Bubble Bobble (Arcade Emulated / M.A.M.E.)

Score: 1,758,930
World Ranking: 7
Scored By: frozenbattery (DJ)
92% Legit
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Bubble Bobble 1,758,930 points
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I made it to stage 35 without dying, so that means 2 secret doors with diamonds were unlocked to put this score on.

-- Posted by frozenbattery on 2014-04-15 09:11:05   Reply
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Whop, nice score! It's on like Donkey Kong. From now on i suggest we record atleast .inp-files and preferable video.

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-04-15 09:34:13   Reply
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What is the I.F trick?

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-04-15 09:39:18   Reply
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I replied on your post

-- Posted by frozenbattery on 2014-04-15 11:54:59   Reply
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I agree to. .inp being a requirement for MAME and emulated NEO-GEO (which I think should be merged with arcade emulated anyway). I have asked admin if they will enable .inp upload (or a link to the inp on MARP - which would do).

-- Posted by RichyS on 2014-04-15 12:45:54   Reply
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is .inp not video?  if not, why is it preferable to other images?

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-04-15 12:54:38   Reply
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.inp is a small file that shows the whole gameplay. The thing is that you gotta have the same MAME version that it was played on. A .inp file is easy to do: Right click before you start the game and choose "Record input". Standard on all MAME builds. If you die, and want to start over you have to do the same procedure again.

The people at MARP (hardcore MAME players) use a build called WolfMAME where it is impossible to add a cheat file, it's a "messy" build tho, and it's not like you can't SEE if anyone has used a cheat during a game anyways.. With a PM system here (or forum) a .inp file and the MAME build of your choice could easily be sent to the competitior or an admin or whatever.

I make my videos with ease after i've recorded an .inp file by choosing to play it, choose the file, you come back to a window called "Play", there you choose to browse the "snap" directory and enter the name of your video. This process is easy, but you got to have a "inp" and a "snap" directory in your MAME directory. It records to uncompressed.avi, my Bubble Bobble play was like 13 GB, i compressed it with AVS Video Converter (there's lots of free alternatives!) and added the text within the video.. The end result: "HD" video at 500 MB.

With .inp files you obviously can't cheat, like using save states and such. That's why i've recorded a video when i've broken a record where there have been either five people beaten, or it's a major score/game.

I agree with RichyS. Neo Geo could be merged with Arcade Emulated/MAME. There was not a single AES (Neo Geo home console) game released that didn't was available as an arcade machine as well.


-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-04-15 14:57:35   Reply
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My legit rating is at 80% (seems like people platform vote as all MAME scores got a couple no votes no mather what). It usually goes up to around 90%. You got a legit rating of 71%. My video made it 10% more legit. :)

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-04-15 15:11:41   Reply
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Another thing about .inp files: You can't pause a game, which is under the rules of taking advantages of the emulator. I never paused a arcade game in my life, but i put money on the machine the be the next in line to play.. :)

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-04-15 15:13:57   Reply
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I just tested out the .inp input recording. Wow! those files are smaller than some of the pics I uploaded, they will be even more smaller when we zip them up and upload them. We NEED to get the upload of  .inp files implemented on this site.

I think the uploading of .inp files on Arcade emulated games will do away with uploading videos because it saves us from the whole video recording process and it saves on video upload data.

Most importantly its an easier way to make our highscores believable. I checked out some of the highscores on the MARP site and honstly our scores are a joke compared to their top players. We do have talented gamers on this site but if our users put on the freakishly highscores like the MARP users no one will believe them with out the .inp files.

I know I am not the only one thats annoyed by the negative votes on scores that is not even our highest, if we plan on putting on our REAL highscores we need this implemented.

RichyS please keep us posted  if you get a reply from the Admin.



-- Posted by frozenbattery on 2014-04-16 02:50:14   Reply
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There is an easier way to view these .inp files from MARP. I hate everything command line so if you like me all you have to do is download the .inp file, look at what Mame version that gamer used. eg wolfMame0138.  then you download mame0138 (the user interface version) place the .inp file in your inp folder and just playback input at a click of the mouse.

Sit back and enjoy the video.

-- Posted by frozenbattery on 2014-04-16 03:32:31   Reply
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It's more complicated than that.. You use MAME 0.138, i use 0.148 while the current build is like 58? Roms and drivers change, i can't run Rainbow Island in my 0.148 build, but it works in 0.140 or whatever. That's why there's something called "Roll back roms" sets so you can rebuild a rom set for the particular MAME version you wanna use it for (like earlier builds for handhelds, PS3 etc).

One solution would be that the submitter host the MAME build, the .inp file and the rom until the voting process is over. GUI versions of MAME is preferable (a must?), and then we have to take Windows, OS X and Linux into consideration.

I use another build just for the newer CAVE games like Espagaluda II, Ketsui etc.

Dropbox is a alternative, most people use it? But it's gotta be site administrated or by a "mod" or whatever.

Like you stated before, our scores are kiddie scores compared to the hardcore MAME players at MARP. :)

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-04-16 10:18:22   Reply
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Yeah you right sometimes its difficult to find roms for older versions, lets just wait and see what the admin has to say.


-- Posted by frozenbattery on 2014-04-16 10:28:42   Reply
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We've been talking about adding INP files in the Highscore.com thread on AtariAge. 

One question that has come up is how one can tell that the INP file was actually recorded by the player. (Someone expressed a concern that someone can go and download someone else's INP file somewhere and submit it as their own.)

I think I will add support for uploading of INP files in the near future, but to also require some other type of evidence (photo or video) to help authenticate that the person providing the INP is indeed the person who recorded it.

-- Posted by Serious on 2014-04-16 13:48:21   Reply