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WCC 2 is over, and Phil Lamat is the champion. Full details are here.
Ok, now it's time to vote for the games you want in T6. You can vote for any three games you want from AlphaMAME 0.62 (that's 3,599 total games) that haven't been in any previous MARP competition. Go here to cast your votes.
Lagavulin, the tournament coordinator, has posted a couple of important polls at the Tournament Forum. Make sure you check them out and vote.
I just made a long-awaited change to the site to allow 64 bit scores. The scores used to be stored in a signed 32 bit column, giving a maximum allowed score of around 2 billion. The maximum should not be a lot higher. It is quite possible that I've missed some changes that I should have made. Please let me know if you find any.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Election 2002 results:
Regulation Coordinator: Pat Laffaye (12 votes)
Tournament Coordinator: Lagavulin (12 votes)
Knockout Coordinators: Phil Lamat (10 votes), Donut (8 votes), Kale (8 votes).
All editors received at least 50% confidence, and will stay on as is.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
Round 2 of WCC 2 is over. Results can be found here. The game for round 3 is Super Sprint [ssprint].
It's election time!
These are the candidates:
Regulation: Pat Laffaye. That's all.
Just give a yes or no for this position.
Again, just give a yes or no for this position.
Knockout: Donut, Lagavulin, Phil Lamat, Storm, Kale.
Vote for three of these.
Also, all editors are under a confidence vote, so give a yes or no for each of them: BeeJay, Ben Jos Wallbeehm, BBH, Frankie, Skito, Pat Laffaye, Barry Rodewald.
Read the rules before you vote. The vote is private, so votes must be e-mailed to me. Or you can message me privately on #marp.
Round 1 of WCC 2 is over. Results can be found here. The game for round 2 is Phozon [phozon].
WCC 2 has begun, and the first round game is Armed Formation [armedf].
Nominations for the 2002 MARP elections are now being taken. Nominations are needed for regulation, tournament and three knockout coordinators. Submit your nominations by replying to this thread, by private message, by e-mail, or through IRC.
The folks at Snipercade are looking for the following people to head over there to see what certificates need to be sent:
Brian Johnstone, Jim Lang, Alvaro Marques, Andrew Bornstein, Ben Jos Walbeehm, Kenneth Thomas, Leslaw Skrzypek, Ryan Gavigan, Jonathan Ewing, John Drake, Anders Svensson, Mike Daniels, David Yancey, Gary Lee.
The Internet's largest online classic gaming competition site is about to pull off one of the greatest tournaments ever! Snipercade is about to start the 5th Annual MAME Tournament, where the winner will get a free Hanaho Hotrod! Of course, to have the best chance at winning is voting for what games will be in, so you have until December 31, 2002, so hurry your votes in! Three months can move by fast when you have the best emulation peripheral at stake!
Thanks to J.D. for the news.
Another vote here, this time on baseball scoring. This is the third poll on the subject, and really needs a clear result.
Also, episode 2 of MARP Starcade will take place on IRC. The rules are here, and you can join in on #marp on Lazynet (irc.lazynet.org or irc.marpirc.net). It will take place at Sunday 0200GMT / Saturday 10pm eastern.
Cast your vote for the next WCC coordinator right here.
Oh, and some more Tips and stuff have been added to the weird stuff page over the last couple of days.
WCC has ended and LeClaqueurFou is the overall winner. Congratulations to LCF on a fine win.
Here's a quick reminder to check out this post, and vote on the scoring system you want for baseball games.
Donut has submitted another Paperboy glitch for the Tips page.
Pika163 has submitted an easter egg for Out Run.
WCC Round 9 has ended, and LeClaqueurFou won it on Power Spikes II, and now has an unbeatable lead in the championship. The round 10 game is World Heroes Pefect
More weird stuff added. This time the Paperboy lawnmower trick, courtesy of Alex Weir.
The Tips, Tricks, and Easter Eggs page has seen another update, with Phil Lamat adding the GNG infinite time trick.
The Tips, Tricks, and Easter Eggs page has been updated with two new recordings, one for Alpine Ski, and the other for Street Fighter II.
UPDATE: Three more recordings added, courtesy of Joey.
WCC Round 7 has ended, and Joey wins with a score of 309,270 on Zero Wing. The next round is Pop 'n Bounce.
The Deca2002 results are in, and this year's winner is Anders Svensson. Again. Congrats on the fine win. For more info, go here.
WCC Round 6 has ended and LeClaqueurFou wins it with a score on Lot Lot of 191,080. Round 7's game will be another shooter, Zero Wing. Anyone who says "that phrase" will get anally raped by BBH. ;)
We have a new editor entering our ranks. Let's all welcome Frankie to the position, replacing Gameboy9 who retired a while back.
