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#51 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:01 PM

Ok, here are some more times for me:

 

Track 2:  1:41:5

Track 6:  38:7

Track 7:  36:0

Track 13:  1:23:9

 

I didn't bother with screenies this time, but I have them if anyone wants to see them...  :)

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No problem, we trust you... and no, after spending about 3 hours today doing the spreadsheet chicanery (see what I did there), I'm not updating the tables again until tomorrow :grin: Let me know when you [or CaptainClassic] think you have maxed out a circuit for an NTSC player and I'll look at some time adjustment factor if needed  ;)



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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:30 AM

Improvements:

1*- 1:03:6

2 - 1:15:3

3 - 0:14:0

4 - 0:57:2

5 - 0:35:7

6 - 0:30:0

7 - 0:32:4

8 - 0:32:6 - another nice simpler circuit

9 - 0:40:4

10 - 0:55:8

11 - 0:05:0 - anyone wanting a quick go pick out some of the short circuits!

12*- 1:19:5 - which sicko designed this one?!!

13 - 1:04:3 - this is a very nice circuit :thumbsup:

14*- 0:56:9

15 - 0:48:4

16 - 0:33:5

17 - 0:27:6

18 - 0:22:6 - Ice Road Trucker Challenge (see 1st post for settings)

*check direction after crashing on these circuits

 

Round 5 Poll *OPEN*



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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:07 AM

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No problem, we trust you... and no, after spending about 3 hours today doing the spreadsheet chicanery (see what I did there), I'm not updating the tables again until tomorrow :grin: Let me know when you [or CaptainClassic] think you have maxed out a circuit for an NTSC player and I'll look at some time adjustment factor if needed  ;)

 

Ok, so I didn't even think that the NTSC/PAL versions would alter the times so drastically, so I tried a little experiment.  I used Track 11 (shortest track) as my test.  In NTSC, I couldn't do better than 6 seconds.  I switched Altirra to PAL and I got 5.0 on the first try.

 

Should I just play all the tracks in PAL mode instead.  I'm sure I can improve on all my times quite a bit. Any other NTSC players on here this week?  Thoughts?

 

Edit:  Just played Track 13 in PAL...and I shaved 20 seconds off my time.  1:03:00.  I guess I'll just play all the tracks over again in PAL mode to keep consistent with everyone else.


Edited by Deteacher, Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:18 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:44 AM

Playing in PAL mode from now on.

 

 

Track 1:  1:05.0

Track 2:  1:13.2

Track 3:  13.6

Track 4:  54.9

Track 5:  33.6

Track 6:  32.6

Track 7:  29.8

Track 8:  32.0

Track 9:  43.1

Track 10:  58.2

Track 11:  5.0

Track 12:  1:22.8 (Masochistic!)

Track 13:  1:03.0

Track 14:  56.7

Track 15:  48.8

Track 16:  32.0

Track 17:  27.7

Track 18:  22.5

 

Playing in PAL mode from now on.


Edited by Deteacher, Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:24 PM.


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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:29 PM

I cant seem to get this game to work. I might have to sit this one out.

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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:31 PM

I cant seem to get this game to work. I might have to sit this one out.

The XEX file should work and you have 2 tracks at least that we are using: Click on 'Make Trax' then press Select [f3] to toggle between the two circuits, then press Start [f2] atarimania has full instructions. Alternatively pick another racing game to play for a bonus point or two if you wish - there are probably some times posted for the others from a previous HSC play. OR you can try and improve your rounds 1-3 scores for a bonus  :)



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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:33 PM

 

Ok, so I didn't even think that the NTSC/PAL versions would alter the times so drastically, so I tried a little experiment.  I used Track 11 (shortest track) as my test.  In NTSC, I couldn't do better than 6 seconds.  I switched Altirra to PAL and I got 5.0 on the first try.

 

Should I just play all the tracks in PAL mode instead.  I'm sure I can improve on all my times quite a bit. Any other NTSC players on here this week?  Thoughts?

 

Edit:  Just played Track 13 in PAL...and I shaved 20 seconds off my time.  1:03:00.  I guess I'll just play all the tracks over again in PAL mode to keep consistent with everyone else.

