STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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For round 9 of STOT#3 we are playing Flying Shark, an overhead shoot'emup coinop port from 1988

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- Atarimania info page and download. EDIT - atarimania forum temporary STOT #3 thread for when this site was down
- Klapauzius's version, fixed for hard disk use and Mega STE/Falcon/TT
- LGD info page + comments on the game
- Atarilegend info page
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And my first score is 39410
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I really like this game back then. :)
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Yay!

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Wow !!! One would better keep firepower to its max !!! :)

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30900. Too fast on 060...

@Klaz, any chance you could incorporate the screenshot feature of ULS for STOT purposes? :)
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I scores 60380 sofar. Hope I could increase this score on friday.
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Re: STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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christos wrote:30900. Too fast on 060...
@Klaz, any chance you could incorporate the screenshot feature of ULS for STOT purposes? :)
It's a miracle it works on your CT63 at all. ;-)
High score saving and memory snapshots work as well on your machine?
Still, it's a bit strange it runs so fast, as the framerate should be limited to 3 VBLs on all machines, hmmm...

Regarding screenshots, I'll include that in future fixes if you like. Honestly, I never thought someone would really care for that feature. :-)
In the meantime, you could also save a memory snaphot on your CT63, load that into Steem and make a screenshot from there. Or you could use a hex editor to extract the screen data from the memory snapshot. Or just use a digicam? :P
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Re: STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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Klapauzius wrote:
christos wrote:30900. Too fast on 060...
@Klaz, any chance you could incorporate the screenshot feature of ULS for STOT purposes? :)
It's a miracle it works on your CT63 at all. ;-)
High score saving and memory snapshots work as well on your machine?
Still, it's a bit strange it runs so fast, as the framerate should be limited to 3 VBLs on all machines, hmmm...

Regarding screenshots, I'll include that in future fixes if you like. Honestly, I never thought someone would really care for that feature. :-)
In the meantime, you could also save a memory snaphot on your CT63, load that into Steem and make a screenshot from there. Or you could use a hex editor to extract the screen data from the memory snapshot. Or just use a digicam? :P
Yeah, they both work. Sprites are 1 vbl as far as i can judge and the bullets are very fast. I've just played it in steem and it was so much easier. It feels much better with the added speed though but it's insanely hard.

Some of your ULS patches work on the CT63. Guess which other one does as well but with no speed bonus ;).

And before I forget here's my new score...

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Re: STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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I like the musics, nice chiptune :D
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My score is 79860, not sure if I will get time to try and improve, it already took me a lot of attempts to get that far!
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Do we end the round tomorrow? Or wil lwe move the timeline beause we lost a week due to AF being down?
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I think we should close the round, even that it's a lot of fun, we have enough good games in the pipeline
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40700 and no skills to improve...
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Ok so I'd better put my today's better score, even if xerus' one made me want to try harder ;)

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Totally forgot but just in time! 24450 (2nd and only go at the game)
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That's not so bad for a two goes, Mug, I was getting less than that on my first few goes.
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Thanks for participating in STOT #3/9 :)

It was great fun! Next game will be "Hacman" until 20.2.2010

@Thorn: For evaluating the scores, take note we have CPC scorers a cpc-forum.de too :)
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Re: STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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Ok I will do SSB.

Thanks all participants. Was a great game. Sad that AF was down for a week, but cool that it's back online. Great job guys.
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Re: STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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Results are now in the DB.

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Ragstaff wrote:The main thing that annoys me with this game is despite the fact you have multiple lives, if you die in the second level that's pretty much game over because you lose your weapon powerup.
The game is a little too hard indeed.
After losing a life, we lose all weapons; it's the flaw of this game in the gameplay imo :(
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Congrats, Xerus. Too old to win? You don't lose your powers overnight ;-)
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Re: STOT #3/9: Flying Shark

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I like shmups, so I just tried this. It's hard! I think I'd be better with a D-pad rather than a joystick though. :wink:
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