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25 minutes ago, TRB_MetroidTeam said:

I believed that the next round was already running, until next Sunday. But I'm wrong... it will finish in the other Sunday, 1 week later, that's fine! 👍

 

Good luck ZilchSr. 

Thank you, and to you as well!

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On 2/24/2020 at 10:21 PM, Jason_Atari said:

I have noticed certain players haven't played to their best (looking back at previous season results and scores) to avoid being in the gold medal bracket. These tournaments are just about trying to get your highest score and having a bit of fun. I would rather play to my absolute best and finish runner up in the gold medal bracket (like i did last year to oldmanG) than to play half assed so i can be in the silver or bronze medal bracket and win.

Or maybe we all have jobs, kids, families, and other responsibilities and we simply don't have the time to maximize our efforts every single week for a fun video game hobby...now matter how much we would want to.  I didn't even post a score a couple times this year simply because I was too busy.  This is a reality for all of us...and HSC is an awesome distraction from real life to have a little fun and act like a kid again.

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I like paddle games....forces you to play on real hardware......time to bust out the heavy sixer, my gemini paddles, and the arthritis medication !!!!

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40,440 another pr for me....hoping to break 50k soon!!

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Zilch...how do you hookup your Atari to your HDTV?  I haven’t gotten that to work...even after feeding it through a vcr to make composite?

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14 minutes ago, gbag said:

Zilch...how do you hookup your Atari to your HDTV?  I haven’t gotten that to work...even after feeding it through a vcr to make composite?

Hey, gbag! I use an RF to coax adapter. They are dirt cheap ... you can get one for US$3. In fact, I believe they sell them right here on AtariAge in their store.

 

 

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1 minute ago, ZilchSr said:

Hey, gbag! I use an RF to coax adapter. They are dirt cheap ... you can get one for US$3. In fact, I believe they sell them right here on AtariAge in their store.

 

 

My vertical hold is all wonky when I just use the coax adapter...I guess it’s just my tv.  Do you have any special settings on for the Atari’s low signal.

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3 hours ago, gbag said:

My vertical hold is all wonky when I just use the coax adapter...I guess it’s just my tv.  Do you have any special settings on for the Atari’s low signal.

No special settings. The first release of the 2600 ("Heavy-Sixer") had exceptional RF shielding, so if you used one even today, the signal would be very clear. Even the light sixer had at least "good" shielding. The subsequent 4-switchers like the Vader Black were produced with profoundly crappy shielding, which is why it's hard to find one that doesn't produce occasionally if not frequently produce a bunch of snow on the TV. None of this would explain vertical scrolling, though. I have observed that trying to use a PAL cart on an NTSC will sometimes produce scrolling,  but that is the only scenario in which scrolling has been an issue for me personally. 

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115,880 on original hardware...finally completed one full cycle of cobras.  Almost totally blew it up with a second cycle like zilch’s 150 k score!!!

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Seaweed Assault - 4,500

It's like I'm playing against myself here or something 😕

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49 minutes ago, TRB_MetroidTeam said:

very busy week here.

I hope to play tomorrow

Meh ... take all the time you need. Makes no difference to me. I'll just keep doing this in the meantime.

Earth-shattering improvement.

Seaweed Assault: 4,502

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Betchya you can guess the score I'll be posting tomorrow. ;-)

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3 hours ago, TRB_MetroidTeam said:

 

This game is easier later than in the beginning.

Unfortunately it seems marathonable.

 

Well ... you're definitely not wrong.

Seaweed Assault - 28,992

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OldmanG... how’s it going??  You gonna crush my score or what?? 

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Today is the last day!

Just in case you are wondering it is 9am EST

So you have 15 hours!

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3 hours ago, gbag said:

OldmanG... how’s it going??  You gonna crush my score or what?? 

I think this scenario might currently also apply to OldManG. As far as I am aware, he's been rather busy lately ... kind of like TRB Metroid.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ZilchSr said:

I think this scenario might currently also apply to OldManG. As far as I am aware, he's been rather busy lately ... kind of like TRB Metroid.

 

 

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I figured... that’s the reality for all of us.  I feel bad if he doesn’t have a chance to play...he is a great player and It would have been more fun to go back and forth with top scores...especially since OldmanG is arguably a much better Atari player...not to mention paddle games like kaboom!!!  For me it’s all about the fun of real competition and not winning.  Hope he is just busy with regular life... no health issues or anything serious.

 

-gbag

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Hmmm ... can't seem to locate the screenshot from my run from yesterday afternoon. 😕 Oh well ... I suppose this will have to do for now.

Seaweed Assault - 38,992

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