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JustAnotherRat
17th August 2017, 11:13 AM
Hey all,

I was wondering if there was much interest around in running a VPGL9 where the return to playing Visual Pinball would be the focus?

It could be VPX only or VPX and VP9 it could be playing any version of the tables that are available in any version of Visual Pinball. If it is that only VPX tables are chosen, then they should be able to be played as either Desktop or Cabinet older versions of Visual Pinball would be required to have both desktop and cabinet versions.

I'd prefer an all inclusive competition so whatever would encourage more participants would be the way I'd like to see it.

If Skids wants to run it and continue on doing what he has done for the last few comps, that's awesome. If not maybe Jed would like to have another go? I am not trying to step on toes here... I'd just like to participate in another comp so am asking if there is interest and for feedback.

redferatu
17th August 2017, 11:22 AM
Id be keen when I'm back up and running

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skids
17th August 2017, 11:23 AM
I'd be interested as long as there is a decent number of paticipants

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Jed
17th August 2017, 11:28 AM
Don't know about others but I find it hard to play VP9 or TPA at all. VP10 is heaps more realistic in every way

If no comp is forthcoming then maybe we could just do a 'game of the week' type thing at random intervals just to keep some friendly competition going without committing to a whole comp.

That way anyone could post a game they want to play in a comp format.

edit: didn't see skids post :) - i'm up for whatever as long as it's VP.

TPA did get a pretty good amount of people playing though.

Dedrok
17th August 2017, 12:05 PM
I still cant play vpx at the moment and I think game of the week does well.


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JustAnotherRat
17th August 2017, 12:22 PM
I still cant play vpx at the moment and I think game of the week does well.


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We've got to get you upgraded. These comps aren't the same without you ruling them.

There seems to be some more stability in VPX these days.... not as many changes happening over the top of each other at the moment.

Dedrok
17th August 2017, 12:26 PM
We've got to get you upgraded. These comps aren't the same without you ruling them.

There seems to be some more stability in VPX these days.... not as many changes happening over the top of each other at the moment.

Yeah I know.
Cab has the card sitting under it.
But I need a new desktop built too.
Problem is I'm on 4th week of downtime now, not much getting done and all other work has piled up.


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skids
19th August 2017, 10:34 PM
So only four people interested?

I might have to look at upgrading my duo core to a i5 and a Gtx 1050 and update to VPX

Jed
19th August 2017, 10:55 PM
So only four people interested?

I might have to look at upgrading my duo core to a i5 and a Gtx 1050 and update to VPX

Do it :) The physics, lighting, and modeliing (well just everything) in VP10 is just so many levels better than VP9.

Just for a quick idea here's a quick look at Ninuzzu's amazing recreation of ACDC (one handed filming sorry about crap play)


https://youtu.be/AMF6Q3PPYKs

JustAnotherRat
20th August 2017, 06:46 AM
So only four people interested?

Wob will have a go I'd expect, and the bloke who recently build their cabs together (not sure if he is on AA yet though).

acejas
20th August 2017, 09:45 AM
hey guys id be really interested IF 9pm was the cut off time. The short version - I get on my PC at 8pm Sunday nites. You guys might ask why dont I submit scores when I achieve them? 3 screen setup and I have progs loaded for screen capture but then it stuffs up with other process running. Phone? pain in the arse blah blah blah.

Jed
20th August 2017, 09:58 PM
hey guys id be really interested IF 9pm was the cut off time. The short version - I get on my PC at 8pm Sunday nites. You guys might ask why dont I submit scores when I achieve them? 3 screen setup and I have progs loaded for screen capture but then it stuffs up with other process running. Phone? pain in the arse blah blah blah.

phone is pretty painless if you install the auusie arcade app you can take your pic and post it in the thread pretty easy long as you have attachment quota available for your account.

don't tell me, apps are a pain in the arse ;)

JustAnotherRat
21st August 2017, 07:39 AM
I do the photo thing and shrink the images before uploading them otherwise I take up too much precious storage space but personally I don't see why a later finish time would be a problem. It will be the same time for everyone, acejas isn't asking for an exclusion of the rule, he is asking for a minor change to the rule. If it means more people involved I'd go for it (even though he will kick my ass.... as will Dedrok if we can convince him to join in).

Gruntis
21st August 2017, 10:07 AM
I just recently got my table up and running and be keen. Might needed a little run down on the rules 🤔.

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JustAnotherRat
21st August 2017, 10:29 AM
The rules for the comp you mean Gruntis? They are pretty easy... anyone interested nominates tables to be played (usually for a period before the competitions starts but sometimes nominations stay open throughout) and then we play the selected table for a couple of weeks and upload photos/images of scores we get. There is no limit to number of games played or how many times you can upload a better score.... banter and advice is allowed throughout, it's all about having a bit of fun competing with others and in some cases spending more time playing tables that ordinarily you might skip over.... depending on how the competition is run, sometimes there are a couple of tables that are playable at the same time... it varies from competition to competition. If you've ever played in the MGL (MAME Gaming League) on Aussie Arcade (which a new one has just kicked off), this is the Visual Pinball version and is more relaxed.

Any questions... ask away... other rules will be explained depending on how the competition is run.

Gruntis
21st August 2017, 12:17 PM
Sounds good, count me in

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Dedrok
21st August 2017, 03:14 PM
FFS
I don't have internet so getting table updates is the hard part.
But uploading a pic.
TAPATALK on your phone. Take pic, reply, done.


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redferatu
21st August 2017, 03:16 PM
+1 for vpx only

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Dedrok
21st August 2017, 03:19 PM
I'd be in for vpx only, but would need a visit from JustAnotherRat
to bring some table updates and we will get the gpu in.


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JustAnotherRat
21st August 2017, 03:33 PM
I'd be in for vpx only, but would need a visit from JustAnotherRat
to bring some table updates and we will get the gpu in.


That can happen easily enough... and if I happen to miss a table that gets nominated I'll be sure to get you a copy... just need to make time :)

redferatu
21st August 2017, 05:45 PM
My pin is still in pieces. Got an ETA so I can get my arse into gear?

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skids
21st August 2017, 08:00 PM
My pin is still in pieces. Got an ETA so I can get my arse into gear?

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About two weeks

Wob
21st August 2017, 09:22 PM
Wob will have a go I'd expect, and the bloke who recently build their cabs together (not sure if he is on AA yet though).Yep, count me in.. I'll chase up my Mate.

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Nomadtales
22nd August 2017, 02:44 PM
Yep, count me in.. I'll chase up my Mate.

Mate, i'm in.

What am I signing up for ;)

redferatu
22nd August 2017, 07:34 PM
Can my brother join in if I post his scores?

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skids
22nd August 2017, 07:40 PM
Can my brother join in if I post his scores?

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Sure, as long as he doesn't beat my scores..... Kidding

Anyone can play

kane
26th August 2017, 12:11 PM
I'll be playing too.

Good to see VPX only, I think the scores will be a lot closer when we are all playing the same version, will be a good comp I think.

Arcade King
29th September 2017, 08:08 AM
Just to bump this thread if somebody wants to make a little mini banner like the MGL one I'd be happy to put it up.

JustAnotherRat
29th September 2017, 09:17 AM
Just to bump this thread if somebody wants to make a little mini banner like the MGL one I'd be happy to put it up.
Whipped up a quick one....
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