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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:43 PM

Qix

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The nerve wrecking classic returns to the HSC:

 

QIX RULES!

1. Emulator users play on normal speed, no cheating by making it faster at any point - see 3rd post ;)

2. Play the A8 version not the 5200 port.

3. We'll make this a slight handicap round: former HSC Champions on PAL systems play with the timer on 30, otherwise play on the default setttings (40). Press Option/F4 to change this. Players who have 5pts or less from the first round can set the timer to 50 on PAL or 60 on NTSC if you wish.

 

Round closes Wednesday 14th Feb, 10pm UK time, then we'll hit the slopes for a Winter Sports round as discussed on the games list thread.

 

Downloads

XEX

OK Fandal's version is faulty, (strange lock ups and screen craziness) as are the A and A1 versions on atarionline.pl (though A1 does seem to play but goes crazy when you press space to pause it) so here's a mydos menu disk with a fully working XEX on it:

Attached File  MyDOS-MyPicoDOS-QIX-A8-Working-Version.ATR   130.02KB   45 downloads

Can't remember where I found this one (homesoft perhaps) I'll let the guys know.

ATR this one on atarionline.pl seems to work  atr-dcm.gif Qix (1982)(Atari)(US).atr

Instructions on Atarimania

Qix Tips on Post #31

 

Now turn up the volume and avoid the Qix, it's definitely after you :-o

:)



#2 ballyalley OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:46 PM

Ugh.  I don't like this version of Qix (5200 version all the way!) at all.  Even the rules of the posting say this game is slow.  I'll be skipping this round.

 

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#3 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:06 PM

Ugh.  I don't like this version of Qix (5200 version all the way!) at all.  Even the rules of the posting say this game is slow.  I'll be skipping this round.

 

Adam

It's not slow! It's easier for about 3 screens where you first split the Qix and then gets progessively harder - it's a challenging game and very playable. The handicaps are just the timer release for the sparks ;)

 

[edit] The speed thing was people cheating and using turbo speed and just holding up to repeatedly split the Qix to 9x before playing. If anyone does want a faster game then play on NTSC.



#4 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:15 PM

Looking forward to this one :)

Perhaps Canyon Climber could be bunged in as a bonus game :)

#5 graywest OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:43 PM

Hooray! I'm kind of excited about this one. I actually have Qix on cart, so I can kick back on the game room couch with a real 2600 stick, rather than playing on PC emulation with an XBox controller.



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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:49 PM

I am the happy idiot who'll play almost anything that comes my way (with a few notable exceptions) so I'll start off with what surely is a low introductionary score:
 
Qix - 43433 pts 50148 pts (PAL, 40 seconds)
(Score improved in later post)


Edited by carlsson, Fri Feb 2, 2018 6:24 PM.


#7 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:57 PM

Qix - 56,912

joe's qix - 56,912.png



#8 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:19 PM

79,628.

 

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#9 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 5:37 AM

Hooray! I'm kind of excited about this one. I actually have Qix on cart, so I can kick back on the game room couch with a real 2600 stick, rather than playing on PC emulation with an XBox controller.

Yeah it just isn't the same playing these games with an Xbox controller. For that reason I bought a USB megadrive (genesis) adapter for my PC for when I needed to use the emulator

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



#10 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 5:40 AM

This is a game that I used to like but played it too much. Of course I'll play, let's hope that the other people who voted for it also play


Edited by McKong, Thu Feb 1, 2018 5:43 AM.


#11 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 10:04 AM

54955

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#12 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 10:29 AM

Still last place of those who posted scores so far, but at least an improvement.

Qix - 54888 pts (score improved in later post)
 


Edited by carlsson, Fri Feb 2, 2018 6:24 PM.


#13 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 10:43 AM

qix on a800.PNG

 

116,258...... Played on default setting



#14 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 10:47 AM

Sorry, Post # 13 is incorrect.  

Game was played on PAL 60 seconds. This is not allowed. 

I want to cancel this result.

Excuse me!



#15 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 11:13 AM

60,264

 

Bit buggy :-(



#16 Sikor OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 11:20 AM

Not big, but now i haven't time to play... But I like this game - so i try increase my poor result...

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#17 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 11:40 AM

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Qix (1982)(Atari)(US)[5200][k-file].atr

 

Trying this version first.

 

 

 

 



#18 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 11:49 AM

This seems more stable and closer to the TTRB's screen grab.

 

Qix (1982)(Atari)(US)[k-file].atr

 

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#19 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 11:55 AM

Mmmm.. went wobbly again.

 

More experimenting required.

 

I will claim the  score though :-)  99,560

 

Corrupted screen grab attached...

 

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#20 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 12:22 PM

Just installed Altirra 3 and all seems fine so far.

 

"Altirra 3.00: XL ATOS PAL / 320K Rambo"

 

Running Fandal Qix



#21 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 12:46 PM

New Player Alert ..... RT's Dad

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PS He is 78 and bought me my first Atari (400) when I was a kid :-)


Edited by RedThunder, Thu Feb 1, 2018 12:53 PM.


#22 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 1:30 PM

Ha thats great, i think we got my dad to play Pac-Man once back in the early 80s!

#23 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 3:22 PM

112092

#24 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 3:26 PM

Over 60K!

Qix - 64853 pts (score improved in later post)
 


Edited by carlsson, Fri Feb 2, 2018 6:25 PM.


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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 7:56 PM

95,768

 

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