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3 hours ago, Depch said:

Sat 23.9.2017, Vegas, $10k pool - Gens / SNES

I'm just watching it, felt akward for me first, not knowing this twin galaxies show, but turns out to a nice show after Mikey started talking. It would be tempting to attend that, but overseas there is little chance and I would also have to make an adaptation from keyboard to gamepad, which is over 20 years of controls from the backbone to undo for me, so that might be too much of a task propably. But never say never, maybe I'll find a way. At starters I just need a guided package for the gamepads as a link and I'll just have to pay it. Rest is just money for the possible trip and that's a variable that is, well, up to chances. :)

 

 

3 hours ago, The Russian Rocket said:

I feel ya dude im awful on controller

There's still 8 months to go....is that enough time to learn/practice?

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45 minutes ago, halifax said:

 

There's still 8 months to go....is that enough time to learn/practice?

Not to the level of your main controller that you're used to. To a semi-competitive level sure, but to bring out your best, I doubt it hard. It will also take some time to gather up that stuff so I would guess it would be closer to a 6 month period that includes summer time when it's propably harder to grab up exis unless others are going hard for the tournament as well.

Talked with Swos about this just a while ago he also is commited to family stuff etc. atm. so will be too distracted to play to win atm.

The "world", "dreamworld", "virtual world", "mind" is a funny place though, so you never know. Nothing is impossible.

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Regarding the controller I think it will be relatively easy to get the A,B,C buttons mastered to a similar level, already figured how I would hold the controller to get it done easy, I have some experience from xbox360 gamepads so not totally new to them. But it will be hard to master the movement to a similar level, the precision will be lacking to the micromovements of adjusting your positioning for D/pass shots etc. That will be the hardest thing and requires tons of repetition for the thumb to master I would presume.

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Was the host hotel announced?

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I think a side tourney for keyboarders on Brutus setup similar to a "back room" like in "Color of Money", would be cool.

 

Not going to get $10k prize money out of me though you strokes!!

 

and, SWOS tried practicing with joystick for a few months before last KOH & he was just average.

dont know how long it took aj to convert from keyboard to controller but it can be done.

 

and yeah, Hotel/Venue announce yet?

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Mikey mentioned that they are still working with the hotel/casino to establish packages, etc.  Right now the date and location is set. 

Definitely hope that keyboarders come out, even if they don't think they can win the whole tourney.  Anyone who went to Toronto would agree that a good chunk of the fun was hanging out with the '94 online community in the hotel playing 2v2, exis, talking, etc.  We can surely get set ups for keyboards to at least play exis.

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If there is a chance I can do this, I will. Having to finance my bands recording and new album, I am stretched pretty thin anyway, along with the normal bills. I still can't wrap my head around that $10k prize. Someone will be able to eat and live for a few days on that :)

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I will be there to carry the SNES flag, book it!

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3 hours ago, kingraph said:

Definitely hope that keyboarders come out, even if they don't think they can win the whole tourney.  Anyone who went to Toronto would agree that a good chunk of the fun was hanging out with the '94 online community in the hotel playing 2v2, exis, talking, etc.  We can surely get set ups for keyboards to at least play exis.

This probably is true for guys closer up. That is a costly 1500$ to throw out just for hanging out and not being able to play properly in the main event. Not trying to sound bitter, just is what it is. It is a pity for me because I have always thought that my baiting game translates better to low latency especially on D. I would want to see that tested and be proven wrong. :)
 

3 hours ago, Brutus said:

SWOS tried practicing with joystick for a few months before last KOH & he was just average.

dont know how long it took aj to convert from keyboard to controller but it can be done.

I will try the transformation to gamepad in the springtime to see how it takes a a roll. I'm on tight budget now, so it will probable be in march. Right thumb can be mastered fast I would recon, but the left thumb will take loads and loads of work to get to a similar level for adjusting your position constantly with micromovements. For Swos playing in general in the long run was too much for his current situation in life and he was missing out on classic win for the triple wins in all major online leagues of the time (Blitz, GDL & Classic) so gave up on gamepad as it was going to take too much time and switched to keyboard for the remainder of the Classic 2015-spring to get that triplet.

