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    #31
    Things to note:
    Amidar (TG Stern ROMset - harder)
    Blazing Star (NEO GEO Cart) {TG Highest Score 1 Player}
    Burger Time (TG Points)
    Lady Bug (TG Points)
    Space Invaders (TG Points)
    Time Pilot (MAME marathon settings)

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      #32
      Originally posted by Jimmy Nails View Post

      Also thanks to Gameroom for nominating Time Pilot. Loving it!!!
      Ditto - it's a fantastic game (although the sound is just awful on the 60-1)

      Originally posted by Jimmy Nails View Post
      Things to note:
      • if using multiple 60 in 1 boards each board must be locked to an individual game
      Just to clarify this, which is something I've spoken to Jimmy about in a private chat - there should be no more than one of each game at each venue. So if you have an original pac-man, you can use that, but you can not have another original pac-man or multiboard machine set to play pac-man. At no single time should two people at one venue be able to play the same game

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        #33
        Originally posted by Pessimeister View Post
        Whey! If Gameroom Essentials are playing, this might give some Victorians a conceivably closer alternative than Sydney.

        So...where's the nearest bar of choice from the venue? Any South Australian arcaders have any insight?
        There is the Midway Tavern just 2 minutes down the road.

        There is a BWS in the shopping centre but as the carpark is a dry zone, my lease could be terminated if people drinking in the carpark during the event.

        I will make some enquiries about getting a limited licence or weekend licence and extend opening times on the Sunday after the event for people to play some pinball, consoles and talk bullshit for a few hours.

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        Bought 10 x 32inch TVs for this event. Will have 10 x raspberry pi’s running the 10 games. If there is any lag on any of the nominated games, then will be replaced by a pc for that game.

        So much work to do but should be worth it in the end.

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          #34
          Originally posted by gameroom View Post
          There is the Midway Tavern just 2 minutes down the road.

          There is a BWS in the shopping centre but as the carpark is a dry zone, my lease could be terminated if people drinking in the carpark during the event.

          I will make some enquiries about getting a limited licence or weekend licence and extend opening times on the Sunday after the event for people to play some pinball, consoles and talk bullshit for a few hours.

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          Bought 10 x 32inch TVs for this event. Will have 10 x raspberry pi’s running the 10 games. If there is any lag on any of the nominated games, then will be replaced by a pc for that game.

          So much work to do but should be worth it in the end.
          Awesome stuff Danny, going above and beyond.

          I haven't used a Pi - but for the majority of games which are golden age, I doubt lag will be an issue.

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            #35
            Thought I would print a big poster and put out front of the shop.

            Printed on 9 x A3 sheets.

            Damn printer jam and lost my yellow ��
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              #36
              Originally posted by gameroom View Post
              Thought I would print a big poster and put out front of the shop.

              Printed on 9 x A3 sheets.

              Damn printer jam and lost my yellow ��
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              wow - that looks pretty cool

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                #37
                Only two weeks to go mates. Hope everyone's training is coming along swimmingly Click image for larger version

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Jimmy Nails View Post
                  - each venue may have up to 10 competitors in their team, though only the top 'x' from each team will go toward the team qualifying score
                  - 'x' is equal to the team with the lowest amount of qualifiers though this number can not be lower then 6
                  - teams with lower then 6 competitors will still play though may be at a disadvantage score wise
                  Just a curious about the points scoring now that John Bartkiw has greateously helped out by allowing his cagtournaments website to be used for scoring.

                  My understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong, is that a team can have 10 players but only the top 6 count (assuming the smallest team is 6 players). I think as is my understanding of how BOTA-USA was run, that a players score doesn't count unless they are in this case a part of the the top overall 6 points scorers for their arcade.

                  E.g. If I am crap at all games, but blow away everyone else in the competition playing Metal Slug - I should get 100 points - but if I'm not within the the top 6 players at the arcade I play at, then my Metal Slug score doesn't count? Is that right?

                  Just trying to understand as BOTA-USA scoring was a little different to how I first interpreted it.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by John73 View Post
                    Just a curious about the points scoring now that John Bartkiw has greateously helped out by allowing his cagtournaments website to be used for scoring.

                    My understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong, is that a team can have 10 players but only the top 6 count (assuming the smallest team is 6 players). I think as is my understanding of how BOTA-USA was run, that a players score doesn't count unless they are in this case a part of the the top overall 6 points scorers for their arcade.

                    E.g. If I am crap at all games, but blow away everyone else in the competition playing Metal Slug - I should get 100 points - but if I'm not within the the top 6 players at the arcade I play at, then my Metal Slug score doesn't count? Is that right?

                    Just trying to understand as BOTA-USA scoring was a little different to how I first interpreted it.
                    Yep and thanks for your help getting John Bartkiw on board mate

                    And you are 100% correct with how the scoring will work. If you blow away the comp on one or two games, the points won't count unless your overall score puts you in the top 6 (or x) for your team.

