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Boulderdash. That's the clone I forgot that was split - into part 1 and part 2. Thanks Donut.
Reminder: There is a public meeting at EFNet's #marp this Sunday at 0100 GMT. (Saturday, 9pm eastern time) The public is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend! If you cannot make the meeting but want me to personally e-mail you a log of the meeting, or if you want me to address any of your concerns in the public meeting, please e-mail me at your earliest convinience. Don't know how do you get to the MARP Chat Channel? Click here to find out!
Now here comes the annoying part. I CAN NOT SPLIT GAMES!!! PLEASE do not e-mail me to split a game. For that, you will need to e-mail the regulation coordinator, Pat Laffaye. He is the ONLY person able to split games, besides Zwaxy. Future e-mail requests (not the one Donut sent today) to split games to me will be replied with a "please re-send to Pat Laffaye." Further, mentioning it on the message board most likely will not work or may take a while to process. E-mail is the quickest way for processing. Thank you for your attention.
First: Pat has split the following games into their respective positions: turfmast (four courses), namco classics (three games), and a clone which I don't remember... I'll try to remember...
The errors were mysterious as I mentioned. They were mysteriously fixed. All stages clear! Present you with points! (It's an old #marp gag) :)
Pat Laffaye updated the MARP database yesterday evening. Click here to see what's new.
A mysterious error has appeared on a number of pages. I do not know the cause, nor how to fix it. (recall: I suck at python) However, I can tell you that I have informed Zwaxy of the problem; he should be getting to that one soon.
I suck. I fixed the versions list for MAME .53 final... oh brother Gameboy... you just set a new low...
An unexpected commitment has appeared to force me to postpone the public meeting until August 26, 2001 at 0100 GMT (8/25, 9pm eastern). I apologize for the inconvience this may cause.
I'd like to thank MAMEDEV for skewing my entire versions list... it's updated with the weird, but explained, jump to MAME 0.53. But that's OK, we still like them! :) (PLEASE though... let me know if you're going to do that again, I would like to be prepared!)
I will be calling a MARP Public Meeting on EFNet's #marp Sunday, August 19 at 0100 GMT. (Saturday, 8/18, 9pm eastern time) We will be discussing the new procedures for elections and any concerns you would like to share during your experiences here in any mode of play. The public is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend! If you cannot make the meeting but want me to personally e-mail you a log of the meeting, or if you want me to address any of your concerns in the public meeting, please e-mail me at your earliest convinience. Don't know how do you get to the MARP Chat Channel? Click here to find out!
I took a quick poll in IRC tonight and I found out the fact that "put that damn MAME 32 back in there!" So it's back. Those who claimed other may want to go back to the win37b16 for accuracy...
Snipercade, with new staff member J.D. Lowe, has resurfaced here under a new DNS. Now this new staff member... he will be starting a lockdown challenge, where the games are "broken", starting August 15th.
I updated the MARP Totals Report today after five months of inactivity... and adding the 2,000 scores over the last five months we now reach a grand total of 19,204 recordings on this site. Won't be much longer before we reach the great 20K mark... we're almost at 15 billion points scored too...
I would like yall to know that MARP has a new brother. :) Crash was forced to move his tips related site from Emuviews to Retrogames. I would like to implant in the record books that, correct me if I'm wrong, Snipercade and the TG MAME site have to move as well. This evidence hopefully shows that Retrogames may take both of those sites in shortly... then both of those sites can be our brothers... or sisters... whichever you see it as. :) In the meantime, all you have to do is click here to reach Crash's site. But I have to update this page... then update the links page... then I can click on the site :)
SPECIAL NOTE: The message board is currently failing to send email alerts to those who have them enabled. I suggest keeping a special eye on the board itself for replies to your messages or any new messages until this gets fixed. The time schedule? No clue. Zwaxy nor I can do anything about it because this is not our program.
I have done a bit of a fix in the m37b15 and over selections on the submission page. I have clarified the dos/win bit replacing it with mame/mamew. Because they both usually play back with each other, I figure to keep it like this. If there is a playback clash, then you should claim which one you used. If you select the other, you must state the other, because that means you used an unofficial version. As the assistant webpage maintainer, when MAME32 comes out, I will call a public vote to figure out if you want MAME32 added on the variations list again.
Barry Rodewald has become MARP's newest editor, replacing Q.T. Quazar. We wish Q.T. success in the future. As for you Barry... Welcome aboard! If anybody has any questions to these events, please let me know.