WCC Round 5 has ended and Kale wins this round, scoring 924,890 on Liquid Kids. The game for Round 6 will be Lot Lot [lotlot].
WCC Round 4 has now ended, and looks like TJT has won this round.
For those of you are wondering just what WCC is, it's the "Week Challenge Championship", and is being run by Phil Lamat. It's a ten round competition with each round lasting 7 days. For more info (or if you've forgotten it, again). here's the link to WCC.
The following rule changes are now in effect:
4-D Warriors [4dwarrio] - no leeching allowed until the 3rd round.
Championship V'Ball [vball, vball2pj] - Continues are now allowed, assuming you don't lose of course. Scoring will be like the soccer games.
Super Mario Brothers 2 [pc_smb2] - Scoring is 1000 points per stages completed plus 1 point per second left on the PC10 clock.
Well, I guess I won the vote, huh? So, in case you don't know, I'm Barry Rodewald, and I'm your new Assistant Web Maintainer. For those that care for results, the vote ended up at 4-2. But, now it's time for business.
Click here for an important announcement. I'll keep it at that.
On this day, MARP clicked it's 400,000th visitor according that NedStat banner link. Oh yeah... I also updated the MARP Totals Report April 3rd - we're closing in on 25 billion raw points scored.
A whole gang of MARP players formed the What if MARP were the Simpsons? I'm Kent Brockman signing off for now.
Tecmo Bowl will now be played as play until you lose a game - 100 points for winning each game + points for - points against you. Using 4 seconds / unit & 3900 seconds is pivotal here. This was approved as a 5-0 vote on the message board.
The 2nd Lemmings vote is more than expired. 99 credits will be the limit, at 5 minutes / credit (10 minutes in Lemmings time, use F2 to get into service mode to take care of this, the recording will be fine.) We will score it at 1 point / lemming saved and 100 points for each credit left if you finish. If the game says you failed a stage, the game is over right there. REMEMBER, START AT STAGE 1 AND ONLY STAGE 1. Let the competition open once again!
The Lemmings vote is more than expired. 6-2 on the use more than one credit rule. 2/3 was achieved, and so more than one credit is allowed. The 1/lemming saved, -10/continue, when negative game over bit scored 4-4, this motion fails. MARP score: (100 * starting level) + (25 - killed lemmings + saved lemmings) and variations was scored 2-6, and this motion fails. 1/lemming, 10/stage, -5/continue scoring system was scored 4-4 and this motion fails. Well, except the one credit bit, we have a. no scoring system except 1/lemming saved, and b. no way to determine game over. We will debate on the new MARP forum
We will begin the use of the new message board. The link on the banner page will be changed on the 12th of March. You MUST register to participate on most boards!
Barry Rodewald's provided playback/recording xmame scripts for the X11 MAME build. He claims that it should be easily modified for other builds. (xgl, SDL, svgalib...) Take a gander if you're a linux geek. :)
Tommi Tiihonen has helped reset Zektor's high scores due to slow Sega emulation in the early recording days of MAME. So the top score in Zektor is now 158,800 - not 380,100.
Take a look at the new Seven-Day battle system that Matt Denham is proposing. 8 teams or March 17, whichever is later will be the starting date.
There have been several NVRAM violations as of recent. It was agreed in a public meeting several months ago that use of an NVRAM is illegal except in extraordinary circumstances. The violations may be because the rules page hasn't been updated with such a change. I have fixed that problem. I also added a couple procedure pages in there as well.
The Ghouls N' Ghosts vote has expired with the exception of rule K. The following results are using the assumption that those who said "aye on C only", for example, meant no on everything except C - PLEASE correct me if my assumption is incorrect ASAP. For motion A as a whole, the ayes are 4, and the nays are 8. The nays have it and the motion fails. For motion B, the ayes are 5, and the nays are 7. This motion also fails. Motion C: The ayes are 10, the nays are 3. The ayes have it and the motion carries - therefore, all ghouls recordings may beat loop 2 stage 5 once w/o going to Lucifer, then on the 2nd attempt, s/he must defeat Lucifer or the game is over with no Lucifer bonus.
Today marks the completion of MARP's fourth year of service. So time for another speech - it's probably a good idea to just look at the uploads. :) After these what I hope have been four fun years for all of you, we now have over 20,000 recordings, over 550 people who've submitted at least one recording, and over 360,000 visits to the site. Well - I hope you continue to enjoy all the fun of competition of over 3,000 MAME games here... so... let the games continue! :)
I've started the ULTIMATE ghouls vote. Please place your vote on the three/four motions I've placed. There is no further debate, except maybe for C - because there's been enough of that already. :)