So perhaps 5/6ths of the NTSC times  - CaptainClassic's are NTSC :thumbsup:



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Posted Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:48 PM

I will just replay the first tracks in PAL and finish up the rest at 50Hz. I assumed that the clock timer in the game recalculated based upon the update frequency to the TV. (I.e. the only penalty is a 16.7% reaction time penalty)

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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:18 PM

Track 4: 1:04:5

 

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Track 5: 0:36:8

 

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sleeπ

 

 


Edited by Sleepy, Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:26 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:18 PM

Today's Improvements:


1*- 1:03:6

2 - 1:15:3

3 - 0:13:7

4 - 0:55:6

5 - 0:35:0

6 - 0:30:0

7 - 0:32:4

8 - 0:31:3 - another nice simpler circuit

9 - 0:40:4

10 - 0:54:2

11 - 0:05:0 - anyone wanting a quick go pick out some of the short circuits!

12*- 1:19:5 - which sicko designed this one?!!

13 - 1:03:6 - this is a very nice circuit :thumbsup:

14*- 0:55:1

15 - 0:45:9

16 - 0:31:6

17 - 0:27:6

18 - 0:22:6 - Ice Road Trucker Challenge (see 1st post for settings)

*check direction after crashing on these circuits

 

Round 5 Poll *OPEN*



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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:35 PM


Latest HSC Points (think this is correct, especially now I have the lead!)

For each race: 1pt for Win, 0.9pts for 2nd, 0.8pts 3rd... down to 0.1pt for 10th and below. Plus 1pt for highest score (#included), then, plus 1pt for most race wins ($included).

1st trbb 18.0#$

2nd Deteacher 14.4

3rd RedThunder 14.2

4th Carlsson 12.6

5th McKong 8.9

6th Dope 3.9

7th Sleepy 2.7

8th CaptainClassic 2.5*

*currently on NTSC

 

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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:21 PM

Latest HSC Points (think this is correct, especially now I have the lead!)

For each race: 1pt for Win, 0.9pts for 2nd, 0.8pts 3rd... down to 0.1pt for 10th and below. Plus 1pt for highest score (#included), then, plus 1pt for most race wins ($included).

...

 

HSC GP Standings

 

I can't even imagine how difficult this is for you to keep straight.  Kudos for the awesome job.  :)

 

However, there are 3 tracks where I think I should have the "lead" on.  Can you double check:

 

Track 3

Track 13

Track 18

 

Thanks!  :)

 

~Pete.



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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:02 AM

 

I can't even imagine how difficult this is for you to keep straight.  Kudos for the awesome job.  :)

 

However, there are 3 tracks where I think I should have the "lead" on.  Can you double check:

 

Track 3

Track 13

Track 18

 

Thanks!  :)

 

~Pete.

Thanks Pete :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  It's not bad now that I have my spreadsheet staged out. I'm highlighting best times manually, so missed those (corrected) I think I still have the most wins 6 so retain the bonus point :)

 

Today's improvements

Track 1: 0:59:5 (I will check the graphic to make sure this was not Track 13, pretty sure I started on #1!)

Track 9 0:39:7

Track 12: 1:18:9

 

I've been round and round and round and round on Track 11 - It often misses your lap time, which I suspect is when you are faster than 0:05:0 - probably this is hard coded minimum - someone could test this on a shorter test track perhaps?

 

Anyone with a decent memory of the circuits should be able to significantly well at this game, like a proper driver would!

 

Round 5 Poll *OPEN*

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:49 PM

01:03:00
01:20:04
00:13:04
00:54:06
00:34:03
00:29:09
00:28:04
00:33:08
00:41:08
00:59:00
00:05:00
01:12:08
01:05:05
00:57:03
00:48:01
00:31:06
00:27:06

 

Ice Road Trucker

00:23:08


Edited by RedThunder, Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:53 PM.


#65 RedThunder ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:30 PM

I created the shortest track I could muster, and I also reckon 5 second min is hard coded.

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Edited by RedThunder, Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:51 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:30 PM

Track 1 1.03.8
Track 2 1.25.0          

Track 3 13.9

Track 4 53.2

Track 5 33.2

Track 6 29.1

Track 7 28.8

Track 8 30.7

Track 9 39.8

​Track 10 55.0

Track 11 5.0

Track 12 1.21.2

Track 13 1.04.5


Edited by McKong, Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:51 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:06 PM

A bit late to the party with this one, but boy am I glad I played it. It's a lot of fun, if infuriating at times! I seriously wanted to rage-quit a couple of those tracks ;) Really enjoyed it though, and kudos to the track crafters!