It's Independance day... and Pat Laffaye has updated the MARP database to beta 16. Click here to see what's new.
Ho boy... everyone must have been burned out after the Decatholon and MAME Championships - Snipercade's Game Of The Month came away with no winner - nobody submitted in Solomon's Key. Maybe you will try out playing Super Qix? This is one feature of his that I wouldn't want to leave us...
Huh... I never knew the old sega games are starting to playback in the latest mame... they used to only playback in MAME 33 beta 4... that's radical!
First update in two weeks... yuck... ummm... you'll notice special rules popping up every once in a while under the place of the recording at MARP. Take a gander at them when you intend to play a game, they will include any playback issues that we've encountered. Please let any editor know if you have any playback issues you've encountered, or have special rules that have to be mentioned.
The communication page link has been altered to www.marpirc.net. Apparently, you can post your own news or comments by emailing a login/password/email address - which will be used to forward anything to a new firstname.lastname@example.org email address that you would recieve.
If anybody's wondering where I've been... I'm working 40 to more likely 45 hours / week over the summer - so the updates from me will be minute.(very little, not 60 seconds)
The communication page has been dropped over seymour's IRC page. Seems better to me! :)
Zwaxy has added cookies to the site. This means you'll need to re-login by clicking the link. A cookie will be placed on your hard drive expiring in the year 2020, instead of your username and password being posted on the address bar. You will no longer be allowed to log in with a username and password in the address bar.
I did update the MAME Championship archives May 27th. Sorry I didn't mention this earlier. This archive is now complete.
Snipercade's 2001 Decatholon, the 3rd installment of such, has completed with Anders Svensson(known as QRS on MARP) earning a MAME Decatholon record 643.71 points. Well done to QRS - and I need to bring acknowledgement to J.D. Lowe once again for taking the also difficult task of coordinating the Decatholon. That's right... he coordinated two tournaments at once!
The MARP database was updated to beta 15 thanks to Pat Laffaye. Click here to see what's new.
The versions list has changed. Instead of the usual dos, win, and mac set for each beta version, there's a dos/win/other selection and a mame32 selection. Of course, if it goes under other, you'll need to claim what version you used(mac/linux, any unofficial version). I'll also comment the room went back to EFNet - I'll change the communication page one day.
The communication page was updated - I found out you can chat through a java client on this channel, unlike EFNet. I don't know if that helps the people who has to connect to multiple servers - but I know it will help those who don't want to download a separate chat client.
Yesterday, as most people know, our chat channel was hacked into. I was expecting this eventually - it's now in the hands of some goofball I guess. Fine. Take it - it's yours. The new chat channel will be on AfterNet. This server has few server splits and doesn't know the meaning of takeover. The communication page has changed with the appropriate information. The server is irc.afternet.org, and the channel will still be #marp. To those who have to log-in with two different networks now, I apologize, but I really had little choice in the matter. And to this goofball, in the words of the famous(IMO) game show host Anne Robinson... "You ARE the weakest link... goodbye!"
So what's the future after all of this madness? I know what we're asking... what do we do now? Well MARP's 6th tournament will begin sometime this summer... I'm not sure of the exact date, when Ben Jos tells me... I'll tell you. :) I also have the MAME Olympiad I have to worry about don't I? I think that will start October 1.
Well... we started this thing way back on 18th of February with 68 players. And now... one has emerged, the last recording with 45 minutes on the clock, and Ben Jos Walbeehm surpasses Sampras by a final score of 1,471,500 - 1,339,300. They both eclipse the current world record of just over 1,000,000. I suggest you reach Mark Longridge soon. But in the meantime, thanks to J.D. Lowe, Brian McLean, and Lagavulin, for a job well done in coordinating the tournament, and congratulations to Sampras for a great tournament, and Ben Jos Walbeehm for winning it.
Twelve hours remaining... hmmm... don't we all wonder who will get retrogames fame as the winner of the 2nd MAME Championships? Well... probably both of them, but which one gets credit as the winner? At 2359 GMT... we will all find out. Well... I won't find out until the lacrosse game ends :)
It pains me to mention that SEVEN magic sword(and related clones) recordings were disqualified today for various reasons. One of those was extremely surprising... I suggest you take a look to see if one of those DQed recordings are yours...
Added Donut's Pigtail Heaven to the links page. Absolutly nothing with games or anything like that, how about 5,000 pictures of pretty girls? Yes... it's G-Rated - it's acceptable for the three year old kid of yours... Let me know if you have a webpage you would like to share.
