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 Post subject: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:11 pm 
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I know the community here is a little low compared to what it was 6-8 years ago, however, it would be fun to have a little competition going for anyone left standing. I know I'm super late to the party, but with everything these days being "multiplayer" it would be kind of fun to do a tournament or just a casual challenge.

Most people who still play this game have probably adapted their own physics, or modified the xml file a little bit, so it should be a requirement that everyone uses the same table and same physics so its an even playing field. Maybe a screenshot of the table/xml file for confirmation, and then obviously your high scores screenshot.

Give a time limit for each round, and a deadline for when the scores have to be submitted.

Just thought it would be a fun idea, but I guess if there aren't enough active people it wouldn't get very far


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:03 pm 
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I do agree with that. It will be a good way to revive the site.
And I will certainly participate, too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:44 pm 
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With the tables that I added Save Game to, it is possible to play online with other players, where you alternate turns.

The nvRAM file for that table just has do be transferred between players after each turn as All the Table Progress lights and missions and Scores are saved in the nvR and nvS savers in fpRAM file

The only caveat is there is the occasional bug in my code on certain tables :oops:

If someone wants to try a game, bring it on !!

The tables I am speaking of are:
Indiana Jones
Jaws
CTFBL
Cadash
Batman Joker
Batman Dark knight
Shootanza 2.0
Genesis Plus

And unrealeased
Whoah Nellie Bootleg
Astroid Annie Plus


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:00 pm 
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I suppose you not talking about real time play. It seems like it would work for a player to play a table. Press pause when the ball drains and then use "Stable Save". Then send the fpRam file to the next player and restore the game using "Stable Save". It does seem like it would work if everyone understands how to do it.

George


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:20 pm 
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I believe I set all the tables to save automatically at the end of a turn...under the Temporary Save slot
So you would load the table each time by loading the Temporary Save Slot so all that is required is sending the fpRAM file immediately after you lose your turn.

So it could be Real Time... if you coded a real time link and the coded the fpRAM file to be transferred after each turn into the fpRAM of the other computer....but I am not sure if the fpRAM can be updated in real time without crashing...

Or you are right if the player saves using the Stable Save then he can continue "practicing" until his opponent has sent back the fpRAM file after his turn....

It does work.. I have tried it in the past by copying fpRAM files between computers
You of course need to playing the same version of the table and it must be named exactly the same , as fpRAM goes by table name...


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:49 pm 
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We can do a real time test if you like.

George


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:51 pm 
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Ok, which table....how about your most recent version of Jaws ?
You go first and tell me exactly which version of the table and then send me the fpRAM file...


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:52 pm 
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It doesn't make too much difference. I haven't played Shootanza in a while.

George


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:54 pm 
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Lets go jaws as it has dynamic flippers


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 Post subject: Re: Bring Back Challenges
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:54 pm 
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OK


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