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HSC9 Round 21: The Great American Cross Country Road Race

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For the final round of season 9 we have

THE GREAT AMERICAN CROSS COUNTRY ROAD RACE

 

We'll play Los Angeles to New York as the main game and the U.S. Tour as a bonus as it takes so long to play (I think you have to go to all the cities?) The key to a good time is to be steady and go fast when the conditions are good and the road is clear.

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Controls: Hold fire to accelerate, pull back to break. Change gears by releasing the accelerator and then tap Up/Down. To get gas pull over when you see the pump, don't go too fast or you'll miss it! If you blow the tank or run out of fuel you will need to push to pump by tapping fire!

 

Load/Save: Play the disk version which saves your best times - If you use one of the emulators set the disk as Read/Write. If, like me, you have a disk with previous times saved load in an 'opposing field from disk' by pressing Select (F3). Looking foward to seeing your driving names; hope I'm not overtaken by "Gremlin Greg" ;)

 

Main Game: L.A. to New York - take the default options you may set the starting time of day using Option (F4). Standard HSC Scoring (12pts 1st etc)

Bonus: U.S. Tour - you may set the starting time of day using Option (F4). Press Start (F3) when prompted then use joystick to choose your route on the map; press fire to race. Scoring based on the default table (below) 10th=3pts, up to 2nd=11pts, 1st 12pts :grin:

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Download:

atarionline.pl v1 ATR looks good and has default scores, atarimania has ATR's of activision's US ver & UK ver. Rating 8.1

 

Round finishes: Weds 16th Fri 18th Jan 10am GMT

 

Ger READY to Push to Pump!

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Excellent, great game!

 

Let's start with my first go, time of 023:27 by the Sunday driver, Dieselhead Dom!

Like it :thumbsup:

 

My first try: 24:01 :)

C'mon Caco lets see your driving name ;)

 

Does U.S. Tour always start at Seattle ?

I think so. Use joystick to select the destination - diagonal D/R for Salt lake folks ;)

 

Scalak are you happy with the scoring for this round?

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Yeah !

 

One of my favourite childhood games.

 

Los Angeles -> New York - 17:49

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Edited by DieMON

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20:02

 

So far the best time I was able to manage today. Arriving to New York at night is a must.

 

Sorry for a newbie question. It says I am not allowed to use image extension in this forum, so I can not post screen with my standings. Any help?

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Welcome jk40001 :thumbsup: and Nuy from the last round :thumbsup:

Hopefully we'll have a few new (and old) players for Season 10 of the HSC; I'll start the advertising soon :)

 

L.A. to NYC

forgot what to do at the start and sat there crunching gears like an idiot CHECK

forgot what speed to slow down to to avoid being pulled over by the cops CHECK

ran out of fuel CHECK

out-ran the cops at top speed CHECK

didn't get lost CHECK

 

So I used to be 'Jet Along Jason' but saw BIG KNOB BOB on one of my scoreboards so I commandeered it :D

21:48 128MPH

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justin case = Gremlin Greg TACI??? there are quite a few variants kicking around on my disk. Anyone else got any from way back when? Noticed there was a Steering Test on one of the roads - not sure what that does but hopefully will try it when I do the US Tour :)

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I had a go at the US tour and couldn't finish the race. I kept racing the same part over and over, Portland to New York.

 

I finally ran out of time. I guess i have to race all the way back to where i started the race?

 

It took awhile to figure out how to select the US tour also. :(

 

And the gas station is even more difficult to see at night. :(

Edited by roadrunner

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I had a go at the US tour and couldn't finish the race. I kept racing the same part over and over, Portland to New York.

 

I finally ran out of time. I guess i have to race all the way back to where i started the race?

 

It took awhile to figure out how to select the US tour also. :(

 

And the gas station is even more difficult to see at night. :(

 

You should finish all the cities across USA. Visited cities have blinked on the map.

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And the gas station is even more difficult to see at night. :(

For Gas slow down 60mph~ as soon as you see the message and get over to the edge of the road. If you're out of position use diagonal back and tap fire to edge across the screen stick a couple of wheels on the grass too ;)

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Looks like some of you are setting the time of day on LA-NYC so we will allow this - press Option/F4 to choose a start time ;)

 

Early Racers:

L.A. to N.Y.C

1st DieMON 17:49 157 mph 12pts

2nd Fast Caco 20:02 139 mph 11pts

2nd jk40001 20:02 139mph 11pts

4th The Wheel Bounty Bob 20:44 135mph 9pts

5th Fulcrum Fallout 22:30 124mph 8pts

6th Dieselhead Dom (in his beamer320i) 23:07 119mph 7pts

7th Champions_2002 24:03 116mph 6pts

8th roadrunner 24:29 114mph 5pts

 

U.S. Tour (1pt for playing plus 2-12 bonus points based on your position in the default table)

roadrunner 1pt

:)

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US Tour

 

I made it to the end :) 10th place

 

That was one long race. The part with the potholes was tough!

I just made it to the end before the time ran out on that segment.

The part with the water puddles wasn't as hard as i first thought it would be.

And the part with the road blocks near the end was a bit tricky, just weave back and forth.

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US Tour

 

I made it to the end :) 10th place

 

That was one long race. The part with the potholes was tough!

I just made it to the end before the time ran out on that segment.

The part with the water puddles wasn't as hard as i first thought it would be.

And the part with the road blocks near the end was a bit tricky, just weave back and forth.

Well done tht will bag you 3pts :thumbsup: Looks like you found a longer route! I found a shorter one (10942 miles) but it was not good Steering Tests, Condemned roads...

87:37 :)

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Im not sure what the segment times mean - perhaps to get 1st place?

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US tour finished at last :) On previous race i missed gas station and the fuel run out... damn you rear gear :)

 

71:37

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Edited by DieMON

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Latest Tables:

L.A. to N.Y.C

1st DieMON 17:49 157 mph 12pts

2nd jk40001 19:12 145mph 11pts

3rd Fast Caco 20:02 139 mph 10pts

4th The Wheel Bounty Bob 20:44 135mph 9pts

5th Fulcrum Fallout 22:30 124mph 8pts

6th Dieselhead Dom (in his beamer320i) 23:07 119mph 7pts

7th Champions_2002 24:03 116mph 6pts

8th roadrunner 24:29 114mph 5pts

 

U.S. Tour Bonus [Position Player Time Miles Points]

1st DieMON 71:37 10,878 12pts

2nd Beat High Revvin Renee for 12pts 76:00 11021

3rd Beat Leadfoot Laurette for 11 pts 78:43 11021

4th Beat Jersey Jessica for 10pts 81:38 11021

5th Beat Move Over Mary for 9pts 84:47 11021

6th The Wheel Bounty Bob 87:37 10,942 8pts

7th Beat Daring Dan for 8pts 88:10 11021

8th Beat Jump Start John for 7pts 91:50 11021

9th Beat 'Jet Engine Jim for 6pts 95:50 11021

10th Beat Careful Caroline for 5pts 100:11 11021

11th Beat Keep Ahead Kevin for 4pts 104:58 11021

12th roadrunner 107:53 11,160 3pts

13th Beat Quick Start K.C. for 3pts 110:13 11021

Finish the course for 1pt

:)

remember you can set the time of day by pressing Option/F4 to choose a start time for either race ;)

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