 

I did at least 3 laps on each track (and many more on the really short ones!). These were my best times:

 

Track 1 - 01:09:4

Track 2 - 01:16:7

Track 3 - 00:13:8

Track 4 - 00:55:2

Track 5 - 00:34:4

Track 6 - 00:29:7

Track 7 - 00:29:4

Track 8 - 00:33:9

Track 9 - 00:41:7

Track 10 - 00:54:4

Track 11 - 00:05:0 (I just could NOT crack 5 seconds!)

Track 12 - 01:22:6

Track 13 - 01:04:1

Track 14 - 00:56:7

Track 15 - 00:47:2

Track 16 - 00:32:5

Track 17 - 00:27:8

 

Just one of my times: IMG_8372.JPG



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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM

My next two tracks:

 

Track 6: 0:34:6

 

track 6.jpg

 

 

Track 7: 0:32:3

 

track 7.jpg

 

 

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:39 PM

Things are getting exciting in the HSC GP as we head towards Sunday Evening's checkered flag...

Latest HSC Points

For each race: 1pt for Win, 0.9pts for 2nd, 0.8pts 3rd... down to 0.1pt for 10th and below. Plus 1pt for highest score (#), then, plus 1pt for most race wins ($).

1st trbb 15.4+1#+1$=17.4

2nd RedThunder 14.8

3rd Deteacher 13.4

4th UltraSteve 12.5

5th McKong 11.2

6th Carlsson 10.6

7th Sleepy 3.2

8th Dope 2.8

9th CaptainClassic 1.9*

*currently on NTSC

 

p.s. Carlsson - you can bag 0.5 pt on by joining the rest of us on 5.0 seconds on the mini loop track - each joint place is getting the 1.0 pts for 1st place


 

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:11 AM

Yeah, I just need to find the time to play again. I might improve my times on a few more tracks as well. Last night I conducted a track test in Altirra and came to the same conclusion as the rest of you, that a lap time just below 5 seconds always rounds upwards to 5.0 seconds while a lap time far below 5 seconds won't register at all. Perhaps it is not the intention to have so short tracks that you'll finish them below 10 seconds even.



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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:20 PM

It's taking a lot of laps for me to improve... have I hit the wall? Yes - and the trees :D

Track 13: 1:01:6

Track 2: 1:12:1



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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:22 PM

Something amazing happened today... I found a recruit for a two player game :-)

 

It drove them mad :-).  so half way through we went to "Only in a Computer".

 

Great fun on two player.

 

Here a video of the thrilling James Hunt v Nikki Lauda action...

 


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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:15 PM

Grr, i have no time to play... My poor results in 5 first track...

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:00 PM

Sorry for posting my 50Hz Altirra scores so late in the 2 weeks. Lots of stuff IRL getting in the way  ;-) 

Improvements

Track 1 - 1:00.3

Track 2 - 1:19.3
Track 3 - 0:13.5
Track 4 - 0:54.2
Track 5 - 0:33.4
Track 6 - 0:28.9
Track 7 - 0:28.0
Track 8 - 0:31.0
Track 9 - 0:39.0
 

Track 1 - 1:03.1

Track 2 - 1:19.3

Track 3 - 0:13.7

Track 4 - 1:00.5

Track 5 - 0:34.3

Track 6 - 0:30.7

Track 7 - 0:29.6

Track 8 - 0:33.5

Track 9 - 0:40.7

Track10 -0:57.6

Track11 -0:05.0

Track12 -1:26.9

Track13 -1:02.8

Track14 -0:55.7

Track15 -0:47.0

Track16 -0:31.6

Track17 -0:27.8

Track18 -0:26.3 (ice)


Edited by CapitanClassic, Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:32 PM.


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Posted Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:11 AM

1 00:59:2
2 01:20:4
3 00:13:4
4 00:54:6
5 00:33:5
6 00:29:9
7 00:28:4
8 00:33:8
9 00:39:5
10 00:59:0
11 00:05:0
12 01:12:8
13 01:05:5
14 00:53:1
15 00:47:2
16 00:31:6
17 00:27:6

Ice Road

18 00:23:8

2 Player

Complete


Edited by RedThunder, Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 PM.





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