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What are your personal gaming goals of the year?... or lifetime?

Jan 25 at 1:14:24 PM
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Originally posted by: arch_8ngel
 
Originally posted by: mbd39
 
Originally posted by: arch_8ngel
 
Originally posted by: mbd39

2.) 180k in Marble Madness.
 

Did our resident experts ever figure out the exact mechanics of the wand?
 


I don't think so. It looked like Bea was making some progress with analyzing the code, but it's still a mystery.

I just want to figure out how to not choke at the ultimate race when I have the opportunity for 180k.
Fair enough, but even not choking doesn't guarantee the 180k+ possibility, does it?  I thought to break into that level required at least SOME help from the wands, as well.

 

Yes, wands are required for 180k. At the bare minimum I need the second stage wand and breaking the black marble to get 180k. I've gotten 179,700 under those conditions which is close. The best opportunities are when you get the second stage wand and then another wand or two right where you need them, but that many wands is rare when you're playing well (hence the psychological factor which results in choking).

I like that wands are so luck based. The pressure adds to the challenge of getting a high score.



 

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Edited: 01/25/2019 at 01:15 PM by mbd39

Jan 25 at 3:22:42 PM
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Originally posted by: mbd39
 
Originally posted by: arch_8ngel
 
Originally posted by: mbd39

2.) 180k in Marble Madness.
 

Did our resident experts ever figure out the exact mechanics of the wand?
 


I don't think so. It looked like Bea was making some progress with analyzing the code, but it's still a mystery.

I just want to figure out how to not choke at the ultimate race when I have the opportunity for 180k.
Actually, in terms of code, we know exactly what causes the wands to spawn:
http://nintendoage.com/forum/mess...
Originally posted by: Bea_Iank

Using new found tools on FCEUX... it boils down to $04 being equal 82 after a set of calculations.

f5156 c153519558 A:03 X:00 Y:FF S:FF P:nvUBdIzc $9B71:20 22 FC JSR $FC22
f5156 c153519564 A:03 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC22:A5 04 LDA $0004 = #$A7
f5156 c153519567 A:A7 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:NvUBdIzc $FC24:29 48 AND #$48
f5156 c153519569 A:00 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIZc $FC26:69 38 ADC #$38
f5156 c153519571 A:38 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC28:0A ASL
f5156 c153519573 A:70 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC29:0A ASL
f5156 c153519575 A:E0 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:NvUBdIzc $FC2A:26 06 ROL $0006 = #$25
f5156 c153519580 A:E0 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC2C:26 05 ROL $0005 = #$A4
f5156 c153519585 A:E0 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzC $FC2E:26 04 ROL $0004 = #$A7
f5156 c153519590 A:E0 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzC $FC30:E6 04 INC $0004 = #$4F
f5156 c153519595 A:E0 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzC $FC32:A5 04 LDA $0004 = #$50
f5156 c153519598 A:50 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzC $FC34:65 0B ADC $000B = #$06
f5156 c153519601 A:57 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC36:65 0C ADC $000C = #$00
f5156 c153519604 A:57 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC38:65 07 ADC $0007 = #$FF
f5156 c153519607 A:56 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzC $FC3A:65 08 ADC $0008 = #$00
f5156 c153519610 A:57 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC3C:65 09 ADC $0009 = #$00
f5156 c153519613 A:57 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC3E:65 0A ADC $000A = #$ED
f5156 c153519616 A:44 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzC $FC40:69 0D ADC #$0D
f5156 c153519618 A:52 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC42:85 04 STA $0004 = #$50
f5156 c153519621 A:52 X:00 Y:FF S:FD P:nvUBdIzc $FC44:60 RTS (from $FC22) ---------------------------
f5156 c153519627 A:52 X:00 Y:FF S:FF P:nvUBdIzc $9B74:C9 52 CMP #$52

Now to figure out what affects $04 so we can have it happen on a more controlled fashion.
And gods, that wand spawning generates a TON of code to wade through. >.>


Originally posted by: Bea_Iank

Values are valid for the 90 angles input:

UP: 08
DOWN: 04
LEFT: 02
RIGHT: 01
B: 128
A: 64

For pressing a combination of keys, sum their value up.
Those values will be held on $000B for as long as you hold the keys. They will be stored in $000C for the tick you pressed them. And it stores the key it identified being pressed first on $000C, zeroes it the next frame and it won't be set again till you let go all the keys since the input chain started.
But I couldn't be bothered to come up with a set of inputs that would cause $04 to be 0x82 and cause a wand to spawn.
 

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Jan 27 at 2:55:21 AM
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I have some goals that I really want to get to as soon as possible:
Get 200% in Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on Wii U
Beat Shatterhand
Beat Chip 'n Dale 2 in under 25 minutes
Beat Another Code R: Journey into Lost Memories
Beat Blue Shadow
It isn't much but I'll have to devote some serieus time to these games to beat all of these goals.