That was also a Classic where me and AJ played live at my place the playoff series Mtl-Pit. Familiar setup for me, a better team matchup for me and me keyboard and AJ as gamepad (don't know how much that had an effect anymore), me tired, AJ jetlagged? Things in favour of me was a result of a tight 4-3 win for me. There was no better documentation on this as I was in a pretty dark place at the time and didn't want to do that and AJ respected that, so hats off for him (Later that year I would crash, quit my job, took a gamble on everything etc.). We were also on a pretty tight schedule to make this happen. There was just something extra on playing live, the intensity made it much more fun and that is how gaming should be like, it reminded me of the mid 90's playing my friend 4-7 days a week a couple hours each day the NHL games always hot seat.

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Yeah, that's a big investment! 

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I'm in, just grabbed a Sega for training. Need to find or order a copy of 94. I liked 95 very much but much different than 94. Found a local shop in CT with several Sega's and games(no 94:angry:)

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EBAY is the easiest way to find them.

 

You usually can find one for cheap, and a handful for more, depending if you want the MANUAL or not.

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I'm sure those that are going will have a blast and I'm glad it's being done again.  However, it's disappointing to see it being moved to Vegas, as the hotbed for hockey and this game couldn't be further away.  I'd imagine the majority of those who were in Toronto will not be going out to the desert for this one.  Shame, because so many dedicated dudes from this site went to the first one since it wasn't too far.  Northeast or great lakes region would have been ideal for the greatest number of dedicated players and talent.  Just my two cents.  

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23 hours ago, Bob Kudelski said:

Oh man so mad I can't make it to this event! 

Annatar and I were trying to figure out how to get the wedding date amended. we will keep you posted. ;)

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I think to be really effective in transitioning I would have to get a CRT TV so I could practice with no delay or something. Or buy a USB Genesis thing. But even then emulator is still faster. 

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8 minutes ago, The Russian Rocket said:

I think to be really effective in transitioning I would have to get a CRT TV so I could practice with no delay or something. Or buy a USB Genesis thing. But even then emulator is still faster. 

Interested about this one as well. How does the true Genesis version play out if emulator is faster, is it closer to SegaCD version? I recall that being smooth? How about the SNES side does that emulate equally to the console version?

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39 minutes ago, Depch said:

Interested about this one as well. How does the true Genesis version play out if emulator is faster, is it closer to SegaCD version? I recall that being smooth? How about the SNES side does that emulate equally to the console version?

Both Genesis and Sega CD play slower than emulator.  Your first game or two will feel like you're playing in mud or something, but you get adjusted fairly quickly after an exi or two.  

In that sense, playing on Kega Fusion is more realistic than GENS.

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Most big screen TVs have serious delay as well (often more than 30 MS). So its like playing icestorm every game 

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2 hours ago, Depch said:

Interested about this one as well. How does the true Genesis version play out if emulator is faster, is it closer to SegaCD version? I recall that being smooth? How about the SNES side does that emulate equally to the console version?

There is a difference for sure. If you know what you're doing, generally that will show itself after a few games. But I think on both systems if you are used to playing on the actual system versus emulators, it can't hurt.

For me the biggest difference is the controllers. Learn to play on the OEM controllers. The slight difference in lag can be overcome.

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11 hours ago, kingraph said:

Both Genesis and Sega CD play slower than emulator.  Your first game or two will feel like you're playing in mud or something, but you get adjusted fairly quickly after an exi or two.  

In that sense, playing on Kega Fusion is more realistic than GENS.

Aha, so then it just wasn't my weird sense of timing thinking that the emulator seemed a bit faster than the Genesis.

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So lag is really just the universe trying to correct a glitch in the emulator...

 

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17 hours ago, halifax said:

Annatar and I were trying to figure out how to get the wedding date amended. we will keep you posted. ;)

Thanks bud! Let me know what you can do for me.

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On 1/29/2017 at 0:38 AM, kingraph said:

Both Genesis and Sega CD play slower than emulator.  Your first game or two will feel like you're playing in mud or something, but you get adjusted fairly quickly after an exi or two.  

In that sense, playing on Kega Fusion is more realistic than GENS.

I also feel the game has slowed down a touch on the gens emulator since the New Kaillera update, I remember when we first made the switch I could feel a difference, might just be me thou.

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Awesome segment on the video...thanks for posting!

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