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Old 23 February 2020, 01:09   #1
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Lemon/EAB Super League 2020 - Round 3 - Wolfchild

EAB/Lemon Super League 2020: Round 3 - Wolfchild

Finishes: 23:59 March 14th UK Time




Rules
Starts now, ends at 11:59pm (midnight) UK time on Saturday, March 14th 2020.
Score as many points as possible during this time-frame.
Post screenshots of your high score in this thread, and write the score underneath.
Don't cheat! No continues, score leeching, trainers or savestates.
Level 1 Total score = your score.
Level 2,3,4,5 and 6, = Snapshot the start of the level, or a checkpoint (see below).
Total = (Level*1M) + (Checkpoint=500k) + (Lives*100k) + (Health*5k) - Score.
If you get to the final boss, pause, and snapshot here. Boss = +1M points.

Remember, anyone can join in at any time. Have fun and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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[ADF1] [ADF2] - CSL ATX crack version.
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Extras

- Full rules and FAQ (incorporating the Hall of Fame)
- Results and Standings
- Lemon thread
- Live League Ladder



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Old 23 February 2020, 01:11   #2
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As Wolfchild can feel like a long game, I added a number of checkpoints to the normal rules.

Take a screengrab at the start of the level, or if you make it to a checkpoint. These are worth 500,000 extra to your score. If you dont reach a checkpoint, you dont get any extra score.

Level 1 - Score = your score.

Level 2, see formula in first post.

Level 3, look out for a snail. Just past the snail is a grasshopper. Take your screenshot there before you jump on it's back.


On Level 4 we find a ladder of dark green platforms. Climbing this unique ladder will take us to two boxes, and this is the mid point of the level.


Level 5 This begins after the second elevator on level 4.


The checkpoint is just after a wall which you walk through, and find a shark fin.


Level 6 When you first see the swinging spikes, its the start of the second section of the level. Snapshot here to bag 500k extra.


Level 6 Boss - Snapshot as he appears. You get 1M points as a checkpoint bonus here.


Example:
Level 3, reached the checkpoint, 1 life, 10 health points, and 2k score.
3M + 500,000 + 100,000 + 50,000 - 2,000 = 3,648,000

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Old 23 February 2020, 05:39   #3
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Thanks lifeschoolfor posting up the threads
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Old 23 February 2020, 18:18   #4
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No problem. I had to start making the threads at 10pm to be ready in time for the changeover, but I figured it was best to do it, and then I can post larger images on EAB. I dont know if you have access to my files to see I made two different image sizes, but I figured you might not notice.

Of course the voting threads usually link back to EAB compo links, but thats a lot more of a headache than I can manage.
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Awesome another game i never played, at least doing this competition i'm getting to learn about some cool games i never played.

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Old 23 February 2020, 19:12   #6
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Awesome another game i never played, at least doing this competition i'm getting to learn about some cool games i never played.

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Even if we never played or get hooked by some of the games, this competition is a good motivation to go as far as possible, or even finish them
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Then you guys will have some experiences, as this game is quite challenging, or at least more than Turrican.

I removed the checkpoint on level 2 today, as players can simply go straight there from the start.
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3,442,500 = 3,000,000 + 500,000 + 0 + 20,000 - 77,500


Some of the enemies are a bit trolly but there do seem to be some strategies against them. Liking it so far!
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3,979,900 = 4,000,000 + 0 + 100,000 + 25,000 - 145,100

Level 3 was brutal! I got to the top of this lift with 1 health left and got one-shotted.

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i'm still stuck on lvl 2 lol ,but i think I would do better with a better controller i have the competition pro or something like that but no a big fan of it. And my old WICO bat controller is broken. Tried to switch to pc to use emulator so i could use my d-pad controller but the emulator screen is to small never figured out if you can make it full screen or not. but i will continue on with competition pro to see if can at least get to lvl 3, and i may have got to lvl 3 and died so fast and wasn't able to grab the screen shot.
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These are the WinUAE settings I use for fullscreen. It doesn't give the purist 1:1 pixels but looks just fine to me. If your monitor doesn't support 60Hz then you might need different vsync settings or the game will run fast.

I use a cheap Buffalo gamepad, works great. I map bottom button to fire and left button to up (for jump).

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These are the WinUAE settings I use for fullscreen. It doesn't give the purist 1:1 pixels but looks just fine to me. If your monitor doesn't support 60Hz then you might need different vsync settings or the game will run fast.

I use a cheap Buffalo gamepad, works great. I map bottom button to fire and left button to up (for jump).

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I'll try those settings thanks
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Just in case here are the display settings I use (nothing special but, at the end, good screen size, at least for my eyes)


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Cool the new settings worked great for the emulator allowing to use the better d-pad controller i like. Finally made it to lvl 3 and i died quick was going a little to fast and kept running into things.My final score was 54,600 not near you guys but i'm getting better
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Well done! We're using a score calculation for this round, so you need to put yours through this for the "true" score.

Total = (Level*1M) + (Checkpoint=500k) + (Lives*100k) + (Health*5k) - Score.

The checkpoint screenshots to take are at the top of the thread, if you reach them (extra 500K points on that level).
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I map bottom button to fire and left button to up (for jump).
That's crazy!
The opposite has been well established for platformers since the SNES:



That's the standard for all 2D platformers also on Playstation and Xbox.
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If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from one game to the next, and sometimes use Up for jump in addition to the button.

Maximum thumb comfort > consistency!
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ROM: Thats great progress, but unfortunately your current screenshot is not acceptable. You can take screenshots at any time during level 1, but after that you can only take a screenshot at the very start of a new level, or at one of the checkpoints highlighted in the second post. This is because players can grab full health during the levels, but as health is a main factor to score the game, it would affect the system if we allowed screenshots to be submitted from anywhere.

Yes we are also using a new formula to score it, and it can be helpful to show your workings - like arcanists score, as then we can see you got the right number.

Please resubmit , and remember you can also take a screenshot at the grasshopper.

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ROM: Thats great progress, but unfortunately your current screenshot is not acceptable. You can take screenshots at any time during level 1, but after that you can only take a screenshot at the very start of a new level, or at one of the checkpoints highlighted in the second post. This is because players can grab full health during the levels, but as health is a main factor to score the game, it would affect the system if we allowed screenshots to be submitted from anywhere.

Yes we are also using a new formula to score it, and it can be helpful to show your workings - like arcanists score, as then we can see you got the right number.

Please resubmit , and remember you can also take a screenshot at the grasshopper.
Gotcha, I didn't think i got far enough to score any points thought i needed to at least get to the grasshopper to be anything to count, was just showing my progress that's all Next goal is to get to the grasshopper i think i did take screen shots at the beginning of each ill have to check my shots see.
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[...]sometimes use Up for jump in addition to the button.

Maximum thumb comfort > consistency!
I agree, it's helpful in some circumstances.
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