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  1. Welcome to our GameEx Hi-Score Competition !! Because we want everybody to participate in a fair Hi-Score competition there are some basic rules we would like you to follow when submitting your Hi-Score. Don't worry, it's pretty straightforward To make it even more easy we've also created a few guides: # Guide > Making sure Mame is using the correct settings # Guide > Take a snapshot of your Mame Hi-Score Screen or use Adultery's Hi-Score Snapper tool (recommended) # Extra Guide > Use a Customized Hi-Score MAP File; this MAP file is for use with GameEx which allows you to have a customized version of the ROM list displaying ONLY those games included in our competition Rules for submitting your hi-score 1) Use the correct (dip-switch) settings when playing your Mame-game Look for the Hi-Score Competition-thread of the game you want to play and read post #1 for the settings you have to use when you want to submit your hi-score. 2) Only use 1 credit per game || Continues are NOT allowed * 3) Submit a screenshot of your hi-score screen 4) Be honorable and play with no cheats or hacks 5) You're allowed to submit as many hi-scores as you like ** * When continues are not available (e.g. Donkey Kong) the use of more credits are allowed but we still prefer the use of 1 credit . This prevents us having to check each game for the availability of continues. ** In post #1 of each Hi-Score Competition thread a Hi-Score Table is shown with the top hi-score of each player. You're allowed to submit as many hi-scores as you want. Your personal best score will be shown in the Hi-Score Table. This will prevent having a 'top player' populate the entire hi-score table. In other words: you can beat your score and we will update the table showing your personal best score. # Please read this short walkthrough before submitting your hi-score: 1) Use the correct settings and play your game a. Look for the Hi-Score Competition-thread of the game you want to play b. Read post #1 for the (dip-switch) settings you have to use when you want to sumbit your hi-score c. Start the Mame-game of your choice and follow this guide (> link) to make sure Mame uses the correct dip-switch settings d. Play your game and make a screenshot of your hi-score screen * * We have also made a short guide (> link) on how to make a printscreen of your hi-score screen (thank you Hansolo !). This method prevents having a black image after pasting your printscreen. It uses Mame to capture the screenshot while it's playing a game without needing to use any extra software (e.g. Fraps) or special mobile devices. 2) Submit your hi-score Reply to the Hi-Score competition-topic of your game and add the following info: > Your score > Settings used of post #1 (please add this comment as a confirmation you have used the correct settings) > Version of Mame used (Example: Mame 147 compiled) > Screenshot of your hi-score The settings being used for each game are the default settings Twin Galaxies uses. Twin galaxies is an organization that tracks video game world records since 1981. A fair competition is created as everybody uses the same settings. If you have any questions please feel free to ask and send me a PM Have fun playing Mame and setting hi-scores ! Thank you, ~ Hi-Score Team tgts.pdf
  2. I recently refurbished an X-Men Children of the Atom cabinet for a friend. We started picking random games to have friendly hi score competitions. Currently, we are attacking Mario Bros. I know there was the online gameplay deal setup through Gameex a little while back. I'm wondering if anyone has ever thought of having a friendly hi score competition. Maybe pick a different game every month and post pics of our hi scores. I find that this little friendly competition makes me enjoy my cabinet even more. I used to love it a ton mostly when friends were over.
  3. Detailed below are the Terms & Rules that all members agreed upon registering as a member of the Spesoft forums: Forum Terms & Rules: Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to alert the GameEx or PinballX staff immediately by clicking the "REPORT" option at the bottom of the offending post. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. If you contribute any materials to the GameEx and PinballX communities, you are hereby allowing the contribution's usage by GameEx or PinballX and it's community members (within reason). We will not go back through your post history and remove your contributions for any reason, excepting copyright laws and treaties. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board. The forum is for over 16's only. If you are younger than 16 then don't join, or get your parent/guardian to join. Additional Forum Guidelines and Rules: 1. If you are a new to GameEx or PinballX and you have an issue to report, please refer to the following guides on how to properly ask for assistance: GameEx - How to ask for help PinballX - How to ask for help Following the steps in these guides when reporting an issue will, in many cases will save us all time and get your problem resolved more quickly. 2. Do not request ROMS or any data or media that is either illegal or breaks copyright laws or ask where to find or provide information on where to find such items. 3. Do not talk or post links about illegal software or using software illegally. This includes commercial applications when used illegaly (cracks, hacks, warez etc), and free software when used illegaly including illegal MAME builds. 4. Do not put profanities in topic titles. 5. You can use profanities in message posts, but use them constructively and in context if possible:) 6. If someone offends you and this is more than just a disagreement of opinion or small cuss, either ignore it or try to resolve the matter in a civil manner by PM. If this does not work PM a moderator or administrator. 7. The Spesoft forums are for over 16's only. 8. Topic titles and topic content should be in English. Other languages are allowed but you should provide an English translation or an explanation of what your posting about. 9. Like operating systems, front ends, launchers and many software packages, GameEx and PinballX can be used either legally or illegally. It is assumed by staff members, contributors and owners that your use of the software is legal.. 10. You are welcome and encouraged to report any violations to an administrator or moderator.
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