Edited: 01/27/2019 at 02:55 AM by Last1Up

Jan 27 at 2:24:51 PM
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Right now my updated goals are:

*Finish off 150cc Super Mario Kart
*Beat at least 50 percent of Mega Man 2 (yeah was just recently introduced to the series late last year so I'm a newbie playing MM! Currently have 3 bosses beat)
*Beat Killer Instinct on the next higher difficulty (4) - it's gonna take me a while because I'm no expert...
*Beat NES Shadowgate

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Third level of Rush 'n' Attack

Feb 02 at 9:32:49 PM
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Originally posted by: FireCat725


*Beat at least 50 percent of Mega Man 2 (yeah was just recently introduced to the series late last year so I'm a newbie playing MM! Currently have 3 bosses beat

You are in for a treat. The particular methodology of that game is one of my favorites.

Shadowgate also has a special place in my heart.

I've finished the former dozens if not a hundred times, and the latter never.

Feb 03 at 4:29:38 AM
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same as every year: play more, collect less. try to beat some of my games i've had sitting around forever. last year is the first year i feel like i actually made some headway. hoping to keep the momentum alive!

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Feb 03 at 9:41:06 AM
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My biggest gaming goals for 2019...

#1. Do a sub-5 minute Super Mario Bros. run
#2. Get every trophy for Kingdom Hearts "The Story So Far" collection on PS4, then do the same for Kingdom Hearts 3
#3. Play Red Dead Redemption 2, Uncharted Series
#4. Get to Diamond rank in Overwatch for PC
#5. Build an emulation box with every available game from the PS2/Gamecube/Xbox era and below installed into it...maybe even throw Wii in there since it can be emulated.
#6. Find the time to finally open my Xbox One X...

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Feb 03 at 1:24:24 PM
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Collect less, play more, program most!

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Workin' on beating some of the games I've collected up, and continuing to compete in the SNES Contest here on NA.  

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Feb 03 at 4:33:47 PM
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The only goals I have for this year is to repair the millipede arcade cabinet I got last week and finish building my custom nintendo arcade cabinet. The millipede needs the power supply and monitor to be rebuilt. The control panel needs work as well and the trackball needs to be rebuilt. I also need to repair the game board. I got my work cut out for that. The Nintendo cab just needs some touch up and wiring so that will be easy. From there it's just getting some good scores in those games!

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Feb 04 at 2:48:46 PM
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My goal is to continue one of my goals from last year, which was to catch up with the Pokemon series before Gen 8 games out. Got Gen 1-4 done last year and already did White in January. I'm in a good position to accomplish this goal without blasting through all of them and burning myself out too! Also want to work on more of my Switch games since I am getting quite the backlog already XD

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Feb 04 at 2:59:57 PM
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finding the one(s) that i am interested in and being content on the rest of the collection .... while having beer time and enjoy playing the cart(s)

Feb 04 at 3:13:04 PM
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Beat another shooter or two before year's end.

Feb 04 at 10:40:32 PM
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I fairly recently in the last little over a year have gotten into 2 more obscure systems, so I'm just digging around for fun to see what shakes out (PC Engine, Virtual Boy.) Sure they're on some peoples radar but not really up the list like some of the usual go to stuff people flock to which is nice.

Beyond that, my gaming goal is to play more than I did last, and try to focus more on doing so than being kind of passive about it. Apathy kills gaming hours.

Feb 05 at 12:21:14 PM
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Originally posted by: gunpei
 
Originally posted by: FireCat725


*Beat at least 50 percent of Mega Man 2 (yeah was just recently introduced to the series late last year so I'm a newbie playing MM! Currently have 3 bosses beat

You are in for a treat. The particular methodology of that game is one of my favorites.

Shadowgate also has a special place in my heart.

I've finished the former dozens if not a hundred times, and the latter never.

Cool! At the moment I took a break from Mario Kart and just am enjoying the SNES Classic I recently bought on a whim. My curent favorite guy friend helped me soft mod the system so it's been fun playing both familiar and brand new to me games!
 

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Feb 09 at 3:27:23 PM
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Ultimate goal: play through my entire library of 500+ SNES games and write as many reviews of them as I can. In addition, releasing a top list has always been my goal from day one since I got back into all things SNES over 13 years ago now (January 2006). I look forward to that day I can finally share my ranking list.

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Feb 09 at 5:42:45 PM
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Drink all the beers. Play some games. Probably.

Feb 09 at 11:36:53 PM
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I started good with intentions of completing some backlog on the snes, beating ys iii and earthbound. Then I popped in rdr2, and it's game over now for any other game completion. I'm gonna be here for a while.

Feb 11 at 1:18:02 PM
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I'd like to beat The Ninja Warriors arcade and DD3 with 1 credit

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I would like to finish Super Metroid, Monster Party, Bionic Commando, and Milon's Secret Castle this year

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