relic collection strategy solely depends on initial growth placement which is random.

 

Cheers for now, I'm going to have a whisky :-)



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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:26 PM

S.S. Achilles

Expert

18/29

Golden Star Nebula Band



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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:26 PM

S.S. Achilles (Expert): Silver Galactic Cross

20/40

 

I wonder what do I have to do to get Gold Galactic Cross...

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Edited by Dope, Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:27 PM.


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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:48 AM

Travis SnowPlow 5,610 - he said "great game" :thumbsup:

 

i got a steel meteor ribbon collected 9 relecs and 21 items ;-) ;-)



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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:13 AM

Latest Tables
 

SS Achilles

Inept

  1st   Dope - Silver Solar Flare Cluster 20/40 12pts

  2nd   RedThunder - Silver Order of the Lunar Winds 11pts
  3rd   JK40001 - Silver Order of the Lunar Winds  10pts

  4th   therealbountybob - Bronze Meteor Ribbon 11/21 9pts

  5th   Travis - Steel Meteor Ribbon 9/21 8pts
Expert (bonus challenge)

  1st   RedThunder - Golden Star Nebular Band 18/29 3pts

  2nd   Dope - Silver Galactic Cross  20/40 2pts            

  3rd   therealbountybob - Bronze Solar Flare Cluster 11/21 1pt

 

Snow Plow

See posts above for info on the game - Crush them cars for more points!

  1st   therealbountybob (p)      9,660     5pts

  2nd   Travis                    5,610     4pts

  3rd   JK40001                   5,010     3pts

  4th   RedThunder (n)            4,810     2pts
  4th   Dope (n)                  4,810     2pts
  4th   roadrunner (n)            4,810     2pts

 

we need a tie break vote and then we can start the final poll

End of Season Poll Part 1 - OPEN
 



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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:17 AM

Snowplow 4810



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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:31 AM

SS Achilles - I was awarded a Commendation, which I guess is the lowest award!

No idea what I was doing just collected some stuff and took it to the Shuttle!



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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:11 AM

SS Achilles

Inept

20/40

Silver Solar Flare Cluster

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Posted Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:28 PM

SS Achilles - I was awarded a Commendation, which I guess is the lowest award!

No idea what I was doing just collected some stuff and took it to the Shuttle!

There's lots of info on the posts above for both games :)

 

SS Achilles - is a pretty decent game - I know I can do better but keep getting fried when  stupidly going into the fungus to salvage things :-o

 

Snowplow - I might take a look at the source code and see if I can get the other levels to work :ponder:

 

we need a tie break vote and then we can start the final poll

End of Season Poll Part 1 - OPEN



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Posted Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:15 AM

Think i prefer Snowplow 10720

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Posted Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:53 AM

Think i prefer Snowplow 10720

c'mon 10 year old Travis got the hang of it after a couple of goes! Ferry the stuff back to the shuttle, check the computer for fungus outbreaks and seal them in - repeat :)

 

OK I'm going to put the final poll on... POLL OPEN :spidey:



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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:08 AM

GOLDEN DWARF STAR MEDAL OF HONOUR ANYONE :grin:  :grin:

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So I managed to get all the stuff and not run out of power by using less turbo and checking the computer as the clock got low and sealing and re-sealing in more space fungus. Then I boarded the shuttle and using my Atari instincts I figured you must have to press something, so mashed the keyboard and probably the SPACEBAR caused the shuttle to take off!

 

WE'LL EXTEND THIS ROUND UNTIL MONDAY THE 2ND 10AM TO GIVE EVERYONE TIME TO PLAY AND TO VOTE FOR THE FINAL ROUND - MAIN  POLL OPEN :spidey:

 

[edit] Analog Mag #64 has the SnowPlow game info, looks like the construcion set was released on Issue 65's disk but there is only 1 map supplied thought the game may support 6 - I've had a quick look at the code (MAC/65) and a mess about on the editor :)



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 7:59 AM

...and probably the SPACEBAR caused the shuttle to take off!

 

Spacebar just paused the game, nothing else really happened.



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 8:04 AM

 

Spacebar just paused the game, nothing else really happened.

One of the keys made it happen - I did "mash" the keyboard (gently!) perhaps return?. I was standing on the pink bit where you take the stuff :)






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