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Old 20 December 2020, 12:46   #1
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It's a Knockout! 2020/21 Quarter Final: Battle Squadron

It's a Knockout! 2020/21 Quarter Final: Battle Squadron

Finishes: 23:59 December 26th

Rules

Post a picture of your score here with the score written underneath. Enter as often as you like. Only scores achieved during the round's time frame count.

No cheating (including save states) - anyone caught cheating gets banned.

You must not skip any underground entrances. If you miss one then you have to abort and restart the game.

Autofire is allowed.

Starting weapon can be chosen freely, but you must start with 3 lives (or less).

All other settings must be default.


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We play the fullscreen PAL version which is not in TOSEC. It has a 28% larger playfield: 256 instead of the NTSC's 200 lines.
- ADF - Flashtro PAL crack (no support for 2nd fire button)
- HD ADF - 2nd Fire Button Nova Missile, 3rd Button Pause and Whirl motion can be disabled.
- WHDLoad version - WHD PAL


Extras

- Lemon thread
- Super League Round 6 threads: EAB, Lemon


Scores

590,725 jPV vs MikeyG 0

205,225 Predseda vs darkwave 671,200

1,932,625 john4p vs Loki 584,475

0 capehorn vs Biscuit 1,179,575


The Winners of matches 1&2 and the winners of matches 3&4 will play against each other in the semi finals.

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Old 21 December 2020, 18:20   #2
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I'm a bit rusty.



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Old 21 December 2020, 19:31   #3
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I expect a very close battle between capehorn and you.
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Old 21 December 2020, 20:11   #4
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and for you to wipe the floor with whichever one of us wins at Hybris
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Old 22 December 2020, 10:50   #5
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It's not a sure bet but my chances will definitely be better than in Lotus 2 against you.
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Old 22 December 2020, 23:46   #6
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Note you must not skip any underground entrances. If you miss one then you have to abort and restart the game.
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I'd never played this before at all. This must have been cracking back in the day. Visually I wasn't keen at first, but the more I've played the more it's grown on me.

I'll put this score on the table for now. Hopefully I'll get get a chance to try and improve on it at some point.

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Old 25 December 2020, 14:50   #8
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getting there



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Old 25 December 2020, 15:08   #9
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That's slightly more than what capehorn managed in the league round. Looking forward to his score.
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I might not be able to post a score. I am having the same problem I had at the beginning of the league round.

When I use the HD ADF and use a joystick (actually keyboard on WinUAE) the controls seize up and ship doesn't move for seconds at a time. When I use the mouse it's too sensitive and the ship flies off in strange directions. When I use the non HD ADF I can't use the bombs which puts me at too much of a disadvantage.

I sorted these issues out somehow during the round but I can't remember how now. I made a save configuration at the time but the issues still arise when I use it. I only have an hour or two tomorrow evening to play so if I can't figure it out, then there will be no score from me.
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Ok, I've just got the mouse working. It's still a bit iffy and I'd rather use keyboard, but I'll give it a go.
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Ah... I've sussed it, I had to turn off the 'detect controller type' option when launching the game.
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Was having a great run until I lost a life and re-appeared directly over a power up for the blue weapon. The most useless damn weapon and it all went to crap after that. Think this will be my last score.



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Put the semi final-thread (Hybris) up already. But of course the semi final won't start before 0:01 GMT. You still have time to post scores until 23:59 and I'll update the pairings if a quarter final result should change.
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Capehorn, Loki, Mikey and Predseda are knocked out - thank you for playing.

The remaining four proceed to the semi finals.
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Old 27 December 2020, 13:44   #16
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Sorry for not posting a score - I topped out at about half a million in my practice goes but didn't find any time on Boxing day to really have a bash at it.
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Yeah thought so - no worries.
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I'd never played this before at all. This must have been cracking back in the day. Visually I wasn't keen at first, but the more I've played the more it's grown on me.
Same for me too At first it seemed to be too candy like with coders' colors (tm), but I also grew on it and noticed the depth elements in the graphics which started to look cool. Overally it seems to be very solid game which looks and plays well and keeps your interest up. Maybe I'll arrange a compo on this at some event when we get rid of the virus
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