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                      #40
                      Hey mates

                      Just a quick update and to clear up some confusion, the BOTA finals period on the Sunday will go from 10am to 6pm. Not 4pm as may have been previously communicated (my bad, hope everyone has the time right)

                      4 MORE SLEEPS!!!!!

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                        #41
                        Gotta say guys I am so stoked to be joining the action once again this year. These comps have really done a lot in the way of showcasing & raising public awareness of the burgeoning competetive arcade scene that is rapidly growing around Australia. Its so awesome to see so many arcades who also want to help grow & nurture the arcade culture getting on board and rising to the multiple challenges that this comp puts forward to them.

                        Good luck to everyone who's playing in all states & in NZ!

                        The games list is epic this year!! I'm still struggling with Armidar even after numerous attempts last Sunday.. Like 15 attempts in a row at one point, but you know, if we were all good at all the games there'd be no challenge.
                        - Re-learning Burgertime has been a bit of a struggle too as I haven't played it since I got the pin for it at NW like.. 2 years ago it feels like.
                        - After playing Metal Slug a few times, learning some tips & putting them into practice, I'm really glad it also part of the list. I never took the time in the past to work out how the MS games played which always ended up in really quick deaths, but now it feels great to roll through the stages and really have fun with it. The human/zombie mechanic in it is just ingenious too =D
                        - I took a little time this time round to learn 2 or 3 of the Pacman patterns - and wow it opened up the game to me on a whole new level, it almost feels like a game within a game when you are trying to nail all the corners & turn-arounds at the exact right moments to keep yourself from getting eaten. I avoided learning the patterns last year due to thinking I'd never be able to remember them, but after 2 or 3 half-hour 45min sessions across the past 10 weeks, 2 of the patterns have stuck in my mind and it saw me cracking my PB 2 weeks back.
                        - Always loved Ghosts'N'Goblins ever since playing on C64 as a kid, so looking forward to seeing if I can crack a new PB over the weekend.
                        I feel that if I can at least make it to level 3 on each game, I'll be happy.


                        I really wish I could have put more effort into training for and advertising the event this year but my wife & I sadly underestimated the amount of time & resources it would take to kick off a small business while also working full time and that's been sucking up 90% of our free time lately.
                        Hopefully next year we'll have settled in to the new lifestyle and I can bring the same energy back for AUS & NZ BOTA as I did for last years AUS BOTA and, to an extent, this years USA BOTA.


                        Thanks again for organising the whole event Jimmy!!


                        See you all on the battlefield (via the streams)!
                        Arcade Machines - Midnight Resistance

                        Other Machines - Atari 2600 (Woody 6switch), Commodore64, NES, Gameboy's "Original Monochrome-Advance-DS & DSi-XL", Mortal Kombat 1 plug&play, SNES, Megadrive, MegaCD, PS1, PS2, PS3

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                          #42
                          It pains me to say it, but unfortunately I won't be able to compete this year. The lack of participation by any Victorian arcades has been disappointing and has narrowed my options. I'll just have to cheer everyone else on and enjoy the twitch feeds. Perhaps for fun I'll do a run of scores in the games being competed in over the weekend on mame at home and see if I can make a PB or two.

                          I hope it all goes smoothly and that the competition is close with NZ and South Australia jumping onboard. Have fun everyone!

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Pessimeister View Post
                            It pains me to say it, but unfortunately I won't be able to compete this year. The lack of participation by any Victorian arcades has been disappointing and has narrowed my options. I'll just have to cheer everyone else on and enjoy the twitch feeds. Perhaps for fun I'll do a run of scores in the games being competed in over the weekend on mame at home and see if I can make a PB or two.

                            I hope it all goes smoothly and that the competition is close with NZ and South Australia jumping onboard. Have fun everyone!
                            So sad the Vic crew won't play this year.

                            I'll be down your way in about 7 weeks after getting my arse kicked in the Tetris Aussie champs the week before at 1989 in Sydney - let ne know if you (or any of the Vic crew) want to catch up for way too many drinks and some gaming at Bartronica or Pixel Alley - will be down that way prob around 25th or so of July.

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Pessimeister View Post
                              It pains me to say it, but unfortunately I won't be able to compete this year. The lack of participation by any Victorian arcades has been disappointing and has narrowed my options. I'll just have to cheer everyone else on and enjoy the twitch feeds. Perhaps for fun I'll do a run of scores in the games being competed in over the weekend on mame at home and see if I can make a PB or two.

                              I hope it all goes smoothly and that the competition is close with NZ and South Australia jumping onboard. Have fun everyone!
                              Sucks there's no Victorian team this year. I went through the same thing last year and ended up doing a run on all the games for the hell of it. In my case it was fun but frustrating. By my calculations I was in front until NIJ came along late and blew me away. On this year's games that won't be the case. Too many games I suck at or haven't played much of

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