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#51 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:33 PM

Yes!!!

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#52 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:54 PM

Does the cart give you more time? I am playing the Bin and I start with 130 seconds.

 

Set the "Right" difficulty switch to B for extra time (150 seconds).



#53 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:55 PM

Yes!!!

 

Sweet!  hizzy has entered the Brotherhood. :thumbsup:



#54 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:10 AM

 

Sweet!  hizzy has entered the Brotherhood. :thumbsup:

 

 

Thanks!! I'm going to spend the weekend shooting for 30! I bet Oyama family could get 70 in Astronomer :)


Edited by hizzy, Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 AM.


#55 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:21 AM

Been hitting 20 all morning. This is a tough nut to crack!



#56 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:43 PM

Whew. This was a long game.

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#57 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:16 PM

Whew. This was a long game.

 

:-o Holy Crap! :-o   Now that's a high score.  Congratulations!!!



#58 Gray Defender OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:00 PM

Whew. This was a long game.

 

You have touched the stars my friend... Amazing!!!



#59 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:07 AM

 

:-o Holy Crap! :-o   Now that's a high score.  Congratulations!!!

 

 

 

You have touched the stars my friend... Amazing!!!

 

 

Thanks, guys! As another poster said, I kind of zoned out while playing. I thought I did okay, but I expected something more like 25. Astronomer makes me space out more than any other I'm playing. I can play it for an hour and not be aware of the time. Thanks to Coolcrab for programming this gem of a game!!


Edited by hizzy, Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:12 AM.


#60 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:17 PM

Curious to ask: what part of Astronomer is the hardest for you? I hate when the star respawns on the bottom of the screen. :)



#61 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:06 PM

Curious to ask: what part of Astronomer is the hardest for you? I hate when the star respawns on the bottom of the screen. :)

 

Waiting for my game to arrive in the mail lol.

 

I ordered awhile ago, recently received my invoice and paid so it should be here soon *fingers crossed*



#62 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:20 AM

Whew. This was a long game.

 

Congrats! You are the new world champion in Astronomer! 

http://pietrow.net/atari/astronomer/

 

You must have been very lucky to not get any wasteful stars / clouds. Technically there is no limit to the score, but the more of the 'unobservable' stars you get the closer to death you are. I'm happy that I randomized this to be fair, as it really allows for ridiculous high scores. 



#63 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 AM

 

Congrats! You are the new world champion in Astronomer! 

http://pietrow.net/atari/astronomer/

 

You must have been very lucky to not get any wasteful stars / clouds. Technically there is no limit to the score, but the more of the 'unobservable' stars you get the closer to death you are. I'm happy that I randomized this to be fair, as it really allows for ridiculous high scores. 

 

Thanks!! :) I "lost" a couple other high scores because I restarted the game right after I died. I don't think I did better than 46. I find that clouds don't screw me up as much as stars that appear on the bottom of the screen. That short arc is tough to track well. I try to clear "easy" screens as quickly as I can. This way, I still have lots of time for when I get stuck with an un-observable star :)


Edited by hizzy, Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:28 AM.


#64 devwebcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:43 AM

Incredible high score, congrats !

Still at 13.

#65 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 3:36 AM

So a guy just submitted this insane score to Packrat. I don't have his name (yet) but wow. 

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#66 Gray Defender OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 7:53 AM

Incredible!  Make me think triple digits are within reach...



#67 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 8:49 AM

Wow!!! Gives me something to work on!



#68 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 1:27 PM

Congratulations!!! I have to admit that I thought 50 would be quite the achievement, but maybe Gray Defender is right.

At this point I may need to set aside a whole day, just to try to catch up with you guys.

#69 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 8:54 AM

Anyone hear from Packrat? I'd love a cart, box & patch!



#70 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 11:53 AM

Anyone hear from Packrat? I'd love a cart, box & patch!

 

Sounds like the CIB's are no longer available.  Patches should be available, as it appears that there may only be five of us that have won one, based on this thread.  

 

You can purchase your cart/manual from here  and you can send a picture of your high score to this email (customer_service@packratvg.com) for a patch. :)



#71 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:16 PM

I ordered a cib version 3 weeks ago, but had no reply as of yet.



#72 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 1:38 PM

 

Sounds like the CIB's are no longer available.  Patches should be available, as it appears that there may only be five of us that have won one, based on this thread.  

 

You can purchase your cart/manual from here  and you can send a picture of your high score to this email (customer_service@packratvg.com) for a patch. :)

 

I emailed them a couple weeks back and haven't heard anything, but I understand they are busy with some stuff. I hope all is well.



#73 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 6:09 PM

I ordered sometime in January, received an invoice (and paid it) on Feb 19th and am waiting for my game to arrive. No worries. I know sometimes it takes them awhile to fill orders.



#74 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:47 PM

I received my Astronomer cart (CIB #20) yesterday. I played some last night and today. It's addicting and tougher than I expected. My high score is 17 so far.

 

You have to make sure you're not wasting any time when the star is observable. I don't know how many times I only needed another data point or two but lost data due to the clouds :mad:

I also agree that the low flat trajectories are often the most difficult. I absolutely hate not unobservable stars!



#75 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:15 PM

I received my Astronomer cart (CIB #20) yesterday. I played some last night and today. It's addicting and tougher than I expected. My high score is 17 so far.

 

You have to make sure you're not wasting any time when the star is observable. I don't know how many times I only needed another data point or two but lost data due to the clouds :mad:

I also agree that the low flat trajectories are often the most difficult. I absolutely hate not unobservable stars!

 

Sweet!  You are getting close (17) to joining the brotherhood! :)






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