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#26 MrTrust OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 5:07 PM

Oh, come ON! I was waiting two days to get validated, and the second I'm weapons free, someone's already broken 2,000. Oh well.

Edit: Also, the game's actually pretty decent, and definitely comparable to Getaway, but the random maze does make a big difference in how much you can score. If you get a game where the important buildings are on dead ends, it's easy to get cornered by the thieves and you'll end up with less money.

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#27 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 8:17 AM

Welcome Mr Trust



#28 Fingolfin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 11:37 AM

Welcome Mr. Trust!



#29 Fingolfin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 11:48 AM

Yes, it would seem the .xex versions won't/can't allow customization of gameplay parameters.

I tried to make a longer game earlier in the week, but I didn't get it to make a difference so either I didn't do it right, the instructions are wrong or the dumped file does not support it.

 

Grabbed the attached .atr from atarimania and checked it in emulation; just started it up to see if it works and it allows for time and date to be adjusted as well as speed.

 

Using/keeping existing high scores from .xex file(s) C'est La Vie play seems like the easiest and most uniform way for HSC Season 15 Round 9 to proceed; that is, I am not sure if we want/need to throw a curve into the mix by adding customization of gameplay date, time and speed to the current round but I thought some might like to try using carlsson's detailed game instructions fully with C'est La Vie.  :thumbsup: 

 

I need to get cracking and go try to rack up some big green myself but $2000+ :-o

...I am still trying to crack $250+  :-D 

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#30 Fingolfin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 11:53 AM

Very glad carlsson survived the night and the encounter with the spider/beetle did not result in our HSC comrade's demise!

 

Hooray for the coming of the dawn and the light of day!

(unless you're looking to go play A8 games, then you're better off finding some shade!) 


Edited by Fingolfin, Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 AM.


#31 Fingolfin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 12:33 PM

If I can only manage to stay away from those hard, sharp walls and out of the hospital :lol:  ...finally broke $250 though!  :thumbsup:

 

Would like to find more time to a) practice and play more C'est La Vie .xex and b) tinker some with the settings in the .atr version just to see what all can be done with adjusting dates/times/speeds.

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#32 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:01 PM

6538

#33 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:51 PM

6538

Was that score or net worth ? ;)

 

1,525

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my drastic improvement was by using the radar! Now I can see why the walking into walls feature comes in!

 

Thanks Fingolfin - I figured the ATR might have the selections working - we can make that a bonus challenge if someone suggests a play period (not too long).

 

and Welcome again to Mr Trust, we need some new players, I'll try and round some escapees up for the next round which will be a chance for new players to play any missed rounds and others to improve scores etc. If you want to add 10 games to the games list thread they will feature in future pollls :thumbsup:



#34 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 4:33 PM

Since the final score is net worth divided by play time, I think one needs to make a killing on Wall Street for the score to make a huge difference in a longer game, but I won't know for sure until I've tried.



#35 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 9:05 AM

We're scoring on net worth right? ☺

#36 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 10:30 AM

We're scoring on net worth right? ☺

Sorry my mistake it's score - I thought you were a bit too high  :-o

I've removed the table for now!

 

Improved to 1,645 (net worth 9,871) I was on (at least ) the 3rd set of money!

 

OK Round 10 Poll soon...



#37 devwebcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 11:17 AM

it's more fun that I remember, anyway it is hard to avoid the goons.

 

 

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#38 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 11:21 AM

it's more fun that I remember, anyway it is hard to avoid the goons.

 

 

I've been avoiding the loan shark! If you play it for about 10 mins the game will finish and you'll see the "Final Statement" showing the score :)

 

The Round 10 Mega Poll is now OPEN :waving:



#39 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 12:35 PM

If McKong played on standard 6 months, it is just a matter of dividing his net worth by 6 to get the final score, i.e. net worth $6538 / 6 months = score $1089.


Edited by carlsson, Sat May 19, 2018 12:37 PM.


#40 devwebcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 3:29 PM

Is there a message about "dough" ?

#41 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:39 AM

My score was score not net worth

11038

#42 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:54 AM

My score was score not net worth

11038

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

r u using the loan shark McKong?

 

I figure buy shares low, sell high, get the money to the bank, take it out of the bank when low again and repeat this process :ponder:



#43 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 3:02 AM

first tables

C'est La Vie

Default settings - Score shown on final statement at the end of your go

 1st  McKong            11,038 12pts
  2nd   therealbountybob           1,645  11pts
  3rd   Fingolfin                  1,309  10pts
  4th   Mr Trust                   1,161  9pts
  5th   RedThunder                   960  8pts
  6th   Deteacher                    553  7pts
  7th   jblenkle                     343  6pts
  8th   carlsson                     328  5pts

 

The Round 10 Mega Poll is now OPEN :waving:



#44 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 4:55 AM

Yes, use the loan shark to buy shares, but watch out cos after a while he sends out his heavy to remind you that you owe him and the outstanding amount goes up!

Edited by McKong, Yesterday, 10:34 AM.


#45 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 6:56 AM

Ok, I tried the loan shark method. It depends a lot on:

 

1) initial stock price

2) maze structure so you have a straight and quick way between the loan shark and Wall Street

3) no muggers or tax men in your way

4) that the stock price actually takes off within 3 months

5) that you get to sell your stocks and pay back the loan before the goons are out

 

I managed to succeed the process once, but a subsequent attempt failed badly, as the goons wanted to see me dead before I got to Wall Street to cash in and eventually pay back.

 

Final score: $793

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#46 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 10:29 AM

Ouch that loan stacked up!

#47 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 10:41 AM

11755 that's it from me as I'm away next week. This is a good game, if I had more time I would try a longer game

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#48 graywest OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 8:38 PM

I'm back! I missed the last round due to moving, but now all my Atari stuff is unpacked and ready for action again.

 

I'm enjoying this game so far. I'm not great at it, but it's fun.

 

Score: $571

 

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#49 MrTrust OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 3:32 AM

Steady improvement, but I did not get any games with a wild enough market to make any big trades, and I was getting totally hosed on the maze layouts this morning.

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#50 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 2:18 PM

We'll run the round and poll until Sunday morning (10am UK time). So McKong has set an impressive target for us to aim for :thumbsup:

 


lates tables

C'est La Vie

Default settings - Score shown on final statement at the end of your go

 1st  McKong           11,755  12pts


  2nd   Mr Trust                   2,291  11pts
  3rd   therealbountybob           1,645  10pts
  4th   Fingolfin                  1,309  9pts
  5th   RedThunder                   960  8pts
  6th   carlsson                     793  7pts
  7th   graywest                     571  6pts
  8th   Deteacher                    553  5pts
  9th   jblenkle                     343  4pts

 

The Round 10 Mega Poll is now OPEN :waving:






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