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2008 SydLexia.com NES Championship


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Valdronius
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 11:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

Watch and learn Gishman



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Mr. Bomberman
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 01:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK, I thought about this, and I decided...

I'm with it.

but hopefully the deadlines are on Sunday or something because I don't exactly have internet access on weekdays...


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PostPosted: May 20 2008 04:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

GPFontaine wrote:
Douche McCallister wrote:
GPFontaine wrote:
I'm warming up!

Looks lie you need a controller lol!

For fucks sake.. that was WITH a controller.

I just suck at NES.

Embarrassed My bad...

Mr. Bomberman wrote:
OK, I thought about this, and I decided...

I'm with it.

but hopefully the deadlines are on Sunday or something because I don't exactly have internet access on weekdays...

You have a full week to submit your entry so you should be fine.


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GPFontaine
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 09:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Douche McCallister wrote:
GPFontaine wrote:
Douche McCallister wrote:
GPFontaine wrote:
I'm warming up!

Looks lie you need a controller lol!

For fucks sake.. that was WITH a controller.

I just suck at NES.

Embarrassed My bad...


Heh, it sucks to suck.



 
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GPFontaine
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 10:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What is the best controller to use for NES games?

I have an old Gravis Gamepad (USB) that sucks really bad. I feel like I would be slightly less terrible with a better controller, and may get one prior to this whole thing happening.



 
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Knyte
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 10:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I like the PS2 lookalikes, and the xbox 360 controller works really well, also.

I don't have it, but I would imagine this would be the best one ever:
http://www.ztnetstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/216
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GPFontaine
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 10:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Knyte wrote:
I like the PS2 lookalikes, and the xbox 360 controller works really well, also.

I don't have it, but I would imagine this would be the best one ever:
http://www.ztnetstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/216


I have one of these:
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The left thumb control sucks compared to a nintendo control.



 
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crookshow
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 10:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I find that the MS sidewinder gamepad works pretty well for NES games.

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I also have a PS2 clone by logitech, but the d-pad on it is kinda crappy.
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GPFontaine
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 10:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

crookshow wrote:
I find that the MS sidewinder gamepad works pretty well for NES games.


I have one of those, but I need a usb to gameport converter to make it work. Time to find an adapter.



 
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FNJ
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PostPosted: May 20 2008 11:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I use a standard x box controller.


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PostPosted: May 20 2008 11:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

docinsano wrote:
How many FPS should I be recording at? I wanted to post my practice video but it seems choppy.


Dammit, can someone throw me a bone here? I need to be ready for the big tourney! Should I do 25 FPS or 35 FPS, or what? I really would like to know. Oh yeah, 10 Johnsnow points for whoever chimes in first.
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erock
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 12:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

does fps even matter? if the challenges are like get through this with the best time or least damage or whatnot how can fps make a difference?
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MakonX
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 09:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

I am in on this.
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 12:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Knyte wrote:
I don't have it, but I would imagine this would be the best one ever:
http://www.ztnetstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/216

That looks pretty cool, I might buy it. I always wanted to try something like this, but I'm more of a software than a hardware geek, so I'd probably just mess up a perfectly good controller. And that adapter has the advantage that you can still use the controller for both PC and your NES.
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 12:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

crookshow wrote:
I find that the MS sidewinder gamepad works pretty well for NES games.

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But it's poorly made... =P I have/had that one for 7 years, almost now. Then, it broke down on me though and it doesn't recognise down and up unless I press on it with THE FURY OF AN ANGRY GOD.

That said, the emulator I'll be using is VirtuaNES 0.97, and my weapon of play will be my keyboard, 'cause I'm poor.


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PostPosted: May 21 2008 01:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe I'm lucky or didn't use it as extensively as you, but I've had mine for longer than that (I would guess 9-10 years), and it still works flawlessly...

Aside from being good for NES/SNES games, it's got a perfect button setup for Street Fighter as well.
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 02:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

erock wrote:
does fps even matter? if the challenges are like get through this with the best time or least damage or whatnot how can fps make a difference?


I don't know, but if the video is choppy it may not be legit. I just want to have a nice smooth video. Maybe it doesn't make a difference. I just wanted to post a practice video or something.
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 02:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

docinsano wrote:
erock wrote:
does fps even matter? if the challenges are like get through this with the best time or least damage or whatnot how can fps make a difference?


I don't know, but if the video is choppy it may not be legit. I just want to have a nice smooth video. Maybe it doesn't make a difference. I just wanted to post a practice video or something.


I would just use the FCE Ultra and the built in recorder.

Compress using the Microsoft codec at 75 quality.

Then when you are done throw it into the Windows Movie Maker and save the thing with variable bitrate quality.

Don't change the FPS. Just let it be.

Then upload the video to youtube, it should be about 7-10MB for 1-2 minutes of video and quality should be equal to what I posted above. Which isn't crystal clear, but it isn't bad at all.

I think for the competition we should have a set method for all of this stuff documented.

If people agree with how I'm doing it, I can make a rules page on the Wiki with instructions.

Of course I'm totally open to hearing how others are making this happen.



 
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 03:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, fuck this control.

I was playing like shit.. you saw the videos. So I loaded up SMB on my NES to see just how shitty I am with the official controller. Well, I still suck, but I am so much worse with the fake controller.

I would be OK with a keyboard but they have a 3 key rule for the ones I own.

A new controller is a must prior to competing.



 
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 03:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'd like to join, but what the hell is an emulator? I'm new to old gameing. I do not have a camera either, so is this something I'd need one for? or are these going to be played on the computer? like I said I'm new


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PostPosted: May 21 2008 03:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Valdronius wrote:
Watch and learn Gishman



That was quite entertaining, fuck I feel so shitty after that.


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PostPosted: May 21 2008 03:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

GPFontaine wrote:
I would just use the FCE Ultra and the built in recorder.

Wait. The Windows version has a built-in recorder, but the Linux version doesn't? Fuck. I've been trying to get FCEU to work with xvidcap, but without luck yet. Had I known that the Windows version comes with a recorder I would have thought about running it in wine sooner.
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Valdronius
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 03:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

anorexorcist wrote:
That was quite entertaining, fuck I feel so shitty after that.

I'm in the process of uploading all 8 levels to youtube if you wanna see me play through the whole game.

For videos, I use JNES, record the gameplay as .jmv file then play it back and record a .avi using the Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2 compressor. You dont get all the frames, so it looks like the spread gun isn't firing 5 bullets, but it gets the job done.


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anorexorcist
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PostPosted: May 21 2008 03:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Valdronius wrote:
anorexorcist wrote:
That was quite entertaining, fuck I feel so shitty after that.

I'm in the process of uploading all 8 levels to youtube if you wanna see me play through the whole game.

For videos, I use JNES, record the gameplay as .jmv file then play it back and record a .avi using the Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2 compressor. You dont get all the frames, so it looks like the spread gun isn't firing 5 bullets, but it gets the job done.


And that will be nescesary for the tournament or whatver you want to call it? I want to join but I think I'm fucked.

Can you tell me what an emulator is? I had never heard of it before comming here.

Glad to see some canadians get respect here. Which part are you from?


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I thought I'd start out with the shitty games off of the top 100. As you can see I got stuck at the part and was forced to reset. Fuck this game. My bad the mouse pointer is showing up. There ya go. Hope this video is acceptable enough for the competition.
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