And after the last-minute submissions, Ben Jos Walbeehm defeated Phil Lamat, 114,320 - 82,850 and will move on to the final round. Not participating in the last-minute submission were both Sampras and BBH - and there Sampras comes out on top, 86,540 to BBH's 76,440. The final will be between Sampras and Ben Jos Walbeehm for the championship. Game will be announced tonight(or tomorrow - based on your opinion...)
Well the MAME Championship semifinals have stalled - but will probably restart before the deadline... let's look at the scores:
(1) Sampras - 86,540 vs. (4) BBH - 76,440
(2) Ben Jos Walbeehm - 79,380 vs. (3) Phil Lamat - 62,080
This round expires May 5 at 2359 GMT. Once again, I will suggest to the general public to stick around for the last hour for some last-minute submissions - which I will once again expect. I still expect a possible upset here...
Added Lagavulin's JeuxMaths page to the links page. It's a math game page - unfortunatly I have no idea what he's saying - it's in french... Also added Sikraiken's Game Codes page. Apparently he's also forming an NES recording vault as well - something like MARP. Let me know if you have a webpage you would like to share.
All King Of Dragon bootleg(kodb) recordings were deleted today because the game does not work properly. Specifically, all characters are invisible. That's sort of an issue isn't it?
Added JSW's ArcadeTones for Nokia Phones(!) page, and MDARULZ's Crystal Castles webpage to the links page. Let me know if you have a webpage you would like to share.
Worked on the links page for once. Added a personal webpage section - let me know if you have a webpage you would like to share. For the meantime, I added BBH's Shock Therapy, Barry Rodewald's GalEMU/Qplayer Homepage, Crash's MAME Tips page, and... my Wacky Chess Homepage! :)
And the quarterfinals has ended and we've found the final four:
1. Sampras - 163,500, 8. Nanni - 145,400
2. Ben Jos Walbeehm - 274,500, 7. Timmykins - 76,600
3. Phil Lamat - 143,000, 6. Saru3000 - 132,800
4. BBH - 120,100, 5. JSW - 39,500
Matches for the semi-finals are: Sampras vs. BBH, and Ben Jos Walbeehm vs. Phil Lamat. Now... knowing Ben Jos... I can almost guarantee that his semifinal is going to be a doozy! If the conditions are right, the first semifinal can also produce an upset as well! Game will be announced on the 2nd MAME Championship page around midnight GMT this evening. 2nd MAME Championship Archives have been updated. Nanni lands in 5th, Saru3000 6th, Timmykins 7th, and JSW winds up 8th. Congratulations for a well played tournament!
Direct from the MAME WIP Page: Aaron Giles re-ported MAME to Win32 console with freely available tools, features including hardware stretching if available.
This means the DOS port will not the official MAME anymore. Windows will be. Make this a point in your future recording endevors starting MAME 37 beta 15/rc1...
Current standings in Goindol:
1. Sampras - 163,500, 8. Nanni - 0
2. Ben Jos Walbeehm - 242,900, 7. Timmykins - 76,600
3. Phil Lamat - 139,200, 6. Saru3000 - 122,300
4. BBH - 70,300, 5. JSW - 39,500
You know... I bet we'll have a lot of last-minute submissions this time around... that would be April 24 at 2359 GMT! I suggest sticking around for the big finishes!
Current standings in Goindol:(1200 GMT)
1. Sampras - 132,300, 8. Nanni - 0
2. Ben Jos Walbeehm - 164,700, 7. Timmykins - 0
3. Phil Lamat - 89,500, 6. Saru3000 - 122,300
4. BBH - 48,500, 5. JSW - 39,500
This round expires like April 24 or something like that... :)
Twin Galaxies site back up - must have been a server change or something. Good thing it wasn't major wasn't it?
Round 4 has expired. Sampras has come out on top this round for his first victory. He is also the first seed out of the eight remaining players. Here's what I have for pairings: 1. Sampras(35) vs. 8. Nanni(8), 2. Ben Jos Walbeehm(28) vs. 7. Timmykins(17), 3. Phil Lamat(26 - wins 4th round tiebreaker) vs. 6. Saru3000(20), 4. BBH(26 - lost 4th round tiebreaker) vs. 5. JSW(22). This last one has been picked as a very interesting quarter-final. Let's see what happens when we find out what game we play tomorrow...
Pat Laffaye updated the database to MAME 37 beta 14. Click here to see what's new.